Theodore's World: Moderate Dems Line Up in Opposition to Pelosi's Bid for Minority Leader

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November 07, 2010

Moderate Dems Line Up in Opposition to Pelosi's Bid for Minority Leader

Moderate Dems Line Up in Opposition to Pelosi's Bid for Minority Leader

FOX News

In the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s stunning announcement on Friday that she will seek to remain as leader of the diminished House Democrats, moderate members of the party are beginning to line up in opposition.

Rep. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., said he was “disappointed that Speaker Pelosi is going to seek the position of Minority Leader.” North Carolina Rep. Larry Kissell’s office said he hopes Pelosi “will change her mind and step aside.”

Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma told Fox News that voters sent a message Tuesday that they want the Democratic Party to move in a new direction.

“They want someone to lead the party who is going to be bipartisan,” he said. “This is very disappointing for a lot of us in the center.”

But even some longtime supporters of Pelosi said she needed to step aside as the party leader. “I voted for everything she asked me to vote for,” said Rep. Albio Sires, D-N.J. “You know, sometimes in this business it’s difficult to know when to move on.”

“With all the losses that we had with governors and all the redistricting that’s going to be done, we don’t need the target,” Sires said, referring to the once-a-decade House redistricting process about to begin nationwide.

Several Democratic lawmakers in conservative districts had vowed to oppose Pelosi as speaker, but some of them lost their re-election bids all the same, making her bid to stay on as leader all the more likely.

Wild Thing's comment........

I was just wondering if these moderate dems have their obama's approval to say no to Pelosi. Just curious.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 7, 2010 06:47 AM


Let her stay on. She is helping to destroy the Dem. Party.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at November 7, 2010 09:26 AM

Hopefully the Dems will elect her minority leader. What better way to let the American People know they don't get it.

Posted by: BobF at November 7, 2010 09:30 AM

Yes it is really bugging the dems and that is always a good thing heh heh.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 8, 2010 03:36 AM