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Nancy Pelosi is doing fine Thank You……..

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is cheered after the House passed the health-care bill. Republicans laud her effectiveness even as they decry her politics.

[ Speaker Nancy Pelosi is cheered after the House passed the health-care bill. Republicans laud her effectiveness even as they decry her politics. ]

While Nancy Pelosi may not be popular out in the hustings…….

She is doing fine up on the Hill……

Actually, in this country not too many strong-willed women do well with the public anyways……

But Pelosi who everyone complained about a year ago …has found her way…….

She has held her own with the Senate with the Healthcare Bill and has adopted a policy of getting her bills wrapped up and then waiting for the Senate to come on board……

But under the Capitol dome, Pelosi is a towering figure, perhaps even a historic one. Capped by her central role in passing the landmark health-care bill in March, the California Democrat, 70, has transformed herself from the caricature of a millionaire liberal with impeccable fashion taste into a speaker on par with the revered Sam Rayburn, according to historians, pollsters and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Republicans betting on her unpopularity outside of Washington have made the speaker the face of their effort to retake the House this fall, asking donors to “Fire Nancy Pelosi” while showing images of her engulfed in flames. The first tests of that strategy will come later this month with the GOP trying to win two seats long held by Democrats in special elections in Pennsylvania and Hawaii.

But Pelosi girded for this fight years ago, when she outlined a four-step plan for a lasting Democratic control of the House. The first two steps came with winning the majority in 2006 and expanding it in 2008.

While hoping for big Democratic gains in the 2012 presidential election cycle, the goal this year is merely to “sustain” the majority. With the economy limping along, Democrats are bracing for deep losses but cannot afford to lose more than 40 seats. Pelosi said she’s ready for the fight.

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May 3, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , , | 2 Comments