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Wha Happened?! Trump Comes to the Chivalrous Defense of Pelosi: ‘For Them to Call Her a Racist is a Disgrace’

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For those of you who have — in the words of the Rolling Stones — “sympathy for the devil,” here’s a link:

https://www.amazon.com/Lafee-Bridal-Luxury-Overwear-Outwear/dp/B078C6KQ9G/ref=sr_1_16?keywords=fur+coat&qid=1562969849&s=gateway&sr=8-16

That’s so you can purchase Satan a fur coat — though I’m not sure Prime delivers to hell.

And yes, it’s a man’s garment. If there’s one thing we know about the Master of Evil, it’s that he’s most certainly male.

The reason for your benevolence? Hell has frozen over — Donald Trump has come to the defense of Nancy Pelosi.

I guess the eccentric billionaire is far more gracious than he’s been given credit for.

In his defense, though, he was using it to lambaste Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Speaking to reporters Friday, The Donald slammed AOC and crew due to shots fired toward the House Majority Leader in their feud which purportedly began with Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, and Pressley refusing to endorse the $4.6 billion Pelosi-supported border bill (see more here).

It should also be noted, however, that — generally — fights don’t start with something such as the above. I assume there was contention brewing before the vote.

Here’s Trump:

“I deal with Nancy Pelosi a lot and we go back and forth and it’s fine, but I think that a group of people is being very disrespectful to her. And you know what? I don’t think that Nancy can let that go on.”

I believe he’s right.

Nancy seems made of steel. And despite the negative press over the ordeal, she made clear Thursday: “Regrets is something I don’t do” (here).

The President grazed something with which I agree: Alexandria isn’t very respectful toward others in Congress, including those much, much older and more experienced than she.

I’ve said it before — it’s as if someone is whispering into her ear: “Pssst. You just magically know everything, despite the fact that you know nothing. Embrace the magic. Tell everyone how everything is. Save the world with the stuff you (don’t in any way, shape, or form) know.”

Nancy ain’t much for it.

And Alexandria is really testing her.

From The Washington Post:

“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Post in an interview published Wednesday.
“But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color,” Ocasio-Cortez added.

Trump continued:

“[Alexandria] should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect. She should not be doing what she’s doing.”

And Pelosi may be a lot of things; but, if you ask the Leader of the Free World, a racist isn’t one:

“And I’ll tell you something about Nancy Pelosi that you know better than I do: She is not a racist, okay? She is not a racist. For them to call her a racist is a disgrace.”

So there ya go — it’s snowing in hell. The head Republican defended the head Democrat. In Washington. In America.

But I was just kiddin’ about sending Lucifer a coat over Trump’s comments. It was, of course, a ruse. As we all know — because we’ve been told for over three years — Donald Trump is the devil.

-ALEX

 

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Memory Lane: Watch as Ronda Rousey Definitively Demolishes a Journo’s Gender Pay Gap Question

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UFC fighter Ronda Rousey speaks to reporters in Australia – Oct. 18, 2015. Screen grab via Submission Radio.

With talk about so-called “equal pay discrimination” being amplified by U.S. soccer team member Megan Rapinoe in recent months, a video clip that made the rounds in October 2015 is being shared again on social media sites that shows UFC fighter Ronda Rousey being asked about the issue.

Rousey, who was in Australia at the time to promote an upcoming match, was asked the question by a female journalist who is heard off camera. Below is a transcript of the question and Rousey’s answer:

Reporter: “Ronda, Lauren down here from the Herald Sun again. Just another quick one about Angela’s question on equality just before.

We’ve got quite a large pay dispute happening with our Australian women’s soccer team at the moment. Is it frustrating for you as someone who’s so prominent in your sport, and we heard you say on the Ellen Show the other day you are the richest fighter in U.S.A., that that sort of thing is still going on?”

[Boos are heard in the crowd as the question was asked, and Rousey is seen grinning as she heard them]

Rousey: “I think that how much you get paid should have something to do with how much money you bring in. I’m the highest paid fighter not because Dana and Lorenzo wanted to do something nice for the ladies. They do it because I bring in the highest numbers. They do it because I make them the most money. And I think the money that they make should be proportionate to the money that they bring in.”

