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

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The U.S. women’s soccer team member Megan Rapinoe holds the championship trophy at City Hall after a ticker tape parade, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in New York. The U.S. national team beat the Netherlands 2-0 to capture a record fourth Women’s World Cup title. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Just a couple of days after she and the U.S. women’s soccer team were victorious in the World Cup, outspoken sports figure Megan Rapinoe appeared on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show to talk about the games, her social activism, and what her plans were post-tournament.

Among other things, Rapinoe has been invited to Washington, D.C. by Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY). She told Maddow that when she visits our nation’s capital she has very specific ideas in mind on the types of people she’d like to talk to in addition to the two prominent New York Democrats:

U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe said she would only accept invitations to visit Washington or have conversations with people who believe the same things she does.

“Yes to AOC, yes to Nancy Pelosi,” Rapinoe said Tuesday about which people she would accept invitations to visit Washington from. “Yes to the bipartisan Congress, yes to Chuck Schumer, yes to anyone else that wants to invite us and have a real, substantive conversation, and that believes in the same things we believe in.”

So like she’s not interested in meeting with anyone who might respectfully engage her in an actual debate about issues she’s flat wrong about like the equal pay discrimination non-issue. Okay.

Since Rapinoe, who says she is “constantly oppressed“, is so determined to only talk to people who comport with her narrow worldview, the fine folks at the Babylon Bee have suggested she meet with one person and one person only when she visits D.C. in order to avoid the remotest possibility of being triggered by disagreement: herself:

“I’ll have a conversation with anyone who I know will agree with everything I am thinking before I think it,” Rapinoe told reporters. “Open conversation is what this country is all about.”

When asked if she would be willing to branch out from speaking only with a perfect clone of herself, Rapinoe said she would also be happy to have a constructive, open-ended dialogue with a mirror, the surface of a pond, a shiny new hubcap, and the front-facing camera on her phone.

Perfect.

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Facebook Suddenly Deletes Policy Permitting Death Threats Against People They Don’t Like

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For all of Facebook’s talk of wanting to provide a safe environment, the truth  of the matter came to light yesterday as the guidance for how Facebook enforces its policy on death threats was posted.

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When one cross-references this to the definition of Dangerous Individuals and Organizations

In an effort to prevent and disrupt real-world harm, we do not allow any organizations or individuals that proclaim a violent mission or are engaged in violence, from having a presence on Facebook. This includes organizations or individuals involved in the following:
Terrorist activity
Organized hate
Mass or serial murder
Human trafficking
Organized violence or criminal activity
We also remove content that expresses support or praise for groups, leaders, or individuals involved in these activities.

Oh, snap!

This is the way Facebook explained it to The Daily Caller:

“We don’t allow credible threats of violence against anyone,” company spokeswoman Ruchika Budhraja told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We do allow some speech that calls for certain forms of violence, such as calls for the death penalty for criminals or support for military action against terrorists.”

Except that isn’t what the policy says, and we know from experience the expansive definition that Facebook applies to “hate” when anyone on the right is involved.

Do you really, really think this policy would apply if you were singing the praises of the USSR or Communist China or making the case that the Khmer Rouge had some good ideas or extolling the bravery of Palestinian terrorists? Of course not. If you have politics that are in sync with the nasty little twits who write stuff like this on behalf of Facebook, you’re fine. There are any number of grotesquely anti-Semitic Facebook pages masquerading under the whole Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions umbrella. Louis Farrakhan followers have a Facebook page.

This should be self-evident, but let me say it anyway. There is really no justification for Facebook allowing death threats to be made against individuals other than perhaps a pre-deceased Osaama bin Ladin or Mullah Omar or some other high profile terrorist who is being sought by the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies of the Western world. I don’t care if the person is Jeffrey Epstein, there is no circumstance under which Facebook should tolerate an actual threat to kill someone. If you get in the timeline of an Antifa (not that Facebook would ever call their darlings terrorists) or a Proud Boy or a KKK member–because the policy Facebook posted clearly allows this–and threaten them or theirs Facebook should not be in the business of making value judgments on their politics and their worth as a human being. In fact, it is very difficult to see how this policy, if someone was hurt, would not carry criminal liability along with it.

