Thursday Open Thread | Nancy Smash for Speaker

In case you have missed it, there are a group of Democrats trying to come for Nancy Smash, as she runs for Speaker again.

They are weak, pathetic, and full of nothing but ageism and misogyny.

Congresswoman Pelosi is a target because she’s effective. But, listening to these clowns, it’s like they memorized the entire GOP Playbook, and are blinded.

Here’s Nancy Smash from Sunday. I appreciate this segment, because too many brand Pelosi as a San Francisco liberal.

The truth has always been…
Nancy lives in San Francisco, but she will ALWAYS be..

Nancy from Baltimore.

Don’t know what that means….you betta ask somebody.

 

 

THIS THREAD

Only those willing to sacrifice it deserve great power. That’s why I’m on #TeamPelosi.

As an avalanche of support from elected Democrats, Obama officials, labor unions, and progressive groups threaten to bury opponents of Nancy Pelosi’s return to the Speakership on the supposed “Left,” the detractors are clinging on to a pathetic, desperate talking point: Nancy Pelosi is not really responsible for engineering the Democrats’ path to power, they say. Or at least, she cannot be credited for the ascendancy unless she is also blamed for the Democratic losses in 2010’s Republican wave that ended the then-Democratic majority in the House.

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Now, the loss in 2010 was largely due to depressed Democratic turnout caused by withering bashing of the Obama administration and the Democratic majority … from the Left, but it is not entirely unfair to hold Nancy Pelosi at least partially responsible for the loss. Speaker Pelosi and President Obama did, in some fashion or other, know that pushing through the Affordable Care Act – which was already the subject of fever-pitch opposition caused by disinformation and racism – could cause a backlash and put Democrats out of power in Congress. But they pushed it through in 2010 anyway, and Democrats suffered a bloodbath.

That was the exact moment I knew that Nancy Pelosi had earned her claim to power.

Being in power is not simply – or even mostly – about what one is willing to do to ascend to power. In a just society, it is more fundamentally about the price at which one is willing to sacrifice immense power.

When Democrats had the full power of the elected branches of the federal government, they had a choice: they could usher in transformative change, rescue a hemorrhaging economy and risk losing power in the very next election. Or, they could put band-aids on the wounds, pursue a few measures that did not arouse Right wing fire in an attempt to protect their power.

There are very few issues where Nancy Pelosi is on the ‘ wrong’ side. Not only is she usually on the right side, she usually is ahead of the pack about being on the right side.

And, about the punks coming after Nancy Smash?

A high-profile critic of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi signaled on Monday that he is seeking to hold negotiations with her about changes to her leadership team, a development that makes her ascendancy to the speakership likelier as her opponents continue to struggle to recruit a challenger.

The decision by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) to shift his attention from Pelosi — by far the front-runner for the speakership and currently running unopposed — to potential discussions over the lower-ranking positions of House majority leader and House majority whip underscored Pelosi’s strength and the desire of her critics to reshuffle the leadership even if she holds the gavel…

Pelosi, however, has given no indication that she is open to talks with Moulton about a deal for the support of moderate critics or that she would ever waver in her support for her longtime deputies, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) and James E. Clyburn (S.C.), who are in line to hold the No. 2 and No. 3 posts in the House next year.

Still, associates of Moulton, 40, said he is hoping to sit down with Pelosi to discuss possible terms for the support of his group, in particular possibly rallying behind a younger member to be House majority leader or House majority whip, with an emphasis on bringing in a new generation to the leadership in the wake of the Democrats’ sweeping gains in the midterm elections…

“Leader Pelosi wants to boil this down to a personal argument, but this is so much bigger than her,” Moulton said in a statement to The Washington Post. “It’s about the entire, stagnant three-person leadership team and having a serious conversation about promoting leaders who reflect the future of our caucus.”

Negotiations with her? With what leverage?

No, dear,YOU made it personal. But, you’re gonna learn.

I can’t wait until January, when we can once again say …

MADAM SPEAKER

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91 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Nancy Smash for Speaker

  1. eliihass says:

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    • Ametia says:

      Day in and day out, we have been blasted, bombarded, and blatantly assaulted with 45’s crass, stupid ass, racism, lying, and dastardly deeds.

      What other man or woman of color as president would be allowed to lie, cheat, and steal in plain sight for decades?

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  8. Ametia says:

    Dumpster’s probably gorging on fast food & sugary drinks. Looks incredibly TOXIC

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    You can’t make this stuff up, fam.. 😂🤔🙄

    “…An announcement that President Enrique Peña Nieto would bestow Mexico’s highest honor for foreigners to Jared Kushner, son-in-law of President Trump, for his role in pushing through the trade pact has incited fury in Mexico, where anger and resentment toward Mr. Trump is intense.

    The Foreign Ministry announced the recipient of the award, the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle, on Tuesday. The incredulity and outrage began to spread almost immediately.

    “In Enrique’s defense, the recognition of Kushner has succeeded in doing something we all thought impossible — THE UNION OF THIS COUNTRY against the contempt shown by this decision,” Javier Risco, a radio announcer, said on Twitter.

    The Aztec Eagle honors non-Mexicans for their service to the country. Once Mr. Kushner is decorated, he will be in the company of Queen Elizabeth II, King Philip VI of Spain, Nelson Mandela, Bill and Melinda Gates, Gabriel García Márquez, historians, scientists and a rock star philanthropist, Bono.

    The president, who will present the award this week on the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting in Buenos Aires, leaves office on Saturday after a six-year term.

    In comments to reporters on Tuesday, Mr. Peña Nieto called Mr. Kushner “a great ally” of Mexico ..

    Practically nobody else in Mexico appeared to see it that way.

