“I’m so proud of my strong, beautiful daughter for not allowing this to faze her. She continued to smile and pose for the picture like a Queen.” These are the words of Latina mama bear and newly elected U.S. Representative from Texas, Immagine segnaposto Mayra Flores, after realizing that the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, had elbowed her daughter, Maite, during a photo op following her swearing in. “No child should be pushed around for a photo op, PERIOD!” she concluded in her now viral tweet.
Ever since it happened, the Speaker’s press handlers have been frantically posting footage of kinder moments between Pelosi and the Flores family in an effort to downplay her passive aggressively pushing the daughter of America’s first Mexican-born member of Congress. The problem for team Pelosi is that the elbow moment was caught on tape and it speaks for itself.
Flores’ polite, but undeterred daughter stood her ground, promptly taking back her spot and teaching us all a lesson in what it means to be American: equal in worth under the law, and unafraid of the arrogant and the powerful.
How refreshing to see a child in that intimidating of a setting know exactly who she is and remain unfazed by Pelosi’s rudeness and snobbery.
For many Hispanic-Americans, the moment was revealing on another level. It laid to bare how Democrats really feel about minority families who refuse to buy the victimhood narratives leftist use to keep us in line.
You don’t have to be a political strategist or a psychologist to know that Pelosi must have loathed having to swear Flores into the 117th Congress. Dopotutto, she wasn’t just any Republican; Flores is a Mexican-American, who won a seat in deep blue South Texas — a district Democrats have held for over a hundred years.
Mexican-Americans are our nation’s largest Hispanic demographic, representing over 60% of all US Hispanics. Unlike Cubans, Venezuelans and Central-Americans whose experience with socialism and communism have made them open to voting Republican, Mexican-Americans are reliable Democrat voters.
Pelosi knows her party cannot afford to lose Mexican-Americans. That is why Mayra’s election strikes such fear into the hearts of party leaders who (up until now) seriously believed racial division and empty pandering would keep them voting for Democrats.
Flores’ victory is blowing up the Democrats’ race-based permanent majority theory. They were so certain that the “browning of America” would work in their political favor that they created the Latino Victory Fund with Texas-born celebrity, Eva Longoria.
The fund raised millions to speed up what they believed was Texas’ inevitable transition from red to purple, and eventually blue.