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    2020 is a good year for some more primaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalkin View Post
    Cortez Is still running around the Capital looking for Phil Abusters office. She says she wants to be on the appropriations committee because she understands when something is appropriate. She says we shouldn’t just teach Civics in schools, we should teach about all automobiles. When they delivered a new TV to her office and read on the box built-in antenna she asked the delivery person if antenna was a city in China. She just completed a jigsaw puzzle that said 5-7 years, she was so proud to get it done in 2 weeks. When asked of her choice for speaker of the house she said Bose.
    https://news.yahoo.com/americas-youn...062851719.html
    I gotta admit, that was funny
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    Ms. Occasional Cortex has all of the intellect of the base liberal arts college radical. Ms. Hijab?... run of the mill Palestinian.
    One must wonder if she's an American or a Palestinian............. she's never made the claim that she's an American, only that she is Palestinian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trish View Post
    That's a narrow view. I'm speaking more broadly. Both the freedom caucus and tea party proved to create challenges for republican leadership on agenda items they were trying to push through.

    Now you're tap dancing.


    The people who were so called tea party types were welcomed into the party and they were given committee assignments and they were given a voice. They were not shut out. They brought a more conservative point of view into the discussion.

    Besides, there never was a Tea Party. The tea party was a grass roots, spontaneous reaction to Obama tax initiatives. The freedom caucus is rooted in that movement.

    I'm taking the broad view here. I don't know what you are doing, but you aren't speaking more broadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    The freedom caucus perhaps, the Tea Parties, no, they were grassroots.
    People like her can't unspderstand that concept.

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    The Deomocrats are going to need to keep the peace by giving these two idiots some committee assignment, but it will something where their influence can be trivialized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    It's not at all similar.
    Yeah, it kinda is. Except the Dems won't get anything for lodging the knife in the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    The dems are now getting scared, they denied both the Socialist [ocasio] and the MotherF****r [Talib] from committee positions

    Mild Democrat Liberals and Moderates you have sliced your own throats, you cant stop this train you boarded


    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal. Instead, the open downstate New York slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive.

    Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset.


    Ocasio-Cortez sought a spot on the committee—which is usually off limits to freshman reps – with the backing of progressive groups that pushed for a slate of fresh-faced candidates to earn posh assignments.


    Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib made a play for Appropriations, but she too was passed over.


    https://nypost.com/2019/01/10/ocasio...use-committee/
    Seems like it shows why she didn't get selected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Arrow View Post
    2020 is a good year for some more primaries.
    I think it will be a better year for entertaining debates.

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    I've seen lists which have 25 or 30 Democrats who are considered viable candidates in 2020. Obvuiously some of them are just cannon fodder and have no chance at all for various reasons. When you take a serious look at the Democrats, they actually have a very shallow bench. Not many reasonable or credible candidates to choose from. A lot of them are comeplete kooks or one issue candidates. It's almost like looking at a collection of some of the whacky third party choices out there

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