The claws are out and extended. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi belittled Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez’ (D-NY) progressive wing of the Democrat Party during an interview over the weekend, saying the freshman Congresswoman’s caucus consists of “just five people.”
Pelosi was being interviewed by ’60 Minutes’ host Lesley Stahl when she was asked to comment on her ability to control a group of progressive lawmakers steering her party towards “socialism.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mocks socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
Lesley Stahl: “You have these wings– AOC, and her group on one side”
Pelosi: “That’s like five people”pic.twitter.com/G2XhUD32Ey
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 15, 2019
“You have these wings– AOC, and her group on one side,” said Stahl.
“That’s like five people,” Pelosi shot back.
Stahl corrected the snide comment, saying that the “progressive group is more than five.”
“Well, I’m progressive — I’m a progressive, yeah,” Pelosi responded.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus has 98 members and is the second largest group of Democrats in the Congress. Ocasio-Cortez is one of the group’s most recognizable freshman members since she runs her mouth constantly and is known to make really dumb statements.
Several times now Pelosi has downplayed any rifts among her ranks, and also some of Ocasio-Cortez’s star power.
In a recent interview with USA Today, the House speaker pointed out that the number of votes has more significance than the number of Twitter followers.
“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,” Pelosi said. #CatClawsExtended
Nancy Pelosi is an ultra-leftist from the old school, who understands that you can’t force radical progressive ideas onto the American populace. You have to fool them incrementally over time. It’s like the frog and the boiling pot story where if you dropped a frog into a boiling pot of water he would jump out immediately, but if you dropped the same from into a normal temperature pot of water, and over time incrementally increased the heat, the frog would eventually be boiled to death, because he would get used to each gradual increase and accept it along the way. The same thing is done by leftists when it comes to policy.
A big problem with political jihadists like Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib combined with radical progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is they don’t have the patience that Pelosi or a Chuck Schumer does when it comes to getting genuinely radical leftist policies accepted by the American people. They want to shove them down the American people’s throats while taking the moral high ground stating that they know what’s best for you because you’re stupid.
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