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Pelosi Slams AOC's Progressive Posse In Congress: "It's Like Five People"

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I think the Deep State is in the process of re-organizing the lineup in its stable ... and the old, old whores are not happy submitting to the new, young whores ....


House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems to be having a hard time accepting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez being the "new face" of the Democratic party.



In a 60 Minutes interview this weekend, interviewer Lesley Stahl asked Pelosi about whether the different factions within the Democratic party are fractured, singling out

Stahl: "You are contending with a group in Congress. Over here on the left flank are these self-described socialists. On the right these moderates. You yourself said that you're the only one who can unify everybody. And the questions is - can you?​
Pelosi: By in large, whatever orientation they came to Congress with, they know that we have to hold the center. That we have to go down the mainstream.​
Stahl: They know that?​
Pelosi: They do​
Stahl: But it doesn't look like that. It looks as if it's fractured.... You have these wings - AOC and her group on one side​
Pelosi interjects: "well that's like five people."​





The Congressional Progressive Caucus has 98 members, making it the second largest group in Congress, according to the New NY Post, which notes that AOC is one of the group's most prominent freshmen members.

Seven Democratic House members, including Ocasio-Cortez, are supported by the progressive political action the Justice Democrats, which Pelosi could also have been referring to.​
On several occasions now, Pelosi has downplayed any splits within her ranks — and also tried to dim some of Ocasio-Cortez’s star power.​
In a recent interview with USA Today, the House Speaker pointed out that votes are more significant than Twitter followers — a remark that was also interpreted to be a dig at AOC. -NY Post
"While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have a large number of votes on the floor of the House," said Pelosi.

What's not to love Nancy?


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019...cs-progressive-posse-congress-its-five-people
 
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The Congressional Progressive Caucus has 98 members, making it the second largest group in Congress, according to the New NY Post,
 

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Progressive = welfare, and more and more people want it, they just don't want to call it welfare. They feel better about calling it Progressive, Socialism, Equality, etc.
 

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And so it begins ....

Rashida Tlaib Accuses Dem Leadership Of Racism, Says Pelosi Uses Minority Members As ‘Tokens Of Diversity’


Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images



By EMILY ZANOTTI
@EMZANOTTI
April 14, 2019
175.4k views

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) lashed out at Democrats — not Republicans — yesterday, in the wake of criticism leveled at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for minimizing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, accusing Dem leadership, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), of racism and using Congressional colleagues of color as "tokens of diversity."


Daily Wire TV





Fox News reports that Tlaib "claimed in a Twitter message Saturday that she and other minority members of the party have been used as tokens whenever the party wants to project an image of inclusiveness."
She joined a number of Islamic activists on Twitter who were accusing Pelosi, who tweeted that 9/11 was "sacred ground," of not doing enough to defend Omar against what they felt were unfair attacks over comments she made that "some people did something" on September 11.
Omar's comments were, it seems, meant to allege that Muslims across the globe have been discriminated against and mistreated in the wake of the September 11 attacks — a point she was trying to use to justify her opposition to what she calls President Donald Trump's "Muslim ban," a travel restriction that prevents travelers from countries that actively sponsor and bankroll terrorist organizations from obtaining even temporary visas to visit the United States.
The ban itself has been altered several times. The final version, which bans residents of nine countries, seven of which are majority Muslim, has held up under legal scrutiny (so far).
Tlaib pointed out that several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have called comments criticizing Omar "incitement to violence" — a legal exception to the First Amendment's right to freedom of speech, and a punishable crime — but that Pelosi has chosen instead to ask Trump and others to simply tone down their rhetoric.
That's because, Tlaib, says, Pelosi and others in Democratic leadership are actively racist.


"They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse,” Tlaib wrote on social media. “However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored. To truly honor our diversity is to never silence us.”
Tlaib also retweeted a post from Omar, essentially accusing Pelosi of the same, as well as a post from a "human rights activist" who doubled down.
“More and more we're realizing that POC [people of color] are used as props by @TheDemocrats,” Tlaib's retweeted missive read. “When we run, we're told to wait our turn. When we speak about our struggles, we're told we're angry. When we ask them to stand up for us, they say we're being divisive.”
Pelosi's comments on Saturday, indeed, did not defend Omar. Instead she merely asked the president not to use images of 9/11 in "political attacks," tweeting, "The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack."


