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Watch Nancy Pelosi scare the hoo-ha out of Colbert when she flatly predicts a Democratic victory next Tuesday and “a great night for America.” Blanching at the “hex” laid on the midterm outcome by the minority leader, Stephen crosses himself, then offers to “sacrifice a goat” if necessary.

Pelosi is unfazed. A political veteran with “a very thick skin,” as she says, the former and perhaps future Speaker calmly lays out the stakes of this election, no less than defense of the Constitution itself. Still she laughs at Trump, she laughs at herself, and she explains quite cogently why the Republicans demonize her — namely, that she is a highly effective legislator who beats them at their own games, and raises a ton of money to support Democrats against the GOP machine.

Oh yeah, she’s proud of being “a San Francisco liberal.” If you’ve never understood why this pioneering politician is still at the top after all these years, this clip is instructive.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Reps. Matt Gaetz, left, and Marjorie Taylor Greene on their "America First" tour.

Photo from Rep. Matt Gaetz's verified Twitter

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

At a time when Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is facing a federal sex trafficking investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia has jumped to his defense and joined forces with him for a fundraising tour. The far-right MAGA Republicans are both aggressive fundraisers, repeatedly stressing their unwavering devotion to former President Donald Trump. But according to Daily Beast reporter Roger Sollenberger, the Gaetz/Greene tour has "spent four times as much as" it has raised.

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