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Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:00 PM

 

Dems push back against anti-Pelosi insurgents

House Democrats are pushing back against the small but vocal group of colleagues trying to oust Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), fearing the internal rift is damaging the party’s chances of winning back the House next year. Whatever you think of Pelosi’s leadership, these voices say, the middle of the cycle is no time to attempt an insurrection. “We ought to be focused on 2018 [and] not be distracted by who we have [as leader] right now,” said Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Texas). “We can’t be talking about this … right after we had a November election. “We’ve got to focus on 2018.

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But a growing number of Democrats, representing a crosscut of regions and ideologies, say blaming Pelosi for the Democrats’ losses is misguided because any leader the Democrats seat will instantly become the target of similar GOP attack ads. “It’s being taken out of context,” said Rep. (D-N.C.), former chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus. “If it was a [Steny] Hoyer, or if it was a [James] Clyburn, or if it was whoever — Linda Sanchez — anyone we would elect would have a negative in certain parts of the country.” Rep. (D-Va.) agreed, citing the Republicans’ attack ads on former Speaker Tip O’Neil (D-Mass.) amid the oil crisis of 1980. “They demonized him. They made commercials with him looking like a fat, out-of-touch guy who was laughing all the way while the car was running out of gas,” Connolly said. “Two years later he’s the hero of senior citizens [for] protecting Social Security and protecting the country against the ravages of Ronald Reagan. “Things change, images can change,” he added. “Public opinion can be very fickle.” With that in mind, many Democrats say, Pelosi’s public dissenters are undermining the party’s efforts to forge a 2018 economic message and contrast it against that of President Trump and the Republicans. “Members are getting pretty tired of these ‘Democrats divided,’ stories,” said a Democratic aide keeping tabs on the ongoing saga.

https://mtnvnews.com/dems-push-back-against-anti-pelosi-insurgents/118351/

This small group is getting on my nerves. I'm with Nancy.

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NYResister Jul 2017 OP
pirateshipdude Jul 2017 #1
wasupaloopa Jul 2017 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 2017 #4
pirateshipdude Jul 2017 #6
NastyRiffraff Jul 2017 #13
NYResister Jul 2017 #14
shenmue Jul 2017 #2
Dawson Leery Jul 2017 #5
pirateshipdude Jul 2017 #8
sharedvalues Jul 2017 #7
Me. Jul 2017 #10
sharedvalues Jul 2017 #11
Me. Jul 2017 #9
skylucy Jul 2017 #12
NBachers Jul 2017 #15
iluvtennis Jul 2017 #20
NurseJackie Jul 2017 #16
Dawson Leery Jul 2017 #17
NYResister Jul 2017 #21
Me. Jul 2017 #18
iluvtennis Jul 2017 #19

Response to NYResister (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:01 PM

1. These very people demand Democrats with spines. Here it is. The line. No. Pelosi stays. Eom

 

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Response to pirateshipdude (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:08 PM

3. To me they are the same as Bernie or Busters

 

Pelosi has a million times the political instinks that these folks have.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:11 PM

4. This

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:33 PM

6. Pelosi is effective, experienced, smart and bold. It makes no sense to continually demand

 

she step down. I agree.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 09:11 PM

13. +1,000

There's no comparison. Nancy is experienced, tough, and very smart. The BoBs are none of that.

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 09:31 PM

14. +1

 

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Response to NYResister (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:05 PM

2. Me too

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Response to NYResister (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:17 PM

5. The treasonous far left and treasonous far right would

love to see Nancy gone. Then Tim Ryan can do his Dick Gephardt impersonation and give everything away to yet another illegitimate Republican Occupant of the White House.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:34 PM

8. +1. One really needs to look beside them to see who their allies are.

 

If it is RW, one has gotta kind of wonder if they are not missing something.

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Response to NYResister (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:34 PM

7. GOPs demonization of Pelosi is so effective that even Democrats believe it

https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2017/06/23/gop-demonization-pelosi-effective-that-even-democrats-believe/ACmXCRnmRiBq2IjtzwYz0M/story.html

This is an excellent atrticle. Worth a read.

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Still, there is something odd about the attacks on Pelosi. They have little to do what she has or hasn’t done as House majority leader, but rather how Republicans perceive her.

This has all come to a head because Pelosi became the focal point of the Republican campaign message in the Georgia special election. Republican Karen Handel relentlessly tied her opponent, Jon Ossoff, directly to Pelosi and her supposed “San Francisco values.” Since Pelosi is so disliked among rank-and-file Republicans, that linkage succeeded in rallying GOP voters and helping Handel prevail.

It’s emblematic of the one campaign skill that Republicans have consistently mastered — demonizing their political opponents. They did it to Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and John Kerry, and they most certainly did it to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:42 PM

10. Interesting Article

But people should realize that because THEY do it doesn't mean we have too.

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Response to Me. (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:44 PM

11. Yes! I'd say that's the whole point - we should avoid it because they do it on purpose

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Response to NYResister (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:39 PM

9. Hallelujah!

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Response to NYResister (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 08:50 PM

12. Nancy Pelosi is great! The Repubs would love it if she was not

in leadership.

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Response to NYResister (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 10:18 PM

15. I took visiting Chicago Democrat friends past Nancy's San Francisco home yesterday. Pointed it out

with pride. Sorry, dickworms - Nancy stays.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #15)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 10:55 PM

20. :loveya:

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Response to NYResister (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 10:20 PM

16. I'm with Nancy! ❤️❤️❤️

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 10:21 PM

17. Same here.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 10, 2017, 12:42 AM

21. Absolutely!

 

Me, too!

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Response to NYResister (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 10:41 PM

18. Kick

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Response to NYResister (Original post)

Sun Jul 9, 2017, 10:50 PM

19. I'm with Nancy too. Dem house reps had an election in Nov/Dec and she won. Grow up.

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