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Time to dump Pelosi and Reid

But more important than the actual date, the president
should be increasingly concerned about the two individuals who will sit behind
him on the dais that evening. To put it mildly, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are responsible for Obama’s sinking presidency.
From climate change to bank bailouts to a pathetic series of gluttonous
stimulus spending initiatives, these two are solely responsible for his ratings
nosedive, and only by getting rid of them can he hope to come out of the
freefall. With strong majorities in both chambers, Reid and Pelosi are the ones
really running the country, yet he’s catching all the blame.

A public option in health reform not really a good idea, Mr.
President? Forget that, says the Speaker this past summer. We’re passing one
whether you like it or not! There’s a progressive liberal for you, folks. No
apologies.

Let me be clear. Even if Obama were to find a way to
gingerly jettison both Reid and Pelosi from their power perches in the coming
weeks, the damage is already done for November. Republicans will usher in major
reinforcements this fall. The best the president can hope for now with such a
move is to salvage his own reelection chances in 2012. That’s how bad they are,
ladies and gentlemen. One side note here: This isn’t about Republicans. Try as
the Democrats will this year, they can’t hang that tired “Bush left me this
mess” millstone around anyone’s neck this time around. So don’t even try. The
average voter has heard enough of that nonsense.

This is all about Reid and Pelosi. And for that, they must
go. The policies of the Senate leader and House Speaker are simply too liberal
and too far out of the mainstream for even Obama to get behind this time. If he
has any desire to be around in 2013 and beyond, Obama needs two new lieutenants
in the Congress, and fast.

Williams can be heard daily on Sirius/XM Power 169 from 9 to 10 p.m. and from 5 to 6 a.m.

Visit www.armstrongwilliams.com.

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