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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rips Nancy Pelosi for 'singling out newly elected women of color'

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has made enemies of a few more Democratic newcomers.

    In an interview with The New York Times published Saturday, Pelosi pushed back against Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Ohmar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for their opposition to a largely bipartisan border spending bill, referring to them just "four people." Now, Ocasio-Cortez has suggested there's a racial motivation to Pelosi's words.

    Pelosi has often rejected the will of progressive newcomers, and in an interview with The Washington Post published Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez said she "understood" that was "to protect more moderate members." But this "persistent singling out" has become "just outright disrespectful . . . the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color," Ocasio-Cortez added.

    Ocasio-Cortez's comment comes after she and her self-described "squad" pushed for amendments to a Republican-led bill that directed emergency funding to the border, received some compromises, and still voted against it. The bill still passed because despite having "their public whatever and their Twitter world," the freshmen representatives are just "four people and that’s how many votes they got," Pelosi told The New York Times. Pelosi also reportedly told a closed-door meeting Wednesday that Democrats can't just "tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just okay," per the Post.

    Yet as Politico Playbook describes it, Pelosi's words weren't meant as an insult. To Pelosi, "if you are one person who controls 20 votes, you're powerful," and everyone else is just a "normal member," Politico writes. Those supposedly offensive comments, as Politico puts it, are simply "a reflection of a reality under which [Pelosi] operates." Kathryn Krawczyk

    #2
    The dems are eating there own.



    nice

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      #3
      Originally posted by Mikeo View Post
      The dems are eating there own.



      nice
      Steyer called Bernie a Communist yesterday...so I do sometimes agree with Democrats.

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        #4
        Nobody cares, we just want Trmup out.

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          #5
          Originally posted by KerrygoldPureIrishButter View Post
          Nobody cares, we just want Trmup out.
          And this is why President Trump will get a second term.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Theopenjam View Post

            And this is why President Trump will get a second term.
            It could happen. Meanwhile, I'm waiting with bated breath for Mueller to testify next week.

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              #7
              Originally posted by KerrygoldPureIrishButter View Post

              It could happen. Meanwhile, I'm waiting with bated breath for Mueller to testify next week.
              That won't help your cause either.

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                #8
                Originally posted by KerrygoldPureIrishButter View Post

                It could happen. Meanwhile, I'm waiting with bated breath for Mueller to testify next week.
                That should be a good time.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Theopenjam View Post

                  That won't help your cause either.
                  You're very sure of yourself.

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                    #10
                    Thats fine. Some new blood, things need to get worked out. Nothing wrong with that.

                    republicans dont understand politicians who aren't marching in lockstep.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Mikeo View Post

                      That should be a good time.
                      Yes, more entertainment from the Trump Follies.

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                        #12
                        Good for AOC, Nancy needs to lead, follow or get out of the way.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by KerrygoldPureIrishButter View Post
                          Nobody cares, we just want Trmup out.
                          You may be waiting another 5 years. So relax.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Theopenjam View Post

                            Steyer called Bernie a Communist yesterday...so I do sometimes agree with Democrats.
                            He's a commie? So says the guy who whined about the word nazi



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                              #15
                              Originally posted by HAMMER TOSS View Post

                              He's a commie?
                              According to Democratic Presidential candidate Tom Steyer, I think Bernie is harmless.

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