House Democrats keep Nancy Pelosi as their leader

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  • Utah Observer West Jordan, Utah
    Nov. 17, 2010 8:08 p.m.

    In another article, it stated that Matheson nominated Heath Schuler, the person that opposed Pelosi. So Matheson did take an offical public stance against her. One can rightly assume that he voted for Schuler....

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 6:31 p.m.

    Bazinga, cvguy, Robert from St. George,

    the article says it was a secret ballot, so there is no official record of how Matheson voted.

  • DonO Draper, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 5:22 p.m.

    Good. She is consigned to the back bench of irrelevancy (which will kill her massive ego) but still is enough of a lightning rod that she will continue to bring her liberal cohorts and their policies into disrepute.

  • Ric James Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 4:53 p.m.

    This result is not surprising at all, considering it was mostly moderate Democrats who lost House seats in the last election.

    The hard-left Democrats from the hard-left districts managed to keep their seats for the most part, which is why they think Pelosi did a good job and voted to keep her as Minority Leader. It's also no surprise that these people are so out of touch with mainstream America.

  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 4:51 p.m.

    It sounds as outlandish as people voting for matheson, Reid, Frank and others. The power structure is such that the people have become so ignorant of reality that they seem to desire slavery over freedom.
    It has been said that there is no longer a democrat party, rather there is a democrat socialist party of America. Sounds about right.

  • MC Ute Midvale, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 4:50 p.m.

    Stupid is as stupid does, Sir.

  • Robert from St. George St. George, Utah
    Nov. 17, 2010 4:32 p.m.

    Matheson voted against Pelosi. He mentioned it during the campaign. However during this short session Jim again was very silent on the whole situation but ended up voting against her. Just like with Health Care he votes the way Utah wants but never really stands up for it. Just votes. No talk, no action. So now we have, in the 2nd district, a congressman who is a minority inside the minority party. How much voice and action are we going to get out of him these next two years? I don't get why Utah continues to do this. Maybe he will team up with the GOP and get something done that will be positive. Let's hope so.

  • Resident Spanish Fork, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 4:27 p.m.

    Sadly enough, this is what happens when the Democrats have nothing better to offer.

  • cvguy Lehi, Utah
    Nov. 17, 2010 4:25 p.m.

    One more example of how the new Democrats just don't get it. Also curious to see Matheson voted for.

  • Bazinga Taylorsville, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 3:26 p.m.

    Who did Matheson vote for?

  • Cats Provo, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 3:25 p.m.

    Oh, goody, goody, gum drops.

    They haven't learned a thing from the election!

  • CJ Murray, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 3:15 p.m.

    Great job Demos,,, final nail in your coffin. Pelosi as a "highly effective leader" ?? LOL ROF. She is definitely good at completely destroying the country and wiping out her own party. She isn't just dumb, give her credit, she may will be Lord of the Idiots.

  • Riverton Cougar Riverton, Utah
    Nov. 17, 2010 3:05 p.m.

    I agree with Anti Government. I think this will help Republicans in the long run. Democrats have been saying that with the sway of power in the House, the democrats were more likely to win in 2012. I would have believed that until this news came about. Any advantage they would have gained has just been nullified. Pelosi is a joke, as is President Obama. With them n influential positions, America will never fully recover.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    Oh, yeah, she is a highly effective leader alright. She, along with her buddies Harry and Barrack have led this country into the biggest mess not even the Russians could have conceived, and hoped for. So, with 150 voting to keep her in a leadership role, that's quite a few who really have no concept of reality. Surely most of them will lose their jobs in 2012.

  • Bountiful Democrat Bountiful, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 2:42 p.m.

    I'm torn on Pelosi. She sure irritates my neighbors (all republicans), but I have a feeling that, politics aside, she will be remembered as a highly effective leader. I'll take her any day over reality television star Palin.


  • Anti Government Alpine, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 2:36 p.m.

    As a republican I am thrilled Nancy Pelosit will continue as their leader.

    That will ensure they continue to be out of touch with reality. I mean seriously, how could anyone who represents one of THE biggest wingnut extreme districts in the entire country, San Franciso, have any grasp on what the average American thinks.

    This is perfect. That being said it demonstrates clear evidence that the democrat party has been hi-jacked by "progressives".

    Of course "progressive" is just a new name for an old cancer "socialists/marxist" etc.

    Some of the democratic party used to be reasonable and there are still a few that are moderate but they have let the ultra extremists run their party. Look no further than the current president.

    His voting in the Senate was THE most Liberal of any sitting Senator and somehow he was going to unite? All he has done is drive a deeper wedge. He figuratively gave the republicans the bird when he had majorities in both chambers of Congress.

    Now when he HAS to work with them suddenly he is willing to work toward compromised.

    You and I both know what to a call a person that does that.

  • 42istheanswer SLC, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 2:16 p.m.

    If the Democrats want to be taken seriously, this isn't it.

  • Keith43 Highlands Ranch, CO
    Nov. 17, 2010 2:05 p.m.

    LOL. Keep up the delusion democrats. Perhaps in 2012 you'll lose another 60 seats. Maybe then, you'll finally figure it out.

  • Madden Herriman, UT
    Nov. 17, 2010 1:22 p.m.

    Wow, they really are out of touch.

  • dave4197 Redding, CA
    Nov. 17, 2010 1:09 p.m.

    "cause they're just stuck on dumb.