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Meet the New Boss Same as the Old Boss?
American Spectator ^ | November 9, 2018 | Daniel J. Flynn

Posted on 11/09/2018 1:11:26 PM PST by detective

It’s always useful to remember Nancy Pelosi got her start in Jim Jones’s San Francisco.

Nancy Pelosi won more than 85 percent of the vote in her district on Tuesday. Donald Trump received less than 10 percent of San Francisco’s ballots in 2016.

In hailing from a city that bans plastic straws, freebie Happy Meal toys, and the sale of fur coats, Pelosi represents a parochial cosmopolitanism that does not translate well to other districts. Whereas Speakers Paul Ryan and John Boehner answered to constituents from Middle America as they operated as national figures, Nancy Pelosi faces, again, a unique challenge.

The incoming Speaker of the House speaks for, well, the House of Representatives, but she represents a geographically tiny district—the nation’s smallest outside of Manhattan—that ranks as one of the most politically homogenous in the nation. Nancy Pelosi can represent her constituents or speak for her colleagues. She cannot do both. This poses problems for the sustainability of the Democratic House majority.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: pelosi
Jim Jones and the People's Temple were early supporters of Pelosi's political career. Pelosi admired Jim Jones.
1 posted on 11/09/2018 1:11:26 PM PST by detective
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To: detective

I’m not even going to pay attention to her or those loons in the house. They’re powerless because we have the senate and WH, and hopefully another conservative on SCOTUS by summer of 2019.


2 posted on 11/09/2018 1:13:23 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: detective

I remember that!


3 posted on 11/09/2018 1:13:44 PM PST by FrdmLvr (They never thought she would lose.)
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Jim Jones was a communist so of course Pelosi would see him as a kindred spirit.


4 posted on 11/09/2018 1:15:30 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: detective

Well, they seem nice.

5 posted on 11/09/2018 1:31:39 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: detective
Jim Jones and the People's Temple were early supporters of Pelosi's political career. Pelosi admired Jim Jones.

There's a whole library of books that could be written about the SF political swamp connecting the People's Temple back then to current national politics.

6 posted on 11/09/2018 3:03:42 PM PST by Paine in the Neck ( Socialism consumes EVERYTHING!)
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To: detective

Paul Ryan and John Boehner did not answer to the constituents of Middle America. That is why the constituents of Middle America wanted them replaced.


7 posted on 11/09/2018 3:49:05 PM PST by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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Jim Jones. Harvey Milk. Nancy Pelosi. Dianne Feinstein.

Evil loves the company of evil.


8 posted on 11/09/2018 3:51:00 PM PST by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - J. R. R. Tolkien)
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I’m pretty sure she’ll strongly support research into dementia.


9 posted on 11/10/2018 10:14:51 AM PST by Brian Griffin
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