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Old 13 May 2018, 13:46
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Lightbulb Pelosi continues to be her own worst enemy:

Article From The Washington Post’s

Pelosi May Have Just Lost the Election for Dems

San Fran Nancy Pelosi continues to be her own worst enemy…and that of her party. She’s been ecstatic about the possibility that she might become Speaker once again, but she seems to keep forgetting that one doesn’t help the cause by saying stupid things. Enter the recent Politico Playbook event the other day in which Pelosi was interviewed about a number of things, including the prospect of Democrats retaking the House.
Moderators relayed the charge by Republicans that Dems will institute single-payer health care and raise taxes if in control again.
Pelosi’s mic-drop response: “The second part is accurate.”
That massive slapping sound was the collective facepalm of all the Dems up for reelection in red-states where the prospect of tax hikes are reflexively met with voters’ outrage.
Good luck, Nancy.
Here’s more from Is this the tweet that launched a thousand campaign ads, and burnt the topless towers of Democratic midterm ambitions? If the Republican Party and/or the National Republican Congressional Committee doesn’t cut a version of Nancy Pelosi’s remarks at today’s Politico Playbook interview for every contested House race, they should get sued for incompetence. Jake Sherman asks Pelosi about GOP claims that a Democratic House majority would pass a single-payer health care system and raise taxes. “The second part is accurate,” Pelosi replied:
The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake points out that Pelosi continues to be her own worst enemy:
Nancy Pelosi clearly wants to be speaker again, and she’s on the cusp of reclaiming that perch. But someone appears to be standing in her way: Nancy Pelosi. …
While PolitiFact ruled a month ago that claims Pelosi had pledged to raise taxes were only “half true,” Pelosi seemed to just confirm that’s her plan. Most any politician knows that when you are asked whether you want to “raise taxes,” the next words out of your mouth probably shouldn’t be “Yes.” You talk around it. You massage it. Republicans passed this bill partially in hopes that Democrats would be baited into running against tax cuts and for raising taxes, and Pelosi seems to be obliging them.
None of this is to say this is a fatal blow for Pelosi’s hopes to become speaker. And she’s certainly done her party plenty of good on that front, most notably with her fundraising. But Democrats need to win in red areas to take back the House, and her message seems to be significantly different than the one the candidates who will decide that desire.
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Old 14 May 2018, 07:51
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I guess I dont see how this makes a difference..

Pelosi has been a radical leftist for as long as she has been in office.. she is well known for her baffonery.. and is well known for being an advocate of higher taxation to pay for social programs, etc..

Her saying this shouldnt be a surprise to anyone.. and it certainly wont keep her constituents from electing her for another term..

and her saying stupid shit like this didnt keep her from getting elected as speaker the last time around..

why would it stop a democratic congress from putting her name in the hat for speaker again?

For whatever reason I cant understand or explain, the left loves folk like Pelosi, Schumer, Warren, etc..

All I can hope for is that the Pelosi's of the Democratic party keep behaving the way they have always behaved.. and even start to double down on the stupid shit between now and November..

It wont discourage Democratic voters..

But.. what it might do is encourage more conservative voters to actually get out and go cast a vote.. just like it did in 2016..

Keep the right fired up and pissed off.. and the house and senate wont flip..

Fall into a false sense of security, safety, etc.. and begin to believe that the Pelosis of the left dont matter anymore or that they are evidently crazy and couldnt possibly be supported by their party.. and we'll be right back to 2008 all over again..
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Old 14 May 2018, 08:15
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Yeah, saying what your voting base wants to hear isn't exactly being your own worst enemy. It's no worse than Pres Trump saying things that make the lefties scream at the sky and gnash their teeth.
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Old 14 May 2018, 08:24
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nothing discourages democratic voters

Very few organizations on planet earth share the same level of blind loyalty from its members as the democratic party.
Republicans and Libertarians will eat their own children over a transgression - democrats will celebrate any transgression as being progressive as long as it doesn't harm the agenda.
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Old 14 May 2018, 08:25
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Her saying this shouldnt be a surprise to anyone.. and it certainly wont keep her constituents from electing her for another term..

and her saying stupid shit like this didnt keep her from getting elected as speaker the last time around..

why would it stop a democratic congress from putting her name in the hat for speaker again?
I agree...
1) The only reason Pelosi won’t be re-elected is if they can find someone even left of her... which sounds like a difficult task but she does represent San Fran

2) she should have been banned from Congress or atleast running for Speaker again for uttering the dumbest phrase ever said by a sitting member of Congress which is saying a lot when you a group that includes/included Joe Biden and Maxine Waters. Rembember when she said “ you have to pass the bill to know what’s in it”.
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Old 14 May 2018, 09:47
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We need to add Reps and Sens to the 25th Amendment. McCaine is a prime example can't do your duties either resign or be removed from office.
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Old 14 May 2018, 11:43
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The democrats would spend every single penny they could muster suing elected officials out of office if the 25th amendment covered the clown show that is our congress.

It wouldn't matter - every waking hour would be spent removing dissident leadership that has strayed too far towards the right.

Only mentally unstable people want guns... remove them from office
Anti-immigrant? Too bigoted to think straight.. .remove them from office.

A good concept in theory but the democrats are far to good at corruption to allow a single republican to survive once they were able to throw them out based on what the constitution says.........
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Nancy Pelosi is living proof that you can have a severe mental handicap and still be elected to congress, multiple times. For proof of her handicap, I offer the fact that she actually believes the shit that comes out of her mouth.
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