Nancy Pelosi: I can remember, in the beginning, going to these huge congressional dinners, and there would be two tiny tables of women. Then as we started getting more numbers, the men were like, “What’s going on here?” And when I ran for leadership, it was worse. The men said, “Who said she could run?”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Did anybody actually say that?
Nancy Pelosi: Yeah, “Who said she can run?” They said to me: “Why don’t you just tell us the things you want changed, and we’ll do them.” I thought: I don’t think so!

Nancy Pelosi: I can remember, in the beginning, going to these huge congressional dinners, and there would be two tiny tables of women. Then as we started getting more numbers, the men were like, “What’s going on here?” And when I ran for leadership, it was worse. The men said, “Who said she could run?”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: Did anybody actually say that?

Nancy Pelosi: Yeah, “Who said she can run?” They said to me: “Why don’t you just tell us the things you want changed, and we’ll do them.” I thought: I don’t think so!

housedems:

The House GOP right now. 

housedems:

The House GOP right now. 

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#reminder

thebicker:

If you know people who don’t think fast food workers deserve a higher minimum wage, ask them how they feel about subsidizing fast food corporations (and Walmart, among many others) by paying taxes for these services that employers are refusing to provide.

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youngprogressivevoices:

prettayprettaygood:

This table serves as a friendly reminder that nearly every wealthy, democratic nation on planet earth provides universal health care to its citizens.

America: TBD.

youngprogressivevoices:

prettayprettaygood:

This table serves as a friendly reminder that nearly every wealthy, democratic nation on planet earth provides universal health care to its citizens.

America: TBD.

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#friendly reminder

She was my roommate in China; we studied Chinese together…I actually have some amazing stories, a couple of which I can’t tell.
— Connie Britton on rooming with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as Dartmouth College students (x)
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#kirsten gillibrand

repmarktakano:

Speaker Boehner wants to negotiate. Great. Here’s what each side is looking for.Who exactly is being unreasonable here? 

repmarktakano:

Speaker Boehner wants to negotiate. Great. Here’s what each side is looking for.

Who exactly is being unreasonable here? 

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#shutdown

You’re beautiful but you need to be honest.
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Let me show you what this congressperson [Rep. Steve King] is doing. Basically they’re pinning the problems that we have in this country on people who are poor. If you think about people who are poor really— you have 80 percent of people who are food insecure are actually working. That means their wages are so low that they’re eligible for food stamps. So you want to talk about dependency in this country? Let’s talk about corporations and businesses that pay such low wages that they depend on the United States government to add money to those wages through the Income Assistance Programs, like SNAP. So because if you take a company like Walmart, pays their workers so low that their workers are actually eligible for food stamps. Who’s dependent on the U.S. government? I’d have to say it’s Walmart is the welfare queen here.
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