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Pelosi getting credit for ending the shutdown when it was the realistic threat of strikes and sick-outs by airport workers and flight attendants that actually did it happens because we understand politics in the US as drama between TV personalities we have nothing to do with rather than a struggle for power between people and the ruling class. if you think of it that way, it's easy to erase the sacrifices and risks taken by workers bravely carrying out stoppages

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@interneteh but, I mean, it still fucking infuriates me to see the fucking enbalmed millionaire get all the credit when people who actually work stuck their necks out.

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@interneteh It's almost as if we should've been threatening to strike the whole time

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@GayNiffler I'm under no illusions that we are ready to general strike in the US, but it's a damn fine goal to work toward

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@interneteh

That’s a valid comment, but also fails to recognize how the government actually works these days.

If Palosi has just rolled over and agreed to find the wall the rest of the house would have done the same and we would have a more emboldened President who in his mind had achieved the one thing that determines whether his presidency is a success or not.

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@Jeff she didn't give him his racism wall money immediately. I'll get the medal ready

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@interneteh

We definitely need more politicians like AOC, but until that happens we need people with the backbone to stand up to Trump and his ilk.

I don’t always agree with Palosi but she was right on this one. And a win is a win right now after 2 years of batshit crazy.

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