Watch video of the exchange:

Rousey’s strong answer is in stark contrast to the way Rapinoe and her teammates paint themselves as oppressed victims of the alleged gender discrimination they say they face not just from the U.S. Soccer Federation (team members filed a lawsuit against the USSF back in March) but from, well, everyone:

“I think female athletes in general are at the forefront of every protest in general because we’re gay, we’re women, we’re women of color, we’re sort of everything all at one time,” Rapinoe, one of five openly LGBTQ players on the team, told NBC News on Tuesday.

“We’re unfortunately constantly being oppressed in some sort of way. So I feel like us just being athletes, us just being at the pinnacle of our game is kind of a protest in a way and is sort of defiant in and of itself.”

Rapinoe, who has been engaged in a very public war of words with President Trump, accidentally undercut her own equal pay discrimination argument during an interview she did with MSNBC‘s Rachel Maddow a couple of days after the women’s team won the World Cup championship.

When asked by Maddow what fans could do to support the team’s equal pay efforts, here’s what Rapinoe said:

“Fans can come to games. Obviously, national team games would be a hot ticket. But we have nine teams in the NWSL. You can go to your league games. You can support that way. You can buy players’ jerseys, you can lend your support in that way. You can tell your friends about it, you can become season ticket holders. I think in terms of that, that’s the easiest way for fans to get involved.”

Sounds an awful lot like what Rousey said, doesn’t it? Too bad Maddow was too busy fangirling to call her out on it.

Related –>> Perfect: The Babylon Bee Has Figured Out The One Person Megan Rapinoe Should Meet When She Visits DC

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AOC’s Chief of Staff Admits the Real Goal of the Green New Deal – It Wasn’t Fighting Climate Change

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You’ve heard of the Green New Deal; how about the Brown one? Because Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s anti-plane, anti-20th-century, cowfart-fighting manifesto should be locatable on San Francisco’s Poop Map (here).

And what’s the point of it? Well, despite its Green nomenclature — which would suggest it’s rooted in environmentalism — the scheme is really all about socialism. There’s a reason they were called the Brown Shirts.

#Crap

In a recent Washington Post interview, AOC’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, admitted the Nazis’ favorite economic system was the point to what Ben Shapiro called “one of the stupidest documents ever written” (here).

According to the Post, the fess-up came during a conversation between Saikat and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate director, Sam Ricketts:

Chakrabarti had an unexpected disclosure. “The interesting thing about the Green New Deal,” he said, “is it wasn’t originally a climate thing at all.” Ricketts greeted this startling notion with an attentive poker face. “Do you guys think of it as a climate thing?” Chakrabarti continued. “Because we really think of it as a how-do-you-change-the-entire-economy thing.”

Well, retrofitting all existing buildings and taking long-distance travel back to the days of The Lone Ranger would certainly have an economic effect.

It’s not an entirely new revelation; as pointed out by The Daily Wire, U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom J. Donohue wrote the following in February:

Climate change is real and deserves our attention. But not every policy to address it can be taken seriously. Take, for example, the Green New Deal – a sweeping proposal to “save our planet” that reads more like a parody of the progressive agenda. No laughing matter, however, is the proposal’s ultimate objective: to give government unprecedented power over people’s lives and our entire economy.

Other aspects of the Green New Deal seem wildly out of place for an environmental resolution. Consider the promise of massive new entitlement programs that could only be achieved through a radical redistribution of wealth. Here, the proposal shows its true colors. This is not some run-of-the-mill progressive policy – it is a Trojan Horse for socialism.

The Green New Deal aims to upend our entire economic system, wresting consumer choice from everyday Americans and putting personal decisions – from the food we eat to the cars we drive – in the hands of an unelected elite.

Right. Socialism is an economic system wherein all products and means of production are owned by the government.

In other words, in Alexandria’s ultimate paradise, all things are owned by…Alexandria.

How could anyone who understands the definition of the word, then, want her anywhere near a government building or legislation anywhere near socialism?

Is ignorance the new driving force of American democracy?

Either way, the cat’s out of the bag, and from the horse’s mouth. Or, at least, the horse’s chief of staff:

Socialism is the goal of the Green New Deal, and — in case you haven’t read it on a bathroom wall — Socialism Suxx.

-ALEX

 

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Video: Lindsey Graham Explains How the Pelosi vs. AOC Feud Helps Put the House in Play for Republicans in 2020

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks on the Sean Hannity show – 7/11/19. Screen grab via Fox News.

