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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to take another thinly veiled shot at the success of rising Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by claiming that a 'glass of water with a D next to its name' would have won her seat.

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She said: 'I can compare my liberal credentials across the board. I said to them: ''Anything you're about, I got that sign in my basement 20 years ago''.

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Out come the claws! Do NOT piss off Big Momma.

#1 | Posted by Spork at 2019-04-16 10:48 AM | Reply

She really doesn't think Democrat voters are very discerning does she, no wonder she's their leadership.

#2 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-16 11:57 AM | Reply


Less the claws, and more the chess pieces.

Spkr Pelosi is moving the party to the political space she thinks it needs to occupy going into 2020.

Spkr Pelosi, in the past, has shown herself to be an excellent political strategist as well as an excellent tactician.

The unknown at this point is, how well is she reading the political landscape? She's done that very well in the past, however, that was before social media came to the forefront.

This one's gonna be fun to watch.

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-16 12:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pelosi compares her own district to AOC's. Oh, the horror:

Pelosi added that New York Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez, popularly referred to as AOC, and fellow young progressives elected in 2018 represented only the margins of American society.

In reference to the November midterms, where the Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives, she picked up a glass and said: 'When we won this election, it wasn't in districts like mine or Alexandria's.

'Those are districts that are solidly Democratic - this glass of whatever would win with a D next to its name in those districts.'

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-16 12:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

The unknown at this point is, how well is she reading the political landscape?

I think everyone is wondering what that landscape is. She's trying to shape it to be sure.

You won't know until the primaries start with voting, how strong the "progressives" have permeated the Democratic party.

It should be interesting, because typically the candidate that can go to the extreme (L or R), usually wins, then has to withstand the walk back to the middle.

Those are districts that are solidly Democratic - this glass of whatever would win with a D next to its name in those districts.'

Just as I said, she isn't giving Democrat voters much credit.

#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-04-16 12:32 PM | Reply

"Just as I said, she isn't giving Democrat voters much credit."

Barring some malfeasance on the part of the Democratic candidate in those districts, she is right. The same thing can be said for many Republican districts, especially ones where the voters think Democrats are evil and/or wear T-shirts that say, "I'd rather be a Russian than a Democrat.
Political reality.

#6 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-16 12:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Winning the election was the easy part, getting the nomination away from an incumbent Democrat was the difficult part.

#7 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-16 01:06 PM | Reply

"The same thing can be said for many Republican districts"

I rest my case:

Poll: Roy Moore leading Alabama GOP field

thehill.com

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-04-16 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The unknown at this point is, how well is she reading the political landscape? She's done that very well in the past, however, that was before social media came to the forefront.

Clearly she's throwing a bone to the moderate Dems in more red states, ones who recognize the facade of Trump's populism and are looking for somebody who's going to do what they believed Trump would do-push government to work for the citizenry and not the rich and corporations.

This isn't rocket science. People don't want identity politics, green new deals ect.

They want stability, predictability and prosperity. Show them you can give them that and work on everything else after you've earned that trust.

#9 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-16 06:16 PM | Reply

What people are going to want after Trump is a Return to Normalcy.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-16 06:31 PM | Reply

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So...Biden?

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-16 08:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Based on my limited knowledge of the candidates, Biden is the most "business as usual" Democrat among the lot.

Perhaps Kamala Harris is actually more that person to a die-hard Democrat, but Biden has the national name recognition thing going for him.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-16 10:14 PM | Reply

#12

Agreed, and if people yearn for something comfortably familiar from the Obama Presidency, then Biden is obviously the choice. That being said, I think that Kamala balances the need for something familiar with a younger flair, so she would be my choice.

#13 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-04-16 10:44 PM | Reply

WEW

seems like I was just commenting on this very topic just a moment ago.

#14 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-16 11:12 PM | Reply

It's being framed as an attack to make click bait. Really, she's saying that we need to look at how to win purple and red districts.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-04-17 08:56 AM | Reply

Beneficiaries of massively gerrymandered district admits it's easy to beat Republicans in them. Film at 11.

#16 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-04-17 09:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

you can go now, Nancy. take a Freedom Medal with you.

#17 | Posted by ichiro at 2019-04-17 06:24 PM | Reply

Pelosi is rather pointedly ignoring that her preferred incumbebt glass of water lost to Aqua Buddha AOC's glass of water in the primary.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-17 06:48 PM | Reply

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