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‘We Didn’t Lose Because of Me’

So says Speaker Pelosi, in an interview with NPR:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has the “overwhelming support” of fellow Democrats in her bid to become minority leader in the next Congress, and says she’s not to blame for the Democrats’ mid-term debacle.

“We didn’t lose the election because of me,” Ms. Pelosi told National Public Radio in an interview that aired Friday morning. “Our members do not accept that.”

Instead, the California Democrat attributes the loss of at least 60 seats to high unemployment and “$100 million of outside, unidentified funding.”

“Any party that cannot turn (9.5% unemployment) into political gains should hang up the gloves,” she said.

I can’t help but notice she’s not saying it’s false that Democrats lost the election because of her, only that her members “do not accept” it as true. And again with the “outside, unidentified funding.” For the last time, Democrats outspent Republicans this election, and handily.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster has been news editor of National Review Online since 2009, and was a web site editor until 2012. His work has appeared in The American Spectator, The American ...

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