I joked last week after she announced her bid for Minority Leader that Speaker Pelosi needed to change her Twitter account name to Weaker Pelosi.
Ask and ye shall receive! An enterprising person on Twitter snapped up @WeakerPelosi and now publishes satirical tweets in the name of the Dethroned One.
There certainly is a wealth of real-life joke fodder.
The New York Times editorialized this morning against Pelosi’s bid, once again regurgitating the Team Obama delusion that the Dems’ failure was a failure of communication:
If Ms. Pelosi had been a more persuasive communicator, she could have batted away the ludicrous caricature of her painted by Republicans across the country as some kind of fur-hatted commissar jamming her diktats down the public’s throat. Both Ms. Pelosi and Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, are inside players who seem to visibly shrink on camera when defending their policies, rarely connecting with the skeptical independent voters who raged so loudly on Tuesday.
With President Obama proving to be a surprisingly diffident salesman of his own work, Congressional Democrats need a new champion to stand against a tightly disciplined Republican insurgency.
Other Democrats who oppose Pelosi’s attempt to cling to power are slightly more in touch with reality. In an open letter, they reportedly implore her to step aside because she will scare away good prospective candidates. Again, they blame the Republicans for “demonizing” Pelosi, rather than her own mouth and actions. But hey, it’s a start.
Via Chad Pergram at Fox:
From a House Democratic Source:
FOX has obtained a letter being penned by defeated House Democrats that implores House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to step aside.
The letter is now circulating Capitol Hill and has not yet been sent to the Speaker. FOX has obtained draft language of the letter.
In the draft of the letter, the members say that they were “victimized by a national wave of resentment toward Democrats, a wave that ensnared you along with us.”
The letter goes on to say “Madam Speaker, fairly or unfairly, Republicans made you the face of the resentment and disagreement in our races. While we commend your years of service to our party and your leadership through many tough times, we respectfully ask that you step aside as the top Democrat in the House.”
The letter says that the defeated members “fear that Republicans will further demonize you, and in so doing, they will scare potential candidates out. The prospect of having to run against their own party leadership, in addition to their Republican opponent is simply too daunting.”
The lawmakers also say that “one mark of a strong leader is the ability to discern when it is time to pass the baton” and calls this a “dark hour.”
Flashback: Know Your Failure.
Photoshop: Ray D.