November 4, 2009

Pelosi dismisses Dem losses in Virginia and New Jersey

From POLITICO -- Pelosi dismisses Dem losses in Virginia and New Jersey.

She actually used the phrase "...we won last night." There's putting on a brave face, there's being delusional about reality and then there's Nancy.

If she believes that and that they have the votes for health care then she's an asset to the GOP. In any reasonable calculation of getting two additional health care votes, you'd want to factor in how many Democrats might be hesitant to sign on to a controversial health care bill.

By my count there are 2 Democrat Senators from Virginia, and 6 Congressional representatives. In New Jersey, 2 Senators and 8 Congressmen. That's a possible relunctant population of 4 Senators and 14 Congressmen. Not all would be swayed by the gubernatorial results, but that doesn't even take into account other Blue Dog Democrats or Democrats running in red states who might be a bit more nervous today. Two just doesn't seem like any sort of win.

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