Given the accelerating speed of criminal revelations about the Thief-in-Chief, she may be President Pelosi before 2022:
My story: Pelosi strikes deal with rebels, will step aside by 2022 to win speaker votes
— Mike DeBonis (@mikedebonis) December 12, 2018
fwiw she'll be 82 years old in 2022, and will have been Dem leader for *20* years. The big ask from rebels might be something Pelosi was ready to give anyway… https://t.co/AR2oXv3zSq
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) December 12, 2018
Rep. Pelosi has nothing left to prove:
Nancy Pelosi called it the "Trump Shutdown," and the man whose whole career has consisted of slapping his name on stuff couldn't resist so he insisted that, hell yeah, this shutdown will be all his.
— Jacob T. Levy (@jtlevy) December 11, 2018
Prominent Republican once again jams own foot well down throat:
Gosh, why do you think Nancy wanted the press out of the room? Why didn’t she want the American People to hear this discussion? https://t.co/LFwEesyo7e
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 11, 2018
Colby Itkowitz, at the Washington Post, “While Trump mansplained, Pelosi illustrated her case for a ‘woman at the table’”:
Over 10 minutes of a surreal public sparring match in the Oval Office, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tried mightily to rise above the bluster and ego that erupted between the men in the room.
But Pelosi (D-Calif.) instead had to listen as President Trump mansplained to her the legislative process and her role in the debate, while Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer talked over her to trade barbs mano a mano with Trump…
Inside the Oval Office, the spectacle that played out in real time offered a window into the gender dynamics at play as the country’s most powerful woman navigates a male-dominated government that is now helmed by the ultimate alpha male. In her bid to be speaker again, Pelosi has argued the importance of having a woman at the “decision-making table” in Trump’s Washington. And Tuesday’s show helped make her point…
Pelosi kept her composure throughout the charade, continually trying to bring the conversation back to a place where actual dialogue could occur. But it was clear from the press presence that Trump had very little interest in finding a compromise and primarily wanted to show off his bravado for the cameras…
— Tommy Keep Christ In Xtopher (@tommyxtopher) December 11, 2018
(And yet, she is careful not to shock the grandchildren…)
"The press is all there! Chuck is really shouting out. I was trying to be the mom. I can’t explain it to you. It was so wild. It goes to show you: 'you get into a tickle contest with a skunk, you get tinkle all over you," Pelosi to her members after, per aide in room.
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) December 11, 2018
Even her professional enemies in the pundit caste respect Pelosi’s game:
Honestly makes me say it: The most statesman-like person in charge in that WH disaster was Pelosi. Second place to Schumer for baiting Trump into owning a shutdown. Honorable mention to Pence for willing himself to blend in with the furniture.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) December 11, 2018
+1. What’s particularly noteworthy is that Pelosi outclassed Schumer and Trump in her weakest area (televised performance). https://t.co/AIfd2q0C1O
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) December 11, 2018
Pelosi was the only person in that room who looked like they'd been there before.
— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) December 11, 2018
The last Democrat to talk like that to Trump's face got several million more votes than him and he still talks about arresting her.
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) December 11, 2018
Pelosi boxes Trump's ears. What D in his/her right mind would say we don't want the most effective D to take on Trump ? https://t.co/U2Uopvgerk
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) December 11, 2018
For months, I advocated for a new Democratic Leader in the House.
I said that @NancyPelosi was part of the old guard. That new blood was needed. That it was someone else’s turn.
Today, I say…I was wrong. Pelosi crushed it. She showed savvy, poise and acumen. #TeamPelosi
— Shugar (@GregShugar) December 11, 2018
ALL HAIL QUEEN PELOSI…
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) December 11, 2018
IT WAS A VERY GOOD MEETING pic.twitter.com/y02xWvlIBB
— Schooley (@Rschooley) December 12, 2018
Oh, yes — speaking of little men:
— Victoria McGrane (@vgmac) December 12, 2018