Pelosi: A House Democratic majority is “very doable” this November

posted at 4:01 pm on September 5, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Well… her confidence, at least, is compelling. From the WashTimes:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t a mathematician, but on Wednesday she shared with reporters an intricate arithmetical formula that shows a “very doable” path for Democrats to win back the House in the November elections.

Most political experts and race forecasters predict Democrats will pick up up only a handful of the 25 seats needed to recapture the chamber from Republicans. But the California Democrat, while speaking at a breakfast news briefing Wednesday sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor, said the task is “very doable.” And her victory plan hinges on the 63 Republican-held seats won by President Obama four years ago.

Of the 18 Obama-won seats also carried by 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, Mrs. Pelosi says her party should win at least 12.

And of the 45 remaining seats, she said that, conservatively, her party should win one-third, or 15 seats. If her math proved true, the tally would be a pickup of 27 seats — two more than needed to win the House.

Uh huh. Of course, anything’s possible, I suppose, and who knows what might happen in the two remaining months until the election. But, if I absolutely had to put my money somewhere, at this moment I’d bet on the Congressional status quo remaining as-is. Just generally, with the national presidential poll numbers being so interminably close, I’m thinking Democrats may net a few House seats (and it seems like many of the pundits and pollsters concur), but I’m not sure I would count on the 27-seat swing Rep. Pelosi is looking for to jeopardize Boehner’s speakership. And as of July, at least, the Republicans are still besting their rivals in terms of campaign cash:

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) outpaced its Democratic rival in July fundraising, bringing in $11.7 million to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) $8.2 million.

The NRCC expanded its cash-on-hand edge as well, with $48.9 million in the bank to the DCCC’s $36.2 million. The committee whose party is in the majority usually has the edge in fundraising.

Anyhow, the Senate is in much closer contention for a change-up, with 23 Democratic and 10 Republican seats in the mix, and some tough toss-ups in presidential battleground states — gotta’ admit, I’m a wee bit more nervous about the Senate and obviously the presidency than I am about Pelosi’s prediction’s for an upset.


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Did I mis-read that, Pelosi is going to “do” the House Majority?

JFKY on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

In the same way that me dunking on a 10-ft rim is “doable.”

CDeb on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Note: This is the same idiot that didn’t think they would lose the House back in 2010. I can’t understand my democrats put up with that shrew.

rubberneck on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t a mathematician

nor a beautician…

nor a stateswoman…

nor a logician….

nor a theoreticist….

nor one in command of the truth…

aside from that, she is one helluva politician I can tell you that much.

ted c on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Pffft!

Sandra Fluke is more ‘doable’ than a Dem majority in the House.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Please never use doable and pelosi in the same sentence. :(

tom daschle concerned on September 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Romney winning New Jersey is also doable, given the right circumstances and a bit of luck. Doesn’t mean it’s gonna happen though…. but it’s more likely than Nan’s claws gripping the gavel anytime soon.

Gingotts on September 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM

And I remember she said she’d still be speaker in 2010.

JellyToast on September 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM

She scares me. I’m having nightmares.

faraway on September 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Pelosi: A House Democratic majority is “very doable” this November

As in “Debbie Does Dallas”?

Sandra Fluke is more ‘doable’ than a Dem majority in the House.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

I assume you mean that as a statement of fact rather than a commentary on the desirability of such action…

peski on September 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Nancy, that’s some fancy cipherin’ you’re doing.

I don’t think it’s going to happen

Philo Beddoe on September 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM

And I remember she said she’d still be speaker in 2010.

JellyToast on September 5, 2012 at 4:04 PM

She was, she didn’t lie…she didn’t hand over until January 2011.

JFKY on September 5, 2012 at 4:06 PM

So sad when senility sets in. Please tell BTW that the Dems aren’t gonna keep her as the House Minority Leader come next January.

Doughboy on September 5, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Pelosi: A House Democratic Marxist majority is “very doable” this November

For the love of GOD, Dorothy would you please drop a damned house on this witch already…

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

ted c on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

or a faithful Catholic

pambi on September 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

She flunked at swamp-cleaning.

stukinIL4now on September 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t a mathematician

nor a beautician…

nor a stateswoman…

nor a logician….

nor a theoreticist….

nor one in command of the truth…

aside from that, she is one helluva politician I can tell you that much.

ted c on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM
nor a human…

50sGuy on September 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

MATH IS HARD

Opposite Day on September 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Pelosi: A House Democratic majority is “very doable” this November

Question for you Nan. What’s your personal approval rating again??

Ummmm, yeah, thought so….

