When “Nasty” Pelosi swept into power as Speaker of the House after the 2008 election she made it a point to lord it over the Republicans and anyone else who got in her way. My lasting memory of this person was her getting up and applauding every keynote speech in the house made by one of the Democratic leaders.
One would think she was sitting on a tack.
Or a dildo.
In any case, she became the Democratic Hammer in the house.
This was the first step in the process of the Democrats losing the mid term election. Instead of becoming a unifier she became a polarizing agent. I believe that part of the reason the Republican’s joined ranks and basically refused to compromise was Nancy Pelosi. Queen of a day or in this case two years.
I am not a Republican or a Tea Partier (is that a word?) or a dyed in the wool Democrat. But I know bad leadership when I see it. She became the Democratic version of Dick Cheney (who is also out of power these days but is still luring off stage).
Now the Demo’s want her to step down but this old fool is clinging to her last thread of power which is the position of minority leader. She is being told that when a party looses an election the way the Democrats did, it is time for change. But she doesn’t want to hear it. Like our other friend (puke) Tony Hayward, her tongue makes her deaf to what is really going on. And like Tony Hayward, her time has come. Time to pay the piper. Time to step aside and become less relevant or suffer the fates of those who are run over by the judgment of history like “Tail Gunner” Joe back in the 1950′s. He didn’t listen either.
Nasty is nicer than Joe but not by much. Right now she is a dead weight to the Democratic Party. If they want to win back some votes in the next election, they will need to exile her back to her seat in the house where she can sit quietly for a time and contemplate the fact that she once held power, misused it and has suffered the consequences.