Apparently, Facebook has disappeared this policy. But you know what has not disappeared? The attitude that wrote, reviewed, and approved the policy in the first place. And do you know what lesson is learned from this? Not that fomenting and condoning violence is wrong, but that they need to keep their policies confidential.

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Hollywood Billionaire Media Mogul Slams AOC On Israel And REALLY Dislikes Bernie (And He’s A Democrat)

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You may not know the name Haim Saban, but you’re familiar with his work. He’s the reason the West even knows about The Power Rangers. That’s how he made his money, in fact: on a business trip to Tokyo, Saban decided to bring the popular Japanese show Super Sentai to American audiences and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was born.

Saban became a billionaire when he merged with Fox Children’s Production to form Fox Family Worldwide and then sold his family of networks to The Walt Disney Co. for $5.3 billion. From there he and his wife Cheryl, who also have a major stake in Spanish-language news channel Univision, have given away $420 million to philanthropic causes because Haim, an avowed democrat who outgave even George Soros to help Hillary in her failed presidential election, is a Jewish immigrant from Egypt, first to Israel and then the U.S., and knows the sting of poverty.

And, as he surveils the 2020 democratic presidential field, he has a few choice words for New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Of Sanders he says:

“We love all 23 candidates,” Haim says, then pauses. “No, minus one. I profoundly dislike Bernie Sanders, and you can write it. I don’t give a hoot. He’s a communist under the cover of being a socialist. He thinks that every billionaire is a crook. He calls us ‘the billionaire class.’ And he attacks us indiscriminately. ‘It’s the billionaire class, the bad guys.’ This is how communists think. So, 22 are great. One is a disaster zone.”

AOC draws even more of his ire because Saban retains Israeli citizenship and is a former member of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The IDF, in fact, is one of his favorite philanthropic targets.

Haim acknowledges that his mission has become more difficult in the current climate. “There is a certain tension [now], but is that tension something that was always there but not expressed? I don’t know. There’s a famous saying that anti-Semitism is a light sleeper, and it doesn’t take much to wake it,” he says.

Haim places some of the blame on Israel itself for “not doing a good job at clarifying to the American people the importance to the United States of that relationship.” But he takes particular umbrage with rising Democratic congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“AOC made a statement: ‘There’s a massacre in Gaza,’ ” he says. “She was asked a question related to what’s going on between Israel and the Palestinians, and she said, ‘Well, I’m going to have to study this.’ So, here she made a statement that is pretty scary and pretty compelling but misinformed. Why don’t you go study and then make a statement?”

With that, Haim asks a staffer to bring over a framed quotation from Alexander Haig, Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state, to illustrate why Americans should support Israel. The quotation reads: “Israel is the largest American aircraft carrier in the world that cannot be sunk, does not carry even one American soldier and is located in a critical region for American national security.”

The Sabans have just given their names and $50 million dollars to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, “the largest donation to the complex now rising on Wilshire Boulevard and scheduled to open in 2020.”

It’s fair to say they hold enormous influence in Hollywood. And they have no affection for two of the left’s most progressive candidates.

You may as well consider the field narrowed by two.

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Ted Cruz Flattens Beto O’Rourke (Again) After the Failed Senate Candidate Went on Anti-American Rant

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As Red State‘s Bonchie wrote Wednesday, 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke (D) went for broke during a recent campaign stop in Tennessee, trashing his own country in a room full of refugees and immigrants. The comments came off as anti-American to conservatives and Republicans alike, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) weighed in on Thursday on the issue, slamming his former Senate opponent.

To recap, here’s what O’Rourke told the audience, via The Hill:

During a roundtable event hosted by a local organization that works with immigrants, the presidential candidate pointed to his home state’s history in the Confederacy while arguing that the legacy of racism persists in U.S. institutions.

“I know this from my home state, Texas, places that formed the Confederacy, that this country was founded on white supremacy,” he said, according to the Tennessean. “And every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression, even in our democracy.”

He made the remarks in response to a question about how he would tackle white supremacy if elected president.

Watch video of his remarks below:

Just a week after giving a much-needed history lesson to former QB-turned-social justice warrior Colin Kaepernick on abolitionist and statesman Frederick Douglass, Cruz once again used history to flatten another expression of anti-American sentiment:

Cruz is right, of course. The hard left “traffics” in anti-American hate more often than not, and unfortunately Democrats like O’Rourke are trying to mainstream it for political advantage.

