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Friday, January 11, 2019

House Democratic leaders this week passed over New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and other new progressive firebrands for memberships on powerful committees, despite a viral campaign by liberal activist Progressive groups said they saw the news as a setback, as they hope to enact sweeping environmental and economic reforms in the coming years. The Steering and Policy Committee, chaired by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, formally assigns members to committees. The new Democrats have arrived with more than a little fanfare. Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old self-described Democratic socialist, has repeatedly come up short in her efforts to tangle with senior Democrats in her first days in office -- even as her social media following and positive media coverage remain virtually unmatched. As for Tlaib, 42, she apologized earlier this week for causing a "distraction" by calling President Trump a "motherf---er" and promising to impeach him.

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"House Democratic leaders this week passed over New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, and other new progressive firebrands for memberships on powerful committees, despite a viral campaign by liberal activists."

They aren't helping their selves, we support our young "firebrand" progressives, nest primary they will be out. If they are too stupid to see what Ocasio-Cortez did to the opponent in her last primary then they are too dumb to worry about. The Democratic Party is moving forward, thank God! Ocasio-Cortez may be our new leader. I love her! Not in a sexual way. I'm way too old to have a crush on such a beautiful young lady. Oh God, why can't I be a little younger?

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-11 10:52 AM | Reply

Hopefully she'll get this assignment instead:

Ocasio-Cortez in line to get post on powerful banking panel that could probe Trump's finances

The 29-tear-old Bronx-born Democrat said late last year she would seek a post on the Financial Services committee, which covers a variety of money-related issues including supervision of banks, lenders, insurers and corporate campaign donations.

The much sought-after committee is chaired by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who has praised Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow progressive freshmen lawmakers and vowed to use the position to dive into Trump's shady past.

www.nydailynews.com

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-11 10:57 AM | Reply

From Gracie's article:

Ocasio-Cortez's representative, Corbin Trent, told Fox News and the New York Post in a statement that Ocasio-Cortez "hoped to be on it, but we're excited to see what committees she does get."

He added that she was "certainly not" upset by the decision.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-01-11 11:00 AM | Reply

The dems see first hand the risk of giving a newbie a powerful position without sufficient support. Look at the dumpster fire in the Whitehouse.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2019-01-11 03:53 PM | Reply

Pelosi Galore has the last word.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-01-12 10:13 AM | Reply

"Pelosi Galore has the last word." - #5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-01-12 10:13 AM

Great compliment, visitor_

----- Galore was one of the best Bond girls ever.

Plus, she was originally portrayed as one of the bad guys, but ultimately was responsible for saving the day.

#6 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-12 10:18 AM | Reply

Ocasio-Cortez may be our new leader. I love her! Not in a sexual way. I'm way too old to have a crush on such a beautiful young lady. Oh God, why can't I be a little younger?

#1 | POSTED BY DANNI

You realize, don't you, that you're essentially a Trumper with that attitude.

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2019-01-12 01:00 PM | Reply

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