All is not well in the House of Representatives.
For months, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has seemingly taken every opportunity she can get to throw subtle shade at the new crop of leftist Democrats in the caucus – including everyone’s favorite ignoramus, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Whether she’s referring to the New York freshman’s signature legislation as the “Green Dream or whatever” or hinting that a banana running as a Democrat could win AOC’s home district, Pelosi has made it clear that she is not as impressed by the newcomer as some of her social media fans are.
That was exactly Pelosi’s point in a New York Times interview this weekend, where Pelosi expressed her irritation about the criticism coming from her left flank. The Times questioned the House Speaker about the recent immigration bill passed (reluctantly) by Democrats and harshly criticized by AOC and others. Pelosi was not having it.
“All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world,” Pelosi said. “But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who is not one to let a slight go unanswered, saw her chance to get back into the spotlight for the 37th consecutive week.
“That public ‘whatever’ is called public sentiment,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”
“I find it strange when members act as though social media isn’t important,” Ocasio-Cortez continued in another message. “They set millions of dollars on fire to run TV ads so people can see their message. I haven’t dialed for dollars *once* this year & have more time to do my actual job. Yet we’d rather campaign like it’s 2008.”
Um, no one’s saying that your precious Twitter isn’t important, but you might want to take a close look at the difference between where VOTERS are and where Twitter leftists are. You will be surprised to find that not everyone is living in the same SJW bubble as the cretins who follow your account.
In any event, we’re happy to stoke the flames of dissension. Like it or not, AOC is quickly usurping Pelosi’s public power. Pelosi may still have the stroke on Capitol Hill where it counts, but AOC is turning into the public’s idea of what a 2019 Democrat really is. This is clear not just from her outsized media attention but from the way 2020 Democrats are tripping over themselves to get her endorsement.
No wonder Pelosi takes her shots anytime she can. She sees only too clearly how quickly she’s becoming irrelevant in this increasingly-ridiculous party.