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Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:06 PM

Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes to become the next House speaker

Source: Washington Post

An unbowed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insisted Thursday that she has the votes to become the chamber’s speaker despite solid opposition from more than a dozen Democrats who want fresh leadership when the party takes control of the chamber next year.

“I have overwhelming support in my caucus to be speaker of the House,” Pelosi told reporters. “I happen to think at this point, I’m the best person for that.”

A vote in the Democratic caucus is scheduled for Nov. 28. The full will House vote Jan. 3 to elect a new speaker.

During her remarks, Pelosi touted the size of the Democratic victory in the midterm election, which she called “almost a tsunami.” With a few races still to be decided, Democrats are poised to pick up close to 40 seats in the chamber.

She called that “the biggest victory for the Democrats since 1974, when the Watergate babies came in.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-leader-nancy-pelosi-says-she-has-the-votes-to-become-the-next-house-speaker/2018/11/15/2262e334-e8c7-11e8-b8dc-66cca409c180_story.html?utm_term=.24d706de2bec



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Reply Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has the votes to become the next House speaker (Original post)
malchickiwick Nov 2018 OP
lilactime Nov 2018 #1
DownriverDem Nov 2018 #17
Post removed Nov 2018 #2
skylucy Nov 2018 #3
groundloop Nov 2018 #4
DownriverDem Nov 2018 #18
AllyCat Nov 2018 #25
sprinkleeninow Nov 2018 #29
Freethinker65 Nov 2018 #5
cyclonefence Nov 2018 #6
flibbitygiblets Nov 2018 #15
SFnomad Nov 2018 #16
CatWoman Nov 2018 #7
ProfessorGAC Nov 2018 #8
DownriverDem Nov 2018 #20
George II Nov 2018 #9
CatMor Nov 2018 #10
ck4829 Nov 2018 #11
sandensea Nov 2018 #12
SunSeeker Nov 2018 #13
iluvtennis Nov 2018 #14
lark Nov 2018 #19
joanbarnes Nov 2018 #21
burrowowl Nov 2018 #27
brooklynite Nov 2018 #33
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2018 #22
AlexSFCA Nov 2018 #23
AllyCat Nov 2018 #24
Pope George Ringo II Nov 2018 #26
sprinkleeninow Nov 2018 #28
ellie Nov 2018 #30
marble falls Nov 2018 #31
Scurrilous Nov 2018 #32
DeminPennswoods Nov 2018 #34
Cha Nov 2018 #37
flying-skeleton Nov 2018 #35
Doitnow Nov 2018 #36
Cha Nov 2018 #38
oasis Nov 2018 #39
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2018 #40
dalton99a Nov 2018 #41
libdem4life Nov 2018 #42

Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:13 PM

1. She DESERVES overwhelming support!

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Response to lilactime (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:10 PM

17. We need her

The next 2 years are going to be pure hell with trump and the repubs. She will give trump hell. She knows how it works. I can't believe newbies think they would be up to the task.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:14 PM

3. Here some more of those!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:15 PM

4. Good...our energy needs to be spent on keeping Tiny under control, not infighting

I've heard several people mention the possibility of Speaker Pelosi stepping aside in a couple of years after grooming someone new for the position.... that wouldn't be a bad option. In any case Pelosi has the knowledge and experience to get things done.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:12 PM

18. Crazy right?

Just the fact that these newbies thought they were going to take over is insane. I saw where the 5 white guys pushing to unseat Nancy have less progressive votes than Nancy. We need to focus on our agenda and sticking it to the repubs.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:18 PM

25. She just needs to get the next person ready to take over

When Pelosi is sworn in as POTUS.

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:56 PM

29. This, but not now!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:15 PM

5. Yep. Nancy will show them how it is done.

When SHE is ready and the time is right, SHE will choose to pass the baton to someone else.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:17 PM

6. On top of all the other reasons I want her back

as Speaker of the House, please add:

her very existence pisses off Republicans like nothing else

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:57 PM

15. She scares the pants off Republicans because she is so effective

We would not have the ACA without her. "Obamacare" could easily have been called "Pelosi-care" because SHE made that happen.