ToddPA on September 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Delusional + narcissist = optimism

dentarthurdent on September 5, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I assume you mean that as a statement of fact rather than a commentary on the desirability of such action…

peski on September 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM

You assume most correctly.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Oh dear the old harpy is out and about spewing her thing is she? Sure haven’t heard much from her in ages! If this old gal thinks she is gonna be soth again, the botox is doing it’s thing on the old brain of hers!
L

letget on September 5, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Of course, anything’s possible, I suppose, and who knows what might happen in the two remaining months until the election.

Iran , Egypt and Syria will attack Israel and Hussein will cheer on from the sidelines ?

burrata on September 5, 2012 at 4:09 PM

In other words, her strategy is “fool some of the people, enough of the time”.

MTF on September 5, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Dems will have to win back at least two or three of the 5 seats they lost in Pennsylvania in 2010, and that ain’t happening. They couldn’t even field serious candidates in any of them. They’re not going to beat Jon Runyan in New Jersey either. Obama carried all of these districts in 2008, but won’t this year.

rockmom on September 5, 2012 at 4:10 PM

I have said this before but it bears repeating

Pelosi’s crony capitalism with donors DEPENDS on her being Speaker. Pelosi HAS ALWAYS made backroom deals that only if elected Speaker she can keep.

I repeat, Pelosi MUST say she is getting the gavel or her vaunted fundraising ability DIES!!!

Regardless of circumstance PELOSI WILL say she is the next speaker to ANY group.

Note to ALlahpundit: THIS IS NOT A PREDICTION TO TAKE SERIOUSLY, IT IS PELOSI FUNDRAISING WITH CRONIES.

Conan on September 5, 2012 at 4:10 PM

I don’t want to hear doable and Nancy Pelosi in the same sentence.

Oil Can on September 5, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Did she hear this from Elizabeth Cady Stanton?

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Nancy, that’s some fancy cipherin’ you’re doing.

I don’t think it’s going to happen

Philo Beddoe on September 5, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Nought from nought makes nought…/Jethro

Bouncing Beatnik on September 5, 2012 at 4:12 PM

See—Botox does have a side effect.

dirtseller on September 5, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Nancy hasn’t been House Majority Leader for 2 years but her Congress is still doing the tax payer and future generations of tax payers.

gwelf on September 5, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Very DOABLE… but highly unlikely….

CynicalOptimist on September 5, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I wouldn’t do Pelosi on a bet!

itsspideyman on September 5, 2012 at 4:15 PM

This is a reminder of why we all have to work very hard to elect Republicans for the House of Representatives and the Senate.

While most of us are focused on the Presidential election, Nancy Pelosi is focused like a laser beam on getting her gavel, primo office, airplane, and title of Speaker of the House back.

Do not underestimate Nancy Pelosi’s ability to get Democrats elected.

Support Republican House and Senate candidates or expect Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to be the leaders of the House and the Senate in 2013.

wren on September 5, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Pelosi: A House Democratic majority is very D O A B L E” this November

TheClearRiver on September 5, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Dementia is a horrible thing.

kingsjester on September 5, 2012 at 4:15 PM

…Pelosi is going to screw up everthing for people who use Botox!…Hollywood, medical doctors for facial reconstruction…etc.
…the FDA will some day…point to Pelosi and make Botox unavailable because of the now evident side affects that were before unknown!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Only if the Dems lie, cheat, and steal to get enough votes.

So, yeah. I guess she has a point.

eucher on September 5, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Far as I know, no one in the MSM including Tingles, thinks the Dems can retake the House. If they did, they would be touting it endlessly.

Comical here, that Nancy can be so out of the ‘mainstream’ of her own fervent supporters and water-bearers.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I love LOVE that all the Dems have are these washed up has-beens and lies.

txhsmom on September 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Quick someone get the net and sraightjacket, the looney lady from San Fransico escaped again.

D-fusit on September 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Pelosi and DWS seem to be our two most effective weapons.

a capella on September 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t a mathematician

the hag isn’t much of anything except delusional…

RedInMD on September 5, 2012 at 4:18 PM

For Pelosi, the only thing that is “doable” is our rear-ends.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Key. Precincts.

DrSteve on September 5, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Sure it is dear. But first you’re going to have to climb Mt Everest……in the winter.

antipc on September 5, 2012 at 4:19 PM

And the Tampa Bay Bucs winning the Super Bowl is “doable” too, Nanzi…well until the actual NFL season starts.

