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Powerful Pelosi Is a Force to Be Reckoned With

I see Nancy Pelosi show America every day that Trump doesn't intimidate her and that she can hold her own. She is getting under his skin.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi's Early Life

Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro was born in 1940, the youngest child and only girl with six brothers—this is surely where she gets some of her grit. Her father was a Democratic Congressman from Maryland, and he also served as Mayor of Baltimore. She became interested in politics early on from helping with her father's campaign.

Nancy Pelosi is arguably the most powerful woman in American politics to date. She has represented her district and the American people since 1987.

How Did She Get There?

One could say that it really all began around 1976, when Nancy Pelosi became a Democratic National Committee member for California. She stayed a member until 1996. While serving on the committee, she was elected the Party Chair in 1977, and in 1981, she was elected head of the California Democratic Party, a position she held until 1983.

In 1984, she took on the responsibility of Host Committee Chair Women for the San Francisco Democratic National Convention. She also took on the position of finance chair for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 1985–1986.

In 1987, with all that experience behind her, she was ready to take on a bigger role. California's late Congressman of her district had passed away, and his wife had succeeded him. As she became ill with cancer, she selected Nancy Pelosi to succeed her. Nancy won the special election against a Democratic opponent and beat out her Republican opponent. She represented the 5th District until 1993, at which time it became the 8th District due to gerrymandering. It's now the 12th District, and she is serving her 17th term in office as of 2020. And as they say, the rest is history and lots of it.

A Resume Like No Other

Nancy Pelosi was the first and only woman to hold the position of Speaker of the House in 2007, and again in 2019. She has achieved much in her lifetime with room for even more.

  • House Minority Whip: 2002–03
  • Minority Leader of the House: 2003–07
  • Speaker of the House: 2007–11
  • Permanent Chair of the Democratic National Convention: 2008
  • Minority Leader of the House: 2011–19
  • Inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame
  • Speaker of the House: 2019–present
  • Served on the Appropriations Committee
  • Served on the Intelligence Committee
  • Member of the House Baltic Caucus

With all her experience as a legislator and her political knowledge, as well as being very strategically savvy, Nancy truly deserves the nickname Powerful Pelosi.

What Has She Done for the American People?

Nancy Pelosi has been a person for the people and a hawk when it comes to getting it done. She has been instrumental in accomplishments such as:

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform & Consumer Protection Act
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal Act
  • American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (during 2008 recession)
  • Tax Relief Act (Stimulus package during the 2008 recession)

In 2004, Nancy Pelosi opposed and fought George W. Bush's push for Social Security Reform. He wanted to take money from Social Security and use it to invest in stocks and bonds, and she stopped him.

She opposed the war in Iraq, yet when Democrats called for the impeachment of George W. Bush on the grounds of lying about weapons of mass destruction and wiretapping American's without a warrant, she said it was "off the table."

In 2018, Tim Ryan tried to have Nancy Pelosi replaced as House Minority leader. He couldn't get enough votes to remove her, but he knew she was a force to be reckoned with.

Pelosi Stands Up for What's Right

In 2018, after the Republicans tried to oust her from her position, she continued to stand up for what's in the best interest of Americans.

In a written letter to Tim Ryan and the Republicans, she let them know that she and the country could see that they were banning together as a party to cover up Trump's pattern of obstruction and it was not in the best interest of the country.

Her strongest form of standing up to Trump was during the 2018–2019 government shutdown. Pelosi refused to use immigrants and civil servants as a tool for Trump and his border wall. She called it "the hostage-taking of civil servants."

She refused Trump's state of the Union Address and canceled it until the crisis was over and government employees were back at work.

As Trump's approval ratings began to slide, he gave in and reopened the government, and got nothing in return. It was a humiliating loss for Trump, but it also showed Trump that Pelosi was a force to be reckoned with.

On foreign soil at the D-Day ceremony in Normandy, President Trump held up the proceedings for an hour so he could do an interview with Fox News. He did this as the elderly veterans in their 90s waited. During this interview, on the solemn day of remembrance, Donald Trump, the president of the United States used this time to attack Nancy Pelosi and give her the nickname "Nervous Nancy."

It was an embarrassment for our country. When a reporter asked Nancy Pelosi about Trump, as she was in Normandy as well, she responded with class. She has a personal policy that she does not discuss the president on foreign soil. Powerful Pelosi showed America what a president's behavior should have been.

Further Reading

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2019 Lady Liberty

Comments

Lady Liberty on June 11, 2019:

Jack Lee, from NY, She has actually done quite a bit in her career. Trump has created a red herring with that wall and his followers have fallen for it.

His talk of closing off the border has people coming in mass because they are afraid this will be their last chance. Notice how the groups started to slow down and then when he started talking border talk, the mass groups started up again? Probably not.

Most people that live on the borders don't want a wall so what does that say?

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on June 11, 2019:

Nancy Pelosi has done very little for the country in her long career. Meanwhile, personally, she has amassed a fortune along with her husband. How did that happen?

She does not want a wall for a southern borders while living behind a big wall in her San Francisco mansion.

Brad on June 09, 2019:

The subject is what is Pelosi doing!

Lady Liberty (author) from These United States, Texas on June 09, 2019:

Yes Pelosi represents California and President Trump is over the entire United States and what is he doing?

Brad on June 09, 2019:

The subject is Pelosi, and she didn't help CA or America.

