First come the elections, and then th...

First come the elections, and then the musical chairs

There are 40 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 25, 2010, titled First come the elections, and then the musical chairs. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer participate in the signing ceremony for the $26 billion Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act in the U.S. Capitol August 10, 2010 in Washington, DC.

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“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#1 Oct 26, 2010
While it is possible that Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid would lose their leadership posts (and that would be a shame since they have accomplished more in the last two years than anyone in the last forty years), it is clear that the Democrats will not lose control of the House or the Senate.

The people are just now coming to realize the genius of Mr. Obama's economic programs and that without a majority in Congress, we might as well have two more years with the "Party of NO!" in charge again. It would be back to the failed policies of Bushco and Friends.

The people of the US want to move forward. They do not want to go back to the Republi-thug regime that failed them so miserably.
Chev Chelios

Atlantic, IA

#2 Oct 26, 2010
IrishMN wrote:
While it is possible that Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid would lose their leadership posts (and that would be a shame since they have accomplished more in the last two years than anyone in the last forty years), it is clear that the Democrats will not lose control of the House or the Senate.
The people are just now coming to realize the genius of Mr. Obama's economic programs and that without a majority in Congress, we might as well have two more years with the "Party of NO!" in charge again. It would be back to the failed policies of Bushco and Friends.
The people of the US want to move forward. They do not want to go back to the Republi-thug regime that failed them so miserably.
This one is your crowning glory! You get more funny and miore clever all the time. All this and its likely the SPPP has cut your hours/salary. What a troop. At any rate, a magnificent thing will happen in a week. The vile corrupt Pelosi will have to eat her hat and step down from "her" position of POWER!! To a self absorbed liberal elitist capitalist like she is, this must hurt worse than anything. Congrats next week USA, the toilet will be flushing, the referendum on the apolcolytic Obama disgrace will be loud and clear. The beginning of the death throes of liberalism. Thank God. Just look at the cataclysmic damage they have wrought in less than two years.
KTF

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Oct 26, 2010
nancy pelosi is the worst person in the world to hold such a high office. She is demented and needs to go, along with her counterpart harry reid. These two are trying to ruin this country with thier far left BS. Pelosi said that America needs to open its borders and we should do away with cows because of their methane gas.
Now it's the cows fault for global warming.
How did this fruitcake ever get elected?
IrishMN

Elk River, MN

#4 Oct 26, 2010
Pelosi is out no matter what next Tuesday. Even if dems win the house, they have promised to give Pelosi the boot. She needs to just focus on her facial treatments.
IrishMN

Elk River, MN

#5 Oct 26, 2010
IrishMN wrote:
While it is possible that Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Reid would lose their leadership posts (and that would be a shame since they have accomplished more in the last two years than anyone in the last forty years), it is clear that the Democrats will not lose control of the House or the Senate.
The people are just now coming to realize the genius of Mr. Obama's economic programs and that without a majority in Congress, we might as well have two more years with the "Party of NO!" in charge again. It would be back to the failed policies of Bushco and Friends.
The people of the US want to move forward. They do not want to go back to the Republi-thug regime that failed them so miserably.
Hey Irish, we should get together sometime so I can try to educate you. You might be too far gone, but there's still hope. Most of your comments are way out in left field.
PEEEEEEELOSI

Grand Forks, ND

#6 Oct 26, 2010
BUH BYE YOU EVIL BI!CH!
billy boy

Albany, OR

#7 Oct 26, 2010
Nancy will have more time to audition for extreme makeover. Take off your mask, Halloween is not until Sunday.
paddy691944

Mccomb, MS

#8 Oct 26, 2010
I thought ALL IRISH people were intelligent.....Now, even I am wrong

I PRAY FOR A CONSERVATIVE TAKEOVER......Let's reduce the size of our government by 30% over the next 3 years. Take a look at what's going on over in Europe. Socialism (BIG GOVERNMENT) does not work
Tired of it all

South Saint Paul, MN

#9 Oct 26, 2010
Bachmann for speaker of the house!!!
That would be some change we all could believe in.
ForReal

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Oct 26, 2010
Tired of it all wrote:
Bachmann for speaker of the house!!!
That would be some change we all could believe in.
Even main stream Republicans don't want anything to do with Michele. She may well keep her seat but Speaker? Not going to happen.
Jackie an Independent

Embarrass, MN

#12 Oct 26, 2010
Remember when the speaker of the house NP said, after years of historic deficits, this 110th congress will commit to this country a higher standard: Pay as you go, with no new deficit spending. She went on to say our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not mountains of debt, then turned around and since then, this administration has raised that debt by 5 trillion dollars to a staggering 13 trillion and counting. There is a mountain of debt we so high now for this country, we can't see over it from a airplane. It has come out today that in Las Vegas some voters are running in to some problems when as they bring their ballots up to vote, Harry Reids name is already checked. Remember the Al Franken fiasco, well this is just the beginng folks.
Buttomfly

Madison, WI

#13 Oct 26, 2010
Actually anyone over 75 years old and still in political office needs to go. Why should we pay for people to sit on their oxygen tanks and take naps when important legislation is passing? We need new blood, younger blood, people who have actually had to deal with todays world in the streets. Not some people who are chauffeured back and forth in town cars to their government jobs from their cushy live in maid mansions.

