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  •  I don't care what the GOP thinks (3+ / 0-)
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    Rick Aucoin, Victor Ward, a2nite

    I think it's time for her to go.  A few years past time, in my view.

    Sure, Nancy Pelosi helped get the ACA passed.  But she failed to build popular support for it.  The public did not understand what was in it, how it would work, and what it would mean for them.  By the time the process was complete, most Americans opposed it, a complete turnaround from 2008.

    She presided at the time of what was perhaps the most catastrophic House election in history—the creation of the TeaHouse in November, 2010.  In most countries, she would have honorably resigned her leadership post after that.

    She is unpopular across the country.  With an approval rating typically 20-30 points below President Obama’s, it follows that it isn’t only rabid GOP nutjobs who aren’t fond of her.  And no, I am not impressed if that is 3 points higher than John Boehner’s, or whoever’s.  We need to do a hell of a lot better than that.

    She provides a convenient and effective target for the GOP to mock, fairly or not.  Just ask Mark Sanford.

    She has become one of the symbols, again, fairly or not, of the bickering, do-nothing, partisan Congress that most people loathe.

    We really shouldn’t care about the GOP’s reasons for hating her.  You can bet they will target any Dem Speaker.  The fact that they hate Nancy Pelosi should not be our rational for keeping her.  It’s really hard to put this aside, but I think it’s important.  Democrats in the House and Senate need new leadership.  They are failing.

    •  Oh, no (0+ / 0-)

      Don't knock Nancy. If you do you must be sexist. Shame on you.

    •  And who would you rather have there? (0+ / 0-)

      Steny Hoyer, who will sell out to the Republicons?  You are aware that he and Clayborn are both next in line to be Speaker if Pelosi isn't aren't you?

      Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

      by Rosalie907 on Thu May 09, 2013 at 05:51:50 PM PDT

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      •  I don't know. We need a whole new slate. (0+ / 0-)

        Hoyer and Clyburne should go too.  It's sad that we have no one in the top hierarchy who is suitable.  But that is probably a blessing.  Better to have new leadership drawn from among the rank and file House Democrats.

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