Astonishing—Pelosi is staying on
It appears that I and most others in the conservative political universe were wrong. We assumed that Nancy Pelosi would resign from Congress rather than allow herself to be demoted from House Divinized Empress, excuse me, Speaker, to the merely human, and utterly powerless, position of Minority Leader. But she has announced today that she is running for Minority Leader in the new Congress.
Maybe she is at bottom a fighter rather than an egotist, and so wants to stay in the fight even at the cost of a radical diminution of prestige and power. Or maybe she didn’t want to give us conservatives the satisfaction of seeing her driven from the scene in humiliation just months after her supreme accomplishment of passing Obamacare. Whatever she is, plastic surgery and all, she is one tough cookie.
Our work is far from finished. As a result of Tuesday’s election, the role of Democrats in the 112th Congress will change, but our commitment to serving the American people will not. We have no intention of allowing our great achievements to be rolled back. It is my hope that we can work in a bipartisan way to create jobs and strengthen the middle class
James P. writes:
Nancy’s decision to run for Minority Leader shows that she doesn’t “get the message” of the recent election.
Here are some responses at Lucianne.com:
Reply 13—Posted by: KTWO, 11/5/2010 1:50:54 PM
Andrew E. writes:
I agree with the commenters at Lucianne.com that this is good news for conservatives. And, along with Obama’s denial of the true meaning of the election, it reminds me of a great quote from the 1984 James Cameron movie, The Terminator. The human character sent back in time to protect Sarah Connor from Schwarzenegger’s assassin, Kyle Reese played by Michael Biehn, understandably has trouble convincing Sarah of her new reality. He breaks it down for her in the simplest terms:LA replies:
Of course, and the same is even more true of the liquid metal assassin of Terminator II.Gintas writes:
Like Gollum, once having held the ring of power, she will pursue it to the end of her days.LA replies:
Sometimes, with that rictus smile of hers (the result of her numerous plastic surgeries), she looks a bit like Gollum.N. writes:
Given her now proven track record in generating losses for Democrats, I think she should be declared House Democratic Leader for Life.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 05, 2010 01:38 PM | Send