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Congress is the opposite of a startup, but if I had to compare, Congress is like a startup where the exec team never stops arguing over the product roadmap.
They spend their entire year in a locked room arguing. Spending little to no time talking with their customers or front line employees to understand the issues. Burning copious amounts of cash.
They focus on parts of the roadmap that they think will impress their board and help them keep their jobs. Meanwhile their employees are furiously drafting the actual roadmap and making sure to include things that could help their careers or help them make extra side hustle.
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The past three days of Republican failure to elect a #Speakerofthehouse are a reminder that the chaos and violence of seditionists on #January6th was outside and inside the House.

I wrote this about the white women who took part outside…
I wrote this about the white women seditionists who contnue to bring chaos inside the House of Representatives…
And when I see Marjorie Taylor Greene laughing and making faces with Matt Gaetz like this #Speakerofthehousevote
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After 11 failed attempts to elect a #SpeakerOfTheHouse, it's clear that a true majority winner does not exist. That said, a better voting method could end the stalemate and find a representative, majority preferred winner. Let's review 2 options: #RankedChoice and #STARVoting.
A common claim about Ranked Choice Voting (#RCV) is that it always elects majority winners. This claim is objectively false. No voting method can guarantee a majority in an election with more than 2 candidates because a true majority may not always exist.
This is demonstrated clearly in the current #HouseSpeakerVote. With 3+ polarized factions, no faction has a true majority, and as we can see, the Republican factions are unwilling or unable to coalition around one candidate.
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1/ This fight over @GOPLeader isn't really about McCarthy (though for some of the 20 it is). What this is about is the pending #debt ceiling fight likely in February. Here's what's going on (a thread)...
@GOPLeader 2/ 'Twas the night before Xmas (not exactly but close enough) & all thru the night, lobbyists were skulking the decorated hall of Congress, looking for handouts for their special interests. Everyone on Capitol Hill wanted to go home for the holidays so, w/o much debate,
@GOPLeader 3/ A group of elected officials pushed through a $1.7 Trillion spending bill w/o debate or even so much of a "Dear Colleague" letter. It was imperious. What upset some on the Hill the most was that the spending bill was chock full of goodies for Left-wing special interests.
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I think the @GOP needs to re-read my friend @leonhadar and his brilliant post-2022 Election commentary in the @IBDinvestors See here:…
@GOP @leonhadar @IBDinvestors While the @HouseGOP is at it, check out these pieces by yours truly at @theamgreatness :… "This failure comes down to one thing: misapprehending the permanently changed dynamics of the electorate.
Bluntly, the United States is not a center-Right country.
More for the @GOP b/c this is up next:… "An internecine spectacle would only weaken the GOP and probably help Joe Biden (and his handlers) sleepwalk their way into another term in the White House."
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Is Black media reporting on the NYPD brutalizing a 12-year-old Black child... while a Black female cop looks on?

Or, that Democrats want 100k more cops?

@rolandsmartin @shaunking @michaelharriot @tamronhall @jemelehill @Jouelzy @KimberlyNFoster @briebriejoy @JoyAnnReid @SIfill_
@rolandsmartin @shaunking @michaelharriot @tamronhall @jemelehill @Jouelzy @KimberlyNFoster @briebriejoy @JoyAnnReid @SIfill_ After 26 million people took to the streets in 2020 to protest George Floyd being murdered by cops, Democrats want 100,000 more cops and Biden has more than doubled Trump's police budget.

What was the purpose of the protests?! @TamikaDMallory @TezlynFigaro @NAACP @TheBlackCaucus
@rolandsmartin @shaunking @michaelharriot @tamronhall @jemelehill @Jouelzy @KimberlyNFoster @briebriejoy @JoyAnnReid @SIfill_ @TamikaDMallory @TezlynFigaro @NAACP @TheBlackCaucus Seems as though the extent to which the media covered police brutality was based on who was in office.

Nobody cared about #BlackLivesMatter under Obama, but the country erupted in support of BLM under Trump. Under Biden, BLM is neutralized again. Why, @Sunny?

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How to solve the Speaker of the House impasse ; 🧵

In Satmar they suggest making two speakers

In Bobov they suggest making an older speaker and a younger one

In Vishnitz they suggest making a speaker in every district
In 770 they’re wondering when Tip O’Neal stoped serving as #Speakerofthehouse
In Nadvorna they suggest making every congressman the #Speakerofthehouse
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I will keep track of this historic vote for the #Speakerofthehouse in this thread.
218 needed for a Majority,Democrats only have 212 members voting

Rounds 1 to 3 below. #Speakerofthehousevote Image
One Republican voted present during Round 4 & 5
#Speakerofthehouse #Speakerofthehousevote Image
Kevin McCarthy will lose round 6. Donalds has 17 votes already
#Speakerofthehouse #Speakerofthehousevote
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Chi ama la politica non può non appassionarsi a quanto sta avvenendo negli #USA per l'elezione del nuovo #speaker della Camera.
Kevin #McCarthy, ex leader di minoranza per il Partito Repubblicano, candidato principale alla guida della maggioranza dopo le #Midterm, sta
giocando la partita della vita. E per ora la sta perdendo.
Rapido quadro della situazione: la maggioranza del Gop alla Camera è risicata: 222 seggi contro i 212 dei Democratici. Per diventare speaker, ovvero presidente della Camera, McCarthy ha bisogno di 218 voti. Questo
significa che può perdere per strada solo 4 voti. C'è un problema: una frangia di deputati Repubblicani radicali (non che McCarthy sia un "moderato", è pur sempre vicinissimo a Donald #Trump) composta da Andy #Biggs (Arizona), Matt #Gaetz (Florida), Bob #Good (Virginia), Matt
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“My top-level, expert legal analysis of the [Trump Mar-a-Lago FBI search] affidavit is: Why ain’t this dude in jail? What does this man have to do to go to jail?”

