Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:52 AM
n2doc (44,690 posts)
Nancy Pelosi to stay as minority leader
Source: SF gate
House minority leader Nancy Pelosi has told colleagues she will continue to lead Democrats. She announced her decision to the caucus prior to a 10 a.m. press conference.
Today is the 10th anniversary of Pelosi’s election as the first woman to lead a political party in Congress. Sources said she want to continue to “play a crucial role in developing a responsible deficit reduction package – working with President Obama and our colleagues in the Senate – that protects Social Security and Medicare, the middle class and children, while asking the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share.”
Pelosi played a key role in the debt-ceiling negotiations two summers ago, forcing the military spending cuts that are now part of the “fiscal cliff,” a combination of expiring tax cuts, including the Bush-era cuts, and big spending cuts including both defense and domestic, known as sequestration. Negotiations over the fiscal cliff started the day after the election that kept Washington in a status quo political division. That stasis paradoxically opened room for compromise on both sides. Pelosi wants to stick around for these huge negotiations that will set tax and entitlement (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid) policy for years.
Read more: http://blog.sfgate.com/nov05election/2012/11/14/nancy-pelosi-to-stay-as-minority-leader/
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|Wait Wut||Nov 2012||#6|
Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #5)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:10 PM
Wait Wut (8,492 posts)
6. Not only do they hate her...
...they're afraid of her and still have a deep grudging respect for her. Labeling her 'Queen Nancy' was one of the highlights of my political life.
Their 'queens' are rich, obnoxious, uncaring, empty-headed twits. Our queen may be rich, but she'd throw herself on a bonfire for the rest of us. She's intelligent (too mild a word), classy, beautiful (she's 72...not kidding), compassionate and damned funny.
And, I think I agree that she would have made a good President.
I'm so damned happy to hear this. It started out to be a crappy day, but now I'm smiling.
Response to Wait Wut (Reply #6)
Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:41 PM
obamanut2012 (12,531 posts)
7. Oh, I agree with you about the respect and the wariness
She is fearless.
I will NEVER forget walking past all those Teabaggers to go vote for Obamacare. It was not only brave and fearless, it was a big GO TO HELL to those people (including some fellow Reps) who want to destroy this country.