Why Do People Hate Nancy Pelosi?

I vividly remember 2006 when the Democrats took back the House. For the first time in history, we were going to have a female Speaker of the House in Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). I remember running up to my friend at our middle school lockers and jumping up and down saying “Nancy Pelosi! Female Speaker! Democrats!”

Look, I wasn’t “cool” in middle school.

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Sexism in Politics

"Medicare-for-all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us."

I understand what Paul Song was trying to say here, that money in politics prevents politicians from passing progressive policies. I see what he means so clearly, that I was almost ready to write off his use of a word that his almost exclusively directed at women, and used to demean women. At a rally for Bernie Sanders, Paul Song casually and tangentially called Hillary Clinton a whore, and to be very honest, it didn't really shock me all that much.

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