There’s a very public intra-party fight happening within the House Democrats. And like Lloyd Bridges’ character from Airplane might say, “I picked the wrong year to quit eating popcorn.”
Because this Socialist Upstart versus the Democrat Establishment grunge match really is a popcorn-worthy spectacle.
Then again, given just how wild this all is, there might not be enough popcorn in the world.
In February, in a post titled “There’s Stupid-Funny and then there’s Stupid-Dangerous,” I wrote:
And AOC’s grown so big for her britches, she really does believe she can say anything with impunity. She really does think her word holds more weight and significance than any of her fellow Democrats in Congress.
She is the modern-day Icarus – flying perilously close to the sun in poorly-fabricated Twitter wings.
There is no doubt that AOC and her likeminded brownshirts are a danger to America.
But what will be her downfall is that she’s become a liability to her own party.
Well, I think we’ve arrived at this point.
And here we are with not enough popcorn.
Last night whoever operates the official House Democrats Twitter account lashed out at Alexandria’s Chief of Staff (and Svengali) Saikat Chakrabarti.
Citing this tweet from the day the House agreed to vote on the Senate border funding bill…
I think the point still stands. I don’t think people have to be personally racist to enable a racist system. And the same could even be said of the Southern Democrats. I don’t believe Sharice is a racist person, but her votes are showing her to enable a racist system.— Saikat Chakrabarti (@saikatc) June 27, 2019
… the House Democrats pulled their own AOC-style Clap-Back:
I mean, wow. Who thought this would be a good idea?
I’ve done a screen capture because I just don’t see this tweet having a long and healthy life.
In addition to that juvenile Twitter battle, we also learned yesterday that a senior Democrat House aide texted out a picture of a Mario Brothers character puppet “Goomba” to slam Alexandria.
For those curious, here’s the image of the Super Mario Bros. Goomba the senior aide texted me pic.twitter.com/3tMFoYm6J1— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) July 12, 2019
I can see the resemblance. All that’s missing are the bright, red lips.
Did I mention we’re low on popcorn?
But looking back over the last six months, I can’t help but shake my head at how naïve and short-sighted the Democrat leadership was when they tried to harness the “enthusiasm” (as Nancy put it) of the Marxist Sisters.
Sure, Speaker Pelosi can lay down the law and tell the assorted factions of her party to keep their internal squabbles quiet.
But it’s too late. The House Democrats have officially become the AOC-Clap-Back Caucus. Thanks in large part to Nancy herself.
Shortly after the new Congress was sworn in, Pelosi invited Alexandria to lead a class for Democrat House members on using Twitter.
Little Ted Lieu excitedly signed up.
With @AOC, @RepDebDingell, @jahimes, @davidcicilline, @RepCartwright & @Twitter representatives at training session on Twitter for Democratic Members of Congress.— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) January 17, 2019
The below pic is called a selfie. pic.twitter.com/WHwlQHxpoj
Yeah. Like that immature 13-year-old girl needed lessons on how to behave like an immature 13-year-old girl on Twitter.
So is it any surprise that the official House Democrats Twitter account is tweeting in a snotty, petulant manner reminiscent of their Twitter Yoda?
Surprising, it is not.
Schadenfreuderiffic, it is.
More popcorn, we need.
The modern-day Icarus isn’t the only one who risks self-immolation. Thanks to Nancy’s misguided belief that she could utilize AOC’s social media celebrity for the benefit of the entire Democrat Caucus, they’re all attached to those wings now.
Meanwhile, the actual voters in their districts are getting irritated and frustrated at how little the Democrats have accomplished while AOC hogs the spotlight and chews the scenery.
Going into 2020 limping because Nancy refused to rein in these upstarts is not a good thing.
And I don’t blame the House Democrats who feel beholden to their constituents for getting sick and damn tired of having to deal with this know-nothing child from the Bronx. In the 2018 Midterm, they campaigned on the promise that giving the Democrats the majority in the House would mean getting things done for the country.
It was a lie of course. But it was a good enough lie to get them elected.
But with AOC sucking all the oxygen and media attention away from them, the lie got exposed.
And in the end, the only accomplishment the Democrat majority can claim is creating a national popcorn shortage.
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