This isn't the first time Pelosi has failed to rush to the defense of her more vocal, progressive colleagues. She has chastised Omar before for using anti-Semitic tropes in speeches and accusing fellow Democrats of having "dual loyalty" to both Israel and the United States (Tlaib has also unleashed that particular smear on occasion). Pelosi also spearheaded an effort to censure Omar, which ultimately turned into a weaselly blanket condemnation of "all hate."
Just last week. Pelosi appeared to take aim at Tlaib's and Omar's sister-in-arms, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), complaining that real policy cannot be made on Twitter.
This is a battle Pelosi is likely to lose.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/45950/rashida-tlaib-accuses-dem-leadership-racism-says-emily-zanotti
 
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And so it begins ....

Rashida Tlaib Accuses Dem Leadership Of Racism, Says Pelosi Uses Minority Members As ‘Tokens Of Diversity’


Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images



By EMILY ZANOTTI
@EMZANOTTI
April 14, 2019
175.4k views

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) lashed out at Democrats — not Republicans — yesterday, in the wake of criticism leveled at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for minimizing the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, accusing Dem leadership, including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), of racism and using Congressional colleagues of color as "tokens of diversity."


Daily Wire TV





Fox News reports that Tlaib "claimed in a Twitter message Saturday that she and other minority members of the party have been used as tokens whenever the party wants to project an image of inclusiveness."
She joined a number of Islamic activists on Twitter who were accusing Pelosi, who tweeted that 9/11 was "sacred ground," of not doing enough to defend Omar against what they felt were unfair attacks over comments she made that "some people did something" on September 11.
Omar's comments were, it seems, meant to allege that Muslims across the globe have been discriminated against and mistreated in the wake of the September 11 attacks — a point she was trying to use to justify her opposition to what she calls President Donald Trump's "Muslim ban," a travel restriction that prevents travelers from countries that actively sponsor and bankroll terrorist organizations from obtaining even temporary visas to visit the United States.
The ban itself has been altered several times. The final version, which bans residents of nine countries, seven of which are majority Muslim, has held up under legal scrutiny (so far).
Tlaib pointed out that several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have called comments criticizing Omar "incitement to violence" — a legal exception to the First Amendment's right to freedom of speech, and a punishable crime — but that Pelosi has chosen instead to ask Trump and others to simply tone down their rhetoric.
That's because, Tlaib, says, Pelosi and others in Democratic leadership are actively racist.


"They put us in photos when they want to show our party is diverse,” Tlaib wrote on social media. “However, when we ask to be at the table, or speak up about issues that impact who we are, what we fight for & why we ran in the first place, we are ignored. To truly honor our diversity is to never silence us.”
Tlaib also retweeted a post from Omar, essentially accusing Pelosi of the same, as well as a post from a "human rights activist" who doubled down.
“More and more we're realizing that POC [people of color] are used as props by @TheDemocrats,” Tlaib's retweeted missive read. “When we run, we're told to wait our turn. When we speak about our struggles, we're told we're angry. When we ask them to stand up for us, they say we're being divisive.”
Pelosi's comments on Saturday, indeed, did not defend Omar. Instead she merely asked the president not to use images of 9/11 in "political attacks," tweeting, "The memory of 9/11 is sacred ground, and any discussion of it must be done with reverence. The President shouldn’t use the painful images of 9/11 for a political attack."


This isn't the first time Pelosi has failed to rush to the defense of her more vocal, progressive colleagues. She has chastised Omar before for using anti-Semitic tropes in speeches and accusing fellow Democrats of having "dual loyalty" to both Israel and the United States (Tlaib has also unleashed that particular smear on occasion). Pelosi also spearheaded an effort to censure Omar, which ultimately turned into a weaselly blanket condemnation of "all hate."
Just last week. Pelosi appeared to take aim at Tlaib's and Omar's sister-in-arms, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), complaining that real policy cannot be made on Twitter.
This is a battle Pelosi is likely to lose.

https://www.dailywire.com/news/45950/rashida-tlaib-accuses-dem-leadership-racism-says-emily-zanotti
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