The far left spent a lot of time gloating over winning control over the House and Senate. One of the methods they used to accomplish the feat was with moderate Democrats. Now, it seems, Pelosi is unable to control them, or lead them.
Already she has scarred her leadership, or lack thereof, by proposing John Murtha to be the Majority Leader. Why is this suicidal for her? Murtha has proven he has no ethics. Then, one of the methods she used to try to gain approval for him was to directly urge Democratic freshmen who are dependent on her for key committee decisions to vote for Murtha. Her allies rejected John Murtha by a vote of 140 to 86, and then elected Steny Hoyer, a longtime Pelosi rival.
By trying to assert her leadership on her colleagues, Nancy Pelosi got slapped in the face, and her fellow Democrats rejected her move. B.S. games may have worked on the voters, but her peers are not biting. This was a humiliating defeat for Pelosi in her first effort to assert control over her party, and it is going to get worse. She forgot that control was gained by moderates and Blue Dog Democrats, and with her claiming to be a member of the far-left, she is in for strident opposition - especially now that they've been emboldened by Hoyer's appointment.
The next two years, if the left never quits with the inward fighting, should be quite entertaining, to say the least.