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Wed Jan 16, 2019, 11:51 PM

Jennifer Rubin's WAPO headline: Facing Trump's tantrum, Pelosi takes away the TV

lol Jennifer Rubin's WAPO headline:

"Facing Trump’s tantrum, Pelosi takes away the TV."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/01/16/pelosi-case-tantrum-take-away-tv/



To say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has mastered the art of dealing with President Trump would be a gross understatement. She fact-checked him in the Oval Office on live TV and passed spending bills to reopen the government, thereby reinforcing Trump’s responsibility for the shutdown. To top it off, she’s taking away the president’s TV. More precisely, in response to Trump’s nearly month-long temper tantrum, she has told him he won’t get his prime-time State of the Union address on Jan. 29.

In a letter to Trump, she writes, “During the 19th Century and up until the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, these annual State of the Union messages were delivered to Congress in writing. And since the start of modern budgeting in Fiscal Year 1977, a State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown.” She then explains that both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, which are charged with security, “have not been funded for 26 days now – with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs.” Given all that, we couldn’t possibly have the speech, she says.

She concludes: “I suggest that we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29th.” (I vote for delivering it in writing.)

(Snip)

You wonder why in the world Democrats ever considered replacing her. She knows she has power, she willingly and skillfully deploys it, and, as she has said, as a mother of 5 children, knows how to handle a toddler’s meltdown. She also knows what Trump craves most — attention and TV cameras. (Remember, he couldn’t stand it when she had the limelight on Jan. 3 so felt compelled to enter the White House briefing room — but take no questions.)

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Reply Jennifer Rubin's WAPO headline: Facing Trump's tantrum, Pelosi takes away the TV (Original post)
populistdriven Jan 2019 OP
Hekate Jan 2019 #1
populistdriven Jan 2019 #4
Hekate Jan 2019 #23
YessirAtsaFact Jan 2019 #5
populistdriven Jan 2019 #8
zipplewrath Jan 2019 #26
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2019 #27
dhol82 Jan 2019 #2
Hekate Jan 2019 #24
oasis Jan 2019 #3
emulatorloo Jan 2019 #6
dalton99a Jan 2019 #7
smirkymonkey Jan 2019 #9
iluvtennis Jan 2019 #19
Pepsidog Jan 2019 #10
Mme. Defarge Jan 2019 #11
not fooled Jan 2019 #12
Demovictory9 Jan 2019 #13
burrowowl Jan 2019 #14
LiberalFighter Jan 2019 #15
SCantiGOP Jan 2019 #16
gratuitous Jan 2019 #17
RainCaster Jan 2019 #18
robbob Jan 2019 #20
RainCaster Jan 2019 #22
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2019 #21
populistdriven Jan 2019 #25
DeminPennswoods Jan 2019 #28
Dem_4_Life Jan 2019 #29

Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 11:54 PM

1. Paywall. Can you give us the usual 4 paragraphs?

It's a great headline, though.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

4. Done, yes that headline is a glorious one

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Response to populistdriven (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:07 AM

23. Thanks!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:03 AM

5. How to get around the paywall

Copy the link. Open a private/incognito browser window.

Paste the link into the url of the private window.

Press enter

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:09 AM

8. On Android inbrowser works great

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:12 PM

26. private/incognito

What's a private/incognito window?

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:18 PM

27. or, accept no cookies, or use lynx or links

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 11:56 PM

2. First two paragraphs

To say House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has mastered the art of dealing with President Trump would be a gross understatement. She fact-checked him in the Oval Office on live TV and passed spending bills to reopen the government, thereby reinforcing Trump’s responsibility for the shutdown. To top it off, she’s taking away the president’s TV. More precisely, in response to Trump’s nearly month-long temper tantrum, she has told him he won’t get his prime-time State of the Union address on Jan. 29.

In a letter to Trump, she writes, “During the 19th Century and up until the presidency of Woodrow Wilson, these annual State of the Union messages were delivered to Congress in writing. And since the start of modern budgeting in Fiscal Year 1977, a State of the Union address has never been delivered during a government shutdown.” She then explains that both the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, which are charged with security, “have not been funded for 26 days now – with critical departments hamstrung by furloughs.” Given all that, we couldn’t possibly have the speech, she says

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:07 AM

24. Thanks!

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2019, 11:56 PM

3. He he

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:07 AM

6. Great op-ed. And the title is brilliantly hilarious

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:07 AM

7. "There is little doubt who's going to get the blame"

Meanwhile, Trump’s overall approval rating is a puny 37 percent. “Trump’s support among Republicans and Republican leaners remains high (80% approve), while nearly all Democrats and Democratic leaners (96%) disapprove of his job performance. The partisan gap in Trump’s job approval is wider than for any president in more than six decades.”

In short, Pelosi has the full support of her party and a sizable majority of the country behind her. Unlike Trump, many don’t view the wall as a dire issue, but 58 percent do see the shutdown as a “very serious” matter.

We don’t know how this will end, but should the shutdown create a serious safety hazard or take a big chunk out of the economy, there is little doubt who’s going to get the blame. And Pelosi knows it.


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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:10 AM

9. Well done Nancy!

 

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 01:42 AM

19. Indeed

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:24 AM

10. Reading these headlines and watching AOC's where's Mitch routine is really fun!

The ladies are kicking some ass in DC.

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:35 AM

11. Best. Headline. Ever.

But, seriously, Mme. Speaker would really prefer a written report from him?

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:43 AM

12. Here's a preview

of donnie's written SOTU

[link:|]

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:49 AM

13. Wonderful

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 01:11 AM

14. Very well done Nancy!

Should be read aloud on network news!

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 01:17 AM

15. Why I am against term limits. Experience and knowledge is power.

Term limits should only be implemented at the ballot box.

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 01:27 AM

16. An old friend who I no longer talk to

Told me the day after the 2016 election that he felt “giddy” at the outcome.

News like this makes me understand how he felt.

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 01:34 AM

17. Pelosi raised five kids

She's handled a tantrum or two in her day. Hasn't forgotten much about how to do it, either.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 01:40 AM

18. If only she could take him over her knee

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #18)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:03 AM

20. Umm...he might actually LIKE that...

eww...brain bleach please...

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Response to robbob (Reply #20)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:25 AM

22. Not if the video went out on Twitter

Spanky would be embarrassed

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:12 AM

21. Her daughter said she could cut your head off without you knowing it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 02:58 PM

25. Whoa, both fearsome and magnificent

Rare combination

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:21 PM

28. Am pleasantly surprised at NDP's expert level of trolling

Trump.

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Response to populistdriven (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 03:26 PM

29. Yesterday my mom said..."It's like go clean your room and don't come out until it is clean"

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