Nancy Pelosi suffers a major defeat right off the bat.Ã‚ Ã‚ Madame Speaker, maybe you haven’t a clue why the midterm elections went the way they did. If you bet on Pelosi backed John Murtha as the next Democratic House Majority leader, you lose.
Spin it anyway you want Madame Speaker Pelosi, you just lost some major street cred. House Democrats defied Nancy Pelosi and named Maryland Representative Stenny Hoyer as House Majority leader. This after Nancy Pelosi openly backed and stumped for John Murtha.
Steny Hoyer was elected 149 -86 over Murtha. That’s going to leave a mark. This has to be one of the most foolish moves ever by a Speaker-elect. Nancy Pelosi’s boy got 37% of the House Democrat’s vote after Pelosi vigorously backed him. Nancy, can we say you have no mandate?
His margin of victory reflected a pre-election strategy in which he showcased support from moderates, veteran lawmakers in line to become committee chairmen and more than half of the incoming freshman class Ã¢â‚¬” the majority-makers whose victories on Election Day gave the party control of the House.
(Ok, yes that would be loss #1, but I’m really a moderate & bi-partisanÃ‚ )
Seems that Nancy Pelosi and DemocratsÃ‚ will learn the hard way that maybe its not just the President or the Republican Congress that voters were upset with. Maybe it was liberalism as well.
Others covering the woodshed results:
Hot Air: Hoyer humiliates Pelosi, defeats Murtha, 149-86
The Confederate Yankee: Priceless
Wizbang: Pelosi Loses