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2016 seemed to be a year of the uprising of the unpredictable. In pop culture and social media would call 2016 the “blowing a 3-1 lead” era. Well, The Bay Area and Ohio faced off again, however in the political arena and the challenger with the most wins won. Nancy Pelosi did not blow a 3 to 1 lead. as MSNBC analist Joy Reid said “experienced woman beats less credential man for job she’s worked her arse off for, see? It can happen in America!”

From a Bay Area woman to another Bay Area woman welcome back to your position and give your best thizz face to the haters. Growing up in the Bay Area, Nancy Pelosi and Mayor Willie Brown were household names. My mother, an Immigrant from South Africa, also told me how much she admired them and often aspired me to share the same characteristics of Nancy Pelosi. She wanted me to be a strong, smart, and innovative petite woman with a voice.

So if you don’t know..now you know, heres a brief bio on Nancy Pelosi and the uphill fight to her re-election:

  1. She is a woman of many first’s. : She was the first Californian woman Democratic Leader of House representatives and first woman Speaker of the house. All the while being the first Californian and Italian- American woman to do so. (feel free to strike out last line)
  2. Before being succeed by John Boehner she was in a sense Barrack Obama’s right-hand woman in which she pushed for health care reform plan.

She was criticized by conservative media outlets like Fox news on her pursuit of trying to enact affordable healthcare. She commented to the critiques as:

You’ve heard about the controversies within the bill, the process about the bill, one or the other.  But I don’t know if you have heard that it is legislation for the future, not just about health care for America, but about a healthier America, where preventive care is not something that you have to pay a deductible for or out of pocket.  Prevention, prevention, prevention—it’s about diet, not diabetes. It’s going to be very, very exciting. 

  1. Nancy Pelosi was appointed House Minority leader. She was up against Ohio representative Tim Ryan and won her re-election to her position.

Why does this matter to us? After the election the turn out of the white working class voter demographic for President-Elect Donald Trump prompted the Democrats to ask if they are losing by not doing enough to reach that demographic. Ohio representative Tim Ryan ran on the promise that he had enough experience to appease that demographic to get them to vote for democrats. What could that mean? That is up for you the reader to decide.

 

 

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