TRUMP SAYS DRAIN THE SWAMP AND DEMOCRATS STAND FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT STATUS QUO …
If you ever want to know why Democrats lost the 2016 elections one has to look no further than how they have handled themselves following the election. Yesterday, in a closed door vote, House Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) 134 votes to 63. After Democrats got hammered in the 2016 elections seeing them lose the White House to Donald Trump, continue to be in the minority in the House and Senate, lose governorship’s and state house elections, the party that refuses to listen to the people opted to keep Pelosi and her top lieutenants, Reps. Steny Hoyer (MD) and Jim Clyburn (SC). This is just remarkable. The Democrat party is no longer the party of the middle class and blue collar people, its the party of the power elite who are so far out of touch with the American people. Democrats in Washington appear to like the swamp and just voted back in the establishment just after a referendum election against the establishment. Just how clueless is the Democrat party, the GOP is certainly rejoicing.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trump’s unlikely ascension to the White House.
Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryan’s 63 — winning 68 percent of the votes after declaring before the election that she had the support of two-thirds of the caucus. The victory sends a message that while there’s a growing appetite for major changes in the party’s leadership structure and messaging tactics, it’s not strong enough to loosen Pelosi’s grip on a liberal-heavy group that’s rarely challenged her authority.
Ryan and his supporters had argued that the Democrats’ grim performance in this year’s elections — the latest in a string of cycles planting Republicans firmly in the majority — was a clear signal that Pelosi’s leadership strategy has failed to attract the broad coalition of voters required to return the Speaker’s gavel to the Democrats’ hands.
The critics pointed, in particular, to the party’s alienation of the middle-class Rust Belt workers, who flocked to Trump and secured victories for a long list of vulnerable Republicans down the ballot. Ryan, who represents an Ohio manufacturing district that’s struggled to keep pace with globalization and rebound from the Great Recession, said he was the right fit to make inroads with those voters.
Most Democrats disagreed, opting to keep Pelosi and her top lieutenants — Reps. Steny Hoyer (Md.) and Jim Clyburn (S.C.) — in charge of efforts to improve the party’s fortunes heading into the 2018 midterm elections.
NOW IF THE NEW YORK TIMES WANTS TO WRITE ABOUT DISARRAY, THEY MIGHT LOOK TO THE LEFT AND THE DEMOCRATS …
The House Democrats delayed their leadership elections until after Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 30. Democrats are scrambling after the 2016 elections that saw them lose the White House and continue to be in the minority in the House and Senate. If the New York Times wants to write about a party in disarray, they might want to focus on the Democrats. It was supposed to be a glorious night and an all but sure thing, with a Hillary win, recapturing the Senate and picking up 10 to 20 House seats. None of it happened. Now Democrats are scrambling. They are looking for a new DNC chairperson and possibly new leadership in the House. Note to NY Times, that would be called disarray.
Nancy Pelosi’s hold on the House Democratic Caucus is being tested.
Fresh off an Election Day embarrassment, and facing an uprising from her rank-and-file members, Pelosi grudgingly agreed to postpone leadership elections scheduled for Thursday. Democrats will now vote for their leaders on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
The delay is designed to give Democrats time to figure out why they failed to make bigger gains against a Republican ticket led by Donald Trump. Instead of picking up the 10 to 20 seats they had once hoped — or even the majority they secretly dreamed about — Democrats have netted only a half-dozen seats so far, with some races still to be called.
This poor showing has led to a serious round of finger-pointing among Democrats. The culprits range from Hillary Clinton to FBI Director James Comey to their own leadership’s failure to craft an economic message that would appeal to rural white voters.
Pelosi doesn’t appear to be in any serious danger of being ousted. For starters, no one has come forward yet to challenge her, though Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) is cautiously weighing a bid for minority leader.
WHAT A COINCIDENCE … THE CORRUPTION OF THE POLITICAL CLASS AND INSIDER TRADING.
From the Washington Free Beacon, imagine that, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show. But of course there ws no insider taring here. These people tell us how to live and decide how to spend our money, yet they are allowed to conduct themselves in the most corrupt ways ever and nothing ever happens to them.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband bought up to a quarter million dollars of stock in a now financially troubled green energy company just weeks before it announced a major 2014 acquisition that sent stock prices soaring, public records show.
SunEdison told regulators last week that it is eyeing bankruptcy under the weight of $11.7 million in debt. But in late 2014, investors were bullish on the company, which manufactures and operates solar and wind power facilities.
Its 2014 purchase of wind energy company First Wind “further bolstered the reputation of the company,” wrote one market-watcher at the time. “Perhaps unsurprisingly, SunEdison’s stock soared an astounding 29% on news of this acquisition alone.”
Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, had invested just in time. He bought between $100,000 and $250,000 in SunEdison stock on Oct. 24, 2014, according to congressional financial disclosures. The company announced its First Wind acquisition on Nov. 17.
Pelosi’s office did not respond to questions about the timing of the purchase and whether she or her husband had any advance knowledge of the deal.
And the politically corrupt with the inside information just get richer and richer.
Pelosi has previously been accused of trading stock based on information gleaned through her official duties. She participated in Visa’s initial public offering as the company fought a House bill to subject credit card companies to increased regulation. The measure failed to pass.
A law passed in the wake of that controversy prohibits members of Congress from using nonpublic information for personal gain. Language in that measure was informally dubbed the “Pelosi Provision.”
