View Full Version : " Hubris, Thy Name Is Pelosi !"

11-06-2010, 01:40 PM
The Pelosi Minority..The Speaker decides to reward herself for an epic defeat.

We're beginning to wonder if any Democrats take responsibility for this week's election rout. President Obama blamed it Wednesday on a failure to communicate rather than substance, and now Speaker Nancy Pelosi is making a bid to keep her job as House Democratic leader. Lose 61 seats? Whatever.

As an historical matter, Mrs. Pelosi's announcement yesterday was almost as extraordinary as the election itself, which saw the largest turnover of House seats since 1938. Speakers almost always resign after an electoral repudiation—even Newt Gingrich, who stepped down after the GOP lost a handful of seats in 1998 while retaining the majority. The last Speaker who accepted a demotion to minority leader was Democrat Sam Rayburn in 1946, who reclaimed the gavel two years later on Harry Truman's coattails.

Presumably Mrs. Pelosi is entertaining similar hopes, which suggests that Democrats really do believe their own post-election spin. How else to explain her bid as a matter of political logic?

Remaining in power deprives her party of one of its better opportunities to show the public that Tuesday's message was received. Even if Democrats have no plans for a policy turn, sacrificing the unpopular Mrs. Pelosi might stand as a down payment on winning back the trust of the independent and suburban voters who fled Democrats this year. Something like a dozen House Democrats ran against her as much as they did against their GOP opponents.

Nonetheless, in her letter to the Democratic caucus, Mrs. Pelosi eulogized "the most productive Congress in a half century," adding that "Our work is far from finished.

" (Cue the string section.) "We have no intention of allowing our great achievements to be rolled back," she continued, citing ObamaCare, financial reregulation and job noncreation programs like the stimulus, with unspecified threats to Social Security and Medicare thrown in at no extra charge.

"pride goes before a fall"

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704353504575596602409404626.html?m od=WSJ_newsreel_opinion

11-07-2010, 09:25 PM
She just doesn't get it. She's one arrogant lady----wonder who would win the arrogance contgest, Pelosi or Obama? They just do not hear the voice of the American people.

Calypso Jones
11-07-2010, 09:46 PM
the arrogance. The voters tell them to go away and they won't do it and claim that they are doing it for the good of the people. To break down law and order just refuse to abide by it. That's what they do. So what do you do about that?