Pelosi tells moderate Dems to stop voting with GOP

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Seems like there is a split among the Dems. AOC is causing problems

‘This is not a day at the beach’: Pelosi tells moderate Dems to stop voting with GOP

House Democrats held an emotional debate behind closed doors Thursday over how to stop losing embarrassing procedural battles with Republicans — a clash that exposed the divide between moderates and progressives.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) took a hard line at the caucus meeting, saying that being a member of Congress sometimes requires taking tough votes.

“This is not a day at the beach. This is the Congress of the United States,” Pelosi said, according to two sources.
Pelosi also said vulnerable Democrats who had the “courage” to vote against the Republican motions to recommit would become a higher priority for the party leadership and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the superstar New York freshman lawmaker, suggested she would alert progressive activists when Democrats are voting with the GOP on these motions, said the sources.
In the end, Pelosi and other top Democrats didn’t agree to any rules change and will continue to study the issue. The motion to recommit offers the House minority one last shot at changing legislation before it receives a final floor vote. Typically, the motion is used to try to squeeze the majority party, but it rarely succeeds.
Then there is this

House Democrats explode in recriminations as liberals lash out at moderates

But Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., the unquestioned media superstar of the freshman class, upped the ante, admonishing the moderates and indicating that she would help liberal activists unseat them in the 2020 election.
Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, said she told her colleagues that Democrats who side with Republicans "are putting themselves on a list."


"She said that when activists ask her why she had to vote for a gun safety bill that also further empowers an agency that forcibly injects kids with psychotropic drugs, they're going to want a list of names and she's going to give it to them," Trent said, referring to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Triggering the blowup was Wednesday's votes on a bill to expand federal background checks for gun purchases. Twenty-six moderate Democrats joined Republicans in amending the legislation, adding a provision requiring that ICE be notified if an undocumented immigrant seeks to purchase a gun.
That infuriated liberals who have railed against ICE's role in conducting mass deportations and embarrassed Democratic leaders who couldn't keep their members in line on a high-profile bill.

The Democratic infighting reflects a fractured caucus and diverse freshman class, with dozens of moderates elected in districts that President Donald Trump won in 2016 at odds with hard-charging liberals. The split has exposed divisions among Pelosi and her top lieutenants, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., over the party strategy to keep its newfound majority.
 
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Pelosi tells moderate Dems to stop voting with GOP

Sounds like good advice to me. Of course, many Representatives from more moderate districts like to pad their record with "across the aisle" votes that don't really mean anything. It makes them look very bipartisan to their constituents when they're out campaigning, and some constituents like that in a candidate.

That second article that you posted looks like it was written by a high school dropout.
 
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Pelosi tells moderate Dems to stop voting with GOP

Sounds like good advice to me. Of course, many Representatives from more moderate districts like to pad their record with "across the aisle" votes that don't really mean anything. It makes them look very bipartisan to their constituents when they're out campaigning, and some constituents like that in a candidate.

That second article that you posted looks like it was written by a high school dropout.
So they must do as the Queen says or they will be condemned. Shows how the Democrats are more like a dictatorship than free-thinking Americans
 
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So they must do as the Queen says or they will be condemned. Shows how the Democrats are more like a dictatorship than free-thinking Americans

You see the world through a bizarre lens. Yes, it is the responsibility of the Speaker of the House to lead her party. There's nothing sinister about that. Paul Ryan had the same job back when the Republicans were in the majority.
 
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You see the world through a bizarre lens. Yes, it is the responsibility of the Speaker of the House to lead her party. There's nothing sinister about that. Paul Ryan had the same job back when the Republicans were in the majority.
Did he threaten people if they did not vote as he said? The problem is the Democrats voting with the GOP are voting correctly.
 

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Did he threaten people if they did not vote as he said? The problem is the Democrats voting with the GOP are voting correctly.
I know Trump did, and still does regularly. I am sure Ryan did too,, although he had the sense to do so more privately.
 
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I know Trump did, and still does regularly. I am sure Ryan did too,, although he had the sense to do so more privately.
More lies from hateful Democrats. Pelosi is showing Democrats that are bipartisan must not be allowed to support what is best for the country
 
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So they must do as the Queen says or they will be condemned. Shows how the Democrats are more like a dictatorship than free-thinking Americans
I find Pelosi loathsome and would be delighted to trash her alongside you, but......

It is the job of the Speaker to herd the cats in her party and thusly, wield as much power in Congress as possible. It's not wrong for her to take rebellious members to the woodshed (although it sounds as if she was hamfisted about it.)
 

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Did he threaten people if they did not vote as he said? The problem is the Democrats voting with the GOP are voting correctly.
And those repubs who didn't vote lock step with trump were threatened to be primaried. Do you have the same outrage over that?