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Defeated Democrats Pen Letter to Implore Pelosi to step aside
FOX News ^ | Nov 8, 2010 | Chad Pergram

Posted on 11/08/2010 7:29:42 AM PST by BAW

OX has obtained a letter being penned by defeated House Democrats that implores House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to step aside.

The letter is now circulating Capitol Hill and has not yet been sent to the Speaker. FOX has obtained draft language of the letter.

In the draft of the letter, the members say that they were "victimized by a national wave of resentment toward Democrats, a wave that ensnared you along with us."

The letter goes on to say "Madam Speaker, fairly or unfairly, Republicans made you the face of the resentment and disagreement in our races. While we commend your years of service to our party and your leadership through many tough times, we respectfully ask that you step aside as the top Democrat in the House."

The letter says that the defeated members "fear that Republicans will further demonize you, and in so doing, they will scare potential candidates out. The prospect of having to run against their own party leadership, in addition to their Republican opponent is simply too daunting."

The lawmakers also say that "one mark of a strong leader is the ability to discern when it is time to pass the baton" and calls this a "dark hour."

The letter closes asking Pelosi to step aside.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...


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Full text of letter at the link.
1 posted on 11/08/2010 7:29:45 AM PST by BAW
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To: BAW

...getting popcorn. This will be fun to watch...


2 posted on 11/08/2010 7:30:51 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

...getting popcorn. This will be fun to watch...
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Hell.....I’m INVESTING in popcorn shares. Hehehe! ;-)


4 posted on 11/08/2010 7:32:47 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: BAW

trying to decide if this is a delusional Pelosi acting on her own to maintain power, or if this whole thing is a set up to make it look like the ‘moderates’ are going to wrestle control of the party from the leftists out in the open to show the voters they are changing. I put nothing past these people.


5 posted on 11/08/2010 7:33:03 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: BAW
Republican National Committee: Hire Pelosi!


6 posted on 11/08/2010 7:34:04 AM PST by Polybius
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To: BAW

Wow, democrat strong-arming. Women and minorities hardest hit (Meeks in Florida, now Pelousy).


7 posted on 11/08/2010 7:34:04 AM PST by scottinoc
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To: BAW
Notice that is was leaked to FOX..and unsigned..obviously a Tea Party stunt (g)

What's the over/under on the number of Dems who actually sign it..? Let's see..70 lost, right?, I think..with a few still undecided....so it's got to be at least 35 or so..or they wouldn't even bother..

8 posted on 11/08/2010 7:34:22 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: TopGun25
Most women would not consider her as a real woman.
9 posted on 11/08/2010 7:34:29 AM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: BAW

Are they asking her to step down now as Speaker (i.e. before the lame duck session) or just not run for Democratic minority leader in the next Congress? Really she should resign the gavel now.


10 posted on 11/08/2010 7:35:02 AM PST by tellw
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To: BAW
the members say that they were "victimized by a national wave of resentment toward Democrats, a wave that ensnared you along with us." The letter goes on to say "Madam Speaker, fairly or unfairly, Republicans made you the face of the resentment and disagreement in our races.

The Democrats were victimized by a national wave of resentment?

The Orwellian doublespeak continues.

And it's funny and telling how they tiptoe around Pelosi's ego.

11 posted on 11/08/2010 7:35:06 AM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: BAW
I'm hoping she stays.

She makes a good face for the Democrat.

For us.

12 posted on 11/08/2010 7:35:57 AM PST by Lazamataz (Karl Rove: The Republican Jimmy Carter.)
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To: BAW

Nancy Pelosi, the gift that keeps on giving!!!

If money changes hands (and lots) maybe she’ll leave!!


13 posted on 11/08/2010 7:36:21 AM PST by SMARTY ("..discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you")
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To: BAW

Fight back, Nancy!!!! We’re pulling for ya!! Don’t give up!

heh-heh-heh!!!


14 posted on 11/08/2010 7:36:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: BAW

Why write the letter? As best I can tell she cannot read. According to her reading is not necessary to be a member of Congress.


15 posted on 11/08/2010 7:36:49 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: BAW

How are you going to let someone of her stature go? I can’t think of a better figurehead for the democrat house caucus than this San Francisco liberal.


17 posted on 11/08/2010 7:41:30 AM PST by cartervt2k
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To: BAW

Blue Dogs huh? They’ll be told to sit down and shut their yaps and they will.


18 posted on 11/08/2010 7:41:37 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: BAW

We should start a letter writing campaign in support of her...she’s the best thing to happen to our side in thirty years!!


19 posted on 11/08/2010 7:41:44 AM PST by ontap
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To: BAW

.....or lack thereof.

20 posted on 11/08/2010 7:41:54 AM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: BAW

She’s only the democrat leader as long as YOU DEMOCRATS vote her in. So vote her out if you don’t like it...


21 posted on 11/08/2010 7:42:21 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: BAW
Nancy Pelosi and her huge gavel...


22 posted on 11/08/2010 7:43:57 AM PST by seawolf101
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To: TopGun25

They are NOT going to hold a new election for speaker during the lame duck. After it, none of these jerks signing the letter will be there anyway. Now at the spearhead of a smaller contingent of left wing nut cases, the will be reelected. The claxon on that was sounded with Clyborn challenging Horner for the second in command in the dummo party.

She will probably return the letter to those who sign it with a little note saying, thanks for your service, chump.


23 posted on 11/08/2010 7:44:18 AM PST by Mouton
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

I think it’s time we switch to hot appetizers.


