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  •  She has been demonized to those who think (7+ / 0-)

    all Democrats are demons.

    I think in the swing districts Nancy Pelosi is not a key factor.

    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra En théorie, il n'y a aucune différence entre théorie et pratique, mais en pratique, il y a toujours une différence. - Yogi Berra

    by blue aardvark on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 09:14:28 AM PDT

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    •  Hard to prove 100% either way (0+ / 0-)
      I think in the swing districts Nancy Pelosi is not a key factor.
      I disgaree with this, but neither of us could totally prove our point.

      I would ask just this one question to you.

      If you are right no extra good comes our way, if I am right we get more garbage repugs.  Would you risk that?

      I wouldn't.  I would play it safe to ensure we have a chance to retake the house.  But that is just IMHO.

      "Stupid is as stupid does" - The republican motto you can believe in as they live it daily!

      by Mannie on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 09:20:35 AM PDT

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      •  I'm with the Great Blue One (3+ / 0-)

        The vast majority of Americans couldn't pick Nancy Pelosi out of a lineup. What matters to most people is their own local representation -- who's going to pick up that phone when they call to get help from Washington. I have no idea who the Speaker of the House was in 1970, but we knew that we had someone whose office went to bat for us with the VA when my mom wanted to get my dad in to the local VA hospital. It's only the real political junkies that think of things like House or Senate leadership.

        And Hoyer, for all we know, might be thinking of himself as the future Speaker.

      •  Your point is only valid if you assume (2+ / 0-)
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        the Republicans won't lie about it no matter what the Democrats are planning.

        In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra En théorie, il n'y a aucune différence entre théorie et pratique, mais en pratique, il y a toujours une différence. - Yogi Berra

        by blue aardvark on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 10:32:20 AM PDT

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    •  Rush and Beck fans (7+ / 0-)

      are the only ones who have a problem with Pelosi.  They're not going to vote for a Democrat, even if you set them on fire.  

      There's no point in getting rid of a good Dem leader to satisfy a bunch of Rush fans.

      "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty." Edward R. Murrow

      by Betty Pinson on Thu Apr 26, 2012 at 09:51:09 AM PDT

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