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Pelosi: 2014 midterms won't be about me
The Hill ^

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.

"It’s Pelosi’s 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."


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How she get's away with it is beyond me..........
1 posted on 05/01/2014 12:24:05 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

because there is NO media


2 posted on 05/01/2014 12:26:35 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Sub-Driver
Only one way she could make sure this is true . . . resign.

Or take a long walk on a short dock.

3 posted on 05/01/2014 12:26:36 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Sub-Driver

That must be a terrible blow to her.


4 posted on 05/01/2014 12:26:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Sub-Driver
"The American people want to know who's going to create jobs, who's going to create growth in our country.

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?

5 posted on 05/01/2014 12:32:39 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Sub-Driver

Lighten up Nancy. Americans don’t think as much of you as you think they do. Geeesh!


6 posted on 05/01/2014 12:33:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi’s face is melting in the dark...


7 posted on 05/01/2014 12:34:30 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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Pelosi: 2014 midterms won't be about me

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.

8 posted on 05/01/2014 12:42:26 PM PDT by sr4402
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m so sick of hearing these miscreants speak for “the American People”.


9 posted on 05/01/2014 12:49:11 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot

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.


10 posted on 05/01/2014 12:51:39 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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Pelosi: 2014 midterms won't be about me

Actually, 2010 was about Pelosi.

2014 is about Reid and Obama.

11 posted on 05/01/2014 12:51:40 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: MUDDOG
Pelosi’s face is melting in the dark...

All the sweet green icing flowing down.

12 posted on 05/01/2014 12:56:25 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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Now Nancy, don't sell yourself short. You single-handedly allowed a disgraced former Republican get elected to the House!

Mark Sanford debates cardboard cutout of Nancy Pelosi


13 posted on 05/01/2014 12:58:46 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well Nan, to the extent you wrote and promoted Obamacare, the 2014 elections are very much about you.

Mostly, the rejection of you!


14 posted on 05/01/2014 12:58:48 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Precisely.


15 posted on 05/01/2014 1:00:12 PM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: Steely Tom
One of the great songs.

The pinnacle of the Wrecking Crew, but holding the seeds of their own destruction.

16 posted on 05/01/2014 1:00:49 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Sub-Driver

San Fran would rather sink than vote Republican.


17 posted on 05/01/2014 1:01:00 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

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


18 posted on 05/01/2014 1:09:10 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American - Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: MUDDOG

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?


19 posted on 05/01/2014 1:10:48 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Sub-Driver

“It’s all subterfuge,” she said during a press briefing in the Capitol.

Is “subterfuge” her new word? She used it about Benghazi too.


20 posted on 05/01/2014 1:20:21 PM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: Steely Tom
It was in the recent Wrecking Crew book.

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.

21 posted on 05/01/2014 1:25:59 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Sub-Driver

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!


22 posted on 05/01/2014 2:10:46 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: unixfox

Dominios is advertising the work of it’s employees cutback to 29 hours


23 posted on 05/01/2014 2:15:49 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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