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(1,975 posts)
Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:33 PM Nov 2018

The case for Pelosi to become leader again.

Any nonsense of her age is just that, nonsense. In the the past few months she has been on the campaign trail raising millions of dollars for the Democrats war chest. She has also campaigned for countless Democrats up for reelection or election. She has done all this IN SPITE of her age. I can only hope that when, or if I get to her age. That if I could even match %5 of what she has done for this victory, and make no doubt, this is her victory (obviously she didnt do this on her own) .

I'd like to hear from the people who dont think she should be Speaker and the case against it. I dont think it is against the TOS here to discuss the pros (which camp I obviously am in)and the cons of being the next House Leader.

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(43,049 posts)
1. Age, schmage-- she's still one of the most savvy people in DC and...
Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:36 PM
Nov 2018

calling for "youth" should not mean we get a leader who's learning on the job.


(2,897 posts)
2. If she can get to 218, then she should be the speaker.
Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:42 PM
Nov 2018

We're really twisting ourselves in knots over an election with only one person. Frankly, I'd rather she knows now who she has to win over than 5 months in when a controversial bill has to be passed.

If she can't get to 218 and an alternative that can arises, then I'm not interested in a Boehner 2.0. You can't pass bills alone, either you have congressmen/women ready to fall on their swords for you or you don't. And if you don't, no past deeds are going to save you from being ousted.


(11,641 posts)
4. We need a combination of young energetic people, and people with experience.
Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:42 PM
Nov 2018

The young will push with fire and passion and the experienced will guide the party and government with temperance and wisdom. Nancy Pelosi is the most accomplished Congress member serving today PERIOD. Whatever disagreements there are with some of her calls, regarding Bush & Cheney, she is still the absolute best leader we have. She needs to lead and impart her wisdom on those willing to listen and guide the next generation of congress people to serve the people of this country.

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(47,063 posts)
10. Except that I think many of the "young, energetic people" are the ones that have yet to take their
Wed Nov 14, 2018, 01:39 PM
Nov 2018

seats. They captured the headlines but have no experience in what it means to be a member of congress.

Please, let's not select someone new, and young, for the sake of being new and young. We have two years to show the country how a government can do good. How a Democratic House can make a difference. We may even be able to get some senators on our side.

But if we concentrate on "image" - might as well forget about more wins in 2020.

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(47,063 posts)
5. I don't think it is about her age
Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:43 PM
Nov 2018

I think that our side also wants new faces - the way the Republicans did in 2016. The final round was Trump and Cruz, even Rubio, all were considered outside the main stream - individuals who held public offices for many years.

Which is really sad, and I hope some that the new Turks may trust will show them how it is the "old guard" that helped them win, even if behind the scene.

Especially since many toppled long sitting Rs, it is a sign for them that the whole leadership should be replaced. Except, they have no idea replaced with what.

I think that they need a lesson in history showing them that just throwing the old does not accomplish anything.

As my new congressman -elect wrote: he looks forward to meeting with every candidate seeking a leadership position, and being part of a new generation in Congress that places principle over party and common interests above special interests

Another new D who replaced an R said that, of course, if Pelosi is the only one she will vote for her.

A recent post here, I think, gave a link on how low her favorables are and I am asking why, what has she done to merit such a disdain, being tossed aside after bringing victory.


(1,975 posts)
7. That's a great question.
Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:50 PM
Nov 2018

It very well may being asked or floated in circles that have a Republican symbol before their name, anything to cause dissent.

I think/hope that the average American is starting to ask themselves similiar questions not that Pelosi is some "Crazy old liberal woman from California" as Fox news makes her out to be. I think that Americans (Average America) rejected Trump and his fear mongering to the point that a lot of them came back to the Democratic Family and brought many new young faces with them to fight the battles ahead.


(24,812 posts)
8. I've noticed that the types of people who don't want her in a leadership position
Tue Nov 13, 2018, 10:55 PM
Nov 2018

are the same ones who always complain that the Democrats have no leadership.

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