For all the rancor coming out of the House Democratic Caucus, its members are once again missing the proverbial forest for the trees, and that is this: The Republicans will take over control of the 112th Congress in January with a 49-seat margin. I am not sure what Nancy Pelosi and others don’t get about this reality, but the truth of the matter is that if the Democrats “shellack” President Obama from his flank and cause this tax package to fail in conference (after the Senate votes), then they are in for a rude awakening come January 2011.
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Sophia Angeli Nelson, is an opinion columnist, author, political pundit, and communications strategist. She is Editor in chief of Political Intersection Blog and contributes regularly to MSNBC’s TheGrio.com, The Washington Post-Opinion, New York Times, Essence.com, Essence Magazine, NPR, BET, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News. She has been quoted by a variety of media outlets as a political analyst and is a regular guest contributor to Hannity, XM’s POTUS08, CNN Morning, CNN International, WHUR, and The Michael Eric Dyson Show, where she dissects and debates the important issues of the day, ranging from Presidential politics and public policy formation on Capitol Hill to the burning social and cultural issues of our day. She is author of the forthcoming non-fiction book Black.Female.Accomplished.Redefined. Spring 2011.
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