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House Gays Will Not Cross The Pelosi

Tammy Baldwin, Jared Polis, Barney Frank, and even the House’s newest gay David Cicilline, from Rhode Island, are all throwing their support behind Nancy Pelosi remaining the Democratic leader in the House, albeit in the minority role. Polis tells the Washington Blade: “She has been a longstanding and ardent supporter of the LGBT community and I will do anything to help continue her leadership. The speaker has led the Democrats out of the wilderness before and I am confident she can do it again.” There you have it: When the gays find their Moses, they are not bailing on her.

By:           jd
On:           Nov 9, 2010
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  • 4 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      She pushed throug with adding a repeal to DADT into the Pentagon Budget Bill over the objections of Frank and Obama. As far as I’m concerned, she did her job, Reid in the Senate was the failure for not just simply reconciling the bill and forcing it through.

      Nov 9, 2010 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted B. (Charging Rhino)
      Ted B. (Charging Rhino)

      If Pelosi stays-on to be the new Minority Leader in the House, that’s the best news the GOP and the Tea Party’s has since last Wednesday. Two more years of the political-mantra “Obama, Reid and Pelosi” should garentee BOTH the US Senate and the White House to the GOP in 2012.

      Nov 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted B. (Charging Rhino)
      Ted B. (Charging Rhino)

      If Pelosi stays-on to be the new Minority Leader in the House, that’s the best news the GOP and the Tea Party’s has since last Wednesday. Two more years of the political-mantra “Obama, Reid and Pelosi” should guarantee BOTH the US Senate and the White House to the GOP in 2012.

      Nov 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • reason
      reason

      @Cam: How can Reid reconcile the bill when the Senate has yet to pass any version of a bill? They cant reconcile a house bill with thin air, and they will not be able to bring the senate bill to debate without 60 votes. If they manage to get a bill through, the house is going to have to rubber stamp it. The GOP is going to try to add a poison pill if the bill gets that far to make it unpalatable to the House delaying the process in this narrow window. Thats one reason that Reid blocked them from marking up the bill originally, they could add something like execute illegals and I wouldn’t be surprised if some in this community wouldn’t have been angry if it didn’t pass. The GOP has the upper hand politically, and they have had it for awhile. The president made a gamble during his first year of putting his focus on health care and the economy and letting other priorities wait. I am sure when they got started they had no idea that a faction like the tea party would emerge emboldening the GOP to do nothing and damaging his image with the public. If he had know maybe he would have done things differently, but I agree when he said this is why big things like Health Care have never gotten done. It will also likely be why social security and immigration don’t get done, and both have the potential to do some serious long term damage to our country. A DADT fight in the 2010 defense authorization bill would have been a lot better then a fight in the 2011 defense authorization bill, but hindsight is 20/20. If anything everyone in this community should be contacting Sen. Levin to give him the courage to keep DADT repeal in the bill. The entire purpose of putting it in their was to force passage of the repeal which is the only way that the law could be repealed in this decade.

      Nov 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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