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Friday, November 17, 2006

Self-destruction of the liberal left

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.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Once again good assessments Gibbs.
FTGF!

Anonymous said...

Murtha lost fair and square...it's something many republicans don't understand. This will be off the radar screen in less than a week.

Anonymous said...

Much ado about process.

Douglas V. Gibbs said...

The point is that as much as the far left desires to prove they have some kind of authority, people like Pelosi and Murtha are even too far to the left for many of the other members of the Democratic Party.

KurtP said...

I'm really surprised that the moderates had that kind of power. I'd have really suspect that if they were really non-Liberal, that they'd be ignored for the next two years.

Because
1- They aren't flaming Libs
-AND-
2- They're the new kids on the block with no seniority.

De'on Miller said...

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Best wishes in your writing career!

Anonymous said...

Hi Doug,

Good that you're looking on the bright side of things! Democrat bumbling will provide endless entertainment. We can keep prayerful and hope that they don't create too much havoc, death and moral destruction (their specialties)... In the meantime let's continue organizing for better days!

All the best,
D. Ox

Tom said...

Looks like the Ace-in-the-hole liberal plan to solve all the problems in Iraq (the Biden Plan) is not going to fly in Iraq. Old Joe Biden had the notion to divide the country into thirds. Equal parts for Kurds, Sunni and Shiite. I gotta admit that this would keep all of the three sections (countries) busy....just as long as the ammo held out!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, it's been a whole week and a half since the election, and Pelosi hasn't even ended the war yet!!!

Note to wingnuts; she's not even speaker yet.

Gunny John said...

That's right dudkitty. She'll really get her feelings hurt when she takes that seat.

Anonymous said...

Don't you wish. For a jarhead, you just sounded like a preteen girl.