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Pelosi in political purgatory, Dems in turmoil (Hanky Alert!! Oh, How the mighty have fallen.)
AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/16/10 | Laurie Kellman - ap

Posted on 11/16/2010 4:43:49 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – The petite woman in regal purple edged her way behind a raucous mob of reporters awaiting the next speaker of the House, a brutal midterm election behind her and an unclear future ahead.

Attuned for four years to the comings and goings of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, few in the press klatch noticed — and none followed her. The spotlight and the microphones now awaited not the California Democrat, but Ohio Republican John Boehner.

Change at the top, the populist battle cry in the 2010 midterm elections, already has taken hold around Pelosi in the final days of her history-making speakership. Dethroned by an angry electorate and defending her role leading the Democratic caucus, Pelosi gavels in the lame duck session of Congress this week in a state of political purgatory, suspended between the past and future.

She'll still be House speaker — second in line to the presidency — and a remnant of the Democrat-driven 2006 and 2008 elections. But she's not yet the agreed-upon leader of her party in the next Congress, burdened by the successful GOP campaign that made her the face of unpopular government programs and soaring unemployment.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dems; pelosi; political; purgatory; turmoil
'the face of unpopular government programs and soaring unemployment.'
1 posted on 11/16/2010 4:43:54 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) hosts a Democratic congressional election night results watch rally in Washington, November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


2 posted on 11/16/2010 4:46:27 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

My understanding of purgatory is that it is a place to go and repent before entering heaven.

Nancy hasn’t repented anything and she isn’t going to heaven,which in this case would be back to the Speakers job.

She is going to a much hotter place, the Hell of trying to lead a minority who has already had a bellyful of her bullying, and is in fact a minority because of her.


3 posted on 11/16/2010 4:47:52 PM PST by Venturer
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reminds me of a scene from Alien

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Outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial in Washington November 10, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque


4 posted on 11/16/2010 4:48:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

5 posted on 11/16/2010 4:49:07 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Don't make me use uppercase.)
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To: NormsRevenge

6 posted on 11/16/2010 4:49:29 PM PST by stilloftyhenight (Don't make me use uppercase.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Are Pelosi and Murkowski the same person? I can’t tell them apart.


7 posted on 11/16/2010 4:51:01 PM PST by bvw
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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) talk to reporters at Democratic National Committee headquarters on election day in Washington, November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


8 posted on 11/16/2010 4:52:18 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Oh, thanks for reminding me that it’s Tuesday night — time to take out the pelosi.


9 posted on 11/16/2010 4:52:37 PM PST by Hunton Peck (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable Rights)
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To: NormsRevenge
Could anyone imagine a similar article being written about Newt Gingrich or Tom DeLay?
10 posted on 11/16/2010 4:53:10 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: NormsRevenge

THE PLASTIC SURGEONS IN SAN FRANCISCO BETTER START GETTING WORRIED. THEIR GRAVY TRAIN IS FADING FAST.
THE WICKED B1TCH WON’T NEED THEM MUCH LONGER.


11 posted on 11/16/2010 4:54:06 PM PST by taillightchaser
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To: NormsRevenge

I pray that Nancy remains the Minority Leader. If dems are that stupid, that would be amazing luck for conservatives.

The most hated women or liberal in America being the face of Democratic Party - almost too good to be true.


12 posted on 11/16/2010 4:57:34 PM PST by heiss
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To: NormsRevenge

I’ve never seen a phonier pair of smiles in my entire life.


13 posted on 11/16/2010 5:00:57 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Attuned for four years to the comings and goings of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, few in the press klatch noticed — and none followed her. "

lolololol....eat it, whore.

14 posted on 11/16/2010 5:18:37 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: NormsRevenge
Sick. In the old days of basic human honesty and frankness, when you got politically whipped, why you SHOWED it, with a deep, sullen face, with tearful supporters in the background, a begrudged "congrats" to your opponent, maybe in the case of Nixon one final swipe at the Press, and then you went back to your cave with a sour look and sulked.

This 2010 phony, staged, ebullient smiling and rousing Capitol Hill parties in the face of unprecedented FAILURE, at such a level after 72 years, shows something sick about Democrats specifically and our twisted American society in general.

This might be an outgrowth of the bordering-on-mentally-ill "everyone is a winner" phenomenon on America's schoolgrounds.

Suck it up Dems. YOU--AND YOUR POLICIES--LOST BIG! What's there to smile about, idiots??

15 posted on 11/16/2010 5:20:16 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I support "a pathway to kicking your a** off U.S. Soil", if you came here & remain here illegally)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
lolololol....eat it, whore

ROTFLMAO !!!!

16 posted on 11/16/2010 5:29:44 PM PST by tisket ("So many guns around town and so few brains." - Humphrey Bogart in "The Big Sleep")
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To: NormsRevenge

Pelosi insulted America every time she opened her mouth.

Democrats are crazy to elect her their leader.


17 posted on 11/16/2010 5:42:39 PM PST by y6162
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