F%$# Them with Cheney’s Dick.

While I understand why people oppose Nancy Pelosi as speaker, the demands of the Democrats in the so-called Problem Solvers Caucus (Spoiler, they have never solved a single problem) are forcing me to defend Nancy Pelosi. 

They are trying to get Pelosi to precapitulate to the Republicans, which should come as no surprise, it’s been their act since the days of the Carter administration.

The ironic thing is that Pelosi has been aggressively placing right-wing Democrats in safe seats for years:

Nine centrist House Democrats are throwing another hurdle in the path of top party leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as she sprints toward the speaker’s gavel.

It’s not an unexpected obstacle: The nine are members of the Problem Solvers Caucus, a group formed to promote bipartisanship whose members agreed in September to condition their votes for any speaker candidate on support for a package of rules changes meant to improve how the House operates.

In a letter sent to Pelosi on Tuesday, the nine Democrats reiterated that their speaker votes are on the line and asked for a “written, public commitment” to their proposals by Friday.


The reforms range from making it easier to get amendment votes to ending the ability of a single disgruntled lawmaker to force a vote on ousting a sitting speaker. The centerpieces of the effort are mechanisms that would streamline the process of considering bills with broad bipartisan support on the House floor — at the price of eroding the power of the majority party’s leadership to control what gets put up for a vote.

Signing the letter are Reps. Josh Gottheimer (N.J.), Tom O’Halleran (Ariz.), Jim Costa (Calif.), Kurt Schrader (Ore.), Daniel Lipinski (Ill.), Darren Soto (Fla.), Stephanie Murphy (Fla.), Tom Suozzi (N.Y.) and Vicente Gonzalez (Tex.).

This bit of snark further down is prize:

The Problem Solvers, whose efficacy has been in question, could represent more of a speed bump than a roadblock for Pelosi, who is facing a more serious uprising from a group of Democratic incumbents and incoming freshmen who are demanding new party leadership

I don’t want Nancy Pelosi to be speaker, but these jamokes are not interested in good governance, they just want to make sure that Democrats are hamstrung so that they won’t be forced to vote against things like card check or single payer.

Primary these folks, and start with some seriously invasive opposition research.

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