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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 02:51 PM

AOC Calls Out Pelosi's 'Pattern' of Singling Out Women of Color But Insists Speaker's not Racist


AOC Calls Out Pelosi’s ‘Pattern’ of Singling Out Women of Color But Insists Speaker is ‘Absolutely Not’ Racist

By Ken Meyer Jul 11th, 2019, 11:24 am

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is keeping the feud with Nancy Pelosi going, because on Thursday, she defended her comments about how the house speaker is “outright disrespectful” to her and “newly-elected women of color.”

Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez have been ad odds with each other ever since the former dismissed the clout of the congressional left-wing, and the two have clashed on whether Democrats need to start acting more progressively. Ocasio-Cortez took things up a notch on Wednesday when she said in an interview that Pelosi’s attitude to the progressive wing “got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful…the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

CNN’s Manu Raju asked Ocasio-Cortez to elaborate on Thursday, and she said she was “pointing out a pattern” about how Pelosi refers to her colleagues.






However, Ocasio-Cortez also says she doesn’t think Pelosi is racist.




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Reply AOC Calls Out Pelosi's 'Pattern' of Singling Out Women of Color But Insists Speaker's not Racist (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 11 OP
MineralMan Jul 11 #1
Bettie Jul 11 #3
mcar Jul 11 #2
hlthe2b Jul 11 #4
Watchfoxheadexplodes Jul 11 #5
emmaverybo Jul 11 #6
beachbum bob Jul 11 #30
redstatebluegirl Jul 11 #7
5starlib Jul 11 #8
watoos Jul 11 #9
krawhitham Jul 11 #11
LisaM Jul 11 #12
hlthe2b Jul 11 #19
LisaM Jul 11 #22
shanny Jul 11 #13
krawhitham Jul 11 #10
oasis Jul 11 #14
demmiblue Jul 11 #16
still_one Jul 11 #27
quickesst Jul 11 #15
brush Jul 11 #17
Baclava Jul 11 #20
brush Jul 11 #21
oasis Jul 11 #29
LisaM Jul 11 #23
brush Jul 11 #25
watoos Jul 11 #18
brush Jul 11 #31
nini Jul 11 #24
redstateblues Jul 11 #26
melman Jul 11 #28

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 02:53 PM

1. Well, AOC, that was smart of you.

Very clever, indeed.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 02:57 PM

3. From all accounts Pelosi was angry at something

Mark Pocan said (I believe the phrase was "House Child Abuse Caucus".

She attacked AOC/Pressley/Omar/Talib instead of him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 02:55 PM

2. ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:00 PM

4. Oh, brother....

Not this again...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:11 PM

5. Stop tweeting geez

Just making it worse.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:15 PM

6. Pelosi is not a racist but...Where have I heard this before? Once it works, do it some more. NT

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:45 PM

30. AOC loves the spotlight...and there we have it...people should

learn this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:16 PM

7. I am growing weary of these attacks on the Speaker.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:17 PM

8. So now Biden and Pelosi are prejudice all of a sudden?

Am I living in an alternative universe or something? WTH is happening to our party?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:24 PM

9. I just watched AOC

Respond and she said it had nothing to do with racism, it had to do with the many death threats that the “squad” have been getting. Omar is called a terrorist on Fox.

Pelosi is mad because the squad voted against the border funding bill, well it sure looks like Trump is going to use some of that money for Sunday’s Ice raids.

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Response to watoos (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:30 PM

11. She's not mad because the squad voted against the border funding bill

She's mad they took their concerns to twitter and not her, and did so after the vote

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Response to watoos (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:35 PM

12. The "squad"?

I'm sorry, but this sounds like a Saturday morning cartoon lineup.

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Response to LisaM (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:49 PM

19. Unfortunately, this is the language of celeb twitter--e.g., Taylor Swift & her "squad",

all the damned Kardashians with theirs, Beyonce' and her own, and on and on

It feels like we are living in the world run by 13 yo adolescent girls. (and yes, I once was one too, but...)




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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:00 PM

22. Sigh. I know.

I was one once, too, but I wasn't trying to run the world, I was sitting in the back yard reading long books and drinking iced tea, and listening to music playing out of my bedroom window on speakers.

I also worked on a bunch of political campaigns and at all the Democratic booths at the county fair, but I mostly remember just lounging around waiting for things to happen.

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Response to watoos (Reply #9)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:38 PM

13. And they were not the only ones--there were many Democratic votes against the bill--

 

yet somehow it's all about "the squad" and their 4 votes.

