Democrats will not be immune to a major backlash from the American people in 2012. To save face, many Democrats in Washington decided to retire. Several days ago, Democrat Senator Ben Nelson decided to retire. As Democrats decided to play the spoilers, the American voters will continue to purge them out of Congress. Democrats took control of Washington in 2006. For the next six years, the economy went into shambles and Congress spent like a drunken sailor. In 2012, things will be different.
(BigGovernment) Alexandra Pelosi, daughter of House Minority Leader and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, told Big Government this week that her mother wants to leave Congress–and that she remains in Washington only at the behest of her campaign donors.
During a telephone interview, Ms. Pelosi–speaking from a friend’s home in New York City–described her mother’s predicament:
She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly. They know she wants to leave, though. They think she’s destined for the wilderness. She has very few days left. She’s 71, she wants to have a life, she’s done. It’s obligation, that’s all I’m saying.
Minority Leader Pelosi’s departure would make room for her deputy and former rival, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), who currently serves as Minority Whip.
Hoyer is widely seen as more moderate than Pelosi. She opposed his election to the party leadership in 2006, choosing instead to back the late Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA), despite his ethical challenges.