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Nancy Pelosi has a plan to pin the blame for the financial crisis firmly on the Republicans. Plus, win a day with Bill Clinton

By Renegade   May 2009

Pelosi’s plan to blame the Republicans

The big question in Washington is how long before Afghanistan becomes Obama’s war and the economic crisis becomes Obama’s recession. No answer as yet to the first but on the second, Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks she’s found a way to pin the blame on Wall Street and the Republicans. Pelosi has cause to act: the poll ratings of the Dems in Congress are in freefall. In November polls, voters preferred a Democrat over a Republican in Congress by around 12 percentage points. A new bipartisan poll puts support for the two parties in Congress…

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