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    Default House democrats in dissaray?

    ""The effort is being led by Reps. Dan Boren of Oklahoma and Larry Kissell of North Carolina, moderates who have asked Pelosi to step down as leader of the party after the Nov. 2 election wipeout. In addition, a pair of liberals, Reps. Peter DeFazio of Oregon and Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, are pushing to postpone leadership elections, and dozens of Democrats have publicly or privately expressed reluctance to keep the California Democrat atop the leadership ladder."

    "Clyburn had decided to run against Rep. Steny Hoyer for the position of minority whip in the upcoming Congress, but was offered the role of assistant leader as it became clear he would not prevail in his campaign. Pelosi created the post in the House leadership team especially for Clyburn, to acknowledge the important role African-Americans play in the party."

    Anyways, what are your thoughts and predictions on the future leadership and control of the democrat party? Will Pelosi and satellites go or maintain power?

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    I think the efforts to turn Pelosi into a demon have been wildly successful, and obviously Boehner's going to be the new Speaker. Basically, there might be a few Pelosi talking points on the right here and there as leftovers from strong anti-Pelosi demogoguery, but now that she isn't Speaker, the fact is that people in generally aren't gonna care near as much about her.

    Frankly, House Democrats don't need to worry too much. Being the out party is a hell of a lot easier, politically, than being the party with power.

    Pelosi and co's immediate career is what it is, which is generally token opposition or counter-balance, and their home states are probably gonna keep sending them back until they step down (I mean, if they did this year, then they always will). Really, the big question is how things look in the next couple elections, and the question of whether Pelosi's rep is retrospectively remembered fondly or not in light of whatever Republicans in the house do. Basically, if her baggage starts looking good or bad in the next few years.
    Does he want a pillow for his head?

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