As I wrote today at Legal Insurrection:

What’s become increasingly popular over the years in elite Democratic circles is the notion that to be considered sufficiently woke, you must believe that America and its foundations are fundamentally flawed. You also must have the unwavering desire to change them fundamentally.

The key to that message being successful for Democrats is in framing it in such a way as to make voters believe that big government’s encroachment into their lives and wallets is the way things should have always been from the start. This is one reason why Barack Obama was elected.

It worked for Obama, but it won’t work for Beto, because too many Democrats view him as a “privileged” candidate who has led a mostly charmed life and who doesn’t have much to offer in the crowded, diverse field of candidates.

It also won’t work with any Republicans he’d like to win over, because you won’t find many Republicans who will buy into the anti-Americanism that Beto is selling (unless your name is Ana Nararro).

Nevertheless, he took his campaign to new lows this week in a desperate attempt to revive some of that old Beto magic from 2018. Unfortunately for him, it’s too late. His time to shine in the political spotlight has long passed.

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Trump Lawyers Release Bombshell Video that Vindicates Him In Unwanted Kiss Lawsuit

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President Trump is currently embroiled in a civil suit brought by a former campaign staffer named Alva Johnson. One aspect of it is accusations of pay discrimination but the real blockbuster charge has been that Donald Trump supposedly forced himself on her and kissed her without her consent.

Sounds serious, right? The media have certainly treated it as such, with Johnson being given the red carpet treatment on CNN and MSNBC.

Things just took a dramatic turn though. Trump’s lawyers managed to dig up actual video of the encounter and it essentially vindicates the President. In fact, it makes Johnson look like a malicious liar given that the video appears to show her leaning in and actually kissing him on the cheek.

Here’s the video and it’s readily apparent there was absolutely nothing improper about what happened.

By comparison, here’s how Johnson originally described the encounter in her lawsuit per CNN.

“As Defendant Trump spoke, he tightened his grip on Ms. Johnson’s hand and leaned towards her. He moved close enough that she could feel his breath on her skin,” the lawsuit states. “Ms. Johnson suddenly realized that Defendant Trump was trying to kiss her on the mouth, and attempted to avoid this by turning her head to the right. Defendant Trump kissed her anyway, and the kiss landed on the corner of her mouth.”

In reality, he didn’t come close to mouth to mouth contact as she alleged and it appears he didn’t even actually make mouth to cheek contact. This was simply Trump doing the typical European style greeting you see all over the world. He also did not ever touch her hand at all, much less forcibly tighten his grip on it.

For their part, Johnson’s lawyers are laughably claiming this vindicates them somehow by proving they did meet. Yes, Trump has said in the past he doesn’t know who she is. That’s completely consistent with the fact that this is 1) the only time they interacted and 2) she was one of thousands of staffers across the country. Of course he wouldn’t recall who she was.

I’ll also note that Johnson herself never described the encounter as problematic until much later, saying that she hadn’t realized he’d committed battery against her until she saw others come forward during the #metoo movement. Yes, she is alleging what’s in that video is battery.

Look, I’m all for giving victims room to prove their case without being attacked but this lawsuit is complete garbage. It’s a reminder of how false accusations can be wielded against people in powerful positions and why skepticism is warranted in all cases.

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Trump: ‘I F***ing Love This Job!’; Prize Takeaways From Interviews With 300 Republican Leaders In New Book

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Politico’s Tim Alberta has written a new book entitled “On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump.” Although the book is scheduled to be released next Tuesday, the Washington Post has received a copy. The author interviewed over 300 Republican leaders including Trump himself. The majority of this group were at the very least “skeptical” when candidate Donald Trump first came on the scene. Some even hated him and worked to undermine him. Over time, however, the President has won many of them over.

The book tells the story of Trump’s executive assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, who burst into tears the night Trump won the presidency. Working as an aide for the RNC at the time, she told Alberta she was “inconsolable.” That’s why her colleagues found it so amusing she was chosen to become Trump’s executive assistant. Times have changed. Trump calls Westerhout “my beautiful beauty.” She is fiercely loyal to him and told the author she would do almost anything for him.

