Someone help me set up an ActBlue page and someone else help me figure out how to set up a petition for a new Speaker. This is how we win.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) released a statement today in which, broadly speaking, he endorses passing the Senate bill along with a separate amending bill which would pass the senate through reconciliation and passing yet another bill which would pass other popular reforms later in the year.
Follow the link to read the whole statement.
Jerry Nadler would make an excellent candidate to lead the House. The guy has balls and a knack for getting the message right.
Don’t get me wrong about Pelosi. She managed the caucus well enough, up until that minor Chernobyl incident three days ago. When we say that nobody thought about what to do if Coakley lost ‘nobody’ means Pelosi, Reid and Barack Obama. That shit won’t fly. My vote goes to any Democrat who rescues this miasmatic tailspin.
The more I read about Jerry Nadler the more I like the guy.
ATTENTION: The Pelosi stuff is obviously a distraction, so forget that I ever said it. Take it as a sign of how hungry I am right now to see someone take ownership of a concrete plan to move the ball those last five yards into the endzone.
I just spoke with Nadler’s office. Josh Marshall interpreted his statement right the first time. The plan would package passing the Senate bill with a promise from the Senate to fix some things through reconciliation. That strikes me, emphatically, as the way to go.
Now it’s nap time.