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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:52 AM

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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n2doc Nov 2012 OP
underthematrix Nov 2012 #1
goclark Nov 2012 #12
blueclown Nov 2012 #2
are_you_serious_1234 Nov 2012 #3
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #4
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #5
Wait Wut Nov 2012 #6
obamanut2012 Nov 2012 #7
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #8
Cha Nov 2012 #9
Mr.Turnip Nov 2012 #10
AnotherMcIntosh Nov 2012 #11
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #13
lunatica Nov 2012 #14

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:54 AM

1. Thank you Baby Jesus

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Response to underthematrix (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 04:53 AM

12. Thank you Baby Jesus!

The first thing I said when Obama was elected!
This is an early Xmas present....

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:55 AM

2. Great news.

I think she is the best possible (realistic) choice.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:56 AM

3. Excellent.

She is the best person for the job.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:21 AM

4. Good! n/t

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:24 AM

5. Yay! Love her, and the GOP hates her

Win-win for me.

I think she would have made a good President.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:10 AM

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.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:41 AM

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.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:18 PM

8. we need her right now.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:42 PM

9. To Nancy Pelosi!

Thanks n2doc!

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:13 PM

10. Good News, Pelosi is one of the few people who can really wipe Dem Caucus into shape.

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Response to Mr.Turnip (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:45 AM

11. Yep. When Bush's criminality was known and she said "Impeachment is off the table.", she meant it.

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 05:04 AM

13. Steadfast and very intelligent.

Those are two characteristics that repukes hate.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:15 AM

14. Yay!! Happy feet!

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