This page contains material about the first female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, her
goals and her agenda, and the news and opinion you may have missed if you get all your information
Her main goal, presumably, is the advancement of the
Democratic Party Platform, which has a page
of its own.
Recently, Ms. Pelosi seems to have come to a fork in the road: She is a Catholic, but she
also is a proponent of abortion, also known as fetal homicide. This subtopic is now discussed in a
subsection of its own, located here.
Another big subtopic that comes and goes from the headlines is Ms. Pelosi's taste for luxurious air travel
at the taxpayers' expense. That topic is discussed here.
Nancy Pelosi: 'I pray' Hillary Clinton
runs for president. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Thursday [5/2/2013] at an event in Little Rock, Ark., that she prays former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will run for president, saying it would send a powerful message to women in the world.
Pelosi: 'Unleash' Women Via
'Affordable Quality Childcare for All'. "What we have to do," said Pelosi, "and not necessarily as, shall we say, as
transformative as Social Security and Medicare and the Affordable Care Act for everybody, but I think very important to our country,
is to have affordable quality childcare for all of America's children. If we are going to unleash all that women have to offer
we have to really get to this point."
Poll: Nancy Pelosi [is the] least liked Hill
leader. Americans dislike all four of the nation's top congressional leaders, according to a poll released Wednesday, with
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi leading the way in unpopularity. Pelosi, the target of extensive GOP attack ads over the years,
is viewed unfavorably by 48 percent of Americans in the Gallup poll. Only 31 percent have a favorable opinion of the
former House Speaker.
Pelosi: Obamacare Means 'You
Could Be A Photographer or Writer'. Marking the third anniversary of Obamacare's passage, House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the health care law fulfills the promises of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness because it allows people
to leave jobs that include health insurance as a benefit: You can become a "photographer or writer." "I've always said that
the Affordable Care Act is something that was transformative," Pelosi said Wednesday during a press conference on Capitol Hill marking
the upcoming anniversary of the law on March 23.
Pelosi Will Balance the Budget Over Her Dead
Body. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that she would like to see a balanced budget, "in
a number of decades." During her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill, CNSNews.com asked Pelosi if she agreed with President
Barack Obama's recent remarks that America does not have an "immediate" debt crisis. The U.S. debt as of Wednesday stands
at $16.7 trillion.
Pelosi: 'I Don't Think Obama Has Ever Done Anything for Political Reasons'. House Minority Leader Nancy raised some
eyebrows and got a few laughs when she said this of President Obama: "I don't think he's ever done anything for political
reasons [...] This has been a president as bipartisan as any that I've seen."
Pelosi: Obama Has Never Done Anything For Political Reasons. [Video clip]
Nancy Pelosi demands $10.10 per hour
minimum wage. Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that recent Wall Street gains mean one sure thing:
The minimum wage should be hike to $10.10 per hour. "This week, we saw something quite remarkable — the stock marking
soaring to record heights," she said, Raw Story reported. [...] So, she suggests, why not raise the current minimum wage from $7.25 per
hour to $10.10 per hour — even more than the $9 per hour proposed by the president?
Pelosi: 'Tax Cuts Are Spending'.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said today that the government must cut spending, and then explained that:
"Tax cuts are spending." "Our whole budget is what $3.5 trillion," Pelosi said at a Capitol Hill press conference.
"So, when we talk about reducing spending, we certainly must, and we certainly have — $1.6 trillion in the
previous Congress, $1.2 [sic] of it in the Budget Control Act.
Pelosi: Obama can keep drone
strikes against Americans a secret. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., believes that President Obama doesn't necessarily have to
announce that an American citizen suspected of terrorism has been killed in a drone strike. "Maybe. It just depends," Pelosi replied when The
Huffington Post asked her if "the administration should acknowledge when it targets a U.S. citizen in a drone strike."
Nancy Pelosi says drone strikes on Americans can stay
secret. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the White House doesn't necessarily have to confess to killing American citizens by unarmed drones.
It all depends on the situation, she said in reply to a Huffington Post reporter who asked if President Obama's administration should acknowledge when it targets a
U.S. citizen in a drone strike, the Washington Examiner reported. "Maybe, it just depends," she reportedly said. "People just want to be protected."
She also said that such disclosure "depends on the timing, because that's right — it's all about the timing."
Nancy Pelosi: Push for Gun Control While
We Have the Chance. The measures, which largely reflect recommendations by President Obama and Vice President Biden, include universal background checks,
"high capacity" magazine bans, an "assault weapons" ban, a "crack down on gun trafficking," laws against "straw purchases," and mandatory gun safety training programs.
It should be noted that none of these would have prevented the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Nancy Pelosi To Fox News
Sunday: It's A 'False Argument To Say We Have A Spending Problem'. On Fox News Sunday [2/10/2013], House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
told Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace that the ongoing debate about a balanced approach to deficit reduction should not place undue emphasis on spending
cuts. She said that it is "almost a false argument" to say that Washington has a "spending problem." Pelosi noted that there have been "plenty of
spending cuts," and budgetary priorities like education and food safety must be protected.
Pelosi: First Amendment Protects Right To Bear Arms.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on "Fox News Sunday" was confused, claiming it's the first, not second amendment that protects Americans' right to bear
arms. [Video clip]
Nancy Pelosi Meets with Barbra
Streisand, Plots Dem House Comeback. Hollywood Democrats aren't happy that one half of Congress remains out of their
control. So a gaggle of big name celebrity donors, including Barbra Streisand, convened at the home of liberal activist/producer
Norman Lear to plot a comeback strategy and watch a little must-see TV.
Nancy Pelosi Meets with Barbra
Streisand, Plots Dem House Comeback. More than 40 Hollywood politicos — including Barbra Streisand, James
Brolin and Haim Saban — gathered Thursday night [1/31/2013] at a closed-door meeting at Norman Lear's Westside mansion,
where they heard Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lay out the party's plans for recapturing the House in the 2014 mid-terms.
Pelosi: More Gun
Control Needed Because 'We Took an Oath to Protect and Defend'. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said action
must be taken in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School because members of Congress took an oath to "protect
and defend," although the actual oath says to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States...."
Nancy Pelosi coins a new term for gun
control. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has adopted a new term for gun control, "gun violence prevention," in
hopes that the euphemism will make it easier to marshal public opinion in favor of new gun laws as well as other policies designed to prevent
Where Are The Jobs, Mr. President?
When Nancy Pelosi asked that question in 2003, the unemployment rate was 6.1 percent. The unemployment rate for blacks was
11 percent. GDP, however, was growing at a 7.2 percent clip, and barely more than a year later the unemployment rate had
fallen to 4.9 percent. That didn't stop Pelosi and her allies, including many in the news media, from repeatedly asking the
above question and proclaiming the jobs picture to be the worst since Herbert Hoover.
upcoming fiscal deals should include greater tax increase. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Sunday [1/6/2013]
that recent tax increases are "not enough" to solve the country's fiscal problems and argued that additional hikes should be included
in upcoming deficit-reduction deals.
Too bad she's not this enthusiastic about the Second Amendment.
urges Obama to sidestep Congress, use 14th Amendment to raise debt ceiling. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi shared her
own idea Sunday on how to avoid a government shutdown should the Republican House and President Barack Obama find themselves unable to
reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling: invoke the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
decision to alter congressional class photo. The Democratic women of the 113th Congress had gathered on the Capitol steps
Thursday [1/3/2013] for a picture, snapped by The Associated Press, marking the start of the session. Four lawmakers, though, were late to
the shoot. So Pelosi's office added their faces after the fact — then emailed that image around to reporters and posted
it on her Flickr page.
Pelosi's photo trickery enhances her caucus. [Scroll down] The photos get taken. Everyone runs to get back inside
the Capitol where the hot air is. But just then here comes Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who's very important, you know. [...] And with
her is Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who's loud and one of the few surviving Texas Democrats. So, she's important and a couple of other
nobodies. Alas, no more group to join. But wait! Thanks to the wonders of technology there is a solution. The
photographer takes the four tardy ladies' photo. And Pelosi's office Photoshops them into the back row.
Kathleen the Terrible. Among the gifts Nancy Pelosi brings to the
House of Representatives is her ability to draw a hearty guffaw from the most jaded observer of American politics. This talent for comedy was on display
last Wednesday [12/12/2012] when she told a group of toadeaters disguised as journalists that she belongs to the anti-corruption party. The Orwellian
absurdity of the claim, combined with her trademark vapid expression, was enough to make a cat laugh.
Nancy Pelosi pushes
Democrats as the anti-corruption party. How well did Pelosi succeed in "ending the culture of corruption"? Rep. Shelly
Berkley, D-Nev., is leaving D.C. after losing a Senate campaign largely because of ethical problems, including how she used her position as lawmaker to
prevent the closure of a kidney care center — a kidney care center that paid her husband almost three quarters of a million dollars a year.
Pelosi supports giving Obama 'unilateral control' to raise debt ceiling. During a press conference today [11/30/2012], House
Minority leader Nancy Pelosi signaled that she supported "unilateral control" for the President over the country's debt limit. "Do
you support President Obama having the power to unilaterally increase the debt limit as Secretary Geithner proposed?" asked a reporter.
"Yes." Pelosi answered shortly.
Pelosi: Give Obama Power to
Personally Lift Debt Limit to Infinity. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Friday [11/30/2012] that
Congress should hand over to President Barack Obama the power to unilateral increase the limit on the U.S. government's debt. In
effect, under the plan Pelosi is endorsing, the only limit on the national debt would be President Obama's willingness to borrow money in
the name of American taxpayers.
Welcome to Obamcare: The
United Socialist States of America. I do realize there are changes that needed to be made in our medical system because it is/was
getting so out of hand but did we really need this? I was really terrified when Pelosi said "well we have to pass it so we can know what's
in it." I can't believe the people in her district are so dumb. Really? Are her voters so captivated by her that they don't
pay attention to what she is saying?
suggests it's sexist to question why she's staying as leader. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that
she will run again for the top position in her conference, but she was offended by the suggestion that she's too old to continue in the
Nancy Pelosi should step down as House Democratic Leader: There's little doubt that if Pelosi wants the job, she can keep it.
She remains immensely popular with the liberal wing of the House caucus which, if anything, has grown stronger and more unified in the past
two elections. She is also, without question, the best fundraiser among House Democrats (and maybe the second-best fundraiser in the
party). Since coming into party leadership in 2002, Pelosi has raised $328 million, including $85 million in the 2012
election cycle alone, according to Pelosi aides.
'Is it the 11th Amendment? 14th? Whatever... I'm With the Constitution'. House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
holds her regular weekly press briefing and displays a disturbing lack of knowledge of the constitution she has sworn for decades to
protect and defend.
Nancy Pelosi's Secret CAIR
Fundraiser. For Pelosi to appear at a fundraiser with Nihad Awad is as revolting, and should be as newsworthy,
as if she had appeared at a fundraiser with David Duke or Bull Connor. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is
an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives
have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups.
Pelosi holds secret
fundraiser with Islamists, Hamas-linked groups. Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi headlined a high-dollar fundraiser
in May that was attended by U.S.-based Islamist groups and individuals linked by the U.S. government to the Hamas jihad group and to
the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood movement. The donors at the undisclosed May 16 event included Nihad Awad, the co-founder
of the Council on American Islamic Relations, according to data provided by the nonpartisan Investigative Project on Terrorism.
Voters don't like Nancy Pelosi. Only Senate Majority
Leader Harry Reid has a lower favorable rating, 25 percent, but his unfavorables aren't as bad as Pelosi's, at 47 percent.
Nancy Pelosi says she read Obamacare
bill. Problem is, while Pelosi told the Chronicle that there was no bill yet on March 9, 2010, that's not quite accurate.
Congress had not enacted a final measure, although later that month it would do so and Obama would sign the bill. But the House and Senate
passed versions of Obamacare in 2009. This is a great example of Pelosi's insider-speak and her insistence of arguing a dubious
technicality — yes, there was no final bill — making her both unintelligible and open to parody.
