Pelosi: “I feel better” about taking back the House

posted at 3:41 pm on April 13, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Nancy Pelosi is getting cocky:

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday that strong evidence of a gender-based support disparity between Republicans and Democrats makes her feel “better” about the chances for Democrats to retake the House in November.

Pelosi ranked the chances as better than 50-50.

“I’ve always felt good about it,” she said Wednesday in San Francisco, according to theSan Francisco Chronicle. “But now I feel better.”

What specifically inspired Pelosi’s newfound confidence? She thinks Mitt Romney is overstating his case when he says that women have been disproportionately negatively affected by the Obama economy. (Oh yeah, and she thinks voters won’t like it that Republicans want to “slash funding for Medicare, health care and contraceptives.) Did Mitt Romney overstate the case, though? The San Francisco Chronicle, which first reported Pelosi’s chipper attitude toward the upcoming elections, misreported one of Romney’s claims. According to the Chronicle, Romney said that women constituted 92.3 percent of the current unemployed. In fact, Romney said that 92.3 percent of jobs lost under Obama were lost by women. There’s a difference. Even after PolitiFact rated that statement “mostly false,” the Romney camp still specifically insists it’s true. I’ve read both the PolitiFact account and the Romney camp’s response to PolitiFact’s rating and, not surprisingly, I stand with Romney on this one. Honestly, the figure itself is somewhat immaterial: The point is, Obama can talk a big talk on “women and the economy,” but the economy is the same for both men and women — and, under Obama, it has been lousy. The brief bits of good news we had early this year have since been overshadowed by last month’s poor jobs growth and other indicators of a still-weak economy.

By all means, let Pelosi feel confident. Maybe then she won’t work as hard as she’d need to to really engineer a comeback in the House — but I’m not too worried. Pelosi predicted the Supreme Court wouldn’t take seriously questions of Obamacare’s constitutionality, too …

(H/t Erika Johnsen)


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That House?

Bmore on April 13, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Nancy Pelosi… the Baghdad Bob of the Democratic Party.

RebeccaH on April 13, 2012 at 6:23 PM

The California Primary Election on June 5, 2012 will be a leading indicator of which party is likely to control the House of Representatives after the 2012 General Election.

California has over 50 Congressional Districts.

California will be using a “Top Two Candidates Open Primary” system for the first time for its June 5th Primary.

Since only the Top 2 candidates in the Primary election will advance to the General Election, it is very possible for 2 Democrats to be running against each other in November in many Congressional Districts.

That means that it is very possible that there will not be any Republican candidates for Congress on the November ballot in many Congressional Districts.

If we want Republican Congressional Candidates to appear on the November ballots, we need to support them to make sure they win enough votes to be 1st or 2nd in the Primary election.

On June 8, 2010, California voters approved Proposition 14, which created the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act.

Except for the office of U.S. President and county central committee offices, offices that used to be known as “partisan offices” (e.g., state constitutional offices, U.S. Congress, and state legislative offices) are now known as “voter-nominated” offices.

Under the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, all candidates running in a primary election, regardless of their party preference, will appear on a single Primary Election ballot and voters can vote for any candidate. The top two overall vote-getters – not the top vote-getter from each qualified party and anyone using the independent nomination process – will move on to the General Election.

Source: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/npp.htm

If we want to maintain or grow the Republican majority in the House, we need to be actively supporting Republican Congressional candidates in California NOW so they win a spot on the November ballot in the June 5th Primary!

wren on April 13, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Nanzi Pelozilla: the Norma Desmond of Congress.

However, I don’t feel sorry for her at all. Put her in the big house, not the nuthouse.

MisterElephant on April 13, 2012 at 7:09 PM

WHO is SKYTL, and why am I reading that they may be assigned to “count the U.S. ballots” in the Nov., 2012 election?

DixT on April 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

I watched the movie “THE IRON LADY” today. It was about a powerful female politician who after years of services was forced out of her position of power by people who wanted to change the direction of government. Reflecting a vote of no confidence in her ability to lead. In the end she became delusional and a figure to be pitied.
I swear it was the Nancy Pelosi story.

Sure didn’t seem like it was about anyone else no matter how some events appear to be attributed to another more beloved and effective historical leader of the 1980′s.

mechkiller_k on April 13, 2012 at 8:04 PM

John Boehner has a hammer, and he’s hammerin’ out freedom,
and he ain’t givin’ it back to Sister Nancy.

Steve Z on April 13, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Maybe its just me but everytime I see or hear her name SKANK is all I think about.For days.

docflash on April 13, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Nancy’s ready for her closeup, Mister DeMille!

CoolCzech on April 13, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Maybe its just me but everytime I see or hear her name SKANK is all I think about.For days.

docflash on April 13, 2012 at 8:24 PM

She strikes me as one of those old ladies that splashes on rosewater instead of bathing.

slickwillie2001 on April 13, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I think most of Congress is delusional but Nancy takes the cake. I’m sure there are some members who are doing the job they were elected to do, however, there are those that are in the news with their comments that make me wonder how the heck they were elected and Nancy is at the top of the class of nut cases.

mixplix on April 14, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Thank you brother this is a good point. The word needs to get out.The California Primary Election on June 5, 2012 will be a leading indicator of which party is likely to control the House of Representatives after the 2012 General Election.

California has over 50 Congressional Districts.

California will be using a “Top Two Candidates Open Primary” system for the first time for its June 5th Primary.

Since only the Top 2 candidates in the Primary election will advance to the General Election, it is very possible for 2 Democrats to be running against each other in November in many Congressional Districts.

That means that it is very possible that there will not be any Republican candidates for Congress on the November ballot in many Congressional Districts.

If we want Republican Congressional Candidates to appear on the November ballots, we need to support them to make sure they win enough votes to be 1st or 2nd in the Primary election.

On June 8, 2010, California voters approved Proposition 14, which created the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act.

Except for the office of U.S. President and county central committee offices, offices that used to be known as “partisan offices” (e.g., state constitutional offices, U.S. Congress, and state legislative offices) are now known as “voter-nominated” offices.

Under the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act, all candidates running in a primary election, regardless of their party preference, will appear on a single Primary Election ballot and voters can vote for any candidate. The top two overall vote-getters – not the top vote-getter from each qualified party and anyone using the independent nomination process – will move on to the General Election.

Source: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/npp.htm

If we want to maintain or grow the Republican majority in the House, we need to be actively supporting Republican Congressional candidates in California NOW so they win a spot on the November ballot in the June 5th Primary!

wren on April 13, 2012 at 6:46 PM

newportmike on April 14, 2012 at 7:03 AM

I am still occasionally amazed that Nancy Pelosi can still manage to string words together into semi-coherent thoughts.

What with sleeping upside down and the smell of guano and everything…….

Anti_anti on April 14, 2012 at 10:52 AM

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