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  •  is marin really SF's backyard? (9+ / 0-)

    at any rate, given that pelosi cut her teeth on SF politics, a mere protest is not going to rattle her. a primary challenge that actually went somewhere might, though, but that takes a level of serious organization that the SF left appear to be incapable of, from what i've seen.

    •  I watched while she was cutting those teeth. (13+ / 0-)

      I am certain that she will not be personally traumatized. If the take from the fundraiser falls below her expectations, that might cause her to sniff. I was mainly interested in this after the outrage of some people over the fact that she got some boos at Netroots. The issue of NSA has legs and isn't going away.

      As to geography, the greatest fear of people in Marin is that people from SF will show up in their front yard.

    •  I Thought She Cut Her Teeth (2+ / 0-)
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      WheninRome, wu ming

      On Baltimore politics.

      Anyway, she's not going to be upset about this. Rather, she'll take this as another piece of input from her constituency. She's a very experienced politician. The point is not to faze her, anyway, but to inform.

      "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

      by bink on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 05:08:31 PM PDT

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    •  Do you think Marin is in the front yard? (0+ / 0-)

      It is right across the Golden Gate Bridge.

      I don't think she'll be rattled. In some ways, I think she'll be glad the left is being vocal. Isn't that what Obama asked for such a long time ago? Without a vocal left, our government inches further and further to the right. Pelosi understands that. She's one smart cookie.

    •  wu ming - Pelosi can't be beat (0+ / 0-)

      The seat is hers until she decides to retire. Pelosi is a force in California Democratic politics. The Democratic establishment would shun anyone who would challenged Pelosi in a primary and make sure access to campaign cash was very difficult.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 11:14:32 PM PDT

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      •  depends on the voters in the district (0+ / 0-)

        the top 2 system makes it more doable than in the old primaries, but yeah, it would take a strong candidate (ie. not a cindy sheehan) and a lot of effective grassroots organization and fundraising to make it close. ultimately, though, it is the voters of the district who decide, not the state dem party. with statewide races, it's a totally different situation because of the vast expenses necessary to campaign, but SF is pretty compact and politically tuned in to things.

        i'd say unlikely to be beat, not not theoretically impossible.

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