"Validation" Of Romney Will "Take Us To A Period Before Lyndon Johnson". In an interview with former
Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.) on her Current TV show, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali) declared President
Obama will win the election in November. The former Speaker of the House went as far to say speculating otherwise is "remote."
says GOP has 'nerve' to ask if Americans are better off under Obama. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blasted Republicans
on Friday afternoon [9/21/2012] for continuing to assert that Americans are not better off under President Obama's administration, and said every
economic indicator shows that the country is in a much better spot today than it was four years ago. "The Republicans have the nerve to pose
that question, when if you look back to four years ago this very week ... you would know that we are indeed fundamentally and unquestionably better
off as a country today," Pelosi said on the House floor.
Nancy Pelosi Faults Federal Agents for
Enforcing the Law. Pelosi attributes increased deportation under Obama to federal agents, and see Obama's DREAM Act
executive order as the solution to this 'problem.'
security takes a back seat to Obama's political survival. Even in the face of a plea from Nancy Pelosi, President Obama insisted on subordinating
the defense needs of the United States to his reelection efforts. This is an under-reported lesson from Glenn Thrush's new e-book, Obama's Last Stand. [...]
Note that Pelosi's concern was keeping local financial contributors happy. If she was concerned about the impact of sequestration on our armed services and
national security, she did not, according to Thrush's account, make this her pitch to President Obama.
The Pelosis are Who We Thought They Were. [Scroll down] The couple has refused to hire unions to
work in its vineyard and other business interests, even as Pelosi has collected $365,500 in political contributions from labor groups in 2012. She has also
railed against bankers despite the fact that her husband's colleagues are her staunchest allies, contributing $500,000 in 2012, according to the Center for Responsive
Politics. Hambrecht, Pelosi's UFL partner, is in the latter group. He has contributed $160,000 to Democratic candidates since 2007, including $22,000 to
Pelosi and her Super PAC, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Coach: Pelosis in Breach of Contract. A new lawsuit brought by a former NFL coach charges the
husband of House minority leader Nancy Pelosi with breach of contract. Dennis Green, former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Arizona
Cardinals, is accusing Paul Pelosi and business partner Bill Hambrecht of failing to honor the $1.5 million contract he signed to coach Pelosi's
football team, the Sacramento Mountain Lions.
Civil Contempt Lawsuit Against Holder About Vote Suppression. Fast & Furious was a gun walking scheme set in place by the government.
It caused numerous guns to walk into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, resulting in the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and 300+ Mexicans.
There are still 1,000+ guns missing. They're also linked to numerous other crimes in Mexico. It has nothing to do with anyone's right
documents: Illinois state workers forced to attend Pelosi, Jesse Jackson Jr. event on taxpayer dime. Documents and a whistle-blower affidavit obtained
by The Daily Caller charge that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., participated in an
unethical — and possibly illegal — effort to force 76 employees of an Illinois state agency to engage in political activity on the
taxpayers' dime. According to the whistle-blower, Rev. Jackson also encouraged the government employees to load first-generation and low-income college
students up with student loan debt — because Democrats in Congress, he allegedly promised, would eventually pass laws to forgive that debt later.
"[T]hose people will continue to vote Democratic," Jackson Sr. said, according to the whistle-blower.
Nancy Pelosi's greatest "it's a
conspiracy" hits. The lawmaker most prone to imagining shadowy secret cabals influencing our politics is undoubtedly House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Nancy Pelosi accuses Republicans of
trying to kill children with E. coli. Republicans don't want to spend money to protect children from the E. coli bacteria, said House Minority
Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) during a campaign event Monday [8/6/2012] in support of a Democrat running for a Florida congressional seat.
Unfit to Govern. Nancy Pelosi, the
leader who warned that we were losing "500 million jobs a month" without the stimulus bill and who said "God bless them" regarding
Occupy Wall Street but condemned the tea party as "AstroTurf," has declared that the Republican Party supports E. coli.
True, it's not news when Pelosi mangles the facts. But until her colleagues demote her, she remains the leader of House
Pelosi 'Swears' Spirit of
Susan B. Anthony Spoke to Her in White House. [Scroll down] "My chair was getting crowded in," said Pelosi.
"I swear this happened, never happened before, it never happened since." "My chair was getting crowded in and I couldn't figure
out what it was, it was like this," she said. "And then I realized Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott,
Alice Paul, Sojourner Truth, you name it, they were all in that chair, they were," said Pelosi. "More than I named and I could hear
them say: 'At last we have a seat at the table.' And then they were gone." This was not the only time Pelosi has told
this story. On June 6 of this year she told it during an event celebrating her 25 years of political service.
Obama Has Created Many "Expansions Of Freedom". Citing ObamaCare, the Lilly Ledbetter Act and the repeal of Don't
Ask, Don't Tell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Cali.) says President Obama has enacted many "expansions of freedom."
In a speech to Campus Progress, where she received an award, Pelosi said the Affordable Care Act is "about life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness."
Top 10 most dangerous liberals. [#10] Nancy
Pelosi: It will take years, if not decades, to undo the damage done by the spending spree during Pelosi's tenure as speaker of the House.
From 2006 to 2010, the nation racked up trillions of dollars in debt, largely due to spending bills initiated by Pelosi's Democratic House majority.
And without her strong-armed tactics, Obamacare never would have become law.
Welcome to the welfare state: Obama's 'badge of honor'.
Nancy Pelosi says President Obama should embrace the "Food Stamp President" label as a badge of honor — and he has.
Food stamp use has risen 100 percent in three years. Welfare reform has been rolled back through work requirement waivers.
The USDA holds "food stamp parties" to hook seniors, and Obama's Ag secretary calls welfare "economic stimulus."
Pelosi: Bill That
Would Defund Obamacare, Planned Parenthood Is 'An Immorality'. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said
on Thursday [7/19/2012] that a Republican appropriations bill that would defund Planned Parenthood and the Patient Affordable
Care Act (AKA Obamacare) is "an immorality." On Wednesday, Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.), chairman of the House Subcommittee
on Labor, Health and Human Services, introduced legislation for fiscal year 2013 that would cut $6.3 billion and prohibit any
further funding to implement Obamcare and would also cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood, an organization which says
that it did 329,445 abortions in 2010.
The Awakened Giant Likes Tea. By inexplicably siding with the court's
left wing and upholding the president's signature achievement — government-run socialized health care — Roberts has given Democrats
a shiny election-year package adorned with a judicial-activist bow. The excessive celebration has begun. Nancy Pelosi immediately released a
statement gloating, "We made history. ... We completed unfinished business!"
Pelosi whinnies from the pastures. If so many of today's
incumbent politicians are yesterday, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the Day Before. Surely the icing on the cake in 2010 midterm
elections was the end to Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker. Though she's tried ever since to advance the philosophy that being Minority
Leader for the 112th Congress is just as good, Pelosi's clout went out with the tide of 63 lost Dem seats.
Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Part Duh.
Revealing yet another portion of the chamber of horrors that is her power obsessed mind, Pelosi channeled Hillary Clinton, experiencing a
vicarious flashback to Clinton's infamous "vast right wing conspiracy" moment. Never mind that there are hundreds of Mexicans and an
American Border Control Agent dead as the result of sophisticated automatic weapons ending up in the hands of known, hardened criminals.
It should not matter to voters that this is a result of the current administration's irresponsible, scandalous Fast and Furious gun walking
operation. Finding out how that happened and who is ultimately responsible for those deaths is not important.
about the Fast and Furious scandal.
Pelosi: If mandate
ruled unconstitutional, rest of health law won't work. If the Supreme Court rules the individual mandate unconstitutional, House
Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the rest of the health care law wouldn't work from a "financial standpoint."
Rove: Pelosi 'sounds like Mad Red
Queen' with arrest threat. Karl Rove said Rep. Nancy Pelosi was "dead wrong" when she suggested Wednesday that she could have had
him arrested. "The only way I could have been arrested is if the House adopted the resolution, which it did not," the Republican operative
and former adviser to President George W. Bush told Fox News on Wednesday night [6/20/2012].
Republicans slam Pelosi theory on Holder contempt push. A day after Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans of targeting Attorney
General Eric Holder because of his department's crackdown on state voter ID laws, GOP lawmakers dismissed the claim as "hogwash" while
Democrats kept their distance. Asked about Pelosi's claim at Thursday's [6/21/2012] press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay
Carney would not say that the administration shares her theory.
Pelosi: Justice for Brian Terry
Isn't As Important As Jobs. This morning the buzz about former Speaker Nancy Pelosi revolves around her statement that she could
have arrested Karl Rove at any time. But if you dig deeper into the story, you come across a quote that shows just how heartless this woman
Pelosi Says Contempt
Charge a Right-Wing Scheme on Voter Rights. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi blasted Wednesday's contempt proceedings over the
Oversight and Government Reform committee's Fast and Furious investigation as a "shameful display of abuse of power" by House Republicans.
She claims it's part of a right-wing "over-the-edge" scheme to strike back against Attorney General Eric Holder for defending voting rights
across the country.
The Editor says...
I hesitate to quote from (or link to) ABC News on this web site, but I do so in this case to illustrate that the article above is a news report with the
reporter's opinion seamlessly injected here and there. The statement that Eric Holder is defending voting rights across the country is a
canard, because the right of living U.S. citizens (18 or over) to vote one time in each election are not under attack anywhere, as far as I know,
and there is therefore no need for Eric Holder to go on the defense.
No, Ms. Pelosi, We Aren't Suppressing, but Holder is Pushing
Fraud. Among legal voters, the order is a political wash: It might attract some votes from legal Hispanic citizens,
but it also will even further turn off another block of voters who hate amensty or who object to flagrant executive overreacch. But by
providing a sort of documentation to 800,000 new people, it also makes it easier for those 800,000 to vote. Holder and Obama know this.
They approve of it. And Pelosi knows it.
Pelosi: Obamacare Is 'A Right'. House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said at her Thursday [6/7/2012] press briefing that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act —
AKA Obamacre — is not a privilege but "a right." At the same time, Pelosi also said Social Security and Medicare
Obamacare Will Be Upheld 6-3, 'Because I Know the Constitution'. [Scroll down] Pelosi, in reference
to how the nine-judge court will rule, said, "6-3. That's it. 6-3." She was then asked why she was so
confident about her prediction, "Do you have a crystal ball or what is your confidence — you wrote the bill
but why do you have this confidence?" Pelosi said: "Because I know the Constitution. This bill is
ironclad. It is ironclad."
Pelosi Says 'Free,' Reach for Your Wallet. On Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi explained to the
Commonwealth Club the reason Washington passed Obamacare. Even if everyone in America "loved" his own health care
plan, Pelosi argued, Congress had to pass President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act because American health care was
"unsustainable financially." Yes, Pelosi actually believes Washington had to get involved in health care to reduce
its cost. The Democratic leader then listed some of Obamacare's new benefits: "free" annual checkups and
preventive care and the ability of adult children to stay on their parents' policies until age 26.
San Francisco to rename street
after Pelosi. "Middle Drive East" which connects Martin Luthjer King Jr. Drive and John F Kennedy Drive in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
will now be renamed in honor of Pelosi and her 25 years of service in Congress. San Francisco is the second city to name a street after Pelosi.
Obama budget defeated 99-0 in
Senate. President Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it. Coupled with
the House's rejection in March, 414-0, that means Mr. Obama's budget has failed to win a single vote in support this year. Republicans forced the
vote by offering the president's plan on the Senate floor.
Reid, Pelosi: America's Least Favorite Politicians.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) may occupy some of the most powerful positions in
Congress, but they're also two of the most reviled American politicians, according to a new Rasmussen poll.
Still Clueless: What Is the Tea Party?
