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Pelosi move is a sign that Democrats intend to fight the GOP, not cut deals
The Hill ^ | 11/5/10 | Mike Lillis

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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TOPICS: Editorial; US: California; US: Maryland; US: New York; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 112th; california; democrats; fight; johnboehner; left; maryland; nancypelosi; newyork; ohio; pelosi; stenyhoyer; steveisrael
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1 posted on 11/07/2010 1:47:52 PM PST by truthandlife
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To: truthandlife

All the better. Hand to hand as the dear leader said.


2 posted on 11/07/2010 1:49:01 PM PST by screaminsunshine (the way to win this game is not to play)
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To: truthandlife

Jim wrote,

Woo hoo!! Closing in on the finish line!! Less than $2,100 to go!!


Let's git er done!!


If you enjoy reading or posting to FR and haven't donated yet, please consider doing so today!

3 posted on 11/07/2010 1:49:19 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: truthandlife

I’ve got a sign for Pelosi and her commie ‘RATS. It says 2012 on it.


4 posted on 11/07/2010 1:50:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("In God We Trust", everyone else must show proof of citizenship.)
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To: truthandlife
"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."

"I mean, who's the better person to make John Boehner look crazy? It's Pelosi."

Um... yeah. These people really get it.

5 posted on 11/07/2010 1:52:12 PM PST by Bridesheadfan
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To: truthandlife

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.


6 posted on 11/07/2010 1:52:34 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: screaminsunshine

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.


7 posted on 11/07/2010 1:53:19 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: truthandlife
It's amazing. Out of the hundreds of posts here on FR about the "lessons learned" from the election, there seems to be just as many lessons as there are posters and journalists.

The election just happened 5 days ago; results are still coming in. There has been no legislation to amount to much, only news pundits and opinions.

Yet aaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllllll these lessons have been learned from the election.

My question is, why didn't the democrat learn ANY lessons in the past two years we've been yelling them.

But, these are not the dems telling of their amazing discovering, it's their sneaky way of throwing down the gauntlet.

Well, bring it on boys and girls...we're ready.


EXPLODE

8 posted on 11/07/2010 1:54:47 PM PST by FrankR (DEAR GOP: REPEAL IT, or you'll FEEL IT, in 2012!)
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To: truthandlife

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!’


9 posted on 11/07/2010 1:55:51 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: truthandlife
Pelosi move is a sign that Democrats intend to fight the GOP will of the American people, not cut deals

That's what they're really doing, whether they realize it or not.

10 posted on 11/07/2010 1:58:03 PM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: truthandlife

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.


11 posted on 11/07/2010 1:58:56 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: truthandlife
Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
-Proverbs 26:12

12 posted on 11/07/2010 2:00:13 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: truthandlife
Pelosi move is a sign that Democrats intend to fight the GOP, not cut deals

That's obama's girl.

These toadies are nothing if not obstinate. But that's the way fools always are.

13 posted on 11/07/2010 2:00:34 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (every bad idea once seemed good to someone.)
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To: truthandlife

The problem for her will be that any rino or dem who works with her is marked for unemployment in coming elections.


14 posted on 11/07/2010 2:01:30 PM PST by sappy (criminalibs)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Obamakazis all.


15 posted on 11/07/2010 2:01:58 PM PST by screaminsunshine (the way to win this game is not to play)
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To: truthandlife

Oh great. Boehner’s signature move is to back down.


16 posted on 11/07/2010 2:03:59 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: truthandlife

Good.


17 posted on 11/07/2010 2:04:28 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: truthandlife
Lest any in the "beltway" forget, We the People govern and YOU are tasked with representing us!

You have been written up, are on probation, and no union in existance will save your ass's from being kicked out of office!

18 posted on 11/07/2010 2:04:50 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: truthandlife

“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!


19 posted on 11/07/2010 2:07:43 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-2-10!)
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To: screaminsunshine

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.


20 posted on 11/07/2010 2:08:58 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: truthandlife
We are living in times when lines are being drawn between good and evil, and make no mistake about it, evil has found its way deeply into American politics, but especially into the Democrat Party, the party of sexual perversion, feminism, abortion, and unlawfulness in general, (such as blatantly ignoring federal immigration laws and raising votes through every illegal means they can concieve of). Not that the Republican Party represents God or His moral teachings, but since they do value morality far more than the Dems do, I look for a major political WAR on social and moral issues coming soon to each and every state. I am completely convinced these are 'those' times we're living in. The bogus theology of "gray area", (where things are not necessarily good or bad), which the liberals have been trying to propagate for two generations now is fading fast. It's all boiling down to right or wrong, good or evil, and people are makng their choices.
21 posted on 11/07/2010 2:09:40 PM PST by jiminycricket000
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To: truthandlife
the party is ready to go to war with Republicans in the next Congress, not cut deals across the aisle.

