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Nancy Pelosi to face primary challenge from Bernie Sanders supporter

April 30, 2017

  nancy-pelosi1For the last several years there has been talk about  civil war within the Republican party and while it is true there are differences within the party that carry over even today between the President and the conservative Republicans with the establishment Republicans all is not well within the Democratic party either. 

  While the Democrats in Washington are united against Donald Trump there is trouble still brewing with the Democratic voters which spilled into the limelight during the last election. I am talking about the Bernie Sanders supporters who understand that the primary was rigged and their candidate never had a chance to win the nomination, even Bernie Sanders’ eventual endorsement of Hillary Clinton did not help to ameliorate the problem. Many of these voters either stayed home or voted for Gary Johnson and time has not healed this wound.

  If the Democratic establishment felt these voters would come back to the fold because they had nowhere else to go they were sadly mistaken. Reminiscent of the Tea Party fight against the establishment Republicans of years gone by Bernie Sanders supporters have vowed to primary establishment Democrats. First up is Nancy Pelosi, here is more:

Nancy Pelosi’s challenger, employment attorney Stephen Jaffe, recently launched his campaign.

“Two words: Bernie Sanders,” Jaffe said in an interview with the Observer when asked why he was running for Congress. “My goal is to try to pull the Democratic Party away from the establishment, corporations, big money, big oil, big pharma, and return it to the people.”

“I think Ms. Pelosi has served long and—for the most part—well. But, from my observations of the last year or so, particularly in her Town Halls with voters, I think she’s really out of touch with the voters in San Francisco. I think the district needs to be represented by someone more in touch with the voters and the constituents here, and I think I’m that person.”

  It appears as if the Democratic voters have finally figured out that it is not only the Republicans who take money from corporations, big oil, big pharma, and millionaires and billionaires. The Democratic voters talk a good game when it comes to special interests but to paraphrase Bill Maher when he was talking about Barack Obama getting $400,000 for a Wall Street speech, it appears it is okay when their side does it…

    But Nancy Pelosi is not the only one in the target of Bernie Sanders supporters, this has the potential to happen all across the country:

Pelosi’s attitude has incited Sanders supporters to recruit progressive candidates to challenge establishment Democrats in their primary elections.

  The sad part of this is that the Republicans were handed a golden opportunity–the Democrats are still in denial about why they lost the election, failing to look at their own troubles and blaming everybody including the Russians for their loss instead of looking in the mirror, voters are turning against the establishment Democrats, and their rhetoric is getting so over the top they are starting to look foolish–and for the most part the Republicans have blown the opportunity due to their establishment’s opposition to an outsider.

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. April 30, 2017 10:29 pm

    Jaffa is no ordinary BS supporter.

    “I was a pretty hard-core Bernie supporter,” said Jaffe, who gave money to the campaign and volunteered during the Nevada caucuses. He was one of two attorneys who filed for an injunction on behalf of Sanders supporters in the California primary, requesting “re-votes” and an extension of the voter registration deadline. (The request was denied.)

    Bernie is not a progressive he is an outright Socialist who believes in total government control. Government control is not control by the public. It’s control by an oligarchy. Israel is an example of a Socialist-Oligarchy. Approximately 35 families control and rule the country.

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  2. Brittius permalink
    May 1, 2017 4:25 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    DC politics without Pelosi? I cannot imagine that.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. May 1, 2017 8:24 am

    Now this a progressive

    [Philippine] “President Duterte has vowed to “eradicate all traces of Rothschild financial criminality” from the Philippines, announcing that he will no longer respond to pressure or financial blackmail from the US government or Rothschild-controlled global banking institutions.”

    This is what needed to happen in the US. All Goldman Sachs employee should be banned from holding any political positions. Every US politician is beholden to GS to the point that GS runs the US government and economy.

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    • May 1, 2017 6:55 pm

      Sadly I think their hold is too great here and I don’t see anything changing any time soon.

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 1, 2017 10:33 pm

        Plus, it does not appear the Republican regime has any willingness to do it despite promises to drain the swamp.


  4. May 1, 2017 10:53 am

    It certainly is interesting that the Democrats are undergoing the same thing that the Republicans did 8 years ago. I’m not sure that this is a good thing as it will mean deepening partisanship and lack of compromise.

    Liked by 1 person

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