The woman was on a mission - to go all out on a far left agenda stifled for the past 40 years.
Pelosi gambled the House on a hard-core liberal legislative program, betting that the American people would reward Democrats – and President Barack Obama — for enacting sweeping proposals on health care, climate change and Wall Street reform. Even when the tea party movement began to sweep across the nation in August 2009, Pelosi refused to back down, arguing that it was better for Democrats to go down fighting rather than to suffer defeat for failing to act.
So, her Democrats went down in defeat. She, however, is still swinging. She is in complete denial as to how the defeat came about. She and her far left choir are busy singing a song that defeat didn't happen because of tone deaf reaction to a nation's refusal to accept truly bad legislation, major entitlement legislation, in the form of health care/insurance reform. She and others maintain that it was solely the poor economic conditions in the country.
“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” Pelosi famously told POLITICO during an interview in July 2008, revealing an almost messianic belief in her own mission. “And when you win the election, you win the majority, and what is the power of the speaker? To set the agenda, the power of recognition, and I am not giving the gavel away to anyone.”
How silly. Pelosi has been full of silly comments throughout her historic reign. Not only is she the first female Speaker of the House, but she is now the shortest reigning Speaker of the House, too. From stating that the Congress had to pass the health care/insurance reform and then we'd see what is in it, to promoting the heinous and false sterotype that the rising crowds of angry and frustrated voters - ordinary people, many participating in politics for the first time - were like Nazis.
A woman raised and trained in a political house as a child in Balitmore, she married and raised a family before she ran for office herself. Daughter of a politician, she move to California and embraced far left liberal politics. While most of America doesn't agree with her political philosophy, credit has to be given to her as an effective political leader. She set goals and reached them. She bribed, cajoled, and demanded her fellow House Democrats vote for her agenda. The woman knows how to cut a deal.
Now, after attaining her ultimate political career goal, how does she proceed? My bet is she resigns as the new Republican majority is sworn in and she relinquishes the gavel. Most Speakers of the House do that. Why hang around after that job is completed? She can retire and earn more millions as other politicians do in her golden years. She is 70 years old.
A close aide is a bit more realistic of the demise of the House Democrats and its Speaker -
But the overarching question now facing Hoyer and his colleagues who survived the GOP onslaught is this – how long will the specter of Pelosi hang over the Democratic Caucus, and how can they get back the majority they have so spectacularly squandered?
“I think it’s going to take us a while to get beyond this,” said a House Democrat close to Pelosi. “10 years, maybe 20 years. I don’t know if we’ll get back the majority while I’m here.”