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Nancy Pelosi faces new challenge from Rep. Barbara Lee and Congressional Black Caucus
SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 11/16/10 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau

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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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: blackcaucus; congress; pelosi

1 posted on 11/16/2010 1:12:18 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Wow, Nancy is no longer officially “black.”


2 posted on 11/16/2010 1:13:55 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: SmithL

Heh, Heh....she said ‘titular’......


3 posted on 11/16/2010 1:14:13 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: SmithL

Looks like the “liberals” (marxists) are going to hijack the Democrat party, whether the party wants it or not.


4 posted on 11/16/2010 1:17:44 PM PST by the anti-liberal
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To: SmithL

Sounds like the CBC has no intention of playing “Driving Miss Nancy”...


5 posted on 11/16/2010 1:18:17 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!!)
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To: SmithL
Clyburn, " assistant leader"

LMAO! This will be fun to watch. Pass the popcorn!

6 posted on 11/16/2010 1:18:51 PM PST by fullchroma
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To: the anti-liberal
Looks like the “liberals” (marxists) are going to hijack the Democrat party,

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.

7 posted on 11/16/2010 1:20:46 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: SmithL
Doesn't this tick you off, Barbara? Stew over it. You People deserve better than this! It's just the woMan keeping the brotha' down AGAIN!

Fight Barbara! Fight! Throw stuff! Scream! Riot! Pull her hair! Burn your desk! Loot the congressional convenience store!

heh heh...


8 posted on 11/16/2010 1:21:09 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: SmithL

A 1/3rd of dems in the next congress will black.


9 posted on 11/16/2010 1:22:08 PM PST by umgud
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To: SmithL
Pelosi faces a secret-ballot vote tomorrow...

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...

10 posted on 11/16/2010 1:23:18 PM PST by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: SmithL

Vote for Lee. Send money! Get the word out. Go Lee Go! Lee for President!


11 posted on 11/16/2010 1:23:27 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Americanism vs Communism)
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To: SmithL

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.


12 posted on 11/16/2010 1:24:53 PM PST by winner3000
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To: SmithL

Bitch slap Nan back to Gay-land.


13 posted on 11/16/2010 1:30:33 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: 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.

More than a titular member . . . . . ? I think the CBC is grossly inderestimating the roll and value of The PCC (Pelosi's Chief Chauffeur).

14 posted on 11/16/2010 1:32:32 PM PST by hflynn (The One has been reduced to The Zero)
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To: SmithL
Pelosi faces a secret-ballot vote tomorrow ...

What? No card-check?

15 posted on 11/16/2010 1:33:24 PM PST by JustSurrounded (Repeal it all.)
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To: hflynn
inderestimating = underestimating
16 posted on 11/16/2010 1:33:42 PM PST by hflynn (The One has been reduced to The Zero)
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17 posted on 11/16/2010 1:34:56 PM PST by Roscoe Karns
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To: SmithL

Uh-oh. Nancy pissed off the Congresssional Amish Caucus.


18 posted on 11/16/2010 1:36:55 PM PST by thethirddegree
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To: SmithL

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.


19 posted on 11/16/2010 1:38:26 PM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: Nervous Tick
That's right, they are trying to keep the black man down.... shame on the Democrat Party...

Driving Miss Nancy is telling the CBC and Cyburn to shut up and go shine her shoes.

That's right CBC, don't let them keep the brotha down...
20 posted on 11/16/2010 1:40:03 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: umgud; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; Clintonfatigued; Crichton; Coop

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.


21 posted on 11/16/2010 1:44:48 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Gaffer

Nancy has had so many facelifts her titulars are shoulder pads and one more lift she’ll have a beard.


22 posted on 11/16/2010 2:01:40 PM PST by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: the anti-liberal
Looks like the “liberals” (marxists) are going to hijack the Democrat party, whether the party wants it or not.

Who else is left? Most of the moderate Democrats got creamed in the election.

23 posted on 11/16/2010 2:03:46 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: SmithL
Uh oh. The natives are getting restless Nan. I sense a disturbance in your 'force'. I don't think your colleagues appreciated you referring to them dismissively as "irritants".

Bonus Feature: Nancy Pelosi as a young girl

24 posted on 11/16/2010 2:04:10 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: SmithL

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................


25 posted on 11/16/2010 2:15:08 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: umgud
Gotta love those unintended consequences.
26 posted on 11/16/2010 3:08:49 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Is this Barbra Lee the one that sees the flag the astronuats left on Mars? If so she will make an excellant spkr.(sarc)


27 posted on 11/16/2010 4:41:49 PM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: umgud

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.


28 posted on 11/16/2010 5:16:31 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

I added wrong numbers and lumped the Hispanic caucus (23?) in with the CBC (42).


29 posted on 11/16/2010 5:34:28 PM PST by umgud
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