I have no problem if no appropriations can move forward because the Dims refuse to go along with what the pubbies put forward.

22 posted on 11/07/2010 2:10:20 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: truthandlife
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."

Their directive is personal self preservation.

Until they change their attitude they will drop like flies from political existence.

Regards,
EGPWS (T)

23 posted on 11/07/2010 2:11:09 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: muawiyah

Why can’t we just put them all in California?


24 posted on 11/07/2010 2:11:26 PM PST by screaminsunshine (the way to win this game is not to play)
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To: jiminycricket000

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.


25 posted on 11/07/2010 2:12:21 PM PST by Lexinom
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To: Former Proud Canadian

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.


26 posted on 11/07/2010 2:12:39 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.


27 posted on 11/07/2010 2:13:57 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: screaminsunshine
We are, so far, speaking only of the Democrats in Congress ~ not the whole country.

That could be in the cards

28 posted on 11/07/2010 2:14:09 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: muawiyah

How about deporting them to Delaware?


29 posted on 11/07/2010 2:15:41 PM PST by screaminsunshine (the way to win this game is not to play)
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To: tcrlaf

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...


30 posted on 11/07/2010 2:18:10 PM PST by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: truthandlife

As GWB once said: “Bring it on!


31 posted on 11/07/2010 2:21:49 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: truthandlife

Well, that’s exactly what harry reid said too. So can we believe him? Ha!


32 posted on 11/07/2010 2:21:49 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: truthandlife
Unlike the Senate Majority Leader,the Speaker is the Dictator of the House.
Nancy treated the GOP minority like scum and if the new GOP majority doesn't pay her back in kind the Tea Party will not only be justifiably outraged but we will be taking names for 2012.
33 posted on 11/07/2010 2:22:47 PM PST by Happy Rain ("So this is how a black man leads America.")
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To: truthandlife
I say that the GOP makes several attempts to repeal Obamacare. After that is vetoed, a few months prior to the 2012 election put forth a bill that to adds all government employees including Congress and the President to the government health care plan without distinction from the huddled masses. That should prove once and for all who is for the people and who is for the elite.
34 posted on 11/07/2010 2:24:33 PM PST by notpoliticallycorewrecked (According to the MSM, I'm a fringe sitting, pajama wearing, Freeper)
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To: truthandlife

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. :)


35 posted on 11/07/2010 2:28:58 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: truthandlife

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.


36 posted on 11/07/2010 2:31:56 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: truthandlife
She has been a great big bomb maker against our economy, so it make sense she wants to stick around and throw more.

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.

37 posted on 11/07/2010 2:33:20 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: truthandlife

A sign that Soros, the puppeteer, has the strings firmly in hand!


38 posted on 11/07/2010 2:34:12 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: MsLady
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.

Pelosi just doesn't get it. With her as the face of Obamacare, no one will have any difficulty pulling the trigger on it.

39 posted on 11/07/2010 2:35:13 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: jiminycricket000

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 don’t 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.

http://www.narcissismfree.com/art_darkhearts.php


40 posted on 11/07/2010 2:36:47 PM PST by blondee123 (REPEAL OBAMACARE, NO NEW TAXES, NO NEW SPENDING!)
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To: MsLady
2010 was a reconnaissance in force—2012 will be Pelosi,Reid and Obama in their bunker during the Democrat Party gotterdammerung.
41 posted on 11/07/2010 2:40:21 PM PST by Happy Rain ("So this is how a black man leads America.")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


42 posted on 11/07/2010 2:40:25 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: truthandlife

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.


43 posted on 11/07/2010 2:41:19 PM PST by Carley (WE SAW NOVEMBER FROM OUR HOUSE)
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To: truthandlife
"I mean, who's the better person to make John Boehner look crazy? It's Pelosi."

This is "The Onion," right?

44 posted on 11/07/2010 2:48:02 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: truthandlife

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.


45 posted on 11/07/2010 2:50:22 PM PST by Hoodat ( .For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.d)
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To: truthandlife

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! bring it on!


46 posted on 11/07/2010 2:53:30 PM PST by ldish (Looking forward to Independence Day)
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To: truthandlife

It’s a sign that they are completely clueless.


47 posted on 11/07/2010 2:57:01 PM PST by FTJM
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To: Former Proud Canadian

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.


48 posted on 11/07/2010 2:58:09 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: truthandlife

Bring it!


49 posted on 11/07/2010 2:59:40 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: FTJM

It’s a sign they are staying on their Marxist agenda. SCREW the voters!


50 posted on 11/07/2010 3:00:42 PM PST by maggief
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