Perhaps Republicans and conservatives made a little too much noise salivating over the idea of Nancy Pelosi once again leading the Dems. Perhaps the concussion of The Shellacking is wearing off or maybe the stench of a bad idea is just too great to ignore. Either way resistance to Pelosi as minority whip is starting to build.
The New York Times, which might as well be the DNC Newsletter, is sending up warning flags today.
Nancy Pelosi has been an extremely effective speaker of the House for four years, shepherding hundreds of important bills toward passage and withstanding solid Republican opposition. Her work in passing health care reform and strong ethics oversight achieved what many thought was legislatively impossible. But is she really the best the Democrats can come up with as their leader as they slip into the minority?
Ms. Pelosi announced on Friday that she would seek the post of House minority leader. That job is not a good match for her abilities in maneuvering legislation and trading votes, since Democrats will no longer be passing bills in the House. What they need is what Ms. Pelosi has been unable to provide: a clear and convincing voice to help Americans understand that Democratic policies are not bankrupting the country, advancing socialism or destroying freedom.
If Ms. Pelosi had been a more persuasive communicator, she could have batted away the ludicrous caricature of her painted by Republicans across the country as some kind of fur-hatted commissar jamming her diktats down the public’s throat. Both Ms. Pelosi and Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, are inside players who seem to visibly shrink on camera when defending their policies, rarely connecting with the skeptical independent voters who raged so loudly on Tuesday.
Yes, yes, I know there the Times still has a tough of delusion thrown in for good measure, but the message of no Pelosi 2.0 is clear.
The New York Times isn’t the only ones thinking along these lines. Some of the Democrats who were defeated during the Midterm Elections have penned a letter to Pelosi asking her to step aside for the good of the Party.
FOX has obtained a letter being penned by defeated House Democrats that implores House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to step aside.
The letter is now circulating Capitol Hill and has not yet been sent to the Speaker. FOX has obtained draft language of the letter.
In the draft of the letter, the members say that they were “victimized by a national wave of resentment toward Democrats, a wave that ensnared you along with us.”
The letter goes on to say “Madam Speaker, fairly or unfairly, Republicans made you the face of the resentment and disagreement in our races. While we commend your years of service to our party and your leadership through many tough times, we respectfully ask that you step aside as the top Democrat in the House.”
The letter says that the defeated members “fear that Republicans will further demonize you, and in so doing, they will scare potential candidates out. The prospect of having to run against their own party leadership, in addition to their Republican opponent is simply too daunting.”
The lawmakers also say that “one mark of a strong leader is the ability to discern when it is time to pass the baton” and calls this a “dark hour.”
The letter closes asking Pelosi to step aside.
Um, good luck with that Dems. If Nancy Pelosi could blow off the American People, there isn’t a snowball chance in hell she is going to listen to a bunch of losers.
I still hope the Dems go off the cliff one more time and nominate Pelosi. While having Harry Reid around as a constant reminder is nice, Pelosi is really the one people hate. Come on Dems give us Nancy 2.0, pretty please?
Via: The New York Times
Via: Fox News