House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to stay in power as minority leader after losing 60 seats and control of the House — a stunning announcement that sets up combat between her two top lieutenants. -- JOHN BRESNAHAN & JONATHAN ALLENAfter presiding over the worst Congressional House lost in over 40 years, the loss of 60 plus seats, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has decided she wishes to be Minority Leader. In any other profession, such a devastating loss or shellacking caused by the company’s leadership would warrant the Head to be fired.
Yet that doesn’t seem to deter Pelosi. Reality seldom does in Pelosi’s case. Instead, Pelosi wishes to throw a party in celebration of her accomplishments and then take up where she left off. (see story)
What she has accomplished is tantamount to a CEO building one of the most powerful companies in the world only to have that company taken over by a foreign interest. Moreover, that takeover is directly linked to the methods used by the CEO to build said company. Pelosi’s proposed celebratory party would be like celebrating in the end zone when your team as lost and the scoreboard reads GOP 240 Dems 189.
Just what has brought Progressives to this point? It was just in 2008 that Liberal Progressives were proclaiming the death of Conservatism and hailing a new Progressive era, which was to reign for at least the next fifty years.
Many believe that it was Pelosi’s nonsensical statements combined with her old world Soviet Bureaucrat style of leadership that, demanded strict adherence to her Neo-Progressive vision of moving America in reverse or backwards into the already failed policies of European Socialism. These are the causes of the fall of American Socialism better known as the Democrat Party.
Pelosi’s actions of disregarding the Constitution, the American people and absurdly proclaiming what she and her Socialist allies were doing was actually moving America forward was also the cause of the fall. It was sort of a back to the future scenario, which apparently only made sense to Progressives.
Interestingly enough the policies which the president and Ms. Pelosi are the most proud of have Europeans presently rioting in the streets. Apparently, those policies have essentially brought Europeans and their countries to the brink of ruin.
The crowning jewel of the president and Ms. Pelosi’s so-called accomplishments is Healthcare reform and paradoxically Healthcare reform is the death knell, which tolled the end of Pelosi’s reign over the House. Ding-dong!
On November 1, 2009 the Wall Street Journal reported that Ms. Pelosi told fellow Democrats that she was prepared to lose seats in 2010 if that is what it took to get a Healthcare law, an idea apparently that the president supported. Well Ms. Pelosi got her wish. The loss of the House is a Pelosi called for accomplishment.
WSJ further reported that the 1,990-page bill that Ms. Pelosi introduced was the worst piece of post-New Deal legislation ever introduced. WSJ called Healthcare reform a runaway train that creates a new and probably unrepealable middle-class entitlement that is designed to expand over time. The Journal forecasted seismic increases in taxes to fund Healthcare reform. Finally the Journal presaged that Democrat Healthcare reform would expand government control of health care and eventually all medicine will be rationed via politics.
In spite of those dire warnings, the Democrat controlled Congress and the president rammed through the income-redistribution scheme they claimed to be "universal coverage" or Healthcare reform. The WSJ believes the result will be destructive on every level—for the health-care system, for the country's fiscal condition, and ultimately for American freedom and prosperity.
The Healthcare law, which the president and the Democrat controlled Congress enacted, is an ever-expanding middle-class entitlement meant to redistribute wealth. This healthcare law will increase taxes on the American people, middle class included; increase the size and scope of government, eventually bring all medical care under government control and ultimately destroy the existing American healthcare system, the American economy and American freedom and prosperity. These are the accomplishment that Nancy Pelosi wishes to celebrate.
November 2, 2010 represents a historic loss of Congressional seats so why isn’t Pelosi leaving? Well she may be leaving but not willingly. Aside from the fact that she has no scruples there is this somewhat obscure account reported by a purported Democrat insider which claims that Pelosi is threatening to bring the president down if she is forced out. (see article)
I don’t know the validity of the above report however it has been recently reported in several other sources that Democrats want Pelosi gone. Here, here and here.
In spite of the opposition from within her own Party, Pelosi seems resolute in her bid to stay in a leadership role and she presents her case in an open letter to Democrats in USA Today. (see article)
Is that it? Pelosi wants to protect the policies that the American people condemned on November 2, 2010? That sounds about right after all Pelosi shepparded though Congress, according to her, a bill that had to be passed before Americans knew what was in. Apparently Pelosi feels that the Healthcare law needs to be defended when the American people begin to discover what is actually in the law and not just the selling points like the preexisting conditions clause and the increase dependent age clause (age 26) because none of the negative aspects of the law where discussed by Democrats.
What bargaining chip could Pelosi possibly have to use against Democrats who would attempt to prevent her from becoming the minority leader? Maybe Pelosi knows something that would upset the complete Democratic power structure. Maybe she knows something about the president’s eligibility that the rest of America doesn’t know. (see previous post)