That last bit especially. It is so incredibly tiresome when male pundits act as if women are incapable of rational strategy. Even if things work out exactly the way the women planned, the pundits act like it was an accident or “dumb luck”. STFU. I don’t know Ocasio-Cortez well, but Pelosi is as strategic and smart as you get. Until I have some damn good reason to think otherwise, I tend to assume women who are politicians must be smart, strategic, and sensible. Otherwise, they likely wouldn’t have gotten where they are in our male-dominated, male-biased world.
^^ slow clap
I’m one of the ones who is concerned that Ocasio-Cortez is crippling herself by protesting Pelosi, who actually IS very concerned with climate change, before even being sworn in. But I agree that it raised the profile off the committee proposal, and I know that Pelosi can and will manage the caucus. From the outside it looks like she’s going to be a gadfly and we don’t need that right now. But I’m hoping that this was a planned, or better yet, coordinated, event.
Plus 900 that it would be nice if male pundits would consider that female politicians may occasionally actually know what they are doing.
I think it would be nice if male pundits even occasionally knew what they were talking about.
What’s interesting is that Pelosi told Dem House contendents to go ahead and badmouth her (Pelosi) if it would help them win their races. “Do what you have to do.”
factcheck.org – Pelosi Told Democrats to Win, Not Lie – FactCheck.org
Loredena Frisealach I think both women are practicing smart politics. Actions like this allow Pelosi the option of taking a more aggressive stance on climate change in response to the more activist and Leftist “new blood”, without tying the issue to herself personally. That would show Pelosi as a strong leader but let the “led” shape the debate. That assumes there will be debate, something Ryan effectively silenced.
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