Nancy Pelosi won her race to be Minority Leader in the House of Representatives. She was briefly and not very seriously challenged by Rep. Heath Schuler who did garner 43votes. So, the Democrats once again look to Grandma MiMi to lead them.
High Five, fellow Republicans! This is terrific news!
I love that the Democrats have such a shallow bench to call upon for leadership and I definitely love that Pelosi is it again. She is the gift that keeps on giving.
She deserves the position, make no mistake about that. Though I do not agree with her politics, I admire the tenacity and abilities of this woman to push the President's (and her) agenda through Congress. She could not have accomplished a better record for far left wing politics. The woman can get the votes.
Along the way the Democrats have been exposed for the hypocrites that they are. There was a race war waging between Hoyer and Clyburn for the second in command and it divided along racial lines in support. Pelosi - again, the skilled politician that she is - made up a new position for Clyburn as she supported her rival Hoyer as second to her in power. She smoothed the ruffled feathers enough for the Congressional Black Caucus, who denied her their support until they were assured of Clyburn's importance, to in the end support her. The woman is smooth.
Her strengths are not articulate speech making or even press conferences. She stammers and is not much for looking so sophisticated in her delivery. Her strengths lie in the behind the scenes deals, in the bribes, in the deal making. That is her forte. Remember that she is from a political family in Baltimore - her father the former mayor of that city - and she is no babe in the woods.
Pelosi puts in the time and energy necessary to attain the goals of Democrats. Of this President. Of herself. She's good at standard exploitation of the powerless - it's for the children, it's for the poor, etc. She is a classic European style democrat- socialist. It is who she is.
And, that, my fellow Republicans, is a good thing for our side. Long may she reign.
Oh yeah - the reason she is so very unpopular in the polls? It's the Republicans fault.
“How would your ratings be if $75 million were spent against you?” Pelosi said, after being asked about her low approval ratings.
An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll taken at the end of October found that only eight percent of independents have a favorable view of Pelosi and just 24 percent of the general population approves of her job as Speaker. In the waning days of the 111th Congress, 73 percent disprove Congress as a whole, according to the Real Clear Politics poll average.