July 12, 2019

I wrote yesterday about the Democrats’ favorite smear tactic:  accusing anyone who criticizes them or disagrees with their failed policies of being a “racist” (here’s the latest example of responding to detailed, substantive criticism by yelling “racism.”)

But all of a sudden, that worn-out leftist tactic is turning around and biting them.  And it appears that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t like it when her favorite attack dog sinks its fangs into her fetlock. 

Just days after she accused people who think there should be a citizenship question on the Census form of “wanting to make America white again” (FYI: a new Harvard/Harris poll found that that group of white supremacists covers 67% of registered voters, including 59% of blacks and 55% of Hispanics), she was accused of favoring the white bread over the brown bread herself.  

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is fast becoming the raspberry seed in Pelosi’s wisdom tooth, tweeted that the Speaker’s attempts to corral her four ultra-left female freshmen members was motivated by her disrespect for “newly elected women of color.”  And it gets worse from there:

AOC’s chief of staff (some say, election Svengali) Saikat Chakrabarti upped the ante by attacking Democrats who supported a compromise border aid bill as throwbacks to the Jim Crow era.  Chakrabarti tweeted that they were the “New Southern Democrats,” and they “certainly seem hell bent to do (to) black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the ‘40s.” 

That so enraged the Blue Dogs that they fired back, with Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay (a member of the Congressional Black Caucus) calling the use of the race card when the leftists don’t get their way “weak” and “unbelievable,” and Chakrabarti “juvenile” and “ignorant.”

Pelosi had to hold a closed-door meeting to tell her angry colleagues to keep their in-fighting private and off of Twitter (good luck: Twitter is virtually AOC’s entire constituency.  If she didn’t tweet constantly, she might not exist at all.)  As to all the accusations of racism suddenly being hurled at her own side, she told the media, “I’m not going to be discussing it any further. I said what I’m going to say.”

Oh, but I think she’s going to find that in the world she and her fellow “regressives” have created, you can no longer say you’re simply not going to comment once someone has started calling you a racist.  Remember, due process is obsolete.  No matter how bogus the charge, once you’re branded, it’s true until you prove you're innocent – and you can never prove that because every denial is treated as more proof that you simply don’t recognize your own white privilege. 

No, she might not be interested in the weaponization of racism charges, but having gleefully engaged in it herself, she can’t dodge it when it comes for her.  The Democratic Party was already sliding into a civil war between old-style liberals and the young socialist radicals.  Well, the radicals just fired the first shots on Fort Sumter (or Fort Pelosi), except they’ve declared the old-line liberals to be the new racist Confederacy.

Unlike the first Civil War, Republicans won’t have to fight Democrats to free the slaves.  We can just sit back and watch this one as spectators. John Hinderaker at the Powerline blog analyzes the two warring sides and reveals how he’s looking forward to that epic bloodletting.

Who knows which side will prevail in the Democrats’ Civil War?  Either way, it won’t be good for the Party. But someday, it will make one heck of a Ken Burns miniseries on PBS. 

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  • Deborah Myers

    07/13/2019 12:59 PM

    I cannot believe our country has come to this. So disgusting and scary and we had better wake up before it is too late.
    Thank you for all the information you provide us, I very much appreciate it. Tell Sarah we miss her and wish her the best.

  • Robert L. Fragoman

    07/13/2019 12:55 PM

    Hi Mike, Has anyone checked into Chakrabarti's history? I would like to know if he is a U.S. Citizen and if so, for how long? Where is he from? He and A.O.C. and the three other newly elected young women seen to have a hatred for this country.

