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Pelosi: I've failed repeatedly, so keep me in Power

By TwoScoopsMcGee   2016 Nov 16, 1:12pm   1 link   2,846 views   34 comments   watch (1)   quote      

Rep. Nancy Pelosi formally announced Wednesday she is running to retain her spot as House minority leader and sent a warning shot to potential rivals by informing her colleagues that she has already locked up “the support of more than two-thirds” of the Democratic caucus.

Mrs. Pelosi has led the caucus since 2003, but the results of the election last week convinced the caucus to delay a scheduled vote this week on leadership posts until Nov. 30, with members saying they want more time to digest the shellacking the party took.

Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, meanwhile, has emerged as a potential challenger and has warned that the party has lost touch with working-class voters in the Rust Belt and Midwest that it will need to recapture a House majority.

Mrs. Pelosi, though, made it clear in a letter to her colleagues Wednesday that she does not plan on giving up her post.

“It is with both humility and confidence that I write to request your support for House Democratic Leader,” the 76-year-old wrote to her colleagues. “As of this writing, I am pleased to report the support of more than two-thirds of the Caucus.”


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/nov/16/pelosi-officially-running-house-minority-leader/

*Failed to take the Senate
*Failed to make a dent in the House
*Lost the Presidential Election against an Outsider opposed by half his Party
*Raised Epic Amounts of Money from Wall Street to no avail

"Coach of Team with 13 year losing streak claims everything is Okay."

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1   Tenpoundbass   2016 Nov 16, 1:18pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

If her makeup could talk, it would say...

"Put me in coach I'm ready to RUN!"

Who does her lipstick Michael J Fox?

2   Blurtman   2016 Nov 16, 1:31pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

It's like a stodgy corporation. Old Moldy make be ineffective, but she's up for the spot, and she'll back me if I back her.

3   Quigley   2016 Nov 16, 1:34pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Tenpoundbass says

If her makeup could talk, it would say...

That's just her face...
yeah....

4   BayAreaObserver   2016 Nov 30, 4:25am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Another worst possible democrat for the worst possible time and it looks like it's going to happen. WASHINGTON – House Democrats are expected to re-elect Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to serve another term as head of their caucus on Wednesday morning, despite calls from some in recent weeks that it’s time for a change.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/11/30/house-dems-expected-re-elect-pelosi-top-leader/94628310/

5   BlueSardine   2016 Nov 30, 6:12am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

When nancy heard they were trying to kick her ass out you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes.....out of her....whatever...

BayAreaObserver says

o re-elect Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to serve another term as head of their caucus on Wednesday morning, despite calls from some in recent weeks that it’s time for a change

6   BayAreaObserver   2016 Nov 30, 6:27am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

"there was blood coming out of her eyes.....out of her....whatever..." - Kind of think she's well past the age when the "whatever" will be a naturally occurring problem for her. It's time for her, Babs and the rest of the California based entrenched demagogues to call it a day and leave - not going to happen until they die but one can wish.

7   errc   2016 Nov 30, 6:41am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

The swamp is overflowing

8   Dan8267   2016 Nov 30, 6:53am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Thunderlips is Tovbot2 says

Pelosi: I've failed repeatedly, so keep me in Power

This was one of the questions on On Point on NPR yesterday. Pelosi is an old guard leader backed by other old guard leaders. She needs to go.

Dan8267 says

NPR Host: Why Nancy Pelosi (as Minority Leader) after this massive defeat?

9   HEY YOU   2016 Nov 30, 9:23am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Is that the song Trump will be singing in 4 years?

10   TwoScoopsMcGee   2016 Nov 30, 9:31am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Time to give Boeing taxpayer money for it's new China Plant.

11   Dan8267   2016 Nov 30, 9:33am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

BayAreaObserver says

It's official - she's back in -134 to 63.

Any shock? Nope.

12   HEY YOU   2016 Nov 30, 9:36am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Where,TF are all the Gen X & Millennials that can change what is happening to america because of all the dumbass D&R voters.

They don't have time to be concerned,iPhone 8 is coming out.

13   zzyzzx   2016 Dec 11, 5:38pm     ↑ like (6)   ↓ dislike   quote    

14   lostand confused   2016 Dec 11, 6:04pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

I really wish the dems would become sane and become the working person's party again?

15   zzyzzx   2016 Dec 11, 6:26pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

lostand confused says

I really wish the dems would become sane and become the working person's party again?

16   curious2   2016 Dec 11, 7:09pm     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Thunderlips is Tovbot2 says

"Coach of Team with 13 year losing streak claims everything is Okay."

She was elected Speaker in 2007, and the Democrats won in 2008 on the coattails of Barack Obama. Then, she threw away the House by proposing four different medical insurance bills that contradicted what President Obama had campaigned on in 2008. She did not even produce one bill that looked like what he had promised.

