If and when Republicans win big on November 2 … the gifts might just keep on coming.
Time might have just provided even greater reason and emphasis for Republican, Conservative and Independents to vote on November 2, 2010 … Pelosi and others Democrats might retire if GOP wins big. Not able to cope with their drubbing, Pelosi and gang are going to take their toys and go home. God willing!
According to TIME, could Democrat House Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi be leaving the Congress? It is being speculated that if Republicans win big in the 2010 midterm elections and take of the House, not only will Pelosi lose her gavel and be relegated to the minority party, she might also opt to retire altogether. Pelso has been the liberal lightening rod of the Democrat party and if they are blown out, as is highly expected, it is thought that Pelosi would not necessarily be the Democrats minority leader.
If Democrats lose control of the House of Representatives next week, as most political observers expect, there is a good chance that the House Speaker will opt to spend time with her eight grandchildren rather than toil in the relative obscurity of the minority. Even if she wanted to stay on, it’s not at all clear that she would win the position of minority leader: seven Democratic incumbents and several candidates oppose her leadership …
A quick retirement is not an uncommon choice for the boss of the losing party; Newt Gingrich stepped down three days after losing five seats in 1998, saving his party a potentially divisive leadership election he could well have lost.
What better prize could their be for GOP voters than to have Pelosi not only lose her Speaker-ship, but watch her retire as well as not being able to cope with being in the minority. Along with her will go other Democrats who currently hold chairmanships not able to deal with the fact that they will be in the minority for years to come after the last two years of defying the will of WE THE PEOPLE. As Hot Air states, imagine a 60 seat pick up in 2010 turning into 75 a couple of months later.
It would appear that Don Surber refers to it as Dems take their ball and go home. The key here is that whether it is their toys or ball … DEMOCRATS GO HOME!
UPDATE I:Here is a rule of thumb for any dinosaur politician … if you have served over 5 terms as a US Rep and you have to put your own money into a campaign, in Barney Frank’s position 30 years and giving $200 K to his campaign, GO AWAY & RETIRE!!!