Rep. Pelosi and Sen. Schumer – Squanders of Political Advantage

by | Jul 12, 2018 | Chuck Schumer, Democratic Party, Mid-term Election, Nancy Pelosi, Political Strategy |

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D) CA and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D) NY doing the bidding of the Republican Party.

Rep. Waters (D) CA inspiring a base of supporters.

Base, tamp down your enthusiasm.  Thats the message Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seems to be sending as they were the first to speak out against Rep. Maxine Waters‘ (D) CA, statement about making Trump administrators uncomfortable in certain spaces, illustrating just how out of touch these two are from their motivated base.  Rep. Waters passionately said to an impromptu Capitol Hill base of supporters, “We’re gonna win this battle.  Because while you try and quote the Bible, Jeff Sessions and others, you really don’t know

the Bible. God is on our side. On the side of the children. On the side of what’s right. On the side of what’s honorable. On the side of understanding that if we can’t protect the children, we can’t protect anybody.”   She went on to say “Already you have members of your cabinet that are being booed out of restaurants. We have protesters taking up at their house who are saying, ‘No peace, no sleep. No peace, no sleep.'”  What was wrong with that?  You have to be able to talk about these Republicans just like that and in that tone.  This is a passion movement.  You can hear the passion in Rep. Waters voice as she rouses the crowd.  Passion, something Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer lack.  Watch the crowd and listen to them.  Rep. Waters is saying exactly what they want to hear and in the right tone.  Pelosi and Schumer have no rhythm with their constituency.  They could never come close to the delivery of Rep. Waters in the above video.  What followed was Pelosi’s and Schumer’s “tap it down Maxine” routine a Republican delight.

Pelosi tweeted, “In the crucial months ahead, we must strive to make America beautiful again. Trump’s daily lack of civility has provoked responses that are predictable but unacceptable. As we go forward, we must conduct elections in a way that achieves unity from sea to shining sea.”   Chuck Schumer was just as disgraceful in his comment from the senate floor.  “We all have to remember to treat our fellow Americans, all of our fellow Americans, with the kind of civility and respect we expect will be afforded to us,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. “No one should call for the harassment of political opponents. That’s not right. That’s not American.”  Another blunder by these two.  The Republicans love ’em.   He later added: “The president’s tactics and behavior should never be emulated. It should be repudiated.”  They both should apologize and realize their base is not going to sit around and be passive with the white nationalist in the leadership of the Republican Party.  Allies of Rep. Waters are in all out revolt and are not having any of it.

More than 200 black leaders denounced Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA.) this week for failing to come to the defense of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) amid Trump’s attacks on the congresswoman—attacks which continued  at the president’s recent rally in Great Falls, Montana.  In a comment they wrote “We write to share our profound indignation and deep disappointment over your recent failure to protect Congresswoman Waters from unwarranted attacks from the Trump Administration and others in the GOP.  That failure was further compounded by your decision to unfairly deride her as being ‘uncivil’ and ‘un-American.  In doing so, we believe this mischaracterizes her call to action for peaceful democratic assembly and the exercise of her constitutional rights to free speech in support of defenseless immigrant children and their families.”  Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in tandem bungled another opportunity.  When the leaders are being denounced by a core constituency this close to an election, it is time for a leadership change.  Our eyes aren’t fooling us.  We’ve seen this act before.

The base is feedup.

The cogent argument you both should have made was something along this line:  “The president has made people whose skin color is similar to that of Rep. Maxine Waters feel uncomfortable in spaces primarily because of his rhetoric.  Quiet, naturally, I, we the Democratic House and the Democratic Senate feel she has that right to feel that way!”  You could have said that but you didn’t and what you did do is the bidding of the Republican party.  Stop it!  THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG IS TO GIVE YOUR PARTY POWER, CAN’T YOU FOLLOW THE SCRIPT AND ACT ACCORDINGLY?”  We are not asking for much.  It’s call thinking on your feet.  Pardon the bluntness, but time is of the essence!  You couldn’t have come up with something more compelling to say than that? You would have been better off not

saying anything.  These two with those comments do the bidding of the Republican party, something the voters on the bandwagon have no appetite for, not at all!    At the same time you turn off black voters, a core constituency.  Their comments, there inability to speak with passion about base issues, their staid stage presence, their inability to connect with their constituency and continued blundering are going to bury the Democrats again if we don’t do something about it.  The Republicans are going to eat these two alive like they always do.  Do you honestly believe that Senator Schumer and Rep. Pelosi can stand up to our racist President and the racists in the Republican party who have not said one word about Trump’s racism, like Rep. Lewis could?  No.  Could Rep. Pelosi and Senator Schumer conduct a shunning campaign of Republicans because of their support of this racist President?  Oops, probably just terrified the both of them – sorry, but no they couldn’t. BTW:  SEN. SCHUMER AND REP. PELOSI HAVE A COGENT COMMENT PREPARED IN SUPPORT FOR THE “SHUNNING” MENTION BECAUSE THE REPUBLICANS WILL.  BEFORE YOU SAY SOMETHING STUPID, CONSULT THE CBC.  Do like the Republicans do and you can’t go wrong. There’s an energy out there that the Democrats need to tap into with a dynamic messenger and neither Senator Schumer nor Rep. Pelosi are them.

Senator Corey Booker (D) NJ outside Supreme Court

Rep. Pelosi and Senator Schumer there’s no room to placate a bunch of bullies – Trump, the Republican Party and Vladimir Putin.  We are trying to win and you are not helping.  That’s why we, the people are here at this blog to let you know that and what Rep. Waters said was absolutely right!  Stop listening to the Republicans.  We are not in the mood to take their shit!  We will need a messenger with the delivery and passion of Senator Corey Booker (D) NJ, here as he protests the selection of Brett Kavanaugh as Trump’s replacement for the retiring Anthony Kennedy.  Senator Booker knows this audience.

But do not despair Rep. Pelosi and Senator Schumer.  You can play a much bigger role in our quest to win this mid-term.  Our intent is to break bread with these voters, hand out our t-shirts, talk about our message and platform, register new voters and convince them to vote for Democrats and we will need you prowess to finance this endeavor, along with the DNC, Tom Steyer, and progressive BBQ pit masters across the country.   Be among your voters like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was, in her defeat of Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th congressional district.  We all have to get on the same page and why not follow her script?  It works.

The Republicans are terrified of our togetherness.  Embrace us, our movement, our ideas and most of all let us loose with dynamic messengers leading our movement.

The Democrats chances are much better with Rep. John Lewis (D) GA leading this entire movement.  Talks between Rep. Lewis, Rep. Pelosi and the DNC and Senator Corey Booker needs to begin immediately.  Let’s encourage them.  Based on zip codes, only voters in these Representatives’ District can email them so you voters will have to do your part with email.  Voters from the 12th District of California can email Rep. Pelosi here and call as well.  Everybody else can call.  Rep. Pelosi’s number in DC is (202) 225-4965 and the San Francisco number is (415) 556-4862. Congressman Lewis represents Georgia’s 5th District so you voters can email here because of your zip code.  Everybody else can call.  Rep. Lewis’ DC number is (202) 225-3801 and his Atlanta number is (404) 659-0116.  Contact the DNC here.  Voters on the bandwagon, contact these Democratic politicians and let them know we are willing to give them power, all they have to do is stick to the script.  Leave your email at the bottom of each post and join our movement to get on board our bandwagon.

I’ll be in touch.

The Man