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Tue May 8, 2018, 12:12 PM

Wouldn't It Be Nice, VOL 1 - Nancy Pelosi

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Wouldnít it be nice if we could depend on more than massive Republican failure to elect and keep Democratic majorities in Congress? It takes far less for Republican ďwavesĒ to occur and it is unfortunately by design. Republican majorities are more enduring in the era of the truth-free right-wing supremacist message machine that was ushered in by Rush Limbaugh and capped off by Fox News. That is how a woman like Nancy Pelosi has so easily become an election issue in districts thousands of miles away from her own.

The effective negative branding of Pelosi was not the work of desperate GOPers alone. It took the compliance of countless Democrats by not only refusing to defend her, but by joining in the GOPer public refrain against her. While itís true that Democratic candidates donít have a Fox News equivalent to dictate their talking points, adept politicians shouldnít need one. Politics is about fighting and if you are cowed by smears of someone as competent and beneficial as Nancy Pelosi, maybe politics isnít your bag.

That being said, wouldnít it be nice if all Democrats running in districts across the country actually turned the attacks on Nancy Pelosi against their opponents. Imagine hearing any of this messaging in the highly adaptable stump scripts that follow:

- I know why my opponent doesnít like Nancy Pelosi because Nancy Pelosi got the Affordable Care Act passed through Congress. My opponent has been doing everything s/he can to repeal the Affordable Care Act instead of make it better. Iím for making the Affordable Care Act better and Iíll work with any Republican or Democrat who supports that and if that means working with Nancy Pelosi for the good of the people of (insert state or district here) then so be it. Where does my opponent stand on strengthening the Affordable Care Act for the people of (whatever state or district)?
(This tack can also be used citing consumer financial protection, the Lilly Ledbetter Act, food safety, and tobacco regulation)

- As I talk to people in the district, I havenít spoken with one person whose life has been negatively impacted in any way by Nancy Pelosi. My opponent, on the other hand partnered with Paul Ryan in passing a record-setting deficit hike on the backs of the American people because SOME ultra-rich folks don't want to pay their fair share in taxes. My opponent and Paul Ryan passed this hit job on the American people and now Paul Ryan is bailing out of Congress. Where does my opponent currently stand on Paul Ryanís deficit hike?

- Iíve heard this whole Nancy Pelosi thing many times on Fox News. I do watch Fox. But I find it odd Iím being accused of taking orders or talking points from Nancy Pelosi and out of state interests. Thatís ironic because my opponent is taking marching orders from cable news guests. Iíve talked to teachers who pay out of pocket for school supplies. Iíve talked to people who need to keep their insurance affordable. Iíve talked to people whose jobs are being offshored. Iím talking about their stories and not the stories I hear on television. If my opponent wants to go run against nancy Pelosi, be my guest. Her district is thousands of miles away. Iíll buy her/him the ticket.

- I will support for my partyís leadership whoever supports the people of my district earn fair wages, get a decent education, and live without having to worry that their children will get home from school safely. We need to get things done here at home. Thatís what Iím going to Washington to do and you donít do that by making promises not to work with people. Thatís not very resourceful. Itís vindictive, but itís not very resourceful. Iím going to Washington to be resourceful for my constituents, not to be vindictive.

- My opponent seems to have a Nancy Pelosi obsession. What do you know about Nancy Pelosi? Is there a secret Access Hollywood tape with her confessing to a felony? Are there any fraud judgments against her? Has she made any secret payments to porn stars? Has she ever been the target or subject of a federal investigation involving conspiring with foreign nations to interfere with our elections? Do members of her own party call her a liar? I donít think so. Maybe thatís why my opponent doesnít like her.

Pelosi is not perfect. She has her warts. She is not the complete package, but she has been the most effective House Speaker in recent history and what has she got for it? Knives in the back. Dems who join the witch hunt against Pelosi simply based on the fabricated narrative created by people who yearn to capitalize on deep-seated ageism/sexism demonstrate themselves to be weak and anything but progressive. The wind is still at the back of people who win by resorting to tribal notions of white alpha male superiority which exists across the political spectrum. It will continue to be that way until we acknowledge it and then use it to play some political jiu jitsu. Otherwise, we continue to allow not being an able-bodied, Christian, straight, white male to be a political liability. Imagine doing something to end that thinking. Wouldnít it be nice?

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2018, 12:26 PM

1. Thank You. A million K & R's to your honest & well defined post.

 

.."she has been the most effective House Speaker in recent history and what has she got for it? Knives in the back.
Dems who join the witch hunt against Pelosi simply based on the fabricated narrative created by people who yearn to capitalize on deep-seated ageism/sexism demonstrate themselves to be weak and anything but progressive."

You're either will us or you're with the RW fascists.
There is nothing else in this final round of elections.
We either stand for the strength of our free society or we give it up for fascism.


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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Tue May 8, 2018, 12:32 PM

2. This is perfect and beautiful

 

Iím just gonna sit here and read it again ...

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Tue May 8, 2018, 12:38 PM

3. Bookmarking this

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