|Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Kansas, MO) appearing|
on the Weekends with Alex Witt show, attacked and
condescended the progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
in open display of patriarchy that is at once pathetic and
destructive, (YouTube, 21:40-minute mark).
Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can't be silent and just listen to old congressional hands
--- Where is this woman's husband?
National Democratic Party mucks appear primed to listen to their betters — progressives.
But dead-enders remain.
Witness Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (D-Kansas, MO) appearing on the Weekends with Alex Witt show, (MSNBC).
Asked about intentions of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to help with progressive primary challenges against some Democratic incumbents, Cleaver's response is not merely patriarchal and condescending towards Ocasio-Cortez, the 75-year-old Cleaver is pathetic.
Cleaver said Ocasio-Cortez is alone in speaking against corruption and is going to "humiliate" herself, if the youngest member of Congress keeps speaking out against money in politics.
Urging acquiescence to corrupt congressional members, (one of whom Ocasio-Cortez defeated), Cleaver said, "If you've been around Congress for awhile—give advice. If you're just coming to Congress—consider it."
Cleaver is an old man in Congress accruing $six figures annually and building his pension in an attempt to achieve personal financial security while betraying a mobilized base of progressive activists working for change.
Ocasio-Cortez is right on the politics, right on proposed policy of the Justice Democrats, and personally embodies the brilliance, dedication and charisma of a progressive movement during a period of maximum peril.
Cleaver of-course, fawning and long obsequious to corporate power, is a supporter of Hillary Clinton.
This morning, in a profile in The Atlantic, Ocasio-Cortez is paraphrased in the headline: ‘If We Pass Medicare for All, I’m Going to Be Silent as a Lamb.’Misogynist on @AlexWitt: @repcleaver (D) says @Ocasio2018' is "humiliat(ing)" herself speaking against corruption: "If you've been around Congress for awhile—give advice. If you're just coming to Congress—consider it." @realDonaldTrump-worthy. @DavidCornDC , @MaddowBlog— Michael Leon (@mal644) November 18, 2018
Below is a video of Weekends with Alex Witt show.
Cleaver's segment on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez begins at the 21:40-second mark. Watch this: