Looks to me that Pelosi, sitting in her very secure seat representing ultra-liberal San Francisco, is only too happy to throw her Democratic colleagues under the train in order to advance her own political agenda. She's a real sport, isn't she?
I don't quite get her rationale here. They are elected representatives who are supposed to represent the will of the people of their own districts, right? They aren't supposed to represent the will of Nancy Pelosi's district, correct? But, Pelosi seems to think that other Democratic lawmakers should go against the will of the people of their own districts in order to pass a law that will cause them to get voted out of office, all for the good of the American people who don't want the law passed.
FOXNews.com - Pelosi: Lawmakers Should Sacrifice Jobs for Health Care
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged her colleagues to back a major overhaul of U.S. health care even if it threatens their political careers, a call to arms that underscores the issue's massive role in this election year.
Lawmakers sometimes must enact policies that, even if unpopular at the moment, will help the public, Pelosi said in an interview being broadcast Sunday the ABC News program "This Week."
"We're not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress," she said. "We're here to do the job for the American people.