Moderate Dems May Defy Pelosi, Join GOP Push to Give More Aid to Small Businesses
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was already a left-wing hack before Donald Trump became president, but after he got to the White House, she has become consumed with Trump Derangement Syndrome to the point she can’t even get through an interview discussing him without stammering and stuttering.
And now, at least some members of her caucus appear ready to jump off the Pelosi ship because her extremism could cost them reelection.
For weeks, Pelosi and her goofball compadre in the Senate, Minority “And It Needs To Stay That Way” Schumer of New York, have been blocking legislation aimed at providing additional financial and other relief to Americans and small businesses hard-hit by governors’ coronavirus shutdown orders.
Now, as the election draws nigh, so-called “moderates” in the Democratic Party may be preparing to join Republicans in backing a bill that would provide additional aid to Americans and their so-called ‘non-essential’ businesses.
Moderate Democrats might go forward with a discharge petition to force a vote on a relief bill. These Democrats are from competitive districts, ones that are right-leaning that broke ranks during the 2018 Midterms. These Democrats are feeling pressure at home to get something done. The Senate game plan for Democrats has been blown up with the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now, the conservative base will be jacked up as Republicans move to fill her vacancy—and nothing unites the GOP base more than getting a conservative judge on the Court.
My, how things change when Democrats put their fingers into the political winds and get their focus group results and polling data back: They actually begin to behave like responsible lawmakers.
The Hill notes further that the number of so-called ‘moderate’ Dems who are considering backing a Republican resolution to demand that Pelosi hold a vote on emergency aid for small businesses is growing as well:
The centrist Democrats — currently numbering about a dozen — are "strongly considering" the act of signing on to a procedural measure, known as a discharge petition, designed to force floor action on legislation extending the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), said a senior Democratic aide associated with the Democrats' moderate wing.
That figure falls a handful short of the number of Democrats the Republicans need to reach 218 signatures on their discharge petition — the tally required to force legislation to the floor.
But the number is growing, said the aide, as party moderates — including front-line members facing tough reelections in November — become increasingly frustrated with the inability of party leaders to reach a deal with the White House on another round of coronavirus stimulus.
Let’s get one thing straight – in today’s Democratic Party, there are no moderates. Rather, they are socialists and Marxists who are nonetheless pragmatic politicians and they want to hold onto their seats.
And they know that to do so, they’re going to have to give in to reason and do something to actually help their constituents, since ‘Trump hate’ doesn’t pay the bills.