Will there be a battle among Congressional Democrats next year, the New Breed versus the Old Guard? Linda Fox certainly thinks so:
I just have this gut feeling that Occasionally-Cortex is gonna get impatient, and go mano-a-mano with The Queen, in public.
I swear, I’d buy tickets for that fight. Can’t you just see it, the Wild-Eyed Hottie and Skeletor getting in each other’s face?
Nancy: “Hey, Kid, why are you taking off those big hoop earrings? Oh, shi–!”
Not only is Nancy gonna get dusted, so are a LOT of Old Not-So Activists — Ayers, Dohrn, Clinton, et al. They’re gonna get chewed up by the impatient New Guard.
I dunno. Pelosi still has age and treachery on her side, and one gaffe notwithstanding — “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” ranks with the stupidest statements by a politician since the French and Indian War — she’s compiled a pretty impressive record of keeping her charges in line, a useful skill in dealing with Democrats generally. (Congressional Republicans didn’t start regrowing a spine until 2017, and there’s some reason to doubt the growth will continue.) I have a certain weakness for wild-eyed hotties, but I don’t see Ocasio-Cortez as a leader of dissidents.