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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Democrats Call Nancy Pelosi 'Too Extreme' And 'Divisive'

(Photo- Screenshot from 10/12/10 of FirePelsoi website)

Democrats, especially vulnerable Democrats hoping to win over conservative districts are calling Nancy Pelosi "too extreme" , "divisive" and not in the "common sense center."

The Hill:

State Sen. Roy Herron, the Democratic candidate in Tennessee's 8th congressional district, said that both Pelosi — and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), for that matter — were "too extreme" to win his support.

"I think both of them are too extreme," Herron said during a speech at Union University in Tennessee, according to a report by the Jackson Sun.


Still, Herron's technique mirrors a number of other Democrats in more conservative districts who are fighting to stay competitive. Several other Democratic incumbents and candidates have made dodgy statements about whether they'd vote to reelect Pelosi as speaker, and Alabama Rep. Bobby Bright (D), like Herron, said last week that neither Pelosi nor Boehner would get his support as speaker. Another Democratic incumbent, Rep. John Adler (D-N.J.), also distanced himself from Pelosi during a debate Monday night, calling her "divisive."

All moot if the Republicans pick up the 39 seats needed to take control of the House of Representatives, but the public distancing of themselves away from Pelosi shows exactly how toxic she has become to vulnerable Democrats across the country ahead of the midterm elections.