17   indigenous   2016 Dec 11, 7:39pm     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I wish she was smart enough to take a cue from Barbara Boxer, who is running neck and neck with her for lowest IQ in government.

18   junkmail   2016 Dec 11, 9:35pm     ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Boxer
Pelosi
Feinstein

Fuck Off!

So done with them.

19   RealEstateIsBetterThanStocks   2016 Dec 11, 11:41pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

these days the only work she probably does at the office is logging in her off-shore accounts online and making sure bribe money arrived on time and not missing a cent.

20   lostand confused   2016 Dec 12, 1:35am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

She didn't fail-it was the repubs fault.

21   BlueSardine   2016 Dec 12, 6:23am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

a pelosi sounds like one of those italian salami/provolone rolls you see in the refrigerated section of your local market...

22   mell   2016 Dec 12, 6:25am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

junkmail says

Boxer

Pelosi

Feinstein

Fuck Off!

So done with them.

Agreed. The trifecta of CA's crony politicians.

23   mell   2016 Dec 12, 6:26am     ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

curious2 says

Thunderlips is Tovbot2 says

"Coach of Team with 13 year losing streak claims everything is Okay."

She was elected Speaker in 2007, and the Democrats won in 2008 on the coattails of Barack Obama. Then, she threw away the House by proposing four different medical insurance bills that contradicted what President Obama had campaigned on in 2008. She did not even produce one bill that looked like what he had promised.

She made great money though in the stock market with insider info.

24   finehoe   2016 Dec 12, 7:25am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Actually, under the leadership of Pelosi, the 111th Congress was one of the most productive Congresses in history. More than Boner or Ryan can say.

25   TwoScoopsMcGee   2016 Dec 12, 8:12am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

curious2 says

She was elected Speaker in 2007, and the Democrats won in 2008 on the coattails of Barack Obama. Then, she threw away the House by proposing four different medical insurance bills that contradicted what President Obama had campaigned on in 2008. She did not even produce one bill that looked like what he had promised.

Exactly. they kept the House for exactly one Congress. And they largely won because of the Financial Crisis, Bush Exhaustion, and riding the coattails of the Messiah Candidate.

I still believe the focus on Health Care Reform in 2008 was a deliberate attempt to take the focus off Financial Reform.

26   HEY YOU   2016 Dec 12, 9:08am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

g.w. bush & his subhuman republican voters,WE KILLED american servicemen & innocent men,women & children
based on a LIE.

Fuck all Rep/Con/Tea/Neo-Nazis!
Don't forget to BOYCOTT!

27   MMR   2016 Dec 12, 9:17am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

mell says

She made great money though in the stock market with insider info

but yeah, making tillerson secretary of state and improving russia relations at expense of saudi arabia is much worse.

Someone was arguing that this guy got his work done with bribes and that his family has traded on insider info.

28   mell   2016 Dec 12, 9:33am     ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

MMR says

mell says

She made great money though in the stock market with insider info

but yeah, making tillerson secretary of state and improving russia relations at expense of saudi arabia is much worse.

Someone was arguing that this guy got his work done with bribes and that his family has traded on insider info.

I'm sure they all do. However as a private citizen, CEO or not, you will be in BIG trouble if the SEC wakes up for once and prosecutes you. Insider trading by politicians is more insidious as they do so without any risk since making it legal just for them. The fact that politicians exempted themselves from prosecution for insider trading sounds like treason to me. Double the treason if they act and exploit it..

29   indigenous   2016 Dec 12, 9:42am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

mell says

Insider trading by politicians is more insidious as they do so without any risk since making it legal just for them.

I think that recently changed i.e. they finally made it illegal for congress.

30   MMR   2016 Dec 12, 10:43am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

indigenous says

I think that recently changed i.e. they finally made it illegal for congress.

Well; sort of. big pieces of the STOCK act were removed prior to being signed by Obama

http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2013/04/16/177496734/how-congress-quietly-overhauled-its-insider-trading-law

31   MMR   2016 Dec 12, 10:45am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

S. 716, which eliminates the requirement in the STOCK Act to make available on official websites the financial disclosure forms of employees of the executive and legislative branches other than the President, the Vice President, Members of and candidates for Congress, and several specified Presidentially nominated and Senate-confirmed officers; and delays until January 1, 2014, the date by which systems must be developed that enable public access to financial disclosure forms of covered individuals.

Part removed by Obama prior to signing

http://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2013/04/16/177496734/how-congress-quietly-overhauled-its-insider-trading-law

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/04/15/statement-press-secretary-s-716

32   MMR   2016 Dec 12, 10:45am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Without public disclosure clause; all you really got is their word, which is as good as gold.

33   indigenous   2016 Dec 12, 10:51am     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

IOW nadda on the law?

34   Blurtman   2016 Dec 12, 12:01pm     ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Porn is out, so what is left - real estate?

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