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Sun Dec 30, 2018, 12:44 PM

How Nancy Pelosi signaled the end of Donald Trump's easy ride

In one deft performance the top Democrat in the House owned the president, having faced down Republicans’ scare tactics and attacks from her own side

Nancy Pelosi was perched on the end of a sofa in the Oval Office when the balance of power in Donald Trump’s Washington decisively shifted in her favour.

The event in early December began as a simple photo call with Trump – the first attempt at bipartisan dialogue after the midterm elections saw Democrats take back control of the House of Representatives.

The president was in domineering form, making demands about funding for his stalled border wall and contemplating shutting down the government if a budget was not passed giving him $5bn for his unfulfilled promise.

“I think the American people recognise that we must keep government open, that a shutdown is not worth anything,” said Pelosi as Trump nodded. “And that we should not have a Trump shutdown.”

The president looked up and said: “A what? Did you say a Trump – ?”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/dec/30/nancy-pelosi-trumps-easy-ride-ends-with-democrat-speaker-house


The (he is not president) looks up and said: "A what? Did you say a Trump -?



How does it feel to be checkmated asshole..................you still can't comprehend that it is the year of the WOMAN.............

And just think that was chapter one, now we are moving on to chapter two.....................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.........................

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Reply How Nancy Pelosi signaled the end of Donald Trump's easy ride (Original post)
turbinetree Dec 2018 OP
Achilleaze Dec 2018 #1
Hermit-The-Prog Dec 2018 #2
turbinetree Dec 2018 #4
erlewyne Dec 2018 #5
calimary Dec 2018 #3
erlewyne Dec 2018 #6
calimary Dec 2018 #7
ancianita Dec 2018 #8
calimary Dec 2018 #13
erlewyne Dec 2018 #17
The Wizard Dec 2018 #26
erlewyne Dec 2018 #27
calimary Dec 2018 #30
ancianita Dec 2018 #19
Crutchez_CuiBono Dec 2018 #15
ailsagirl Dec 2018 #9
lunatica Dec 2018 #10
Crutchez_CuiBono Dec 2018 #16
JudyM Dec 2018 #20
Nitram Dec 2018 #11
littlemissmartypants Dec 2018 #12
Hekate Dec 2018 #14
dlk Dec 2018 #18
Chemisse Dec 2018 #21
lunatica Dec 2018 #22
malaise Dec 2018 #23
lunatica Dec 2018 #24
The Wizard Dec 2018 #25
Cha Dec 2018 #28
turbinetree Dec 2018 #29
keithbvadu2 Dec 2018 #31
OMGWTF Dec 2018 #32

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 12:48 PM

1. Yup. #TrumpShutdown(R) is how it will be recorded in history

because the republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief brought this stupidity upon America, along with his stupid cascading economic FAIL: the #TrumpSlump.

republicans and russians are to blame for installing a Casino-hustling republican draft dodger in the oval office.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 12:57 PM

2. the full clash


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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 01:10 PM

4. Wado------------Thank you

Watching two individuals speak sanity, the buffoon ranting and not even hearing himself think or talk, and then there is the bump on the proverbial yellow log.....................mouth shut, thinking of the rapture......................

We are coming and they have only 6 days, to feel the mid term wrath.......................... .................tax returns, congressional investigations, tax repeal, infrastructure bills..........etc.......................and McConnell is going................. oh sh*t, we can't hide now...............


November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough.....................

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 02:02 PM

5. I just had to watch it again!

I am so proud of Nancy and Chuck!

I really should not watch repeats, I am so busy. But I just had to
watch it again.

I will worship them the rest of my life!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 01:02 PM

3. Was there really any doubt? Well, unfortunately yes.

But THIS is why she’s now positioned exactly where she is. And should be. Seriously, was there ANY doubt? Even the remotest? Perhaps those who did weren’t completely aware, or had forgotten, or weren’t paying attention, or were too young (folks like AOC excepted).

I hope the doubters and naysayers and short-sighted change-for-the-sake-of-mere-change’ers have seen enough by now. I hope they’ve come to their senses. I hope they’ve finally realized that Nancy Pelosi is supposed to be Speaker of the House.

