Uh, I would think that this only works as a criticism if Speaker Pelosi was the de facto leader of the Democratic Party. They're skipping over the fact that the sitting president is the leader of the party - not the speaker of the house.
Selective favorability: "Over the past few weeks, the White House has been casting right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh as the head of the Republican Party, and based on a new CBS News poll, it appears they may be onto something: According to the poll, Limbaugh's favorable rating stands at just 19 percent, a full 43 points lower than President Obama's."
-- CBSNews.com's Brian Montopoli. He didn't mention that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's favorable rating was 18 percent.
More stuff from that same poll that they skipped over:
- Congressional Job Approval/Disapproval - 30% (4 points up from February)/56% (7 points down from February)
- Fully half of the country (50%) has a favorable view of Congressional Democrats, 11 points higher than the the Congressional Repulicans.
- 40% have an unfavorable view of the Congressional Democrats a gobsmacking 21 points lower than the 61% unfavorable view of the Congressional Republicans.
Selective Favorability - Riiiiight.