No one thought Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) could ever patch things up after the Republican primary. Recall that Trump’s nickname for Cruz was “Lyin’ Ted.” Alberta writes, “[Cruz] told confidantes there was ‘no way in hell’ he was prepared to subjugate himself to Trump in front of tens of millions of viewers. ‘History isn’t kind to the man who holds Mussolini’s jacket,’ Cruz told friends in 2016.”

But, there was Trump at a large rally supporting Cruz in his tight race against Beto O’Rourke in 2018.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appears on Fox News frequently and has become one of Trump’s greatest supporters. In June 2016, Jordan told Alberta he “wishes the Republican-controlled Congress could have done things differently to avoid creating this environment that was conducive to someone like Donald Trump becoming the nominee.”

Alberta spoke to Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI). Alberta wrote that Ryan wanted to abandon Trump after the “Hollywood Access” tape was released, but nevertheless he reluctantly endorsed Trump and worked to enact his agenda.

Ryan told Alberta that Trump upbraided him because the 2018 spending bill failed to provide border wall funding, but said “he would sign it if Ryan were to give him time to build suspense on Twitter. Ryan agreed and then publicly sang the president’s praises after the meeting.”

I’ve always believed that Paul Ryan did what he had to do, but nothing extra. In my eyes, if Ryan hadn’t announced his retirement and instead had worked to bolster Republicans, we might have seen less carnage in the midterms. And, if ever there was a time to put border wall funding into a spending bill, it would have been when the Republicans held both the House and the Senate majorities. It doesn’t seem to me that Ryan fought for Trump. He just wanted out.

Alberta wrote that Ryan saw his retirement from Congress as an “escape hatch” from Trump. Accordingly to the book, Ryan said:

I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right. Because, I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government … I wanted to scold him all the time.”

We helped to stop him from making bad decisions. All the time.”

We helped him make much better decisions, which were contrary to kind of what his knee-jerk reaction was. Now I think he’s making some of these knee-jerk reactions.

We’ve gotten so numbed by it all. Not in government, but where we live our lives, we have a responsibility to try and rebuild. Don’t call a woman a ‘horse face.’ Don’t cheat on your wife. Don’t cheat on anything. Be a good person. Set a good example.

Alberta reported that on one occasion, in a pre-dawn tweet, Trump accused the Obama administration of tapping his phone during the election season. Early one morning, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus called Ryan, waking him up, and said, “Paul, what the hell is going on? What the hell is he talking about?” This caused Ryan to break into “maniacal, punch-drunk laughter.”

The Hill contacted Ryan’s office to verify and a spokesperson said, “those are the words of the author, not the former representative.”

For his part, Alberta quoted Trump as saying that “Ryan is a f***ing boy scout.”

There was one person who was not a fan then or now. And that would be Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), who declared his independence from the Republican party on the Fourth of July. Amash told Alberta:

These guys have all convinced themselves that to be successful and keep their jobs, they need to stand by Trump. But Trump won’t stand with them as soon as he doesn’t need them. He’s not loyal. They’re very loyal to Trump, but the second he thinks it’s to his advantage to throw someone under the bus, he’ll be happy to do it.

According to the book, in 2016, Trump was asked by campaign chairman Paul Manafort why he would not appoint then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as attorney general. He answered, “Because that guy would prosecute my own kids and not think twice about it.”

Asked why he thinks he won the presidency, Trump answered, “Nobody gave them hope. I gave them hope.”

Following a raucous 2018 rally, the author wrote that Trump screamed into the night: “I f—ing love this job!”

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Barring President Trump From Blocking Twitter Accounts Opens a Lot of Interesting Possibilities

President’s Twitter Now Immune From Being Banned?

Yesterday, my good friend and fellow RedStater, Sister Toldjah, penned a very nice article, with just a touch of schadenfreude. It seems as though in losing a court battle regarding his Twitter account, President Trump may have just won the war. Here’s the immediate fallout: From the article.

After a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday on First Amendment grounds that President Trump could not block Twitter users, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) found herself on the receiving end of a couple of lawsuits on the same grounds. One is from a New York Democrat.

It’s nice to enjoy it when leftists are hoisted on their own petards. It’s even better when their tactical “victory” could possibly turn out to be a strategic route to the benefit of conservatives. Over at American Thinker, Dr. Thomas Lifson explains.

