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    Democrats devour their own

    Post  sinister_midget on Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:55 am

    Democrats devour their own

    Democrats took over the House with glee, saw in horror who their speaker will be, and said, aw, Fudge.

    As in Marcia Fudge. She is a 10-year Democrat congresswoman from suburban Cleveland. Fudge is a former head of the Congressional Black Caucus.

    The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Fudge may challenge Nancy Pelosi for the speaker's gavel. 

    Black people provide one-fourth of the votes for Democrats. They want a turn running the House.

    "When you look at the people who support this party the most, they are women and African Americans and especially African American women. We keep talking about diversity, but there is nothing diverse about the top of our ticket. We have to not just talk the talk, but walk the walk," Fudge said.

    She has support beyond the black caucus. Democrat congressman Seth Mouton of Massachusetts told CNN, "Just look at the amazing number of women who ran and won on a platform of change. People of color... historic number of women veterans. We need to answer that call for change, and change in leadership."

    This is not just about Pelosi.

    Politico reported, "The Congressional Black Caucus passed a vote of no confidence in Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez on Wednesday, the latest sign of lingering bad blood between lawmakers on Capitol Hill and the Democratic Party’s top official.

    "According to CBC members, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, started a debate over the national party’s superdelegate policy, which led to a motion of no confidence in Perez, who took over the DNC in February 2017."

    The black caucus supported Keith Ellison.

    That would be Keith Ellison the woman beater. Of which there's a police report and pictures of bruising. The co-chair of the DNC. The head law enforcement guy over Minnesota now.

    This is what the party is becoming. The people who are losing out on all of this made it that way.

    White liberals went all in on race to gain power. We have seen what this has done to city after city. Baltimore, Detroit, and Oakland are prime examples. 

    The Democrat Party itself may be next.

    However, I caution conservatives. A purge is long overdue. No one in Democrat leadership in the House (Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn) is under 70.

    They have been in place for more than a decade with little to show for it except a mamby-pamby health law that at the end of the day did nothing but create confusion.

    The new leadership will be "more diverse" (non-white) and "better educated" (indoctrinated). Bernie Sanders may have lost the nomination two years ago but his people are winning the party.

    That does not bode well for this nation's future. 

    That's how Venezuela became the powerhouse it is today. That's how Greece fell  into ruin not so many years ago. That's what Brazil nearly became and is now trying to crawl out from under. That's what made Russia a mess after the collapse of the Soviet Union. That's what keeps Indonesia in 3rd world status. That's what made (and keeps) Nicaragua in poor economic shape. That's what brought Honduras down from its already low economic state.

    But it'll work this time. All of those failures are because socialism wasn't implemented properly. This time people are smarter and they know how to do it the right way.


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    Post  sinister_midget on Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:04 am

    It’s the Ocasio-Cortez party now — Nancy Pelosi is just leading it

    Socialist know-nothing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the future of the Democrat Party. Nancy Pelosi is its past, but she’s probably its present too despite threats to deny her another Speakership.

    The Ocasio-Cortez contingent in the party has determined that Nancy Pelosi simply isn’t radical enough. That will be news to many on the American Right for whom she has served as a longtime bête noir and whose strident advocacy of San Francisco values provided fodder for countless Republican campaign ads and fundraising letters.

    For Republicans she’s a radical who favors amnesty, citizenship, and voting rights for illegal aliens, government funded abortion on demand, and impeaching the president. But in the current Democrat Party she’s a mushy moderate. For her part, Ocasio-Cortez spent Tuesday, her first day in Washington, DC, protesting climate change in Pelosi’s office. And here I thought climate change was President Trump’s fault.

    So what do Democrats want? For one thing, they seem to want people decidedly to the Left of Pelosi. After all, in the recently past election they elected not only Ocasio-Cortez but also fellow-travelers like Lauren Underwood in Illinois and the Israel-hating Ilhan Omar who has been accused of marrying her brother. But that doesn’t mean Pelosi won’t take up the Speaker’s gavel again. She’s a shrewd and ruthless political operator who retains the loyalty of much of the caucus, even though some progressives promised in their campaigns this fall that they would not support her. And Democrats might not want internal strife right now.

    Two years ago, when Donald Trump’s victory made the white working class that year’s electoral unicorn, some Democrats thought they needed a leader like Tim Ryan, a white, male, blue-collar Democrat from a rust-belt district in Ohio. He unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for Speaker in 2017 and said the day before the midterms that he might do so again. This year, with a raft of recently-elected radical progressive women, Democrats are unlikely to find him compelling.

    Democrats have, as ever, an aggressive legislative agenda that would, in Barack Obama’s words, ‘fundamentally transform the country’ but they know it’s going nowhere. House Democrats will probably pass a massive expansion of Medicaid, an amnesty bill, and maybe legislation to take control of elections away from the states. They won’t become law, but they will whet the appetite of their base and give them rallying points for their campaign to take control of the Senate in 2020 when Republicans will be defending 22 seats. But for now, with a divided Congress, everything but essential legislation will be mooted until 2021.

    That might give them an advantage in 2020. It might also chase what's left of the normal Democrats of old out. Certainly those paying any attention. The rest might need to be educated because some of them still don't see how far away from reality the Democrtas have moved.

    But unlike Republicans who, under the ineffectual leadership of the Ryan-McCarthy team dithered away two years of unified government, Democrats will use the power they have. And that means aggressive application of the House’s subpoena power to defame, delegitimize, and destroy the president and everyone in his circle. Already incoming House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) has made it clear that he intends to ‘go all in on Russia’ and impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

    At this point, Nancy Pelosi, who was long on the leftward fringe of her party, is now no longer truly representative of the new Jacobins who form the center of power. But so far none have emerged to challenge her. That’s mostly structural: the powerful committee leaders, who ascend to power on seniority and fealty are mostly devoted to Pelosi, while the claque most likely to want to oust Pelosi is composed largely of backbenchers and incoming freshman.

    What’s more, Pelosi has the backing of the institutional Left. The Washington Post reports that the pro-abortion lobbying and donation dispensing juggernaut, Emily’s List has made calls to incoming Democrats supporting Pelosi and that ‘The leaders of two major unions — the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and the American Federation of Teachers — sent letters Monday declaring their support.’ So while there’s probably an appetite for new leadership there is no obvious new leader. And as politicos are wont to remind us, you can’t be someone with no one. This means that the 78 year old Pelosi is very likely to become the next Speaker.

    But given her age and often remarked upon public disorientation, Democrats should be considering the future. And that means grooming the next generation by replacing Steny Hoyer and others in the leadership structure. Ambitious Democrats who want to lead their party in the post-Pelosi era should be focusing their efforts there.

    Once upon a time you could be in the Democrat party and still be loyal to the United States, Those days are over. They've been over for awhile. But we've reached the point when the people who grasped at any straw to deny that fact no longer have so much as a mirage to reach out to.

    There are still people who are. Democrat and loyal. But those are voters. There's nobody left for them to vote for that feels the same way.


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