Nancy Pelosi faces new resistance from Democrats - Jonathan Allen and John Bresnahan - POLITICO.com
libs peter defazio and marcy kaptur and mike quigley and tim ryan (perpetual pelosi pal), dogs mike ross and jim matheson and dan boren and joe donnelly and heath shuler...Pelosi announced Friday that she’s running for minority leader in the new Congress, and her election still seems on track. But a movement by conservative Blue Dogs to block her ascent has picked up support from some liberals and even a handful of longtime Pelosi allies, who question whether she is the best person to lead the battered party in the House.
At least 15 Democrats have said publicly that they have lost faith in her ability to lead — a number backed up by as many as two dozen more who are indicating the same thing privately, while others haven’t yet taken sides.
Even the New York Times' editorial page has called on Pelosi to step aside.
try to see at least ONE move ahead---LOL!
she sure can't
the orange dude growsEven if she's able to stay atop the Democratic Caucus, she won't be in control of it — at least not the way she used to be. The drip-drip-drip of public defectors demonstrates that some of her troops no longer fear the repercussions of challenging her authority. And some clearly see political benefit in publicly thumbing their nose at the unpopular outgoing speaker.
Her loss of command means that incoming Speaker John Boehner will have a rich target of opportunity for wooing a bloc of disgruntled Democrats who may want to send a message on everything from taxes to spending to energy.
charlie stenholm, former 13 term rep from texas, original dog:
look forward: pelosi keeping her spot is gonna make super problematic the RECRUITMENT of candidates for 2012"See if there’s 10 of them or 15 or 20 of them. Put them together and see John Boehner and the Republican leadership … see if you can’t put together a compromise."
look ahead: the ugly hoyer-clyburn contest gets racial, the cbc kicking
are you sure these people know what they're doing?
meanwhile, the still palsied speakeress has declared NEXT WEDNESDAY as the day of her anointment