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Moderate House Democrats rebelling

9 moderate House Democrats are bucking Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. They are sending her a letter demanding that the House pass the 1 trillion dollar infrastructure bill and are demanding that that bill must be signed into law before they will vote for 3.5 trillion dollar bill. IMO if these moderates succeed in tying Speaker Pelosi's hands it is the death knell for the 3.5 trillion dollar bill.

I welcome comment.

Nicolle Wallace bashing

On Thursday night, the Supreme Court issued a new injunction against a New York state law meant to shield tenants from eviction in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the order came on what's known as the shadow docket, which means the majority's decision is unsigned and typically offers little to no defense for the court's action.

What does this have to do with Nicolle? Nicolle, and, by the way, Chris Hayes and Rachel, have been beating the drums for Senate Democrats to do something to counter the GQP anti-democratic election/voter laws. Many people are under the false assumption that Marc Elias will defeat those GQP laws. Reality check; Marc Elias said that he can't beat back these himself. Elias said that some of those laws will be blessed by our partisan SC. Elias said that 4 justices have stated that states have "absolute power" regarding elections and voter laws. Elias, Nicolle, Chris, Rachel, have "all" said that Democrats need to pass federal legislation, federal protection. People here who don't want to hear that, who are whistling past the graveyard, are doing our country a disservice by believing that we can win elections by "getting out the vote."

Chuck Schumer needs to cut back on the Senate's month long vacation and get to work and that's not bashing Democrats, that's talking turkey. The SC we have will not overturn every or maybe any of those GQP anti-democratic laws. We should be talking about adding justices to the court to save our democracy but I bet that idea will be shot down because it is too progressive.

Rant off.

NCAA National Wrestling Tourney

The NCAA wrestling tourney will be held March 17-19 in Detroit, Mi.

Just a heads up, tickets for the tourney are on sale now, I got mine, they go fast.

Anyone watching Nicolle Wallace right now?

I can't talk about her 1st segment or I might get an alert. It has to do with Democrats going on vacation with no known plan to stop the GQP election rigging/suppression. Pretty depressing segment.

IMO, there won't be an infrastructure bill.

I see that the Senate has whittled its bill down to 550 billion dollars gutting many Democratic initiatives. The scaled down bill will probably pass the Senate today but I see no way in hell the House will approve it. If the Senate bill had to get scaled down to 550 billion I see no way a 3 trillion+ House bill gets passed. I have no inside info just logic. I have seen the Republican strategy and it is delay, delay, delay, obstruct, obstruct, obstruct.

I hope to hell I am wrong. Maybe the House will surrender its bill for the 550 billion dollar bill but Speaker Pelosi says the 2 bills must be linked together. Good luck.

Call it what it is dammit;

I get it that the MSM is right wing and controls the narrative, for example, why do we religiously call the border fence a border wall?

This really pisses me off though, let's call what MF45 did by its proper name; sedition.

se·di·tion
/səˈdiSH(?n/

noun
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.

I don't expect GQPers to call it sedition but I do expect everyone else to call it sedition.

Don't underestimate the power of the narrative.

GQP select committee strategy

The GQP strategy is to discredit the 1/6 select committee as being a one sided partisan committee.

I was watching the hearing on msnbc and when it was over on comes Chuck Toad to give a platform to the GQP strategy. He brought on a GQP politician who proceeded to bash the committee as not having opposition GQP members.

I turned the Channel to CNN.

Barrack's private jet

What are the odds that Barrack flies from California to New York in his private jet to his hearing on Monday?

What is the nearest country with no US extradition?

Kavanaugh wasn't vetted.

The FBI and or the White House lawyers covered up Kavanaugh's record instead of conducting an investigation. I understand that Democratic Senators have written a stern letter to FBI Director Wray but to you legal people out there, what is the procedure for removing Kavanaugh in light of his record was not investigated but instead covered up. I mean we had a reputable person (Ford) accuse him of sexual assault.

Democrats can't allow his confirmation to stand without a fight. (A fight is not a stern letter)

Notice how the MSM also covers this up.

Democrats have lost the narrative

I know what the rules are regarding speaking negatively of Democrats, with that said, if I just go gleefully on praising them I would be doing a disservice to them.

I hear or see no discussion of S1, I guess it's dead and we will just have to wait until the next election to see if we can overcome voter suppression, gerrymandering, and allowing Republicans to choose their own Electoral college delegates regardless of the voters preferences.

I also see time spent on the bipartisan infrastructure bill was wasted time and now I am reading today that the infrastructure bill that is scheduled to be passed through reconciliation is in danger of failing unless it is scaled way back. Will Democrats unite and pass a strong infrastructure bill?

No, I see that the narrative today has moved on to raising the debt ceiling. The reason for this narrative is to paint Democrats as big spenders who must be stopped increasing the national debt. As a matter of fact, Lyndsey Graham has come out and flatly stated that there must be cuts to Social Security and Medicare before Republicans will agree to raise the debt ceiling. So my question about this is, surely Democrats will not capitulate to any negotiations regarding Graham's demand, surely Democrats will ignore this demand for cuts SS and Medicare? Also, why is raising the debt ceiling the narrative now? Republicans are excellent at controlling the narrative because the MSM is complicit with them. We need Democrats to force the narrative back where it belongs, S1, bold infrastructure, getting vaccinated and suppressing Covid mutations, getting to the bottom of who was behind the insurrection and not just holding the people who invaded the Capitol accountable but the funders and members of Congress who were complicit.

I will appreciate anyone who can talk me off the ledge I am on.

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