  • Jerry Korba

    07/13/2019 11:17 AM

    According to the Liberals most Americans are Racist. OK the word has almost become no big deal or carry any real meaning the same as Nazi people describing others of being those types of people carries nothing, words that now mean nothing are the product of Liberals lying to discredit or harm peoples reputations one reason why Liberals are not taken seriously by older folks. We ignore their ignorance because we have better things to do. The Liberals spend most of their time hating and using destructive behavior. As for the reaction to Deportation it has been going on for 25 years that I know of I worked at a airport for many years and have witness plane full of Illegals loaded up with hands cuffed with chains and taken back to where they came from the reason they are dangerous people and have done harm to our country. As a senior citizen I do not want to confront criminals I use to be able to render criminals useless without killing them today I probably need a weapon to protect my family and myself today senior citizens do not want thieves rapists and other undesirables invading our homes, cars, ourselves however if the criminals put us in harms way we have to react. We may not be accurate enough to disable. So my point is get rid of the problem so another is not created. Deportation is legal and necessary young people this is a fact you will gain wealth and you will get old get rid of todays problems so your tomorrows will be without problems.

  • william fuhrer

    07/12/2019 09:41 PM

    Socialism's HOSTILE TAKE OVER of the Democratic Party is in STAGE 2. National Review said thatSocialism and Democracy could not CO-EXSIST. For the longest time the Democratic Party accepted Democracy

  • Lloyd McKain

    07/12/2019 07:16 PM

    We, as Americans, can only hope that the democratic party self destructs. They have gone mad with their Trump hatred. They lost the 2016 election because they didn't think they could possibly lose. They have no idea what most of the voting population is thinking. That is why they are trying to let as many people as possible to infiltrate through our southern border. And then give them the right to vote for their benefactors. The democratic candidates for anything and everything.


    07/12/2019 06:02 PM

    I am SO tired of the hate & division in my country --the left needs to get themselves under control & work for the people that elected them !! And if all these disruptive people in our country don't like it ----as the old saying goes "don't let the door to the borders hit them (you know where) on the way out !!

  • richard rosier

    07/12/2019 05:16 PM

    When Prayer changes things the enemy is exposed and irradiated. As the thought came to me that if we would pray for our enemies they would be made our footstool. We must not forget this is a spiritual battle and if we stay in faith and agreement . Everything the left does will come to NOT. Lord open the eyes of the deceived to see the truth of why and how this country was founded. On Biblical Principals that is why it has worked so well.

  • Kaiki Smith

    07/12/2019 03:59 PM

    With all this going on without connecting Epstein to Clinton. Where is the media???

  • Joe Wilkerson

    07/12/2019 03:58 PM

    Ain't it just wonderful? I could stand news like this all day long. Have a blessed day Gov.

  • Thomas H Nienburg Sr

    07/12/2019 03:51 PM

    When was the last time a “House Speaker” or the “Majority Leader” allowed an upstart freshman member to control the narrative or dictate the direction of the Congress, maybe never!
    I don’t understand why Pelosi, with all power doesn’t these member to a lowly subcommittee & issue a gag order to these members. Something is fishy, I don’t know what or why, but something doesn’t add up.
    Respectfully, Thomas H Nienburg Sr

    PS I’d be grateful to get your take on my thoughts.

  • Pamela Mayhew

    07/12/2019 03:12 PM

    I love a good Cat Fight especially between a bunch of Dumbos (Democrats).

  • Ellen Klapperich

    07/12/2019 02:56 PM

    This is me watching the Dems devour each other...????????????

  • Laura Weaver-Perez

    07/12/2019 02:47 PM

    Nancy needs to be in a nursing home and fed sedatives so she won't know where the hell she is. The Muslim sisters need to be deported, ACO needs to be completely thrown out of office for gross ignorance. All these other lefties need to be hanged for TREASON againist our Constitution. We need to take our country back by Convention of the States so we can wipe out our national debt, get God fearing leaders back in office. Cut off all this useless and wasteful spending and get taxes where everyone pays 15% period straight across the board. States can tax as they see fit and as needed for their budgets as long as the people come first.
    Laura Perez

  • Anne Turner

    07/12/2019 02:44 PM

    Yes indeed. It has come back to bite them. I sense that the Speaker is not a bad person. If so, perhaps she will now realize how other well meaning people, who simply differ with her feel when they are characterized in such an insulting way. Kudos to the President, for his presidential defense of the speaker despite the way she has treated him. If she is a woman of conscience, she will feel some remorse. Meanwhile, go for it Dems. Let’s concentrate on your issues for a change.

