Watching the many rifts within the Democratic Party grow is one of the few things about politics that actually bring some small joy these days. In one case, Nancy Pelosi has understandably grown tired of the immature and embarrassing antics of Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Presley, and of course, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pelosi called ‘The Squad’ out for being all talk and no walk, spending far more time ‘tweeting’ than actually getting anything done. It would appear the House Speaker is especially unimpressed with their behavior in social media.
She tried to be chummy with the upstart freshmen for a Rolling Stone cover shoot, but the new kids on the block have gone to great lengths, like introducing impassible legislation, etc, to make things difficult for her. Pelosi DARED criticize the flailing foursome dropping the mic and an anvil in a Mo Dowd NYT interview:
"Pelosi says @AOC, @IlhanMN, @AyannaPressley and @RashidaTlaib “have their public whatever and their Twitter world. But they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got."- @Josh JamisonSHOTS FIRED!
AOC was front and center in defense of herself and radical allies with a little clapback of her own....and it’s just painful.
Twitter is public sentiment? No, it’s more like sewer of noise on top of noise, but whatever helps her sleep better at night.....
Guess Pelosi didn’t have time to fake up a bunch of photos in front of an empty, fenced parking lot or go down to the border and claim a bunch of horrible things about CBP officers. I don't think it's a good idea to trust
Pelosi is going to crush these crazy broads like grapes.
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