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Robert #Resist Sandy @frodofied
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Really? Because she''s handing key positions on the best committees to freshmen from the Progressive Caucus.

Indeed some are being given positions more significant than their freshman status normally allows.

Nevermind that @NancyPelosi very much wants to arm the incoming class with every tool and weapon she knows of to legally battle Trump or any who might follow him, she understands optics and politics too well to do even half of what you say.


Knowing all of these things, and having watched #SpeakerPelosi in action, in real time, over the years she has come to gain not only my respect and admiration, but also my real affection.

Now, define things as you will but I am a bona fide progressive.


But I refuse to review anyone's history with a critical eye and not view them and their actions within context, one of those important words in the English language my fellow progressives to often ignore.

Mostly because most of us our fucking lazy.


Or we think that the only constructive thing to add to any policy or candidate debate is our complaints.

"Medicare for All" or "Public option" are terms we cling to fetishically, yet when the real fight for these things occurs we abandon our posts.


We go around arguing that Medicare for All is supported by 80% if Americans yet fail to explain how they went down in flames in Colorado, and indeed, in Sen. Sanders' own state of Vermont.

Why was every Progressive not on the ground or on the phones fighting for them?

So, much time is spent calling our fellow progressives corporatists ...and neolibs and yet actual opportunities to support the kinds of change we claim to want often go by without so much as a finger lifted.

But that's ok because we can deflect by attacking @NancyPelosi.

That shit is not going to cut it anymore. While unity, coalition and compromise are currently curse words to so many, no lasting change is going to occur without a little bit of each.

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