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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:25 PM


Good but Expected News for Republicans: House Democrats Re-Elect Pelosi as Their Leader


In good, yet expected news for Republicans House Democrats Re-Elect Pelosi as Their Leader

The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California, was re-elected on Wednesday to lead the Democrats in the next Congress, despite her party’s loss of more than 60 seats and its majority control of the House in the midterm elections.

Officials said that Ms. Pelosi defeated Representative Heath Shuler of North Carolina in an internal party vote, 150 to 43. Mr. Shuler acknowledged before the vote that he had no chance of winning, but he wanted to give disgruntled Democrats a chance to register their opposition to Ms. Pelosi’s leadership anyway.

In the midterm election campaign, Ms. Pelosi became something of a lightning rod for public anger over some of the sweeping and costly legislation passed during the past two years. Republican candidates frequently singled her out for attack in their campaigns. Many of the House Democrats who went down to defeat this month were moderates with ties to the speaker.

But it was precisely because of the sweeping defeat the Democrats suffered in the elections that Ms. Pelosi said she wanted to stay on as the caucus’s leader.

“Our consensus is that we go out there listening to the American people,” Ms. Pelosi told reporters Wednesday afternoon after the vote. “It’s about jobs, it’s about reducing the deficit and it’s about fighting for the middle class. I look forward to doing that with this great leadership team.”
Arrogant Nonsense

The American people have spoken. The idea that Democrats are "out there listening to the American people" is absurd and the election proves it. Voters have had enough of Obamanamics already (and certainly not a moment too soon).

Only an arrogant buffoon could not understand that. The implication of course, is that Nancy Pelosi is an arrogant buffoon.

If Pelosi wants to reduce the budget deficit then "Where the hell is the plan?"

Proving that I am an equal party basher, I ask the same of the Republicans "Where the hell is the plan?" The difference is Republicans have a huge advantage for two big reasons.

1. Nancy Pelosi's big mouth
2. A devastating election for the Democrats

However, it is important to point out that because BOTH Democrats and Republicans resort to tit-for-tat worst of both worlds compromises, we are in this mess.

For example, politics at present consists of this idiotic compromise: you grant a bigger budget for the military, I will give you an increase in entitlements.

Thus, both parties are guilty.

However, at the moment, Republicans have the upper hand because Nancy Pelosi looks like a arrogant, disingenuous fool. The simple reason is that Nancy Pelosi is an arrogant disingenuous fool.

That may sound harsh, but it is the truth. Moreover, I point out once again: I am not a Republican. I am an independent. I vote for policies not parties. I am in favor of a balanced budget amendment, and I ask both parties to back that idea.

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