For the Obama camp and mainstream media to have the unmitigated gall to say the Occupy movement is equal to the Tea Party makes for off-the-chain
arrogance and shameless lying. [...] No one has been raped at a Tea Party. Rapes are occurring at OWS. No property, government or private,
has been vandalized or destroyed by Tea Party patriots. OWS has been trashing businesses. No feces has been thrown or used to make a
point at a Tea Party, but OWS dumped a bucket of feces in a public building. No arrests have been made at a Tea Party, but we have over 7,000 at
OWS. And yet, Democrat Nancy Pelosi said God bless OWS while calling the Tea Party Nazi.
Pelosi: Obama's Gay Marriage
Reversal 'Not Political at All,' 'Nothing to Do with Money'. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said President Barack Obama's
embrace of same-sex "marriage" on Wednesday was not political "at all," nor due to concerns over fundraising from the LGBT community, adding that she's
not "big in the bundler crowd." At her weekly press conference with reporters on Thursday, Pelosi was asked whether fundraising may have affected
the president's decision to endorse homosexual "marriage," and if she had spoken to friends, donors and "bundlers" who now are more enthusiastic for
Obama because of his apparent "evolution" on the issue.
Nancy Pelosi's top 10 gaffes.
Here are some of the most outrageous claims made by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
then Speaker of the House Pelosi Lie About Her Knowledge of Waterboarding? Yes she did, according to a new book by the
CIA's former counterterrorism chief, Jose Rodriguez.
denies lying about waterboarding. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., reiterated that she never received a briefing
on waterboarding, contrary to the former CIA counterterrorism head who says he personally briefed her on the interrogation techniques.
"This is once again totally false," Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill told The Washington Examiner. "The independent CIA Inspector
General conducted a review and the findings are consistent with what Leader Pelosi has maintained all along." In 2009, Pelosi
denied knowing that the CIA waterboarded high-value terrorist detainees. "We were not — I repeat — were not
told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used," she told reporters.
Pelosi Seeks To Rewrite First Amendment. Leave it to Nancy Pelosi, who said we had to pass ObamaCare in
order to find out what's in it, to suggest that a document we had well over two centuries to read was misinterpreted by
the court in its Citizens United decision wherein it held that corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts on
political advocacy as long as they do not coordinate with candidates or campaigns.
GOP Wants 'Subsidies for Big Oil,' Democrats Want to 'Prevent Breast Cancer'. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.) said women's health care is the "old favorite target" of Republicans when it comes to budget cuts, adding that while
the GOP wants "to protect subsidies for big oil," Democrats want to "prevent breast cancer" and "immunize our children."
Keep the First Amendment. The phrase "stunning
development" is used far too often in our politics, but here is an item that can be described in no other way: Nancy Pelosi and congressional
Democrats, frustrated by the fact that the Bill of Rights interferes with their desire to muzzle their political opponents, have proposed to repeal the
First Amendment. That is precisely what the so-called People's Rights Amendment would do.
Nancy Pelosi's Constitution.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi — the speaker of the House when Obamacare was passed — has
an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune highlighting her constitutional confusion. [...] Nowhere in her column does Pelosi
actually grapple with two issues: the fact that Article III, giving Congress the power to regulate the
jurisdiction of federal courts, is actually in the Constitution; she does not identify the constitutionally
enumerated power that gives federal government the authority mandate the purchase of health insurance or
otherwise implement Obamacare.
America's least-liked congressional leader is... On the other side of the like scale, Pelosi is the easy winner
of the most unfavorable rating, pulling away with nearly two-out-of-three (60%), and trailed by, of course, another Democrat,
Reid with 48% unfavorable. Next highest unfavorable is Boehner at 42% with McConnell the winner of sorts of least
disliked at 36% unfavorable. The same surveys found that a depressing 48% of likely voters believe that most of the
435 members of Congress are corrupt.
Pelosi: 'Congress Has Always Been A
Mockery'. "Congress has always been a mockery," Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared in an interview on "The Charlie
Rose Show" Monday night [4/2/2012]. Commenting on the public's current low opinion of Congress, Pelosi said "Congress has
always been a mockery since the beginning of our country": "Congress has always — let`s put this in
perspective — Congress has always been a mockery since the beginning of our country and if you looked at the
history of it, they`ve always been fighting over one thing or another."
Yes, Nancy Pelosi, We are Serious. [Scroll down] She
seemed to have been taken by surprise by the question in the chaotic hubbub of the announcement that the Senate might pass its version of the Patient
Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or the ACA, or Obamacare, or Public Law 111-148). Or at least she was stunned by the idea that anyone
would question the government's "right" to conceive of and pass such a law. No one else was questioning the legality of such a law. All
other questions patronized her alleged wisdom about its necessity. Her flunky press spokesman (with the ironic title of communications director)
simply repeated the answer, and shoed [sic] the annoying reporter away.
Congresswoman Pelosi, We're Serious: On the Constitutionality of Obamacare. Several times during the
debate and deliberation, my mind harkened back to the words of former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Remarking
on the original Obamacare bill, Pelosi infamously said that first "we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what
is in it." Even more outrageous was another Pelosi observation, especially given the pivotal role of the
Supreme Court. In October 2009, Pelosi was asked by a reporter if the healthcare legislation was constitutional.
Remembering Nancy Pelosi's Syria Junket.
Five years ago this coming Wednesday, House Majority leader Nancy Pelosi defied President Bush's request and his strategy
isolating Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad by going to Damascus. "We do not encourage and, in fact, we discourage members
of Congress to make such visits to Syria," the White House spokesman said. "This is a country that is a state sponsor
of terror." Pelosi would have none of that. She had known evil and to her, he resided in the White House.
The Syrian dictator, however, was a reforming, Western educated eye doctor.
held over 400 fundraisers in one year. NPR reporter Andrea Seabrook recently toured with Nancy Pelosi
during a fundraising swing through Texas covering two days, five or six events, three cities. When asked by
Seabrook how often she attends fundraisers a week, she replies, "A lot, you know. They're either on the phone or
attending events. But I think they've said this year I've attended almost 400 fundraisers in nearly 40 cities."
'Deserves a Great Deal of Credit for the Courage' To Break House Rules. You would think that Nancy "drain the
swamp" Pelosi, the minority leader, would reprimand the Congressman Rush for making a fool of himself and disgracing the
Congress. But no.
Has 'No Idea' If Supreme Court Will Hold Individual Mandate Constitutional. House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi (D-Calif.) who in 2009 rebuked a reporter for asking her where the Constitution authorized Congress to require
people to buy health insurance — "Are you serious? Are you serious?" she said then — now says she
has "no idea" if the Supreme Court will rule that the mandate is in fact constitutional.
Pelosi: Food Stamp President 'Badge
Of Honor'. Speaking at Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push Coalition, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi addressed recent
comments by Newt Ginginch referring to Obama as the "Food Stamp President" because more Americans have fallen into poverty and had to
seek government assistance. According to Ms. Pelosi, this was a "Badge of Honor".
Obamacare Allows You to Quit Your Job and Become 'Whatever'. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
said Thursday [3/22/2012] that Obamacare facilitates the type of "liberation" that the "Founders had in mind" because it
allows you to quit your job and become a "photographer," a "writer," a "musician" — or "whatever."
"As you hear from these stories, this is a liberation," Pelosi said at a Capitol Hill news conference Thursday.
"This is what our founders had in mind — ever expanding opportunity for people.
Pelosi: We're being ruled by the dumbest people in America. Levin says that when it seems like stuff the
Democrats say can't get any stranger, it does. And this time it's Nancy Pelosi arguing that ObamaCare fulfills the
Declaration of Independence. Yeah, she really said that.
Give Us ObamaCare, Or Give Us Death. As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of ObamaCare,
the former House speaker says its purpose is to guarantee our inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
is Congress' most unpopular leader. Just 29 percent give [House Minority Leader Nancy] Pelosi,
the former speaker struggling to win back the House majority, a favorable rating. [Senate Majority Leader
Harry] Reid's favorable rating is lower, at 24 percent.
The Bell Tolls for Breitbart.
The president of NOW, an organization that should have lost all credibility when it continued to support Bill
Clinton, announced that the bishops really want the police power of the state to prevent women from taking birth
control. Still, even they must have known that this wasn't winning over a lot of the skeptics, and so Nancy
Pelosi offered up space to a Georgetown University Law school student named Sandra Fluke, who whined that because
that Catholic university doesn't provide contraceptive coverage in its health care insurance she had to pay $3,000
over a three year period for it. Representative Pelosi trembled with joy to have a dog and pony show artiste
like this to make her point to the low information voters.
2008: Bush to Blame for High Gas Prices; Pelosi 2012: Wall Street to Blame for High Gas Prices. Obviously
the Democrats are worried their golden boy will be taking heat for skyrocketing gas prices so this week they've gone on the
offensive. Their diversionary tactics will probably work since the media will dutifully carry their water.
Nancy Pelosi on Gasoline Prices.
The congresswomen's comments are so cartoonish, I don't even have to comment on them.
leader Pelosi blames Wall Street for spike in gas prices. Oil speculators, not a lack of domestic
drilling, are to blame for the nation's rising gas prices, the top House Democrat argued Wednesday [2/22/2012].
What happened to all that talk about draining the swamp?
endorses Rep. Jackson for reelection. Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) has endorsed Rep.
Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), whose reelection bid has been plagued by an ethics investigation. Pelosi joins
President Obama and several other top Democrats in their endorsement of the Chicago lawmaker as he goes up against
former Democratic Rep. Debbie Halvorson (Ill.) in a fierce primary battle next month.
Pelosi Raises $400k at home of lobbyist for
company that booted protesters from Zuccotti Park.
Nancy Pelosi Sells out Occupy. Politico
Influence reports that House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and minority whip Steny Hoyer raised $400,000 last night [2/14/2012]
at a fundraiser held at the home of Democratic lobbyists Heather and Tony Podesta. Heather Podesta runs the
firm Heather Podesta and Partners.
Govt. Should Require Church To Pay for Birth Control. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said
Thursday morning [2/16/2012] that the government should require self-insured religious institutions, such as the
Catholic church in Washington, D.C., to directly pay for contraception and abortifacients.
Pelosi: Religious Freedom is an "Excuse" When It Comes to Women's Health. House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi said in a press conference Thursday [2/9/2012] that Republicans are using religious freedom as an excuse to
change the law in a way that will be harmful to women's health. This was in regard to the pushback against
Catholic employees being required to cover birth control and abortifacients, which violates Church doctrine.
This week's grand prize for doublespeak goes to Nancy Pelosi.
'I am going to stick with fellow Catholics' in supporting Obama birth control mandate. Even as
the United States' Catholic bishops have launched an all-out campaign against the Obama administration's birth
control mandate and urged their flocks to resistance, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has invoked the support
of "fellow Catholics" to justify her position in favor of the mandate. ... The comment came as at least
164 Catholic bishops across the country, representing over 90% of the country's dioceses, have blasted the
mandate, in many cases ensuring that letters were read to the faithful during Sunday Mass calling the mandate
unconstitutional and unjust.
might have skirted House ethics rules on campaign solicitations. The Democratic leader was holding
a briefing to promote a campaign finance disclosure bill when she said she was "asking people to contribute to us,
if they want to elect more reformers to Congress." House ethics rules prohibit members of Congress from
soliciting campaign donations in House office buildings, including the Capitol Visitor Center, where Pelosi was
speaking. A section of the U.S. criminal code also prohibits fund-raising in federal buildings.
she was discussing Obamacare she said: "But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it,
away from the fog of the controversy." Unemployment checks create jobs? Really? They do
according to Nancy: "It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name." Fossil
fuels make a great alternative to — fossil fuels. Yes she said this: "I believe in natural
gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels," she said at one point. Natural gas "is cheap, abundant
and clean compared to fossil fuels," she said at another.
Oops, she did it
again. Nancy Pelosi is "glad" that President Obama ignored the Advice and Consent requirement
of the Constitution on his recent appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the new bureaucratic
beast, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Ms. Pelosi has shown her contempt for the Constitution
before. When asked where in the Constitution she found the power to pass Obamacare, Pelosi said, "Are
you serious?" President Obama shows a similar contempt about whether the Constitution constrains him.
