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Nancy Pelosi Still Has What It Takes!

Nancy Pelosi was elected to lead the Democrats in the House. Sigh.

In making his case to the Democratic caucus today, Shuler said the Democratic Party needs to be a "big tent" party. He argued that it can't take back the majority without a change in leadership, according to a Democratic aide who was in the room. Utah's Jim Matheson, a Blue Dog who argued "it's time to shake things up" in the wake of the midterm losses, nominated Shuler.

Pelosi has argued that she should remain in the leadership in part because she knows how to lead Democrats out of the political wilderness, having done so four years ago. She also argues that she is the most effective fundraiser for members of the caucus. She blames the party's losses on the country's lingering economic troubles and high unemployment rate, not her leadership.

"The message we received from the American people is they want a job," Pelosi said following the vote when asked what the American people told her in the election.

Pressed on why she was the best person to lead the party in light of the midterm losses, she responded, "How would your ratings be if $75 million were spent against you?" She was referencing the fact that she was used in campaigns around the country this year by Republicans seeking to criticize their opponents.

"I'm the person who can attract the resources both intellectual and otherwise because I have done it before," Pelosi added.

God bless that woman's tone-deaf attitude.

$75 million? Naw.

Good judgement? Uh-huh.


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Comments (23)

She will be the face of the... (Below threshold)

She will be the face of the party that keeps on trying to push socialistic regulation on the public. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving, she nails it.

First my SF Giants win the ... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

First my SF Giants win the World Series. (Awesome +1!) The next day, the GOP is swept back into power. And now a perpetually ignorant and willfully blind Queen Pelosi is voted to lead her party down The Path to Oblivion at Minority Leader.

Holy cats, I really, really need to buy some Power Ball tickets!

Thank you 'progressives'. ... (Below threshold)

Thank you 'progressives'. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

In a normal political unive... (Below threshold)

In a normal political universe the individual most responsible for an electoral drubbing the likes of which we saw about 2 to 3 weeks ago would be pushed aside with no problem. It's one thing for a Obama to get as far as he has because he has been considered personally 'likeable' despite his supreme incompetence as a leader. It is practically beyond stunning to see Pelosi retain her vaunted position in the face of 'we have to pass it to see what's in it' legislation along with clearly being one if not the most disliked figures in politics at the moment. I don't know whether to laugh at the Democrats or be incredibly impressed by Pelosi's staying power.

"Pressed on why she was the... (Below threshold)

"Pressed on why she was the best person to lead the party in light of the midterm losses, she responded, "....I'm the person who can attract the resources both intellectual and otherwise because I have done it before," Pelosi added."

Hahahahahahaha!!!! Gasp! Wheeze! Snort!

Well that certainly explains the repudiation by American voters on Nov 2nd.

And may I say, Madame Speaker - "You'll do it again come 2012!

By the way, another thing t... (Below threshold)

By the way, another thing to consider, look at the top layer of Democrat leadership: Obama, Biden, Reid and Pelosi. Obama is probably so deeply lost right now and doesn't know what the heck to do about anything, well he knows how to talk but he doesn't know what to do. Biden is basically a poor excuse for standup comedy. Harry Reid is kind of a nerdy looking dude who doesn't really project any strength of character. Pelosi is the only woman among the four and yet she far and away has the biggest cajones and right now the Dems probably need some strong personality to try revive their apparently lost cause. Maybe looking at the 'guys' they figure they can't afford to lose her. She is nuts, though.

11/2/2011 the American publ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

11/2/2011 the American public repudiate the agenda and leadership of the dems.

11/17/2011 The dems double down on stupid.

This old bag just does not ... (Below threshold)

This old bag just does not want to give up power. How many in Congress are over 70 and still want to keep their seats. The rest of us probably can not retired when we like because of the mess they made over the decades and yet these people with all their wealth to enjoy still rather be in "working". And don't tell me they want to keep serving, they don't serve they dicate...they want the power.

Mag - Nancy can't 'step dow... (Below threshold)

Mag - Nancy can't 'step down'. To do so would imply that she made mistakes. "Progressive thought is PURE THOUGHT", it makes no mistakes. It's the people who are in error. They are 'angry', they've been 'manipulated', vast FOREIGN money was spent in opposition, people are 'confused'. We therefore need to be controlled and directed by our 'intellectual betters'.

Awesome move! The gift that... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

Awesome move! The gift that keeps on giving.

(God, she gives me the creeps)

The dynmics of it are reall... (Below threshold)
jim m:

The dynmics of it are really simple. Most of the dems remaining are from lefty districts anyway. Nearly all the reps from competetive districts got the pink slip on 11/2. So the only dems remaining were mostly the far lefties who still think that it wasn't the policy but the messaging that they got wrong.

So they think that the American public is really OK with, "we have to pass the bill so you can find out what's in it." That's fine with me that they think that way. It just means that they are headed straight for the same buzz saw they just went through.

If there was any question about Barry trying to triangulate and move to the center we can put that to rest now. He will veer even farther left over the next two years.

She still has what it takes... (Below threshold)

She still has what it takes?
To take what you've got???

You can't really fix stupid... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

You can't really fix stupid.

Its a toss up for stupidest... (Below threshold)

Its a toss up for stupidest arrogant snob between her and Barry Lackswit.

I absolutely cannot stand t... (Below threshold)

I absolutely cannot stand that woman.

"If there was any question ... (Below threshold)

"If there was any question about Barry trying to triangulate and move to the center we can put that to rest now."

Actually he's worse than Pelosi. He was never going to change. That BS about "bipartisanship" was for the benefit of the independents and centrist Democrats. As Mr Eloquent said in his first post-election meeting with Republicans, "I won!".

In their first meeting with DimWit, if he even brings up the word "compromise", Boehner should remind him "We won!".

I for one am happy to see h... (Below threshold)

I for one am happy to see here stay in a leadership position.

Nanny Nan is a snively old... (Below threshold)

Nanny Nan is a snively old wicked witch of the vineyard.

Jay Leno: "After the vote,... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

Jay Leno: "After the vote, Pelosi was smiling from one ear to the other - which is pretty impressive, really, when you think about how far they've been pulled back!"

Notice that after this historic electoral rebuke - which would have been even worse had the GOP vetted some of the weaker candidates a bit better and not wasted so many millions on lost causes, and if the RNC had budgeted the money for their "72 hour GOTV" project (which was unfunded, and state parties and campaigns were notified until less than two weeks before the election) - the Democrats refuse to countenance the slightest change.

The House leadership - Pelosi, Hoyer, Clyburn: unchanged. The Senate - Reid, Durbin, Shumer: unchanged. The only changes Obama will make will be to continue to allow those who weren't either in his inner circle or well known as radicals to leave, replacing them with more radical and political people. No typical "White House shake-up" in key positions.

The Left never ever learns anything. They just get nastier and more radical if they move at all as they clamor for the same old policies they've always presented, no matter how many times and in how many places they have been proven not to work.

It only goes to show how stupid Republicans are, that we could EVER lose to those freaks.

"Pelosi still has what it t... (Below threshold)
Maggie Mama:

"Pelosi still has what it takes!"

Yup, Dems let the old witch keep her broom.

No really Nancy, it's not y... (Below threshold)

No really Nancy, it's not you it's us.........

Every time I see a picture ... (Below threshold)

Every time I see a picture of Nancy, part of the lyrics to a song pop into my head:

".....still crazy after all these years....."

Saint Nancy Pelosi, forever... (Below threshold)

Saint Nancy Pelosi, forever the botoxed-stiffened face of the Sanctity of Lifer's Universal Health Care.






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