Today’s paragraphs come to us from Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).
Mr. Roy has written a clear, direct explanation of what has happened to the House of Representatives since “The Squad” of four, first-term “women of color” (their description,not mine) have effectively taken control of it.
Here are a few key parts (but please, please, use the link I’ve provided and read it all):
Traditionally, the speaker of the House sets the legislative agenda, gives the party marching orders, and ensures that rank-and-file members fall into place. On all fronts, Pelosi is failing miserably.
Ask any American living outside the Beltway to name a single piece of legislation from this Congress and I’d be willing to bet the only one they’d be able to name is Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal.” Would a single person mention H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act that Pelosi held a press conference about in March? Would they be able to name H.R. 5, the so-called “Equality Act,” which the speaker unveiled at another press conference with House and Senate Democratic leadership? The answer to both is a resounding “no.”
Just hours after Pelosi swore us in, Tlaib told a room of MoveOn supporters (note the irony) that she would lead the Democratic Party on a crusade to “impeach the motherf—er,” referring to President Trump. Shortly following Tlaib’s comment, a memo went out to all the Democratic committee chairs to leverage the power of the legislative branch and undermine the ability of the president to fulfill his campaign promises.
For her part, Omar must have Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer under a spell. Both Pelosi and Hoyer have been vocal supporters of Israel for decades. But since Omar came to town they can’t even condemn her naked anti-Semitism and even put her on the House Foreign Affairs Committee to spew Hamas talking points. To their credit, Pelosi and Hoyer did try to condemn Omar’s now infamous anti-Semitic tweet, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.” But something went awry. The resolution condemning anti-Semitism somehow transformed to a watered-down resolution condemning “hate.”
Omar got the message: She can say any hateful thing she wants without reproach! It didn’t take her long to suggest American servicemembers were “terrorists,” blame the U.S. for devastation in Venezuela, and share Hamas propaganda on Twitter. Neither Pelosi, nor anyone from her party’s leadership, has lifted a finger to stop it. Why? They are terrified.
Those last three words ring loud and true. Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, who have spent recent years intensively trying to sell the public on “identity politics” – with considerable success, I’m sad to say – are now getting a taste of their own bitter medicine.
They can’t say what has to be said about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, rashida tlaib, ilhan omar and Ayanna Pressley, because to do so would be to attack “four women of color”. The one time Pelosi tried, she was immediately called a racist – Nancy Pelosi called a racist! – and is now cowering in a closet, afraid to say another disparaging word about them.
So four first-term POPPOs who, collectively, have accomplished absolutely nothing other than radicalizing their party so far to the left that it is barely recognizable to moderate Democrats, are now running the show.
Chip Roy wins Paragraphs of the Day honors, for pointing it out so well.