November 5th, 2010
06:51 PM ET
12 years ago

From 'Fire Pelosi' to 'Hire Pelosi'

(CNN) - The midterm elections may be over, but the political rhetoric is still alive and well.

A sign went up on the door of the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C., Friday that reads "Hire Pelosi" in large white letters against a red background.

Only a few days ago it was the RNC that used "Fire Pelosi" as a campaign slogan plastered across a traveling bus.

But now that Pelosi is officially running for Minority Leader in the House and the GOP has gained control of the House, Republicans seem to think it's in their best interest for her to remain in control.

"With the elections past, the Republican National Committee has changed a central campaign message," a statement from the RNC said. "No longer will we be pushing a Fire Pelosi message … the RNC has a new message targeted to Congressional Democrats – HIRE PELOSI!"

The Democratic National Committee did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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soundoff (94 Responses)
  1. S. In California

    Just YOU wait until the sign reads "FIRE THE ORANGE MAN." Just YOU wait.....

    November 5, 2010 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. S. In California

    Just YOU wait until the sign reads "FIRE THE ORANGE MAN." Just YOU wait.....

    And another thing there are a LOT of voters who are TURNED OFF by sarcasm. They want jobs not rhetoric and we know republicans CAN'T produce any.


    November 5, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. the real ib

    Go ahead democrats make another sweep by republicans in 2012; put Pelosi in a leading role; wake up democrats she is a big reason you lost big time Tuesday. Go ahead make the republicans day put Pelosi back in .

    November 5, 2010 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  4. JustEi

    This is the bipartisanship they are promising? How disrespectful and insulting the RNC's not a's our country they are playing with.

    November 5, 2010 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  5. Katlin

    I see the signs for higher gasoline prices going up all over the place. The Republicans should be explaining this dose of tea.
    Mitch McConnell will be worrying about his own resume in two years.

    November 5, 2010 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  6. Clark Wilhelm Griswald

    Yes, the right-wingers are setting political maneuvering aside and going straight to work on improving the economy of America. Aren't they? Or is winning their weird little politicla game all they care about? No, now that they are in power, they are going to do nothing but put forward workable ideas and real solutions, and not wate time and money with this childish bullying and bickering. Aren't they?

    Well, we kicked the old bums out, but the new incumbents seem to be the same as the old ones. Same games, same nonsense. "We the people" don't seem to have regained anything. Just like always.

    Then again, can you really trust people who screamed about hating government as they campaigned furiously to become government? When was the last time you fought bitterly for a job in a place you hated?

    November 5, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  7. Monster Zero

    From what I have been able to glean out of broadcasts and articles, the liberal left progressives equate to approximately 20% of the Democratic Party (15% live in San Francisco)....why on earth would you allow these loons to take control of YOUR train. Why do you suppose Hillary Clinton doesn't want any part of what she and Bill helped to create? Maybe she already knows what is coming down the pipe....

    November 5, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  8. amanda

    Wait a minute – a few months ago she was the most vile human being ever born (according to Republicans). I find it extremely odd that the party who thinks they're morally superior because they are Christians, is so quick to drop their "morals" as soon as they realize it will benefit them.

    November 5, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  9. sara

    Stick to the Democratic principles, Nancy. The American People.....not corporate controlled America! NO extension of the Tax Cuts for the upper 2% UNTIL they prove that it created JOBS for the 10 years they received them and ran up the DEFICIT that they are NOW screaming about. Where are the JOBS?????? The Democrats ALWAYS has to Clean up the Garbage Left by the Republicans! FDR after Hoover, Clinton after Bush I, and now the Prez is trying to Clean up the Messes of Bush II, while the republicans sit on the side-line licking their lips for another chance to ROB this country again! I don't know what American people Boehner are talking about....but I'm an American and I'm sick of IT. Republicans Screwing the country while hollering "patriotic" and the American people......all while vilifying an Elected Democratic President. On This important trip to India.....they are lying about the cost of the trip. WHEN HAS ANY OTHER PRESIDENT BEEN QUESTIONED THIS WAY? NEVER! IT'S PERSONAL AND ETHNIC!

    November 5, 2010 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  10. Louisiana Man

    HIRE GEORGE W WALKER-43 back again-then we will be even.

    November 5, 2010 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  11. blake

    Yep. She and Obama can take most of the credit for the Republican landslide (largest in 62 years) on Tuesday. She needs to add that one to her resume.

    November 5, 2010 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  12. Angie

    Trite, childish humor at best. Very Palinesque.

    November 5, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  13. independent

    This could be one of those things where you should do exactly the opposite of what they are proposing. How about hire Pelosi, then nominate her to the next Supreme Court opening. I like that idea.

    November 5, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  14. CSJ

    Republican games, bitterness, and partisanship are disconcerting. Instead of being about the people, they attack anyone who doesn't believe in what they are selling. Is this the agenda?

    November 5, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  15. Danny Cali

    Yeah..........! stay strong do not getup with your stupid Republican't said, it not her problem it your Repub problem look was is last 8 years when your Repub was President?

    November 5, 2010 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  16. evets2010

    And I say nominate Sarah Palin as the Republican candidate for 2012. Please!! It would be the greatest gift you could ever give the Democratic Party!

    November 5, 2010 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  17. Sue

    I find Nancy Pelosi to exude class, education and at least intelligent. Unlike grifter Sarah Palin who has to earn her keep
    by being a carnival barker for trickery of the Republicans by selling poisoned tea. At least Nancy is qualified to hold a position on the INSIDE of the capitol and doesn't earn her keep as a traveling snake oil salesman. Nancy is also not a quitter. Unlike the half-term oddity, Palin. At least she made it farther than the congress floor unlike "Franlkin the tortoise" McConnell. I would hire Nancy Pelosi any day over John "come on in said the spider to the fly" Boehner .

    November 5, 2010 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  18. Barry in VA

    I don't agree.... don't hire her, fire her.

    November 5, 2010 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  19. Mark from Columbus

    I'm sooooo glad that the witch is running. Hopefully, she'll get it and we can have another two years to kick her around like a football. She says some of the dumbest things – just like Harry Reid.

    November 5, 2010 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  20. The Corruptionist

    Pelosi is dem's liability.

    November 5, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  21. Clyde

    The American Nazi party hates Pelosi because she actually gets the job done.

    November 5, 2010 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    OOnce again the GOP just makes fun of race and gender.

    I'm sad that we live in a country of bigots

    November 5, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  23. PAUL

    Well it appears that the Republicans have Satin as their leader now in the form as John Bohner.

    November 5, 2010 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  24. Mike

    I'm so tired of dirty politics. I vote for people who can work with one another...just as in ANY job out there. This divisiveness (by both parties) is pulling our nation apart. Isn't there anyone who is courageous and moral enough to lead!

    November 5, 2010 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  25. Rudy

    Ahh aren't rethuglicans great. They so love this country (I hope you all can read sarcasm).

    November 5, 2010 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
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