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  •  Dems held the House for 40 years (14+ / 0-)

    And instead let the Executive and Senate flip more often.

    I feel very sad for Pelosi. She did everything and more we asked of her and essentially she's the only one who paid the cost for Reid, Nelson, Rahm, Summers, Geithner, Obamas various  calculations etc.

    Reid is ready to turn into a gimp for Rand Paul and I expect a few conversions in the Senate. Infact there will be another gang of 14 which will turn into a gaddamn nightmare.  

    It's a filthy situation.  

    TeaShirt Psalm: 40-18 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

    by Salo on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 05:12:54 AM PDT

    •  Speaker Pelosi had no chance against a (3+ / 0-)
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      PsychoSavannah, Salo, Tam in CA

      national "Fire Nancy Pelosi" teabagger-repub-big corp campaign. Her gavel was specifically targeted because of the huge majority she had in the House and the steady flow of progressive legislation she was churning out. They new the Senate wasn't much of an issue because we never really had a majority their so they pumped all their money and resources into defeating Pelosi and taking back the House. It's that simple.

      Give change a chance. GOTV.

      by marabout40 on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 05:31:56 AM PDT

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    •  I think Reid will do okay (0+ / 0-)

      He was never suited to be leader of a large majority, he's too much of a wheeler and a dealer, when we needed and intimidator. Now, we might be better served by a wheeler and a dealer with a much smaller majority. We're not going to get anything major passed, but that's better than moving right.

    •  What did Pelosi do? (0+ / 0-)

      She protected Bush and Cheney from impeachment.

      She refused to end the wars.

      She refused to enforce subpoenas.

      She let GOP bills get up-or-down votes while progressive bills died in committee.

      She presided over the bailouts.

      She helped ram through the Republican health insurance bill, which she bragged was Republican, and which does nothing to solve the health care crisis.

      The list of failures in Pelosi's record goes on for miles.  Good riddance to bad rubbish.  She disgraced her office and her constituents.

      "Given the choice between a Republican and someone who acts like a Republican, people will vote for the real Republican all the time." -- Harry S. Truman

      by Michael in Ohio on Wed Nov 03, 2010 at 08:29:44 AM PDT

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