November 03, 2010
NYC Letter: Late Evening Schadenfreude
Day 651 of CHOPE
If Republicans want to campaign against what we've done by standing up for the status quo and for insurance companies over American families and businesses, that is a fight I want to have. (Applause.)
... And that's why I'll be out there waging a great campaign from one end of the country to the other, telling Americans with insurance or without what they stand to gain -- (applause)...
threatening Republicans with himself
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE
HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS RETREAT
WASHINGTON January 14, 2009 (White House)
November was going to be [We pause to recollect the forgotten word.] -- AWESOME! The Democratic House Caucus had bet it all on junk legislation and here was Mr. Obama smoothing out his 2008 coattails inviting everyone to grab his hem and hold tight. It was a sure thing. [Pause.] Wasn't it?
PELOSI SLAMS GIBBS AS 'POLITICALLY INEPT'
FOR SAYING DEMS MAY LOSE HOUSE IN NOVEMBER
WASHINGTON July 14, 2010 (HuffPo)
July 15, 2010 (WT) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday denied there was friction between House Democrats and the White House, downplaying reports that she has accused the president of ignoring their interests. Ms. Pelosi:There is absolutely no reason to think that the White House has been anything but cooperative with us in terms of our political efforts to retain (control of) Congress.
Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, added that House Democrats "have no better leader or advocate" than President Obama.
The speaker's comments contradict news reports this week that she and other House Democrats privately have accused the president of not doing enough to help vulnerable members during what is expected to be a tough election season for the party.
July 15, 2010 (WaPo) - In a new fundraising email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Pelosi guarantees in no uncertain terms that Democrats will retain control of the House of Representatives.Here is what will happen in November. Democrats will keep control of the House. Period.
WASHINGTON August 1, 2010 (Roll Call) - Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed concerns that Democrats could lose control of the House in this fall’s elections, and the California Democrat argued that her party will do much better than has been predicted.
September 14, 2010 (CNN) - On her way in to meet with Democrats just returning to Capitol Hill after a six-week summer break, Pelosi told reporters she was confident in her party's chances of prevailing in November's congressional elections. Ms. Pelosi:I am not yielding one grain of sand. I want to have the same big, strong majority that we have.
Right up to the very end Ms. Pelosi beamed.
Good afternoon. This afternoon we are very confident in our candidates and the message they are delivering to preserve social security, to make it in America, to fight for the middle class. Ah, Mr., ah, a, Van Hollen, our chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, will have something to say about returns we are seeing thus far, ah, but with the early returns and the overwhelming number of Democrats who are coming out, ah, we're on pace to, a, maintain the majority in the House of Representatives. ... And we're very proud of the hundreds of thousands of volunteers [!] who are -- as we speak -- knocking on doors, ringing doorbells, making phone calls to get out the vote for a great Democratic victory.
Mr. Van Hollen chimes in:
Well, ah, as the speaker said, as we're gathered here and as we speak, ah, millions of voters around the country are proving the Washington pundits absolutely wrong. You see high levels of energy on the Democratic side. Ah, we saw this early on in the early vote, ah, that was submitted where Democratic early votes were ahead of projections, ah, and now you're seeing strong turnouts by Democrats across, ah, the country in voting today. Ah, and so, all this talk that we heard from Washington trying to project the outcome of this election was so obviously premature. This thing is not over. In fact the voters are sending the opposite message.
And 60 less House seats later.
REPUBLICANS WIN CONTROL OF HOUSE
WITH HISTORIC GAINS
GOP Expected To Pick Up 60 To 70
Seats In House, ABC News Projects
WASHINGTON November 2, 2010 (WT)
WASHINGTON November 3, 2010 (WT) - While the losses of 16 freshmen "Obama babies" — those elected during the president's 2008 sweep — were expected, the number of long-serving Democrats who lost re-election this week is staggering, and suggests a widespread dissatisfaction with Washington.
All told, with about a dozen races still uncalled, Democrats have already shed 376 years of congressional experience, and that could go as high as 430 years if five other Democrats lose races in which returns show they are trailing.
BOEHNER: OBAMA/PELOSI AGENDA
REJECTED BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
WASHINGTON November 3, 2010 (ABC News)
VOTERS SAY THEY CAST THEIR BALLOTS
AGAINST OBAMA, PELOSI
Disenchantment With Economy,
Health Care Swept GOP To Victory
November 3, 2010 (NBC News)
The electorate returns Ms. Pelosi's Christmas present.Posted by Damian at November 3, 2010 09:00 PM