You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #18: Pelosi has been able to move some strong progressive legislation through the House [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU
Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 10:45 AM
Response to Reply #7
18. Pelosi has been able to move some strong progressive legislation through the House
The "monkeywrench" has been the US Senate for the past 4 years because of it's "rules". As low as my opinion is of most "Blue Dogs", I simply can't envision a scenario where they would do something as asinine as voting for a Republican Speaker of the House- not even if the Republicans somehow manage to win a majority.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -GOP could control House without majority, says Kevin McCarthy (Repugnant-Calif.) jefferson_dem  Jul-31-10 08:37 AM   #0 
  - Hell, you'd think they already did by how successfully they tie up Dem-generated initiatives....  marmar   Jul-31-10 08:38 AM   #1 
  - Ha. It's the other chamber that's the real problem.  jefferson_dem   Jul-31-10 08:41 AM   #2 
  - JUST the thought of Boner in charge makes me sick  opihimoimoi   Jul-31-10 08:41 AM   #3 
  - So who is to say they don't LOOSE some of THEIR seats  Bitwit1234   Jul-31-10 08:42 AM   #4 
  - I'm inclined to believe that any losses will be minimal or we may gain some.  LiberalFighter   Jul-31-10 08:50 AM   #8 
  - So these "wayward Dems" would switch parties prior to the election??  DCBob   Jul-31-10 08:45 AM   #5 
  - They don't have to switch parties, they just have to caucus with the repugs ...........  Exilednight   Jul-31-10 09:02 AM   #9 
     - Yeah I know how the Senate does it.. they vote in January at their first session.  DCBob   Jul-31-10 09:14 AM   #10 
     - Then explain this...  DCBob   Jul-31-10 10:24 AM   #13 
        - That has more with the way we define ourselves and less to do with party affiliation ..............  Exilednight   Jul-31-10 10:41 AM   #14 
  - Do even blue dog dems want to risk having any republican for a speaker?  LiberalFighter   Jul-31-10 08:47 AM   #6 
  - Or they are offered plum committee chairs  tritsofme   Aug-01-10 12:08 PM   #21 
     - And that will result in major friction if they are offered positions too high up the ladder.  LiberalFighter   Aug-01-10 05:25 PM   #26 
  - The GOP - oddly - (because Dems let them) DO control the House  Triana   Jul-31-10 08:48 AM   #7 
  - Pelosi has been able to move some strong progressive legislation through the House  Proud Liberal Dem   Aug-01-10 10:45 AM   #18 
  - The GOP's owners control the House. n/t  Orsino   Aug-01-10 01:04 PM   #23 
  - The owners of this country control Congress, the 2-party system is a joke!  IndianaGreen   Aug-01-10 01:06 PM   #24 
     - funny, my son has been on this illuminuti kick for the last month  okieinpain   Aug-02-10 05:10 PM   #28 
  - Well then it's good to know the GOP supported all these bills we passed  ShadowLiberal   Aug-01-10 01:31 PM   #25 
     - facts don't matter shhhh  SunsetDreams   Aug-02-10 06:25 PM   #31 
  - Take this as an admission that they know they're not winning the House back.  stevietheman   Jul-31-10 09:23 AM   #11 
  - A lot of blue dogs really can't stand Republicans  KingFlorez   Jul-31-10 10:11 AM   #12 
  - That kind of stuff happens though  TheKentuckian   Jul-31-10 11:11 AM   #15 
  - suddenly the Repigs aren't so sure of their 'guaranteed' takeover, eh?  Aramchek   Jul-31-10 12:36 PM   #16 
  - Yeah, that's the way I read it to.  ChimpersMcSmirkers   Aug-02-10 06:22 PM   #30 
  - That'll never work at a national level, it would be political suicide  ShadowLiberal   Aug-01-10 10:13 AM   #17 
  - Any Dem who gets "picked off" better start getting their support from Republicans, because they'll  w4rma   Aug-01-10 11:03 AM   #19 
  - "Wayward Dems" aka like minded "DLC New Dems"  NorthCarolina   Aug-01-10 11:39 AM   #20 
  - the same conservadems we are directed to vote for because they sport a D after their names  IndianaGreen   Aug-01-10 12:12 PM   #22 
  - i wonder what report dear old kevin has seen that's making him  okieinpain   Aug-02-10 05:03 PM   #27 
  - If any Dems did this  bergie321   Aug-02-10 05:52 PM   #29 
  - Yep with the house only up every 2 years it would be political suicide for anyone that went there...  ProgressOnTheMove   Aug-02-10 07:50 PM   #32 

Home » Discuss » General Discussion: Presidency Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC