When all else fails for the left, they drag out the race card, calling someone or something racist when it suits the particular situation at hand, even if it wasn’t considered racist previously.
This is situational racism practiced regularly by Democrats and the media as a means of advancing their agenda to shut down opposing voices and pander to minorities, whose votes they desperately need.
Now Democrats are playing the race card against each other.
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY has attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeatedly in multiple interviews and the feud between the freshman Democrat and Pelosi escalated Wednesday when Cortez warned the speaker is “singling out” her based on her race.
After Congress passed a border funding bill Ocasio and three other newly-elected, outspoken progressives – Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.— opposed.
In an interview with the New York Times, Pelosi dismissed the four young Democrats, arguing they have no consequential clout.
“All these people have their pubic whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn’t have any following,” she said. “They’re four people, and that’s how many votes the got.”
Pelosi also slightedCortez and the far-left wing of the Democrat party in an interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes in April.
“By and large, whatever orientation they came to Congress with, they know that we have to hold the center,” Pelosi responded. “That we have to go down the mainstream.”
“You have these wings — AOC, and her group on one side —” host Lesley Stahl responded.
“That’s like five people,” Pelosi fired back.
Cortez shot back, telling the Washington Post Wednesday that Pelosi’s “persistent singling out” is not only “outright disrespectful,” but racially motivated.
“When these comments first started, I kind of thought she was keeping the progressive flank at more of an arm’s distance in order to protect more moderate members, which I understood,” Cortez said. “But the persistent singling out – it got to a point where it was just outright disrespectful – the explicit singling out of newly elected women of color.”
In an interview with the New Yorker Radio Hour on Tuesday, Cortez accused the speaker of using women and minorities as “bargaining chips.”
“When it comes to women of color in Congress, particularly the freshman, it’s that we both have encountered and represent communities that have been auctioned off and negotiated off for the last 20 years. And we’re over it,” Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday. “We see in these negotiations all the time— it’s like fighting for black communities or policies that help women. They’re bargaining chips. And they’re the first chips that are reached for in any legislative negotiations.”
“I think sometimes people think that we have a relationship. Not particularly,” she continued. “The last time I kind of spoke to her one on one was when she asked me to join the Select Committee on Climate Change. I was assigned to some of the busiest committees and four subcommittees. So my hands are full. And sometimes I wonder if they’re trying to keep me busy.”
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