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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

FRSFreeState: Nancy Pelosi: Why I'm Running Again For House Democratic Leader



So lets see I have this straight, Nancy Pelosi is running for reelection as House Minority Leader because. She believes that women need to continue to be empowered in America, in government and everywhere else. And somehow Leader Pelosi being a women herself obviously, that her keeping this role as the highest ranking women in Congress, House or Senate and either. Party would make it easier for this happen, so what Leader Pelosi is essentially doing is making. Her candidacy for reelection about her gender and thats hopefully not her best case for her being reelected, I don't have. Much doubt that Nancy Pelosi will be reelected as Minority Leader, unless some scandal hits her or House Democrats. Lose in another landslide again and are not only in the minority but buried in the minority where. They need to pickup 50-60 seats to win back the majority, she might be able to remain Leader of the House Democrats. Whether its either as Minority Leader or Speaker as long as she wants, the question is should she or. Are there better candidates for that job right now.

In an election where a President seeking reelection during the worst economy since the Great Depression. Not only gets reelected but by a blowout in the Electoral College and where Senate Democrats who are suppose. To lose their majority, actually pickup seats instead and where there are sixty plus House Tea Party Republicans, who probably have similar views on. Social issues as the Richard Mourdock's, Todd Akin's, Michelle Bachmann's and Rick Santorum's of. The World and House Democrats under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi, Jim Clyburn and Steny Hoyer's. Of the World are bringing up the rear as far as how Democrats did politically and there needs to be consequences for that. Sure you could put some blame on the gerrymandering of some of these House districts but the fact is House Democrats except for the ones who were reelected. And part of that has to do with Democratic gerrymandering as well, aren't connecting very well, House Democrats. When all the votes are counted, are maybe looking at picking up ten seats.

The top three Leaders of the House Democratic Caucus are all over seventy years old and in. Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson's case, pushing seventy years old,yes they are all. Healthy, vibrant, intelligent people who are still capable of serving their country and so fourth. But thats not the question, the question is are they best people to be running the House Democratic Caucus right now. I would argue with young but veteran House Democrats and Leaders like Chris Van Hollen and Xavier Becerra and a few others. That they aren't and that House Democrats need to look at replacing the current leadership, while they are still in. Position to take back the majority.

The New Republic: Opinion: Chuck Thompson: On Texas Secession: Be Careful What You Wish For

Don't Mess With Texas!
The New Republic: Opinion: Chuck Thompson: On Texas Secession: Be Careful What You Wish For

Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas even seceding from the United States. Who the hell needs them from my point of view. They need us so they can fund their own roads and for all that welfare insurance they get from taxpayers in wealthy states. So their people don’t starve and so their kids can go to school and so-fourth. And do we really need a Alabama and a Mississippi in the union, couldn’t we get by with just one of them, or how about they combine and become one state. And we would have on less ignorant state in the union. And do we really need to Carolinas and two Virginia’s? I’m not looking for Virginia to leave the union, but do we need a Virginia and a West Virginia.

West Virginia, is not seceding. Even they know like the rest of the country that they need America more than America needs them. But South Carolina might be a different story and the idea of an African-American, not only being elected, but reelected President of the United States, is appalling to a certain percentage of South Carolinians. And they may leave the country, some of the nuts in that state. My whole point about this is that the people in these states that are considering leaving the United States, good riddance. As far as I’m concern and maybe they can move somewhere and start some new Confederate Republic like they tried in the 1860s. And even if these states were to secede, which will never happen because even these states have enough intelligent people in them to know better.

People who were perhaps educated outside of these states, to understand that they need America more than we need them. That as much as they may bash the U.S. Government and public assistance, a lot of their people still need that. Just to get by. Which makes this whole discussion a little ridiculous, because this will never happen. Texas, won’t leave the United States. They have the most uninsured people in the country per-capita. They need us again for the public assistance that they collect. America, needs Texas to become energy independent. And get off of foreign oil. Which would be a boom for both our economy and foreign policy. But if these third-world American states in the Southeast want to take a hike, I’ll help them pack. And see how well they can do on their own.

The Hill: Alexander Bolton: House Speaker Boehner & Senate Minority Leader McConnell Face Tough Test

http://thehill.com/homenews/news/267755-boehner-mcconnell-face-tough-test

Senate Republicans need to consider challenging Mitch McConnell for his leadership and getting some fresh. Blood and a fresh approach in leading Senate Republicans because what they are currently doing is not working.