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David Waldman-1, LLC™ Nov 18
This is huge, but also old. And I mean over a decade old. Pelosi has been been more inclusive of newly elected members than any Democratic leader, ever. From the beginning. I can't understand why no one knows this.
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Mike Guss
Um no. Real leadership is the Majority Leader and Majority Whip. People in those posts are @WhipHoyer & @Clyburn who are 79 & 78 respectively. The most talented members, who could be exciting leaders that reflect the coalition of voters under 45 who just elected Ds, fled largely
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Mike Guss Nov 18
Replying to @KagroX
Largely to statehouses because you can't raise the money needed to advance as a subcommittee Chairman or Caucus Chair or Deputy Assistant Caucus Chair or whatever phony positions @NancyPelosi has made up to block the rise of younger members.
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Mike Guss Nov 18
Replying to @KagroX
And yeah that is a problem because @NancyPelosi septugenarian crew doesn't understand how important issues like affordable housing are to the voters under 45 in the West that just elected them.
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Mike Guss Nov 18
This whole thing could be solved if @NancyPelosi replaced her top leadership deputies with people like Hakeem Jeffries, etc, etc. Then people would have no problem with the victory lap. But as it is, it is another dozen years of this crap.
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Mike Guss Nov 18
Replying to @KagroX @RepCheri and 2 others
And that is why & others are fighting so hard. Wish Pelosi would see that and come to a compromise.
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🌊 Cindy Perry🌷 Nov 18
No, is fighting so hard for his own ambition & ego. That's it. We don't want these right of center so called Dems in leadership. Your ageism is really unpleasant. To say that NP doesn't understand issues such as affordable housing is absurd.
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Mike Guss Nov 18
It's not ageist to say that nobody is immune from the impacts of old age, and that younger voters have a different set a priorities than long time elected officials nearing their 80s. It is ageist to say nobody under 50 can do the job.
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Mike Guss Nov 18
And amazed by how many people are such passionate supporters of Stent Hoyer merely because they have a misguided and wrong belief that Pelosi can do no wrong.
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Mike Guss Nov 18
Finally the pay-Go rule @NancyPelosi is championing dramatically reduces the likelihood of a bill that funds much needed affordable housing houses & apartment complexes in western states. That's a huge problem, especially for voters under 50.
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🌊 Cindy Perry🌷 Nov 18
Who are you talking to? I didn't say that. Please name one person who you think can do a better job than Nancy Pelosi. I hope the true progressive newbies realize they're being played by who will never support anything that they do.
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Mike Guss Nov 18
For tthe 103rd time to @NancyPelosi supporters, I have no real objections to her being Speaker. I do have a problem with a top leadership team that has no member under or even just over 50 on it to be the Majority Leader or Whip & Voice of voters under 45.
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Mike Guss Nov 18
Voters under 45 elected this majority and they deserve a seat at the table. I think Hakeem Jeffries, or would all be a huge improvement over @WhipHoyer But there is one person stopping that from happening, @NancyPelosi
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Mike Guss Nov 18
All of this drama would end tomorrow if @NancyPelosi would get behind a replacement for @WhipHoyer who is close to, or even under, 50, and who will be the voice of the people who elected this majority--people under 45--in leadership.
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David Waldman-1, LLC™ Nov 18
Replying to @GussRuralWA
Replacing the Majority Leader and Majority Whip is an in-house job. They're elected by the caucus. Go to it. Go win. I don't mind. Fucking with the floor vote for the Speakership doesn't do it.
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Mike Guss Nov 18
Also as said, she's not a white guy. But funng how that gets in the way of the outdated identity politics @NancyPelosi is playing to forestall ANY generational change.
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Mike Guss Nov 18
But the problem is @NancyPelosi is backing her leadership team & using the same old play of creating faux leadership posts to forestall change. Of course there is a reason for this: if say or was Majority Leader or Whip, then the end of the Pelosi reign
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Mike Guss Nov 18
Could be seen by all. And that is a huge problem for her. It is why she keeps Steny around despite their rivalry. The problem is that this majority was built on voters under 45, especially in the West and suburbs of major metro areas. I ran one campaign & consulted to two others
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Mike Guss Nov 18
And I know who was voting D and who wasn't and why. Pelosi's leadership team is out of touch--evidenced by releasing a voting rights act as HR 1--with the priorities of our voters. Affordable housing is far and away the biggest issue among voters under 45 in the West, followed by
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Mike Guss Nov 18
Student Loans, high health care deductibles, and climate change. The Pay-Go rule makes affordable housing construction projects--which are desperately needed and which Trump would probably sign, he is a developer after all--more difficult.
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