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Nancy Pelosi Claims She’s Got the Votes to be Next Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi Claims She’s Got the Votes to be Next Speaker of the House

Just in time for Christmas!

Thursday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi claimed she had enough votes to reclaim the Speaker’s gavel.

The announcement reads like an attempt to quell a growing rebellion from younger Democrat lawmakers.

From the NYT:

Representative Nancy Pelosi asserted Thursday that she has enough support among her colleagues to become the next speaker of the House, as the first hint of opposition emerged from an Ohio Democrat, Representative Marcia Fudge, who said she is considering a run.

“Come on in, the water’s warm,” Ms. Pelosi said, dismissing the notion that Ms. Fudge was a threat. Asked if she had the 218 votes necessary to win the speakership, she said emphatically, “Yes.”

Ms. Pelosi is an exceptionally skilled politician, and many Democrats say she remains the odds-on favorite to return to the post in January. Her comments came as the fight over whether she should be speaker is heating up among her colleagues, exposing deep divisions over the role of gender in leadership at a time when a so-called pink wave put the party back in the House majority.

On Wednesday, some of Ms. Pelosi’s critics — who have been pilloried as #FiveWhiteGuys on Twitter — floated the idea of putting another woman in the job, and named Ms. Fudge, a former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Though many Democrats do not regard Ms. Fudge as a serious challenge to Ms. Pelosi, any opposition could complicate life for her, because a number of Democrats have said that while they are undecided, they have no one else to vote for. A bid by Ms. Fudge would give them an option. And more than a dozen Democrats have already said that they oppose Ms. Pelosi, who is from California.

As these things go, this is the best possible scenario for Republicans after losing the House in the midterms. Pelosi is a political character everyone on the right loves to hate.

So please, by all means, give her the gavel and microphone again.


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Nancy Pelosi has a far better idea of how the world works and how government works than the likes of Occasional Fiasco and her socialist/communist buddies. Also I think deep down inside Pelosi actually likes her country. Many democrats don’t.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Anchovy. | November 15, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    LOL Thanks for the great laughs.

    Something tells me however, that if Nancy gets it, it will be her biggest regret in her long, long, long, long life.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Anchovy. | November 16, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Her country along with the voters that are either corrupt or clueless enabled her to be in the 1%.

Here’s what I wonder. When Nancy bangs her gavel on AOC’s head, will it sound like:

A) A coconut
B) A gong

And for extra credit, will her eyes roll like black marbles in a centrifuge?

Fudge would be more apropo for these democrats.

I think Trump loves the idea of Pelosi as Speaker. She is a great motivator for Republican voters and swing voters.

I believe she is in early stages of dementia of some kind, I mean other than just being a crazy leftist, she has trouble speaking frequently, blanks out, in similar mode to Hillary.

I guess mental illness is an enhancement in the leftist National Socialist party.

Ms. Pelosi is an exceptionally skilled politician

A cute way to note that a person of no notable intelligence or history of achievements (like, say, winning a major war) can still float to the top of the political pile, like an oil slick on a pond, or you-know-what at a sewage treatment plant.

buckeyeminuteman | November 16, 2018 at 3:16 pm

So do all members of the House vote on a speaker, or just the party that has the majority? If the GOP secretly all agree on one Rep to vote for and the Dems are full of in-fighting; would it be possible to get a GOP speaker?

How many votes are stashed in the trunk of her limousine?