Seems to me Pelosi is harder on them than on the Democrats who tried to unseat her as Speaker. Why is that?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:26 PM

10. Problem she IS NOT singling out

She answers pointed questions from "journalists" about the 'squad' and that answer gets blasted on TV and Twitter none stop

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 03:48 PM

14. Message to AOC: Check yourself before you wreck yourself. nt

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Response to oasis (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:07 PM

16. Lol!

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Response to oasis (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:28 PM

27. Too late. and to think a few months back she indicating she would be cutting back on social media

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:01 PM

15. My opinion?

"AOC Calls Out Pelosi's 'Pattern' of Singling Out Women of Color But Insists Speaker's not Racist"

1. "singling out women of color"

2. "speakers not racist"

AOC makes two accusations here. Only one of these statements can be true as one cancels out the other.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:29 PM

17. Sorry but AOC has to smarten up as she's playing with fire.

Attacking other Dems on social media and now implying that the long-time liberal from the most progressive region in the effin country, the Bay Area, and with people of color all over the Speaker's leadership group is racist is gonna get her primaried.

Learn how to work in Congress for God's sake. Forge alliances to create a power block of reps/votes who can go to the Speaker and say "we can defeat this bill if we don't get concessions." And it's going to take more than four rookies, and should include some not as far left to add credibility.

Gotta learn to work with people not just complain all the time.

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Response to brush (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:51 PM

20. Incoming! "Democratic lawmaker unloads on Ocasio-Cortez, for 'using the race card'"


Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) unloaded on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday for "using the race card” after Ocasio-Cortez accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of being racially insensitive.

Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, fumed at Ocasio-Cortez and the group of progressive lawmakers that includes Reps. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.)

“What a weak argument, because you can’t get your way and because you’re getting pushback you resort to using the race card? Unbelievable. That’s unbelievable to me,” Clay said. “I could care less. I could really care less. I agree with the Speaker. Four people, four votes out of 240 people, who cares.”


https://thehill.com/homenews/house/452671-democratic-lawmaker-unloads-on-ocasio-cortez-chief-of-staff-for-using-the-race

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Response to Baclava (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:00 PM

21. Yep. Here we go. And wasn't Clay one of the ones she tried to primary in 2018?

AOC is making a lot of enemies. Not smart.

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Response to Baclava (Reply #20)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 06:07 PM

29. Since AOC backed Clay's 2016 primary opponent, she started off

on the wrong foot.

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Response to brush (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:01 PM

23. Going after Dems is her MO.

I thought she was growing into her position, but election season must be rolling around, and what's more fun than a circular firing squad?

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Response to LisaM (Reply #23)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:22 PM

25. Does seem to be her MO.

Reminds me of Winnie Mandela when the ANC finally took over in South Africa she kept up her attacks on the government as that was all she knew how to do.

Continuing to attack the Speaker and other Dems is a deadend.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 04:32 PM

18. I am watching Nicolle right now

I wish you anti AOC people watched it. Nicolle said it, part of the feud is over the handling of the border crisis. AOC was opposed to the border funding bill. Guess what, Trump is going to use money from that border bill to send Ice agents to Chicago to a day care center to arrest a child, or worse arrest the parents and orphan the child. I got in trouble here because I said that Democrats aren’t doing enough, the same thing that AOC is saying. All of you let’s wait Democrats watch the Ice raids this Sunday, watch as we, yes we, orphan children.

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Response to watoos (Reply #18)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 11:13 PM

31. Just think if AOC had begun early on to build a voting block of other reps...

she could've went to the Speaker with actual leverage that could've torpedoed that bill if it wasn't changed.

IMO in six months in office a lot of that time has been spent battling with the Speaker and other Dems on social media and in the corridors of the House as she did today by accusing Pelosi of singling out the four progressive women of color. When asked if she was accusing the Speaker of bias she said "of course not."

Well which is it? That was a verbal oxymoron—she insinuated the speaker is a racist one minute and in the next second when challenged she says of course the Speaker isn't racist.

I want her to learn to use her considerable gifts to wield what power she can actually gather around her in the House and cut down on the bashing of the Speaker and other Dems. She'll be much more effective that way.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:07 PM

24. She's not helping my opinion that she's a disruptor one bit

I don't trust her farther than I could throw her.. I never have.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:27 PM

26. Her need to stay in the spotlight is wearing thin

She is deluding herself if she thinks she has her finger on the pulse of anything except her district.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 11, 2019, 05:40 PM

28. "It's worth asking why"

Yes. Yes it is.

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