Skip to comments.Pelosi move is a sign that Democrats intend to fight the GOP, not cut deals
Posted on 11/07/2010 1:47:48 PM PST by truthandlife
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's aim to remain the leader of House Democrats is an indication the party is ready to go to war with Republicans in the next Congress, not cut deals across the aisle.
The California Democrat is a radioactive figure in many districts across the country, where Republicans parlayed her unpopularity to pick up seats in Tuesday's landslide elections. But she's also a master at energizing the Democratic base, and her liberal resolve, some Democrats say, will draw much sharper distinctions between the two parties than that of more conservative members who might otherwise assume the leadership spot.
"The lesson [of the elections] is not to back down from a fight," Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) said in a statement. "The lesson learned is we need to fight harder for real, fundamental change for the middle-class. And no one fights harder than Nancy Pelosi."
Put another way: "She's in a better position to throw the bombs back at Republicans," a former House Democratic aide said tersely. "I mean, who's the better person to make John Boehner look crazy? It's Pelosi."
Before Friday's surprise announcement that Pelosi will run for minority leader, Rep. Steny Hoyer, the current No. 2, was widely seen as heir apparent to head the party. The Maryland Democrat is known, in the words of one Democratic strategist, as "a dealmaker, a tactician" someone who "makes the trains run on time."
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All the better. Hand to hand as the dear leader said.
Woo hoo!! Closing in on the finish line!! Less than $2,100 to go!!
Let's git er done!!
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I’ve got a sign for Pelosi and her commie ‘RATS. It says 2012 on it.
"I mean, who's the better person to make John Boehner look crazy? It's Pelosi."
Um... yeah. These people really get it.
Like I said, we should give the Pelosi Democrats the same treatment they gave us.
And if they complain, remind them we won.
They can go take a hike and pass wind for all I care.
The dems are committing political suicide. They are going to go on the record against tax cuts, for health care, and on the wrong side of a lot of other issues. Unless she retires before 2012, she and Obama and Reid will be lightening rods again. GOP sweeps to power in 2012.
Lines have been drawn and they are not merely ‘scratches’ in the sand. They have become trenches. Let them fight and I hope they are rabid (they will be) during the fight. Let that insanity be in full view for the American public.
On a side note, I heard on the news yesterday that my state (MO) legislature along with the Gov (a dem) intends to ‘fight’. In other words they intend to get radical (that will go over like a lead balloon here in Missouri). But much concern has been expressed because our Governor, a democrat, has worked well with the Republicans since he was elected. But now, that the Repuplicans have swept the state legislature, the rallying cry by the dims is ‘fight!’
That's what they're really doing, whether they realize it or not.
It makes sense. The so called Blue Dogs or moderate Democrats were decimated. The most left Democrat members from left districts are left. They are pretty bullet proof in their districts and personally are better off not making accommodations with the GOP.
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
That's obama's girl.
These toadies are nothing if not obstinate. But that's the way fools always are.
The problem for her will be that any rino or dem who works with her is marked for unemployment in coming elections.
Oh great. Boehner’s signature move is to back down.
You have been written up, are on probation, and no union in existance will save your ass's from being kicked out of office!
“Put another way: “She’s in a better position to throw the bombs back at Republicans,” a former House Democratic aide said tersely. “I mean, who’s the better person to make John Boehner look crazy? It’s Pelosi.” “
Now that’s funny!
If Pelosi wants to fight and can find enough supporters of the same mind, then it’s time to BUILD THE CELLS where we are going to have to have them restrained.
I have no problem if no appropriations can move forward because the Dims refuse to go along with what the pubbies put forward.
Their directive is personal self preservation.
Until they change their attitude they will drop like flies from political existence.
Why can’t we just put them all in California?
Dead on. It sounds simplistic, but there’s nothing new about this war. It is the selfsame war that has raged since the beginning of time. The actors change, but the forces behind them are the same.
We have to stop using the term “health care” when we mean OBAMAKKKARE. There’s no “health” in Obamakkkare, nor can there be. It’s all about taxes ~ and you need look no further than the special taxes the Democrats levied on prosthetics.
Pelosi isn’t stupid...
She knows that her hate-rhetoric gins up the crazies, and they send money by the wheelbarrow loads to them, and the shadow organizations that now control the Democratic Party.
Real Democrats (non-Insane) haven’t got a chance against the power and money coming from the Socialist/Communist Shadow Network.
That could be in the cards
How about deporting them to Delaware?
Have you noticed the MSM isn’t pushing ‘bi-partisan’ work in the House? Seems the MSM only want us to work with THEM - when ‘them’ is ‘dem’. No bias there...
As GWB once said: “Bring it on!
Well, that’s exactly what harry reid said too. So can we believe him? Ha!
With the exception of a couple of things they will be able to get a majority on (even now), like Bush tax cuts and limiting parts of the HCB, a do-nothing congress will be just fine. :)
That’s the feeling I get. The American people have had enough already. If the dems continue down this path, they are going to do more damage to America but, they will be completely destroying themselves.
IMO it's ego and they would be beyond mortified if Obamacare is repealed after 2012. She is a true believer in her own crap and we can smell her from miles away, even if she doesn’t read what she pushes.
A sign that Soros, the puppeteer, has the strings firmly in hand!
Pelosi just doesn't get it. With her as the face of Obamacare, no one will have any difficulty pulling the trigger on it.
We are in a spiritual crisis on our planet because the dark hearts are ruling the world. They are the ones who are only able to see the world through the eyes of personal gain, without concern for the whole of humanity. The dark hearts are empty vessels that need to be filled with outside energy, power and material wealth. They are truly godless beings because they have closed off all access to the God force, or to the light of God/Goddess/Spirit or whatever you are comfortable calling it. Even some who are atheist still draw light from nature or the universe in some way, and dont need to extract it from human souls. But the dark hearts feed off of human souls. They feed until they have depleted or exhausted their source and then they discard the worn out source for a fresh one.
Notice how the red areas have grown and the blue areas have shrunk since the last three elections. This is a sea change in American politics as more and more people are seeing the Dems for what they are. The hardcore liberal areas are becoming smaller and smaller islands in a sea of red. The conservatives have to keep educating the American people about the basics. When you talk in the language of common sense the people will respond. RINOS have other agendas and that is what causes the problems in the Republican party. Look at some of the gutsy conservative people that we have now who speak in the language of the people, not like the RINOS who are putting on a mask of conservatism.
Not so long ago Pelosi cursed Rahm for giving her those troublesome blue dogs. Well now they’re gone and the Pelousy can have an easier time of it.
The thought of Clyburn as her second in command is a disgusting thought.
This is "The Onion," right?
If Hoyer steps down, then Jim Clyburn is next in line. It will be interesting to see the Democrats pass Clyburn up for promotion . . . again. I wonder what the Congressional Black Liberal Caucus members will have to say about that.
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! bring it on!
It’s a sign that they are completely clueless.
Fine by me for her to remain the leader and face of the party - she is one of the least popular public figures and we can continue to use the line in ads saying Democrats “voted with Nancy Pelosi 90% of the time”, etc. Let her continue to be out front and devisive.
It’s a sign they are staying on their Marxist agenda. SCREW the voters!
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