On Monday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi used a passive/aggressive move at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez when it seemed as if she was calling out those members with a large number of Twitter followers.
The interview happened in USA Today when Pelosi was asked about how she deals with the freshmen Democrats versus the old party faithful in the house. Pelosi made the point that Twitter followers aren’t as active as those who interact with those in their communities.
To a fault, Nancy is correct. Not every voter is on Twitter going on all day about outrage like many on Twitter do. You can’t just base policies what some angry crowd on a hashtag thinks, and you have to be practical how you have to get votes on the House Floor to looking at the bigger picture beyond a Twitter bubble.
I stress on my radio show many times that Twitter is an echo chamber for those who virtually concur with almost everything you say. There’s no enlightening going on with that medium, and it’s also tribal. If you have a large following, woe is it to anyone that comes against you and chastises you for making a legitimate mistake.
Here is Pelosi’s statement which many feel was an indirect shot at AOC:
“While there are people who have a large number of Twitter followers, what’s important is that we have large numbers of votes on the floor of the House. When asked how her progressive colleagues felt about her telling them to focus on legislative proposals, they’re fine. As I say to my own district, ‘You go out and elect 218 people, just like San Francisco, then we can talk.’”
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AOC has over four million followers in a short time, thanks to the conservatives and Fox News that called out her crazy way of thinking. She drew interests of sympathy from millennials and way out in the field leftists now she is a major player, but that doesn’t mean she is effective.
Once she gets going, she usually ends up off-script and it’s run for cover time.
At first, I thought it was a bad idea to go after AOC but the more I think about it, with Dems afraid of taking her on publicly, and following her lead, it’s only a matter of time before her off-script antics cement the Democratic Party’s destruction from within.