Whatever

It is becoming more and more evident that the DNC is more intent on fighting off progressives than in winning elections against Republicans.  One of the chief reasons for that is Nancy Pelosi.  She is old and tired, out of her depth and flailing.  She is lost in a world she does not understand.
In a revenge tweet after they’d refused more funding for border prisons, she referred to Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and other House progressives as she wrote “All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world, but they didn’t have any following. They’re four people and that’s how many votes they got.”
Ocasion Cortez tweeted back:  “That public “whatever” is called public sentiment.  And wielding the power to shift it is how we actually achieve meaningful change in this country.”  So, in two  short sentences, the House rookie confronted a congressman’s daughter who was born before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and has been in politics since forever, and explained to her what politics is supposed to be about.  Quite correctly.
From this, we learn two important political lessons.  First, avoid using the word “whatever.”  It reminded me of Donald Trump’s tweet about “blood coming out of her whatever.”  It’s a vague word, and it allows your opponent to define it, at which point you almost automatically lost the argument.
Second, never get into a twitter fight with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.

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