WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi, the nation's first female House speaker, said Friday she will try to keep her spot as leader of the House Democrats despite huge election losses that cost her party the majority. More
'I Am Running for Dem Leader'
She had the opportunity and advisors to make herself a very accomplished leader and public servant. She chose to ignore those folks, and made the bed in which she now sleeps.
"Our work is far from finished. As a result of Tuesday's election, the role of Democrats in the 112th Congress will change, but our commitment to serving the American people will not. We have no intention of allowing our great achievements to be rolled back. It is my hope that we can work in a bipartisan way to create jobs and strengthen the middle class
"Many of our colleagues have called with their recommendations on how to continue our fight for the middle class, and have encouraged me to run for House Democratic Leader. Based on those discussions, and driven by the urgency of protecting health care reform, Wall Street reform, and Social Security and Medicare, I have decided to run."
NBC's Mark Murray writes that the most recent NBC/WSJ poll (conducted Oct. 28-30), showed Pelosi with a 24% positive rating and a 50% negative rating. Among independents, her positive/negative score was 8%-61%. Source
I heard someone yesterday say that the Speaker isn't the "chief legislator" but should focus on maintaining the majority for the party.
Pelosi is the only Democratic leader with any balls. She shouldn't be minority leader in the house, she should be president.
Off with her head. Off with her head. Off with her head!