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Nancy Pelosi fades as power player
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Posted on 04/14/2011 6:50:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Nancy Pelosi fades as power player

By: Jonathan Allen April 14, 2011 04:35 AM EDT

During the past election season, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) could have starred in a remake of the Hollywood cult classic “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.” In an endless string of campaign ads, Republicans caricatured her — even put her image on billboards — as a political monster.

But now, the former House speaker more closely resembles “The Incredible Shrinking Woman.”

Her diminished stature has affected the way she is perceived in Washington’s power game and the way she handles her duties as head of the House Democratic minority. It all adds up to this: At times, the once-omnipresent Pelosi seems practically invisible in the Capitol.

When President Barack Obama, Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid hammered out a deal last week to avert a shutdown and fund the government for the rest of the year, Pelosi was delivering a speech at Tufts University near Boston.

But her hands would have been idle if she had stayed in Washington: The White House didn’t want her involved in the talks.

In fact, Democratic and Republican sources tell POLITICO, none of the power brokers wanted her in the room. They feared that her presence and her defense of liberal values would have made it impossible for Obama to cut a deal with Boehner. The sources say Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky also was excluded so the White House could justify keeping Pelosi out.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


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1 posted on 04/14/2011 6:50:12 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

And this Nation is better because of it...


2 posted on 04/14/2011 6:52:20 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Good fo0r her. Now she will have more time to take care of her Depends.


3 posted on 04/14/2011 6:54:49 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Sub-Driver

“I’m mellltingggggg . . . . !


4 posted on 04/14/2011 6:55:35 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can’t someone just throw a bucket of water on her, watch her melt and be done with it?


5 posted on 04/14/2011 6:55:44 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey San Fran Nan...

I'm sure if you get just one more face-lift all will be well again.

6 posted on 04/14/2011 6:56:09 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who?


7 posted on 04/14/2011 6:56:20 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Palin / Trump 2012 - America First)
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To: momtothree

Good idea! LOL!


8 posted on 04/14/2011 6:56:40 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Sub-Driver

Fades ? sags would be a better word.


9 posted on 04/14/2011 6:56:45 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: Sub-Driver

No matter how much botox you use it doesn’t take the ugliness away.


10 posted on 04/14/2011 6:57:43 AM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi took all the blame for November and now is humiliated.

Good.


11 posted on 04/14/2011 7:00:12 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Sub-Driver
The results with Pelosi gone were the same as if she were in the room while the 'compromise' was being hammered out. She's an Obama clone with two x chromosomes.

Every time Pelosi calls her political opposition 'extreme' I dry heave. Twenty five years ago not a soul in DC took that leftist bizzy seriously.

12 posted on 04/14/2011 7:02:11 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver
PELOSITAPED
13 posted on 04/14/2011 7:02:26 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver
“The Incredible Shrinking Woman.”

Makes sense. Just thinking of her gives me shrinkage...

14 posted on 04/14/2011 7:04:11 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 812 of our national holiday from reality. - That 3 AM phone call? Voicemail...)
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To: Sub-Driver

If only elections didn’t mean so much Nasty would still be Queen B*tch.


15 posted on 04/14/2011 7:05:03 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: Gabrial
...one more face-lift...

One more face lift and her ears will be positioned on her butt cheeks...

16 posted on 04/14/2011 7:05:52 AM PDT by moovova (Obama...a president who can’t decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday...)
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To: jerseyrocks

You can’t remove ugliness that comes from the inside.


17 posted on 04/14/2011 7:06:56 AM PDT by JayAr36 (Education is what we had before educators. Mark Steyn)
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To: Sub-Driver
This is the first article I have seen that actually says who is the biggest loser of the budget deal. I mentioned to my wife this weekend that I was surprised nobody in the media picked up on how Nancy is the biggest loser in the deal. San Fran Nan took a pass on the budget and now has lost quite a bit of her creditability as a leader.
18 posted on 04/14/2011 7:24:38 AM PDT by fatez ("If you're going through Hell, keep going." Winston Churchill)
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To: moovova
One more face lift and her ears will be positioned on her butt cheeks...

One more face lift and she'll have a beard.

19 posted on 04/14/2011 7:28:01 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama -- he's as American as nasi goreng)
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To: Sub-Driver
Nancy Pelosi fades as power player

She is increasingly being recognized by all as a mentally unbalanced twit.

20 posted on 04/14/2011 7:33:20 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: Sub-Driver

21 posted on 04/14/2011 7:38:51 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Sub-Driver

Good. The faster she fades, the less damage she can do to this country.


22 posted on 04/14/2011 7:43:25 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Maceman
One more face lift and she'll have a beard.

Unless she shaves...ewwww, gross...forget I said that.

23 posted on 04/14/2011 7:46:44 AM PDT by moovova (Obama...a president who cannot decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday...)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s like a friggin’ virus. Never really gone, just hanging out, waiting to replicate and debilitate.

Her favorite poodle, Debbie Wassermoron Schmuck, is now the head of the DNC.

Nasty P’s fingerprints are all over DC, even if she isn’t making the cameos.


24 posted on 04/14/2011 7:50:57 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: FrankR

If that would work, it would definitely prove the theory that duct tape can hold ANYTHING together.

Sounds like the “Mythbusters” need to do an update to their “duct tape” episode.


25 posted on 04/14/2011 8:04:42 AM PDT by ssaftler (Barack Obama - Setting new highs in low for politicians worldwide)
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To: FrankR

Scratch another keyboard.


26 posted on 04/14/2011 8:11:58 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Sub-Driver

27 posted on 04/14/2011 8:14:26 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Sub-Driver

Thanks be that she’s out of the picture for now. But if the Dems every get the House back, she will return with vengeance in that black heart of hers.


28 posted on 04/14/2011 8:51:41 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Sub-Driver
The sources say Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky also was excluded so the White House could justify keeping Pelosi out.

IMHO, excluding McConnell from just about anything is an excellent idea. RINO.

Pelosi fades... How splendid!

29 posted on 04/14/2011 9:36:45 AM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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