Nancy Pelosi has had a bad past few years.
President Trump has ruined her entire reputation.
But she just got great news for a racist reason you won’t believe.
Nancy Pelosi’s Not-So-Great Midterm Election
The midterm election brought good and bad news to Democrats.
They lost ground in the Senate, which was shocking.
But they did win back the House.
And it means that Nancy Pelosi can take the Speaker’s Chair yet again.
She is currently working to make sure she has the support needed.
But there is a lot of resistance to her Speakership.
16 Democrats are pledging to oppose her.
But as a major surprise, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not one of them.
Ocasio-Cortez is a first timer in Congress, which usually means her opinion wouldn’t mean much.
But being a socialist, she represents a growing far-left group in the Democrat Party.
And the reason she isn’t opposing Pelosi is insane and racist.
The Racist Reason To Support Pelosi
While the majority of Democrats are on Pelosi’s side, there is the group of 16 opposing her.
Of those 16, 14 are male.
And the majority of them are white.
So in Ocasio-Cortez’s refusal to side with them, one of the first things she cites is their race, saying:
“We have about 16 signatories, 14 of them are male. There are very few people of color in the caucus.”
She believes that Pelosi losing could create a window for more conservative leadership, saying:
“I mean, if anything, I think that what it does is that it creates a window where we could potentially get more conservative leadership.”
This is a surprising thing for Ocasio-Cortez to say.
She is affiliated with multiple groups far to the left of the Democrat Party.
Most notable is the Democratic Socialists of America and Justice Democrats.
Both have the goal of forcing Democrats further to the left.
Her Win Is Great For Pelosi
As Black Eye Politics has previously pointed out, the election of Ocasio-Cortez is likely to be more positive for Pelosi than her Democrat challenger.
This new development proves that correct.
Ocasio-Cortez’s challenger, Rep. Joe Crowley was planning to challenge Pelosi if he was reelected.
He was the 4th most powerful Democrat in the House.
And he was in the process of planning an insurgent campaign for Speaker when Ocasio-Cortez defeated him.
So Pelosi no longer has to worry about that.
And as it turns out, her newest strategy for winning the Speakership may be a full embrace of identity politics.
Ocasio-Cortez is refusing to embrace the effort to unseat Pelosi because there are too many white men involved.
She is instead siding with a woman who clearly doesn’t support her policies.
While Pelosi is far from conservative, she leans further right than many progressive Democrats.
She doesn’t support abolishing ICE and doesn’t go near as far on socialist policies.
It is unclear if any challenger to Pelosi would be any different, as there are no names being floated around.
The entire effort right now is to remove Pelosi and figure out the rest later.
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