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Obama in California: ‘I could get a whole lot more done if Nancy Pelosi is speaker of the House’

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During his fundraisers in California, President Obama explained that it was more important than ever to win a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives in the upcoming elections.

Obama singled out House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. as the reason he flew out to California for a fundraiser.

“She has been an extraordinary friend of mine, but more importantly, she’s a friend to working families all across the country each and every day,” Obama said about Pelosi. “I could not be prouder of her, and I expect that she is going to be once again the Speaker of the House — Nancy Pelosi. Love Nancy.”

Obama took time to flatter Pelosi in front of Democratic donors in her district.

“She is thoughtful, she’s visionary, she’s as tough as nails. She is practical.  She never lets ideology cloud her judgment,” Obama said proudly.

Obama explained to the audience that he still wanted to pass more legislation in his second term, including climate change, immigration reform and gun control – but hinted that Republicans were making it difficult. Pelosi, he explained, was the key to the success of his second term.

“Realistically, I could get a whole lot more done if Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House,” he said as the crowd applauded.

“I know Nancy Pelosi,” Obama added. “I’ve seen her courage.  I know that she is willing to do the right thing, even when it’s not politically popular. And I want her once again as a fully empowered partner for us to be able to move our agenda forward.”

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