“It’s not a small group of republicans”
[that are responsible for the obstruction, sabotage and an anti real person agenda - that's me chiming in]
Alex Wagner hosting ‘The last Word’ December 12, 2013 in this exclusive preview of her Friday show ‘Now” interviews Nancy Pelosi who is pushing back on the latest myth within the republican “civil war” meme: Boehner [establishment republicans] vs Cruz/teabagger fringe as MSM is reporting lately
“It’s not a small group of republicans it’s over sixty percent of the house republicans voted to shut down the government… it was their Bill we were voting on. It wasn’t our Bill it was their Bill we were voting on which we didn’t like but it was their proposal and over 60 percent of them voted against their own Bill to open up government. Eighty percent of them voted against Sandy Aid unless you were from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and a smattering of others across the country. .. 97 percent of the republicans voted to cut 40 billion dollars out the food stamps... only 15 people voted to say no, not 15 percent, only 15 people voted to say no..40 billion dollars, that’s unconscionable. It’s immoral. It’s indecent, but the fact is that people still have this mythology that it’s just thirty or forty. No. It’s over one hundred and thirty, a hundred and forty republicans.
So if republicans out there [constituents] care about anything other than tax cuts, about the environment, about a women’s right to choose, or sense of community in our country and, I think they do.. they overwhelmingly support gun safety, immigration [reform] and the rest their really going to have to weigh in.
So it’s not just a small group [of obstruction/sabotage/Cruz et al.]. I think it’s really important to note that.”
- Emphasis added
clipped @ minute 1:30 (short ad - sorry)
Link to The Last Word (no transcript available for this video clip): http://www.nbcnews.com/...
While it's true that the 'old guard' is under assault from their RWNJ fringe with some primary challenges, it is their base that they used and freely endorsed if only tacitly at times like now, to do their dirty work
So nothing earth shattering; this post is kind of a ‘for the record’ PSA
I've got to finish up some caulking and stuff and will be back a bit later - thanks for stopping by :)