With the post-Independence Day fireworks going on between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA), her Congressional Black Caucus allies, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), some may be wondering just how much or even if the public Democratic infighting could give Republicans a better chance of winning the House back in 2020.

During a segment of Sean Hannity’s show Thursday on Fox News, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) argued that it greatly increases the odds of a Republican takeover of the House in 2020 – and that the friendly-fire feuding was not the only reason for that increase in odds:

GRAHAM: So, what does this really mean? I think Republicans are more likely to take the House back because of this breakdown, because there are 31 Democrats that hold congressional seats where President Trump won their congressional district.

What does it mean to these 31? If you cross a AOC and the Fab 4, you’re going to get a primary, and if you vote with them you’re going to lose in the general election. So the biggest beneficiary of this will be the Republican Party and President Trump, because the policies these four people are pushing or so out of the mainstream.

But if you’re one of these 31 Democrats, Sean, you got to pick between the energy of the Fab 4 and the practicality of Nancy Pelosi, you’re in a no- win situation.

When asked by Hannity if President Trump should be a “happy guy tonight” in the midst of the Democratic squabbling and the party’s march even further leftward, Graham offered up this advice for the President:

GRAHAM: Literally. Mr. President if you’re watching tonight, just enjoy this. Be quiet. Because here’s what there saying, they’re going to decriminalize crossing the border illegally. And once you get here they’ll give you free health care.

How many people in the world, do you think, will take us up on the offer, come to America there’s no more criminal liability and when you get here we will give you free health care. This is insane. You know it’s insane.

Watch video of the segment between Hannity and Graham below:

How many of those 31 seats do Republicans need to win to take back the House? Roll Call explains:

On paper, the path back to 218 may look simple for Team GOP because it winds through favorable territory. There are 31 Democrats who currently represent districts that President Donald Trump carried in 2016, and Republicans need to gain 18 or 19 seats to regain House control (depending on the outcome in North Carolina’s 9th District).

But the initial battleground of competitive races is mixed.

The current party breakdown in the House looks like this: 197 Republicans, 235 Democrats, 1 Independent and 2 vacancies (North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th Districts, which will be decided on Sept. 10th).

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Turns out, Trump didn’t give up on counting both legal and illegal US residents

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You’ve probably heard a lot overnight about President Trump backing down on trying to get a citizenship question on the census questionnaire next year.

Perhaps you too were surprised that this president who takes on even meaningless slights or disagreements on Twitter would give up so easily. He didn’t.

The rest of the day’s story is somewhat different: Trump says he’s devised another path to the same information, which isn’t certain to be tied up for months with obstructionist lawsuits. And Attorney General William Barr is vocally backing him up. Makes it less of a backdown in his eyes.

“Today,” Trump declared at a White House event with Barr, “I’m here to say we are not backing down on our effort to determine the citizenship status of the United States population.”

Trump and his Commerce Department have been in a long legal and political fight to put the citizenship question back on the Census questionnaire that was dropped after 2010. The census results are crucial to apportioning members in the House e very 10 years and billions of dollars in federal monies.

Democrats oppose the question in part because Trump wants  it but also they say it will discourage minority participation. Democrats wouldn’t mid beefed up census n umbers in urban areas.

Trump:

As shocking as it may be, far-left Democrats in our country are determined to conceal the number of illegal aliens in our midst.  They probably know the number is far greater, much higher than anyone would have believed before.

Trump noted the Supreme Court recently affirmed the administration’s right to ask the question, but sought further explanations, which would have ignited further lawsuits.

The president added:

Knowing this information is vital to formulating sound public policy, whether the issue is healthcare, education, civil rights, or immigration.  We must have a reliable count of how many citizens, non-citizens, and illegal aliens are in our country.

Recent polls indicate a substantial majority of Americans agree with Trump — 60 percent in a Hill-HarrisX survey said the Census Bureau should ask the citizenship question even if it results in fewer responses. Twenty-one percent said the question should not be included and 19 percent were unsure.

So, the president issued one of his favored Executive Orders to eliminate long-standing obstacles to federal agencies sharing data.

I’m hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide the Department of Commerce with all requested records regarding the number of citizens and non-citizens in our country.  They must furnish all legally accessible records in their possession immediately.

We will utilize these vast federal databases to gain a full, complete, and accurate count of the non-citizen population, including databases maintained by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.

Trump noted that Census had said given the vast amount of population data available it could accurately estimate the U.S. citizenship about 90 percent.

