Pelosi's campaign-style hit on GOP
June 26th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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Pelosi's campaign-style hit on GOP

Washington (CNN) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi framed her campaign argument against Republicans ahead of the 2012 elections, predicting the GOP will be blamed for the high unemployment rate.

"When the … unemployment rate is high, it's hard for the incumbent to win," Pelosi said in an interview with CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley. "I remind you though, we're not the incumbent. The Republicans are the incumbent."

Republicans won control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections, later passing a budget proposed by Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. Although the plan has no chance of passing through the Democratic-controlled Senate, Pelosi said it reflects GOP values and priorities by proposing deep spending cuts while trimming future benefits for senior citizens.

The California Democrat urged the electorate to give Republicans credit for the Ryan budget plan, questioning its proposals on Medicare and Republican positions on Social Security.

"Their budget is the gift that keeps on giving, sadly. Politically it does, sadly for the American people. It's a bitter pill," Pelosi said. "They vote where they believe. And they do not believe in Medicare and Social Security."

Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Nancy Pelosi
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. dj98

    By the fall the gift Ryan gave to the Dems will be in full swing on every TV channel!

    June 26, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  2. Too Late!

    A pox on both of their houses. I have watched the disintegration of our country starting with that talking head Ronald "The Reagan". Traitors all. The pursuit of the dollar instead of protecting the future of our country.

    June 26, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  3. Anthony... proud tax payer

    You may not like her but shes right.
    Obama has four years to live up to his promises, so you cant knock him now for not doing the job at YOUR speed.
    Republicans ran on JOBS... theyve worked on every single thing but job creation.

    The people arent satisfied for good reasons. As soon as the Dems put together an actual case and inform voters of this, the Repubs are looking at major losses.
    Despite Obamas poll ratings, he DID man the helm at killing Osama(as well as exposing Pakistan to be a huge liability),
    and he is withdrawing troops. He has at least TRIED to push the job issue, while facing tough opposition from the Right, who havent offered anything accept attacking unions, attacking teachers, and attacking minorities....

    June 26, 2011 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
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