Pelosi scolds progressives

Mar 2012
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She isnt having any of it these days..

Speaker Nancy Pelosi chided progressives in a closed-door meeting Wednesday, calling on them to address their intra-party grievances privately rather than blasting their centrist colleagues on Twitter.

Pelosi’s comments, which were described as stern, came during the first full caucus meeting since a major blow up over emergency border funding last month between progressive and moderate lawmakers as well as a recent spat with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and her freshman allies.

"So, again, you got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it," Pelosi told Democrats, "But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just ok."

Democrats inside the room said they interpreted that remark as a shot at Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, who called moderate Democrats members of the “Child Abuse Caucus” in a tweet over their support for the Senate’s version of the emergency humanitarian package.

The speaker gave an emphatic defense of the moderates in the caucus, according to multiple sources, telling the room that they’re critical to holding the House majority. Pelosi told Democrats not to make the Blue Dog Coalition their targets and instead criticize her publicly if they need to go after someone.

Pelosi also indirectly criticized Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, according to Democrats in the room, as she told members to tell their staffers to “think twice” before they tweet. Saikat Chakrabarti, Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, went after Pelosi in a series of tweets over the weekend, criticizing everything from her comments on the squad to her stance against impeachment.

'Do not tweet': Pelosi scolds progressives in closed-door meeting
 
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Pelosi is trying to do the impossible.

She's been compared to a "cat herder".

That's about right.

Somethings gotta give...
When he was Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan had the same impossible job of trying to corral all the different factions of the Republican Party.....
 
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highway234

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Those progressives are all welcome in the Green Party at any time. Whenever you get tired of the Democratic party making it crystal clear that they hate your guts, just let us know.
 
Mar 2012
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When he was Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan had the same impossible job of trying to corral all the different factions of the Republican Party.....
Twitter has made this task even worse. Many things used to be done behind closed doors but now they go and post it all online. Ilhan Omar said Pelosi is "salty."
 

highway234

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what's great about AOC's tweetstorms is she doesn't have to waste all day fundraising the way Pelosi does. She has a ready-made media presence, and doesn't have to spend ad money to dig one up.
 
Mar 2012
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Those progressives are all welcome in the Green Party at any time. Whenever you get tired of being reminded that the Democratic party hates your guts, just let us know.
If you ever visit Commondreams site, they have a thing over there where they are trying to convince them to break off and run as democratic socialists. Attempts to form a new party with millennials like they are.
 
Mar 2012
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what's great about AOC's tweetstorms is she doesn't have to waste all day fundraising the way Pelosi does. She has a ready-made media presence, and doesn't have to spend ad money to dig one up.
I have a feeling her endorsement for 2020 will be huge. She has over 5 million followers on social media mostly made up of those under 40. It could be quite influential.