  • Michael Moody

    07/12/2019 02:37 PM

    Dear Mike: I appreciate the commentary and I don't doubt that it is all true. But I am puzzled about one thing. AOC as she is called may be Latina, but she is definitely not African American. And what does any of this group purport to know about what is a black and white issue? I do not like to use the word idiot, but what idiot can think that causes such as the Green New Deal and the Border Crisis have a thing to do with black and white issues? They can't even spell urban gentrification and definitely can't define what it means. How can any of them say this has anything to do with "integrity in government" issues or distribution of wealth? How can any of them forget that there are a lot of wealthy liberals who are not necessarily interested in giving it all away. Is the group that listens to the gang of four so completely ignorant that they can't tell when they are being played?

  • Deborah McCallum

    07/12/2019 02:28 PM

    It's said that AOC's jaw muscles can't be relocated to be used in a more functional use. I suggest that Nancy appoint her to chair a committee to go to Puerto Rico to fix the government crime so that real needing, suffering citizens can be helped. A new government hierarchy needs to be created there. What a cause it could be for AOC and she could demonstrate her capabilities to fix real problems rather than to incite them.

  • Bobby Thornton

    07/12/2019 01:34 PM

    The raspberry seed in the wisdom tooth comment is an instant classic. I am enjoying watching the Democrats implosion. Love your commentary Mr. Huckabee, thanks so very much for informing us deplorables.

  • rodney burke

    07/12/2019 01:29 PM

    what's the saying of Bill Barr? "Don't bother the enemy when it is in the process of destroying itself" well, close. But I like the inference. "Leave them alone and they will implode." and that is what I want the libs to do. a face book entry calls them the hatocrats. Apt. But they will eventually implode as yu point out and that will be that.

    Of course with the reports coming out and the indictments + Jeffery Epstein, the Comey report. There may not be much of the hatocrats left. Then we can take our country back.

  • LTC (R) Tom Reiva

    07/12/2019 01:24 PM

    Maybe Rush Limbaugh's prediction will be right, if Biden wins the nomination, the Democratic party will be no more. The House of Representatives is in such disarray under Pelosi's lack of leadership and nothing is getting done to help the American people, like me, who care. So sad and tragic!


    07/12/2019 01:23 PM

    Governor Huckabee:
    I have no idea how the "fab 4" even got elected, they must have lied through their teeth with
    empty promises, because since they were elected, all they have done is bash President Trump,
    called everyone else racists and more. I think the best way is hopefully their constituents will
    not reelect them, and more so hope the House goes to Republicans in 2020 because Trump will be reelected with all the "left wing in fighting" that is going on. The dumbos were elected to Congress for a reason and they are fulfilling their elected duties.
    Keep in mind, AOC was a bartender! She still acts like one!
    Carmen Price
    Reno, NV

  • RAFO

    07/12/2019 01:23 PM

    Well, when you consistently spew (sow) hatred, divisiveness and bigotry, guess what you’ll reap?? The Dems (and all Reps that see their way) will eventually self destruct as their world view is not sustainable. They eat their young (and middle age, and old).


    07/12/2019 01:13 PM


  • Barry Ligus

    07/12/2019 01:00 PM

    Any democrat should be leery of calling anyone a racist. It was their own party that was the mainstay of the KKK, and offered the most opposition to civil rights legislation in the 60s.
    By the way, reverse discrimination is also racist.
    A policy that adheres to the guideline of divide and conquer today will guarantee failure at the ballot box.

  • steve citron

    07/12/2019 12:58 PM

    The Republican party needs to ALSO heed the need for unity. We conservatives have done the same kinds of "bloodletting", and have even found division among our own party.
    If we remain united...we can storm the towers of socialism, and keep making our country GREAT.

  • Doug Quinn

    07/12/2019 12:53 PM

    its fun to watch the destruction og a once proud party good bye all