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  •  Nancy is doing just fine (63+ / 0-)

    playing a very bad hand during a wave election year in 2010 and then, you may have noticed, gained representatives this year against a very determinedly gerrymandered map.

    And many of those wins reflect younger and more diverse representatives who will be great in time, but will lack seniority in the short term. I do not believe Steny Hoyer is the model leader for such a circumstance.

    And I have now answered your not quite as but still offensive question. You may stick your artfulness where the sun don't shine.

    Before you win, you have to fight. Come fight along with us at Texas Kaos.

    by boadicea on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 08:50:49 AM PST

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    •  "Nancy" has been a failure (1+ / 0-)
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      "The Wave" was a result of her destroying the popularity of the Democratic agenda in swing districts, when Republicans were in full retreat over the economy, by agreeing to drop single payer, and forcing working class Americans to buy for profit, corporate "health insurance," which is epically unpopular in this country, even among Democrats.  Countless Dems who had to go home and "defend" that formerly Republican idea,  lost in 2012.

      2012 should have been a victory lap.  Instead, the House is still controlled by Republicans.  And a Democratic President has zero control over the legislative agenda.

      I won't indulge your childish language, because Pelosi's record speaks for itself.  But lame apologists of the current failures who call themselves the House leadership, are the major hurdles in repairing, re-branding, and re-establishing a Democratic majority in the House, not gerrymandering.  

      There is no coherent message coming from the Democrats in the House, and they have been unable to rally the American public behind them.

      And as long as Pelosi and Hoyer remain the faces (and "brains") of the Democratic caucus, we will be facing unnecessary headwinds.  

      Pelosi is my congressperson.  I don't have a problem with her on most issues, even though she's far to the right of most us who live here (in SF) and doesn't fairly represent her constituents now because of being Speaker, and having to "moderate."  But she's proven she's not the person who should be the national voice of Democrats in the House.  And a vote of confidence in Pelosi, as "leader," is a vote to remain irrelevant.   That's not an "insult," it's an unfortunate fact.

      Democrats need new leaders and new vision to move beyond the current stalemate.

      •  I think you have mistaken (5+ / 0-)

        being the target of vilification by Republicans in swing districts with being the cause.

        And yes, gerrymandering did have a significant impact on this elections-as it was intended to.

        I'm in Texas, I see the shenanigans first hand.

        Before you win, you have to fight. Come fight along with us at Texas Kaos.

        by boadicea on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 12:03:39 PM PST

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      •  I believe you must be a Republikkkan (0+ / 0-)

        to post like that.  So stop speaking for us and mind your own know that "Party of Stupid" as Bobby Jindal so delicately put it.  Any Dem who believes that Nancy is to the RIGHT of her constituents is not being truthful or is just plain dumb.  She's a great negotiator and has proven over the years her effectiveness, unlike the beautifully tanned  Mr. Boehner.  So go pretend somewhere else that you are a Lib.  As one takes one to know one.  Call yourself whatever you may, but it doesn't make you one.

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