Skip to comments.AOC urges Dems to ‘move now,’ hints a death could cost party Senate majority
Posted on 06/10/2021 10:11:48 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Time is precious, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned Wednesday, reminding fellow Democrats that the majorities they enjoy in the House and Senate might not last.
In a series of Twitter messages, the lawmaker from New York suggested that an untimely death among Democrats could cost the party its slim Senate advantage even sooner than the 2022 midterm elections.
“During the Obama admin,” she wrote, “folks thought we’d have a 60 Dem majority for a while. It lasted 4 months.”
The reference was to the death of U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., in August 2009, the Washington Examiner noted. The stalwart Democrat’s Senate seat was filled by another Democrat temporarily – but then Republican Scott Brown won a special election to complete Kennedy’s term.
Kennedy’s death and Brown’s win prematurely ended a filibuster-proof super-majority that Democrats had at the time because it dropped them to 59 seats instead of the needed 60, the Examiner noted.
The newspaper also noted that the Senate started 2021 with the oldest average age in its history, at 64.3 years. It noted the advancing age of three Democrats: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will turn 88 on June 22; Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is 81; and Sen. Bernie Sanders will turn 80 later this year.
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There are a lot of geriatric Senators on borrowed time......
I’d really like a job at the Congressional pharmacy..or the senate.
Maybe AOC could do the kamikaze thing and reduce the house 1 member early.
88 is too old to be in office.
Feinstein. Or any other signatory to the “phony soldier” letter that still sits in the Senate. Or two or three. Not picky.
“folks thought we’d have a 60 Dem majority for a while”
60 ??? Ocasio obviously has a problem with grade school math.
It’s Biden. If he dies, Ds lose their tie-breaking vote.
“Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., will turn 88 on June 22; Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is 81; and Sen. Bernie Sanders will turn 80 later this year.”
No worries. It’s California and Vermont. Their replacements would all be Democrats.
So who is she killing?
Arizona, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont all have Democrats in both Senate seats and Republican goernors. (Some may be RINOs, but they’re still people with R after their names.)
Vermont, as I pointed out, has a nominally Republican governor.
I stand corrected.
I think he’s likely a RINO, but he’s a member of the Republican Party and likely would appoint at least a nominal Republican to the seat.
Perhaps she has been tuning in to some prophetic words that have indicated instant death for some in Washington.
Some barista fix her a “polonium cocktail” and put her out of her misery.
Wtf is it with “folks” all the time with the demonrats
I don’t believe she comes up with any of this stuff. She’s far too dumb to string a coherent sentence together.
Obama got the ball rolling on “folks.” It was part of his schtick, except he’d make it even more annoying by doing his trademark whistled ‘s’ on the end.
“There are a lot of geriatric Senators on borrowed time......”
Yet strangely none died from COVID 19.
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