Monday, July 15, 2019

Pelosi Opened the Gates to Trump

"I think [Ocasio-Cortez] is being very disrespectful to somebody who's been there a long timeI 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." – Friday, July 12, Bloomberg

AOC tweeted, "Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today. ’s life is in danger. For our colleagues to be silent is to be complicit in the outright, dangerous targeting of a member of Congress. We must speak out. 'First they came...'

Then, on Sunday, July 14, he tweets "Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." – The Hill

Shaun King (The Intercept) tweets:
It’s 1:43AM here in NYC and I’ve been studying white supremacist message boards for 4+ hours tonight. THEY ARE BUZZING WITH EXCITEMENT over the openly bigoted attacks from Trump against 4 women of color today. I literally have not seen them this excited since Charlottesville.
As AOC says, their lives are in danger.

That was a foolish move on the part of Speaker Pelosi. May it energize young voters.


mike w. said...

Not getting your connections with Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Trump's gates... no needed to open any gates to Mr. Trump's hatred and irrationality- it was there flooding forth all along.

The one good thing coming out of this latest Twitter Rage is that Mr. Trump's racism is once again standing naked in the cold light of day and is undeniable. "Go back where you came from" is the ancient warcry of racists and nationalists. The irony being that many of those at whom that cry is directed have deeper roots in this country than those shouting at them.

What is truly appalling is that to date, AFAIK, NOT ONE Republican has said Word One about it.

Raven Onthill said...

Trump noticed and took advantage of a weakness in the opposition.

You don't attack people in your own caucus, especially if you are the leader. You keep the fights behind closed doors. And Pelosi didn't publicly slam Gottheimer and his disgusting bipartisan fascist collaborator aka"Problem Solvers" caucus. She may have had reasons to leave the "Problem Solvers" be, but it's a bad look.

Raven Onthill said...

oh, yes. A few Republican legislators have taken a stand, the morning after. But it's like four or five.