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Pelosi: ‘We Didn’t Lose Because of Me’
wsj.com ^ | 11-12-11 | Patrick Oconner

Posted on 11/12/2010 1:28:29 PM PST by Sleeping Freeper

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has the “overwhelming support” of fellow Democrats in her bid to become minority leader in the next Congress, and says she’s not to blame for the Democrats’ mid-term debacle.

Getty Images Nancy Pelosi“We didn’t lose the election because of me,” Ms. Pelosi told National Public Radio in an interview that aired Friday morning. “Our members do not accept that.”

Instead, the California Democrat attributes the loss of at least 60 seats to high unemployment and “$100 million of outside, unidentified funding.”

“Any party that cannot turn (9.5% unemployment) into political gains should hang up the gloves,” she said.

The NPR interview is one of the first Ms. Pelosi has granted since a small-but-growing number of Democrats began publicly lamenting her decision to seek the top job in the minority. That list even includes some loyal allies, such as Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan.

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Didn't see this posted.... the comments are telling....
1 posted on 11/12/2010 1:28:31 PM PST by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Sleeping Freeper
“Any party that cannot turn (9.5% unemployment) into political gains should hang up the gloves,” she said.

Good grief! Is this for real or a joke?

2 posted on 11/12/2010 1:30:48 PM PST by avacado
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To: avacado

It sounds like she’s saying it’s Obama’s fault.


3 posted on 11/12/2010 1:33:30 PM PST by Spok ( "Woe to them who call the day, night and the night, day." -Isaiah)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

She’s delusional and in deep denial. I hope she hangs on like grim death.


4 posted on 11/12/2010 1:35:26 PM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Maybe she’ll offer up her numerous vineyards and restaurants as examples of how she can create prosperity by running a business. No, wait, she can’t do that: they’re all non-union. Profit-destroying unions are for OTHER people’s businesses, not for hers.


5 posted on 11/12/2010 1:35:26 PM PST by American Quilter (Support FreeRepublic and donate!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

They lost because of me....and millions more like me.


6 posted on 11/12/2010 1:36:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Our current straits are the fault of the Progressive policies that have been adopted incrementally over the past century. There’s a lot of blame to go around, and many living and dead Republicans share it.


7 posted on 11/12/2010 1:37:40 PM PST by sourcery (Poor Nancy: From Speaker OF the House to...Speaker UNDER the Housepaper debt instrument, which is no)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Botox for brains. Sad. Very sad.

botox nancy Pictures, Images and Photos

8 posted on 11/12/2010 1:37:58 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

The comments at WSJ are priceless!

And this woman is 2nd in line to the WH? She hasn’t a clue! But she has done more to help the right than she’ll ever know. She keeps on giving!


9 posted on 11/12/2010 1:38:02 PM PST by Exit148 (Founder and active member of The Loose Change Club. An easy way to save for Freepathons!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

No, you didn’t!!!

RUN FOR PRESIDENT NANCY, POLEEEEEZZZZZ!!!!


10 posted on 11/12/2010 1:38:53 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Pelosi: ‘We Didn’t Lose Because of Me’

Did she say this with a straight face? (rimshot)
11 posted on 11/12/2010 1:39:43 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Rockitz
She’s delusional and in deep denial. I hope she hangs on like grim death.

Here's hoping she's the face of the democratic party for years to come.

12 posted on 11/12/2010 1:40:49 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Oh, Baby! You are a large part of why Democrats lost! For a supposedly smart woman, you have a very thick head!


13 posted on 11/12/2010 1:41:53 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

She’s right. It was Obama but the Republicans were afraid to hammer on him so she is the surrogate.


14 posted on 11/12/2010 1:45:31 PM PST by bkepley
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Nancy, you been smokin’ the AstroTurf again?
15 posted on 11/12/2010 1:47:42 PM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: Rockitz
I hope she hangs on like grim death.


"I'm effective! And I'll hang on to my leadership with a grim death grip like this."