In addition to her stock trades, Pelosi steered more than $1 billion in federal subsidies to a light rail project that likely improved the value of the San Francisco headquarters of cloud computing company Salesforce, in which her husband had invested up to $1 million.
DONALD TRUMP SAID WHAT!!!
Donald Trump in an MSNBC interview that he gets along with three of the most vile Democrats out there, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Chucky Schumer. Trump then went on to say that he would work with Democrats. WHAT!!! Dude, if elected you are about to be handed the presidency with a GOP controlled House and Senate, and you are going to be working with Democrats? Sorry, but the only way we are ever going to be able to fix this country is do nothing what Pelosi, Reid and Schumer want. It is their polices and Obama’s that have been driven down our throats without our buy in that have caused the damage.
“I always had a great relationship with Harry Reid. And frankly, if I weren’t running for office I’d be able to deal with her [Pelosi], I’d be able to deal with Reid, I’d be able to deal with anybody.”
People better take a good listen to what this man is saying before the vote. He has only praise for these three shrill Democrats but can say nothing good about his Republican presidential contenders?
“I think I’m going to be able to get along with Pelosi — I’ve always had a good relationship with Nancy Pelosi,” Trump said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” referring to the House minority leader.
“Reid’s going to be gone. I’ve always had a decent relationship with Reid,” Trump said, referring to Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Senate minority leader. “I always had a great relationship with Harry Reid.”
Trump said he thought he’d get along with “just about everybody,” including Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), likely to be the next Senate Democratic leader, who Trump said he was “close to … in many in ways.”
The real estate mogul is targeting GOP rival Ted Cruz, against whom Trump is running neck and neck in Iowa a week out from the state’s caucuses. Trump argues that the Texas senator won’t work with others in Congress and that while both candidates have positioned themselves as political outsiders, Trump argues even Republicans don’t want Cruz.
“He is a guy that nobody likes and nobody trusts,” Trump said on MSNBC before reiterating that Cruz “is a nasty guy, he says things that are very nasty, so I have to be nastier than him and it’s just one of those things.”
“I’ve been in politics all my life, I’ve been dealing with politicians all my life,” Trump said of whether he would have any friends in Congress.
Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Says, Even Memebers of Congress Live Paycheck to Paycheck … WHAT!!!
COULD ANYONE BE MORE OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAN NANCY PELOSI, OTHER THAN BARACK OBAMA?
The delusional Democrat House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the following at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday in the run up to impending battle and vote on Capitol Hill over Department of Homeland Security funding, “I don’t know about you, but I think almost everybody I know cannot live without having our paycheck on time — members of Congress, even.” WHAT!!! Some one better call Pelosi a WAHmbulance.
SanFran Nan said, “but I think almost everybody I know cannot live without having our paycheck on time”. Who is she kidding, who is the “EVERYBODY” that Pelosi knows who goes paycheck to paycheck? Pelosi would not be caught dead hanging around the common folk who live paycheck to paycheck. Pelosi, or her ilk would not know in the slightest what it means to struggle. Oh, is she having to do without an extra Botox treatment these days? Pelosi ranks at number 14 in CQ/Roll Call’s list of wealthiest members of Congress, with a net worth of around $29 million. I am so sure she hangs around the common folk who live paycheck to paycheck. Of course Pelosi gets more because she has a ranking position in the House.
Pelosi’s minimum net worth in 2013 was slightly more than $29 million, a few million more than what she reported in 2012.
The boost in the House minority leader’s personal finances is, in part, attributable to stock investments associated with her husband that grew significantly over the course of a year. Paul Pelosi’s investment in Comcast, for instance, doubled between 2012 and 2013, from at least $250,000 to at least $500,000. Meanwhile, his stake in a real estate development project in Sacramento, Calif., skyrocketed from at least $1 million to at least $5 million.
Lawmakers are strapped for cash like ordinary “We the People” American folks? Get bent Nancy. Pelosi needs to retire. This might be one of the most embarrassing comments she has ever made, and trust me, she has made many. Let us never forget the infamous, “we must pass the bill in order to find out what s in it.”
A member of Congress makes $174,000, meanwhile an average American makes $55,424 and many others who live paycheck to paycheck make much less than the average. As Melissa Francis from the Fox Business Network said on this morning’s Bulls& Bears, “they have no idea what it is like to live in an average household and trying to compare themselves is disingenuous, pathetic and disgusting.” BINGO!!!
Another one of the Bulls & Bears nailed it … “Congress should be responsible when dealing with the affairs of whether it is DHS or whether its shutting down the government, everybody expects a paycheck.” Then comes the money quote … “The problem is that Congress is so out of touch, so out of touch with everyday Americans, they don’t even know how to speak to everyday Americans on behalf of everyday Americans. When you are running for Congress the average campaign is 2 million, 1.5 million. Who’s is going to be able to raise that kind of money, rich people. That is why we have a bunch of rich Congressman.”
Check out how the median income for families in the United States has gone backwards as adjusted for inflation.
How sad and pathetic is this that we have an elite class of rich people in charge? Guess what, America you are to blame. This is hardly what our Founding Fathers ever envisioned. You have elected and continue to reelect US Representatives and Senators that are so out of touch and do not represent you in any shape, matter or form. My personal believe is that Congresses pay should be tied to the average pay scale for Americans and then raised 10% or 20%, not the over 300% it currently is. This way there will be no incentive for “forever” politicians and it will not be a lifetime job. Also, their pension needs to be nixed completely.
VIDEO via Fox News, Bulls & Bears