Skip to comments.Pelosi: 2014 midterms won't be about me
Posted on 05/01/2014 12:24:05 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
May 01, 2014, 02:27 pm Pelosi: 2014 midterms won't be about me
By Mike Lillis Lauren Schneiderman
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday dismissed the notion that she'll be a liability on the campaign trail this year for Democrats.
Republicans have long used Pelosi's polarizing image to attack candidates by association, a tactic GOP leaders are again leaning on this election season.
But Pelosi said Thursday she believes the strategy will backfire, arguing that voters are simply concerned with more substantive issues, such as jobs, the economy and immigration reform.
"It's all subterfuge," she said during a press briefing in the Capitol. "The American people want to know who's going to create jobs, who's going to create growth in our country. And everything [else] is a diversion.
"Most people want to know what the candidate means to them, not what somebody else means to them," she added.
If that's the case, no one told the Republicans. Indeed, in the last week alone, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has sent emails attacking at least 44 Democrats, both incumbents and hopefuls, by linking them directly to the liberal Pelosi.
"Its Pelosis World and Barber Is Just Voting In It," said the headline of the ad attacking Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.).
To highlight the PAC money Pelosi has given the candidates, the NRCC messages feature a picture of a $100 bill with Pelosi's image replacing Benjamin Franklin's.
Among the other Democrats targeted by the NRCC campaign are Reps. Collin Peterson (Minn.), John Tierney (Mass.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) and John Faust, who is vying to succeed retiring Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) in a swing district.
Few lawmakers on Capitol Hill are as polarizing as Pelosi. The nation's first female Speaker, the San Francisco lawmaker is beloved by many Democrats for her political savvy and unapologetic liberal views, but loathed by many conservatives for largely the same reasons.
On Thursday, she said the 2014 midterm elections will not be about her, but about the issues each side is fighting for.
Democrats are hoping their support for proposals to raise the minimum wage, overhaul the immigration system and empower women in the workplace will carve a clear distinction between the parties and play to the Democrats' benefit in the minds of voters in November.
"The Democrats are going forth with our agenda," Pelosi said. "We believe that the American people will make a judgment about what positive initiatives you can put forward."
because there is NO media
Or take a long walk on a short dock.
That must be a terrible blow to her.
But you continue to tell them they DON'T have to work, they can stay home and write poetry, collect welfare, food stamps, section 8 housing, free healthcare, free cell phones, free this, free that.
So which is it Nancy, get a job or be a government parasite like yourself?
Lighten up Nancy. Americans don’t think as much of you as you think they do. Geeesh!
Pelosi’s face is melting in the dark...
With Obama, Reid and Pelosi, it is all about them and power. Doing right for the country is not in the picture since they are completely fiscally irresponsible, morally irresponsible and constitutionally irresponsible.
I’m so sick of hearing these miscreants speak for “the American People”.
I agree. I wish these people would say that “liberals” want this or “liberals” want that.
Nancy Pelosi and her ilk speak for liberals. They don’t speak for the American people.
Actually, 2010 was about Pelosi.
2014 is about Reid and Obama.
All the sweet green icing flowing down.
Well Nan, to the extent you wrote and promoted Obamacare, the 2014 elections are very much about you.
Mostly, the rejection of you!
The pinnacle of the Wrecking Crew, but holding the seeds of their own destruction.
San Fran would rather sink than vote Republican.
arguing that voters are simply concerned with more substantive issues, such as jobs, the economy and immigration reform. “It’s all subterfuge,” she said during a press...
Then the GOP should use you as your policy on all of these have hurt America............
I didn’t know that was the Wrecking Crew!
I guess I always assumed it was the London Philharmonic, or something like that.
Now, listening to it with much more mature ears, I know it’s nothing of the sort.
Can you enlarge on the “holding the seeds of their own destruction” idea?
“It’s all subterfuge,” she said during a press briefing in the Capitol.
Is “subterfuge” her new word? She used it about Benghazi too.
The author tells that Hal Blaine and the others considered MacArthur Park their masterpiece. But the author says the length of the song was also a symbol of the public's shift away from 2 to 3 minute pop singles which had been the orientation of Top 40 radio and the bread-and-butter of the Crew, and toward albums with a consequent emphasis on the rock group rather than the individual song itself.
I know this is true, because when I was listening to Top 40 in the mid-60s, I often didn't know who was performing the songs, only that I liked the individual song. Then I remember the emphasis shifting to rock groups and the groups' own musicians, like Cream, Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, and buying albums rather than 45s.
There was still a place for studio musicians on such albums, but it was much less than in the heyday of Top 40.
Wow, the fear campaign warning against Pelosi’s potential to rule the House is working! Why else would she even mention it? It’s getting under her skin.
Good! Keep It Up!
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