Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ro Khanna took 60 seconds to dump on his spineless Democratic colleagues

Give Rep. Ro Khanna credit: Either he's a bold, principled progressive leader or someone who has never read, "How to win friends and influence people." [VIDEO BELOW]

This week, after Senate Democrats capitulated--those are words of progressives like Khanna--or figured out too late that the three-day government shutdown wasn't playing well in Middle America, Khanna nevertheless laid into his colleagues Wednesday.

In a House floor speech, Khanna said Democrats were letting down the progressive grassroots, particularly undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, known as Dreamers, who were seeking a deal from the weekend shutdown in order to remain in the U.S.

"They want us to not just look at generic poll numbers or battleground districts," said Khanna, "they want us to lead with our hearts because they are leading with their hearts."

He concluded his blistering 60 seconds by asking, "When will the election representatives be worthy of the courage of our citizens and the grassroots?"

1 comment:

  1. Yes, well then. 1,800,000 is not enough. Secure borders are not enough. All the (D)s want are voters, not solutions to protect the CURRENT CITIZENS. I admire Mr. Khanna's guts to press his case. They will settle for nothing less than a "clean" DACA bill with no conditions, and no hope to permanently fix the problem. His party will wait until another shut-down is upon us, and then will cave... BECAUSE AS MR. KHANNA HAS CORRECTLY OBSERVES, when all you are trying to do is be "strategic," and win, and make POTUS look bad, the Dreamers are being played as pawns. Let's see. Rather than take the deal for 1.8 million, I predict the (D)s will let the Dreamers run out of time, just to position themselves to blame it on POTUS for show. Most of the American people have figured out the rancid game that is going on.
    While Mr. Khanna and I seek different outcomes, he has properly observed what is going on in his own party, and I suspect he will pay a political price.