'So Frustrating': Pelosi Accused of Shutting Bold Progressives Out of Powerful Committees

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    • #10614
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      “At first glance, progressives got mostly rolled.”

      That was how journalist David Dayen reacted on Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) announcement of appointees to three of the most powerful congressional committees, which progressives have targeted as essential for advancing ambitious policy priorities like Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.

      Critics immediately pointed out that the bold progressives advocacy groups have been pressuring Pelosi to pick for seats on the Ways and Means and Appropriations committees—such as Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ro Khanna (Calif.), and Pramila Jayapal (Wash.)—were entirely absent from the House Speaker’s list of assignments.

      “No one here I think would be described as a progressive firebrand,” the Washington Post’s Mike DeBonis wrote of the committee appointments.



    • #10618
      game meat
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      The donor class don’t keep her in power for nothing.

      "He busted in, blessed be thy lord
      Who believe any mess they read up on a message board
      If so, I got bridges for the low low" ~ MF DOOM

    • #10628
      NV Wino
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      “As we act, let us not become the evil that we deplore.” Barbara Lee
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    • #10643
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

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    • #10686
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      for speaker ship and voted overwhelmingly for #PayGo. Last I remember poopcan had her ASSURANCE. Is it time to call that only vote D this election because <Fav excuse here> next time we can get better

      Never expect different result by following the previous steps

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      "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime" - Aristotle "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK "If wars can be started by lies, they can be stopped by truth." ~ Julian Assange #SurviveAndRevolt

    • #10701
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      More like CONVICTED!!!

      “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
      ~Samuel Clemens

    • #10711
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      Stab in the back everyone and everything you claim to stand for. Of course, her definition of “win” is to create a fascistic kleptocracy with only a small,  “opposition” quisling second party, just strong enough to block the formation of a legitimate opposition, and to do that the Democrats must lose their short lived House majority asap.

      Read the writing on the wall Progressives – Nancy and Chuck are the enemy. Excuse the Tolkien reference, but Trump is an orc, but Nancy and Chuck are Saruman. (more like Wormtongue, but that’s too obvious)

    • #11045
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      The progressives got rolled, and those who voted for a “lesser evil” got rolled, too.  Can’t believe how many willing tools they have out here saying “it will get better”.    It is not even a case where hey, just wait until Pelosi retires, because we are being asked to vote for her corporate replacements.

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

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

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