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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
Change is coming to Washington this January - as promised by President-elect Obama - and not just at the White House.
Democrats will have a strong upper hand in both houses of Congress, even with three senate races still up in the air - Minnesota, Alaska and Georgia where a run-off is scheduled for early December - and a handful of House races. Not quite filibuster-proof but the gains should allow Barack Obama to push through much of his agenda in the first 100 days of his presidency.
But one thing that will look the same on Capitol Hill - some of the faces at the top. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be back. They vowed change and bipartisanship after they were elected two years ago. Instead they presided over one of the worst Congresses in recent memory. A lot of people simply don't like either one of them for a variety of reasons.
Here’s my question to you: Are Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid the right leaders for the new Congress?
Interested to know which ones made it on air?
Paul from Columbia, S.C. writes:
Reid and Pelosi represent the pettiness of partisan politics and led the most un-productive Congress ever. These are two of the people who abetted in the collapses that threaten us now. They must go.
Rose from Arizona writes:
Absolutely not! They have done nothing for the past two years except place blame for everything on someone else. Pelosi has a big mouth and Reid is just plain incompetent. They both need to go and quickly. They take no responsibility for their inactions.
Markel from Houston, Texas writes:
Reid and Pelosi are both very capable legislators, but they just might be in for a trip to the woodshed. The choice of Rahm Emanuel was not made lightly. Mr. Obama has sent a very loud and very clear message to Congressional leadership. He brought in the bad cop, and the bad cop isn't inclined to play footsie!
Larry from Georgetown, Texas writes:
Jack, I take it you’re talking about Dopey and Grumpy. No they are not what we need in our leadership today. Dopey (Pelosi) showed her clout in her speech on the bail out and Grumpy (Reid) filled the bill with enough pork to feed the hungry of the world.
I think so, but I do see President-elect Obama reeling them in. He needs to keep his promise to America and build a bipartisan Congress. Pelosi and Reed will kick and scream, but Obama needs to tell them to grow up.
Rex from Portland, Oregon writes:
Haven't Reid and Pelosi already proved to us and to the world that they are hopelessly inept? Why this 9% approval rating? And who are those people anyhow– the 9% who approve?