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Thu Jan 24, 2019, 11:52 AM

One of Pelosi's greatest moves is NOT to allow the GOP to sully Democrats with their bad ideas

When Dumbya won a second term in 2004, he came back to office saying he had a mandate to privatize Social Security. The GOP offered a shitty plan for privatizing Social Security, then waited for the Democrats to offer their own plan for privatizing Social Security.

Pelosi refused to play. By _never_ offering a Democratic version of privatizing Social Security, she kept the program safe - because she was forcing the GOP to take all of the blame for this shitty idea, and they were too chicken to pass it by themselves.

It is that knowing when NOT to provide cover for a terrible idea that also seems to be guiding her in this situation.

Trump wants to shut down the government, so he picks some stupid hill to die on. Wall funding.

He says "just give me a small down payment on the wall". And waits for the Democrats to say, ok, we'll fund your wall, but here is what else we want.

And Pelosi refuses to play. Her position is that she very much will not allow the Democratic party to be associated with this asinine idea. Let the GOP propose its own "plan" for the wall, we want nothing to do with it.


it's fantastic to watch.

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grumpyduck Jan 2019 #1
MaryMagdaline Jan 2019 #2
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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 11:58 AM

1. Good post, thank you.

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Response to ProfessorPlum (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 12:07 PM

2. K&R

for this alone, I owe Pelosi my life (retirement)

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Response to MaryMagdaline (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2019, 08:31 PM

3. I know what you mean

I still have a few years until retirement, but I really thought the GOP was going to kill SS at that point. Thank dog Pelosi kept her head.

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