Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Nancy Pelosi Grip Slipping? Democrat Caucus is Every Man for Himself Now?

A report out today says that Nancy is losing her grip...her power, among her Democrat Caucus. Understand that she is not losing "respect." No loss of respect, it's just that the House members are finding that an "every man for himself" strategy might work better for them in this election year.

But it’s making Pelosi’s life — and efforts to maintain Democratic unity — harder.

And it’s noteworthy, in part, because Pelosi’s signature strength has been a firmer hand than past Democratic leaders — an aptitude for wielding raw power in a consensus-minded caucus.
According to Politico, the Charlie Rangel Ethics Committee admonishment, demonstrates her waning authority:
But her inability — or unwillingness — to dictate when Rep. Charles Rangel would resign his Ways and Means Committee chairmanship and who would replace him is one sign that she is commanding the caucus with less authority.

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