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  1. mmcbeat


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    Will Trump Acquittal Bring Pelosi Resignation?
    The pressure for Nancy Pelosi’s resignation as Speaker is on. Get the popcorn.
    Jeffrey Lord
    January 28, 2020
    The President wins, the Speaker loses.

    That was the net result of the drive-by then-Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich to impeach President Bill Clinton. Gingrich got his way, and the GOP-controlled House impeached the President.

    The fly in the ointment? The Senate had its trial of Clinton – and acquitted him. The November elections, in which House Republicans campaigned on the Clinton impeachment, turned into an unexpected disaster for House Republicans – they lost five seats when expected to increase their majority. But it was a personal disaster for Speaker Gingrich.

    The very next day after the election disaster, the Republican House Caucus revolted against their Speaker. Within a blink, Gingrich announced he would resign the Speakership – and his longtime Georgia House seat as well.

    As the Senate trial of President Trump proceeds, the inevitable question ensues. The President is overwhelmingly expected to be acquitted. Which means Nancy Pelosi and her Party of the Shampeachment will have lost.

    The pressure for Nancy Pelosi’s resignation as Speaker is on. Get the popcorn.

    It doesn’t take a wizard to predict that restless House Democrats, like their Republican predecessors in 1998, will finally revolt at Pelosi’s leadership – and demand her resignation from the Speakership.

    The House Democratic Caucus is effectively in the control of its far-left Members. Nancy Pelosi has the title, but Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad of left-wingers are calling the shots. Indeed, AOC herself has complained this way, saying of her party:

    “We don’t have a left party in the United States. The Democratic Party is not a left party. The Democratic Party is a center or center-conservative party.”

    Clearly, this is something Ocasio-Cortez is determined to change – and her first target is the House.

    Which means: the pressure for Nancy Pelosi’s resignation as Speaker is on.

    Get the popcorn.
  2. jeanderson

    jeanderson Making America great again! Platinum Member

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    Outside of her handling of the impeachment circus, I think the woman is not well. Seems every time I've seen her for the last month or so, she looks like she's on something. Heavy tranquilizers, booze, pain killers, I don't know. But she's not all there.
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  3. rj1939


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    The old Haney place
    Her demise should be on the national stage......................let her completely disgrace herself on camera. If she had any character or integrity, she would have exited long ago.
  4. bdcochran


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    I believe in giving credit when due. You don't have to like a person to do that.
    1. As a very much older person, she has had a good run as a politician, made money, provided for her family.
    2. She has maintained party discipline.
    3. She is not embarrassed by failures perceived by other people.

    People may have selective memories. The poor showing by Republicans in the 1998 Congressional elections, a reprimand from the House for Gingrich's ethics violation, pressure from Republican colleagues, and revelations of an extramarital affair with a congressional employee 23 years his junior resulted in Gingrich's resignation from the speakership on November 6, 1998.[4][5] He resigned altogether from the House on January 3, 1999.
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