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'Tea Party Left' / Justice League Touch Off Open Combat Within Democratic Party

You may have noticed a cat fight occuring in the SocialMediaSphere the past few days, with various minor-to-major Democrat "luminaries", their acolytes and associates going at each other electronically. This jihad is being spearheaded by the 4 notorious junior female Congressmembers who are collectively known as Justice League.

Also of note: after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was accused of being 'racist' Trump responded with [quote] "... you know better than I do. She is not a racist, OK? She is not a racist. For them to call her racist is a disgrace." This 'support' from Trump for Pelosi is backhandedly subtle, as it will cause the more rabid AOC-aligned supporters to further broadly spew venom against NP and establishment Democrats. ( i.e. precisely as Trump intended his remark to do... )


Finally fwiw: from an intellectual point of view Ocasio-Cortez is truly a dummkopf. I mean, in a how-did-she-ever-even-qualify-to-enter-college level stupidity. ( cf. her pronouncements on economics and geopolitical topics, or just about anything really )
Corporate news media is starting to cover it widely :

Democrat infighting on race spills into 2020 presidential contest
 http://news.yahoo.com/dem-infighting-race-spills-2020-204104476.html

Rep. Lacy Clay accuses AOC of "using the race card" — 14.Jul.2019 07:42

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 link to www.theroot.com

Veteran African-American Democrats in the House are taking freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to task over how she's come for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and comments AOC's chief of staff made comparing moderate Democratic caucuses to Southern pro-segregationist Democrats of old.

The takes by Reps. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) and William "Lacy" Clay (D-Mo.) come on the heels of an ongoing critique by Pelosi of Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of the "Fab Freshmen," AOC's closest progressive allies in the House—Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Politico  link to www.politico.com reports.

Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) unloaded on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday for "using the race card" after Ocasio-Cortez accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of being racially insensitive.

Clay, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, fumed at Ocasio-Cortez and the group of progressive lawmakers that includes Reps. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (Mass.).

"What a weak argument, because you can't get your way and because you're getting pushback you resort to using the race card? Unbelievable. That's unbelievable to me," Clay said. "I could care less. I could really care less. I agree with the Speaker. Four people, four votes out of 240 people, who cares."

"It shows you how weak their argument is when they have to resort and direct racist accusations toward Speaker Pelosi ... it's very disappointing to me," Clay said.

The Missouri Democrat also described Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and the progressive group Justice Democrats as "juvenile" and "ignorant."

The Justice Democrats have endorsed a progressive primary challenger against Clay and other centrist Democrats. Chakrabarti last week sent out a tweet comparing centrist Democrats to "new Southern Democrats" that "certainly seem hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s."

"It shows you how ignorant and little history [Chakrabarti] knows, how ignorant he is to American history. How dare he," Clay said.