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Will Nancy Pelosi Be the Next to Retire?
National Journal ^ | 30 Jan 2014 | Josh Kraushaar

Posted on 01/30/2014 3:18:38 PM PST by seanmerc

With Rep. Henry Waxman's retirement announcement, many of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's top lieutenants are abandoning ship. Waxman joins his California colleague, Rep. George Miller, and Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia as close Pelosi allies to retire after this Congress. And after last year's 2012 elections, Pelosi's leading in-house strategist Jen Crider left her office, later announcing she was working for Microsoft.

Their decisions are as strong a signal as any that veteran House Democrats hold little hope of taking the House in 2014, and they probably are pessimistic about their long-term prospects for a congressional majority. Miller and Waxman would be in line to chair influential committees if their party took control of the chamber. A third Democrat, Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, wouldn't commit to running again in an interview this week. He would be in line to head up the Agriculture Committee in a Democratic majority.

Democrats need to net 17 seats to hand Pelosi the gavel, and analysts expect little movement, with President Obama's low approval ratings and redistricting reducing the number of competitive districts.

The decisions by Pelosi's California allies also raise the prospect that the minority leader herself could decide to retire—if not this year, then in the near future.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: botoxqueen; california; dims; hermajesty; liberalmeathead; nancypelosi; pelosi; plasticsurgery; queenbee; rats; stretch; stretchpelosi
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Will Stretch retire? One can only hope.
1 posted on 01/30/2014 3:18:38 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
The extended weather forecast does not mention flying houses.
2 posted on 01/30/2014 3:20:17 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: seanmerc

If she does, let me be the first to say “don’t let the door hit you in the [ample] butt on the way out, your majesty.”


3 posted on 01/30/2014 3:20:59 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Fat chance. That would mean she’d have to buy her own booze.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 3:21:06 PM PST by skeeter
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To: seanmerc

I think she has so much plastic surgery and drugs keeping her going that she will probably die (bug eyes staring) in a congressional session, and nobody will even realize she is dead until the janitorial staff is cleaning the chamber at night.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 3:22:21 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: seanmerc

They say only the good die young.

She’s got about another 20 terms left in her.


6 posted on 01/30/2014 3:22:50 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: seanmerc

Ding dong the witch is dead..


7 posted on 01/30/2014 3:22:59 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: seanmerc

Please God, please!


8 posted on 01/30/2014 3:23:08 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: seanmerc

Retire?

The living dead can only be stopped by a stake through the heart or a gunshot to the head....


9 posted on 01/30/2014 3:24:05 PM PST by Tzimisce
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To: seanmerc

IMHO, she isn’t going to retire until her lights go out while she’s sitting on her ass behind her desk and they wheel her out of her office on a gurney with a sheet over her head. She loves pissing off Americans and isn’t going to give it up any time soon. It’s a commie thing.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 3:24:08 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: seanmerc

The bill for just the BOOZE on her airplane for ONE year was OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS..!

She also more than once diverted her huge plane thousands of miles simply in order to pick up CHOCOLATE COATED STRAWBERRIES.


11 posted on 01/30/2014 3:24:16 PM PST by gaijin
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To: skeeter

She and her husband own a vineyard, so that shouldn’t be a problem. In typical royal fashion, this great pro-union couple refuses to allow their vineyard workers to unionize.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 3:24:19 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

If that were to happen you just know a political nuke was about to level Washington.


13 posted on 01/30/2014 3:24:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: seanmerc

They know with Obozo sinking there isn’t a chance in h@!l they’ll retake the House any time soon.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 3:25:22 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: seanmerc

Oh, no! Where will we get our comedy? All the round-eyed, pictures... All the idiotic quotes... Naaa... I say, “Two more years!”


15 posted on 01/30/2014 3:25:25 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: JSDude1

16 posted on 01/30/2014 3:26:01 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: seanmerc

We should be so lucky.


17 posted on 01/30/2014 3:26:29 PM PST by pallis
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To: null and void

Classic!


18 posted on 01/30/2014 3:26:49 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Well, it makes sense. She’s already made her fortune, and probably won’t see a House majority again in near future. She can’t really wring anything more out of the public for her personal gain, so why not retire?


19 posted on 01/30/2014 3:26:56 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

or, she might expire on the plastic surgeons table


20 posted on 01/30/2014 3:27:36 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: seanmerc
Don't get excited. Waiting in the wings:

Paul Pelosi Jr.

21 posted on 01/30/2014 3:31:10 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: bert

Better sell your Botox stock, just in case.


22 posted on 01/30/2014 3:31:19 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: Michael.SF.

Just what we need. NOT!!!


23 posted on 01/30/2014 3:32:24 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

Well since she applauded as Obama basically all told them they are no longer relevant, perhaps she will see no need to stay in an ornamental congress....


