November 17th, 2010
01:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrats clueless as GOP panders

Editor's note: Gloria Borger is a senior political analyst for CNN, appearing regularly on CNN's "The Situation Room," "AC360°," "John King, USA" and "State of the Union."

Washington (CNN) - It's hard, when you've run something, to come back and realize you're not going to be in charge anymore. Democrats have been demoted to minority status in the House, and it's probably not much fun. No chairmanships to dole out, no rules to write, no votes to pass much of anything.

Getting shellacked requires some adjustment, some soul-searching and some new understanding of how to start fixing it all.
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  1. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    #1 >Democrats clueless

    ouch.... I've been saying this for TWO YEARS. Nice of you to finally put down the bone and see reality.

    #2 >Unless you're a Democrat. In that case, you decide to grow tin ears.

    OUCH!! Yes, this is what clueless, ARROGANT people do. After all, it is never anything THEY did!

    #3 >Did the Democrats really want to come back to Washington to remind voters why they threw so many of them out?

    DOUBLE OUCH!!! Gloria, you're gonna be labelled a Tea partier if you keep this up!! If they elect Pelosi as their leader then they will do exactly what you said. For the explanation of why, please see #1.

    November 17, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  2. lforlegend

    Sounds like she's in bed with the rethugs. Slanted views and opinions are worthless, is she headed to the "faux" network?

    November 17, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  3. john

    WOW, crack reporting. Its better to not write anything at all than to throw out some worthless garbage to make a deadline.

    November 17, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  4. vic nashville tn

    We are waiting for Alaska senate result
    Nov 2nd Some town they threw every one out ( Mayer to us congress) now 2 weeks over voters start to say we push the wrong button because now many freshmen are talking

    If Sen. Lisa Murkowski win the election we learn a lesson that we have to ignore media pundit noise

    November 17, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "Getting shellacked requires some adjustment, some soul-searching and some new understanding of how to start fixing it all."

    OK, yes, we understand that the new favorite media buzzword is "shellacked" and that the narrative is precisely what you're trying to sell, but the reality is, you're a moron. Borger's statement I quoted is 100% FALSE. The GOP proved that from 2009-2010. The GOP did not do a single ounce of "soul searching" or develop a "new understanding of how to start fixing it all." They developed a hard core extremist game plan involving an astroturf Frankenstein and massive misinformation and demogoguery campaigns designed to allow them not only to continue doing everything they'd been doing prior to November 4, 2008, but to convince a whole bunch of semi-sentient undereducated Amurikan retards that we needed to go back to doing it again...and not only that, but to do it HARDER. Get a clue, Borger...your pandering to the narrative is completely baseless and ridiculous.

    November 17, 2010 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  6. Warren Matthews

    Olbermann is wrong in his rebuke of Ted Koppel. I used to follow Olberman on MSNBC but no longer. Keith Olberman is "over the top" and just a matter of time before he joins Rick Sanchez working on his tan. Fox and MSNBC reperesent extream ends of the news spectrum. Each responsible for developing and selling opinion to their viewers. Their audiences exist because most people watch what the agree with not necessarly what is truthful.

    Koppel is a respected, time tested journalist. Olberman has become a carnival barker and that's OK just realize that it is not news. Why can't someone just read me the news like Walter Cronkite used to do? Because news has been thrust into the American money making (profit center) business. Give me the news and let me distill it in my own way.

    I still get more information out of a half hour network news broadcast than I get from 12 hours of re-looped spin from cable.

    Oh, I understand it's just business. It's just not news!

    November 17, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. Rick McDaniel

    Somehow, i doubt we will see any new approaches from Obama. I think we will see the same approaches that have already been his downfall, and in 2012, that will simply mean his departure, albeit, unwillingly.

    November 17, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  8. Peter s

    Gloria! the Democrats never learn!! 2010 was a warning shot!! its almost 2 weeks after the election but the donkeys are still braying without knowing what happened. Ask five Democrats why they lost and they will give you five different answers! which shows they still don't know what the problem is!!!!

    November 17, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  9. CBR

    Goo opinion piece. A lot of what she said is just what voters have been thinking. Why spend time on earmarks when you should be talking about the budget? Ms Borger gave both parties something to consider. She may be the one who is not afraid to buck the establishment and tells it like she sees it.

    If this is how Mr. Boehner hopes to bring about a positive revolution within the Republican Party so that we all will be happy with their transparency and openness. I wish Ms. Borger had clued people in to the fact that the Republican leadership candidates are white and male. Where is the diversity – an idea not considered by the Republicans.

    November 17, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |