Pelosi: Dems Should Be Ready to ‘Throw a Punch’
PELOSI: "So the point is that what we're trying to do is just speak to them not about where we disagree, but where we agree, that they need to have a bigger paycheck and lower healthcare costs and that their voice should be stronger rather than a special dark interest money being spent more important. So that's how we would win. When we win, when we open our Congress it will be transparent, just as it was when we were in the majority before. We were transparent so that the people can see how legislation affects their lives, not in the dark of night, speed of light, to pass a tax bill that rips them off, but to have legislation that meets their needs, identifies, connects with them so that they see where the Republicans are, where the Democrats are on that. And to do so in a way that tries to have as much common ground as possible, bipartisanship if possible, stand our ground like a rock if not, and to try to unify the country. We are not them. We do not act the way they do. But I do think that when you're in the arena and somebody throws a punch, you better able to take a punch and throw a punch."