Nancy Pelosi spent an astronomical $5,111,387 for her virtually uncontested House seat.

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      Her Republican opponent spent a paltry $12,443, barely enough to place a campaign statement on the ballot and pay for the postage to mail it. Had Pelosi sat out the campaign as did her opponent, Pelosi still would have coasted to victory on party and name recognition.There is a reason why Pelosi, running in an absolutely safe district, outspent her opponent 410 to 1. Pelosi doled out her millions to other candidates running for the House who will then repay the favor by electing her majority leader of the new Congress. In other words, she served as the bag lady for her corporate donors to gain that position, which is not insignificant. Were Trump to become any more puffed up with ego and explode, taking Pence with him, Pelosi would be the next POTUS paid for by Facebook, Amazon, and the American Hospital Association.  Elections as currently constituted are auditions by politicians performing for the big money interests who cast those best at conning the electorate. 

      It goes without saying that Trump and the Republicans are no an alternative for progressive social change. Unfortunately, traditional liberalism is also a dead end. There has been no major progressive legislation passed since the mid-1970s… Liberals, because they no longer even pretend to have a progressive agenda, are relegated to the role of, on one hand, legitimizing those to the right and, on the other, attacking genuine progressives…With brand Obama, the Democratic Party had peddled hope to the masses. That advertising appeal no longer passes the red face test…

      The latest addition to the Democratic Party leadership is party caucus leader Hakeem Jefferies, an African American from New York City. Although a member of the Progressive Caucus, he earned his spurs attacking single-payer healthcare and Bernie Sanders from the right, while being a leading champion of charter schools and the security state. It is difficult to tell left from right in the hall of mirrors called the Democratic Party.

      Washington Post heiress Lally Weymouth held a swank party in the Hamptons for the ruling elite. In keeping with the virulently anti-Trump/pro-Democrat editorial line of the Post, the guest list included Senator Chuck Schumer…and other Democratic Party politicians along with billionaire funders of the party…But, hey, this was a ruling class party. So also attending were Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner… and fat-cat Republican funder David Koch of the Koch brothers…our battle isn’t red vs. blue, right vs. left: It’s about the 1% vs. the rest of us. They laugh as we take their political theater for real.

      The New Congress and the Rolling Catastrophe of the US Body Politic

       

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      None.

      I would like to remind you that U.S. health insurance companies do not contribute anything to health care. They are only a PARASITIC middle man receiving an undeserved cut of "FREE MONEY".

      Me

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      if she spends so much on an easy win? The woman looks like she has scleroderma.

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      pesky progressive committees to waste her valuable time to squash, and she is assured that any Third Way bill she wants passed – will be passed.  Any progressive legislation will be strangled in its cradle.  Well Done, Nancy!  Oh, and unless Bernie is the Democratic candidate, I will be voting against any other Democrat.

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      Born March 1940, she’ll be 79 in March, she’s a year older than sanders.

      who’s in better shape, physically and mentally?  and who hasn’t had a facelift?

       

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