Nancy Pelosi has certainly earned the right to be Speaker of the House.

Nancy Pelosi deserves to be Speaker of the House.

Nancy Pelosi should be Speaker of the House.

And at this point, Nancy Pelosi MUST be Speaker of the House.

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Response to calimary (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 02:05 PM

6. She's my next POTUS.

It's going to happen fast!

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Response to erlewyne (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 02:11 PM

7. Not sure about that, but it's not beyond the realm of possibility.

She WILL be well-positioned. After all, the Speaker of the House is second in line to the presidency, after only ONE other person: the Vice President.

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Response to calimary (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 02:21 PM

8. Who will go down with 45.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:14 PM

13. Now THAT would be justice and some really sweet karma.

All rolled into one!

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Response to calimary (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:27 PM

17. tHE FAKE NEWS KEEPS TALKING ABOUT who's running in 2020.

I think, be patient, just wait for Nancy. Whatever moves she makes in the
very near future will be telling. They are old white-haired men in our
Democratic party who do not want a woman POTUS.

I was pissed at her years ago when she would not pursue impeachment
of Bush. She said we did not have enough votes, waste of time.

Now she is my hero (what's feminine for hero that does not sound like
a drug?).

I adore Nancy and as a Vietnam veteran (stupid war) she makes me
proud that I served.

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Response to erlewyne (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 05:14 PM

26. (what's feminine for hero that does not sound like a drug?).

badass

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #26)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 05:44 PM

27. That is so funny, made my day.

Yes, she is a bad ass. Thank you The Wizard.

I am so proud of her and just wanted to be complimentary



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Response to erlewyne (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 12:06 PM

30. That's the only mistake I think she made.

Taking impeachment off the table. But she’s the best vote-counter on two legs. So if she didn’t think she had the votes, well, point taken. Under protest and with objection, but still reluctantly taken.

Other than that, she’s pretty doggone sterling.

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Response to calimary (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:54 PM

19. THE best gift to America is a no-pardon take-down of the top two. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Response to calimary (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:25 PM

15. +2

(For me and you...ergo...+2)

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 02:26 PM

9. Nancy is quite formidable!!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 02:38 PM

10. The reason Nancy Pelosi is so good and a force to be reckoned with

is her decades of EXPERIENCE! People need to stop the ageist crap! Getting older is the very essence of experience which cannot be acquired any other way!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:26 PM

16. +2 (for me and you.)

Good sentiment. No more corporate buddies. Lets start filling the empty State Dept Ambassadorships as well.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:56 PM

20. Another +1.

Ageist crap is so impossibly ignorant..

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 02:41 PM

11. I noticed that. Trump did too. That's when he started to loudly proclaim that, yes, he

would take full responsibility for shutting down the government to get the wall. He'd proudly wear that mantle.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:11 PM

12. Kicking. eom

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:18 PM

14. KicknRec. And oh by the way, please donate to The Guardian at the link.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 03:38 PM

18. Trump Hasn't Seen Anything Yet

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 04:04 PM

21. And within minutes he says he's PROUD to have a Trump shutdown - and checkmate!

It was epic!

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Response to Chemisse (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 04:44 PM

22. He was backed against the wall so he did his "power" move

He doubled down not realizing he was expected to. Why else would Pelosi and Schumer poke at him with a stick? He fell right into a trap and it snapped shut so fast and hard that we could hear the echo. It was obvious the way Pelosi and Schumer were exchanging glances, and kept turning to the media to speak over Trump.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 04:48 PM

23. It was a thing of beauty

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Response to malaise (Reply #23)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 04:55 PM

24. I hope they use that trump move on Trump again and again!

I’m so punny I crack myself up!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 04:58 PM

25. Trump deliberately neglected

to tell Schumer and Pelosi the meeting would be televised. It was a Trump ambush that backfired.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2018, 07:13 PM

28. Thanks for this, turbinetree...

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Response to Cha (Reply #28)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 09:51 AM

29. Your welcome......................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 12:17 PM

31. Pelosi becomes Prez... Selects Hillary as VP.

Pelosi becomes Prez. Selects Hillary as VP.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #31)

Mon Dec 31, 2018, 12:59 PM

32. Me Likey!

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