    Decorating Mr. Kushner was viewed as an endorsement of Mr. Trump, who began his presidential campaign by insulting Mexican immigrants and calling for the United States to build a wall along the 2,000-mile border — a demand he has been repeating this week during budget negotiations in Washington.

    “Kushner is the son-in-law of someone who called Mexicans ‘murderers and rapists,’” Enrique Krauze, a historian, wrote on Twitter. “Giving him the Aztec Eagle is a supreme attitude of humiliation and cowardice.”

    Jesús Silva-Herzog, a well-known political analyst, was similarly acerbic in his reaction.

    “The Aztec Eagle to Kushner? Really? That is how the government of indignity bids farewell,” he said on Twitter. “A perfect crowning to its indecency.”

    In Washington, White House officials, frustrated by the criticism surrounding the award, tried to draw a line between the work Mr. Kushner had done to establish better trade relations and the disparaging words his father-in-law has used to describe the Mexican people.

    Under Mr. Trump, relations between Mexico and the United States have fallen to their lowest point in more than three decades. Only 6 percent of Mexicans have confidence in the American president, the weakest of any national population in a survey of 25 countries by the Pew Research Center…”

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    Hollering!😂😂😂

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  14. So now we know. CNN doesn’t think Palestinians have rights

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  16. rikyrah says:

    Being from Chicago, I can’t state strong enough the earthquake that happened in Chicago when they raided Ed Burke today. There is no more powerful politician in Chicago than Burke. He has a security detail that rivals the Mayor. His wife is on the Illinois Supreme Court.
    I am still in shock.

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    UH HUH
    UH HUH

    Trump cancels planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at upcoming G-20 summit in Argentina

    In a tweet, President Trump said he was calling off the talks with Putin following Russia’s seizure of Ukrainian ships and crew members this week. Earlier, the Kremlin had confirmed the two leaders had planned to meet this weekend in Buenos Aires.

    Read more »
    https://s2.washingtonpost.com/da1f1e/5c001830e6e81b64de2110bf/YXdhcmVvZjQxMUBnbWFpbC5jb20%3D/2/10/3a569220054ddfca9b49a25bb24a75b5

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  22. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : November 29, 2018

    Ritzy: adjective RIT-see

    Definition
    1 : being, characteristic of, or befitting a snob : snobbish

    2 : impressively or ostentatiously fancy or stylish : fashionable, posh

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/word-of-the-day/ritzy-2018-11-29?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=ritzy001&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=wotd&utm_content=pron

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  25. rikyrah says:

    TRUMP, speaking to reporters outside the White House, says Michael Cohen is “a weak person. And by being weak, unlike other people that you watch, he’s a weak person, and what he’s trying to do is get a reduced sentence. So he is lying about a project everybody knew about.” pic.twitter.com/QVSGJcoRa6— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 29, 2018

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  28. rikyrah says:

    Ya know, re: the whole Cohen thing, I’m not surprised he’s gonna full-snitch.There’s a thing with narcissists. Once a flying monkey gets ostracized, they sometimes awaken as if from a spell and are like “Holy crap, all of that stuff was me? We did all that?!”1/— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) October 18, 2018

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  29. rikyrah says:

    Okay. Let’s talk about a few reasons today’s Cohen plea is significant.First: it expressly contemplates Cohen’s cooperation, which Cohen’s previous agreement did not. Suggests that Mueller is satisfied that Cohen’s cooperating enough to give him an agreement. /1— OkayMaybeItsRICOHat (@Popehat) November 29, 2018

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  32. rikyrah says:

    “Trump has no financial relationships with any Russian oligarchs?”

    Paul Manafort: *mumbles into oblivion*pic.twitter.com/6fy7ioG0vY

    — Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) November 29, 2018

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  33. rikyrah says:

    For #DeutscheBank raid day: this long thread on Mooch’s money-laundering is an explainer on what money-laundering is, and how important Mossack Fonseca leak was for exposing the global laundromat. Ends with important reminders on Mueller’s stellar team. #PanamaPapersGonnaGetcha https://t.co/x8PKk7NRwP— Lincoln’s Bible (@LincolnsBible) November 29, 2018

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  34. rikyrah says:

    And, other fun news:

    From BJ:

    To add to the lulz, a douchebag named Randy Credico, a minor planet in the orbit of Roger Stone, got drunk and went on the Twitter machine last night. Since he’s deleted the tweets and maybe his account, here’s a screen cap for your entertainment.

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    Michael Cohen, Pres Trump’s former personal attorney, reaches new plea deal with Mueller this morning. Expected to enter guilty plea for false statements to Congress coupled with dozens of hours of testimony potentially damaging to Pres Trump–Special Counsel values testimony.

    — GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) November 29, 2018

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  37. rikyrah says:

    Her family is also strong anti-gay

    She is a fraud

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  38. rikyrah says:

    Down ballot matters!!!

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    Love the Power Red😊

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  42. rikyrah says:

    b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) Tweeted:
    The Second Amendment snd American gun ownership is so tied to an idealized white manhood that there is no world in which black Americans and others outside of that ideal can claim its full protections and have them recognized by white society.

    https://t.co/Q49bDs2Oqv https://twitter.com/jbouie/status/1067775063829680130?s=17

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    • Ametia says:

      So true, and in the end, these white men are dying by the thousands from gun violence, suicide, and opioid addictions.

      In the end, they will leave this world bitter, hateful, ignorant, racists, poor, rich, greedy, power-hungry, traits like any other ethnic group, but at least they are WHITE, right?

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      Black Excellence!

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      • majiir says:

        Something that has always existed but has been deliberately suppressed so that millions of Americans will never know how many contributions we’ve made to the U.S. and to the world. Until the movie ”Hidden Figures” came out, few Americans knew that the brains doing the calculations for early space missions were due to black excellence.

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    Her life would make a great movie.

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  62. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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