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Fri May 10, 2019, 08:21 PM

Who's been sitting in Pelosi's chair? Democrat Ocasio-Cortez

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In another first for rookie congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the liberal Democrat from New York on Friday became the youngest woman to preside over the U.S. House of Representatives.

Sitting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosiís chair as part of a routine rotation of House members, Ocasio-Cortez took her turn with the gavel and ran the chamber for about an hour. The duty is shared day-to-day by members of the House majority, currently the Democrats.

ďThat was my first time presiding. And itís exciting. Itís certainly a view. I wish we could, I wish we were allowed to take photos,Ē she told reporters after the session.

Ocasio-Cortez describes herself as a Democratic socialist and is the most prominent member of a group of female Democrats elected to the House for the first time last November, bolstering the partyís liberal wing.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-ocasio-cortez/whos-been-sitting-in-pelosis-chair-democrat-ocasio-cortez-idUSKCN1SG280

Hope to see her there as the Speaker down the road.

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Reply Who's been sitting in Pelosi's chair? Democrat Ocasio-Cortez (Original post)
jalan48 May 2019 OP
RandySF May 2019 #1
spooky3 May 2019 #3
still_one May 2019 #4
spooky3 May 2019 #6
Cha May 2019 #10
spooky3 May 2019 #11
Cha May 2019 #15
still_one May 2019 #12
spooky3 May 2019 #16
Hekate May 2019 #13
spooky3 May 2019 #14
Polybius May 2019 #17
pangaia May 2019 #2
NBachers May 2019 #7
JoeOtterbein May 2019 #5
Metalmom May 2019 #8
Sucha NastyWoman May 2019 #9
Rambling Man May 2019 #18
Sucha NastyWoman May 2019 #19
Rambling Man May 2019 #20

Response to jalan48 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 08:28 PM

1. Beats presiding over the Senate

I've seen people fall asleep in THAT chair,

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Fri May 10, 2019, 08:35 PM

3. I would gladly see her replace the current incumbent in that chair. nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #3)

Fri May 10, 2019, 09:04 PM

4. That won't happen, at least for another decade if she is still in the house

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Response to still_one (Reply #4)

Fri May 10, 2019, 10:19 PM

6. If she stays in the House, it will never happen. I was referring to the Senate's leader (see the

post to which I replied).

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #6)

Fri May 10, 2019, 10:42 PM

10. Aha! Right.. We need

someone to replace the traitor to America ASAP.

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:07 PM

11. Corrupt, immoral, traitor, enabler. I hope that if the current investigations do not ensnare him

that the Kentucky voters will FINALLY dump him in 2020, but I'm not optimistic.

Cha!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #11)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:15 PM

15. Aloha, Spooky!

Dump McConnell!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #6)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:12 PM

12. Thanks, got mixed up between houses,

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Response to still_one (Reply #12)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:16 PM

16. no probs! Thanks.

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #6)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:13 PM

13. Please edit your post promptly then, because I also mistook your target.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #13)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:14 PM

14. My post didn't misstate anything. nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #3)

Fri May 10, 2019, 11:18 PM

17. You think she will ever run for the Senate?

Maybe one day.

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Response to jalan48 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 08:35 PM

2. She looks good siting there.



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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Fri May 10, 2019, 10:25 PM

7. Yes She Does

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Response to jalan48 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 09:41 PM

5. Can she stay there until...

...we Impeach the MF? (please, please, pretty please?)

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Response to jalan48 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 10:29 PM

8. Don't get me wrong

 

I love AOC. But I think it would be good for her to have that position for a day instead of just an hour. She's smart as hell, but it's human to think you can do a better job than the boss. Maybe having to make real decisions that have real impact she'd have a little more deference for Pelosi.

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Response to Metalmom (Reply #8)

Fri May 10, 2019, 10:36 PM

9. Deference is overrated

Last edited Sat May 11, 2019, 06:12 AM - Edit history (1)

Which is probably recognized by the Speaker. That is why she allows rotation of other members into her position. They all deserve to be there

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #9)

Sat May 11, 2019, 01:28 AM

18. Yes

Good dogs heel. The colonists didn't "defer" to the Crown, I wouldn't expect a duly elected representative to "heel" or "defer" to anyone in what many consider a free country.

The good thing about a lot of young people today is that appeals to "authority" fall deaf upon their ears.

I thinks it's why boomers, reactionaries, and authoritarians largely pick a bone with AOC and the other newly-elected WOMEN in Congress: bowing down and submitting to authority NO MATTER WHAT is encoded in their DNA, especially with some "older" folk (I'm one of them, an old person) who still carry the weight of being programmed to respect authority without question.

Comes through in lots of comments that translate to "well, authority figures know best, so don't dare question!"

Or even in this thread with comments that assume there is a employer/W2 employee relationship between the Speaker of the House and Members of Congress.

But most people have been W2 employees their whole lives, they're used to bucking down, bowing down, and being told what to do for most of their lives.

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Response to Rambling Man (Reply #18)

Sat May 11, 2019, 06:17 AM

19. There are more of us than you think

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Iím a boomer too. But Iíve been hoping for a long time that a newer generation would come along and save us from our ineffective selves. I think AOC is just exactly that. Along with many courageous other new legislators.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #19)

Sat May 11, 2019, 08:02 AM

20. Yup.

It's just important to understand where the obedience and hatred come from.

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