November 17th, 2010
12:04 PM ET
12 years ago

Dem says Pelosi should step down

(CNN) –Rep. Allen Boyd, a Democrat from Florida who lost his reelection bid, is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to take her name out of the running as the Democratic leader for the next Congress.

At the party’s caucus meeting, Boyd said Pelosi is “the face of our defeat” and insisted that “new leadership” is needed.

Pelosi is expected to easily be elected by her colleagues as the minority leader later Wednesday.

Filed under: 2010 • Allen Boyd • Nancy Pelosi
soundoff (59 Responses)
  1. R

    He's right about one thing, new leadership is needed, but it's needed across both Democrats and Republicans alike. It seems all politicians do anymore is fly to various social events, raise money for their political party, and campaign to stay in office for another term. Working in congress should be like any other job. If you're not doing your job, you'll get fired – plain and simple. Obviously, a lot of Americans felt that way too, and that's why there are so many of you out of congress. A little word of advice: respect your boss (the American people), otherwise, you won't have someone to call your boss.

    November 17, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  2. G D

    Yes, Pelosi should step down. Unfavorable ratings aside, she was the starting pitcher in a losing ball game. Time to pull her & put someone in that the people have faith in. She should have recognized that herself, but is too unable to listen & therefore the message goes unheard.

    November 17, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  3. Mike Dallas

    Pelosi is the only Dem with a spine.

    All you whining Dem losers lost because you did not follow her lead and voted against HCR and with the neo-cons.
    So, we are glad most of you "blue dogs" are out on your butt, that is what you get for pandering to the Reds instead of doing what was best for the people.

    Now that you have been replaced, at least now we know there are true. cold stone hearted, psycho Reds in your old position and you losers are no longer pretending you have a soul!

    Right Blanche? Buh-bye and good riddance to you all!

    November 17, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Soooo, wrap your heads around this one: the majority of the seats lost by Dems were Blue Dogs in conservative districts that were, of course, extra susceptibel to the misinformation campaigns and ideological vomit the GOP spewed for the past 2 years. Blue Dogs lost something liek 50% of their numbers and yet, somehow, they have convinced themselves that they should be running the show for the Dems in Congress. Completely ridiculous. Their misguided attempts to assert themselves constitute nothing more than assuming the circular firing sqaud position while the GOP organizes and readies itself for goose-stepping its ideological nincompoopery all over the middle-class and poor for the next 2 years in order to keep their corporate puppetmasters happy.

    November 17, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. Tony

    This guy is a sore looser. He's one who can't stand back and point the finger at himself and realize that he was the problem and the cause of his loss in FL.

    November 17, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  6. Peter s

    Instead of being a distraction please, get out of the way Mama Pelosi!!

    November 17, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. No Tea For Me

    Sore spineless loser, go back to Florida. Neither you nor the Republicans are telling us who our leader will be. Stop blaming everything on Speaker Pelosi and President Obama. This is a diverse country and we all want representation.

    November 17, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  8. normajean

    Dumb!!!!! Just because he lost, she should resign.? Nancy Pelosi has been for the last two years, the power behind what the Democrats have been able to get done,despite the obstructionist practices of the Repubs.If she, and those around her still want her in office and plans have been made, then this guy should move on.and shut up.!!!!!

    November 17, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  9. NVa Native

    Another idiot from Florida – is the sun that bad for your brain?
    Under the Pelosi leadership there was a lot of progressive/liberal wins that are extremely good for the middle and working class, and small business of the US.
    Why do so many morons believe the lies and deceptions of the Repubs? And the "lame-stream media" (including CNN) is the worst at sucking up to cave-man party. Just because the Repubs say something does not make it real. Actually if you look at the history and facts the opposite is true.

    November 17, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
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