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Thu May 27, 2021, 10:21 PM

Sheldon Whitehouse - Majority Leader?

Anyone else think that Sheldon Whitehouse would make a great majority leader - "some day?"

Just asking, no particular reason.

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Reply Sheldon Whitehouse - Majority Leader? (Original post)
gab13by13 May 2021 OP
FoxNewsSucks May 2021 #1
multireeds May 2021 #2
gab13by13 May 2021 #7
elleng May 2021 #3
StarfishSaver May 2021 #26
elleng May 2021 #27
TomDaisy May 2021 #4
tritsofme May 2021 #5
gab13by13 May 2021 #9
babylonsister May 2021 #6
PatSeg May 2021 #15
StarfishSaver May 2021 #24
babylonsister May 2021 #29
GP6971 May 2021 #8
wendyb-NC May 2021 #10
SCantiGOP May 2021 #11
wnylib May 2021 #12
electric_blue68 May 2021 #13
Kahuna May 2021 #18
electric_blue68 May 2021 #21
Lotus54 May 2021 #14
Progressive Jones May 2021 #16
StarfishSaver May 2021 #25
Lotus54 May 2021 #28
StarfishSaver May 2021 #32
Kahuna May 2021 #17
NewEnglandAutumn May 2021 #19
Snackshack May 2021 #20
DFW May 2021 #22
Crunchy Frog May 2021 #23
brooklynite May 2021 #30
denbot May 2021 #31
BComplex May 2021 #33
Hortensis May 2021 #34

Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:23 PM

1. I'd be OK with that

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:24 PM

2. Yesterday?

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Response to multireeds (Reply #2)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:43 PM

7. That's what I was trying to say, thank you.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:24 PM

3. Like him a lot, and OK with it IF he wants the job AND if Schumer decides not to continue

(OR we think Schumer not doing the job we want.)

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Fri May 28, 2021, 01:32 AM

26. What we think is irrelevant

 

We have no say in who the Majority Leader is. That role is elected by the other senators.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #26)

Fri May 28, 2021, 01:46 AM

27. OP asked:

Sheldon Whitehouse - Majority Leader? [View all]
Anyone else think that Sheldon Whitehouse would make a great majority leader - "some day?"

Just asking, no particular reason.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:34 PM

4. YES PLEASE

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:38 PM

5. He made an unsuccessful bid for the Judiciary chair earlier this year.

I just donít see him as the type of senator that enters leadership.

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Response to tritsofme (Reply #5)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:45 PM

9. Why do you think he didn't get it?

Seniority?

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:38 PM

6. For no reason, how about Sherrod Brown?

When the time comes, we have good people.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #6)

Fri May 28, 2021, 12:01 AM

15. Yes, we have a lot of excellent people

Being Senate majority leader takes certain skills and someone can be an outstanding senator, but not be good at being majority leader.

I agree about Sherrod Brown, he is amazing.

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Response to babylonsister (Reply #6)

Fri May 28, 2021, 01:29 AM

24. Has he indicated any interest in serving in Senate leadership?

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #24)

Fri May 28, 2021, 07:04 AM

29. Not that I know of. nt

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:44 PM

8. I'm OK with that. n/t

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 10:48 PM

10. Yes, he'd be good

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 11:17 PM

11. Yes, I like him

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 11:23 PM

12. I'm fine with Schumer. But, after him,

I'd go with Sherrod Brown.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 11:24 PM

13. Anyone remember when Schumer actually got more vocally sharp, and people...

got upset?
I think it was last year? Or mid-late 2019.

He's always been rather low key. I was surprised.

Low key doesn't mean ineffective. As my Senator I've always wanted him to be vocally sharper more often.

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Response to electric_blue68 (Reply #13)

Fri May 28, 2021, 12:11 AM

18. I consider him to come across as namby pamby. nt

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Response to Kahuna (Reply #18)

Fri May 28, 2021, 01:11 AM

21. Hmmm...(thinking)...

when I said vocally sharp, I think I mean it in terms of tone (presentation), sometimes in positions (more progressive, though I think he's mostly liberal).