Barr concurred:

Today’s executive order…will ensure that we finally have an accurate understanding of how many citizens and non-citizens live in our country.

Put that in 280 characters and tweet it.

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CNN Reporter Challenges Sebastian Gorka to a Fight at the White House, Media Selectively Edits the Video

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There was a wild scene in the Rose Garden yesterday at the White House.

After Trump gave his remarks on the census backdown following his much ballyhooed social media summit, one CNN and Playboy “reporter” decided to act out in a ridiculous manner by heckling the crowd and challenging Sebastian Gorka to a fight.

That reporter is Brian Karem, who you may remember from just a few months ago after he pushed false accusations that Trump was holding a blank sheet of paper while touting his Mexico deal (which turned out to be very real). As you can tell, he’s a really credible journalist and all that. CNN only hires the best.

Yesterday’s incident was initially reported in the media and by anti-Trump figures exactly as you’d expect. Namely, they selectively edited the video and blamed the wrong side for starting the altercation. Sound familiar?

I can’t imagine why the media has almost no credibly with most Americans these days. So what really happened?

It turns out Karem, who presents himself with all the vigor of a disheveled drunk in the video, started the entire thing by heckling the crowd with the accusation that they were “eager for demonic possession.” When Gorka confronted his out of line comments, Karem then responded to Gorka by saying “we can go outside and have a long conversation,” which to anyone not being purposely obtuse is clearly a challenge to a fight.

Here’s the full, in context video.

There were some NeverTrump figures on Twitter actually trying to make the argument that a grown man in a heated exchange telling another man “we can go outside and have a long conversation” in a snarky, hostile tone was not actually asking to fight. You see, Karem just wanted to go do an interview or something.

Others also shared the deceptively edited video much in the same way they rushed to share the Covington Catholic kids video. Those were accompanied with the typical “look what Trump has turned the White House into” snark when in reality it was Karem, the supposed journalist, who started the entire thing.

I get that some conservative commentators don’t like Donald Trump and Sebastian Gorka. That’s fine, but it’s not an excuse to stick your fingers in your ears and pretend the sky isn’t blue. Karem was trying to play tough guy and it blew up in his face after someone actually called him on his nonsense.

These are the kinds of people CNN employ. They aren’t journalists. They are hacks and cowards. Karem was content to heckle the crowd from the safety of his rope line but when someone actually took him up on his challenge, he folded like the cheap suit he’s seen wearing.

I’ll note that Brian Stelter, who’s job is to critique the media, and CNN haven’t condemned Karem’s behavior. Try to imagine the outrage they’d be spewing if a Fox News reporter heckled a crowd and challenged someone to a fight during the Obama administration. But because CNN is simply a dumpster fire at this point, they’ll either say nothing or defend Karem.

Luckily, Jim Hanson (who produced the full, in context video linked above) was there to film the thing in its full context or many might still be lying right now about what really happened.

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Trump: Pelosi’s not a racist and AOC is being “very disrespectful” to her

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This is King Troll at his best. Good luck to House Dems in trying to figure out whom they should side with now that the most hated Republican in the country has joined Team Nancy.

Trump told reporters outside the White House that Ocasio-Cortez is “being very disrespectful to somebody who’s been there a long time.”

Ocasio-Cortez “should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect,” he added.

The president added that Pelosi is “not a racist,” though Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday that the Speaker is “absolutely not” racist. The progressive freshman lawmaker accused Pelosi of “singling out … newly elected women of color” for criticism, continuing a feud that has highlighted divides within the party.

I don’t know if he’s being strategic there or just giving his honest (and correct) opinion but Team AOC will inevitably try to hold Trump’s endorsement against Pelosi. Which means another day of civil war.

Which means another day of fun for all of us.

Trump’s endorsement of Pelosi in the spat with AOC might not be the newsiest one out there today. This one’s more interesting:

During an appearance on the New York-based radio show “The Breakfast Club,” [Kamala] Harris was asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s assertion in a Washington Post interview that Pelosi had been “just outright disrespectful” with “the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”

“That’s not my experience with Nancy Pelosi,” said Harris, a Democratic presidential primary hopeful. “And I’ve known her and worked with her for years. I’ve known her to be very respectful of women of color and very supportive of them.