@ElieNYC @DrJasonJohnson @CrossConnection
#TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments #TrumpESPIONAGE
“Just the classification markings referred to in this [redacted Mar-a-Lago search warrant] affidavit — made the hair on the back of my neck stand up… Literally human lives can be at stake.” @FrankFigliuzzi1

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
“There is a feeling here that [if] Merrick Garland decides not to prosecute Trump, how do you hold anyone else accountable for violating classification rules going forward in the U.S. government?”@JaxAlemany

@NicolleDWallace #TrumpStoleClassifiedDocuments
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“This was not just extreme carelessness with classified material, which is still totally disqualifying. This is calculated, deliberate, premeditated misconduct — a cover-up [with] false statements and lies to Congress and the American people.” #LockTrumpUp
“Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba, says that Trump wants the Department of Justice to release the names of the witnesses who helped secure the search warrant for Mar-a-Lago.”@therecount

#TrumpIsANationalSecurityRisk #TrumpCrimeSyndicate
CPAC 2022: “We are all domestic terrorists.”

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#EspionageAct [doesn’t] mention classification at all. It talks about a specific type of information: national defense… The real question is, why would Trump WANT to declassify secrets that could harm the U.S.?”
.@AshaRangappa_ @TiffanyDCross @thereidout
“Trump has still not said a word of explanation as to why he took the documents, why he did not return them all, and what he was doing with them for over 18 months.” @AWeissmann_

🎶: #stilloneblackmansopinion…
“[Donald Trump] has betrayed our national security, and he will do so again… You will not change him. You cannot constrain him. He is who he is. Truth matters little to him. What’s right matters even less, and decency matters not at all.” Adam Schiff

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@realDonaldTrump TraitorTrump,

In his own quiet Eagle Scout mix of dry, laconic & droll ... @FBI's Robert Mueller was the Clint Eastwood anti-hero in Unforgiven:

hard to understand...
but methodical, effective and focused.

For those wanting an Unforgiven link:

@realDonaldTrump @FBI There are tens of millions of Cravens like you ... @FoxNewsSunday + guests, panelists & host come to mind.

Yelping and braying for an "Unforgiven" sh#tshow spectacle.

Lost are:

The Gravity + History of That Moment...

@realDonaldTrump @FBI @FoxNewsSunday Hark back to when Tip O'Neil was #SpeakerOfTheHouse during #Watergate...

TraitorTrump: Read about Watergate-era Chairman of the Judiciary Committee ...

a WW2 Veteran + shortlist @VP-choice for Jimmy Carter's 1976 POTUS campaign...Congressman Rodino…

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@MmeScience @waltshaub @chucktodd Chuck Todd is MoscowMitchMcCancer x MafiaLeech-BonespursBankrupt-PornstarShagging-DictatorCuddling-WannabeLéonDegrelle-TraitorTrump's _ _ _ _.
@MmeScience @waltshaub @chucktodd Chuck Todd: in his own quiet Eagle Scout droll manner...@FBI's Robert Mueller was the Clint Eastwood anti-hero in Unforgiven: methodical, effective and focused.

...cravenly, you call for "spectacle"...
@MmeScience @waltshaub @chucktodd @FBI There are tens of millions of Chuck Todd + Cravens like him...

Cravenly yelping and braying for an "Unforegiven" shitshow spectacle.


Gravity of the moment...

History of the moment...

Hark back to when Tip O'Neil was #SpeakerOfTheHouse during #Watergate...
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The issues swirling around the #FiveWhiteGuys are larger than just @NancyPelosi.

It's their tactics, and it's the threats they've had the fucking audacity, to leverage against the party and the entire nation.

In my opinion each one of these men should face a #recall vote.

The idea that a small minority would hijack any part of the democratic process given what we've gone through the past three years is unimaginable.

And changing the rules midstream because you are not happy with the outcome a fair vote will get?


That's straight up Republican bullshit right there. That's Tea Party, #BananaRepublic, anti-democratic tomfoolery.

It has no place in this nation, nevermind the Democratic Party, currently charged with the protection of American democracy itself.

It gets worse.

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If we want to inform our opinion as to whom is the best choice to serve as House Speaker, it is important to understand the complexities & responsibilities of the position.Thanks to Kirk Bailey at we can take a look at the job of Speaker of the House./1
The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, serves as the presiding officer of the U.S. House of Representatives./2 #SpeakerOftheHouse
The Speaker fulfills several roles, including representing constituents as a Member of Congress, acting as administrative head of the House, and serving as leader of the majority political party in the House. /3 #SpeakerOftheHouse
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This is not good news.

These #FiveWhiteGuys

@RepTimRyan, @sethmoulton, @RepPerlmutter, @RepSchrader and @RepBillFoster are leading a small group with tea party tactics to change the rules for how House Speaker is elected.

They are fighting to take down @NancyPelosi.

These #FiveWhiteGuys are willing to go nuclear in order keep the woman most responsible for leading us to, what turned out to be, the greatest Congressional #BlueWave in our party's history from the office she is the most qualified for, by leagues.

Damn, 2016 on repeat.

Because #FiveWhiteGuys ganging up on a far superior woman is just great optics for our new Democrratic majority to embrace.

I thought that shit had happened enough TO our
party, now we have it IN our party.

Such fun, except actually the exact opposite of that.

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