“I would love nothing better than an effective, loyal opposition that is willing to meet us halfway to move the country forward,” [President Obama] said…”But I would be dishonest if I didn’t say that it would be a whole lot easier to govern if I had Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.”
“It’s interesting that 138 Republicans voted against it; it’s stunning to me. I understand almost everything around here, from the standpoint of understanding motivation and constituencies, but for 138 to vote against the Violence Against Women Act is taking it all to a new place in terms of their lack of understanding of what the challenges are that women face.”
-Nancy Pelosi on the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
I think Nancy Pelosi is the greatest person ever. She is strong, she’s tough, she’s smart.
She gets beat up in the press and nobody sticks up for her or stands up for her and says, “Hold on a second, everything you don’t like about the Democrats, or you think the Democrats are too weak, would be a thousand times worse if we didn’t have Nancy Pelosi, who’s been the backbone through this whole last couple of years.
I desperately want her to get that speaker’s gavel back. And my big, big hope is that we’ll pick up the 20 seats that we need to get her back in place.