POLITICO wrote a piece about Rep. Pramila Jayapal being a progressive leader AND a mentor for women of color in the House.
The ‘and’ is very important in their tweet … you’ll see why in a second.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal has become a progressive leader and mentor for women of color in the Househttps://t.co/Q8ILtvNV6C
— POLITICO (@politico) March 22, 2019
So they are giving her credit for being two separate things here which AOC took issue with for some reason. All we can figure out is she misunderstood their tweet and is arguing with them about something they didn’t really say.
She’s the real deal, a serious policy mind that cares abt people.
Pramila Jayapal isn’t just a leader for ‘women of color.’
She’s a leader. https://t.co/iNpvpHXuDw
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019
We’re thinking AOC needs to read the tweet again. If she focused on the mentor thing yes, they did limit that to women of color, but from what we can tell they simply called Jayapal a progressive leader. *shrug*
And on cue, her little cult of followers was more than happy to pile on and be outraged over something that we’re pretty sure POLITICO didn’t say or even imply. Look at this hot mess:
GOP outrage over boxed soup instead of canned soup coming in 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 …
— Rob Swystun (@RobSwystun) March 22, 2019
Note, the only people who seem shocked about boxed soup on the thread are her supporters.
What on earth is “boxed soup?”
— Michelle Bhasin (@michellebhasin) March 22, 2019
See what we mean?
Until we discontinue describing ourselves in this way we will remain separate and apart.
— Ditzzeechick (@Ditzzeechick) March 22, 2019
And the moment a Republican refuses to acknowledge the sex and or race of any elected Democrat they will be screaming at the top of their lungs about how racist and sexist they are.
That is the whole point. I'm a 58 year old white male, and I'm thrilled to leaders like her. And you, Katie Porter, Ilhan Omar, etc.
Just because some of us benefit, doesn't mean we want it to continue. Justice for all.
(Right there in the pledge.)
— James Pharo (@JimPharo) March 22, 2019
"Pramila Jayapal isn’t just a leader for ‘women of color. She’s a leader." Exactly what this country needs. People who see past race, color, & most importantly $$$ —- for the benefit of all, including our earth. We need true leaders, not bullies!
— Happy (@CaliSouther) March 22, 2019
You think Happy here realizes she just promoted a bunch of conservative principles?
It’s like saying “throws well. For a girl.” When someone is just plain good. You don’t need to qualify it.
— COWdeMonkey (@CodeMonkeyB) March 22, 2019
Except that’s not what they were saying.
You know what, never mind.
Why must “they” always caveat women who lead with qualifiers?! She is a badass leader !! Fullstop
— Peggy Templeman (@templeman_peggy) March 22, 2019
Have fun with that, POLITICO.