Defeated House Democrats Beg Pelosi to Step Down as Leader

Guy Benson
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Posted: Nov 08, 2010 1:21 PM
Fox News has obtained a letter circulating on Capitol Hill from unspecified defeated House Democrats to Madam Speaker.  Their forthright message: Nancy, for the good of the party, please go away.  They did not mince words:

Many of us want the chance to run again and reclaim the seats that we lost on Tuesday. With you as the leader of House Democrats, the hangover of 2010 stands no chance of subsiding. Many of us have run our last race but remain committed to our party; we want to help recruit successful candidates to run in our stead. Unfortunately, we fear that Republicans will further demonize you, and in so doing they will scare potential candidates out. The prospect of having to run against their own party leadership in addition to their Republican opponent is simply too daunting.

This is a difficult letter to write, because we admire your commitment, your drive, and your conviction. You have been an historic figure in our great nation, and for that we are all proud, as should you be. Nonetheless, we each experienced how Republican demonization of you and your leadership contributed to our defeat.

It is impossible not to judge the results of November 2nd as anything but a profound loss. We want to recover. Recovery of our majority in the House necessitates new leadership at the top of our party. We believe that you can and will play an extraordinary role in our party, and it is extremely unfortunate that Republicans have taken away your ability to lead as effectively as you are able. Nonetheless, one mark of a strong leader is the ability to discern when it is time to pass the baton. As defeated members, whose party needs to rebuild, we are counting on you to show the strength of your leadership in this dark hour. We ask that you step aside as leader of our party in the House.


Come now, Nancy; Don't let these washed-up has-beens rain on your parade.  You're a strong woman who passed Obamacare, cap and trade, and the stimulus.  You did your job, and it's not your fault, per se, that some weak sisters lost re-election bids.  How dare these losers try to push you around?  Plus, they won't even get a vote on the matter.  Stand tall, Nancy.  Ignore the know-nothings in your caucus -- and at the editorial board of the New York Times:

Ms. Pelosi announced on Friday that she would seek the post of House minority leader. That job is not a good match for her abilities in maneuvering legislation and trading votes, since Democrats will no longer be passing bills in the House. What they need is what Ms. Pelosi has been unable to provide: a clear and convincing voice to help Americans understand that Democratic policies are not bankrupting the country, advancing socialism or destroying freedom.

(Yes, how ever did these foolish voters come to internalize the ludicrous notion that Democratic policies are somehow bankrupting the country, advancing socialism, or destroying freedom?)