Bonus: Nancy's favorite 'word'

16 posted on 11/12/2010 1:49:18 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Run Nancy Run!


17 posted on 11/12/2010 1:51:09 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: F15Eagle

F15 Eagle 1 Pelosi 0


18 posted on 11/12/2010 1:51:09 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: avacado

“Any party that cannot turn (9.5% unemployment) into political gains should hang up the gloves,” she said.

Good grief! Is this for real or a joke?

I wasn’t sure myself, but I find it really funny that ..Any party that created 9.5% unemployment doesn’t hang up the gloves!


19 posted on 11/12/2010 1:52:19 PM PST by marstegreg
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Before this plays itself out I bet she decides to “pursue other opportunities”. For right now she’s still got her last string to play out. When it gets down to crunch time I bet she gets the message and chucks it in.


20 posted on 11/12/2010 1:53:46 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Sleeping Freeper

21 posted on 11/12/2010 1:54:58 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Sleeping Freeper

***Delusion Alert****


22 posted on 11/12/2010 1:57:35 PM PST by madison10
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

I think she’s right. I didn’t see one Republican campaign ad that mentioned her. s/


23 posted on 11/12/2010 1:57:56 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: avacado

Maybe I’m missing something here. Did the Democratic party win or loose the House? s/ Was she their leader or not? I was always taught that management takes the blame for everything that happens....good or bad. So which one does she want to claim?


24 posted on 11/12/2010 1:59:54 PM PST by RC2
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To: Sleeping Freeper
pelosi.jpg Pictures, Images and Photos

Keep going. You're doing great. And you look fantastic doing it.

25 posted on 11/12/2010 2:02:47 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Sleeping Freeper

America sure did.


26 posted on 11/12/2010 2:03:04 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

27 posted on 11/12/2010 2:03:10 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sleeping Freeper

28 posted on 11/12/2010 2:04:57 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Of course she has "overwhelming support". The only Dems left in the House are leftists who think the same way she does.

Keep doing what you're doing, Nan. Double down on every single bit of it. There'll be even fewer Dems in the House next time around -- and it'll be even easier to be re-elected minority leader.

29 posted on 11/12/2010 2:16:02 PM PST by Emile (Leftists are so 'open-minded', their brains have fallen out. -- (HT to GOPJ))
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To: Spok

“It sounds like she’s saying it’s Obama’s fault.”

and it sounds like a kid with their hand caught in the cookie jar...


30 posted on 11/12/2010 2:22:08 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Servant of the Cross

Your lack of faith (in me) is disturbing....


31 posted on 11/12/2010 2:29:01 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
The feeling I have when I hear Obama and Pelosi plot and plan and brag, after what happened November 2....

Well, it must be how the Union soldiers at Gettysburg felt when they saw the start of Pickett's charge.

32 posted on 11/12/2010 2:42:23 PM PST by caddie (Dum spiro spero.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
"Pelosi: ‘We Didn’t Lose Because of Me"

No, B!tch, you lost because of us.

33 posted on 11/12/2010 2:59:09 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

RNC got it right

34 posted on 11/12/2010 3:14:39 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Keeo telling your self that Nancy!


35 posted on 11/12/2010 3:28:25 PM PST by crazydad
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To: Emile
pelosi_02
36 posted on 11/12/2010 4:36:59 PM PST by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“We Support a Botox Free America”


37 posted on 11/12/2010 4:47:09 PM PST by bigoil
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To: Sleeping Freeper
Didn't see this posted.... the comments are telling....

How hard did you look?

38 posted on 11/12/2010 5:07:13 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Amazing... I looked through 100 or so WSJ comments and did not find one that was favorable to her.


39 posted on 11/12/2010 5:26:49 PM PST by upchuck (When excerpting please use the entire 300 words we are allowed. No more one or two sentence posts!)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Pelosi Queen

40 posted on 11/12/2010 5:38:21 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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