24 posted on 01/30/2014 3:33:01 PM PST by GraceG
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To: seanmerc
Yep. I have the shirt.
25 posted on 01/30/2014 3:33:36 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: seanmerc

CONFISCATE all assets of those socialists. They have “ erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.”

http://www.usdebtclock.org

Socialism Is Legal Plunder

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html#SECTION_G022

BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM


26 posted on 01/30/2014 3:34:41 PM PST by PGalt
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To: GraceG

You’d think she knows all about being irrelevant.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 3:35:49 PM PST by seanmerc
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To: Michael.SF.

“Pelosi (Jr) serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development at InfoUSA where he is responsible for identifying acquisitions and organizing programs to develop effective strategy for reducing waste and promoting greener practices in the market research industry.”

Where would the country be without these people?


28 posted on 01/30/2014 3:37:42 PM PST by Rennes Templar
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To: seanmerc

The only way Nancy will leave is if there’s no money left in the public treasury to steal.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 3:39:19 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: seanmerc; All

Pelosi/Reid certified Soebarkah, an illegal alien with ZERO FORMS OF I.D.

He became their candidate and won. Twice.

He’s not a citizen of any kind.
No birth cert.
STOLEN SSN #042-68-4425.

He’s an indonesian or Pacific Islander, posing as a ‘Black’ man for political advantage.

He’s a muslim. Most likely a foreign agent of IRAN or the defunct USSR.

If pelosi hasn’t croaked from old age, she’ll land in prison for this.


30 posted on 01/30/2014 3:42:17 PM PST by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: seanmerc

She’s too stupid to leave.


31 posted on 01/30/2014 3:45:38 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: MrEdd

roflmto....very funny. I do pray regularly that she and Harry Reid go to a nursing home staffed with all conservatives, who lost their insurance because of Obama Care.


32 posted on 01/30/2014 3:51:28 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: Michael.SF.

Was he the Pelosi son that did all those terrible mortgages prior to 2008 crash?


33 posted on 01/30/2014 3:53:08 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: Rennes Templar

About 100 years further ahead.


34 posted on 01/30/2014 3:53:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Michael.SF.

The mortgage company Pelosi son worked for was Countrywide something??? Do you remember?


35 posted on 01/30/2014 3:54:38 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: seanmerc

I wouls rather see “shoes first!!!!


36 posted on 01/30/2014 3:54:49 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: VRWC For Truth
Retire with a floral arrangement would make me happy. The only good part part of Boner being the head of the Assembly is that I don't have to see Bella Pelosi in the background of of the SOTU speech working her tongue endlessly trying to get that caraway seed out from under her dentures.
37 posted on 01/30/2014 3:54:50 PM PST by DAC21
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To: seanmerc

As long as the pubbies can maintain firm control of the House, I think we should keep her around just for the levity. You know, like the village drunk.


38 posted on 01/30/2014 4:00:26 PM PST by upchuck (Stop this abuse now! Get behind Convention of States: http://bit.ly/1ak1Iz9)
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To: seanmerc

Be still, my heart!


39 posted on 01/30/2014 4:10:06 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: seanmerc

The obamacare albatross is hanging around her neck.


40 posted on 01/30/2014 4:16:36 PM PST by virgil
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To: Michael.SF.
Don't get excited. Waiting in the wings:

I'm sure Paul, Jr. is just the tip of the "next generation" iceberg. After all, Soros has children who will soon take over the "family business", too. Certain people will have to be, shall we say, positioned for maximum opportunity.

41 posted on 01/30/2014 4:44:10 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Kackikat
No, sorry, I do not recall that.

I do know this: I sat next to him at many 49er games over the years (the Pelosi's had two seats next to mine and the two behind that. This was from '94 until some time after she became speaker. The kid was dumb as a stump (football wise). His sister knew the game better!

42 posted on 01/30/2014 4:56:14 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: null and void

Love the cartoon, all it needs is an outstretched
arm holding a giant gavel coming from underneath
the cupcake.


43 posted on 01/30/2014 4:56:45 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: MrEdd

She is already dead, she aint fallen over yet.


44 posted on 01/30/2014 5:04:11 PM PST by crz
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To: seanmerc

I believe Pelosi is epoxying her fingernails to toughen them up for hanging on to her office. She means to leave her seat in a box a long time from now.


45 posted on 01/30/2014 5:08:01 PM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: seanmerc

These announcements actually shock me.
I thought it was the goal of most everybody in Congress to go from the Capitol bldg to the mortuary.
I count 49 members of the House at age 70 or older.


46 posted on 01/30/2014 5:09:28 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: MrEdd

Melt her down and recover the fiberglass...


47 posted on 01/30/2014 5:37:43 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: tet68
CUPCKAE??!?!??? CUPCAKE?!??!???
48 posted on 01/30/2014 5:38:55 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void

That wasn’t a cupcake?
What was it?


49 posted on 01/30/2014 5:40:27 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: null and void

Ok, I’m sorry, I should have used it’s specific name.

Ding Dong.

Sorry, my mistake.


50 posted on 01/30/2014 5:43:13 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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