Pelosi boils down winning back the House to A-B-C

June 28, 2012

Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House of Representatives, says her party can take a strategy to regaining a House majority that is as simple as A-B-C.

At the Reuters Washington Summit on Wednesday, Pelosi, the Minority Leader in the House, repeated her optimistic contention that her party has a 50/50 chance of winning back control, two years after a crushing defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections.

According to Pelosi’s 2012 campaign aphorism, “A” stands for American made and promoting policies to help reignite manufacturing in the United States. “B” is to build American infrastructure, including a focus on broadband, water systems and high-speed rail. “C” is for a sense of community, including a focus on police officers, firefighters and public safety.

“Right now the momentum is with us,” Pelosi said of the November elections, where her party needs a net gain of 25 seats to win back the majority. “It’s easier to win 25 seats than to hold 63,” she declared. “We have out-recruited the Republicans and we have fabulous candidates. This time we will be ready.”

Never one to mince words, Pelosi, who for two terms was the first woman Speaker of the House until her party was dumped from power in 2010, bemoaned many of the current Republicans in the House as “a rabid band of anti-government ideologues.”

“There are some words that have taken a beating under the Republicans, and one of them is compromise,” said Pelosi. “Obstruction is not just a tactic, it’s an agenda for them. “

Photo credit: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during the Reuters Washington Summit in Washington, June 27, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas


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The Democrats will need to run moderates to win back the house. The US is not going for the liberal agenda, unless the Democrats haven’t noticed over the last 2 years.

Posted by UnPartisan | Report as abusive

doesn’t feel too warm of fuzzy knowing the top ranking democrat in congress is a fascist

Posted by TexTide | Report as abusive

Fascist? Fascism is an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.

How you make Nancy Pelosi a fascist is only through putting the English language through a pretzel machine.

Her A-B-C plan for 2012 sounds pretty American, moderate and sensible to me.

Posted by LizR | Report as abusive

Read between the lines A = protectionism
B = more failed green jobs and plans that make her richer
C = more union jobs,

All she means bigger and bigger government that gets more and more expensive!!!

I for 1 do not want her back in charge. The democrats are too costly for the country

Posted by HADITx100 | Report as abusive

Moving day starts Nov 7 :) get dem boxez fulled up Missshheee we aint squattin here no mo!

Posted by justinolcb | Report as abusive

“Her A-B-C plan for 2012 sounds pretty American, moderate and sensible to me.”

Right. More goverment spending for “shovel ready jobs”, more money for the public unions, government, goverment, government.

Not a WORD about American business and free enterprise which happens to be THE economic engine that has made the US the richest country in the world.

Nancy Pelosi is a combination of clueless and selfish. All she’s trying to do is get back her power. The long term existance of America as we know and love it means NOTHING to this old shrew.

The Dems are dinosaurs with no ideas to bring to the table save the old ‘The rich are evil and you have a right to their money’ playbook. That’s why you haven’t seen a budget out of them in three years.

Sorry Nancy but you and your party are going to get spanked in November and you deserve everything you’re going to get.

Posted by Speedo | Report as abusive

Two keys to winning back the House by the Dems are women’s issues and senior’s issues. Pelosi’s ABC can be a sidebar.

Focus on the GOP funding student loans by cutting ACA funding mammograms, pap smears, contraceptives. Win their vote with life at conception ends birth control pill use. The idea a man can get between you and your doctor forcing invasive transvaginal ultrasounds is bad enough, having women pay for their own violation insult to injury.

Repeal of ACA is taking $600 from every senior with it’s help closing the doughnut hole. Future seniors will lose every penny they put into medicare, pay $6000 more out of pocket to buy private insurance that is nonexistent today for seniors. Not a single plan for seniors in the entire world covers half of what medicare does. With hundreds of millions of seniors in the world with some means, there is no health insurance for seniors available in private markets. Too much risk, too little return. To make returns viable the average cost would beyond reach for most seniors.

Posted by JamesChirico | Report as abusive