Editor’s Note – This announcement brings to mind a quote by Edmund Burke;
“Those who have been intoxicated with power… can never willingly abandon it.”
Even after historic losses brought on by her leadership, of which, she refuses to accept responsibility, Nancy Pelosi’s decision to run as minority leader proves that is has always been about herself. By stating that she has no regrets, she indicates that she’ll maintain the same dismissive, out of touch approach that we’ve seen for the past two years, if she prevails here.
Looking on the bright side, this is a blessing for the Republicans, who’ve gotten great mileage out of the anti-Pelosi sentiment in this country. No one lawmaker reminds America more of the travesty of the past two years than Nancy Pelosi!
Pelosi Running For Minority Leader
By Russell Berman and Michael O’Brien
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is running for House Democratic leader, rejecting calls from conservative party members that she step down in the wake of devastating midterm election losses.
The Speaker announced her decision via Twitter and sent a letter to colleagues asking for their support.
“Our work is far from finished,” she wrote. “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.”
The outgoing Speaker said she made her decision based on discussions with colleagues and “driven by the urgency of protecting health care reform, Wall Street reform, and Social Security and Medicare.”
The surprise move ends days of uncertainty about her future and sets up a potentially divisive battle between liberals and centrists in the House Democratic caucus. It could also spark a clash between her chief deputy, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.) – a former Pelosi rival – and the majority whip, Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.), the only African American member of the party leadership in the House.
Several members of the conservative Blue Dog Coalition vowed to oppose her bid to remain as leader.
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