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For Democrats, U.S. House win moves Pelosi to center stage
Susan Cornwell
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Now that the Democrats have won control of the U.S. House of Representatives, they need to choose a leader and that means solving one of their toughest puzzles: Nancy Pelosi.

A contest among the Democrats for the House’s top job of speaker will play out over the next 10 weeks or so, with the formidable 78-year-old San Francisco liberal at the center.

Pelosi, who has led the House Democrats in the minority or majority since 2003, told reporters on Wednesday she was confident she would be speaker of the House again. She has some critics who say it is time for generational change, but no challenger has emerged, and two senior Democrats said on Wednesday they would seek other leadership jobs.

“I think I’m the best person to go forward, to unify, to negotiate,” she said.

Pelosi made history from 2007 to 2011 as the first woman speaker, a powerful position second in the line of emergency presidential succession after the vice president.

An unexpected intervention in the speaker’s race came on Wednesday from Republican President Donald Trump, who tweeted that Pelosi deserved the job, even though he frequently assails her and other Democrats as obstructions to his agenda.

“In all fairness, Nancy Pelosi deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by the Democrats,” he said on Twitter. “If they give her a hard time, perhaps we will add some Republican votes. She has earned this great honor!”
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) makes remarks a day after the Midterm Elections, in which the Senate Republicans retained their majority as the House saw Democrats sweep into control, and a possible return as Speaker for Pelosi, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 7, 2018. (REUTERS/Mike Theiler)
Trump’s intent with the tweet was unclear but he also telephoned Pelosi on Tuesday evening to congratulate her on the Democrats’ win. Pelosi, acknowledging the tweet, told reporters: “I don’t think anybody deserves anything. It’s not about what you have done, it’s what you can do.”

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Trump told Pelosi he was willing to make a deal on young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers and work on infrastructure spending, but he also wants to build a wall on the southern border with Mexico.

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DISSATISFACTION
During the congressional campaigns that just ended, dozens of Democratic House candidates called for new leadership, registering indirect dissatisfaction with Pelosi, who has become a punching bag for Republicans. But not all the Democrats urging new leadership won election to the House.

With some races still undecided, Democrats were headed for a gain of about 30 seats, beyond the 23 they needed to claim their first majority in the 435-member House in eight years. Their first order of business as the House majority will be to decide whether to put the speaker’s gavel back in Pelosi’s hands.

At a victory celebration in Washington on Tuesday, Pelosi said a Democratic House “will work for solutions that bring us together because we have all had enough of division.”

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She was flanked by No. 2 House Democrat Steny Hoyer and No. 3 House Democrat James Clyburn in a sign that the three – all in their late 70s – could aim to lead the chamber in the new Congress that convenes in early January.

Hoyer, who is from Maryland, plans to run for majority leader, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, which would keep him in the No. 2 position. South Carolina’s Clyburn, who previously said he would not challenge Pelosi but would consider running for speaker if Pelosi could not find the votes, said on Wednesday he would run for House majority whip. He has competition for that job: Representative Diana DeGette, 61, of Colorado.

Pelosi’s path back to the top job is clear.

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First, she must capture a majority of Democrats in a closed-doors Nov. 28 party leadership election.

Two years ago, in the internal party race for minority leader, 63 Democrats voted for Representative Tim Ryan of Ohio, but Pelosi received 134 votes.

Ryan has not ruled out running for a leadership post again, but he is discussing the situation with new House Democrats who were elected on Tuesday, a spokesman said. Some of those, like Abigail Spanberger of Virginia and Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, have said they would not vote for Pelosi for speaker.

Some Democrats already in the House, like Representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, also oppose Pelosi, saying she has not encouraged a younger generation of Democrats to move into leadership positions. “We need someone who builds a bench rather than clears it,” Moulton said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

Pelosi touched on those concerns at the news conference, saying: “I have always advanced members into leadership. They have to decide they want to run.”

If Pelosi prevails at the party level, she would become the Democrats’ candidate for speaker in a public roll call vote in early January by all 435 House members from both parties.

A handful of more junior lawmakers are in leadership races too. New Mexico’s Ben Ray Lujan, 46, current chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, announced Wednesday his bid for assistant Democratic leader, the 4th-ranking position, joining two other Democrats already in the contest: Cheri Bustos of Illinois and David Cicilline of Rhode Island.

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Additional reporting by Richard Cowan and David Morgan; Editing by Peter Cooney and James Dalgleish

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From The Health Ranger, Mike Adams, HELD HOSTAGE


Image: HELD HOSTAGE: Democrat leader commits to mass violence across America if Dems don’t win the mid-terms

HELD HOSTAGE: Democrat leader commits to mass violence across America if Dems don’t win the mid-terms
https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-10-11-held-hostage-democrat-leader-mass-violence-across-america.html
Thursday, October 11, 2018 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) Democrat front runner Hillary Clinton, who is reportedly running for President in 2020, has just announced that if Democrats don’t win the mid-terms by taking back the House of Representatives, they will unleash mass violence across America.

“[Hillary Clinton] says that civility can ONLY return when the Democrats take back the government,” writes Martin Armstrong from ArmstrongEconomics.com. “Clearly, this is throwing down the gauntlet that it shall be their way or no way. Hillary is effectively advocating the destruction of the United States. She has simply stated bluntly that democracy will no longer be tolerated unless the Democrats win and then subjugate the opposition.”