Throw 'Em All
Out... And Good Riddance! [Scroll down] Another tool of corruption is the IPO (which,
according to [Peter] Schweizer, means "Invest in Politicians Often"). Companies about to go public invite
certain strategically-placed politicians to make the first purchases in the offering, before the stockbrokers
or anyone else. You can't really call it a payoff. Nancy Pelosi is a particularly avid IPO fan.
She and her husband made an incredibly large purchase of the Visa IPO amounting to 10% of their stock portfolio,
raking off nearly a 50% profit on the original purchase in only two days. (Nancy Pelosi also had a station
built on a light rail line in San Francisco near one of her office buildings. Real estate manipulation is
yet another tool of the privileged class.)
Did Pelosi Commit Blackmail?
House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi recently said that if Newt Gingrich is the Republican nominee, she will
disclose what Americans do not now know about him out of confidential House Ethics Committee investigations.
Newt noted that this was an ethical violation itself, which caused Pelosi to back off her earlier threat, but
there is more at issue than just House Ethics Committee rules. The House Democrat Leader may well have
Another Load of Trickle-Up Economics.
So... if rich people opening businesses aren't creating jobs in the private sector, then who is? For the
answer, we turn to an even greater economic genius, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA, current net worth
$35.5 million.) Yesterday she repeated a theory she made famous some years ago, and which has become
one of the bedrock principles of the Obama Administration: jobs are created by people who don't have jobs,
through the magic of unemployment insurance, whose extension will create 600,000 jobs.
Extending Unemployment Benefits Would Create '600,000 Jobs'. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.) said that extending unemployment benefits would add "600,000 jobs to our economy." She also
said that the money from unemployment benefits creates a "safety net" for the U.S. economy because it "injects
demand into the economy — creating jobs."
Down and Dirty. [Scroll down] Of course, an endless parade of dirty Democratic scandals earlier this year had
already completely obliterated what was left of Pelosi's Mop-and-Glo reformer image. She and other liberal
feminists rallied around disgraced Twitter freak and former N.Y. Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner even as evidence
mounted that he lied to them. And used taxpayer resources and government buildings while sexting. And
recklessly neglected to ensure that his Internet paramours were of legal age.
Ridicules Catholics' "Conscience Thing" on Abortion Requirement. Catholics who believe the federal
government should not be able to compel healthcare providers to perform abortions "have this conscience thing"
that they really need to overcome, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told the Washington Post
recently. Otherwise, she said, women "could die" from a lack of access to abortion services.
Nancy Pelosi Wants
A Federal Babysitting Service. Buried in a Washington Post story about Herman Cain calling Nancy Pelosi,
"Princess Nancy" is a new policy idea that Pelosi has been pitching recently during her short tour through California.
"One of the great pieces of unfinished business is high-quality child care; I wonder why we just can't do that," she
recently said to a California audience.
List Of Conflict Of Interest Dems. The brewing scandal is complicated, but here's the Reader's
Digest version: After a Pelosi staffer left to lobby on behalf of credit-card giant Visa, Pelosi delayed
bringing to the House floor a bill to end lucrative "swipe fees" for Visa and other credit providers. The
bill couldn't have come at a worse time for Visa. It planned to launch an $18 billion public stock
offering, so stalling Hill action became a priority. The San Francisco-based company curried favor with
Pelosi by pumping cash into her re-election efforts, earning its CEO a rare one-on-one meeting with the speaker.
At the same time, Visa offered her husband a VIP cut of the IPO.
them all out' sounds like a good start. Hoover Institution scholar Peter Schweizer is making huge
waves this week with advance coverage of his book "Throw Them All Out" on "60 Minutes" and in a Newsweek
piece by Peter Boyer. CBS and Newsweek focused on Schweizer's contention that because Congress exempts
itself from laws it imposes on the rest of us, senators and representatives can engage in insider stock trading
with impunity. Among the most outrageous examples, according to Schweizer, is that of former House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi, who, with her millionaire husband, bought between $1 million and $5 million (members of
Congress only have to report such investments in broad categories rather than nickels and dimes like the rest
of us) in an initial public offering from Visa.
questioned in CBS report. [Steve] Kroft asked Pelosi why she and her investor husband, Paul Pelosi,
bought an initial public offering of stock in Visa, the San Francisco-based credit card company, in March of 2008.
The same month, former House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., introduced the Credit Card Fair
Fee Act, which would have given merchants the power to negotiate lower fees with credit card companies. The
bill, hostile to the credit card industry, was passed by the committee but never brought to the floor. Pelosi
was speaker at the time, and controlled which legislation came to a vote.
Vs. Boeing — And Jobs. The ex-House Speaker who promised millions of jobs from ObamaCare
says that not creating jobs is better than creating nonunion jobs. But then she also believes unemployment
checks grow the economy.
Top 10 Looniest Liberals: [#2]
Nancy Pelosi: She left a legacy of debt and out-of-control spending during her four years as House
speaker. The arrogance of the Left has rarely been more transparent than when Pelosi uttered these infamous
words about the pending ObamaCare legislation: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what
is in it, away from the fog of controversy."
Proof that Obama is out of his mind:
Pelosi was 'one of the best' Speakers, will be back in 2013. President Obama on Saturday [10/29/2011]
said Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was a great House Speaker and that she will get that job back after the 2012
elections. "I am biased, but I think Nancy was one of the best Speakers of the House this country ever had,"
Obama said after Pelosi had introduced him at the National Italian American Foundation gala.
disclosure belated in husband's land deal. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's husband, a real
estate developer and investment banker, stands to make millions of dollars in a previously undisclosed residential
real estate project in California as a partner with the father of a woman Mrs. Pelosi helped become ambassador to
Hungary, records show. Paul F. Pelosi's investment in Russell Ranch is worth at least $5 million and
possibly as much as $25 million in a deal put together by his friend and longtime business associate, Angelo
Tsakopoulos, patriarch of a multimillion-dollar real estate development firm, according to Mrs. Pelosi's latest
Supports Occupy Wall Street Movement. House Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said
she supports the growing nationwide Occupy Wall Street movement, which began on the streets of downtown New
York City in mid-September. ... Pelosi added that the failure of TARP, commonly known as the bank bailout, to
add liquidity to the Main Street marketplace is fueling Americans' animosity towards Wall Street.
The Editor says...
TARP was Obama's idea. If it's a failure (and it is), your beef is with him, not the banks!
Opens Wide. It turns out a recent recipient of the administration's largesse is from the House of
Pelosi. The green energy scandal keeps picking up speed.
Million Green Jobs Loan Given to Nancy Pelosi's Brother-In-Law. It's increasingly hard to tell
the government's green jobs subsidies apart from the Democrats' friends and family rewards program.
Liberals and Magical Math.
Nancy Pelosi has made what could quite possibly be the most imbecilic utterances ... regarding job creation
and stimulating the economy:
• Unemployment benefits "injects demand into the economy."
• Unemployment benefits "is a job creator."
• "Unemployment insurance, the economists tell us, return $2 for every $1 that is put
out there for unemployment insurance."
• It creates jobs to help reduce the deficit.
• "This is one of the biggest stimuluses to our economy. Economists will tell you this
money is spent quickly. It injects demand into the economy, and is job creating."
• Unemployment insurance "creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative you can name
because, again, it is money that is needed for families to survive, and it is spent. So it has a double
benefit. It helps those who have lost their jobs, but it also is a job creator."
• "It is the biggest bang for the buck when you do food stamps and
unemployment insurance. The biggest bang for the buck."
Nancy Pelosi: 'You
can kiss Medicare goodbye'. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a mid-morning press conference
Thursday [07/28/2011], sharply denouncing Speaker John Boehner's debt limit plan, which will come up for a vote
later in the day. If Boehner's proposal becomes law, Pelosi said, "You can kiss Medicare goodbye."
'Life on this planet'
about to change. That thoughtful observer of the passing parade, Nancy Pelosi, weighed
in on the "debt ceiling" negotiations the other day: "What we're trying to do is save the world
from the Republican budget. We're trying to save life on this planet as we know it today."
It's always good to have things explained in terms we simpletons can understand.
To [Heck] with You People.
Tom Friedman — who knows a bit about Hezbollah — calls the tea partiers the "Hezbollah faction" of
the GOP bent on taking the country on a "suicide mission." All over the place, conservative
Republicans are "hostage takers" and "terrorists," "terrorists" and "traitors." They want to "end
life as we know it on this planet," says Nancy Pelosi.
Energy Savings Program Evaporates. The House Chief Administrative Office announced Thursday
[8/4/2011] that the Architect of the Capitol's Office will take over the functions of the program that
expanded House recycling and led to thousands of energy-efficient light bulbs being installed on the Hill.
Reactionary Liberalism. Nancy Pelosi on today's vote: "What we're trying to do is
save the world from the Republican budget. We're trying to save life on this planet as we know it
today." Why? What's so great about life on this planet as we know it today? Let
liberals defend the status quo. We conservatives seek to improve life on this planet.
'My Work in Politics' Is 'An Extension of My Role as a Mom'. House Minority Leader
Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that she views her role in politics as an extension of her role as a
mother. ... Pelosi said, "Look, I am a mom and a grandmother. I view my work in politics as
an extension of my role as a mom. There are things we want to do for our children that are
simply beyond us."
An Aristocracy of
Incompetence. [Scroll down] Consider Nancy Pelosi's explanation of her failure to
connect the dots on waterboarding. Despite other committee members' clear recollections of the
disclosure of enhanced interrogation techniques, Ms. Pelosi claims to have heard no such thing at the same
meetings. Deaf, daydreaming, dumb, whatever — incompetence-based explanations are
apparently acceptable; just don't call her a liar. Pelosi was lying, but banking on incompetence,
clearly of the opinion that indefensible lying is a disqualifier but incompetence no problem. Did
Pelosi detail her low standards while campaigning?
Prediction Backfires? Glitches Arise in Health Law. Back in March 2010, then-House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi, D-Calif, uttered the now-famous words, "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in
it, away from the fog of the controversy." Pelosi was talking about the health care law, and it appears
she was right about the fact that it was full of unknowns. It turns out that, due to a glitch in the law,
roughly three million middle-income Americans could wind up on Medicaid — which was designed to
assist the country's poorest citizens.
wealth grows by 62 percent. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her net worth
rise 62 percent last year, cementing her status as one of the wealthiest members of Congress.
Pelosi was worth at least $35.2 million in the 2010 calendar year, according to a financial disclosure
report released Wednesday [6/15/2011]. She reported a minimum of $43.4 million in assets and
about $8.2 milion in liabilities.
Alcee Hastings (Democrat) Faces Sexual Harassment Charges. I'm sure feminist Nancy Pelosi
will jump right in and declare that Hastings should resign for the good of the People.
Pelosi: Obama Doesn't
Need Congressional Authorization for Libya Action. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
said she is "very protective of congressional prerogative" regarding military action but believes that
President Barack Obama did not need Congress' authorization to take action against Libya and does not need
it today to continue with the operation.
This is the woman who said she was going to
"drain the swamp" -- five years ago!
Pelosi declines to
call for Weiner's resignation. Amid increasing calls for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign, House
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the decision should be up to the congressman and his New York constituents.
Two days later...
Other Leaders Call on Weiner to Resign. The House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, on
Saturday called on Representative Anthony D. Weiner to resign, underscoring the growing concern among
Democrats that his online exchanges with women had become a distraction for the party.
The Editor says...
The article above appeared in the New York Times, and -- by the time I looked
for it -- was replaced by something less damaging to the Democratic Party. The
excerpt above came from Lucianne dot com.
Hill's Other Dirty Laundry. [Democratic New York Rep. Anthony] Weiner's dirty laundry is just the
latest addition to a teeming heap of scandal. To wit: The committee still hasn't issued a final
report into last year's reckless Capitol Hill predator du jour, former Democratic New York Rep. Eric
Massa. He's the notorious creep who serially groped male staffers and subjected interns to "tickle
fights" for months while then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looked the other way. Then there's Beltway
swamp queen Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters.
