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After Joe Crowley Defeat, Anti-War Progressive Barbara Lee Considers Bid for House Democratic Chair


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After Joe Crowley Defeat, Anti-War Progressive Barbara Lee Considers Bid for House Democratic Chair

Jake Johnson, staff writer

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "seismic" landslide victory over the corporate-friendly war hawk Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) will soon leave the top leadership post in the House Democratic Conference vacant, and anti-war progressive Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) is reportedly considering running for the job.


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B. Lee would be an improvement as long as she throws israel and friends under the wheels of the bus along with nancy and all the other so-called leaders of the demodogs.


#3

Progressive wave coming. Ride, ride, ride that wild surf.


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Corporate State Democrats are going to do most of the mud slinging at these “extreme leftists”.

I watched a clip of Rachel Maddow (at my own peril) reacting to the news of Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, and she could hardly contain her angst against such news. She will be front and center in characterizing such true populist candidates as being not viable for Democratic take-back of the House in the midterms.

Her and a whole bunch of “centrists” will join in.


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Take time to get to know Barbara Lee, she is all that and more.


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Never will forget a co-worker’s remark on the day after the AUMF vote, 434 - 1, with Congresswoman Barbara Lee as the lone dissenter. “She won’t be long in Congress.”

While he’s long gone from our workplace, look who’s still serving in Congress, and also headed for a leadership position?

Yet she persists! I much admire Congresswoman Lee.


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Madcow is a stealth corporate shill and anyone who watches that show is giving ratings to her.
Avoid Rayshell Madcow.


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Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters tell more truth in a week than most Democratic politicians tell in their entire political careers.
Trump is openly racist in his comments about Maxine, and she smacks him back in the face. Love it when she calls him “Don the Con,” and a “pathological liar.”
Replace Pelosi with Barbara Lee, yes!!!


#9

Please, Please, Please, Please, Please, Please…


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I haven’t watched her show for years (or TV for that matter), but on occasion I’ll watch a tiny snippet of a clip on Youtube. I’m trying to eliminate self destructive behavior, but have a bit of distance to go yet.


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Rachel Maddow is worth $40 million bucks. ( It is very hard to be against… well, you know. ) She used Air America like a Teamster uses a rented team of mules. She did for Air America what Al Franken did for Paul Wellstone’s legacy.
Congresswoman Lee, on the other hand, is a breath of fresh air to listen to during the infrequent times she is interviewed. She’d be a great addition to the leadership in the House.


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all the way to wall street. Don’t trust them!


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Love that name, Rayshell Madcow. Thanks for the laugh.


#14

LOLZZZ, i hear you, a guilty pleasure.
I see clips of Alex Jones on the Secular Talk youtube show and it serves the same function.


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What has always puzzled me is that Paul Wellstone’s death seemed to me to be a government hit. He was poised to become a national progressive hero, and then, a mysterious plane accident, and nobody investigated it!


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Viva La Causa por La Paz…Viva Barbra Lee!


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Yes murdered by the dark side!


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Barbara Lee-- democratic party and the system I doubt would ever allow her to run anything. Her is why right from this article which I personally knew back in 2001.

A career-long member of the Democratic Party’s left-most wing, Lee is a strong supporter of Medicare for All and was the only member of Congress to vote against the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that launched the so-called “war on terror,” which to this day continues to expand throughout the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa with disastrous consequences.

Lee also voted against the 2002 Iraq Resolution, which provided congressional backing for the Bush administration’s catastrophic and illegal invasion that killed over a million people.

We love war w both major parties where we spend billions on defense.


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The National Lands Coalition ( pretty sure ) was meeting there the day Sen. Wellstone died. His ( my friend who represented Washington the state ) recounting said the weather was nasty, the plane came almost straight down, etc. Damn the luck.
I’ve heard the stories… oh well, so it goes.
The Wellstone Foundation is in a very sticky situation, currently. I’ll leave it there.


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Those who are still watching are beyond intellectual appeal.