24 posted on 11/08/2010 7:44:18 AM PST by tsmith130
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To: BAW

Why are they afraid of this demented and malevolent virago?

Why do they not simply vote her out?


25 posted on 11/08/2010 7:45:06 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: BAW
Awwwwww, they're so gosh darned cute when they eat their own...
26 posted on 11/08/2010 7:48:01 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 655 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

“Most women would not consider her as a real woman.”

Revenants have no sex.


27 posted on 11/08/2010 7:48:38 AM PST by Psalm 144
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To: BAW

” ...fairly or unfairly, Republicans made you the face of the resentment and disagreement in our races.”

If I knew how to post pix, I’d put up the one of her and the Dems walking past the unwashed masses to the Capitol with her mega-gavel, to pass Obamacare. She made herself the face of all that was wrong and arrogant about the House Democrats.


28 posted on 11/08/2010 7:49:53 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: BAW

not a chance that pelosi will step aside. She’s too power hungry. You have to drag her out kicking and screaming


29 posted on 11/08/2010 7:49:53 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: BAW

We need the NOW hags out there fighting for ole’ Nancy. Those mean Demorats can’t hold a good woman down! You go Nancy, we’re all pulling for you to be the minority leader here at free republic...


30 posted on 11/08/2010 7:50:51 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: BAW

Stick to your guns Nancy, we need you!! Bahahahahahahahaha!!


31 posted on 11/08/2010 7:51:20 AM PST by Batman11 (Sarah Palin: "Illegal immigrants are called illegal for a reason!")
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To: BAW

nothing like a good RAT fight !

32 posted on 11/08/2010 7:51:37 AM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: BAW
You know, my husband and I, at the Kill the Bill rally in DC, spent a lot of time in OH Congressman John Boccieri's office warning his aides that IF he voted for the hideous health care bill, he would LOSE HIS JOB.

And you know what? He did, and he did.

These boneheads are responsible for their own fate. Blaming Pelosi for their OWN CHOICE is cowardly and weak. Everyone of them deserved their fate.

WE THE PEOPLE fired them because they were too obtuse to ignore her threats.

33 posted on 11/08/2010 7:53:53 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: BAW
Nancy deserves the job. Would the arrogant/elite liberals in the house please make this laughing hyena, the minority leader! Nancy please stay the course! America needs to see your smirk and to hear your shrill left wing voice on a daily basis!


34 posted on 11/08/2010 7:54:34 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: BAW
"victimized by a national wave of resentment toward Democrats, a wave that ensnared you along with us."

Triple Mixed-Metaphor Alert!

35 posted on 11/08/2010 7:56:00 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: American Constitutionalist
Most women would not consider her as a real woman.

Chromosomes don't lie - if hers are XX, she's a real woman, regardless of politics or plumbing.

36 posted on 11/08/2010 7:56:20 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Grampa Dave

I’m not familiar with the faces...how many of the six in the front kept their seats?


37 posted on 11/08/2010 7:56:25 AM PST by greyfoxx39 (Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: EDINVA

38 posted on 11/08/2010 7:56:43 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: greyfoxx39

I’m not familiar with the faces either.

Maybe someone can help us.

If the rat, who is carrying her purse wasn’t defeated. This picture should be the main campaign theme in 2012.


39 posted on 11/08/2010 7:58:01 AM PST by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: BAW
If she steps down, it will surprise me. Her ego and power-lust rivals that of reid and obama...they'll have to drag her out of there kicking and screaming.


Mirrorx2


40 posted on 11/08/2010 7:58:12 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: BAW

They have to PUBLISH the letter so we can find out what’s IN the letter.


41 posted on 11/08/2010 7:58:19 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bama thought he'd find "common ground" on 0bamaCare because of ROMNEYCARE!)
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To: BAW
Liberals Are Terrified Because Pelosi And Reid Are Still Around
42 posted on 11/08/2010 7:58:58 AM PST by blam
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To: ohioWfan

Thanks !!!


43 posted on 11/08/2010 8:02:17 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: tsmith130; lexington minuteman 1775
I think it’s time we switch to hot appetizers.

Lil Smokies in crescent rolls are really good.

44 posted on 11/08/2010 8:04:08 AM PST by nina0113
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To: BAW

ROTFL! Eating their own.She’ll be dragged kicking and screaming off the Speaker’s podium...The incoming speaker better wear a hard hat, cause she’ll be swinging that gavel in a futile attempt to knock her successor unconscious...LOL


45 posted on 11/08/2010 8:04:25 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Grampa Dave

ROTFL! Steny appears to be holding a purse in one hand and is DEFINITELY holding hands with the guy walking next to him!!! Too funny!


46 posted on 11/08/2010 8:08:05 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: BAW
No sympathy for the "defeated Democrats". Those scumbags should have thought of this before they enabled the Pelosi/Ubama communism machine to inflict untold damage on America. They thought normal, taxpaying, traditional American families wouldn't notice?

Screw them.

47 posted on 11/08/2010 8:08:44 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: tsmith130

You thinking meatballs? Little smokies in bbq sauce? Nachos?


48 posted on 11/08/2010 8:11:10 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: BAW
Peloski response to the defeated Democrats:

You lost, I won! Shove it!

49 posted on 11/08/2010 8:11:49 AM PST by rawhide
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

“..getting popcorn. This will be fun to watch...”

I will be having a beer with my popcorn!

I just love it when the Russian Revolution eats its own children.


50 posted on 11/08/2010 8:13:18 AM PST by Ronbo1948
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