Listen to the candidates. There are some high spirited debates going on. Term limits should be implemented. Then lets vote and hold their feet to the fire to deliver on their promises.
Policy Shift

Fargo, ND

#14 Oct 26, 2010
Today, I'm really disappointed with American voters. We have an economy that could be doing better, a war that we're weary of, lots of families in need because of predatory bank lenders and bosses whose companies were going belly up, we have a growing number of high school dropouts emerging, an energy crisis that looms large in the rear view mirror, and our jobs have become too expensive for most large corporations to keep, namely because they are spending gobs and gobs of money on health care coverage.

But instead of LISTENING to every solution placed on the table and working for reconcilliation and negotiation, we've got voters trumpeting rebellion - death to Republicans, behead Democrats, down with Obama, out with old timers, bring back America like it was 1950 all over again. This sort of irrational logic just isn't what we need right now, proving once again that you know who you CAN work with when the going gets tough. The people you can't work with always jump ship first, without thinking, or even checking to see if the ship is out at sea or dry docked.

If we could have substantially reduced the cost of health care, SOME of the jobs that went overseas probably would have come back. But no!!! People were stubbornly up in arms about it, without realizing that our businesses pay the highest health care costs per person than the socialist countries do. How are we supposed to compete with Mexico or China with this on the books? We have a large budget shortfall and everybody wants to keep spending on a war in the middle east that has brought us ZERO tangible results. We're still in danger of a terrorist bombing today. That didn't end because we toppled Hussein and reorganized Iraq. Yet, instead of asking about those returns, people want to cut millions of Americans off who right now NEED THE HELP. I feel sorry for any one elected this year. Unrealistic expectations and such narrow views on everything can only lead to bad policy and their ouster two, four, and six years later.
Walter

Eden Prairie, MN

#15 Oct 26, 2010
Wow! POLITICO has actually produced an interesting and useful analysis.
Walter

Eden Prairie, MN

#16 Oct 26, 2010
Write-in JackShepard wrote:
If you are -MAD AS HELL!! With ALL politicians and want to be politicians for the U.S. CONGRESS-- THEN LET'S MAKE MUSIC!!!!!!
THEN write-in my name Jack Shepard in the WRITE-IN SPACE FOR THE >4th Congressional District, on Nov. 2, 2010 -please visit www.jackshepardforcongress.com for more info why
Jack Shepard Supports
1) I will work in Congress to End the military part of the Iraqi and Afghanistan Wars!
2 I will work in Congress for the National Legalization of Medical Marijuana!
3) I will work in Congress for comprehensive immigration reform including allowing Immigrants who live in America should have the right to become legally registered; and seasonal immigration visa’s will be available to support America’s Agricultural industry.
4) I will work in Congress to pass legislation, to immediate place renewed emphasis on ex-offender rehabilitation, instead of longer & more costly re-incarnation of non-violent offenders! I will work to pass legislation which will give massive tax credits for individuals, companies or corporations who hire ex-offenders to help them and America’s struggling economy.
5) I support the right to marry who you Love!
6) I support labor and especially Rosie the Riveter!
The Secretary of State Write-in form has already arrived at the Secretary of States office so your PROTEST VOTE AGAINST ALL CANDIDATES AMD MEMBERS OF CONGRESS FOR JACK SHEPARD WILL BE COUNTED.
DR. JACK SHEPARD- ALWAYS STANDING FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE 4TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT-WHERE I WAS BORN-LET’S SEE HOW MANY NONE OF THE ABOVE PROEST VOTES JACK SHEPARD GETS-
Yep. Let's write in a fugitive felon hiding in Italy.
Walter

Eden Prairie, MN

#17 Oct 26, 2010
ForReal wrote:
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Even main stream Republicans don't want anything to do with Michele. She may well keep her seat but Speaker? Not going to happen.
Which mainstream Pubbies want nothing to do with Bachmann?
Tony

Bradenton, FL

#18 Oct 26, 2010
First the elections

then musical chairs

then the SHAFT from a little different direction......

wake up people, nothing is going to change putting the same people back in charge of the country....

vote out ALL members of the House and the Senate with over 2 terms in office.

the career politians have proven year after year they can not do the job they are elected to do.

if you had a Doctor, Lawyer, employee that has screwed up for 10 20 30 40 years and your situation was getting worse every year.......would you keep them......HELL NO.....

get rid of the career politians......clean out the cesspool.
Dan Wesson Guy

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Oct 26, 2010
Bye Nancy!
Ironic

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Oct 26, 2010
First the Republicans shove NAFTA down our throats (On behalf of their corporate donars) with their "Contract With America" controlled Congress.

Now, after hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost to other countries, they want to blame it on Obama and the Democrats.

Do they really think we're that stupid?
Tired of it all

South Saint Paul, MN

#21 Oct 26, 2010
Ironic wrote:
First the Republicans shove NAFTA down our throats (On behalf of their corporate donars) with their "Contract With America" controlled Congress.
Now, after hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost to other countries, they want to blame it on Obama and the Democrats.
Do they really think we're that stupid?
Please remind me again. Which president pushed for that and then signed the bill into law?

Why I think it was the old dress stainer himself. So that sweetheart deal a bipartition deal. Sorry buddy to burst your bubble.

Some deal it is. He signs it so all our jobs go to Canada and
Mexico. Thanks Billy!!!!!

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