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  •  No More Pelosi (0+ / 0-)

    Pelosi had her turn. She did a lot of stuff, or presided over a lot. But what she didn't get done left the doors open to this mess.

    Don't blame her too much. But isn't there someone else who can run a Democratic House? Someone who hasn't already run the Democratic House caucus for a decade, who could do better? Do we really have to let the country be run by only a Bush, a Clinton, a Pelosi, a Reid, and perhaps one or two other new people, for generations? We have the majority of Americans, and a much deeper bench than Republicans. Where's someone else to carry the Democrats into the new age we're already in?

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Tue Oct 08, 2013 at 12:03:29 PM PDT

    •  Gotta disagree here. (0+ / 0-)

      The House under Nancy Pelosi's leadership was a pretty tight ship. She got things DONE; it was in the Senate where all the legislation died. There's nobody better at counting votes & marshaling support. Few politicians on our side have the combination of principle, strategic acumen, fund-raising prowess & political savvy that she possesses. Though I would concede that she's been on the wrong side a few times - chained CPI, bombing Syria - in the role of House Speaker there's no one better. That's why she retains the overwhelming support of the House Democratic caucus, in spite of the way she's been made into a bete noire by the right-wing media machine.

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