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Buster Gammons

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Madame Speaker

For the next Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, I'm a Nancy-man.

Nancy Pelosi is a genuine leader of her party, and the best herder of cats the House has seen in the past 40 years.  She's done the job before, and wants to do it again.

Without her, Obamacare would not have passed and been signed into law, and would not have survived the GOP's endless efforts to scuttle it.

Money talks, and Pelosi is a fundraiser extraordinaire.

She's liberal Democrat pragmatist -- a master of the art of the possible.  She knows the facts, she knows the rules, she knows how to play the game, and she plays it well.

She has her detractors, left and right.

If you're a young progressive firebrand itching to replace her with younger, fresher leadership, I applaud your passion, but who?  Who has stepped up?  Who could actually do the job?  Change for the sake of change is a bad idea.  At this moment in time, for the next two years, there is no better choice than Nancy.  Most of her challengers are coming to this realization.  Patience, young tyros, patience.

If you're an old, white conservative who has spent years demonizing her, why?  What specifically has she done that offends you so much?  Lacking significant examples, I submit you're a sexist and a sap.  Republicans have spent roughly $100 million attacking Pelosi over the past decade, and the lazy, easily manipulated dittoheads just lap up the propaganda.  But Nancy doesn't give a shit about such things.

For those Nancy-hating wing-nuts out there, remember this -- come January, should Trump and Pence somehow perish simultaneously (accidents can happen!), the President of the United States would be . . . Nancy Pelosi!  He-he!


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