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11-17-2010, 04:09 PM
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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-17-10 02:40 PM
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U.S. House Democrats retain Pelosi as leader

Edited on Wed Nov-17-10 02:48 PM by ProSense
U.S. House Democrats retain Pelosi as leader
Nov 17 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to retain Speaker Nancy Pelosi as their leader when Republicans take control of the chamber in January.

Rejecting complaints that Pelosi was to blame for Democrats losing the House in the November 2 elections, they chose Pelosi as their incoming minority leader. Pelosi has served as House Speaker, the chamber's presiding officer, since 2007. She is the first woman to hold the job. In the race for minority leader Pelosi won 150-43, defeating her only challenger, moderate Heath Shuler.

Edited to add this via Greg Sargent:

* History lesson of the day: With Dems huddling behind closed doors and emotionally debating their losses, Dem Rep. Rob Andrews reminds folks that Nancy Pelosi engineered the Dem return from the wilderness in 2006 and 2008:

"She took over a caucus that had lost five consecutive elections, and at a time when people thought we'd never win again, she brought us to two victories."


Edited: Screw Heath. :)

JustAnotherGen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Wed Nov-17-10 02:42 PM
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1. And with that

John Boener dissolves into tears! :rofl:

WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-17-10 02:44 PM
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3. It is ridiculous to think that Pelosi were the blame for the loss of the house

Edited on Wed Nov-17-10 02:45 PM by WI_DEM
If the remaining blue dogs who opposed her had any sense they would see that the members who lost were mostly conservative dems who voted as republicans. I guess voters in their districts figured out if they are going to have dems voting with the republicans they might as well put the actual deal in their place.Right. And that's why they decided to vote for someone even more conservative.

What kind of logic is this?

Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Wed Nov-17-10 02:57 PM
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8. This is very good.

Regardless of what was or wasn't on the table at various times. she is an incredibly effective politician, which is why Rush, Beck & co. hated her so.Oh, I agree. She is effective. Effective is pushing for things the majority of the US DOES NOT want. Effective in pushing away the moderates and swing voters from the Democrats.

Adam Wood
11-17-2010, 04:32 PM
Bookmark this thread. It will be fun to come back to on November 7, 2012.

11-17-2010, 05:26 PM

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Adam Wood
11-17-2010, 05:28 PM

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_A24UZctD--E/TOQ3fUNTVAI/AAAAAAAACAw/XJl121O4Ba0/s400/Twitter+_+Patrick+McHenry_+House+GOP+gives+Pelosi% 2527s+....jpg

LOL! Tagged at the bottom of that post (http://twitter.com/PatrickMcHenry/status/4988601087565825).

Yes, Democrats, we're absolutely delighted with your ensuring that Republicans remain in power in the House at least through 2014.

ETA: weird. I didn't see the picture when I made the post. Oh well.