“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles"
Sun Tzu-The Art of War
"Nancy Pelosi, long the leftward fringe of her party, is no longer representative of the new Jacobins who form the center of power"
Socialist know-nothing Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez is the future of the Democrat Party. Nancy Pelosi is its past. The Ocasio-Cortez contingent in the party has determined that Nancy Pelosi simply isn’t radical enough.
For Republicans, Pelosi's a radical who favors amnesty, citizenship, and voting rights for illegal aliens, government funded abortion on demand, and impeaching the president. But in the current Democrat Party she’s a mushy moderate.
For her part, Ocasio-Cortez spent Tuesday, her first day in Washington, DC, protesting climate change in Pelosi’s office.
So what do Democrats want? For one thing, they seem to want people decidedly to the Left of Pelosi. After all, in the recently past election they elected not only Ocasio-Cortez but also fellow-travelers like Lauren Underwood in Illinois and the Israel hating Ilhan Omar who has been accused of marrying her brother.
Democrats have, as ever, an aggressive legislative agenda that would, in Barack Obama’s words, ‘fundamentally transform the country’ but they know it’s going nowhere. House Democrats will probably pass a massive expansion of Medicaid, an amnesty bill, and maybe legislation to take control of elections away from the states. They won’t become law, but they will whet the appetite of their base and give them rallying points for their campaign to take control of the Senate in 2020 when Republicans will be defending 22 seats. But for now, with a divided Congress, everything but essential legislation will be mooted until 2021.
By Christopher Buskirk