What’s Harris’s angle there? She’s competing for progressive votes in the presidential primary; siding with Pelosi against Ocasio-Cortez isn’t going to help her with that. But (a) Harris is banking big on California to hand her a win and Pelosi has a lot of friends in California and (b) as Ed noted earlier, black Democrats in Congress seem firmly Team Nancy in this dispute. Harris is eager to pile up endorsements from black legislators in hopes of winning over black voters from Biden. If the Congressional Black Caucus is siding with Pelosi then Harris is siding with Pelosi.

Although … why is the Congressional Black Caucus siding with Pelosi? They’re pretty progressive, as Ed noted! You would think they’d at least be ambivalent between Nancy and Ocasio-Cortez, particularly when the latter’s alleging bias against minorities by political leaders. Instead some of the rhetoric being aimed at AOC by Pelosi’s allies is — well, just read this. Hoo boy.

“She’s only a woman of color when it’s convenient. None of the things she’s fought for aligned with communities of color and her group is funded only by elitist white liberals; she’s a puppet,” the top Democratic aide told The Hill in a phone call.

The aide then texted an image of a Goomba puppet from the Super Mario Bros. video game.

“I can’t tell you how pissed off people are” about the Justice Democrats, the aide added. “All these CBC members feel like they are under siege. But it’s offensive that these elitist white liberals feel like they can undermine the foundation of our party,” African American voters.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, tool of the white man. It’s absolutely true, though, that the vanguard of woke leftism is composed mainly of white intellectuals, not working-class people of color. And it’s also true, per the last sentence in that excerpt, that some black Democrats in Congress (and many white Democrats too) resent that the Justice Democrats PAC that backs AOC is also angling to recruit primary challengers to them. Rep. Lacy Clay went as far as to compare Justice Democrats to “Russian trolls of 2016” in working to divide the party. Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama, who’s black and part of the centrist New Democrat Coalition, scolded them by reminding them that she experienced segregation firsthand as a kid and doesn’t need any lectures from the left about what’s good for women of color.

On top of all that, many black legislators have been friendly with Pelosi for decades. If AOC was planning to start flinging sh*t at Pelosi over racism, it would have behooved her to invest more time making friends with senior minority leaders in her caucus and, for starters, to ask the Justice Democrats to keep their hands off of primaries in seats held by black incumbents. Instead she went in there with a storm-the-ramparts-change-the-world attitude, which the 20 percent of the party that’s hard-left loves and which everyone else finds alienating. Although I doubt she cares: Like any ideologue with a safe seat whose main avenue for influencing their party is media, not legislation, it’s good for her to be treated as a pariah by her leadership. Saints are always shunned for their virtue by the pharisees around them. She’ll wear their scorn like a halo to impress populist dummies.

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Tucker Carlson: There’s a Greater Admissions Scandal at America’s Universities, and It Involves Prominent Democrats

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[Screenshot from Fox News, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhHH1AJtZ3Y]

 

You’ve most likely heard of the bribery/university enrollment controversy involving some of Hollywood’s recognizable faces (here and here). But earlier this week, FNC’s Tucker Carlson observed that the greater admissions scandal involves prominent Democrats.

Against a backdrop of Chris Cuomo working out, Tucker asked how the CNN star — who “can barely speak English” — got into Yale.

“There are nights when Cuomo emits entire paragraphs that mean nothing at all. Just pure gibberish. Like pig latin or dogs barking.”

Who’s Chris? He’s the dude who put down prayer and the prayerful (here). Additionally, he’s the brother of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed allowance for the murder of infants just seconds before birth (here) and claimed that America “was never great” (here).

The Fox host pondered:

“Is Chris Cuomo a secret genius? Does he have some amazing talent that’s invisible on TV? Maybe he speaks flawless Urdu? Or has a deep grounding in particle physics? Or can calculate pi to the final digit?. Actually, no — Chris Cuomo can’t do any of that. It turns out that he has an even more impressive qualification: His father was the governor of New York. If you want to get into a top American college, it’s best to have a parent who’s a well-known Democratic politician. That’s the most effective credential of all.”



Tucker’s list of the politically privileged whose offspring all got into exclusive schools included the following:

Bill and Hillary Clinton
Bill de Blasio (“the incompetent mayor of New York City”)
Sen. Michael Bennet
Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Sen. Bob Menendez
Sen. Chuck Schumer
Barack Obama

Subsequently, Tucker fingered the “sham” of earned access among the Democratic elite:

“How does this happen? Because our meritocracy is a sham. It’s fake. They tell you that only the most accomplished students get into these schools. They’re lying. Their friends’ kids get first dibs. Fellow members of their social circle. Kids whose families can help them down the road. The children of sympathetic politicians are an obvious priority for admissions officers. These are the same politicians who funnel many billions in tax dollars to colleges and universities every year. Letting a senator’s kid into Harvard is smart business. The quid quo pro is obvious. It’s a form of unregulated lobbying.”