Nancy Pelosi, ObamaCare Waiver
Queen. Remember when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got all wound up in March 2010 about the passage
of ObamaCare and told the assembled conventioneers at the National Association of Counties that the bill's
reforms were going to make health care in America "very, very exciting"? To lift "the fog of
controversy" off the legislation, all Congress had to do, she explained, was "pass the bill so that you can
find out what's in it." ... In fact, it was the same for the members of Congress. The marching order
from the White House was to pass the bill post-haste without reading it, without finding out "what's
Superficiality: A necessary part of
liberal-progressive-socialism. [Scroll down] This combination of presumption and
superficiality was prominently displayed during the Democrat-Socialist Party's ram-rodding Obamacare
through Congress. Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrat-Socialists were unconcerned that hardly
anyone had even read the entire bundle of Obamacare legislation, and that no one could foresee all of its
destructive effects. When asked whether certain aspects of Obamacare are unconstitutional, Mrs.
Pelosi said, in effect, that there are no limits on government power; the Federal government (provided that
it is in the hands of liberal-progressives) can do whatever it deems desirable.
Abuse Of Power. Example #1: The Daily Caller last week reported that nearly half of the
204 waivers to the strictures of ObamaCare granted in April were to constituents that generally
supported the Democratic Party's push to pass the legislation. They included the widely reported
granting of 38 waivers — 20% of the total — to upscale restaurants, night clubs and
hotels in former House Speaker and current Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district, including a
hotel that advertises itself as "four diamond luxury in the heart of city." In addition, 31 waivers
were granted to unions, and 27 to health care or drug companies.
Waive Me. Yes, smack dab in the
middle of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's congressional district, a cluster of San Francisco small businesses is among
the latest recipients of get-out-of-Obamacare passes. As Jamie Dupree of Cox Media Group and Matthew Boyle of The Daily
Caller pointed out this week, there are at least two dozen Bay Area companies — including bars, restaurants, hotels,
tourist shops, real estate and auto firms — that have secured temporary, one-year reprieves from the federal law.
It's the San Francisco Treat that voters didn't foresee until after the bill was rammed down their throats.
District Gets 20% of Latest ObamaCare Waivers. On the federal level, of course, Former House speaker Nancy
Pelosi was instrumental in securing ObamaCare's passage. And now, for a disproportionate number of businesses in
Pelosi's San Francisco district, ObamaCare is not their problem, not any more. As if having entire states get waivers
wasn't enough of a debacle, now there's this nonsense.
waivers to gourmet restaurants, nightclubs, in Nancy Pelosi's district. Of the 204 new
Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama's administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip
nightclubs and decadent hotels in House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's Northern California district.
That's in addition to the 27 new waivers for health care or drug companies and the 31 new union
waivers Obama's Department of Health and Human Services approved.
Cafes in Pelosi's District Eat Up Health Care Law Waivers. Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco district
was the hands-down winner in the latest set of health care law waivers announced by the Obama administration.
More than three dozen businesses with locations in Pelosi's district were granted temporary exemptions from the
law in April, according to information released by the Department of Health and Human Services. The
businesses — mostly restaurants and cafes, with a few upscale hotels and clubs mixed
in — accounted for about 20 percent of all waivers granted last month.
Pelosi Sends Out Pro-Abortion Fundraising Email
for Mother's Day. Nancy Pelosi and democrats are absolutely outraged that Republicans would
dare pass legislation that will ban taxpayer funded abortions. According to democrats, it's the American
taxpayer's obligation to pay for abortion.
Pelosi and Progressive
Neo-Leninism. During the healthcare debate, then-Speaker Pelosi urged fellow Democrats to sacrifice
their careers for the greater good of voting for a measure considered indispensable to the broader range of party
goals. Which of course is exactly what happened. In April 2011, the liberal Americans for Democratic
Action (ADA) released its report on the 2010 Congressional Voting Record in which it stated that "most of the
high-ADA-scoring Democrats (the most enthusiastic backers of a progressive activist agenda) were reelected,
whereas low-ADA-scoring 'moderates' were not."
Compare and Contrast.
Nancy Pelosi, press conference, September 7, 2006: ["][E]ven if [Osama bin Laden] is
caught tomorrow, it is five years too late. He has done more damage the longer he has been out there.
But, in fact, the damage that he has done ... is done. And even to capture him now I don't think makes
us any safer.["] Nancy Pelosi, earlier today [5/2/2011]: ["]The death of Osama
bin Laden marks the most significant development in our fight against al-Qaida. ...["]
Pelosi blames high gas prices on "oil men in the White House". Back in 2008 Speaker of the
House Nancy Pelosi said, "The price of oil is at the doorstep. Four dollars plus per gallon for oil is
attributed to two oil men in the White House." Oddly enough, Pelosi is now conspicuously silent about
gas prices. No public comments. No press conferences. No interviews.
Pelosi Blamed 'Oil
Men in the White House' for Gas Prices in '08, Now Who's To Blame? Back in 2008 then-House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) knew where she wanted to place the blame for high gas prices. "The
price of oil is at the doorstep — 4 dollars plus per gallon for oil, is attributed to two
oil men in the White House," Pelosi said in a CNN interview on July 17th, 2008. Now that
President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are out of the White House, Pelosi has been
silent on the issue. She has made no public comments on gas prices over the past few months.
Mother Nancy Pelosi.
Many politicians envision themselves in an exalted roll and then act accordingly. Some imagine themselves
as a benevolent father figure, others as a populist folk hero, but the most nausea-inducing usually see themselves
as the savior of mankind. It has become very clear, particularly since she became Speaker of the House, that
Nancy Pelosi sees herself as Mother Teresa, obligated by divine decree to take care of every American.
Calls for Kumbaya. Pity poor Nancy Pelosi — the House minority leader is stuck in
the past. Speaking to a college crowd last Friday [4/8/2011], she admonished her audience: "The fact is, is
that elections shouldn't matter as much as they do." Of course not. She just lost one.
Unelected Rulers. Former House speaker Nancy Pelosi says "elections shouldn't matter as much
as they do." Maybe they don't even matter as much as she thinks they do. It seems that
bureaucrats are making our laws.
Down On Planet Pelosi. The Pelosi Congress spent all the trillions that America couldn't afford,
squandering our children's future on stimulus packages that didn't stimulate and a government takeover of the
nation's health insurance system. Now Pelosi says, "Democrats are in the lead on fiscal soundness" — a
statement that would be a real knee-slapper if it weren't so terrifying in what it reveals of the Democratic Party's
economic policy psychosis.
edits honorary resolution... on Pelosi. The Democratic National Committee wanted to honor
Nancy Pelosi Thursday — but its praise wasn't good enough for the House minority leader.
When the DNC's Resolutions Committee brought up a resolution commemorating Pelosi's years as speaker of the
House, Pelosi's daughter sought to alter the proposal at her mother's behest, adding some of the accomplishments
that the elder Pelosi felt the committee had overlooked.
needles GOP over return of styrofoam cups. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
marked the return of styrofoam cuts in congressional cafeterias by jabbing at the Republican majority in
the House. The top Democrat and former Speaker said that the House will now send 535 more tons of
waste to landfills due to a change in policy under the GOP-held House.
The Editor says...
Wow -- 535 tons of styrofoam cups is a lot of cups, considering that they weigh about one gram each. But
really, with all the problems facing this country — many of them caused or exacerbated by Pelosi
herself — this is what she spends her time working on?
Congress's Styrofoam cups could cause cancer. A group of Democrats complain Styrofoam cups in
the House cafeteria could contain carcinogens.
The Editor says...
SO? If that's what you believe, then don't use those cups. That will leave more for
the rest of us. But really, styrofoam products have been marketed since
1954*, and if
there was anything dangerous about it, we'd all be dead by now. Lots of things cause cancer,
apparently. Get used to it.
Panels And Job Losses. As the head of Medicaid and Medicare services testifies in favor of
ObamaCare, the CBO director says it will destroy 800,000 jobs. ... Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi once
famously said that we'd have to pass ObamaCare to see what was in it. She also boasted that the
health care bill would create 4 million jobs — "400,000 of them almost immediately."
Exit, Stage Left. American political
junkies have watched with wonder as former Speaker Nancy Pelosi came unglued over the past few days. It
was one of the most unnerving mental deteriorations ever seen in a major political figure. First there was
the unbelievable moment in her farewell press conference when the Speaker who presided over the greatest expansion
of our national debt in history claimed that "deficit reduction has always been a high priority for us." This
was followed by her bizarre, rambling introduction of John Boehner as the new Speaker, in which she spent twelve
endless minutes praising herself for making history and rattling off ObamaCare talking points.
vote: When Rep. Nancy Pelosi lost 19 Democrats on Wednesday's [1/5/2011] vote to be House
speaker, it marked the worst showing for a party's nominee in more than 80 years. Mrs. Pelosi won
the support of 173 Democrats, but 18 others voted for someone else and one voted "present." Rep.
John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, won the vote with the support of all 241 Republicans who voted.
There is a great fuss about the historically high number of House Democrats — 19 — who voted
against the discredited Nancy Pelosi for speaker. More significant are the 173 who voted for her. You
have to go all the way back to the 1910s and 1920s to find so many defections at the beginning of a new Congress
on a vote for the election of speaker as was seen on Wednesday [1/5/2011].
Pelosi makes an ungracious exit. Watching Nancy Pelosi's startlingly inappropriate farewell as House
Speaker, in which she turned what should have been a gracious constitutional ceremony into a blatantly partisan
defiance of the electorate's judgement, I wondered whether her fingers were actually going to have to be peeled off
the Speaker's gavel. She really is a piece of work: unrepentant and self-congatulatory to the end, even
in the face of overwhelming repudiation by the voters.
Nancy Pelosi Might Just Be Insane.
Nancy Pelosi gave her farewell press conference as Speaker yesterday [1/4/2011]. It was full of the expected boasting
about achievements — it's not as if she was going to admit she was the most catastrophic failure of a
Speaker in recent American history, or that her successor faces the incredibly difficult task of repairing the
damage she's done. There wasn't even much chance she would apologize for her dereliction of duty in failing
to prepare a budget for 2011, leading us into the lame-duck roller derby in December. A thank-you to America
for paying vast sums of money to transport her royal family in regal splendor aboard Air Force planes would have
Obama Hawaiian Vacations Come to an End; Taxpayers Left with the Bill. Nancy Pelosi's final
days as Speaker of the House were spent at the exotic Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu
in Kona on the island of Hawaii. Escorted throughout her trip by a mini security motorcade that included
Secret Service and Hawaii County Police officers, Pelosi was seen at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kailua-Kona,
where she received Communion. Parishioners greeted her warmly, Hawaii Reporter was told.
Two police SUVs were on guard outside the hotel during her week long stay.
Democrats Scorn Pelosi in Speaker Vote. The first vote cast by the 110th Congress
on January 4, 2007 was for election of Speaker of the House. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) won
all 233 Democratic votes (including her own). All 202 Republicans voted for Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio.
Two years later Pelosi secured 255 (including her own), and there was only one Democrat, one Rep. Gutierrez who did
not vote. Minority Leader Boehner received every Republican vote, save for his own and three other Republicans who
didn't vote. By contrast, yesterday's [1/5/2011] vote for Speaker witnessed a total of 20 Democrats —
10 percent of the party caucus — defecting from the Pelosi line.
Leaves With a Whopper. At her final press conference as House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said,
"Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us. It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go." The numbers
tell a different story. When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the
national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04. The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi's Speakership
on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 — a roughly $5.2 trillion
increase in just four years.
debt increased 60% under Speaker Pelosi. There are lots of reasons I will not miss Nancy Pelosi's
extreme left wing speakership. There's Air Pelosi and radical legislation such Cap and Tax and ObamaCare.
But the biggest reason to cheer the end of the ultra-Liberal/Progressive Pelosi Speakership is the national
debt. In the four years that Pelosi was Speaker the national debt increased an unbelievable 60%.
