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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

No More Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi- Party Time

I agree with John Boehner that the GOP takeover in control of the House of Representatives with the biggest gains since 1948 is big, that the American people do not want to see the GOP partying, they instead want to see the GOP roll up their sleeves and start working on the problems that face America.

Undoing the damage done, cutting government spending, lowering our national deficit and creating a smaller government instead of making it bigger.

Those are the mandates the American people gave the GOP last night, in a clear undeniable voice.

On the other hand, while caution should be shown about overreacting to the GOP gains, there are many prepared to put on their party hats and do a little dance over the fact that while Nancy Pelosi won her House race overwhelmingly, she has been fired from the position of Speaker of the House.

Pelosi has presided over the passage of more strict partisan legislation along straight party line votes, jamming her and Barack Obama's far left liberal agenda down the throats of Americans and many worked hard to see that Speaker's gavel torn out of her grubby hands.

The Hill reports that some believe Pelosi will step down from the Speaker's position before the GOP official takeover in January, perhaps even retiring from her Representative position as well rather than becoming the minority leader.

With the party losing more than 60 seats Tuesday, many Democrats expect Pelosi to step down from her leadership post, which would allow Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to head the caucus. And the exodus might happen sooner than later.

The Republicans did “a masterful job” of creating a negative brand out of Pelosi, one Democratic strategist and former Hill staffer said Wednesday. For that reason, the strategist added, she might step down before the end of the year “so the negative branding doesn't carry on into the next Congress” — a sentiment echoed Wednesday by another former Democratic House staffer.

The Republicans created a negative brand out of Nancy Pelosi?

Let's take a look at recent events to show how contrary that statement is to the truth of the matter.

Before last night's election nine Democratic politicians stated they would not support Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House if Democrats retained control of the House of Representatives.

Rep. Bobby Bright (AL-02)
Rep. Jim Marshall (GA-08)
Rep. Jason Altmire (PA-04)
Rep. Mike McIntyre (NC-07)
Rep. Heath Shuler (NC 11)
TN-08 Roy Herron
TN-06 Bret Carter
LA-03 Ravi Sangisetty
MI-03 Pat Miles

Another 16 Democrats claimed they "may not" support Pelosi, on the off chance they would have retained control of the House.

Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Rep. Walt Minnick (ID-01)
Rep. John Adler (NJ-03)
Rep. Scott Murphy (NY-20)
Rep. Travis Childers (MS-01)
Rep. John Barrow (GA-12)
Rep. Gene Taylor (MS-04)
Rep. Chet Edwards (TX-17)
Rep. Joe Donnelly (IN-02)
Rep. Mike Ross (AR 04)
Rep. Larry Kissell (NC-08)
Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin (SD-AL)
Rep. Steve Driehaus (OH-01)
IN-03 Tom Hayhurst
WV-01 Mike Oliverio
AR-02 Joyce Elliott

Quotes, and remember, these are Democrats, not Republicans.

. Ala. Rep. Bobby Bright: “I am not going to vote for Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House. Neither the leader of the minority party, John Boehner, nor the present speaker, will get my vote. I will vote for someone, a centrist, who is much more like me.”

• Ga. Rep. Jim Marshall: “My candidate’s going to be somebody who’s a centrist, preferably somebody who’s going to be speaker of the entire House”

• Miss. Rep. Gene Taylor: “I will not be voting for her again.”

• N.C. Rep. Mike McIntyre: “From what we're hearing, she's probably not going to run for speaker again. And if she does, I'm confident she's going to have opposition, and I look forward to supporting that opposition.”

• Pa. Rep. Jason Altmire: Next Congress would “certainly necessitate new leadership in the Speaker’s position.”

• (Ala.-05) Steve Raby supports Rep. Allen Boyd for House Speaker.

• (La-03) Ravi Sangisetty: "I believe Washington is broken, and it's time for new blood.”

• (Mich.-03) Patrick Miles: “It’s time to have a leader of the House of Representatives who can heal the partisan divide… Nancy Pelosi is not the person to do that.”

• (Mo.-07) Scott Eckersley will not support Pelosi or Boehner. “Frankly anyone who wants to raise the age on Social Security I'm not in favor of.”

• (S.C.-02) Rob Miller: “We all know Washington is broken, and I hold Nancy Pelosi accountable for that”

• (Tenn.-06) Brett Carter: “Voters in my district believe that you [Pelosi] do not represent their values”

• (Tenn.-08) Roy Herron: “Roy would not be supporting either Nancy Pelosi or John Boehner for Speaker of the House. Neither of them are in the common sense center.”

• (Utah-03) Karen Hyer: “I think it's time for new leadership in Washington.”

Bret Carter, went as far as to send Nancy Pelosi a letter asking her to not run again because it had been noted by him that she was being called an "albatross" around his neck.

So, despite the spin Pelosi supporters may wish to put on this, her "negative brand" was not caused by Republicans but by her own partisan nature and actions to which even Democratic candidates and politicians noticed clearly.

So, pass out the party hats and toot the horns, turn on the music and do a little dance before the hard work begins, because Nancy Pelosi has been fired as Speaker of the House.

(Grammatical correction made to this post)