I will have to admit. It is fun seeing democrats eat their own. It will also be quite instructive as to the hypocrisy of Pelosi and the democrat majority should the blatantly corrupt Murtha actually end up as Majority Leader.
She will ensure that they [the Murtha camp] wins. This is hardball politics We are entering an era where when the Speaker instructs you what to do, you do it, he (Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) said. Yes, shes making calls to people. She is contacting people and letting them know that its an unequivocal letter.
Hoyers camp was aware of the calls, said one lawmaker supporting the Democratic whip.
Shes making calls, so dont be shocked, the lawmaker said.
Another House Democrat supporting Hoyer was incensed that Pelosi was exerting her influence in the caucus, asserting that it will further divide House Democrats.
Its an incredible display of hubris, the member said, using a phrase Pelosi herself sometimes employs. Its incredibly egotistical. We all got us here. We all got us to the promised land and Stenys not going to the promised land?
The member said regardless of who ultimately wins the Thursday election, the effect of Pelosi actively getting involved in the race would reverberate for some time.
Either way, its damaging, the member said. She will have a tremendous road to hoe to repair the damage shes done.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
The Murtha Kerfuffle: The DNC bloodletting continues...
Trying to hold onto the reins of a majority that was elected in part based on the promise of an ethically pure administration, Nancy Pelosi is dead set on ruling with an iron fist in order to get Jack Murtha, a congressman pegged as one of the 25 most corrupt legislators, the number two seat in the House of Representatives. According to the Hill, such actions by an upcoming Speaker are unprecedented, and are already starting to tear apart the upcoming democrat majority, even before their oaths of office have been taken:
Posted by Leo Pusateri at 11/15/2006 05:33:00 PM