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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:
— Joe Viviano (@javiviano) May 7, 2021
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.
— Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal) July 18, 2020
Yikes. All Black men aren’t the same Black man. Someone tell Rubio https://t.co/k93kT9ragZ
— Ameshia Cross (@AmeshiaCross) July 18, 2020
What staffer will Rubio blame for his amazing “all black people look the same” tweet?
— Wajahat “Fasting” Ali (@WajahatAli) July 18, 2020
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.
— Darren ASH (@darrenash13) May 8, 2021
Pelosi is a racist who think all black people look the same pic.twitter.com/fOKJ2cthck
— Topher (@TopherInCA) May 7, 2021
All “Black Willies” look alike to Pelosi !
— TheBlank (@TheBlank) May 8, 2021
It’s obvious to most humans that Pelosi (at 123yrs old), doesn’t know much about baseball. It also proves she’s an obvious racist with her “all black people look alike” type of mistake… …but to then blame the error on a lowly staffer? Riiiiiiight!!!
— Pat Fass (@PatFass) May 8, 2021
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.
Trump retaliates on ‘predator’ Clinton with devastating video and she can kiss those black votes goodbye! https://t.co/lISRVCdzxP
— Leah Murphy (@nleahmurphy) August 29, 2016
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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