Skip to comments.Defeated Democrats Pen Letter to Implore Pelosi to step aside
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.
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...getting popcorn. This will be fun to watch...
...getting popcorn. This will be fun to watch...
Hell.....I’m INVESTING in popcorn shares. Hehehe! ;-)
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.
Wow, democrat strong-arming. Women and minorities hardest hit (Meeks in Florida, now Pelousy).
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..
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.
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.
She makes a good face for the Democrat.
Nancy Pelosi, the gift that keeps on giving!!!
If money changes hands (and lots) maybe she’ll leave!!
Fight back, Nancy!!!! We’re pulling for ya!! Don’t give up!
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.
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.
Blue Dogs huh? They’ll be told to sit down and shut their yaps and they will.
We should start a letter writing campaign in support of her...she’s the best thing to happen to our side in thirty years!!
.....or lack thereof.
She’s only the democrat leader as long as YOU DEMOCRATS vote her in. So vote her out if you don’t like it...
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.
I think it’s time we switch to hot appetizers.
Why are they afraid of this demented and malevolent virago?
Why do they not simply vote her out?
“Most women would not consider her as a real woman.”
Revenants have no sex.
” ...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.
not a chance that pelosi will step aside. She’s too power hungry. You have to drag her out kicking and screaming
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...
Stick to your guns Nancy, we need you!! Bahahahahahahahaha!!
nothing like a good RAT fight !
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.
Triple Mixed-Metaphor Alert!
Chromosomes don't lie - if hers are XX, she's a real woman, regardless of politics or plumbing.
I’m not familiar with the faces...how many of the six in the front kept their seats?
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.
They have to PUBLISH the letter so we can find out what’s IN the letter.
Lil Smokies in crescent rolls are really good.
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
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!
You thinking meatballs? Little smokies in bbq sauce? Nachos?
You lost, I won! Shove it!
“..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.