Comment by Jim Campbell, Citizen Journalist, Oath Keeper and Patriot.
Looking for an exit sign
Despite her wild prognostication that the democrats would remain in control of the Senate following the November 4th elections, it appears Nancy Pelosi’s career is burnt toast.
It would not be surprising to see her and many of her colleagues retire rather than spend another two years as the minority party.
San Francisco Chronicle
By Carolyn Lochhead
November 5, 2014
Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / Associated Press
California’s top three Democrats in Washington — all of them older than 70 and all with outsized influence on national policy that took decades to achieve — woke up Wednesday to crippled prospects and questions about their future in politics.
With the Republicans’ Senate takeover, Sen. Barbara Boxer, who turns 74 this month and must decide whether to run for re-election in two years, will hand the helm of the environment committee to outspoken climate-science denier Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 81, must relinquish the gavel of the Intelligence Committee, where she became a national heavyweight on defense policy and oversaw a years-long investigation into torture under the Bush administration that has yet to be made public.
But the stakes may be highest for former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 74, of San Francisco, the city where she retains deep roots and where she began her ascent more than 25 years ago to become the highest-ranking female politician in U.S. history.
The loss of at least 13 House seats in Tuesday’s elections gave Republicans their most lopsided majority in more than 80 years. That could dash Pelosi’s dream of serving again as speaker, next to the first female president, should her friend Hillary Rodham Clinton decide to run and win.
“The most difficult news for Democrats on Tuesday wasn’t the loss of the Senate,” said Dan Schnur, a veteran Republican campaign strategist and director of the Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California. “Rather, it was the additional losses in the House, because that makes the prospect of getting a majority back in 2016 much less likely.”
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