This despicable tactic — now openly endorsed by Hillary Clinton herself — is an attempt to hold America hostage to the violent threats of deranged, lunatic Leftists who are now led by violence-pushing mob bosses like the Clintons. By advocating this threat against America, Clinton has committed to a path of violence for America unless Democrats get their way.

This shows the bad faith demonstrated by Democrats who have now repeatedly shown they will not accept the outcome of any election unless they win that election. Similarly, any institution the Democrats do not control is attacked as being “illegitimate.” The moment Brett Kavanaugh got confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, for example, Democrats began attacking the Supreme Court as “illegitimate.”

Democrats don’t believe in democracy, it turns out. They believe only in authoritarianism and tyrannical rule.

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Not surprising that this wretched hag would jump on the violence bandwagon driven by Democrats these days. I guess they want civil war. That would be a terrible thing and surely would not end well for them. #DemocratViolence

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The American people had better wake up and realize they’re already in a civil war being waged by ruthless, lawless Democrats
Most Americans continue to blindly believe that Democrats are playing by the rules. They assume that Democrats are participating in elections because they agree to the mechanism of how elections work… a kind of social contract. Civil society requires adherence to a “social contract” that says the outcomes of elections will be honored even if your favorite candidate doesn’t win.

But Democrats have abandoned that social contract, and they no longer operate in good faith. Elections have become nothing but a sham to the political Left, for if they win elections, they weaponized government against their political opponents. If they lose elections, they weaponize their obedient masses against the entire nation. Accordingly, the rest of America must recognize they are no longer dealing with fair, rational Democrats who will abide by the rules and honor the process of democracy. Instead, Democrats are threatening the nation with violence, promising civil unrest if they don’t win back political power at the next election.

This is the equivalent to sending every American voter to the voting booths with a gun at their head. “Vote Democrat, or else…” should be the slogan of the DNC. The planned destruction of America is now a very real part of the Democrats’ plan if they fail to win at the ballot box.

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Obviously, the Democrats’ commitment to violence explains exactly why they should never be allowed to gain political power again. Democrats have become dangerous, even terroristic in their rhetoric and action.

Here’s a small sample of the violence Democrats are now promising to carry out nationwide if they don’t win the mid-terms:
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If you thought the Left’s mob violence demonstrated before the 2016 election was insane, that was just a tiny sample of what’s to come if they don’t get the election outcome they want in November.

From the top on down, the Democrat party is now a terrorist organization that seeks the complete destruction of America
It’s now crystal clear that the Democrat party is the party of terrorism, violence, lawlessness and destruction. Anyone who votes for a Democrat in the coming election is voting for evil, destructive forces that are now overtly threatening our nation.

Importantly, people need to realize this is no longer merely a political war… and we must respond to the Democrat terrorists in the same way we might respond to any other form of terrorism or violence: With an overwhelming lawful response to arrest, imprison and prosecute those who commit acts of violence in our communities or against our citizens.

President Trump must now declare Antifa to be a domestic terrorism organization and carry out the mass arrests of Antifa leaders across the country. Similarly, when radical left-wing mobs attempt to take over cities like they accomplished in Portland over the past few days, local police must be ordered to arrest the violent mobs. If local mayors attempt to interfere with the police action to arrest violent mobs, then the local mayor should be arrested as well, and charged with interfering with police operations to restore civility.

Although Trump will likely not take these actions before the upcoming mid-term elections, we are urging him to replace Jeff Sessions at the DOJ immediately after the election, then issue DOJ orders to all police departments nationwide: No more backing down from violent left-wing mobs. Police must be free to engage the left-wing mobs, halt the violence, and even use deadly force in response to those mobs deploying deadly weapons against law enforcement.

Watch my full video analysis of the Democrats’ promise to escalate violence in this new Counterthink episode:

https://www.real.video/embed/5847489454001
(I can’t manage to get the RealPlayer embed codes to work in my blog!)

Are you personally prepared for the violence promised by the radical Left?
Beyond national preparedness and the rising risk of civil war that Democrats are now promising to unleash, are you prepared for your own safety and protection? Videos of left-wing mobs clearly show they are willing to assault completely innocent people, including elderly white people merely attempting to drive their own cars through a city like Portland.

You must watch this video, posted just days ago on REAL.video. It shows exactly what the deranged, violent Left plans to do across every major city in America:

https://www.real.video/embed/5846406561001

Are you prepared to defend your life against these lunatic mobs? Have you legally acquired the firearms and concealed carry permits (if required) necessary to defend yourself against lunatic mob violence?

Always obey the law and maintain a defensive posture. Get proper training before carrying or deploying firearms.

If you haven’t yet watch the “Joy of Shooting” series on REAL.video, which teaches pistol basics to beginners, here are all the URLs to watch:

Part 1:

Part 2: https://www.real.video/5811794917001

Part 3: https://www.real.video/5814283375001

Part 4: https://www.real.video/5815335803001

Part 5: https://www.real.video/5815339348001

Part 6: https://www.real.video/5822235517001

Part 7: https://www.real.video/5825427819001

Here’s episode one:

See more breaking news videos every hour at REAL.video.

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