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LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

polarbear4

he is such a mensch. Sanders/Booker for something, gosh darnit!

orlbucfan

He/she should be in jail, period. T and R, jcb!! 🙂

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

Benny

I am watching the analysis on TYT now. Good lord, he has lost his mind. As much as I despise his administration, some cooler heads prevailed.

wi62

Hopefully the “football” is in a safe place?

LieparDestin

LieparDestin

I guess nearly 2 decades is too ‘rapid’ for the hawks.

wi62

whaaaaat ? The turtle just got scratched off Trumpcorps Christmas card list

polarbear4

t&r jcb!

humphrey

polarbear4

Barbara Lee would do fine. AOC would likely do better. Pocan, Jayapal, even.

Benny

Also Karen Bass.

Torabs
Torabs

The old heads are the problem, sadly. They’re the ones who wouldn’t dare to challenge Pelosi, despite the circumstances demanding a change.

Benny
Benny

Not often I agree with WaPo’s Editorials, but the last 2 paragraphs ring the bell that needs be heard by Nancy Pelosi.

Congress’s stimulus impasse must end — even if it means Democrats accepting a smaller deal

If Ms. Pelosi’s strategy was to hold out until a Democratic sweep increased her leverage, it didn’t quite work out. Though Joe Biden is president-elect, Democrats retained the House by a narrow majority and control of the Senate awaits two Georgia runoffs. The precise distribution of clout in Washington is anyone’s guess — but the nation’s needs, especially those of the working poor and the unemployed, are beyond question. Priorities for a new package include extending eviction limits and special unemployment benefits for gig workers, another round of forgivable no-interest loans to small businesses, and aid to state and local governments, which are facing a likely $240 billion revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year, according to new estimates by economists Jeffrey Clemens and Stan Veuger. Possibly at least some elements may be attached to a spending bill that Congress must pass by Dec. 11 to avoid a partial government shutdown.

Mr. Biden has sent the right signals to enable a deal. The president-elect has called for passing a bill “quickly,” while endorsing a dollar figure close to Ms. Pelosi’s so as not to undermine her bargaining position. As the speaker well knows, cutting a major legislative deal across party lines is the hardest thing to do in American politics — yet, often, the most necessary. As she also knows, there is a chance that Mr. McConnell and the president will not sign on the dotted line even if she does redouble her efforts. Nevertheless, the good of the country requires her to try.