This is the very last thing we need. From The Hill:
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of repeatedly singling out newly elected women of color in the House, saying that the veteran congresswoman’s criticism has become “outright disrespectful.”
I have tried to be calm about this, but you know, I’m getting sick and tired of seeing Pelosi get dumped on around here. I’m critical of her in some ways, too. But the implication that AOC is making is outrageous: the idea that Pelosi is using some sort of racial standard in judging her House members.
That’s absolute horse manure. We’re talking about the person that has this sterling record of support for human rights of every kind. This is the woman who helped make healthcare reform possible. This is a woman who has been in Congress longer than AOC has been alive. And by God, whatever criticisms I have of her, she deserves MAJOR respect.
Now I’m going to say some things a lot of you won’t like. In my opinion Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been taking up way too much oxygen since she got elected. She tends to crowd out a lot of people, whether by design or just because she attracts attention. She is a freshman. When I was new in my job, it was understood that I was to listen more than talk. AOC takes a lot of good positions, but sometimes she’s simply flat-out wrong, and she puts herself out in front of things constantly. I do not consider her the face of the Democratic Party, and I do not consider her the face of the Democratic House membership. Strong, savvy liberal Nancy Pelosi is our House leader.
And while I’m aggravating people, just let me add:
–Anyone who wants to revive busing as an issue is acting foolishly.
–Anyone who thinks Joe Biden, a man loved and revered by our beloved Barack Obama, is a racist, is nuts.
–Advocating the decriminalization of undocumented immigration is a huge losing position. We are fighting to save children locked up in horrifying conditions. That’s what our focus should be.
Let me say this again:
THE FUTURE SURVIVAL OF THE UNITED STATES IS ON THE LINE IN THE 2020 ELECTION. WE NEED UNITY, G-D DAMN IT, NOT THIS IDIOTIC INFIGHTING.
And it’s time for AOC to cool it with this “singling out women of color” nonsense. She needs to apologize, immediately.