Open Thread For Nov. 19, 2018: No More Mr. Nice Guy

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Memo to Democrats: Nice Won’t Cut It.  This is so obvious that EVEN Delaware’s neutered delegation should recognize it.  You don’t have to be a dick about it. Just stand for something other than ‘reaching across the aisle’.

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  1. bamboozer says:

    Noticed the “Delaware Delegation” is mostly keeping their aisle reaching mouths shut, am not complaining. But you did forget Trump’s famed forest fire prevention tip of raking the forests, in Finland no less.

  2. RE Vanella says:

    Pigs always escalate. Pigs are sociopaths who are taught to use agression & violence to keep people in their place.

  3. RE Vanella says:

    More pigish behavior from the pigs.

    Anyone keeping count of the “bad apples”?

    Periodic reminder. Fuck all police.

  4. Alby says:

    Here are the 16 House “Democrats” who need to be defeated in 2020 primaries:

  5. Dave says:


    1. Do you think that Pelosi replaces Clinton as the Great Satan for 2020? I’ve been talking to a few members of the right wing and invariably they bring up Pelosi, blah, blah. as representative of all that’s wrong with America. You know that kind of trash.

    2. Secondly, would the next speaker be the Great Satan regardless of who it is?

    3. Is Pelosi the most effective speaker of those who would be speaker?

    Trump seems to need to personalize his enemies. It’s not enough to demonize Democrats. He likes to have an effigy, so he can personalize the naming calling.

  6. RE Vanella says:

    Let me take a stab at these.

    1. Yes (along with AOC and Rep Omar who are living in their collective heads already.)
    2. Yes
    3. No one can know since no one else has been. You know the speaker doesn’t need to be a member of the House? (I bet you did know.)

  7. RE Vanella says:

    By the way, I’m ok with Pelosi for know. But if she keeps it up with this stupid PAYGO I’m going hit the ceiling. I’ll arrange another office occupation myself. That’s fucking dumb shit.

    If pressed for my first choice alternation…. Barbara Lee.

  8. Dave says:

    Thanks and yeah I knew that. It’s a nice imagination game though, given that kind of choice, who would make a great speaker, and why?

    I always opt for someone of sufficient gravitas, who has the respect of both sides of the aisle and is able to get them to act like adults. And of course, both left and right sneer at my choices because they all want warriors and I choose peacemakers.

  9. RE Vanella says:

    Yeah, it’s unfortunate that your politics are based on some antiquated myth about Tip O’Neill, but that’s cool.

    Personally, I’m not going to be making peace with folks who’ll gift the affluent capital class a trillion and a half dollar then demand entitlement cuts for the poor and elderly because the deficit is high.

    I’m frankly not interested in peace. I’m interested in justice and winning.

    Everyone is crying out peace. None is crying out for justice. —The prophet Peter T.