Floor fight!

Will there be a battle among Congressional Democrats next year, the New Breed versus the Old Guard? Linda Fox certainly thinks so:

I just have this gut feeling that Occasionally-Cortex is gonna get impatient, and go mano-a-mano with The Queen, in public.

I swear, I’d buy tickets for that fight. Can’t you just see it, the Wild-Eyed Hottie and Skeletor getting in each other’s face?

Nancy: “Hey, Kid, why are you taking off those big hoop earrings? Oh, shi–!”

Not only is Nancy gonna get dusted, so are a LOT of Old Not-So Activists — Ayers, Dohrn, Clinton, et al. They’re gonna get chewed up by the impatient New Guard.

I dunno. Pelosi still has age and treachery on her side, and one gaffe notwithstanding — “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it” ranks with the stupidest statements by a politician since the French and Indian War — she’s compiled a pretty impressive record of keeping her charges in line, a useful skill in dealing with Democrats generally. (Congressional Republicans didn’t start regrowing a spine until 2017, and there’s some reason to doubt the growth will continue.) I have a certain weakness for wild-eyed hotties, but I don’t see Ocasio-Cortez as a leader of dissidents.


  1. McGehee »

    15 November 2018 · 8:37 am

    Pelosi’s main skill has been fundraising, and despite She Guevara’s media darlingship her own gaffes and inability to help her endorsees win nominations, let alone elections, I just don’t see her minions becoming a viable replacement for Nancy’s millions.

  2. hollyh »

    15 November 2018 · 8:49 am

    Forgive me for fact-checking the Pelosi quote on snopes.com, but this woman has been so demonized, that I scarcely believe anything I read about her. Snopes reports that yes, she did make the unfortunate gaffe. But, Snopes continues:

    “Most importantly, the contents of the Affordable Care Act had been publicly available and publicly debated for months, when Pelosi made her remarks in March 2010. The bill, in its original form, was passed by the House of Representatives in October 2009, and in the Senate that December. Although the bill was unusually long (the act runs to 906 pages in the legislative record, with many more pages of regulations) its contents had been subjected to intensive debate and scrutiny in both houses of Congress.

    That’s fundamentally different to the secrecy surrounding the Republican-sponsored American Health Care Act when Pelosi tweeted on 20 June 2017 that “Americans deserve to know what’s in the [Republican healthcare] bill.” At that time, the architects of the legislation had not published any of its contents. (A draft of the bill was published on 22 June 2017, two days after Pelosi’s tweet).

  3. CGHill »

    15 November 2018 · 8:42 pm

    In this day and age, anything labeled as a fact probably ought to be checked. I still contend that it was a dumb statement, no matter the circumstances of its utterance.

    And it’s perhaps a tribute to San Fran Nan that the GOP would (1) borrow a scheme from her and (2) never admit to it.

  4. hollyh »

    16 November 2018 · 12:16 pm

    Agreed. A most unfortunate choice of words, on her part.

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