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Mon Dec 13, 2021, 12:50 AM

Pelosi will stay around to lead House Democrats through the next election -- and perhaps beyond

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Source: CNN

(CNN)Speaker Nancy Pelosi will stay until at least after the midterm elections, extending her nearly 20-year run as the House's top Democrat after she turns 82 and, perhaps, beyond.

She is planning to file and run for reelection in her San Francisco district next year -- at least for now -- in keeping with her pattern of deciding about staying in Congress after the elections, when she likely will have won an 18th full term.

And sources familiar with Pelosi's thinking say she isn't ruling out the possibility of trying to stay in leadership after 2022, despite her original vow to leave as the top House Democrat. She'll devote much of next year to raising money for Democrats as they try to hold their narrow majority, those sources tell CNN, adding to the nearly $1 billion her office calculates she has already raised for Democrats in her time as leader.

The months of tortuous negotiations over President Joe Biden's legislative initiatives are inspiring a contradictory mix of emotions. Many House Democrats are more eager than ever to see the California Democrat go and give way to younger leadership. But even many of those same lawmakers are terrified that, without her, they will be consumed by squabbling instead of fighting back against House Republicans at a moment when the fundamentals of American democracy appear to be on the line.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/12/politics/nancy-pelosi-house-democrats-leadership-2022/index.html

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Reply Pelosi will stay around to lead House Democrats through the next election -- and perhaps beyond (Original post)
Polybius Dec 2021 OP
Grins Dec 2021 #1
Mawspam2 Dec 2021 #2
monkeyman1 Dec 2021 #3
gab13by13 Dec 2021 #8
pnwmom Dec 2021 #4
FarPoint Dec 2021 #9
mcar Dec 2021 #11
mahina Dec 2021 #5
betsuni Dec 2021 #6
Knight of the Middle Dec 2021 #7
LiberatedUSA Dec 2021 #10
Omaha Steve Dec 2021 #12

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 01:20 AM

1. This - is going to be a problem!

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Response to Grins (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 02:10 AM

2. Why? You'd rather have Steny Hoyer?

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Response to Mawspam2 (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 03:30 AM

3. I don't see a problem at all ! you a new one here & welcome !

 

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Response to monkeyman1 (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 09:27 AM

8. I don't judge a post by the number of posts,

I will take Speaker Pelosi over Steny Hoyer any day of the week. I am getting up there but I recall back when Steny and Jack Murtha were vying for the majority leader spot, as I recall Speaker Pelosi was in favor of Murtha. He was my rep and I got to meet him in DC he showed our group the House floor and took us into a conference room and listened to every one of us. He promised that the bill we were fighting against would not make it out of committee. Jack was a marine veteran and a staunch opponent of going into Iraq.
Jack had a sting operation run against him, the Republicans feared Jack because of his anti-Iraq war stance.
He died having routine gall bladder surgery, the surgeon accidentally nicked an artery so we have had Steny as the #2 Dem ever since, good man, but no Jack Murtha.

I guess I have prejudices against Steny because I was a Murtha fan and for that I apologize.

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Response to Grins (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 03:30 AM

4. It shouldn't be. She's proven that she's at the top of her game, and that's what we need right now.

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Response to Grins (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 09:35 AM

9. I'm perfectly fine with this .....

She has been fantastic....Thank You Speaker Pelosi

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Response to Grins (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 11:16 AM

11. Why?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 04:02 AM

5. Thank God. Anyone who disagrees,

Things fing change.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 05:02 AM

6. Good! She's the best at the job.

People keep criticizing Democrats for not being good at messaging, allowing/letting/not stopping the right-wing media empire to take over. Fundraising is important. Everything takes money to fund and Democrats don't have nutty/libertarian/movement conservatives with unlimited money to fund them like Republicans do. The bullshit about Democrats being corrupt because of campaign contributions is old, stupid populist bullshit.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 05:57 AM

7. GOOD

 

She's a kick-ass leader!

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 11:14 AM

10. Her experience and demeanor are needed in the coming years.

 

You donít change captains in the middle of a hurricane.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 13, 2021, 12:12 PM

12. After a review by forum hosts....LOCKING

More analysis than news. Can be posted in GD.

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