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Anger at Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for daring to allow a floor vote on a measure condemning anti-Semitism spread beyond progressive Democrats in Congress late Tuesday, when a former candidate for the “Justice Democrats” — the same arm that elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — called the Speaker a “white supremacist.”

Saira Rao, a “Justice Democrat” who ran for office in Colorado (and lost), has been active in supporting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) following an outcry over clearly anti-Semitic statements Omar made last week at an event for progressive activists. Tuesday night, she weighed in on the debate over whether House Democrats should adopt a measure condemning anti-Semitism by comparing Pelosi to infamous white supremacist David Duke.

“Iam going to unfollow anyone who posts anything positive about Nancy Pelosi,” Rao tweeted. “Nancy Pelosi is a white feminist. White feminists are white supremacists. Nancy Pelosi is a white supremacist. And if you idolize Nancy Pelosi, you may as well declare allegiance to David Duke.”

The sentiment echoes a statement made earlier in the day by Women’s March founder, Linda Sarsour, who also accused Pelosi of being a “white feminist,” and suggested that the Speaker of the House was merely a tool of the “patriarchy.” In fact, Rao praised Sarsour for her “leadership” on the issue earlier in the day.

In response to critics — mostly from the Left — who took her to task for essentially condemning “non-intersectional” feminists for the complicity in a bigoted agenda, Rao doubled down.

“You do realize that you are complicit in the racism you are publicly condemning, right? You do realize brown and black people would greatly prefer that you OPENLY and BOLDLY call out racism when it happens rather than hold a vigil after the fact, right?” she tweeted Wednesday.

Rao is, of course, merely a failed candidate. But she was part of the “Justice Democrats” movement that got the “new generation” of Democratic leaders — people like Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) — elected and is emblematic of the more progressive wing of the party which is struggling to take the reins from people like Pelosi. Current and future candidates for House seats won’t be as likely to accept Pelosi’s leadership, it seems, as past generations.

The pressure on moderate, mainstream Democrats is clearly increasing. After drafting an “anti-anti-Semitism” resolution for the House floor, which condemned comments like the ones made by Rep. Omar (without, of course, mentioning Omar by name, or proposing any real consequences for her behavior), Democratic leaders abruptly pulled the measure from the vote schedule Tuesday night, delaying the measure indefinitely “until it could be rewritten to be more intersectional: to include statements against all forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia.”

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15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. Jon Wisdom

    March 7, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    Stupid democrats. All Jewish-Americans, and every other true American who believes in this country, should rise to condemn the democratic party and in particular Omar.

  2. Tom

    March 7, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Omar should be removed immediately from the Foreign Affairs Committee. She is so biased and anti semetic. She will however promote the Islamic state and Isis. How much Damage to the USA’s allies are the DNC and. Congress going to allow?

    • Harry

      March 8, 2019 at 3:14 am

      it makes me think after her first speach when elected that she is doing what she is tld to do by the muslim brotherhood which is a terrorist organsation banded in America polosi is just an old wind bag that has no brian and the lap dog shummer is at her side like and old sheep dog that is the face of the dems today with the leftists all muslim supporters who in fact should never have been able to stand for election, you’ve had one muslim president who was a queer with w queer wife surely you people don’t want to get caugt up with another that is what the dems are all about America has to vote for trump in 22 not just for america where he has done such a great jib but for the world too

      • ON THE ROCK

        March 8, 2019 at 10:03 am

        I PRETTY WELL AGREE WITH WHAT YOU ARE SAYING BUT YOUR POST WOULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE IF YOU TURNED YOUR “SPELL CHECKER” ON.

  3. Julia Schmidt

    March 8, 2019 at 12:56 am

    THEY LIED AS CANDIDATES TO GET ELECTED & ONCE ELECTED THEY ARE SHOWING THEIR REAL AGENDA WHICH IS 360* REVERSAL… NO REFUGEES OF THEIR ILK SHOULD BE GIVEN CITIZENSHIP THEY HAVE AN AGENDA THAT WE IN THE WEST DO NOT FULLY COMPREHEND AS IT IS TOTALLY OPPOSITE TO ALL OUR VIRTUES VALUES PRINCIPLES & FREEDOMS NO MORAL COMPASS OR GOOD CONTENT OF CHARACTER ONLY A VENDETTA TO THE DEATH TO DESTROY WHATEVER THE COST

    • Nancy Austin

      March 8, 2019 at 9:58 am

      You are so right. These people are dangerous!

  4. Marilyn Stern

    March 8, 2019 at 1:13 am

    The Democrat party, and Nancy Pelosi, are caught in a whirlpool of their own making. The Democrat Party claims perfection when it comes to identity politics. The Democrat Party is never anti-Semitic, never racist, never anti-gay, never anti-trans, never anti-LGBTQ, never anti-anything. The Democrat Party is perfection. There is no bigotry, no hatred, no homophobia, in the Democrat party. And yet, all throughout the Democrat Party, there have been all kinds of examples of everything listed. The Democrat Party is one giant cesspool of hypocrisy.

    • Eric M.

      March 8, 2019 at 2:21 pm

      Marilyn – Took the words right out of my mouth! Well said. Now I won’t have to post it,lol!

  5. Linda

    March 8, 2019 at 1:54 am

    The Democratic/Socialist party has created its own hell. And completely deserved I have to say. The party of the insane has begun to reap the rewards of turning society into chaos and idolizing perversion. When the end of the party is here, it will be interesting to see if any Democrats are left standing. Get ready because it’s going to be ugly.

  6. Richard Hullfish Sr.

    March 8, 2019 at 2:01 am

    You ass holes can Waller in your own shit now. HA HA !!!!!

  7. Lisa Balla Millar

    March 8, 2019 at 2:45 am

    These democrats can’t get a decent person to run for office. They are really scraping the bottom of the barrel with these two. They are a good example of the liberal party. If these two were republicans, the democraps would have a field day and raise all kind of hell. They need to take care of their own kindergarten and leave trump alone. Trump had something new for breakfast; can’t believe I haven’t heard a bunch of complaining about it on MSNBC which is worse than any soap opera on tv, encluding the lationo soaps. Talk about a bunch of nitpicking parrots, same-0, same-o every day. The liberals not only act like low-life thugs regarding the republicans, they are that way in their own party. Guess they can’t find anything about trump to complain about.

  8. Mary L McClane

    March 8, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I hope America will see the handwriting on the wall. It has begun.

  9. David

    March 8, 2019 at 8:49 am

    saira aro, take this into consideration, David Duke speaks highly of Rep. Ilhan Omar. According to your way of thinking that makes Rep. Ilhan Omar a white supremacist!!!!!

  10. Nancy Austin

    March 8, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Julia is absolutely correct. These people are dangerous!

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