Were it not for Nancy Pelosi, we would not have the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act right now. She just about broke her back carrying it over the finish line.
As Democrats struggle to reposition themselves effectively for the 112th Congress, the remaining BlueDogs are jockeying for the heart, soul, and voice of the Democratic Party. Heath Shuler, a freshman BlueDog from North Carolina has already said he will challenge her if she runs for minority leader. I've got news for Rep. Shuler: She IS running, and she IS going to be our Minority Leader in the 112th Congress.
Now is not the time for Democrats to splinter into factions. Lest you think otherwise, the extreme right wing of the Republican party believes they have a mandate to undo every bit of progress we've fought so hard for over the past six years, and they're already taking aim at the Senate in 2012, not to mention the Presidency. It's time to get Speaker Pelosi's back, and support her bid to speak for Democrats in the next Congress.
Please send Nancy Pelosi a note of appreciation, and let her know you support her.