Let’s hold them to their own stupid standards…
IDENTITY POLITICS SHAPE DEM FIGHT FOR HOUSE LEADERSHIP
Pick one and you’re sexist, pick the other and you’re racist.
Democrats who question Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s leadership are sexist. And Democrats who question Rep. Jim Clyburn’s qualifications for the No. 3 spot in the Democrat leadership are racist.
Even before the midterms, Pelosi was accusing critics of sexism.
“I think some of is it a little bit on the sexist side,” Pelosi had complained about those who suggested that she might want to step back from her leadership position.
“Nobody ever went up to Harry Reid and said that. Nobody ever says that to anybody except a woman.”
Unless they’re saying it to a black man.
Rep. Jim Clyburn made his case for the No. 3 Dem position by accusing fellow Democrats of racism.
“But someone came to me over the weekend and told me that, when I was whip before, I was a figurehead,” he whined, and suggested that they were “the little dog whistles that have been floating around this side for a long time.”
“Pelosi is swiftly moving to ensure that the diversity of voices that make up the majority are empowered on Capitol Hill,” Valerie Jarett gushed in a CNN op-ed.” It is imperative that women not only have a seat at a table but also lead the table.”
Unless it’s more imperative that black people lead the table.