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The power of Pelosi : what is the source ?

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    The power of Pelosi : what is the source ?

    Yesterday, a bolshy congresscritter from Florida made a comment that many took to be a threat and witness tampering.
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    He was called out by many and he went on to double and triple down on his comments. He basically didn't care that he was potentially getting himself into legal hot water.

    3 hours later, Pelosi made a statement which didnt mention him by name but everyone knew what she was on about. Name:  Screenshot 2019-02-27 at 6.00.36 PM.png
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    A couple of hours after that, like a good boy, the congresscritter humbly apologised.
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    I know that Pelosi is the speaker of the house : what I dont know is how she was able to bring this twit to heel. What power does she hold over him that she was able to smack him down in such an effective manner ?


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    They fear her sarcastic slow clap?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCoombs
    Yesterday, a bolshy congresscritter from Florida made a comment that many took to be a threat and witness tampering.
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    He was called out by many and he went on to double and triple down on his comments. He basically didn't care that he was potentially getting himself into legal hot water.

    3 hours later, Pelosi made a statement which didnt mention him by name but everyone knew what she was on about. Name:  Screenshot 2019-02-27 at 6.00.36 PM.png
Views: 187
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    A couple of hours after that, like a good boy, the congresscritter humbly apologised.
    Name:  Screenshot 2019-02-27 at 6.02.36 PM.png
Views: 189
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    I know that Pelosi is the speaker of the house : what I dont know is how she was able to bring this twit to heel. What power does she hold over him that she was able to smack him down in such an effective manner ?
    The Philippine Congress is based on the USA system so I guess it is the same situation. The Speaker can control committee chairmanship, vice-chairs, etc. Extremely powerful position with a lot of clout.

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    Also re-election campaign money, everyone wants to keep his job...


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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau
    Also re-election campaign money, everyone wants to keep his job...
    Ummm, now does speaker of the house control re-election campaign money? I wasnt aware this is something under that job.....

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    Nothing is so direct and the congressman raises a lot of his own but I saw a show on how the DNC and RNC do the fundraising (the congress people are raising money from day 1 in office- they have off-site offices nearby where they make fundraising calls). If you don't play nicely, they can easily cut you off...everything is about money at the end of the day...

    Edit: Leadership of DNC (Pelosi front and center with Chuck Schumer)

    https://democrats.org/about/our-leaders/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau
    Nothing is so direct and the congressman raises a lot of his own but I saw a show on how the DNC and RNC do the fundraising (the congress people are raising money from day 1 in office- they have off-site offices nearby where they make fundraising calls). If you don't play nicely, they can easily cut you off...everything is about money at the end of the day...

    Edit: Leadership of DNC (Pelosi front and center with Chuck Schumer)

    https://democrats.org/about/our-leaders/
    I'm pretty sure Pelosi doesn't control any GOP pursestrings. DNC yes, RNC no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MABinPengChau
    Also re-election campaign money, everyone wants to keep his job...
    They're in different parties. She has nothing to do with his fundraising.

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    Ah, sorry, didn't realize he was a Republican, thought she was keeping her own party members in line...

    Never mind...