Nina Totenberg: ‘Nancy Pelosi Is the Most Effective Congressional Leader Probably in 30 Years’

October 19th, 2013 1:39 PM

Now THIS is some SERIOUSLY funny stuff.

On PBS’s Inside Washington Friday, NPR’s Nina Totenberg actually called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) “the most effective Congressional leader probably in 30 years” (video follows with transcript and commentary):

NINA TOTENBERG, NPR: Nancy Pelosi, who in my view is the most effective Congressional leader probably in 30 years…

COLBY KING, WASHINGTON POST: You mean in the House?

TOTENBERG: In the House, has kept her troops in line. Every one of them voted for a compromise or voted for a bill they didn’t like. And she gave them a tough speech about how they had to hold their noses and vote for something they didn’t like. This was not, this is not our values, she told them, but we will fight again. She means 2014. And I don’t think that she has in mind caving on some of the issues that have to be caved on.

Isn't it fascinating how when Democrats hold together as a party, liberal media members think it's spectacular? But when Republicans do it, it's extortion, blackmail, and an act of terrorism.

Yet possibly even more comical about this remark is what the American people think of Pelosi.

Rasmussen in August pegged her as being unfavorably viewed by 56 percent of the nation, more than any other member of Congress.

Gallup in April found Pelosi to be the "Best Known, Least Liked of Congressional Leaders."

As such, Totenberg finds her views at odds with the majority of the nation.

But why should that surprise us?