This is Awesome

The amazing, totally badass Nancy Pelosi
(Stolen without shame from the much-missed Zaius Nation)

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has spoken for a 6-hour, marathon speech on the Dreamers.

The House, unlike the Senate, does NOT have a filibuster, so this took a parliamentary maneuver not really seen before to pull it off.

“The House Historian’s office told CNN that Pelosi’s speech is the longest on record on the House floor, according to their records.

“Pelosi started speaking shortly after 10 a.m. ET, and was still speaking as of 4:40 p.m. ET.

“A source close to the California Democrat told CNN she thought of the idea overnight to speak for hours on the House floor. The source said she’s wearing four-inch-heels while delivering the speech and has only been sipping water.”

Four-inch heels! Since 10 AM! Reading inspiring profiles of the Dreamers, putting into the Congressional Record the stories of these amazing people before they are cruelly deported to lands as foreign to themselves as they would be to you and me.

We won’t go into the details of Pelosi’s speech (Jeebus, 6 hours!) but unlike a filibuster, she wasn’t trying to block legislation, she is trying to force Zombie-eyed Granny-starver Paul Ryan to giving a vote on DACA legislation.

UPDATE: 7 hours. She’s still going.

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5 Responses to This is Awesome

  1. Karla says:

    I’m not always a fan of hers, but this is great.

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    • tengrain says:

      Me either, Karla, but this was impressive and though maybe it will amount to nothing, damn, she tried.

      -TG

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  2. Jim says:

    Good for her. I understand she’s normally allowed a 1 minute comment but then has gone on endlessly. Unfortunately, GEGS is an utterly cynical politician. So, he’ll just ignore this and since his caucus are also utterly soulless, noting is likely to come of it, legislatively. However, she may firm up her creds with the Hispanic caucus and the Democratic minority generally. Which she may need to continue to be perceived as a credible future Speaker (again). She’s smart.

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  3. RWW says:

    Too bad she keeps taking impeachment “off the table” no matter who’s done what and what year it is. Like may cautious, timid, Democrats, Nancy would rather crawl into a safe hole than find a hill… any hill… to plant a flag on and fight.

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