2010: The Year They Came for the
Constitution. [Scroll down] Time after time, when asked about the constitutionality of their
congressional machinations, Democrat legends had a never-ending outbreak of foot-in-mouth disease. No human
being could possibly ascertain whether a bill could be considered constitutional if he or she had never even read
the bill. Yet, over and over again, Democrat Congress members were caught on tape saying exactly that —
that they had not even read the bills they were voting on. This despicable lackadaisical attitude on the part of our
lawmakers came into perfect focus the day a giddy-with-power Nancy Pelosi met with reporters just after she had performed the
legislative-blitzkrieg passage of ObamaCare. Still flush with the thrill of pyrrhic victory, Speaker Pelosi was asked
whether the bill, especially the individual mandate, was constitutional. Her response will be remembered in constitutional
infamy: "Are you serious? Are you serious?"
Democrats: Merry Christmas, and thanks for nothing. Dear Pelosi/Reid Congress —
In the words of the monotonously repetitive holiday song, I want to wish you a merry Christmas. What a
distinguished record you have amassed: The stimulus, which added, oh, about $1 trillion to the
deficit and did not, as heralded, either end the recession or drive down unemployment. [And] Obamacare,
which, if it ever takes full effect, will impersonalize and socialize medicine along the lines of the European
model and create government medicine with the regulatory hammer of the Internal Revenue Service and all the
efficiencies of the Postal Service.
Nancy Pelosi: A Ruler of
Fools. [Nancy Pelosi] isn't stupid or ignorant. She is a spin-master, an epic fraud, an
insufferable boor, and a pathological liar. But she isn't dumb. No one could attain her position
while drinking the sociopolitical Kool-Aid she serves up. No, Pelosi isn't stupid or ignorant. She
does, however, credit those characteristics to her constituents. Sadly enough, she's correct.
Otherwise, her seat in Congress wouldn't be so secure. A people's representative respects the
intelligence of the people he or she represents.
The Girl in the Plastic Bubble. Being a leftist in America means never needing to actually hear
or grasp what conservatives believe. Many leftists, particularly soon-to-be Minority Leader Pelosi, live
in a plastic bubble.
Game. Nancy Pelosi kept her job as the leader of House Democrats yesterday, but more than a
fifth of her colleagues voted for Blue Dog moderate Heath Shuler instead. At least one Democrat who
is leaving office in January privately told me that the support for her reminded him of cult followers
refusing to let go of a charismatic but destructive leader.
whines: I didn't get enough attention. As she prepares to relinquish power, Nancy Pelosi
believes not enough attention has been paid to her role as the first woman to hold the post of Speaker
of the House. "I was the first woman speaker," Pelosi tells the New York Times. "It didn't
get that much play."
Pelosi Elected As Minority Leader. Nancy
Pelosi has just been re-elected to the House Democrats' top leadership position, which is now Minority Leader.
In retrospect, it seems obvious that the Democrats would want to retain her dazzling leadership, since she had all
sorts of accomplishments, and even threw a huge party to celebrate them.
Why Democrats don't dump Nancy Pelosi:
Why would politicians who supposedly care above all about public opinion and their own hides stick with an unpopular
leader who just carried them through one of the worst election drubbings in decades?
Defections. Yesterday [11/10/2010] was an awkward day for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. An
advocate of transparency in government, her office had to bat away questions from reporters about who paid for
a lavish party on Capitol Hill Wednesday that celebrated the "accomplishments of the 111th Congress." She
also faced a growing revolt from within her caucus about her decision to continue as House Minority Leader after
her party's thumping defeat.
Pelosi: 'We Didn't
Lose Because of Me'. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has the "overwhelming support" of fellow
Democrats in her bid to become minority leader in the next Congress, and says she's not to blame for the Democrats'
mid-term debacle. "We didn't lose the election because of me," Ms. Pelosi told National Public Radio in an
interview that aired Friday morning [11/12/2010].
Psycho Pelosi. The GOP
successfully nationalized the election by making Mrs. Pelosi the very symbol of limousine liberalism, a leader
who presided over an out-of-control, out-of-touch and arrogant Congress. The Republican slogan was simple
and effective: "Fire Pelosi." In the House, she was the spear point in Mr. Obama's assault on Middle
America, ramming through legislation such as the stimulus, the health care overhaul, "cap-and-trade," financial
regulatory reform and massive spending increases. On Obamacare, Mrs. Pelosi did the heavy legislative
lifting — ensuring that the law established a government-run command-and-control health care economy. She
is the true architect of socialized medicine.
Pelosi Celebrates Accomplishments, Horrified Voters
Not Invited? Nancy Pelosi is having a party to celebrate the accomplishments of the Democrat-controlled
Congress. Although this invitation sounds like a parody from The Onion or the start of a Leno joke, it's
actually true. ... The dethroned Speaker of the House, whose liberal agenda led her party straight into the
defeat, is seemingly still in denial.
Nancy Pelosi to run for minority leader.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to stay in power as minority leader after losing 60 seats and control of
the House — a stunning announcement that sets up combat between her two top lieutenants.
says election not a rejection of agenda, Obama will be two-term president. House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi, who saw her powerful position taken from her in Tuesday's landslide election, was adamant the day
after Democrats lost 60 seats in the House that the results were not a rejection of the agenda pursued
by President Obama and herself. "Let's understand the message," Pelosi told ABC's Diane Sawyer.
"The message was not, 'I reject the course that you are on.' The message is it didn't go fast enough to
Black's Law Dictionary, 1990, page 429.
Debt Has Increased
$5 Trillion Since Speaker Pelosi Vowed, 'No New Deficit Spending'. When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be "no new deficit spending."
Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
the Boss — The Disturbing Truth About Nancy Pelosi. [Scroll down] In the end
we see someone who claims to be motivated by justice, who claims to be doing the "Lord's work," and who claims
that she stands for ethics and the rule of law turn out to be a corrupt "ends justify the means" politician
who will lie, cheat, and probably worse to get what she wants. Apparently, because she believes that
whatever she is doing is right, anything, regardless of ethical or moral considerations is acceptable where
she and her compatriots are concerned.
for Capitol Hill Bottled Water? Since Democrat Nancy Pelosi took over the position of Speaker of
the House in January 2007, funding for her office soared 62 percent, from $2.9 million to $4.7 million.
For a single office?! And taxpayers paid an enormous printing bill of $93.76 million, up 212 percent.
(How many copies of the 1,000-plus-page Obamacare bill do you think that bought the feds? In a computer age of
paperless transactions, don't you think they could save a few dollars here by learning what PDF files are?)
Advocates Food Stamps to Help Economy. Seriously. There is a great danger here. What
she's talking about is right out of Karl Marx's socialist playbook. Allegedly a devout Catholic who somehow
manages to get around the Church's stand on baby killing via legalized abortion, she has ignored the
warnings of numerous popes about socialism.
America's Food Stamp Heroine.
Food stamps can lift our economy right out of recession according to the peculiar thinking of House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi. Next thing you know, she'll believe that unemployment insurance will make our economy boom.
Whoops, she believes that, too. Speaker — but obviously not thinker — Pelosi provided
this bizarre analysis Oct. 6 of what the country needs to pull us back to good times.
The House Ethics Committee trial of Rep. Charles Rangel of Harlem — originally scheduled for
September — now won't occur until after Election Day ... We're not so naive as to believe that
Charlie's going to get anything other than a wrist slap — if that. But it's pretty clear that
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn't going to let this particular pile of dirty laundry be washed in public before
Nov. 2. Her majority is already in dire straits.
to the Pelosi Era. Speaker Pelosi, more than anyone else, is responsible for the $800 billion
stimulus bill. Placed in charge of boosting the economy by the new president, Pelosi essentially dumped
the contents of her "in" box into legislation. Pretty much everything that any Democratic member of
Congress, big city mayor, or liberal governor had ever asked for was enacted. It was urgent after all.
Pelosi explained that, "Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package, 500 million Americans
lose their jobs. I don't think we can go fast enough to stop that."
Pelosi's Vote to Adjourn Could Be Her Last
Hurrah. It happened late Wednesday night [9/29/2010], so it didn't get much coverage: Speaker
Nancy Pelosi cast the deciding vote when the House voted, 210-209, to adjourn. That's significant because,
by custom, the speaker ordinarily doesn't vote except on issues of special importance. And because Pelosi, who
has shown impressive ability to deliver Democratic majorities on one tough roll call after another for four years,
was scrambling to prevail on what is ordinarily a routine vote.
So Much for 'Draining the Swamp'.
If Republicans don't recapture the House, Pelosi will likely run — and win — Speaker again. Many of the
conservative Democrats that she fed to the wolves in order to pass Obamacare will have lost their re-elections
and will not be there to oppose her. Her majority will be slimmer, but more leftist.
The Prosecution of Nancy
Pelosi. Should House Speaker Nancy Pelosi be prosecuted on a Bill of Attainder?
Pelosi ethics pledge falters.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised four years ago that Democrats would lead "the most honest, most open, most
ethical Congress in history."
Lobbyists all over Washington are privately complaining about getting undue pressure to contribute to House
Democrats, who are frantically dialing for dollars to save their House majority. One of those insiders
has now made available a fascinating tape showing how at least one member may be stepping over ethical lines
in securing money. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi started the unseemly treasure hunt in August when she and
other top leaders wrote members saying: "We need to know your commitment is to maintaining a strong
Democratic majority now" and pleading with them to call "to let us know what you are able to do and when."
Letting Leftists Limit
Language. Make no mistake: Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al. believe in nothing but power.
They are not "socialists." There are no socialists in the world except those in mental institutions or
very young children who have never seen modern political debate in action. The façade of socialism
has always been the same — a phony banner for the acquisition of power. Every brutal thug,
every Hitler or Stalin wannabe, first champions the masses against the despised few who exploit them.
Standing for Freedom Against Pelosi.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent threat to "investigate those opposing the mosque" at Ground Zero is
indicative of how sick our once-free society has become. Clearly her remarks were directed at those of us
who are leading the opposition to the gross offense and humiliation of the Ground Zero Islamic supremacist
mosque. But more than that, it is a direct threat to the 70% of Americans vehemently opposed to the
Speaker of the
Institutionalized. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is a national embarrassment with a long
train of gaffes and abuses. ... Pelosi told a San Francisco radio station on Tuesday [8/24/2010] that she wants to know
who's funding those opposed (make that nearly 70 percent of Americans) to building a mega mosque at
Stuck on Stupid. Aside from their
general ineptitude, President Barack Obama, New York City Michael Bloomberg, and Speaker of the House Nancy
Pelosi, three of the most influential politicians in the country, have something else in common: they
are completely and utterly wrong on the Ground Zero Mosque debate.
Recovery Bummer. "There is no
question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have
called for looking into how ... this opposition to the mosque is being funded." -- House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi, weighing in on the proposed Ground Zero mosque. Boy do I feel silly. I've made a
"political issue" out of the proposed mosque near Ground Zero in two straight columns, and no one has
"funded" me a nickel for it.
poison. The San Francisco Democrat (actually, San Francisco roots explain a lot) wants to form
up a posse and set off after the evildoers fomenting opposition to the Ground Zero mosque. "There is no
question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some," she told a hometown radio
interview Tuesday. ... Now, if she succeeded in rounding up the obvious suspects, polls suggest she'd have
more than 60 percent of the American public in custody.
A speaker, not a listener.
These can't be easy times for Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But even the prospect of a crushing defeat in November,
and the related recriminations from within her caucus (which probably have already commenced), can't explain
her call for an investigation regarding protests against the building of the Ground Zero Mosque.
about the proposed Ground Zero mosque.
taint Pelosi's House. House investigators on Monday [8/9/2010] charged Rep. Maxine Waters with
"improperly" exerting influence to help bail out a bank in which her husband held stock, handing more ammunition
to Republicans eager to blast House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for overseeing a "House of scandal."
