August 4, 2009

DAREN'T HOOT AT THE HUMORLESS:

Left is miffed at Pelosi over her comment (Mike Soraghan and Jared Allen, 08/03/09, Politico)

House liberals are offended that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) mocked their threats to oppose a Democratic healthcare bill, saying leaders are underestimating their frustration over a deal cut with centrist Blue Dogs.

In a session with reporters before leaving for the August recess, Pelosi said, “Are you asking me are progressives going to vote against universal, quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans? No way.” Her directness elicited laughter in the room.

Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), co-chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, on Monday expressed outrage at the comments and said her group is being “laughed at.”


It's a pretty basic political calculus: the "progressive" seats are unlosable while the Blue Dog seats are hardly retainable.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 4, 2009 10:16 AM
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