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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The old face made new again?

In 2009 Time magazine felt confident enough to put a G.O.P. elephant on its cover with the headline “Endangered Species.”

(2010 Midterm)
 I guess you could say it was a little misleading

The American electorate spoke out loudly against the Democratic agenda since Obama ascended onto the presidency almost two years ago. The 2010 midterm election; and out and out bloodbath for Democrats. Plucked from the House like feathers on a chicken. 64 seats lost in the House not to mention substantial gains in the Senate. The most crushing defeat in 72 years! Now that the dust has settled what is it we are left with?

Personally, I thought Pelosi would step aside after such a humiliating defeat. It would be the prudent thing to do. Then again, sensible and the name Pelosi, never really went together.

This is an example of how delusional she is. (Kind of reminds me of the coming demise of Hitler in the bunker) During the final hours, she told reporters election night before the polls closed that “We’re on pace to maintain the majority in the House of Representatives.” Really? What poll was she watching? Even the liberal networks saw the avalanche coming! Was she trying to put a positive spin on it; or suffering from delusions of grandeur? I suspect the latter.

In a post-election interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, Pelosi, said she had “no regrets” about the way she had governed.

No regrets?

"No regrets because we believe we did the right thing and worked very hard in our campaigns to convey that to the American people," she said.

I thought she was going to break out in a rendition of My Way...

And may I say not in a shy way....
Oh no, oh no, not me
I did it my way

She said she would eventually "start thinking about what I'll do next, but it's never been about me." 

(Someone get her a doctor!)

That was then and this is now.

"I am running for Dem leader," Pelosi, Calif., said in a post on her Twitter account. She said her decision was in part "driven by the urgency of creating jobs" and protecting this year's health-care and Wall Street overhauls.

"Our work is far from finished," Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues. "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."

The Republican response.

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result," said Ken Spain, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee. "Of course, if House Democrats are willing to sacrifice more of their members in 2012 for the glory of Nancy Pelosi, we are happy to oblige them."

So what are we left with?

How does the old adage go? Same S--- Different Day. Assuming she is elected minority leader through secret ballot we've got essentially the same face for the Democratic party. Obama, Biden, Pelosi, and Reid. Oh..I almost forgot Frank who should be serving time in jail instead of Congress. So what was good for Republicans in 2010 will be even better in 2012. What I can't understand is. How does this compute for Democrats as... righting the ship? This is the strategy by which they hope to re-group to deliver a better yield in 2012?

The final capper.

On FOX News Sunday Mara Liasson (who works for NPR) had the audacity to compare Nancy Pelosi to Winston Churchill. I about fell out of my chair. I thought Britt Hume was going into cardiac arrest. He quickly pointed correctly that Churchill led his country to a great victory and then was defeated in the subsequent election whereas Pelosi led her party to historic losses. Hey Juan, why didn't NPR fire her for expressing a controversial personal opinion? I guess the image of NPR remains intact.


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