From Cordoba to
Marbella. Last summer's town halls quickly morphed into the Tea Party movement and, in turn,
into open rebellion by states and voters alike. Through all of this, the political class, locked in
its parochial self-aggrandizing bubble, sees nothing amiss. Speaker Pelosi called vacationing Congress
back to enact a $26 billion payoff to public service employees and the improvident states, which will
enable them to bankrupt us all.
Drain the swamp.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously promised to "drain the swamp" back in 2006 when Democrats successfully
campaigned against corruption in the Republican-led Congress. She formed the Office of Congressional
Ethics two years later to show that she meant business. Now, the charges filed against Reps. Charles
Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of California are putting her promises to the ultimate test —
public ethics trials against members of her own party at a time when the GOP is hoping to recapture control
of the House.
Scandal Reveals the Extent of Capitol Corruption. Four years ago, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
promised to "drain the swamp" of corruption in Washington, D.C., but after failing miserably to do so it now
appears she's choosing to ignore it — while letting her colleagues sweep it under the rug.
The Enablers of Charlie Rangel.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the world's worst cleaning lady. How has she fulfilled her vaunted promise
to "drain the swamp" and preside over the "most ethical Congress in history"? By shrugging her shoulders,
downplaying the gravity of myriad ethics charges against corruptocrat Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel and waiting
for the "political chips" to "fall where they may." Imagine a custodial service that fixed toilet clogs by
letting the overflowing waste and polluted waters "fall where they may."
"Fruit Loop" Nancy's Stimulus. Does Nancy
Pelosi actually expect Americans to believe extending unemployment insurance is the fastest way to create
jobs? Just a reminder: This ridiculous woman is two-short-steps from the presidency.
Nancy claims that handing out unemployment checks to the 10% of the jobless labor force is "one of the
biggest stimulus' to our economy." The Speaker supports such an absurd statement by saying "economists
will tell you this money is spent quickly." Nancy can you name the brilliant, and I use this title
loosely, economist? Wait; let me guess, economic genius Paul Krugman?
Pelosi: It's The Senate's Fault. With the Democrats' "recovery summer" not exactly
taking off as they planned, the leadership has begun playing one of Washington's favorite games:
finger-pointing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., did her part by telling reporters today that
it's all the Senate's fault for not passing all the legislation that her party had rammed through the House.
deeming themselves defeated come November. On the first day of July, the House of Representatives
passed a "budget enforcement resolution" that "deemed as passed" a $1.12 trillion budget. ... Pelosi's
spineless minions did not dare pass a real budget, for a real budget would have shown in black and white —
in red ink, actually — just how wildly mismanaged the federal fisc has become. The trio of
President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Pelosi is putting the finishing touches on a one-year
deficit of $1.6 trillion, while setting in motion an expansion of the standing debt to well north
of $14 trillion. This is no mean feat in an era when Democrats themselves denounced George W.
Bush's deficit of a mere $160 billion in 2007.
in denial. The great Democratic revolution of 2008 is entering its pitiful stage. If
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a guillotine, Robert Gibbs' head would be rolling around in a basket.
His offense? Uttering perhaps the most unassailably accurate statement of his tenure as White House
press secretary: that there is "no doubt" Republicans might take back the House. Theories abound
for why Gibbs would say such a flatly true thing. The simplest is that Gibbs was asked whether the
House is in play on "Meet the Press" and in the flush of the moment slipped up with an honest answer.
A Hapless Administration.
Last week was extraordinary. ... Nancy Pelosi, known for her innovative solutions such as passing major pieces
of legislation without voting on them, announced that the best way to create jobs was to extend unemployment
insurance beyond 99 weeks. The President himself simply reminded the American people that it's all
George Bush's fault, and it will take "some time" before things get better. That should boost the
public's confidence in the economy.
Unemployment benefits create more jobs than any other initiative. I hear Nancy Pelosi speak,
and all around me I can envision a bustling service sector sprouting up, creating new jobs to serve all
of the Americans who are receiving their $425/week in unemployment benefits.
Nancy Pelosi's taxpayer-funded, exorbitantly expensive, eco-friendly
office space. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., recently moved into a new district
office, located in the San Francisco Federal Building. All sorts of reasons were cited for the
move — she'd been in the old office for twenty years; the new office's location is more accessible
for her constituents; she needed more space; the new office is in a "green" building. These
explanations seem reasonable, until you find out how much she's paying for them. ... Speaker Pelosi is
paying $18,736 a month for her lovely new workspace.
New District Office Costs $18,736 a Month. San Francisco is a high-rent city. Just ask
Nancy Pelosi. The House Speaker's district office in the new federal building in San Francisco costs a
whopping $18,736 a month — the highest rental paid by any member of the House — or,
more precisely, the highest rental paid by taxpayers on behalf of a member of the House.
new office is House's costliest by far. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has more than quadrupled the
rent on her San Francisco district office, making the $18,736-a-month cost of her new South of Market space
the highest in the House, according to a new report.
offers Democratic example of frugality and responsibility. Roll Call reports on Nancy Pelosi's
decision last year to move her San Francisco district offices to a new building, supposedly because she needs
more security as Speaker of the House. However, something doesn't add up, because she had been Speaker
for almost three years at the time of the move — and her new offices will cost four times as much
as her old suite.
A room with a view.
Pelosi recently moved her office into the new "green" San Francisco federal building, explaining she needed
more space. Why it's an outrage: The move quadrupled her rent to $18,736 a month, making hers the
most expensive congressional district office in America and nearly twice as expensive as any other member's.
Catholicism. Few would have guessed it, but Madam Speaker Nancy Pelosi has become quite
the outspoken Catholic. ... But Pelosi's legislative record does not suggest there is any truth to this
spiritual proclamation. She has actually been one of the biggest obstacles to the passing of legislation
supported by Christian doctrine, and it takes only a brief glance at Pelosi's history to deduce that
this speech was just lip service to a group of people that would find such notions agreeable.
Pelosi Hijack Christianity. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has decided to follow President Obama's lead in
claiming that God directs her lawmaking, invoking the Bible as her legislative roadmap. If a conservative
Republican did this, it would be the top of the news. Last week, Pelosi made a rambling, redundant, somewhat
incoherent monologue in which she claimed that "The Word" directed her. ... We can't imagine what Bible Speaker
Pelosi is reading. The Bible does not sanction gay marriage or abortion.
Constitution of No.
When a reporter asked House speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) during a press conference last year where the
Constitution granted Congress the authority to enact an individual health-insurance mandate, she answered,
"Are you serious? Are you serious?" Speaker Pelosi then dismissed the question and moved on to
the next reporter. This exchange illustrates the way "yes we can" liberals treat the Constitution:
They simply ignore it when it gets in the way of their big-government bailouts and takeovers.
We'll stop blaming Bush when his problems go away. Democrats will keep blaming George W. Bush
until the problems from his administration end, according to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In an interview with
MSNBC, Pelosi said congressional Democrats feel justified in blaming the Bush administration because of the
problems it left behind for President Barack Obama. Asked if there was a statute of limitations on
blaming Bush, Pelosi said: "Well, it runs out when the problems go away.
The Editor says...
I hope Speaker Pelosi doesn't mind that she and Obama get the blame for the duration of all the
problems they have caused, because that will be a long time.
Democrats defecting from Nancy Pelosi? With 100 seats in play and abysmal congressional approval
ratings, Democrats are starting to wonder aloud if they should continue to support Speaker of the House Nancy
blames Bush administration for BP oil spill. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., blamed
the Bush administration for any lack of oversight leading up to the Gulf oil spill. The Obama administration,
on the other hand, is blameless.
Marx, Keynes, Pelosi. [Scroll
down] Keynes has given us a glimpse into the heart of modern progressivism: For now, progress
requires a respect for work, for jobs, for economics. So the left embraces the use of government for
economic ends. But ultimately all of this is for the sake of transcending "pseudo-moral principles" like
precaution. So the left embraces big government while disdaining the need for self-government.
The Speaker Who Won't Speak
with the People. [Scroll down] Whether for banking or health care or — if cap-and-trade
regulations become law — selling a home or choosing what to eat, these transactions will be subject to a
barrage of applications, either filled out by the citizen directly or shuffled upstream to companies supplying the
goods and services we use every day. You like trans fats? Too bad. New York's Bloomberg
regulations are going national.
How ignorant would you have to be to believe this?
Nancy Pelosi: Democrats reduced taxes to historic low. Congressional Democats are responsible
for the lowest U.S. tax bills in a half-century, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday. Pelosi was
responding to a USA Today report that said Americans' tax bills in 2009 were at their lowest point since the
Where are the "separation of church and state" people now?
Pelosi Told Catholic Cardinals, Archbishops and Bishops
to Push Immigration Reform. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she has told Catholic
cardinals, archbishops and bishops that she wants them to speak from the pulpit for immigration reform and
tell Catholics who oppose it that reform "is a manifestation of our living the gospels."
The Gospel According to Nancy. Despite
global warming, hell might be freezing over, because the very liberal Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is
apparently encouraging the Catholic clergy to campaign for immigration reform from the pulpit during Sunday
mass. Wow. Speaking at the Catholic Community Conference in Washington, Pelosi said: "Cardinals,
the Archbishops, the Bishops come to me and say we want you to pass immigration reform. But I say I want you
to speak about it from the pulpit. ... I want you to instruct ... the people (who) oppose immigration reform
and are sitting in those pews ... that this is a manifestation of our living the Gospels."
The 'Messiah' swaggers down the aisle of church.
We should have known that the moment the UN became involved that Jesus wouldn't be found in church anymore.
Jesus is being squeezed out of the House of God to make way for global warming/climate change proselytizing.
Indeed, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has ordered "Social Justice" as the new message she wants heard from the
Pelosi: It's Cheaper to Treat Teens for Drug Use
Than Interdict Drugs at Border. While pointing out that it is the responsibility of the federal
government to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) said Thursday [5/6/2010]
it is cheaper to treat teens for drug use than it is to interdict drugs being smuggled across the border.
girl Pelosi looking rather ... airy in D.C. glossy. If Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears get
flak for airbrushing their photos, why not the speaker of the House? If you haven't managed to score a
copy of the May/June 2010 edition of Capitol File magazine (typically flanked on every table or bathroom at
any D.C. social function) you'll notice the cover girl Nancy Pelosi looking particularly young.
The Editor says...
The article above could easily be dismissed as gossip, were it not for the disingenuousness of it all.
Not only is Ms. Pelosi pretending to be something she is not, this is all just another red herring
deployed to divert attention from the underhanded way Obamacare was foisted upon us all.
Fancy Nancy. [Scroll down]
It may actually be, if we could measure it, that the photo's impact on the general public is not one of
positive approval, but of stunned amazement. John and Jane Doe, fed up with taxes, unemployment, and
Washington double-think, recognize this for what it is — political spin. We all know Nancy
Pelosi has been around the block a few times and has had some "work" done. So whom do they think they
are kidding? Another new "do" and some pictures are not going to improve her numbers with the public.
Madison's "Overbearing Majority". The purpose of this bill is — as Pelosi
put it — to "kick through this door" to prepare the way for even further "reform." But
what does this metaphor even suggest? Who kicks through doors, anyway? It is ordinarily
the police — or even the secret police. Not a constitutional legislative body of the
United States of America. Pelosi's phrase was profoundly aggressive, although perhaps she
used it without complete consciousness of what she might be conveying. But it was no
accident. This is an extraordinary way for a speaker of the House to talk, congruent
with the Democratic Party's newly combative attitude towards the wishes of the American people.
Economics for Dummies. You
probably missed it. But a new school of economics was unveiled last week shortly after health care reform
passed the House of Representatives. Speaker Nancy Pelosi stepped to the podium in the House chamber and
said the legislation will "unleash tremendous entrepreneurial power" and create millions of jobs. "Our
economy needs something new, a jolt," she said. And she and her Democratic colleagues had just delivered
Pelosi Calls Press Conference to Unveil $140,000 Light
Fixtures in House Cafeteria. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a Capitol Hill press conference
Wednesday [4/21/2010] to unveil new light fixtures in the House cafeteria. The light fixtures cost
$140,000 and will take almost 10 years to pay off in saved energy.
