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One simple observation over the twin travails of Liz Cheney and Marjorie Taylor Greene is that neither have Bern in Congress all that long. Greene is inner first term, appropriately enough from there a backbencher though thrust to national spotlight. Cheney is now in her third term, a rather slim place for her third position in the Republican Party leadership.

Then again, the Republicans have — compared to the Democrats — spring chickens leading. Pelosi — Hoyer — Clyburn were elected to Congress in 1986, 1980, and 1992. Reportedly they had plans to bring fresh blood into Congressal Party Leadership in the name of Joe Crowley who at least gets out of the 80s, but lost a primary to Alexandria Ocassio Cortez,so stuck in the 80s they are.

The Republicans are all of this century — 2006, 2008, and 2016 –though if you go ahead and figure Liz Cheney jumped lines off of pedigree, maybe yo can add Dick’s Congressional service elected in 1978. The problem with the Republicans is their last generation would still be on in the names of Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor, but the raucous nature of party politics ate them up as Ryan had to shuffle away from Trump and Cantor was stunned in a primary from a right flank he never figured existed.

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