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As The Atlantic Wire covered here, Nancy Pelosi's unexpectedly kind words for Tea Partiers on ABC's This Week kicked off a debate about the nature of the movement. Watch the full clip below, where Pelosi says Democrats "share some of the views of the Tea Partiers" and pins the blame on Republicans for "hijacking the good intentions of lots of good people who share some of the concerns that we have."

Other highlights: despite health care setbacks, she gives herself an "A for effort" as a legislator this year.



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