As a woman living in San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi knows a few things about earthquakes.
In 2010, Republicans won the Massachusetts Senate seat, once with Edward M. When Kennedy won, he was deeply disturbed on a political Richter scale, trying to stabilize the cool, calm, joined-Pomos Democrats and keep some of the starch.
The loss is widely seen as a referendum to torture the party into implementing the Affordable Care Act signed on President Obama’s agenda. Many were ready to abandon the far-reaching health care law. But then Pelosi, during his first term as House Speaker, insisted that surrender was not an option.
Pelosi told reporters, “We are moving forward in many ways. “We will go through the gate. If the gate closes, we will go through the fence. If the fence is too high, we will enter the Pole store. If it does not work, we will enter by parachute, but we are going to pass the health care reforms.”
Democrats did not do so for a small fee. The war in the political trenches allowed the church to take control, and Pelosi was removed from the oratory until his return about a decade later.
Now, as it may be the last of her 17 years, Pelosi is once again trying to try a memorial package of legislation through Congress. This time it could be tougher.
A decade ago, when the Affordable Care Act was passed in a party-line vote, Democrats enjoyed 79 seats in the House. Today, the party has an eight-seat margin as it struggles to get President Biden’s signature item on the agenda, a pair of billions of dollars in infrastructure bills.
Few are betting on Pelosi, assuming he can reach an agreement with two Democrats to ignore his efforts – Kirsten Cinema in Arizona and Joe Manching III in West Virginia.
Norman Onstein, a resident scholar at American Enterprise and a student in Congress for decades, said: “She has the ability to vote when it’s unusually difficult.
“The debate tests the limits of her skill, but I’m not counting on her until I get the final call,” agreed Cindy Simon Rosenthal, a professor of political science at the University of Oklahoma who wrote a book about Pelosi’s rise. Oratory.
One of the key points of her success is her unwavering determination: jumping the fence, pole-vault, parachute.
Another aspect that is not understood is Pelosi’s pragmatism. Losing an absurd illustration from an absurd San Francisco means that she is never an ideologue or is willing to sacrifice what she can to achieve a higher, ideal goal.
John Burton, a friend of Pelosi’s who has been the leader of the Democratic Party in the Senate of California for more than 50 years, said: “It’s part of the leadership. “You try to get as much as you can and live to fight another day.”
This is why Pelosi is widely regarded as one of the most effective speakers in history, with not only the Affordable Care Act but also a list of achievements that have twice helped save the country from economic collapse, both in the middle of the Great Depression in 2009 and last year after it was shut down worldwide due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
A lesser authority than Newt Jinrich has suggested that Pelosi could be “the strongest speaker in history.”
Jinrich, a Republican who held that position from 1995 to 1998, recently told the Washington Post:
Pedosi said Biden’s massive brick and mortar infrastructure bill and the social spending package from his cradle to the grave would be “the culmination of my career in Congress,” but she was quick to comment on any proposal she intended to leave at any time. “Get out of here,” she told reporters who abused Art (As in retirement) Word.
But the 81-year-old Pelosi, who in an 2018 LA Times interview described herself as a “transitional character” with other goals in life, later told other Democrats that she would remain a speaker for more than four years – until the end of the 2022 mid-term elections. .
Personally, several lawmakers have told the Times’ congressional correspondent Jennifer Haberkon that this is Pelosi’s final major piece of legislation that will be passed in some way, but the process will be tortured, no matter what the compromise.
When Pelosi first ran for Congress in 1987, her slogan was “Hear and Voice”.
It was an attempt to isolate her in a crowded Democratic constituency, and several candidates verbally joined her left, suggesting that she should not only be an adviser to the Pelosi Party or Liberal philosophy, but go to Washington and really work.
She broke that promise a long time ago.
Rosenthal, of the University of Oklahoma, said that he was the only speaker after Sam Rබර්burn, who held three separate positions between 1940 and 1961 – that “a similar record of policy achievements and party unity was available.” “Compared to her contemporaries … she is the most successful speaker of the modern age.”
The failure to adopt the most ambitious and comprehensive democratic agenda of the eras that could be the evening of her political career will no doubt be a great disappointment to Pelosi.
Although she may not be able to vote for the final victory, Pelosi’s voice will resonate for years and decades.