Any Dem speaker that the R's are happy about is cause for concern. They are NOT happy about her, and for very good reason.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:09 PM

16. That's just it ... the Democrats could put no person that would make the Republicans happy

 

It's just like the "oh God no" chorus when it's brought up that Clinton might run again ... "oh God no", because she is hated so much. It's like, do you really think that Republicans will do group hugs with anyone the Democrats nominate?

(side note, I really don't think Clinton will run again, she would have been out there campaigning a lot more in the 2018 election if she were. I don't want to derail this into another Clinton hatefest)

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:18 PM

7. BRAVO

Nancy

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:18 PM

8. Seems Like A "Well, Duh!"

The last two years weren't because Nancy let things happen for "it" while the speaker/leader of the opposition. She was NOT the speaker of the house.

The dems were in the minority. How anybody could logically blame what happened on Pelosi is mind boggling.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:15 PM

20. Totally agree

I'm beginning to wonder about these newbies.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:18 PM

9. Let's get this over and done with - elect her Speaker. Period.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:21 PM

10. Wonderful ..... she's the best.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:27 PM

11. K&R

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:30 PM

12. The most successful House Speaker since John McCormack

Why would Democrats even consider ditching her.

Because our Rethug friends don't like her!?

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:31 PM

13. Good. We need this drama to be over and focus on the work we need to do. nt

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 12:48 PM

14. Woohoo, yippee, hooray, bravo.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:13 PM

19. Woohoo!!

We need Nancy and shame on those with no experience wanting her out because she's an elderly woman. She kicks ass and they are not helping our side win.

Go, Nancy, go!!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:22 PM

21. Soon to be "Madame President!"

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:30 PM

27. Hope so!

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 04:22 PM

33. Not a chance that'll happen

1. Trump won't be Impeached and Convicted

2. If he did, Pence wouldn't be simultaneously Impeached and Convicted

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:22 PM

22. KR NT

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 01:30 PM

23. gop scared shitless that she'll be the speaker again

cause she is super effective.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:16 PM

24. Yay! Let's get to work!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:29 PM

26. Frankly, I don't have as much emotional investment in her as most here.

I'd be open to the idea of somebody better, but I haven't found a source who has actually been able to name somebody who is genuinely better. Failing that, let's get this behind us and get to work.

(Admittedly, Obama and Hillary would have provoked hilarious GOP responses, but at some point we've got to be serious, and that means Speaker Pelosi.)

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 02:55 PM

28. The proof is "in the pudding". Blue Tidal Wave. Nancy! 💙

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:02 PM

30. YESSSSSS!

GO NANCY!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:53 PM

31. Wish they voted on it today, shut down the discord from those who don't get that Pelosi ...

actually has good solid experience that will be helpful as we keep cheetolini under control until the 2020 race.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 03:55 PM

32. K&R

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 05:45 PM

34. These "rebel" dolts apparently can't figure out the GOP

is the one that wants Pelosi out because she's an effective leader. I seriously doubt many, if any, voters for the rebels voted for them because the candidate said they didn't support Pelosi.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #34)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 10:20 PM

37. lol@rebel dolts.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 06:38 PM

35. YESSSSSSSSS !!!!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 06:48 PM

36. --Last I heard, Nancy Pelosi know how to count votes!!!!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 10:22 PM

38. Mahalo, malchickiwick!

Nancy Pelosi!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2018, 11:49 PM

39. Nancy was just getting warmed up before. Her best is yet to come.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 11:12 AM

41. She did an amazing job and she deserves it.

Plain and simple

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2018, 11:58 AM

42. Two more years...at least!! Love her or hate her...her indication of putting Progressives

 

in as Committee Chairs speaks to her commitment to train her replacement...love to see Beto O'Rourke...and to help shift the party a bit to the left. I'd guess AOC stands to reap one of them, maybe this choice?

And as has been pointed out up thread...the Republicans hate her with a white hot hate...maybe even more than HRC. Sweet.

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