'So Frustrating': Pelosi Accused of Shutting Bold Progressives Out of Powerful Committees
January 10, 2019 at 11:43 AM - Views: 89 #10614N2DocParticipant
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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.
January 10, 2019 at 11:52 AM #10618game meatParticipant
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The donor class don’t keep her in power for nothing.
January 10, 2019 at 12:22 PM #10628NV WinoModerator
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January 10, 2019 at 1:07 PM #10643Ohio BarbarianModerator
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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
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman
January 10, 2019 at 2:27 PM #10686JustSayinParticipant
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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
January 10, 2019 at 2:47 PM #10695ZimInSeattleParticipant
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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 #SurviveAndRevolt
January 10, 2019 at 3:03 PM #10701
January 10, 2019 at 3:15 PM #10711doh1304Participant
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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)
January 11, 2019 at 2:17 AM #11045Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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maybe her face will start falling off like Michael jacksons.
January 11, 2019 at 8:25 AM #11060djean111Participant
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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.
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