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Wed Jan 23, 2019, 08:27 PM

Katie Hill on "All In" just said "not gonna happen that this freshman class will ...

sit down and wait their turn. " New rep from CA - very impressive. I have to say that these new reps getting inspired to run and getting elected are one really good thing to come out of all the craziness.

I have been really impressed with how articulate and direct they are. No canned talking points; no politician speak. Just clearly articulated sensibility. WHat a breath of fresh air. They certainly don't seem to be the radical activists that Faux likes to paint them.

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Reply Katie Hill on "All In" just said "not gonna happen that this freshman class will ... (Original post)
Amaryllis Jan 2019 OP
BigmanPigman Jan 2019 #1
Amaryllis Jan 2019 #2
BigmanPigman Jan 2019 #5
drmeow Jan 2019 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Jan 2019 #18
Snotcicles Jan 2019 #3
oberliner Jan 2019 #4
DAMANgoldberg Jan 2019 #17
oberliner Jan 2019 #21
pecosbob Jan 2019 #7
GulfCoast66 Jan 2019 #8
pecosbob Jan 2019 #9
GulfCoast66 Jan 2019 #12
pecosbob Jan 2019 #14
ancianita Jan 2019 #10
pecosbob Jan 2019 #11
Hermit-The-Prog Jan 2019 #20
SleeplessinSoCal Jan 2019 #13
Basement Beat Jan 2019 #15
George II Jan 2019 #16
MadDAsHell Jan 2019 #19

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 08:40 PM

1. Balance is needed in all aspects of life.

The older and experienced and the newer and inexperienced all combined to our benefit.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 08:43 PM

2. And Nancy is doing a beautiful job of integrating them in a balanced way. We

desperately need her experience and wisdom at this time.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 09:01 PM

5. She sure as Hell is!!!

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 09:15 PM

6. I agree

There is a big difference between "sitting down and waiting their turn" and acknowledging that there is a learning curve to being a legislator. I fully support the freshman class's agenda - I just don't want them to burn any bridges out of inexperience. The fact of the matter is that they are employees of the voters. As with any JOB, there's a need for on the job training. You don't come into a company and expect to be promoted to CEO your first month on the job. That doesn't mean that you can't get anything done, that you can't contribute ideas, or that you can't have an accelerated promotion schedule.

However, we don't want them to be like the Tea Party Republican freshman class. We were rightfully furious at the "its our way or the highway" and "we have a mandate" and "if we have to break it we will" attitude of those yahoos. Learn the ropes, develop relationships, and build your coalition - that's what Pelosi is good at. It will lead to more solid and successful long term outcomes. Keep the big, lofty goals but don't sneer at small steps, either. "We were elected to shake things up" is cold comfort if you ride roughshod over the people you need to have on your side. To people who do not have the same ideology, this freshman class can feel like those effing Tea Partiers.

This reminds me too much of the "we have to have term limits" people who seem to think having experience is automatically a bad thing!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 07:21 AM

18. Absolutely +1. . . . nt

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 08:45 PM

3. I liked her. nt

 

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 08:52 PM

4. They are keeping it real

 

Love the new crop of Democrats!

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:16 AM

17. 💯is the keywords here.

That is what they were elected to do, and so far, they're doing it.

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Reply #17)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 04:26 PM

21. Yes indeed

 

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:04 PM

7. I sincerely hope we see an end to all the left-bashing done here lately...

but I fear it will only get worse as the primary approaches and the trolls show up in force.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:17 PM

8. Give me a break. There is no left bashing here!

We are all on the left.

Were you pissed off at all the Pelosi bashing done by the ‘left’ before she won the speakership we knew she deserved? Too Establishment, too old, too monied? Cause in my mind that is left bashing.
Not hearing that here now, are you?

I think you are confusing left bashing with justified criticism of those not on the Democratic Party Playbook.

And perhaps those who are not a member of the Democratic Party.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:25 PM

9. All you have to do is look at my posts and you will see that I was

I'm just tired of seeing articles and comments labeling politicians who are far to my right as leftist or radical. We have no radical left in this country. Only in a nation such as ours would Elizabeth Warren could be called anything but a moderate. Another candidate Kamala Harris is a former prosecutor... I guarantee you she will be the next one they label a radical. It would be funny if it weren't so sad.

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Response to pecosbob (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:37 PM

12. Well, maybe we agree. Maybe.

But on DU most of the attacks of the are not coming from a philosophical position.

But a personality position.

Because there is no right on DU. We are all on the left. Any attacks of a progressive come from supporters of a leftist candidate. Who may or may not be a member of the Democratic Party.

I like Harris. And think a Brown/Harris ticket would be unbeatable.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:44 PM

14. I also think Brown/Harris would be hard to defeat

Brown has been a strong voice for labor over the years, but of course any former prosecutor is going to seem at best centrist from my perspective, but it is what it is. I realize we're in America and our nation is not terribly bright politically. Were only a couple of steps from Judge's 'Idiocracy' in this country.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:31 PM

10. One thing I see the experienced learn: One generation's radical ideas are another's common sense.

Common sense is the medicine for our sickened body politic. Doctor Speaker Pelosi knows how to prescribe the right doses at the right times and to the right people.

I'll bet she loved the video tweet of AOC roaming the halls, saying, "Where's Mitch?!"

She won't say it, but she gives no fucks, either, when AOC says that very thing on Stephen Colbert.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:35 PM

11. This I hope

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Response to ancianita (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 02:19 PM

20. Speaker Pelosi: #WheresMitch?!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:43 PM

13. Our new Rep Harley Rouda has been appointed to the Oversight committee.

It's like an "Oh Snap!" to the finally defeated Rohrabacher. And this weekend we vote for delegates. So many fabulous women got Haemrket elected. There were great guys too. But it was the professional women who were energized and wicked smart.


https://www.harleyforcongress.com/2018/10/29/900-strong/

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:47 PM

15. And why should they?

They were voted in to work for their constituents NOW.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:58 PM

16. Katie Hill gave Ayanna Pressley her office "lottery" number for choosing offices so that Pressley...

...could be assigned the office once used by her childhood hero, Shirley Chisholm.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 01:48 PM

19. "We're so proud of all the women we elected; now they need to sit down and shut the fk up!"

 

Embarrassing how quickly people turn on women when they are no longer useful political tools.

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