Via Theo Spark
Can you believe that Nancy Pelosi, somehow missing Tuesday’s message, is mulling a run for minority leader?
Good lord, it’s almost Too Good to Be True, says Jennifer Rubin:…
Can you imagine? The voters deliver a historic thumping, toss out more than 60 Democrats, and the survivors — in a demonstration of how clearly they understood the voters’ message — put Pelosi in charge of their caucus. Oh, and she is the most vilified Democrat on the scene, and perhaps the figure who appeared most frequently in campaign ads — for the other party.
Betsy says: Pelosi’s plans a gift for the GOP
What could be better for the Republicans to have Pelosi hang around as the liberal foil for what they’re doing? Usually the House Minority Leader remains obscure to the American public, but Pelosi already has great name recognition and low approval rates. John Boehner might not inspire excitement, but he’ll always have going for him the fact that he’s not Nancy Pelosi.
And Allahpundit is of the same mind: Great, great news: Pelosi might stay on as House minority leader
Blue Dogs like Heath Shuler and Jim Matheson are making noise about opposing her, but they’re now vastly outnumbered by lefties in the caucus. I’m sitting here trying to figure out what strategic angle I might be missing in all this, because it strikes me as simply impossible that this dead weight might actually be retained as the face of the Democratic House caucus. Her favorable rating among independents as of Sunday was eight percent. The GOP just won 60+ seats thanks to a national campaign targeting her above all other Democrats (Obama included) as the archvillain of the Beltway. The progressive caucus can’t possibly be so stupidly loyal as to saddle the party with her toxic numbers for the next House election in 2012 too — especially given their endless crowing vis-a-vis Palin and centrists. To put it in perspective, Palin’s favorables with Democrats are roughly the same as Pelosi’s are with independents. And yet here they are, all set to crown Nancy as the once and future leader of the pack. We can’t possibly be this lucky.
Perhaps we can’t.
The National Journal reports: Anger at Pelosi Likely to Topple Her, Senior Democrat Says
There is a seething anger within the House Democratic Caucus toward Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the heels of Tuesday’s election drubbing, and it will be very difficult for her to remain at the helm as minority leader, a senior House Democrat told National Journal today.
But the liberal Democrat, a Pelosi supporter and admirer who did not want to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue, said there has been little communication so far among Democrats about any specific successors to Pelosi.
The veteran lawmaker – who is himself not interested in a leadership job – said it is obvious to him that Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., wants to become the next minority leader, but predicted that others would emerge.
The lawmaker said those internal talks are stymied because Pelosi continues to provide no signal about what she plans to do. Ultimately, he said, Pelosi may not be given a choice.
We will soon find out if all vestiges of sanity have left the (Dem) House.
Election/voter fraud or gross incompetence is becoming apparent in Connecticut. Lauraw at AoSHQ hs been keeping an eye on the situation: Bridgeport Connecticut: Video From The Polls
See also, Slublog at AoSHQ: Surprise! Bag of Uncounted Ballots Found in CT Something is very, very wrong there.
Geoff has the new unemployment chart up: October 2010 Unemployment Rate – Not Much Change
Olbermann in the news…
Newsbusters: BREAKING: Keith Olbermann Donated Maximum Contribution to Three Democrats, possibly violating MSNBC’s ethics code.
Politico noted that on October 7, Olbermann had House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on his show to discuss Murdoch News Corp. donations to Republicans, and asked Clyburn: “Is there a legislative response to the idea that there is a national cable-news outlet that goes beyond having a point of view and actually starts to shill for partisan causes and actually starts to donate to partisan groups of one party?” Obviously, Keith should have been talking into the mirror — which you just know he does a lot.
The Blaze has the latest mental droppings from Obama pal, Bernardine Dohrn: Bill Ayers Wife: U.S. Gov‘t is ’Real Terrorist‘ While Right is ’Racist,‘ ’Armed,‘ and ’Hostile’:
Bernadine Dohrn, wife of Bill Ayers and co-founder of the radical left group Weather Underground, reportedly spoke with NewsClick India recently about her thoughts on America and called the right “racist,“ ”armed,“ ”hostile,“ and ”unspeakable.“ The clip ends with her saying that the American government is the ”real terrorist”: Watch the video at the Blaze.
“Dig it! First they killed those pigs, then they ate dinner in the same room with them. They even shoved a fork into the victim’s stomach! Wild!” The “War Council” ended with a formal declaration of war against “AmeriKKKa,” always spelled with three K’s to signify the United States’ allegedly ineradicable white racism.
She hasn’t changed much at all…
The Obama State Dept is ticking off our allies again: Obama’s state department to Indian officials; Show us your papers
High ranking officials from the state of Maharashtra were invited to an event at the Taj Mahal hotel with Mr. Obama, but were told that they would have to show their papers to get in. According to The Times of India:
Miffed by the US consulate demanding personal details like birth date, nationality and passport number, Maharashtra’s top politicians and bureaucrats have decided to pay it back in the same currency. While the home minister and the home secretary have declined to attend an event graced by President Barack Obama, four others, including chief minister Ashok Chavan and deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal, are mulling the same.
“We are shocked over the tone of the invitation letter. (US consul general Paul) Folmsbee expects Chavan and Bhujbal to produce their identity cards before entering the venue. They have been asked to submit their details like date of birth, nationality, passport and PAN to the consulate,” said a senior official on condition of anonymity. “We feel this is no way to treat the chief minister of a state. Chavan and Bhujbal are undecided on whether to attend the event.”
And Reason TV’s Nanny of the Month Award goes to….
You can. market. carrots!!1!!
Stay tuned, more to come.
See Right Klik for: Ten Buck Fridays: Victory Edition
Michelle Malkin: Voters speak: No to soak-the-rich schemes
My column today spotlights the defeat of a little-noticed initiative in Washington state pushed by left-wing class warriors — and what it portends for the punish-the-wealthy zealots in Washington, D.C. The results should embolden the GOP to demand all-or-nothing tax relief. The message: Stop the Obama tax increases. Stop the war on wealth and prosperity. Stop the Beltway job-killing machine (speaking of which, the latest jobless report is out and unemployment remains stuck at 9.6 percent).
Dingy Harry has already dug in. Get ready to rumble.
Scary Larry O’Donnell makes a stunning admission on Morning Joe: MSNBC‘s Lawrence O’Donnell Admits On-Air: ‘I am a Socialist’ video at link.
Moe Lane: The Matter of Pelosi.