The latest in a long series of rulings by federal judges hamstringing moves by the Trump administration already is teaching a tough but obvious lesson to judges.  A precedent applies to everyone, not just to the specific defendant in the matter at hand.

Lifson goes on the explain that the most recent ruling by a Federal Appeals Court has essentially declared the President’s Twitter account to be a “public forum.” Further, because POTUS uses his Twitter account to communicate with the people regarding public policy, coupled with the fact that his account is open to that same public to comment, his account (emphasis mine) “warrants constitutional free speech protection under the First Amendment.”

Constitutional Free Speech Protection. It gets better.

Well, that makes Twitter, when used by a federal official, covered by First Amendment protections.  So much for the discussion that Twitter might suspend or close President Trump’s account, as it has done to many other conservatives’ accounts. Even better, it also enshrines the right of conservatives to respond to tweets by leftist elected officials.

Dr. Lifson notes, as did Sister Toldjah, within hours of the ruling, Representative Ocasio-Cortez was sued for blocking users on her Twitter account who disagreed with her. Permit me a small chuckle as I enjoy that comeuppance.

In closing, Lifson floats the possibility of a strategic win for conservative against the leviathans, Twitter and Facebook.

If responding to federal officials on Twitter is protected by the First Amendment, then why not make Twitter itself respect the First Amendment rights of conservatives who respond to elected federal officials?

“Twitter itself,” along with Facebook and every other public platform that has been shadow banning or using other nefarious methods to keep the conservative message from getting out, now stands the very real possibility of legal sanctions. Lawfare can be fun.

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Report: Multiple Death Threats Sent to Theater Managers Screening Pro-Life “Unplanned” Movie

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The pro-life movie Unplanned, which tells the story of former Planned Parenthood abortion facility manager Abby Johnson’s journey from being an abortion advocate to a pro-life activist, has been running into trouble from the moment it arrived on the world stage. Between attempts by social media giants to silence it and activists trying to tarnish it, Unplanned has generated no shortage of anger from the pro-abortion left.

Now, according to LifeSite, several managers of private movie theaters have had to cancel their screenings of the pro-life film after receiving credible death threats. The reports come from B.J. McKelvie, pastor and president of Fredericton-based Cinedicom according to LifeSite, who has confirmed that police are now involved:

McKelvie confirmed to LifeSiteNews that two Canadian independent cinema owners contacted police after receiving death threats they perceived as credible, and that they are “fearful for their families.”

Another Canadian independent theatre owner “has been harrassed to the extreme.”

One of the two owners who contacted the police has cancelled the Unplanned screening, but all the rest “are holding their ground,” McKelvie said.

He did not want to identify the locations, particularly because “it’s a police matter,” he told LifeSiteNews.

The alleged death threats are aimed at independent theatre owners because “they didn’t get anywhere with Cineplex, or they didn’t get anywhere with Landmark,” McKelvie said.

“It’s just a movie. The topic is certainly a hot topic,” said McKelvie. “However, it is just a movie. I find it ironic, they talk about choice, pro-choice, pro-choice, pro-choice, but they’re not giving people a choice to go see the movie.”

The film has had a lot of underhanded things done to it in order for information about it to stay minimal. Twitter was causing accounts to automatically unfollow the movie’s official Twitter account. Several videos of people following the account, clicking off, and then click back on to see that they had been removed from the follower’s list showed up on the internet.

Other attempts to generate ire toward Unplanned involved ginning up narratives that the movie would inspire people to go out and hurt, or even kill someone due to the fact that the film gets the anti-abortion message across too well.

The irony here is that we have people threatening death upon innocent people because they’re showing a film that shows you the horrors of an organization who deals in the death of innocent children daily, and all in the name of silencing said film because it might convince people to cause death.

Astounding logic.

 

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Popcorn Time: AOC Goes Nuclear, Pulls “WOC” Card on Pelosi in War of Words – but Backtracks Just Hours Later

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The war of words between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) definitely heated up today after provocative remarks the freshman Congresswoman made to the Washington Post complaining about Pelosi’s treatment of the Queenie Quartet went viral.

The Hill reports:

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.”

Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks in an interview with The Washington Post late Wednesday after a day of heightened tensions between Pelosi and House Democrats.

“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.

The “newly elected women of color” AOC is referring to are her BFFs Ilhan Omar (MN), Rashida Tlaib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA).

Hours after the the report was published, Ocasio-Cortez backtracked by saying that, contra to what she told the Post, she did not think Pelosi was racist in any way:

So Pelosi is deliberately targeting WOC but she’s not racist? Oookay.

Daily Wire‘s Matt Walsh is siding with Pelosi on this one:

Good points. But if you’re inclined to feel sorry for Pelosi in this battle, don’t. What’s happening here is that Democrats are being hoisted by their own petards, and instead of being able to keep their focus on Republicans, Democrats are trading barbs with each other in a very public and embarrassing way.

It’s almost impossible to keep track of how often AOC, Tlaib, Omar, and Pressley have disingenuously played the “woman of color” card over the last several months in response to any and all Republican criticisms. Not only that, they won’t hesitate to insinuate that even the bare minimum criticism they receive puts them under “constant threat” (so shut up with your dissent!).

This is what passes for “substantive” debate with them. They want to talk and lecture while you shut up and listen – and conform.

That the leader of the pack has turned around and used the POC card against one of her own shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Unlike with Pelosi, AOC is not in Congress to break bread in the interest of bipartisanship and getting things done. Her method of operation is Governing by Twitter. It’s her way or the highway – and if you dare cross her, expect her to go nuclear on you in response, and her social media cultists to respond accordingly.

AOC’s tirade has had the intended effect. It’s stirred up the Woke Mafia into voodoo dolling the House Speaker.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza:

Unhinged MSNBC host Joy Reid:

Bree Newsome, the social justice warrior activist/liberal icon who climbed up the pole in South Carolina and took down the Confederate flag:

You have to wonder, though, if AOC’s friendly-fire tactics will have the opposite effect on other Democrats, though:

Stay tuned!

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Popcorn Time: AOC Goes Nuclear, Pulls “WOC” Card on Pelosi in War of Words – but Backtracks Just Hours Later

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The war of words between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) definitely heated up today after provocative remarks the freshman Congresswoman made to the Washington Post complaining about Pelosi’s treatment of the Queenie Quartet went viral.

The Hill reports:

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.”

Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks in an interview with The Washington Post late Wednesday after a day of heightened tensions between Pelosi and House Democrats.

“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.

The “newly elected women of color” AOC is referring to are her BFFs Ilhan Omar (MN), Rashida Tlaib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA).

Hours after the the report was published, Ocasio-Cortez backtracked by saying that, contra to what she told the Post, she did not think Pelosi was racist in any way:

So Pelosi is deliberately targeting WOC but she’s not racist? Oookay.

Daily Wire‘s Matt Walsh is siding with Pelosi on this one:

Good points. But if you’re inclined to feel sorry for Pelosi in this battle, don’t. What’s happening here is that Democrats are being hoisted by their own petards, and instead of being able to keep their focus on Republicans, Democrats are trading barbs with each other in a very public and embarrassing way.

It’s almost impossible to keep track of how often AOC, Tlaib, Omar, and Pressley have disingenuously played the “woman of color” card over the last several months in response to any and all Republican criticisms. Not only that, they won’t hesitate to insinuate that even the bare minimum criticism they receive puts them under “constant threat” (so shut up with your dissent!).

This is what passes for “substantive” debate with them. They want to talk and lecture while you shut up and listen – and conform.

That the leader of the pack has turned around and used the POC card against one of her own shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. Unlike with Pelosi, AOC is not in Congress to break bread in the interest of bipartisanship and getting things done. Her method of operation is Governing by Twitter. It’s her way or the highway – and if you dare cross her, expect her to go nuclear on you in response, and her social media cultists to respond accordingly.

AOC’s tirade has had the intended effect. It’s stirred up the Woke Mafia into voodoo dolling the House Speaker.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza:

Unhinged MSNBC host Joy Reid:

Bree Newsome, the social justice warrior activist/liberal icon who climbed up the pole in South Carolina and took down the Confederate flag:

You have to wonder, though, if AOC’s friendly-fire tactics will have the opposite effect on other Democrats, though:

Stay tuned!

————-
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –

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