Interesting point. It reminds me of a response I heard when the Tinseltown admissions story first broke — “Why didn’t they just do like all the other rich and famous parents: make a donation and bribe the school that way?”

With the more conventional method, as noted by the cable king, no one ends up in the slammer:

Remember the varsity blues scandal in California, where a group of socially-anxious soccer moms tried to game college admissions? This is far more corrupt, except nobody’s going to prison for it.”

Tucker sure knows how to get across a message.

Watch him go in the video above.

-ALEX

 

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Payback Time: The Congressional Black Caucus Plays the Race Card Against … AOC and the Justice Democrats

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The Congressional Black Caucus has just seriously raised the stakes in the escalating war of words between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY).

On Thursday, I wrote about how the freshman Congresswoman all but played the race card against Pelosi during an interview with the Washington Post on Wednesday, but then walked her comments back on the next day. Here’s a brief recap for those who missed it:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of repeatedly singling out newly elected women of color in the House, saying that the veteran congresswoman’s criticism has become “outright disrespectful.”

[…]

“When these comments first started, I kind of thought that she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Ocasio-Cortez told the Post.

“But the persistent singling out … it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful … the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color,” she added.

Less than 12 hours later, AOC said she did not believe Pelosi had racist motivations in targeting the Freshman Four:

To add to the backstory on all of this, Bonchie wrote last night about how Congressional Black Caucus member William Lacy Clay (MO) absolutely blasted AOC over her use of the race card against Pelosi, and also took a swipe at her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti:

“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.”

[…]

The Missouri Democrat also described Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and the progressive group Justice Democrats as “juvenile” and “ignorant.”

The Justice Democrats have endorsed a progressive primary challenger against Clay and other centrist Democrats. Chakrabarti last week sent out a tweet comparing centrist Democrats to “new Southern Democrats” that “certainly seem hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s.”

“It shows you how ignorant and little history [Chakrabarti] knows, how ignorant he is to American history. How dare he,” Clay said.

In the latest development in this dramatic saga, the Congressional Black Caucus has decided to remind AOC that when it comes to playing the race card, no one can do it better than they can:

Congressional Black Caucus members are furious at Justice Democrats, accusing the outside progressive group aligned with firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) of trying to oust lawmakers of color, specifically African American lawmakers.

[…]

“It just seems strange that the social Democrats seem to be targeting members of the Congressional Black Caucus, individuals who have stood and fought to make sure that African Americans are included and part of this process,” Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), a senior CBC member, told The Hill.

“I don’t know what that agenda is, but if they want to come after members of the Black Caucus, it’s two ways,” warned Meeks, the Queens Democratic Party boss who clashed with Justice Democrats in a local district attorney race last month.

Indeed, sir. Indeed.

Perhaps the best thing to come out of this outside of the utter schadenfreude many of us are experiencing over seeing Democrats hoist each other by their own petards is the fact that AOC’s Twitter feed has gone silent today. That’s not likely to last, but still – we must be thankful for even the smallest of favors these days…

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The First Scalp Is Claimed In the Epstein Scandal As Labor Secretary Alex Acosta Bows Out

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Secretary of the US Department of Labor Alex Acosta has submitted his resignation. Fair or not, this was little short of inevitable.

His role as the federal prosecutor in the the sex trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein that resulted in a laughable sentence was difficult to defend and his press conference was not a confidence builder.

From what we know at this point a) the Palm Beach District Attorney was hot to trot to prosecute the case until the county sheriff revealed the target was a major Democrat donor, b) a grand jury returned very few charges, c) the Department of Justice headquarters was deeply enmeshed in the case, and d) Acosta appears to be more of a messenger boy than a decision maker. While I don’t think Acosta did a good job at his press conference, I don’t think anyone forced to defend legal decisions negotiated between multiple parties that resulted in a pedophile getting away with it could do much better. Be that as it may, Acosta’s departure is for the best as it, at least, removes the only prominent Republican, other than Trump, involved in the whole episode.

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