Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson latest Democrat to announce retirement

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  2 weeks ago  •  15 comments

Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson latest Democrat to announce retirement
"Committee chairs rarely retire unless their party is about to lose the majority. Smart Democrats know their majority is doomed because their policies have led to rising costs, skyrocketing crime, and a massive surge at the border," NRCC Spokesman Mike Berg said.

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Texas Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson is set to retire from Congress in January, the latest in a line of Democrats calling it quits in Washington, DC.

Johnson, 85, announced Saturday she will not seek re-election after serving nearly three decades in the Lone Star State’s 30th District, which includes a large part of Dallas.

Johnson was raised in the segregated South and became the first black woman to represent Dallas in the Austin statehouse early in her political career.

In Washington, she was the first woman of color to chair the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

“There is a good reason I should stay: I am a personal friend to the president, I have gained some respect and influence,” Johnson said, before clarifying she would honor a campaign promise that her current term will be her last.

Democrats hold a narrow eight-seat majority in the House of Representatives, which is now being shaken by a recent spate of retirement announcements within the caucus.

Rep.  Jackie Speier  , 71, Rep.  John Yarmuth , 74, and Rep. Cheri Bustos, 60, are among nine other House Democrats who have said they will not seek another term.

Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy  last month predicted  retirements from across the aisle would continue as lawmakers grapple with the prospect of losing their voting advantage.





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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

That makes 15 democrats hanging it up before the next election.

Do they still want to tell us that the Virginia election wasn't a major upset?

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    2 weeks ago

Don't you know by now that only GOP retirements are significant?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1    2 weeks ago

I'm just waiting to hear that it's not really as bad as it looks!

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    2 weeks ago

Some are whistling in the dark, trying to pretend they don't know what they can plainly see coming.

Perhaps a GOP majority can move Biden's handlers to the right JUST a little.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.2    2 weeks ago
Perhaps a GOP majority can move Biden's handlers to the right JUST a little.

Oh you mean like Gingrich & co did with Bill Clinton?  No, these are hard core progressives who would rather do as much damage as possible, right up until the end. Imperial Japan referred to it as "Divine Wind."

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.3    2 weeks ago
No, these are hard core progressives

Probably right, but stranger things have happened.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.4    2 weeks ago

You just saw Pelosi send over a bill to the Senate that moderate democrats are not going to accept as written. These people are radicals. They won't change.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.5    2 weeks ago
You just saw Pelosi send over a bill to the Senate that moderate democrats are not going to accept as written. These people are radicals. They won't change.

The bill will probably continue to get watered down.

BTW, see where the CBO scored it as adding to the deficit---something Biden promised would NOT happen because it was "all paid for"?

Going to be fun to watch Democrats tout a watered-down bill that doesn't deliver what they promised. Sounds like a winning strategy.

Never a good look when you have to work so hard to convince the public to support a bill.

And a little stupid, as Democrats have vowed to pass it no matter what the public wants.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Texan1211 @1.1.6    2 weeks ago
The bill will probably continue to get watered down.

And when it gets sent back to the House the question will be if the squad will vote for it?


BTW, see where the CBO scored it as adding to the deficit---something Biden promised would NOT happen because it was "all paid for"?

Now the Biden administration is questioning the accuracy of the CBO.


Going to be fun to watch Democrats tout a watered-down bill that doesn't deliver what they promised. Sounds like a winning strategy.

Pelosi got them something, so they get to say Biden got an "infrastructure" bill passed.


Never a good look when you have to work so hard to convince the public to support a bill.

I don't think they really tried to convince us.


And a little stupid, as Democrats have vowed to pass it no matter what the public wants.

Yep!

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2  Ronin2    2 weeks ago

Literally they are rats fleeing a sinking ship. Unfortunately the sinking ship is the US; going down from all the holes they gnawed in the hull.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @2    2 weeks ago

Maybe this time the voters have learned their lesson.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

I think Democrats believe that the massive spending "social infrastructure" bill will save them from the shellacking they have coming next year.

They just don't get it.

Watch Democrats go on the offensive, trying to "sell" a bill they haven't even been able to pass yet, and the plan which gives millionaires a HUGE tax break--should be easy to explain THAT little bit after crying about how the rich don't pay their fair share.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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3.1  Snuffy  replied to  Texan1211 @3    2 weeks ago

The downside is that they can easily vote for that bill as there are no repercussions if they do so.  They won't have to worry about losing at the ballot box and so can do pretty much what they want at this point.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Snuffy @3.1    2 weeks ago

Manchin, Sinema and Sanders will have some things to say about the bill.

Things in the bill none of them support, so will they hold fast or cave?

 
 
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