Dem civil war heats up as party members FED up with AOC circle wagons around Pelosi following ‘racism’ charges-
By Jon Dougherty
(NationalSentinel) For decades, Democrats have accused Republicans of “racism” for opposing certain legislative initiatives or just whenever they believe use of the term will score political points with the electorate and the blatantly biased “mainstream” media.
But now, one of their own has accused another Democrat of being a racist, and the party is reaping what it has sown.
Earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized she who feels she is beyond criticism — the self-anointed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — and her trio of Alt-Left Marxists, Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — after tiring of the freshmen ‘democratic socialists’ and their resistance to Democratic Party policy and legislative priorities.
In an interview, Pelosi told The New York Times that “all these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn’t have any following. They’re four people, and that’s how many votes they got.”
For that, AOC pulled the race card on Pelosi, claiming that the Speaker’s criticism wasn’t based on anything other than a disdain for ‘women of color’ who were elected in November. She told The Washington Post that the “persistent singling out” by the speaker was “outright disrespectful” and affected “newly-elected women of color.”
Yes, a Democrat Leftist accusing a Democrat Leftist of being a racist. You just can’t make this stuff up.
As you can imagine, the party faithful circled their wagons around their leader because the reality is, the bulk of Democrats in the House are tired not just of Ocasio-Cortez’s outsized attention by the media, but her lack of legislative gravitas, experience, and ability to be a loyal foot soldier at least until she has more legislative experience than experience tending bar in New York.
Fox News reports:
House Democrats and their aides are quickly losing patience with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her office’s nonstop sparring with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other long-serving members, suggesting the speaker’s dismissive comments toward her may represent the view of a growing section of the caucus.
“She is a complete fraud,” one senior Democratic source told Fox News on Friday, succinctly summing up members’ frustration.
The last straw, for some, was the lawmaker’s claim that Pelosi was uniquely disrespectful to minority congresswomen. One senior lawmaker, who is black, scorched Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday for allegedly using the race card against the speaker, calling her comments “so inappropriate.” Some lawmakers have even turned the tables, arguing that a group aligned with her is targeting black lawmakers for potential primary challenges in questioning those comments.
“Her peers do not take her seriously,” the senior Democratic source said Friday, adding: “They think it is absurd to call the speaker racist. Offensive and absurd.”
Now, take this into consideration as well: A Democratic source is using Fox News to defend Speaker Pelosi, the one news network most Democrats dismiss as unserious, unreliable, and biased against them.
Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, blasted Ocasio-Cortez, slamming her “inappropriate” suggestion that Pelosi is singling out the New Yorker and her “squad” of fellow freshman because of their race. He also spoke to Fox News Thursday.
“It was such a weak argument to say she was being picked on and that four women of color were being picked on by the speaker,” he said. “It tells you the level of ignorance to American history on their part as to what we are as the Democratic Caucus.
“It is so inappropriate. So uncalled for. It does not do anything to help with unity. It was unfair to Speaker Pelosi,” he added.
The Dem source who spoke to Fox News went onto add that Ocasio-Cortez has “no power” and despite her large Twitter following, she’s still just from a small district in New York and that is who she truly represents.
This article originally appeared at The National Sentinel and was republished with permission.