Worst of all possible – man without a party
While President Obama is gallivanting the globe, “his” party is home duking out leadership positions. The Democratic Party was once where I thought I belonged, but as a voter and former loyalist, my interests and priorities are sidelined. Therefore, as of today, I am a man without a party.
I can be bought.
I have always liked Steny Hoyer, a man who represents Lexington Park Maryland, among other places in that state. He is advocate for the US Navy that has Patuxant Naval Air Station there. Steny is a mature, lifer politician who brings home the bacon. (I didn’t want lifers back in office, but here he is).
For crying out loud anyone in their right mind knows Pelosi has to go, but not being of sound mind, she doesn’t get it.
As for Jim Clyburn, let’s review. He is a former history teacher from South Carolina. That’s it. For goodness sake, he does not have the qualifications to address the nation’s considerable needs at this point in history.
Among the three candidates, there is only one: Steny.
If Steny is in, I will hang around. If he is out, I am too.
“Dem, GOP Lawmakers Face Tensions Within Own Parties Over House Leadership Elections
By James Rosen & Chad Pergram
Published November 08, 2010
With his formal entry late Monday into the running for minority whip, current House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Democrat of Maryland, ensured his party will endure a potentially bruising leadership battle as it prepares to move into the minority.
The Democrats’ current whip, Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina, had earlier declared his intention to seek the minority whip spot, setting the stage for a battle between Hoyer, a fiscally conservative moderate and currently the number-two Democrat under Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Clyburn, the highest-ranking African-American lawmaker in the House.
“We're very confident he has the votes,” a source close to Hoyer told Fox News after his announcement. Neither Hoyer nor Clyburn is a close ally of Pelosi, who has also announced her intention to seek election to remain the top Democrat in the House.
The jockeying by Hoyer and Clyburn came as defeated House Democrats began circulating amongst themselves the draft of a letter to Pelosi. Obtained by Fox News, the draft calls upon Pelosi to show “leadership in this dark hour” by “pass[ing] the baton” and allowing someone else to serve as the party’s House leader. There were as yet no known signatories, but sources told Fox News the letter as conceived by conservative members of the Democratic caucus, and circulated to all of the sixty-plus Democrats who went down to defeat last Tuesday night.”