If there was a third point it's lost in my current extra tiredness for now.

I'd be very happy to have a more progressive NY Senator, but there's a lot more purple in parts of central, northern, western NYS. (I'm a born & bred nyc'r 😁 )
And he very much knows the ropes which also count for a lot especially these days!

It maybe his hope for a kind of congeniality, or at least courtesy even in the midst of strong disagreement that he experienced in the Senate for a good portion of his tenure there - as many of his Republican colleagues now show their rabid colors, along with the kind of cruelty in their voting that has sometimes to often been there.




Oh, and I like Sheldon W

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 11:38 PM

14. Yes, yes, please....

We need a Leader who is brave, bold, and a fighter. A Leader who is passionate enough to care for our rights and our democracy. We are practically at war with respect to our voting rights, and our democracy versus republican corruption, lies, and autocracy. We, Democrats, are at a crossroads in this day and age. We cannot fight with a stick while our opponents are holding guns.

Don't you think our Congressional Leaders and Reps should start kicking a## as opposed to BS??

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Response to Lotus54 (Reply #14)

Fri May 28, 2021, 12:07 AM

16. Yes to all... nt

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Response to Lotus54 (Reply #14)

Fri May 28, 2021, 01:31 AM

25. You think Nancy Pelosis doesn't kick ass but just BSs

 

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #25)

Fri May 28, 2021, 02:30 AM

28. Heck, I love and respect Speaker Nancy Pelosi

She is the epitome of a Leader. Unequivocally, she's a total Bad Ass.
She has control of her Caucus, and she doesn't take bullshit from anyone.

If the Senate fails to pass Jan 6 BipartisanCommission, I believe she will invoke and create a Select Committee with her caucus to Investigate the January Resurrection. It takes a Lady and a fighter and you will see her totally shine as a Leader of the House!!


The Senate is another story!

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Response to Lotus54 (Reply #28)

Fri May 28, 2021, 11:09 AM

32. You accused "our Congressional Leaders and Reps" which includes Pelosi

 

of not "kicking a## as opposed to BS," so I wondered.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 12:10 AM

17. He'd be fine. I also like Amy Klobuchar. nt

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 12:14 AM

19. I like him

I live in his district and really like him.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 01:06 AM

20. I think

Amy Klobuchar would be good...now.

Schumer is not getting it done. I keep seeing tweets from him about how today would be a good day for President Biden to cancel student debt...but thatís it. Nothing on anyway to deal with the Manchin issue which has effectively made Mitch the defacto leader since he is still obstructing the Dems while Manchin is in his pocket & still calling the shots.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 01:19 AM

22. I'd be OK with Whitehouse

IĎd be thrilled with Klobuchar

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 01:20 AM

23. I just want someone who's tough, Machiavellian, and ruthless.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 07:06 AM

30. Doesn't stand out in the crows to me...

What in his background supports the ability to build consensus and manage votes?

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 07:09 AM

31. I'd be fine with it.

Not dissatisfied with our current leadership, but yeah.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 12:25 PM

33. He's one of my favorite senators. He's also a brilliant legal mind. Democrats would do well to have

Sheldon Whitehouse at the head of the Senate.

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Response to gab13by13 (Original post)

Fri May 28, 2021, 12:32 PM

34. Shrug. Choice of his fellow senators, who know each other well.

He's chair of the subcommittee on Federal Courts, Oversight, Agency Action, and Federal Rights of the Senate Judiciary Committee and chair of the Caucus on International Narcotics Control.

Fwiw, govtrack.us shows him middle of the pack for leadership and ideology, close to where Schumer and Pelosi also are shown. But the leadership skills a majority leader should have go well beyond what's represented by their legislative-success metrics.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/sheldon_whitehouse/412247

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