Left Democrats were always going to eat theirs
Revolutions eat theirs, don’t they, Madam President?
Looks like just yesterday Nancy Pelosi was telling Leslie Stahl on “60 Minutes” that the progressive wing of the party known as The Squad was “like five people.”
Well, those “five people” are proving to be a major headache for an increasingly desperate Joe Biden.
The president only has himself and his best friend Nancy to thank for the current deadlock in DC
While I hate the Monday morning quarterback a “master lawmaker” like Pelosi, she might have been able to avoid the current infighting between Democrats if she had kept her caucus under control.
Instead, Pelosi traded in the reason and meaning of his party for the Rolling Stone covers with Rep Ilhan Omar and the team’s rave cover of “Morning Joe”.
For a while, this probably seemed like a good compromise.
The speaker was the octogenarian It Girl, tearing up Trump’s State of the Union speech to applause from deranged liberals across America and doing late-night TV interviews about his vast collection of ice cream from creators in Sub Zero freezers.
The Twittersphere met everything Nancy has done, from her fashion choices to her applause, with a big “YAS QUEEN”.
So what happened?
Well, as #GirlBoss Nancy Pelosi was busy enjoying glowing mainstream media coverage, the progressive ‘wing’ of her party began to sharpen her temper tantrum skills.
(Remember Representative Cori Bush’s melodramatic calls for Biden to challenge the Supreme Court and uphold the ban on eviction, lest millions be left homeless? And then … nothing happened? The squad has had a lot to do, or not.)
These exaggerated sit-ins, theatrical interviews, and constant attacks on “white supremacists,” science deniers, et al., Posed no problem for the Democratic Party as long as they were directed against Orange Man and the GOP.
But now, the object of the squad’s fury is the “moderate” Democrats (well, as moderate as modern Democrats can be).
Like a kid who was given all the candy bars, golden eggs and Oompa Loompa that they complained about at the checkout, there is no reasoning with these socialist celebrities.
“No” is not a word they understand, and the only thing they lack more than proportion is the ability to compromise.
Besides their inflated egos, the team members aren’t as convinced of the solidarity mentality that so many Democrats have always embraced.
The fact that Senator Bernie Sanders spent the last week encouraging this latest Democratic civil war doesn’t help Pelosi’s cause either.
Last week, the millionaire socialist with three houses tweeted: “I strongly urge my colleagues in the House to vote against the bipartisan infrastructure bill until Congress passes a strong reconciliation bill.
Filing the infrastructure bill until the passage of the $ 3.5 trillion reconciliation bill could have disastrous results for Joe Biden.
The president could find himself without a national victory if House Democrats insist on playing hard.
But why wouldn’t they do it?
The horse of the Met Gala clothing show, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, told her fan group on Friday that she would not agree to get along.
“And I was like I don’t know if you all know it now, but I’m from the Bronx.” When you tell me that there is nothing better than nothing, what I hear, what you actually tell me, isn’t it better for you? And why don’t you take nothing so that I can get something?
It was the kind of political theater worth its salt that someone like Pelosi would have applauded just nine months ago.
When this kind of gratuitous demagoguery aimed at Trump, Nancy was more than happy to cheer him on.
Now that these stunts make his party seem inept and outdated, the President might change his mind.
And she’s not the only one.
Asked about progressives’ reluctance to compromise, Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., Said, “I’ve been a lawmaker for 44 years, I have cars older than many of the progressives.”
That may be true, but older Washington lawmakers haven’t tried to humiliate or teach these know-it-all kids. On the contrary, they tried to appease them.
Winston Churchill once said, “A calming is one that feeds a crocodile – hoping it eats it last.
Democrats stoked the egos of these whining Twitter stars in the hope that they would be spared the revolution. Robespierre and Trotsky, among many others, hoped for the same rupture. But revolutionaries, like crocodiles, don’t tend to negotiate.
And unfortunately for Nancy Pelosi, they are very hungry.