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Pelosi to Dems on budget deal: 'Embrace the suck'

Few, if any, have been better about getting her members to vote the way she wants than Nancy Pelosi.

Today, the Democratic House leader's message for rank-and-file members grumbling that jobless benefits weren't included in the Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget deal was blunt: "Embrace the suck."

NBC confirms that was part of Pelosi's rationale for Democrats to get on board in a closed-door meeting Thursday.

“We need to get this off the table, so we can go forward," Pelosi also said, according to people close to her.

Politico first reported the comments.