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Democrats shun idea of Pelosi floor fight in speakerís race
Associated Press ^ | November 25, 2018 | Lisa Mascaro

Posted on 11/25/2018 11:02:39 AM PST by Olog-hai

Call it the chaos theory for picking the next House speaker.

Those Democrats trying to stop California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from reclaiming the job say they don’t need a rival candidate just yet. Instead, they plan to show that Pelosi lacks the votes to win the race. And then, they say, new challengers will emerge.

It’s strategy that has other Democrats cringing at the prospect of their new House majority in disarray. They say voters swept them to office in this month’s elections to govern, not become bogged down by the kind of Republican infighting that sent Ohio Rep. John Boehner to an early exit as speaker and weakened his successor, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

The last thing they want is a floor fight over the leadership post when Congress opens work in January.

“If the first Democratic value they see is chaos, I don’t think that’s very good,” said Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., who recently wrote an op-ed with colleagues supporting Pelosi. “I don’t think it’s a good look at all.”

The chaos theory will be put to a test this coming week when House Democrats meet in private for a vote nominating Pelosi to become speaker in January. …

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chaostheory; democrats; housespeaker; pelosi

1 posted on 11/25/2018 11:02:39 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

So are the white Commies losing their grip? What a shame.


2 posted on 11/25/2018 11:06:51 AM PST by Crucial
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
It figures they'd make this all about the speaker's race. ;^)

3 posted on 11/25/2018 11:09:47 AM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: Olog-hai

meeting in private. What are they hiding?

MSM , will you spin it that way?


4 posted on 11/25/2018 11:10:49 AM PST by SMGFan (.)
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To: Olog-hai

Nancy, it’s a Gavel, not a Shotgun.
Release it from your cold, weathered hands.
Your young folk want a new captain at the helm.
The truth is, YOU, Ms Pelosi have run the ship aground more than once. Do you think everyone’s forgotten about 2010?

Meanwhile, I’ll just sit back and watch how this Family Feud plays out. If I were an insurgent Dem, I would try embedding a mole deep within your War Room burrow.
Leaking to the media can be great entertainment when done correctly. “Oops! We did it again, and again, and again!”


5 posted on 11/25/2018 11:11:07 AM PST by lee martell (AT)
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To: Olog-hai
"It’s strategy that has other Democrats cringing at the prospect of their new House majority in disarray. They say voters swept them to office in this month’s elections to govern impeach President Trump.."
6 posted on 11/25/2018 11:11:50 AM PST by chief lee runamok (elemental force of nature)
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To: Olog-hai
...bogged down by the kind of Republican infighting that sent Ohio Rep. John Boehner to an early exit as speaker and weakened his successor, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan.

Ryan was naturally weak; it wasn't any "infighting" that did it to him.

If anything, it was the infighting that kept strong candidates from emerging. In fact, it is a misguided sense of seniority that keeps strong candidates from emerging.

-PJ

7 posted on 11/25/2018 11:13:36 AM PST by Political Junkie Too (The 1st Amendment gives the People the right to a free press, not CNN the right to the 1st question.)
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To: Olog-hai

“They say voters swept them to office in this month’s elections to govern...” Not hardly. They were elected to get President Trump.


8 posted on 11/25/2018 11:15:17 AM PST by DPMD
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To: Olog-hai

The ‘RATs better teach their little communist cocktail waitresses how to do the goose step. Commie freeloaders “of color” are the DNC’s future. The old Woodstock 60s hippies have just about all died off.


9 posted on 11/25/2018 11:15:36 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: DPMD

When she shows to all a loss of mental faculties it will be harder to remove her so stopping her in the first place would be a smart move.


10 posted on 11/25/2018 11:18:28 AM PST by cnsmom
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To: Olog-hai

i have such mixed feelings about this

certainly just about the best thing for normal American voters (sane people) of either party... would be to SEE just how crazy and destructive Pelousy (still) is

but she would certainly wreck even further damage on America
if given any power in Congress (just like she did by falsely certifying Obama’s eligibility papers...and by cramming O-care down our throats) a very destructive, lying person....

on balance, I sure hope they lock her in the coat closet
and NOT make her speaker again!


11 posted on 11/25/2018 11:19:35 AM PST by faithhopecharity ("Politicians aren't born, they're excreted." -Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: Crucial

Nah. Pelosi knows exactly what she’s doing


12 posted on 11/25/2018 12:13:47 PM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“The old Woodstock 60s hippies have just about all died off.”

Only the city-living ones checked out-the smart ones moved here to BFE because they saw the real world and got conservative-they are my neighbors, gardening organically, free ranging livestock and voting Republican along with the rest of us...

“He’s gone country, look at them boots
He’s gone country-back to his roots”...


13 posted on 11/25/2018 12:14:27 PM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: DPMD

O think it was fraud that swept the democrats into power, plain pure simple fraud, nothing more, nothing less.


14 posted on 11/25/2018 3:03:05 PM PST by erkelly
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To: Olog-hai

They need to find a minority.


15 posted on 11/25/2018 3:03:34 PM PST by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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To: erkelly

BUMP. No doubt in my mind.


16 posted on 11/25/2018 4:32:46 PM PST by upchuck (When hatred of culture becomes itself a part of culture, the life of the mind loses all meaning.)
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