Even though the mainstream media firestorm created by president Trump’s latest “ Go back…” Tweet may have temporarily united the Democratic caucus, to the relief of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, her problems with the unruly, petulant members of the Clod Squad are just beginning.
When a member of your own caucus has no compunction in playing the race card against the highest ranking Congressional leader of your party, it signifies that Democrats are starting to eat their own. Although Pelosi has tried to give Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley Rashida Tlaib and the leader of the pack, Alexander Octavio-Cortez, a wide berth, they are going to continue to be a thorn in her side.
The four members are media darlings and command a disproportionate amount of publicity relative to other Democrats in Congress. Regardless of what some of the party’s boosters have to say on the matter, this is why these four are fast becoming the face of the Democratic Party for the upcoming presidential elections.
Pelosi understands this, which is why she has treated them thus far, with kid gloves. The fact that the Democratic Party’s wholly-owned subsidiary, the Mainstream Media-Democratic Party-Complex, has started to question whether Pelosi has lost control of the House, is indicative of how problematic the former bartender from the Bronx and her cohorts have now become.
What Octavio-Cortez did by claiming Pelosi’s rebuke of the four was an attack on “ women of color,” was to simply do to a fellow Democrat what the Democratic Party has done to conservatives and Republicans for years.
It has now become gospel among members of the Democratic Party that if a member of the opposition criticizes the policy position of a person “of color,” they are unequivocally stigmatized as a racist.
The Democratic Party’s entire cynical and sordid political philosophy rests upon stirring up resentments by encouraging its members to engage in grievance-mongering aimed at the Republican Party for political gain.
Live by the identity politics sword, die by the identity politics sword.