Conservative Democrats Want Ike Skelton (MO-D) to Replace Speaker Nancy Pelosi


Trouble in Paradise for Pelosi and Democrats …

According to an article by The Hill, US Representative Gene Taylor would like to see Democrat Ike Skelton of Missouri replace Nancy Pelosi as Speaker next year. Many conservative Democrats, if there is a such thing anymore in the Democrat party, would like to see a similar change occur as a move away from the far left leaning Nancy Pelosi. However, the American voters have a change in mind of their own, a switch from Democrat Speaker Pelosi to the Republicans after they take over the US House of Representatives in this years 2010 midterm election.

It was not too long ago following the 2008 elections that Democrats had an overwhelming majority in the House. Since then it has been a disaster as once presented with this majority, they went against the will of the people. Even within their own ranks, there are rumblings.  Now they are faced with a midterm election where they could lose seats of epic and historic proportion.

Nancy Pelosi, too liberal for Democrats

Taylor told The Hill that he’d like to see Skelton, a Missouri Democrat and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if Democrats retain a slimmer hold on the House after the November elections.

Taylor’s suggestion reflects a broader sentiment among conservative Democrats that Pelosi is too liberal and indicates she may not win unanimous support from the caucus in 2011, as she did in 2007 and 2009. A number of House Democrats in tight re-election battles, including Reps. Bobby Bright (Ala.), Walt Minnick (Idaho), and Chet Edwards (Texas), have not committed to voting for Pelosi as Speaker.

“My ideal candidate for Speaker would be Ike Skelton,” Taylor said in an interview.

Interesting enough, was Nancy Pelosi too liberal when House Democrats unanimously voted her Speaker? What did conservative Democrats think they were going to get from a San Francisco, CA liberal? However, Pelosi, Reid and Obama have become the symbol of the Far Left wing of the Democrat party and the reason why do many Dems in the upcoming election are trying to distance them selves from them and Democrat party affiliation.

Presently in the RCP average polling of the Generic Congressional Ballot, the GOP has a 4.3% lead, including a 10% point lead for Republicans in Rasmussen and a 9% lead in a CNN/Opinion Research poll. The American voters appear to have an idea of what party they want the next Speaker of the House to come from and its is not a Donkey.

One thing to look forward to following the 2010 elections is how many conservative Democrats might switch party affiliation to Republican.

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Conservative Democrats Want Ike Skelton (MO-D) to Replace Speaker Nancy Pelosi”

    1. Scared Monkeys on September 27th, 2010 7:26 am

      American voters do not just want a different Democrat speaker, they want a Speaker from another party.

      Pelosi will soon be relegated to a back bencher.

    2. jodyo on September 27th, 2010 8:39 am

      When and if the less liberal Democrats (NOT conservative, as there is no such thing in D.C. as a conservative Democrat) change to the Republican party, all they do is drag the Republican caucus to the left. I seriously doubt there will be a number of party changers like ’94 if the Republicans take over the House. There was an MD from AL (maybe GA or Miss) who changed parties recently over Obamacare and lost his primary to run this year. All these less liberal Democrats have that guy and Specter as examples of what usually happens to party changers.

    3. Rusty Bridges on September 27th, 2010 8:54 am

      One skeleton for another, no thanks.

      We need Americans in congress.

    4. NGBoston on September 27th, 2010 10:22 am

      For crying out loud, even Scooby Doo or Shaggy would make a better House Speaker than Nancy Pelosi.

      Just keeping it real- no one I know- Rep or Dem genuinely or even remotely “likes” Madame Speaker Pelosi.

      The correct adjective would be “dislikes”

    5. Hopalong Cassidy on September 27th, 2010 2:50 pm

      The Dems won’t need to worry about who the next Speaker is, the voters will take care of that on November 2nd when the Republicans gain a majority. Nancy Pelosi ought to concern herself with finding a good criminal defense attorney so she will be prepared when January comes around and the investigations into her criminal activities begin.

    6. A Texas Grandfather on September 27th, 2010 5:37 pm

      How about the title of House Minority Leader for the gentleman.

    7. dennisintn on September 27th, 2010 7:26 pm

      remember sol alinsky’s rules? democrats have been told to lie cheat, and steal if necessary to win in november. if they think they have to burn pelosi, reid, and obama in effigy for votes, they’ll gladly do it.
      then after the election, they’re right back to the spend, spend, spend policies and pelosi will remain in charge. a vote for any democrat candidate is a vote for pelosi. in the senate race, a vote for any democrat senatorial candidate is a vote for reid. not voting at all is the same as a vote for pelosi and reid. remember acorn, whatever their new name is now, and the labor unions will do whatever they have to do to get dems. elected.

    8. Paula on September 28th, 2010 11:14 am

      I really think Pelosi is insane and delusional.

    9. John on October 13th, 2010 3:14 pm

      Fun American History fact:

      The Speaker of the House does not have to be a member of the House. There are no Constitutional requirements for the Speaker other than being chosen by the members of the House.

      Perhaps it could be someone not even in DC…

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