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Pelosi wins round one against Ocasio-Cortez

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Pelosi wins round one against Ocasio-Cortez

Pelosi wins round one against Ocasio-Cortez
July 16
17:48 2019

Not since the introduction of female mud wrestling has the been a more entertaining battle between two ladies than the political pugilism currently occurring between the reigning champion of the senior division House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the young pugnacious Bronx Battler, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – known to her fans as AOC.  And no, it does not stand for Another Obnoxious Child, although … well … better not go there.

While the current flair-up appears to have been recently ignited, Ocasio-Cortez (I do not use AOC since I am not a fan) has been egging for a fight even before she was given her seat in Nancy’s House.  She was among those who said they would not support Pelosi as Speaker – but folded at the last minute when there were no other options.

As a newly minted Congresswoman, Ocasio-Cortez joined a group of protestors outside Speaker Pelosi’s Capitol Hill office.  I cannot recall what they were protesting since the left is ALWAYS protesting something, but it did not make Ocasio-Cortez popular with the most powerful woman in America.

Things cooled down for a time – as Ocasio-Cortez was busy embarrassing herself and the Democratic Party with stupid statements and naïve ideas.  But then Ocasio-Cortez and three of here like-minded freshmen did the unforgivable – at least as far as Pelosi is concerned.  They disregarded leadership’s call to vote in favor of the bipartisan Senate bill to fund border security and services.  Every other member of the House Democrat caucus dutifully played follow the leader.

Not only did Ocasio-Cortez & Co. vote against the bill and Pelosi’s edict, but they went on the attack against those Democrats who did vote for it – essentially the entire party.  While Pelosi had given Ocasio-Cortez several veiled slaps on the hand in the past for her errant behavior, this time she did a political body slam.  She mocked the four straying sheep as “the squad” – an appellation quickly picked up by the media — and demeaned their standing by noting that they are only four votes among the 235 Democrats in Pelosi’s caucus.

That is when the political pugilism turned into mud wrestling.  Ocasio-Cortez splattered Pelosi with the left’s favorite buckets of mud – racism, and sexism.  She accused the Speaker of shamefully picking on “four women of color.”

Pelosi did not have to respond.  Virtually every member of House leadership – including those of color and female gender – called out Ocasio-Cortez.  The hypocrisy was palpable as prominent Democrats, who play the race card like it was the only one in their deck, were suddenly criticizing one of their own for using the race card against one of their own – a case of life by the card, die by the card.

This contretemps by a neophyte legislator in constant search for the spotlight was even condemned by Pelosi’s political nemesis, President Trump.  He assured the nation that Pelosi is not a racist and that Ocasio-Cortez’ Twitter statement was shameful.  One can only wonder how Ocasio-Cortez feels about having given Trump an opportunity to look gracious and fair-minded in a bipartisan way – something members of the #NeverTrump Resistance Movement are never, never supposed to do.

Knowing the Democrats, there will be some symbolic passing of the peace pipe – maybe one borrowed from Senator Elizabeth Warren.  But this feud runs too deep to be so easily patched over.  In fact, it would blow up like Mount Vesuvius if Ocasio-Cortez follows up on her promise to primary Democrat members of Congress who Ocasio-Cortez considers being apostates to her hard-left socialist policies.  Pelosi worked too hard and spend too much money to get those centrist candidates elected in Trump congressional districts to have all her hard work tossed to the curb by some over-energized egomaniacal political upstart.  I can hardly wait for the next bout in the mud ring.

So, there ‘tis.

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Larry Horist

Larry Horist

Larry Horist is a conservative activist with an extensive background in economics, public policy and politics. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman, as well as the White House. He has testified as an expert witness before legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress, and lectured at major colleges and universities. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He can be reached at lph@thomasandjoyce.com.

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8 Comments

  1. Speechless
    Speechless July 17, 19:05

    It’s embarassing to see the continued mindless #nevertrump/left liberal movement. Clearly people are no longer reading to educate themselves instead of blindly following the internet and media’s opinions-presented-as-fact, and that includes our mindless “squad” and their academy award winning acting whenever a camera is present.. At least Pelosi realizes that if “the squad” were allowed to run around un-checked they may more appropriately be named the 4 horseman of the apocalypse…

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  2. Otis Needleman
    Otis Needleman July 17, 19:34

    Long past time for this child’s parents to come get her from the House, take her home, and put her in the corner. AOC has been angering all the adults with her misbehavior.

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    • Scott Hopkins
      Scott Hopkins July 17, 20:01

      How is this child going to respond when she learns that her lipstick and eyeliner are produced from petroleum? How about that absorbent in tampons? Toothpaste? Vaseline? Credit card? AND SO ON AND ON AND ON???

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  3. JoeyP
    JoeyP July 17, 19:40

    Man, what a screwed up “squad”! What a sad day for politics. I hope it continues on! . . . Team Trump and his allies 2020.

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  4. Boldwolf
    Boldwolf July 17, 20:17

    She needs a good paddling to get her attention, then sent to bed with out her toys or dinner.

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  5. Jeff
    Jeff July 18, 17:35

    Why does they left always play the “race card” when race has absolutely NOTHING to do with criticizing someone who is obviously being ANTI-American. Patriots of this country are SICK of this garbage and of people, no matter what their color, who malign this great country.

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