Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi faces new challenge from Rep. Barbara Lee and Congressional Black Caucus
Posted on 11/16/2010 1:12:11 PM PST by SmithL
The Congressional Black Caucus is refusing to endorse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as minority leader, demanding that members get solid evidence that Rep. James Clyburn, the highest ranking African American in the Democratic leadership, will be more than a titular member of the new order.
Pelosi faces a secret-ballot vote tomorrow as she stands for election as House minority leader. She is expected to win with broad support from liberals, despite open rebellion among conservative Blue Dog Democrats and grumbling from some more liberal members who have questioned the rush to reinstall Pelosi after this month's landslide losses.
Clyburn had challenged moderate Maryland Democrat Steny Hoyer for the number two post, setting off a struggle just beneath Pelosi. Lee had backed Clyburn as Pelosi attempted to broker a truce by creating a new post, "assistant leader" for Clyburn, who had been whip.
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Wow, Nancy is no longer officially “black.”
Heh, Heh....she said ‘titular’......
Looks like the “liberals” (marxists) are going to hijack the Democrat party, whether the party wants it or not.
Sounds like the CBC has no intention of playing “Driving Miss Nancy”...
LMAO! This will be fun to watch. Pass the popcorn!
Good. I want Maxine Waters ugly mug in a leadership position so the American people can see that these clowns are nuttier than squirrel turds.
Fight Barbara! Fight! Throw stuff! Scream! Riot! Pull her hair! Burn your desk! Loot the congressional convenience store!
A 1/3rd of dems in the next congress will black.
Note to Democrats in Congress: Beware of vote fraud.
Oh, my mistake - Democrats are generally supportive of and responsible for massive vote fraud. Never mind...
Vote for Lee. Send money! Get the word out. Go Lee Go! Lee for President!
How can the leadership of the House dem NOT be liberal? That’s the vast majority of who remains, and they hate they have utter contempt for the blue dogs (a contempt that was earned, after most blue dogs turned into lap dogs). Whether they like to show America or not, radical leftists is WHO THEY ARE.
Bitch slap Nan back to Gay-land.
More than a titular member . . . . . ? I think the CBC is grossly inderestimating the roll and value of The PCC (Pelosi's Chief Chauffeur).
What? No card-check?
Uh-oh. Nancy pissed off the Congresssional Amish Caucus.
Great. I love to watch two witches in a fight.
In one corner, The Silicone Queen, Nancy “San Francisco” Pelosi. In the other, another racialist fanatic.
Hope they mutually annihilate each other like matter and anti-matter.
There are 42 black Democrats in the House; if they were 1/3 of the Dem caucus, there would only be 126 House Dems in the next Congress instead of 192 or so. Still, blacks comprise almost 22% of the Dem caucus, and if they vote in block for Pelosi’s challenger shw would be hard-pressed to come up with the 97 votes she needs.
If Harold Ford, Jr. was still in Congress, he would likely do far, far better running against Pelosi than in his quixotic 2002 run for Minority Leader (when he tried, unsuccessfully, to build a coalition of blacks and Blue Dogs). As it is, I don’t think there is any black Democrat in the House right now that could get votes for Leader from both Blue Dogs and blacks (Sanford Bishop, for years the closest thing to a conservative black Democrat in Congress, now votes more liberal than even Ford did back in 2002), and even if someone could build that coalition they would need to add Hispanics and maybe moderates as well to get a majority of the shrunken, ultraliberal-tilted Dem caucus.
Nancy has had so many facelifts her titulars are shoulder pads and one more lift she’ll have a beard.
Who else is left? Most of the moderate Democrats got creamed in the election.
Bonus Feature: Nancy Pelosi as a young girl
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE KEEP NANCY AS THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY.
It will make getting rid of the rest of the dems in the senate and house and Obama that much easier................
Is this Barbra Lee the one that sees the flag the astronuats left on Mars? If so she will make an excellant spkr.(sarc)
I’m counting 42 members in the Communist Black Caucus. If they make up 1/3 of the rat party in the next congress, that means a total of 126 rat congresspeckersheads.
I like your math.
I added wrong numbers and lumped the Hispanic caucus (23?) in with the CBC (42).