Because whatever one may think of her politics — and just to be absolutely clear: I find her politics repulsive in the extreme — Madame Speaker was a warrior in getting the so-called health care reform bill enacted. From start to finish, hers has been an attitude of victory. She was willing to do whatever it took to succeed. The process was ugly and, I believe, ultimately anti-American, but succeed she did.
To repeal the so-called health care reform bill, to turn the anti-American Democrats out of office, as they so richly deserve, we must be warriors too.
Yes, we must adhere (“cling”, if you will) to our American principles and ideals. Just to be absolutely clear: I find her tactics repulsive in the extreme, and we cannot adopt them. Still, we must be warriors in our convictions.
We can win. Speaker Pelosi has just demonstrated what level of commitment is required and she has modeled the warrior attitude it will take.
Now let’s best her at her game!