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Pelosi Election

Making her first public remarks since the Democrats were routed in the midterm elections, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused the media of sexism for questioning her decision to run again for her post, despite losing the last two midterm elections and pushing the Democrats into the minority.

Pelosi was asked if she had given any thought to stepping down after losing those elections. She used the opportunity to turn that around and accuse the media of sexism.

When was the day you said to Mitch McConnell when they lost the Senate three times in a row, lost control in taking back the Senate three times in a row—‘Aren’t you getting a little old Mitch? Shouldn’t you step aside?’ Have you ever asked him that question?

That answer would be fine if Pelosi had been asked about her age, but she wasn’t. Instead she chose to twist the question to make a spurious charge of sexism and avoid answering the real question about whether or not she thinks she should continue as the Minority Leader, considering the drubbing the Democrats have taken in the last two midterm elections.

Pelosi did say that she is here as “long as the members want me to be here,” and that she isn’t on a schedule, “except on a mission to get a job done.”

I assume that mission is to return the Democrats to power in the House. But on that score, she has failed miserably, as the GOP will apparently have a 55 seat advantage in the next Congress, making it extremely difficult if not virtually impossible to overtake the Republicans in 2016.

That’s not sexism, it’s incompetence. On second thought, maybe she doesn’t deserve all the blame. After all, she did have to try to sell President Obama’s radical agenda to the American people, and that was probably too much for anyone to overcome.

 





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