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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Pelosi Speakership: She Can Count On Me
Townhall.com ^ | November 22 2018 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 11/22/2018 6:01:31 PM PST by Kaslin

This flirtation with the idea of a Democratic bloodbath over the House speakership was fun. I admit; a little part of me was hoping for a slog. It would’ve been a moment of shattered unity for the new Democratic House before the new sessions officially began. And I would have loved to see what Donald Trump would’ve have said, or done, to get Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the votes she would have needed if she fell short. Right now, some 16 or so House Democrats have formed a Never Nancy wing, adamant that they will not support her speakership bid. It held for a few days, but its collapsed. Rep. Marcia Fudge(D-OH), a potential alternative candidate, jumped ship, as did anothersupposed Never Pelosi Democrat, Brian Higgins. This little game is over, and Pelosi is probably going to get that gavel back. While this challenge was emanating from some new incoming members, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York Representative who has no clue how to pay for her Medicare for All scheme, said Nancy could count on her support (via The Hill):

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) endorsed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for Speaker on Wednesday, saying that Pelosi "can count on my support."

"All the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right, in an apparent effort to make the party even more conservative and bent toward corporate interests," Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

"Hard pass. So long as Leader Pelosi remains the most progressive candidate for Speaker, she can count on my support."

The endorsement from Ocasio-Cortez, a high-profile incoming progressive Democrat, is the latest sign of broad momentum for Pelosi's bid to retake her Speaker position in the new Congress.

Five incoming members had joined a total of 16 House Democrats in signing a letter to colleagues last week urging a change in leadership.

One of those lawmakers to sign onto the letter, Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), reversed his opposition and endorsed Pelosi on Wednesday.

It’s better this way, folks. Nancy as the face of the Democratic Party again, with an agenda that is so far left, coupled with politically motivated and utterly worthless House investigations that end up nowhere—Christmas has come early. And Trump will have the perfect ‘do-nothing Congress’ punching bag to pummel on the campaign trail in 2020, along with whomever the Democrats pick to run against him. 

All the challenges to Leader Pelosi are coming from her right, in an apparent effort to make the party even more conservative and bent toward corporate interests.

Hard pass. So long as Leader Pelosi remains the most progressive candidate for Speaker, she can count on my support. https://t.co/yNVa8IorWY— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) November 21, 2018



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1 posted on 11/22/2018 6:01:31 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Someone talked to the Young Commie. Pity.


2 posted on 11/22/2018 6:02:54 PM PST by madison10
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To: Kaslin

How high can AOC count?

I doubt very high.


3 posted on 11/22/2018 6:02:59 PM PST by wally_bert (I will competently make sure the thing is done incompetently.)
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To: Kaslin

It was over when Fudge stood down. Give Nancy her crown.

Hard not to admire her brutal political skill, too bad we don’t have someone like her.


4 posted on 11/22/2018 6:05:12 PM PST by Impy (I have no virtue to signal.)
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To: Kaslin
Batshit crazy loon with teeth like a horse.
5 posted on 11/22/2018 6:08:03 PM PST by Fungi
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To: Kaslin

She’s on her way to becoming a millionaire!


6 posted on 11/22/2018 6:08:21 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Kaslin

Nancy must have arranged for some affordable DC housing for Ms. AOC.


7 posted on 11/22/2018 6:11:21 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

“One-percent”-Cortez!


8 posted on 11/22/2018 6:13:14 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Kaslin

So can Mao, Stalin and Pol Pot.


9 posted on 11/22/2018 6:13:38 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two Wolves and one Sheep deciding what's for Dinner.)
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To: Kaslin

I’d have liked to be ‘a fly on the wall’ there at that little meeting when Nanzi introduced AOC to reality.


10 posted on 11/22/2018 6:14:23 PM PST by LegendHasIt
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The teeth don’t bother me as much as her eyes do. That steering look gives me the creeps


11 posted on 11/22/2018 6:14:34 PM PST by Kaslin
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And Trump will have the perfect ‘do-nothing Congress’ punching bag to pummel on the campaign trail in 2020

Really, two more years of a 'do-nothing' congress on top of the two years we've had already?
12 posted on 11/22/2018 6:23:22 PM PST by akalinin
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So... they’ve had “The Talk”, and Nancy saying, “That’s a pretty little puppy you have there. It would be a shame if something happened to her”. Didn’t take long.


13 posted on 11/22/2018 6:24:23 PM PST by MayflowerMadam (Great things never come from comfort zones.)
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To: madison10
Someone talked to the Young Commie.

Owned already and not even sworn in.

14 posted on 11/22/2018 6:28:18 PM PST by JohnG45
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To: Kaslin

If she was an older white woman with the same exact message spewing out of her mouth, she would have never been elected.

Alexandria needs to realize that no one voted for her because of her intellect.


15 posted on 11/22/2018 6:29:05 PM PST by boycott
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To: madison10

It’s amazing. I’d like to understand whether their insiufferable self righteousness makes them rationalize that it’s ok to sell out. Surely she knows she’s a sell out, right? But sell out she did, even before taking office she sold out. Amazing


16 posted on 11/22/2018 6:30:09 PM PST by j.havenfarm ( 1,500 posts as of 8/10/18. A FReeper since 2000; never shutting up!)
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To: Kaslin

Not just a whore, but a cheap whore.


17 posted on 11/22/2018 6:31:19 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: akalinin

It’s that the American people vote for stalemate even though they claim to want unity of purpose.


18 posted on 11/22/2018 6:33:19 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: akalinin

I am sure you meant the House of Representatives, as Congress consist of two Houses. Which are the Senate and the House of Reps


19 posted on 11/22/2018 6:34:41 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I think Nancy’s First Budget will be insane ,LOL


20 posted on 11/22/2018 6:38:21 PM PST by butlerweave
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