Tom Brokaw slams freshman Dems for holding ‘pep rallies’ instead of ending shutdown

Tom Brokaw slams freshman Dems for holding ‘pep rallies’ instead of ending shutdown
Tom Brokaw (Image: MSNBC video screen grab

When you’ve lost Tom Brokaw…

The veteran NBC newsman slammed freshman Democrats led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for holding “pep rallies” instead of working to end the government shutdown.

Brokaw placed equal blame on Democrats for the current dysfunctional situation, though he did criticize the president as well, asserting that government in Richard Nixon’s last year in office was “extraordinarily well run and organized compared to what’s going on now.”

When it came to pointing fingers between both major political parties, he gave equal credit for the debacle. “Democrats are as much to blame right now as the Republicans are,” the media legend argued.

But it is the Ocasio-Cortez-led contingency of new Democratic faces that he specifically attacked for having little to no knowledge on how to govern.

“You have the young members running through the halls, conducting pep rallies every day instead of getting together with the more moderate people or the people in the Midwest who have won in Ohio, Wisconsin and Minnesota where they need to win again if they’re going to get the control, but they’re driven hard by the left,” Brokaw railed.

“So much it’s a time of great chaos, I think,” Brokaw continued. “As I talk to people around the country … they say the same thing, can’t they get together? When are they going to get together and talk to each other?”

It’s Democrats Who Refuse to ‘Get Together’

Refusing to “get together,” as Brokaw states, is an issue that the Left wholly owns. Remember, it was Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer who refused to listen to a briefing from Homeland Security about the security threat at the border. And it was also President Trump who offered an olive branch to the resistance party by offering to negotiate DACA concessions in order to get the government opened again.

Democrats have since refused to propose a counteroffer, instead rejecting the president’s deal out of hand.

Ocasio-Cortez Gives Zero F*cks About What Her Fellow Dems Think

If you’re under the impression that the socialist darling of the party is going to heed advice from Brokaw, who is critiquing her little pep rally stunts and slamming Democrats for allowing their party to get pulled “hard by the Left,” think again.

During an interview with Stephen Colbert of CBS’s “The Late Show,” Ocasio-Cortez said she gives “zero” f*cks about criticism from members of her own party.

“On a scale from zero to some, how many f*cks do you give?” Colbert asked regarding criticism from Democrats.

“I think it’s zero,” she responded.

Will she give more than zero when the criticism comes from a media icon like Brokaw? Don’t hold your breath.

Cross posted at the Mental Recession

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is editor of the Mental Recession, one of the top conservative blogs of 2012. His writings have appeared at the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record.


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