The new US House of Representatives.

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The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Cadfael » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:09 pm

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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3:15 PM - 1 Dec 2018
In my on-boarding to Congress, I get to pick my insurance plan.

As a waitress, I had to pay more than TWICE what I’d pay as a member of Congress.

It’s frustrating that Congressmembers would deny other people affordability that they themselves enjoy. Time for #MedicareForAll.

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Shorty » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:14 am

Interesting Facts About the 2018 Election
https://www.cookpolitical.com/analysis/ ... 8-election

49.7% of eligible voters didn't vote
Donald Trump was mentioned in 16% of all congressional ads
Democrats mentioned health care in 54% of their ads
The biggest Senate winner was Mazie Hirono (D-HI), whose margin was 41%
The smallest Senate winner was Rick Scott (R-FL), who won by 0.12%
The congressional races cost $5.2 billion
Six states now have two female senators: AZ, CA, MN, NV, NH, and WA
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) didn't run any TV ads at all
Democrats won the popular vote for the House by 8.6%
Of the 43 districts Democrats flipped, 30 of them (69%) have a Whole Foods Market
Of the 50 GOP-held seats with the highest Asian populations, Democrats flipped 27
There will be 36 new women in the House; 35 are Democrats
In the new House, 90% of the Republicans are white men while 38% of Democrats are white men
Republicans won 22 of the 43 districts decided by 5% or less; these are top targets in 2020
John Katko (NY-24) will be the only Republican in a district with a PVI of D+1 or bluer
Democrats didn't lose a single gubernatorial seat; Republicans lost six of them
There are now nine female governors, up from six

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby gargantua » Tue Dec 25, 2018 9:34 am

I find it disturbing that 49.7% of eligible voters didn't bother to show up for this election.
If they won't show up for this one, I wonder what it would take. After the nuclear war would be a little late.

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Polka_Tulk » Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:39 am

Shorty wrote:Of the 43 districts Democrats flipped, 30 of them (69%) have a Whole Foods Market

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby kissyfish » Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:45 am

Amazon is colluding!

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Shorty » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:39 am

The midterm winners who made history are now taking office
https://madison.com/gallery/news/nation ... 3BEF2C94B1

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Cadfael » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:31 pm

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can dance if she wants to.
She can leave your friends behind.
Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
then they ain't no friends of mine.

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Donald » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:41 pm

Cadfael wrote:Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can dance if she wants to.
She can leave your friends behind.
Cause your friends don't dance and if they don't dance
then they ain't no friends of mine.

I think it should be a requirement written into the Constitution that people elected to Article 1 offices must dance.

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Shorty » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:57 pm

Can Ron Johnson do this? Trump is a reality star who wanted to be politician. AOC is a politician who wants to be a reality star.




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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Cadfael » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:33 am

"Likeable" for female politicians seems to be akin to “articulate” for black people — even if people say you possess this quality it only means you’ve passed a test you shouldn’t have had to take in the first place and which has kept most of your peers out of contention.

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Shorty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:00 pm

Whoopi Goldberg Tells Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To 'Sit Still' And 'Learn The Job'
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/who ... 38171.html

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Cadfael » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:41 pm

Whoopi's used that podium to speak truth many times but in this case she's dead wrong.

Nothing to be ashamed of, all of us are from time to time.

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby gargantua » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:21 pm

Cadfael wrote:Whoopi's used that podium to speak truth many times but in this case she's dead wrong.

Nothing to be ashamed of, all of us are from time to time.

I think Whoopi has a point. The Democrats can't afford not to be united now. The Republicans couldn't govern because of the extremists in their ranks. We can't afford to repeat that mistake. A skilled politician accepts incremental change. Or gets nothing. We can't afford to pass up the opportunity to get something. Doesn't mean she can't speak her mind. But she needs to stick with her party when it matters, or she'll have as much power as a Democrat in the Wisconsin Assembly. None.

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby Cadfael » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:57 pm

Balderdash. She's already been slammed by at least one losing Democrat who just happened to be a Trump collaborator. She needs to start kicking ass right fucking now and the other Dems can find a backbone and get on the bus. It's time to stand up to those lying thieves for a change and if the rest of her party can't figure that out, fuck 'em.

She's not an extremist. She's just not a wimp. The way the Dems have been for the last few years, not being a wimp LOOKS like an extremist Democrat, but that's the way it is.

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Re: The new US House of Representatives.

Postby gargantua » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:25 pm

Chaos on the Democratic side will guarantee a Republican victory in 2020. Pelosi is proceeding in exactly the right way. She's not giving in to Trump. She's passing bills to open the government. And she is demonstrating by doing that who exactly is responsible for the dysfunction. You can follow that lead and win in 2020. Or you can indulge in anger and lock in Republican rule for possibly the rest of your life. As I said in my original post, she can and should be free to be herself. But if the Democrats in the House don't stick together, they will surely lose. And then where's the check on Trump's power?


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