Strike Hornet on September 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM

She’s a sad, ugly, old bag.

search4truth on September 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Nate Silver told her so.

bayview on September 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Sure, and Pelosi, Wasserman-Schmutz and Michelle O are not shrews. They are actually beautiful creatures.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Who built it? We did! The Democrats

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Goebbels laughs his dead azz off.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 4:23 PM

It must seriously gall loony Nancy that she can’t scream ‘racist!’ very time someone laughs at her silly accusations and pronouncements.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:24 PM

OT: wolfie wanted to make sure that everyone knows that mitt is in a mansion in vermont prepping for the debates…it’s not mitt’s, but wolfie wanted to you know nonetheless

pathetic

cmsinaz on September 5, 2012 at 4:25 PM

They won’t take my contraceptives away from me!

- Nancy Pelosi

;O)

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 4:25 PM

You believe that? Really? REALLY really?

Ok…

http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/contract/?contractId=639651

For a mere $0.98 per share you can bet on it. If it happens you get $10.00. That is more than a TENFOLD profit.

Sure that doesn’t look like much for a 2 month investment when you’re used to making insider trading deals as a politician; but it’s still not a bad ROI there for you.

gekkobear on September 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Nate Silver will come up with a model that shows Democrats have an 86% chance of taking the House in 3, 2, 1….

Granted, his models are idiotic and based on nothing more than his liberal desires, but it will be something.

milcus on September 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Slightly OT but where are thr trolls? I’ve been lurking around most of the day and they seem to be in hiding. Rough day to be a troll after abortionpalooza kicking off last night but still I thought some of them would surface by now. Scared of having to defend we all belong to the government and DWS lying her @ss off yesterday might be tough so…..

D-fusit on September 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Pffft!

Sandra Fluke is more ‘doable’ than a Dem majority in the House.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

We’re talking ‘stranded on a desert isle’ doable I gather?

roy_batty on September 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM

They won’t take my contraceptives away from me!

- Nancy Pelosi

;O)

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Her and liberal women like her are their own contraceptive.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Pelosi: A House Democratic majority is “very doable” this November

/refers to annual pelosi residence thanksgiving soiree

roy_batty on September 5, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Are you serious?! Are you serious?!

Christien on September 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Dream on, b*tch.

Pork-Chop on September 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Liberals don’t age well.

22044 on September 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Intravenous botox usage – its not for everybody.

- Nanzi Peloser

CorporatePiggy on September 5, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Pffft!

Sandra Fluke is more ‘doable’ than a Dem majority in the House.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Scary thought. I’m going to bleach my brain now.

Corporal Tunnel on September 5, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Another Robert Byrd/Ted Kennedy politician; Pelosi will have to be hooked up to a suite of machines when she’s 98 right there in the Congress building and she STILL won’t retire.

Bishop on September 5, 2012 at 4:33 PM

We’re talking ‘stranded on a desert isle’ doable I gather?

roy_batty on September 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM

In that scenario these are my only options:

1. a banana or coconut

2. walking home underwater

For Fluke herself, I imagine her only desire: The entire Democrat Party.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I’ll have what she is smoking!

SPGuy on September 5, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Slightly OT but where are thr trolls?

D-fusit on September 5, 2012 at 4:27 PM

If you miss them that much, I highly suggest you register to comment on barackobama.com or democrats.org. It can be a lot of fun.

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Scary thought. I’m going to bleach my brain now.

Corporal Tunnel on September 5, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Save your bleach for next time! I meant it’s easier to get Fluke than it is for the Dems to retake the House.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:35 PM

She said they were taking the house in ’10.

‘nuf said.

RedNewEnglander on September 5, 2012 at 4:37 PM

if picking up the house is so doable, why is Obama taking all the DNC campaign money for himself?

audiotom on September 5, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Anybody remember this classic from Election Day 2010?

Nancy Pelosi: Early Returns Suggest Dems On Pace To Keep House

JimLennon on September 5, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Her saying this nonsense, just shows how much of a game this is to her. She couldn’t care less, she’s made her $$$$ off the political gravy train, and is just doing it for fun now.

KMC1 on September 5, 2012 at 4:39 PM

“The Democrats will keep control of the House”.

Nancy Pelosi
2/28/2010

BROOMSTICK!

hillsoftx on September 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM

You get “nervous” due to your unhealthy proximity to Allahpundit. Remember to use hand sanitizer regularly and don’t forget to take your nerve medicine (single malt preferred).

As the preference cascade inevitably tips to Romney – last week Obama, behind in cash raised and with a withering burn rate for salary & rent, doubled his staff & offices in supposedly “solid Blue” state of New Mexico, which says it all – all the supposed “toss-up” Senate seats like Virginia, Wisconsin, Montana, Nevada, Arizona, & North Dakota will clarify to GOP pickups.

