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Sun Jul 9, 2017, 05:41 PM

24. Nancy usually knows exactly what she's talking about. When she says "Yet," she means it.

She doesn't mean she thinks your idea is a bad idea. She doesn't mean she disapproves of your idea.

What she means is (and she says it in words of one syllable) that the votes are not yet there to accomplish what you (and so many of us) want accomplished.

If the votes were there, she would round up the Democrats and get it done. But they are not. We are a minority party in Congress, and she is working with what she's got.

If the votes had been there for impeachment, it would have been on the table. I do not know what is so hard to understand about that.

If the votes were there for single payer, it would have happened back when Hillary proposed it and instead got crucified. Likewise when Obama's ACA so laboriously made its way thru. Nancy Pelosi cannot manufacture votes out of thin air. But she is damn good at collecting them or holding them back when the time is right.

Speaking of holding votes back: anybody remember how many Democrats in the House voted for Trumpcare?

Zero. Zip. Nada. And that would not have happened without the skills of Nancy Pelosi.

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