Pelosi's progeny smears all who cross them

Julie Kelly:
The squad was weaned on Pelosi’s mother’s milk of identity politics, bad faith, and fear-mongering. Now, her political offspring make up the face of a party defined by race and gender with a hearty strain of anti-Americanism, animated by name-calling and threats. Diversity, not merit, rules the day. Capitalism is evil, socialism is just. Global warming, not terrorism, is the existential threat to humanity. We are citizens of the world, not to one nation.

Bullying is a substitute for persuasion. Critics are silenced by smears, not by facts. Imaginary systemic injustices excuse any bad behavior; indignation supersedes hard work. Seniority is a nice word for white patriarchy. Respect flows only one way.

The squad’s political hubris was a generation in the making, during which time Pelosi was a Democratic Party leader. Aside from her relatively tepid criticism of late, Pelosi, like a bad parent, has mostly accommodated the squad’s tantrums and antics since Election Day. As I wrote in January, it was obvious that Ocasio-Cortez would be the shadow speaker as Pelosi sucked up to her unruly freshman caucus early on.

When Ocasio-Cortez led a climate change protest at Pelosi’s office, which resulted in the arrest of dozens of people, the week after she won her New York City congressional seat, the speaker quickly agreed to Ocasio-Cortez’s demand to renew a long-dormant climate change committee. Pelosi refused to condemn Tlaib’s profane tirade against the president: “I wouldn’t use that language, I don’t establish any language standards for my colleagues,” Pelosi said on January 4. “But I don’t think it’s anything worse than what the president has said.”

The speaker continues to defend the squad’s outlandish rhetoric to describe the situation at the border, including comparisons between migrant detention centers and Nazi concentration camps. When Omar unleashed a vile attack against conservative Christians from the House floor in May, ridiculing their pro-life views and claiming that the “Religious Right” really doesn’t care about children, otherwise they would “be concerned about the children that are being detained and those that are dying in camps across our borders,” Pelosi was silent.

But Pelosi’s biggest mistake was watering down a House resolution originally intended to condemn Omar for her anti-Semitic remarks. After pushback from Omar’s allies, the final resolution instead covered any “hateful expressions of intolerance” including negative comments about “African-Americans, Native Americans, and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, [and] immigrants.” The capitulation even angered some House Democrats—but an emboldened Omar on Tuesday introduced a resolution to express support for the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
The Democrats have now embraced these women after Trump's tweets making them the face of the party.  He has given all Republicans in 2020 an opportunity to run against these Democrats.  Thanks Speaker Pelosi.


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