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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 06:38 PM

Year of 2007 was the first time ever a woman was Speaker of the House

And 2018 is probably the first time men demand she step down.

To people On the right she is described as a liberal who might as well be communist.

To people On the left fringe she is a fascist supporter of the oligarchy.

Bastardized from all angles.

Demands she must step down or lose us everything.

Hell that woman is one if the greatest speakers this country ever had.

And people just want that damn woman to go away.

I am sorry but I see misogyny and sexism rearing its ugly head.

Leave the damn woman alone for chrissakes!! She can’t be a filthy liberal and a oligarchic henchwoman at the same time.

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boston bean Aug 2018 OP
spicysista Aug 2018 #1
boston bean Aug 2018 #2
spicysista Aug 2018 #4
Hortensis Aug 2018 #8
mcar Aug 2018 #3
brer cat Aug 2018 #5
Stinky The Clown Aug 2018 #6
Hortensis Aug 2018 #7

Response to boston bean (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 06:52 PM

1. Exactly, Boston Bean!



Here's a portion of her amazing record......taken from:https://www.democraticleader.gov/110th/

SPEAKER PELOSI AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS PASSED OVER 230 KEY MEASURES – MORE THAN 70% WITH SIGNIFICANT BIPARTISAN SUPPORT

The House had a quick, successful start (“Six for ’06” Agenda) and continued to build on that record of accomplishment throughout the Congress. Listed are selected highlights of the legislation signed into law:

INNOVATION AND JOBS

COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY LEGISLATION, which raised vehicle fuel efficiency standards (35 mpg by the year 2020) for the first time in 32 years, and making an historic commitment to American homegrown biofuels.

TAX INCENTIVES FOR CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY that helped create or save over 500,000 jobs.

COMPETES ACT promoted high‐tech jobs, expanded math and science education, and boosted research and innovation.

ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND STIMULUS PACKAGEwith Recovery Rebates for 130 million American middle class families to provide some help during difficult economic period.

EDUCATION

LARGEST EXPANSION OF COLLEGE AID IN SIX DECADES, cutting loan rates in half and increasing Pell Grants.

NEW GI BILLto provide free college education to veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

HEAD START REAUTHORIZATION, first reform and expansion in 10 years.

FAIRNESS

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE,first in 10 years, a $4,400 raise for 13 million Americans.

ECONOMIC RESCUSE LEGISLATION to protect Main Street from the crisis on Wall Street.

ALTERNATIVE MINIMUM TAX REFORM protected 25 million middle‐class families from paying the AMT.

MENTAL HEALTH PARITY to end coverage discrimination against patients seeking treatment for mental illnesses.

LANDMARK LOBBY AND ETHICS REFORM, including creating of an outside, independent ethics panel.

NATIONAL SECURITY

ENACTED 9/11 COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS to strengthen homeland security.

LARGEST INVESTMENT IN VETERANS’ HEATH CAREin the 77‐year history of the VA.

HOUSE ACTIONS BLOCKED BY THE PRESIDENT

MANY MAJOR INITIATIVES PASSED BY THE HOUSE WERE BLOCKED BY PRESIDENT BUSH’S VETOES (11), VETO THREATS (64), OR AN HISTORIC LEVEL OF FILIBUSTERS BY SENATE REPUBLICANS

Among the bills passed by the House that were blocked by the President’s veto or obstruction by Republicans in the Senate were:
■Responsible redeployment of U.S. troops from Iraq
■Children’s health insurance for 10 million children
■Fall Economic Recovery and Stimulus Effort to create jobs, build essential infrastructure, help states meet soaring health care costs, expand emergency food programs, and extend
■Unemployment Insurance benefits
■Expansion of life‐saving Stem Cell Research
■Giving Medicare the authority to negotiate with drug companies for lower prices, saving seniors hundreds of dollars a year
■Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to ensure women are paid equal pay for equal work
■Curbing excessive oil speculation
■Employee Free Choice Act to restore workers’ rights by removing obstacles that prevent workersfrom choosing whether or not they want to form or join a union

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Response to spicysista (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:06 PM

2. Right on!! Thanks for posting that!!

Nancy Pelosi has been a great leader and speaker.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:11 PM

4. Yes she is.

She wouldn't be as maligned by the opposition if she wasn't so excellent at her job! I cringe whenever I see folks on our side beating up on her. I hope that it's all to get through tough elections......We don't need the "friendly" fire.

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Response to spicysista (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:15 PM

8. +1000. Spot on, and great list. Thanks.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:11 PM

3. Best Speaker in a generation

Shame on Democrats who tear her down.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 07:56 PM

5. I see it, too.

From the left and the right.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:09 PM

6. There is no close second to Nancy Pelosi

Age, cunning, and deep experience beat youth, idealism and enthusiasm, hands down.

And then there is her record. NO ONE can match it. No One.

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Response to boston bean (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:14 PM

7. Misogyny and just plain bigotry all right.

Especially for anyone who realizes who holds her position is not our choice, but her colleagues'. We have a lot of decisions to make, and that's not one, but look at all the hostile energy sparking around her name.

Some who don't want to let it go would probably be surprised to find they can't.

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