By Jacob Sugarman
Source: Read full article at Truthdig
Do as I say, not as I do, never publicly criticize the so-called Blue Dogs in the Democratic caucus, no matter how egregious their positions, and if you have a problem, take it up with Maureen Dowd. Increasingly that appears to be the ethos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., whose attitude toward her party’s progressives has devolved from one of weary tolerance to outright disdain, political and generational.
On Wednesday, Politico’s Heather Caygle and Sarah Ferris report, the California congresswoman and ranking House Democrat held a closed-door meeting in which she delivered a “stern” message to her colleagues on the left. “So, again, you got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it,” she said, according to an anonymous source. “But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just ok.”
While she declined to call anybody out by name, Democratic officials believe the object of her scorn was co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Mark Pocan, D-Wis., who has accused moderate Democrats of enabling child abuse by voting for a Senate emergency aid package that provides $4.6 billion in supplemental border…