House Democrats Distancing Themselves from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Just in Time for the Midterm Elections


How convenient, suddenly when its election time, House Democrats start to distance themselves from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Does anyone really think that if Democrats remained in power in the House that all these Democrats would not line up right behind her again?

My what a difference 19 months makes. With the midterm elections less than 50 days away,many House Democrats are trying to abandon the Good Ship Pelosito save their political careers. Could these House Democrats be doing this at the 11th hour to save their political skin? Oh, never, it is becauseof their political core belief conviction. House Democrats have blindly followed Nancy Pelosi and President Obama down the primrose pathand now its time to get your just desserts. Now at the last moments prior to the 2010 midterm elections, House Democrats are running away from President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Little more than two years after she touted him for the vice presidential nomination, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cannot count on the support of Rep. Chet Edwards.

Edwards, a conservative Democrat trying win an 11th term representing this area southwest of Dallas, said he has not made up his mind whether he would support Pelosi (D-Calif.) for another term as speaker, as he comes under fire back home for his close ties to the Democratic leader.

Every poll that matters has the Generic Congressional ballot in favor of Republicans and in some cases a record number. Even worse for Democrats is the enthusiasm gap advantage for the  GOP.

Isn’t this rather typical and gutless of House Democrats. They will talk a big game to the voters of how they are so independent of the House leadership and Nancy Pelosi, yet they will not come out and say to their constituents that they will not support herin a vote for Speaker?

With the balance of the House in question and no one knowing whether Democrats or Republicans will gain control, no Democrats are taking a stand of courage and conviction to take on Pelosi or the Democrat leadership. What bravery. Talk about making a couragous stand, not. This is where House Democrats are so disingenuous to the American voters. If by some disastrous event, Democrats ever remained in control of the House, all of these whiners distancing themselves from Pelosi would be right back in line behind her.

“No, I’ve made no commitments for speaker. Until we see the outcome of this election, I don’t even know who will be running for speaker,” Edwards said in an interview while campaigning Saturday in this small town of 5,000 southwest of Waco.

Democrats from a number of states, including Texas, Ohio and North Carolina, are running away from Pelosi in a harsh political climate. Distancing one’s self from the speaker is nothing new for many Democrats, including Edwards, but the number of incumbents and the volume of their criticism of the party House leader is larger than it has been in past election cycles – and the volume of their criticism is louder.

What is the real reason why House Democrats are suddenly being vocal about their disdain for Pelosi? Political survival of course. House Democrats like Chet Edwards (US Rep-TX) are on the political endangered species list in 2010. We already know how Americans feel and rate the Democrat lead Congress … is that an approval rating or a voting age?

Edwards, rated by independent political analysts as one of the 10 Democrats whose seat is most endangered, goes further than most of his colleagues. He openly critiques his party’s entire agenda, saying its leaders “overreached” after the 2008 elections.

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “House Democrats Distancing Themselves from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Just in Time for the Midterm Elections”

    1. NGBoston on September 20th, 2010 7:26 am

      If I lived in the land of OZ, spearhead by the Wicked Witch of the House- I would be hooking up with a ride on the nearest lear jet/broom and get away from her as fast as possible, too.

      Nancy Pelosi is poison of the worst kind. Completely disgraceful and an embarrassment to women in Politics everywhere.

      Step aside, Madame Speaker- you suck!

    2. rightknight on September 20th, 2010 8:55 am

      A study in overt abuse of power
      and lack of any semblance of
      attempt to represent We the
      People. Audacity of ignorance
      at best.

    3. Doselady on September 20th, 2010 3:26 pm

      OMG, you must not scare me on Monday morning with that horrible picture of the wicked witch of San Francisco.

    4. George Vreeland Hill on October 18th, 2010 8:11 pm

      I support Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats.
      The Dems have gotten us out of economic messes before, and they will do so this time.
      Remember that it was the Republican Party that put us in this mess in the first place.
      The GOP sat there while the economy was sinking like Bush sat in a chair reading an upside down book during 9/11.
      The Democrats are trying to fix things, but the fact is that it will take more than two years to get us back on track.
      The Republicans point fingers and say the Dems are doing nothing or not enough, but they will not admit that this depression/recession is their fault.
      The corrupt Republicans stole, lied, laughed and got rich while America suffered.
      Now they want to get back in power.
      NO WAY!
      We will not forget the Bush years and the GOP buddy system.
      Think when you vote and don’t panic like the Republicans want you to do.
      Continue taking this country back from them.
      Your freedom and future are on the line.
      Vote Democrat.
      I am,

      George Vreeland Hill
      SM: well good for you Goerge, where should we send the box of tissues on November 2, election eve?

      The corrupt GOP … hahaha, who was going to drain the swamp? Oh that was you pal Nancy Pelosi. So what happened to those ethics hjearings for Rangel and Waters that were supposed to take place before the election? Who got rich off the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac scandals? Who made sweet heart deals with Countrywide mortage and had to retire … ah dem Chris Dodd.

      Please … Reid will be retired and Pelosi will become a backbencher.

      Hey Barack … I see 2012 from my window.

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