Pelosi: Claims about GOP midterm momentum are 'hype and hyperbole'
Republican claims about increased momentum for this year's midterm elections are just "hype and hyperbole," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed Friday. In a fundraising e-mail to Democratic supporters, Pelosi said that the Democratic agenda is moving the country forward and the Democrats toward victory this fall.
"Republicans are in full-blown 'spin mode' attacking the president and claiming he has lost support," she wrote. "But that is just hype and hyperbole. You and I know better — together we are moving America forward." Pelosi's claims come as Republicans and Democrats have begun the beginning of this election year sparring over...
In a fundraising e-mail to Democratic supporters, Pelosi said that the Democratic agenda is moving the country forward and the Democrats toward victory this fall.
"Republicans are in full-blown 'spin mode' attacking the president and claiming he has lost support," she wrote. "But that is just hype and hyperbole. You and I know better — together we are moving America forward."
Pelosi's claims come as Republicans and Democrats have begun the beginning of this election year sparring over which party is in worse condition. The e-mail was circulated by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
Republicans have cited falling polling approval ratings for the president as well as weakened polling numbers on key issues such as healthcare reform. As a result, most Republican leaders have claimed they can take back the House as early as this year.
Democrats are banking on the passage of healthcare reform legislation as well as a renewed focus on job creation and budget cuts to propel them toward victory in the fall.
Both parties have also sparred over how retirements will affect their ability to win races in the fall. Ten Democrats have announced their retirements so far, as opposed to 13 GOPers.
Though it will affect the upper chamber, the hotly contested Massachusetts special Senate election to be held Tuesday will likely be judged as a bellwether of voters' attitudes heading closer to the main election season.
Comments:..."Not Much Love For Pelosi Here,the most hated woman in America by far !"
I am unemployed,My family is hungry and cold. you are human garbage if you voted for Obama. I was employed, fed and warm under Bush.
BY larry on 01/15/2010 at 12:55
Nancy Pelosi and her San Francisco values are far outside of mainstream America.BY stan from ohio on 01/15/2010 at 12:59
It's funny that a month or two ago all the races that were local went republican except the only two that were for representatives which went democrate, which is funny cause for the Health Reform Bill, Congress needed two more democrates to pass it through to the senate and both contests were found to have had strange things happening. Still think your vote counts??
BY Kevin on 01/15/2010 at 13:01
Botox on the brain again Nancy?BY JIM on 01/15/2010 at 13:06
Pelosi is the House's version of Baghdad Bob!
LMAOBY RT on 01/15/2010 at 13:10
Nancy Pelosi; she splits atoms with her mind.BY Rob P on 01/15/2010 at 13:10
The Dems and talking heads keep focusing on the relatively low number of Dem retirements in the House. Okay, fine. But if 2010's midterm election does somewhat mirror 1994's, as so far it appears it will, then the Dems should be more concerned about protecting their incumbents. In 1994 they lost 34 incumbents, which is almost to the 40 seats the GOP needs to regain power. And in 2010 the Democrats have a large number of freshmen and sophomores sitting in GOP districts (Presidentially speaking). Generally newer Reps are more vulnerable than more established Reps. The only real advantage I see for the Democrats in 2010 is fundraising.BY Coop on 01/15/2010 at 13:12
Dear Orion - it is exactly because of your reasoning that people are abadoning the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi. The economy is not going to come back for at least another 8 years (at best). Orion there is so mush more pain and hardship ahead it wold meake your head spin if you really new what was coming down the pike.BY Fran on 01/15/2010 at 13:12
Talk about bitter clingers to self-delusion, Pelosi takes the grand prize.BY Vote Em Out on 01/15/2010 at 13:15
Nancy, can we remind you that the Dem majority has had a year to do something about the skyrocketing unemployment. All you've done is bury us in debt and create more government jobs. Even now with unemployment still rising you are placing job creation on the back burner to bury us in more debt with this unseen healthcare bill the majority of this country does not want. You've called honest, hardworking Americans Nazis, teabaggers, racists, even terrorists for opposing your agenda to sell this country to China. Keep sending your letters to the fifty people who support your agenda. It's not going to help come November.BY db3 on 01/15/2010 at 13:21
Pelosi on Tuesday night you are going to feel like you were hit with a wet fish after Brown wins. Don't worry about the clean up either as the dumbocrats already stink like dead fish. And it will get ripe by next November. Start taking your things off the plane.BY Reagan on 01/15/2010 at 13:24
Nancy, you've never been know being too smart, bit*h.BY Rusty on 01/15/2010 at 13:26
This woman is delusional. Must be the botox getting to her brain (if there is one left).BY Avanti on 01/15/2010 at 13:27
What alien planet does this fascist bee-otch live on??!!??BY throwemout on 01/15/2010 at 13:38
Hey girl - you startin to sound like a rapper. Give it a little work, might be a good night job.BY Sebastian on 01/15/2010 at 13:51
She's either ignorant, lying or both. Conservatives have all the momentum, all a result of Democrat action, and to state otherwise simply ignores reality.BY Jason on 01/15/2010 at 13:53
And we all know how much HRH Pelosi's opinion is respected.BY Humphster on 01/15/2010 at 13:53
Methinks the plastic surgery has been pulled too tight, shutting off blood flow to P Lousy's brain.BY Bill on 01/15/2010 at 14:02
Nancy is the new "Baghdad Bob". You remember the Iraqi stooge that inisted that U.S. troops were no where close to Bagdad as you could see M1A1's over his right shoulder…Well, this time it's Nancy with Scott Brown over her shoulder…BY Tom on 01/15/2010 at 14:12
this lady has officially jumped the shark. or does she think dems usually require last minute presidential rescue missions to win senate races in Mass?clearly, obama and pelosi only care about their own hides. congressional democrats and democratic governors are getting played.BY johnboy on 01/15/2010 at 14:29