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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-01-10 10:45 AM
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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.
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  -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 
 

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