Pelosi represents CA in the Federal Government, or does she?

Brad on June 09, 2019:

LL

You need to be clearer in your comments, and use context.

Your ancestors weren't white? And Trump didn't declare them not Americans, that happened hundreds of years ago.

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There is no alternative for high speed trains, America doesn't build one.

As for president Trump, it is what he buys for America and not his hotels.

There is Trump the business person, and now Trump the president.

And I write a detailed comment on your questions and you ignore them.

Lady Liberty (author) from These United States, Texas on June 09, 2019:

You have no idea what I've done since Ragan and actually, my ancestors were the original settlers of America. But you wouldn't see them as American, its a Trumpean thing.

So then you don't support Trump's "Made in America". Wait he doesn't either, he buys all his stuff from China for his resorts.

Brad on June 09, 2019:

LL

Lady Liberty

29 minutes ago from These United States, Texas

My ancestors were here long before the white man.

B:

Then you are not an American?

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And I remember the homelessness we had under Ronald Regan. I bought blankets and gloves and handed them out to people living under the bridges. I took food and helped them, because I saw their suffering as a human being. To care for others is not a Democratic or Republican view, it has to do with one's soul and belief that EVERYONE deserves a chance. So if that is unAmerican to you, shame on you.

B:

Shame on you because you didn't do anything since Reagan, and yes it is a political party view because the democrats want to focus on illegal aliens and not the homeless Americans. And as I pointed out the big red states are where there are the most homeless, and the most illegal aliens.

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Lady Liberty

33 minutes ago from These United States, Texas

The original plan for the high speed train was to connect all three major cities. Now it's only connecting Dallas to Houston and the major backer for this project are Japanese companies owned by the Japanese Government.

B:

That is because the democrats are giving too much resistance to the HST. And Houston to Dallas using no public funds is not political.

In CA not a single mile of track was laid for the well over 500 miles for the original spur. And to wind up canceling it is a CA democrat problem. It is stuck in the Central Valley. This was poor planning on the route in the first place.

The US has no high speed train technology, and if it wasn't the Japanese, it would be the Chinese. So what is your point. Democrats are find with importing the products of other countries, and balk when president Trump wants to bring those products back to the US.

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Just like the massive toll road they built years ago, it was a flop.

B:

Too vague to give a comment.

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Tickets for the train will they say will be competitive with driving cost. So they won't be cheap.

B:

What is your issue? It is not like you have expensive fuel prices like we do in CA?

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Lady Liberty (author) from These United States, Texas on June 09, 2019:

My ancestors were here long before the white man. And I remember the homelessness we had under Ronald Regan. I bought blankets and gloves and handed them out to people living under the bridges. I took food and helped them, because I saw their suffering as a human being. To care for others is not a Democratic or Republican view, it has to do with one's soul and belief that EVERYONE deserves a chance. So if that is unAmerican to you, shame on you.

Lady Liberty (author) from These United States, Texas on June 09, 2019:

The original plan for the high speed train was to connect all three major cities. Now it's only connecting Dallas to Houston and the major backer for this project are Japanese companies owned by the Japanese Government.

Just like the massive toll road they built years ago, it was a flop.

Tickets for the train will they say will be competitive with driving cost. So they won't be cheap.

Brad on June 09, 2019:

https://www.texastribune.org/2019/05/15/texas-bull...

Brad on June 09, 2019:

LL

Again. your comment is the deflection.

Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris and president Obama were involved in this CA Federal project.

The reason that CA HST was too expensive is because of the way that CA runs its projects. They don't meet the budget and they find more ways to tax to make up for their incompetence.

My point is that these CA democrats want to run the country like they run CA and that would be insanity.

Pelosi's district is small and filled with democrats and that is why she keeps getting elected. But she is also speaker of the US House of Representatives.

Homelessness is a party issue when the democrats want to spend tens of billions on illegal aliens, but won't do anything about homeless.

You forgot to add the homeless in Washington and Oregon two more Blue States.

That is all you have to say about the homeless, who are also heavily involved with drugs. We keep hearing that no one is above the law, but the homeless are because the government knows they are using drugs, because they give them clean needles,

" so trying to deflect from the fact that Pelosi is a Power to be reckoned with is just that deflection"

Why do you think your statement is a fact?

You sound very unAmerican, are you an illegal alien?

Lady Liberty (author) from These United States, Texas on June 08, 2019:

Deflecting. The high speed train project was canceled in Texas as well. To expensive.

Homelessness is a problem in the united states, not just California and Pelosi's district is small compared to all of California. Homelessness has increased in the last two years in places like Texas, New Mexico, and Utah as well. Governor from both parties. Homelessness is not a party issue, so trying to deflect from the fact that Pelosi is a Power to be reckoned with is just that deflection

Brad on June 08, 2019:

Nancy Pelosi

Hasn't accomplished anything for Californians. And her SF area is the poop capital of the country. What has she and the other democrats that run Ca done for the homeless, and with the homeless comes drugs. Neither of which has been solved.

The democrats in CA and especially Nancy Pelosi have created a sanctuary state for illegal aliens, including Convicted Illegal Alien Felons. How is that good for CA or Californians?

CA Gov Jerry Brown and Senators Kamela Harris and Dianne Feinstein couldn't even get a high speed train running in CA after 10 years and billions of dollars spent.

This is what you want for the US?