Don’t get cocky, but don’t be a weenie like AP either – unless you have a good supply of Depends for the next two months.

Adjoran on September 5, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I feel better about a republican gain in the NOR now that Nanzi Pelousi has said this.

jukin3 on September 5, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Did I mis-read that, Pelosi is going to “do” the House Majority?

Ewwwwwww!

hachiban on September 5, 2012 at 4:41 PM

See—Botox does have a side effect.

dirtseller on September 5, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Looks like it’s also sending her hairline back to the Chuckie Schoomer zone.

slickwillie2001 on September 5, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Pelosi: A House Democratic majority is “very doable” this November

I feel the same way about winning a Mega Millions jackpot – very doable.

bw222 on September 5, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Of course the democrats are on the up swing..that is why their key note speaker was a far left mayor from a strong democrat CITY, who realistically has no statewide political future Castro might someday be a congressman from a judicially mandated minority- majority district…….no governors on the rise….no Senators on the rise…..just the far left…

Is it just me or are there no Kennedy’s involved with the Obama 2012 convention?

The “future” of the democrat party is Nancy Pelosi…Harry Reid….and Hilary…and Sandra Fluke… Do you see why they are so depressed…

DVPTexFla on September 5, 2012 at 4:43 PM

OT: Any check out Brett Bair asking Durbin why the DNC took God out of their platform? Durbin didn’t want to answer and Bair wouldn’t let him of the hook. It was good stuff.

WisRich on September 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM

I didn’t build my face.

- Nancy Pelosi

OhEssYouCowboys on September 5, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Just fill out ballot and “we” will fill in who you voted for so you can find out who won when once they are sworn in.

tjexcite on September 5, 2012 at 4:45 PM

of s/b off

WisRich on September 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Pffft!

Sandra Fluke is more ‘doable’ than a Dem majority in the House.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM

We’re talking ‘stranded on a desert isle’ doable I gather?

roy_batty on September 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Even then, no freakin’ way. Not even with your d|ck…

affenhauer on September 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

If you miss them that much, I highly suggest you register to comment on barackobama.com or democrats.org. It can be a lot of fun.

steebo77 on September 5, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Not gonna do that, must keep BP in check Doc’s orders.

Plus it’s fun playing with ours.

D-fusit on September 5, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Thems some good drugs. Shame on her for bogarting them.

kim roy on September 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

“very doable” path for Democrats to win back the House in the November elections.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!

I needed than.

Tenwheeler on September 5, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Liberals don’t age well.

22044 on September 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Most liberal women don’t look very good when they are young or middle age either.

bw222 on September 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

gotta’ admit, I’m a wee bit more nervous about the Senate and obviously the presidency than I am about Pelosi’s prediction’s for an upset.

If the Dems would boot out the Chicago thugs, union bosses like Trumka, and the Communists they would be in much better shape.

Of course, if they had done that most of us wouldn’t be all that concerned and HA comments would be down 50% at least from where they are now.

There again, I don’t if there’d be any Democratic Party left.

Dr. ZhivBlago on September 5, 2012 at 4:52 PM

What exactly is the treasonous party planning for us the next few months?

SouthernGent on September 5, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Like Pelosi herself, this was once very doable…but now neither is.

Hucklebuck on September 5, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Strike Hornet on September 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM
And my beloved Cubbies Winning the WS Making the playoffs finishing above 500 is also ‘doable’.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 5, 2012 at 5:00 PM

It’s also “doable” that Romney wins California. About as likely as the Democrats re-taking the House.

But maybe Obama was listening to Pelosi when he said that Congress would be more willing to work with him after his re-election.

Steve Z on September 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

It is clear that Nancy is skipping some very vital meds…

Clearly, she remains out in left field…

(double pun: liberal left and baseball reference to Babe Ruth)

Khun Joe on September 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Sandra Fluke is more ‘doable’ than a Dem majority in the House.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM
We’re talking ‘stranded on a desert isle’ doable I gather?

roy_batty on September 5, 2012 at 4:28 PM
Even then, no freakin’ way. Not even with your d|ck…

affenhauer on September 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

If Sandra Fluke wasn’t “doable”, she wouldn’t need government-paid birth control! Problem solved!

Steve Z on September 5, 2012 at 5:11 PM

There is only ONE reason that the Democrats WILL NOT regain the House.

NANCY PELOSI.

GarandFan on September 5, 2012 at 5:36 PM

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