All Black Willies are not the same, Nancy: Pelosi mixes up her sports legends

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It’s almost as if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat who constantly accuses her Republican colleagues of being racially insensitive (or just outright bigots), thinks all black Willies are the same …

In a stunning, though telling, mistake on Friday, the speaker posted a birthday tweet to black MLB legend Willie Mays but included with it a picture of herself with another black MLB legend, Willie McCovey, who died three years ago.

Look at at a snapshot of the now-deleted tweet below:

Her office eventually deleted the tweet, replaced it with one containing a photo of the speaker with Mays and issued a statement blaming a staffer for the error.

“A staffer inadvertently selected the wrong photo for the tweet. The photo we wanted to use was of the Speaker and Willie Mays at Willie McCovey’s August 2018 wedding. The quickly deleted photo was the wrong photo from the right wedding. We apologize for the error,” the officer said to Los Angeles radio station KCBS.

As of Saturday morning, Fox News was the only national outlet that had picked up the story. Conversely, when Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican, made a similar mistake (or one of his staffers did) last year by posting a photo of him with Rep. Elijah Cummings instead of the then-late Rep. John Lewis, all hell broke loose.

“[He] was criticized harshly. Pelosi did not receive anywhere near as much blowback,” as reported by the speaker’s hometown paper, the San Francisco Chronicle.

What’s the difference? Likely the fact that one of them is a Republican, and the other is a Democrat.

This isn’t to say that Pelosi isn’t facing backlash, but rather that the backlash she’s facing is coming purely from everyday Americans and not blue checkmark elites.


Unlike Rubio, this isn’t Pelosi’s first time making this sort of mistake. Despite croaking loudly about the ordeal faced by deceased Minneapolis criminal suspect George Floyd, a black man who died while being apprehended by the authorities, she couldn’t even get his name right when she spoke about him last June.

During a press briefing at the time, she spoke of a conversations she’d had with Floyd’s brother about an ostensible police reform bill that had been proposed by her colleagues.

“He said to me, ‘Madam Speaker, do you think that I can tell George’s daughter his name will be always remembered because you’ll name the bill for him,'” she recalled.

“And I said, ‘Well I’ll recommend that to the Judiciary Committee and to the Congressional Black Caucus, who’ve shaped the bill, but I only will do that if you tell me that this legislation is worthy of George Kirby’s name. And he said it is,'” she added.

Who is George Kirby?

This, too, barely received any attention from blue checkmark elites, despite how it so starkly contrasted with her constant pandering to the black community.

It’s the same phenomenon seen with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who, during the 2016 presidential election, told a black radio show host that she keeps hot sauce in her purse — yet who’s notorious for having labeled young black men “superpredators” during her husband’s presidency in the 1990s.

And it’s certainly the same phenomenon seen with President Joe Biden, who incessantly virtue-signals about “black and brown” people but whose policies — from trying to limit the purchase of guns (which are desperately needed in poverty-stricken communities to protect from criminals) to destroying jobs through needless regulations — seem to always hurt them instead.


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