Cori Bush VOTES NO for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker

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    • #390723
      Segami
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      BREAKING: Cori Bush just showed more courage than all of the other squad members combined by refusing to vote for Speaker Pelosi. We will never have the progress that we need to move this nation forward so long as progressives cower to corrupt corporate Democrats. Thank you Cori!

       

       

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      Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), who voted for former Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) in 2019, cast his vote for House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.). He’s the second Democrat to break from his party so far.

       

      Rep. Jared Golden (D-Maine) was the first in his party to cast a vote against Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), voting for Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-lll) instead. This is Golden’s second vote against Pelosi for speaker. Two years ago he voted for Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), then the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair, for Speaker two years ago.

       

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    • #390728
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      We have great local pride about Cori, though she’s new.

      She was not a bartender as far as I know:  Was a nurse and a preacher.  Became a leader of nonviolent protestors during the Ferguson racial/police days of approx. 2014.

      Has been a single mother, at times homeless.  I’ve read she tested positive for Covid-19 twice during campaign season but one may have been a false positive.

      They may try to corrupt her–She seems a lot like Nina Turner;  wouldn’t be extremely easy.

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    • #390752
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      According to this, https://www.congressionalinstitute.org/2018/12/28/how-the-house-elects-its-speaker/

      “To win the Speakership, a person must secure a simple majority of those present and voting. If all 435 Representatives-elect vote for a particular person, the majority would be 218. For each person who answers present or otherwise does not vote, the threshold to win a majority decreases. In effect, the threshold decreases by a vote for every two people who answer present or do not participate.”

      So, Pelosi could win 218-217 with all members voting.  She could also win 216-215, if the 4 remaining members vote Present.  If someone really wanted to stop Pelosi, they would vote for some other person, maybe their Mom, Jimmy Carter, or even Jimmy Dore.  A vote for a person would not lower the threshold.

       

       

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    • #390924
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      Every single Congressive Democrat did. We have zero representation in Congress right now, none. If they were members of a different political party, the vote would not have gone the same way because they wouldn’t have felt they were somehow on the same team.

      The Democrat Party has proven its worthlessness to We The People once again.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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      If anyone ever doubted that Pelosi controls all the fucking votes, arranging votes so that some have progressive creds without actually getting anything progressive done, hopefully their eyes will finally be open.  There’s a reason there was no one else to viably vote for – this election, like all the others, IMO, was fixed from the start.  Some progressives got their fund-raising chops in the first round.  And if anyone still doubts that ALL the Congressional voting is just theater, they are willfully not paying attention.  IMO, etc.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      Everything I post is just my opinion, and, honestly, I would love to be wrong.

    • #390952
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      There was no better viable option than Pelosi.  The vote was meaningless.  Sad but true.

      But if I had a vote I would not have voted for Pelosi.  I have sworn off ever voting for the lesser of evils.  Sadly that too is meaningless in most cases because too many are willing to settle for less.

      • #390956
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        The Congressive Democrats have no plan. They have no will to exercise what power they do have. At best, they’re incompetent. At worst, they’re getting ready to feed at the kleptocratic trough. I’m done with them. In fact, I’m pretty much done with electoral politics altogether.

        It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

        You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

        • #390982
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          ..@ohiobarbarian.

          Why should I be concerned?It’s just a dog and pony show.With a predetermined outcome.

          There was never any doubt that P.Lousy would be Madame Speaker again.

          Sick of political theater.Tired of it,too.

        • #391233
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          Would we have gotten someone worse than Pelosi if she lost?  Most likely.  As for forcing the M4A vote… why, to what purpose?  No one has yet explained to me what would be gained.  M4A would miraculously be enacted?  M4A will not be passed by the Senate even if the Democrats retake the Senate today.  Schumer and Biden will see to that and we all should know that by now.  But let’s keep wasting our time blaming Bernie and the Squad for all of the ills in our Government because they don’t fight hard enough or long enough, that’ll get a lot done.

          • #391264
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            A vote would hold their feet to the fire. Yes, M4A would fail, but if no one had taken losing votes on anything before, slavery would never have been abolished, women would never have gotten the right to vote, and the Civil Rights Acts would never have become reality.

            This should be obvious.

            As for getting someone worse for Speaker, who would that be? Pelosi is against M4A and the Green New Deal, not to mention anything to help ordinary people. She’s the enemy every bit as much as the Republicans are. Again, that should be obvious. She is not on our team. Right now, none of the Democrats are, and that includes the Fraud Squad for voting for her.

            It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

            You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

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              As for women’s right to vote?  That took a lot of people in the streets.  So did civil rights, I was young to get involved but I remember reading about it.  You could add the Vietnam war too, that took a lot of people in the streets.

              I already know how my Representative would vote on M4A and I suspect you know how yours would vote.  Meaningless theater.  Activism counters money to get things changed, and we aren’t there yet on M4A.

              Who would be worse than Pelosi?  I could name quite a few, I’m sure you could too.  You could start with any of them with an R after their name, I’m sure that’s why the squad voted for Pelosi in the end.

              • #391512
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                That’s what I’m referring to. There’s even a good movie about it called Lincoln. Watch it, you may learn something.

                It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

                You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution.--Fred Hampton

                • #392088
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                  I also seem to recall watching quite a few movies about what happened after that amendment passed.  There are many, and I am one of them, that think that amendment, and even the aftermath of it, still haven’t resolved all of the problems associated with that situation.  Votes don’t always solve problems.  Sometimes they are meaningless, and sometimes can even be harmful.

                  In any case the vote for Pelosi is over and so is my wasting time on the subject.

    • #391188
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      I wonder what pelosi has over these people.

      it can’t be they’re worried about losing their races — the reason they won them was in fact to do things like vote against pelosi.

      are they really so easily bought off?

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      ……that there are only two state-of-minds one needs to understand when dealing with the mindset of the wealthy v poor, the employed v the unemployed, the celebrity actor v the unknown actor, the haves v the have-nots, the newly elected politician v the unelected politician etc, etc, etc…..

       

      Lets take the wealthy v poor…..

      The poor = ‘hope of gain’ (hoping to better one’s impoverished financial position)

      The wealthy = ‘fear of loss’ (fear of losing one’s wealthy living conditions, status and income)

       

      AOC and the rest of the ‘squad’ all began their political journey from the mindset position of ‘hope of gain’……….now that they’ve all been elected and given their own offices, perks, salaries and celebrity status, they ‘pivot’ their mindset expression to the ‘fear of loss’ protecting their newly acquired  political disposition……

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