When the Lights Go Down,
It Ain't Pretty. So how did the fixtures' cost drop so quickly and so dramatically?
Because they were made by Durham, N.C.-based Cree Inc., a company whose LED lighting products are heavily
subsidized by the government.
chill. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered a most disturbing promise to
PBS's Jim Lehrer on Wednesday [3/24/2010], proudly announcing that the methods employed and nearly
employed to force ObamaCare on the American people (formerly the most free people on the planet) would,
from this day forward, serve as her "model for future reforms." Chilling words, indeed.
United States Has Been Sold Out And The International Police Have Arrived. The Tea Party,
Patriot and 9/12 movements are supporters of Liberty and the Constitution. They struggle against
Progressive, Social Justice and left-wing ideologues. They want less government and more individual
responsibility without being handicapped by government. Underlying the Tea Party and Patriot protests
is anger against unchecked, corrupt, back-room secret double-dealing government. Hiding his values and
agenda Mr. Obama stealthily campaigned from the center, but he's a full-throated Progressive. His
acolyte Ms. Pelosi mastered triple-speak, a perverse, double-cross form of propaganda.
Destroys the Human Spirit. After the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Senate's health
care bill (without changes because they could not craft and pass a bill of their own), House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi proclaimed that the effort reflected American's founding declaration of "life, liberty, and the pursuit
of happiness." Nothing could be farther [sic] from the truth.
Pelosi? I suppose one could interpret the health care bill as "Pelosi's historic achievement," as
the media has been insisting, but that would also mean that an unpopular President and a more unpopular Congress
and a most unpopular Speaker together railroaded through an unpopular, sweeping piece of legislation without a
single opposition vote, and through the sort of tawdry legislative bribery and procedural gimmicks we haven't
seen since the 19th century.
Poll: Low Favorability Ratings
For Pelosi, Reid. [Scroll down] Pelosi and Reid are viewed unfavorably by roughly three
times as many people as they are viewed favorably. Pelosi's favorable rating in the poll stands at 11 percent.
Her unfavorable rating, meanwhile, is 37 percent — meaning that more than one in three views
the California Democrat negatively.
triumph. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday launched the Democrats' argument for the health care
bill, claiming, "This is an American proposal that honors the traditions of our country." Does that
suggest that opposition is un-American? And what are the traditions that are American that this law
fulfills? The Democrats argue that the bill fulfills the "right" of all Americans to government-assured
health care services. The congressional Democrats claim many other things that a majority of the country
believes to be inconsistent with truth and reality.
Speaker Pelosi is teetering on the edge of a cliff and it's a long way down. House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi is prepared to sacrifice her members like lambs to the slaughter. Literally. Pelosi
(D-Calif.) is so desperate to get health care passed this week before members take a break that she will
likely employ the "Slaughter Strategy" — a very appropriately named, arrogant abuse of House rules
that would allow members of Pelosi's caucus to simply vote on changes to the Senate bill and "deem" the bill
passed without a member ever having to choose "aye" or "nay."
kicking in our doors, Madame Speaker. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used an unexpected analogy Monday
[3/15/2010] during a conference call with liberal bloggers to discuss Obamacare, saying "once we kick through
this door, there'll be more legislation to follow." At least four things need to be said about Pelosi's
Doc Asks Pelosi: 'Are you so arrogant ... ignorant ... incompetent?' Democrats might have
themselves a health reform bill, but Republicans have doctors — way more doctors in Congress, anyway,
than Democrats. And they're steamed.
Comeuppance: Why Democrats May Sack the Speaker. No matter what the outcome of the elections
next November, it is time to consider the possibility that the House of Representatives will have a new speaker
in January 2011. Having made heavy-handedness a hallmark of her leadership style, Nancy Pelosi now appears
well on the way to receiving her comeuppance, if not from her fellow Democrats then from the American people.
We don't need to
pass health care reform to find out what's in it. As you can see, the Senate's Christmas Eve Bill
originated in the House satisfying the Constitutional imperative that tax bills originate there and it gets them
around the ex post facto provision of the Constitution; you and I will be retroactively responsible for
paying the taxes on Obamacare from the January 1 of 2010. (Perhaps, as far back as 1/1/2009.)
Arrogance Knows No Bounds. Arrogance, contempt and obfuscation in the health care
debate — that's Speaker Pelosi's idea of transparency.
Republic: If liberal Boomers such as Nancy Pelosi insist on creating government incentives
for a generation of people to be unemployed artists who nonetheless have their health care paid for by
productive members of society, there will be fewer productive members of society.
Nancy Pelosi and the
CIA: Who's Lying Now? Along with her difficulties ramming health care down our throats, House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has an ugly, slightly "cobwebbed" credibility issue that is about to get dusted off and
given full, sunlit exposure due to new documents being pried loose by court order. Pelosi's "credibility"
is under scrutiny due to her unusually harsh criticism of the Central Intelligence Agency last year.
Applying Alinsky: Why Obamacare Makes
No Sense. [T]he ordinary American can be excused for being confused, frustrated, and angry.
That's exactly where President Obama, the Chicago political mafia around him, Harry Reid, the Senate Majority
Leader, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi want people to be. At one point in the pointless all-day meeting
on Thursday, she even claimed that passing Obamacare would create four million jobs overnight! Even for
Speaker Pelosi, that's a new level of insane babble.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Deficient Cleaning Service: "Maybe it will take a woman to clean up the
House," Nancy Pelosi boasted before the 2006 midterm elections. Looks like those XX chromosomes didn't
give her much advantage over the old cleaning crew. The swamp she was supposed to drain is overflowing.
Draining the Swamp?
Before Rep. Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the House, she promised during the Bush administration that if
voters allowed Democrats to regain a congressional majority Democrats would establish "the most ethical
Congress in history." Pelosi pledged to "drain the swamp" of corruption in Washington. Not only
has the swamp not been drained, Democrats have begun treating it as a hot tub.
Up, Media, Pelosi's Lying About Tea Parties. Our Speaker of the House has suddenly changed her
tune about tea parties. So why won't the media call her on it?
dirty house. This is a mess ideally suited for Nancy Pelosi's broom — if it weren't
stashed in a closet alongside President Obama's promises to curtail earmarks drastically and to broadcast
sensitive legislative negotiations. Pelosi pleads for patience for Rangel, who's still being investigated
in many other matters and, after all, has not done "something that jeopardized our country in any way."
This means Rangel will only step down as chairman after exacting the maximum possible political embarrassment.
Pelosi will game the Stupak 12. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) has warned that he and other
pro-life Democrats are ready to kill health-care legislation unless the pro-abortion provisions enacted
by the Senate are removed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must win their votes to pass her bill.
Pelosi Says She's Running 'Most Ethical' Congress Ever.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insisted on Friday that she is running the most ethical and honest Congress
in history. At the same time, however, she indicated she will not ask House Ways and Means Chairman Charles
Rangel (D.-N.Y.) to resign his chairmanship — at least for now.
Charlie Rangel ruling puts Nancy Pelosi
in a jam. The House ethics committee's decision to admonish New York Democratic Rep. Charlie
Rangel over improper corporate-sponsored trips to the Caribbean leaves Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the ethics
committee itself facing difficult questions. When then-Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) was
admonished by the ethics committee in October 2004, Pelosi and other Democratic leaders went on the
offensive against him.
swamp: The ethics committee has been investigating [Congressman Charles] Rangel at a glacial
pace for numerous ethical violations, but has yet to rule on other, even more serious, charges. ... This
ethical cloud has hung over Rangel, who runs one of the most powerful committees in Congress, for
18 months. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised to preside over the "most honest
and open Congress in history," knows an ethics violation when she sees one. He's "ethically unfit
to lead", she said. Oh, wait, she didn't say that about Rangel. She said that about former
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay when the House ethics committee admonished the Texas Republican in 2004.
Says She's Running Most Ethical Congress Ever, Media Mum. During a Friday [2/26/2010] press
conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she was running the most ethical Congress ever. ... Despite
the absurdity of this remark, CNSNews.com and Fox News were by themselves amongst major press outlets in
finding it newsworthy.
Saying No to Emperor Obama:
It is almost beyond comprehension how Obama could have engineered a failed presidency within the space of
just one year. He got a lot of help from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, as mendacious and imperious an
individual to have ever held that office.
president. It's getting crowded under the bus. Higher income earners need to move
over — here comes everyone else as the president reneges on his only tax the rich
pledge. ... Its ironic that his phrase of the moment is now agnostic. While millions of
American suffer in the recession, he's agnostic to Speaker Pelosi's spending on air travel, booze and
King: Pelosi should be concerned about upcoming CIA doc dump. The public interest group
Judicial Watch announced on Tuesday [2/2/2010] that a court order issued by the U.S. District Court for the
District of Columbia states the Central Intelligence Agency must give Judicial Watch documents regarding
congressional briefings on "enhanced interrogation techniques" by April 15 of this year. Judicial
Watch is seeking documents detailing CIA briefings involving House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat,
and/or her staff.
Incredible Deflation of Barack Obama: [Scroll down] Who could be surprised that the
critical bills — the stimulus program and healthcare — degenerated under a welter of
pork and earmarks that had so outraged the American public in the past? Pelosi benefited from $54 million
to relocate a Bay Area wine train, not to speak of a secret deal with the drug industry lobby to preclude
negotiations on Medicaid drug prices and exclude drug imports from Canada, concessions that had previously
been strongly rejected by Obama.
Obvious Opacity. According
to Nancy Pelosi, campaign promises have one purpose: getting a candidate elected. After voting, a
candidate's word can be shelved like a magician's prop. If the Speaker is to be taken seriously, nothing
Barack Obama said during the presidential campaign holds weight and should be disregarded as roadside rhetoric.
If Pelosi's ruling versus rhetoric conjecture is correct, then it explains the last twelve months.
Dog That Was Not Allowed To Bark. On November 7th, 2009, Speaker Pelosi marched to the podium
and paraded her lap dogs to the microphone to proclaim "Victory" for herself, her Democratic House colleagues,
and President Obama. What about every other American? The "Victory" was the passage of the second
part of ObamaCare, "The Health Care Bill." That's right, the second part of ObamaCare is the 1,990 page
bill that created 118 new boards, commissions, offices and bureaus.
Week. Ever. A supremely aloof and arrogant president whose chief policy idea was to ignore what
Americans wanted on nearly every front was humbled if not humiliated. Nancy Pelosi herself admitted that
the Senate health care bill she darkly promised to ram through Congress "one way or another" was, as of a
couple days later, resolutely non-rammable.
Pelosi, Where Are the Jobs? In August 2003, then-Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi issued a
press statement demanding to know from President Bush, "Where Are the Jobs"? The statement was
released in response to the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report, which, at that time showed
that over 400,000 Americans had given up looking for work and had left the labor force. It should
be noted that today, every job measurement she cited is worse now than it was in 2003.
No one punished under congressional
ethics rules. Nearly three years after Congress approved sweeping ethics rules to "drain the swamp," as
incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it, no member of Congress has been punished for wrongdoing. In that
time, allegations of sexual misconduct and financial impropriety have been lodged against lawmakers.
Pelosi tells C-SPAN: 'There has never been a more open
process'. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended Congress' work on a healthcare
bill Tuesday [01/05/2010] saying the process has displayed historic transparency, just as C-SPAN mounts an
effort to open the negotiations. ... "We will do what is necessary to pass the bill," Pelosi said.
A Day Off. [Scroll down slowly]
Nancy Pelosi's promise to end the "culture of corruption" in Congress and Barack Obama's promise to run the "most
transparent administration in history" were unadulterated lies. An ominous thought: both of them might
actually believe they're doing just that, despite mountains of evidence to the contrary. Such a profound
disconnect from reality is making Americans furious.
Little Miss Sunshine.
Days after becoming the nation's first female Speaker of the House in 2006, Nancy Pelosi pledged to create
"the most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history." The statement appears ludicrous now
given Congress' smarmy image, thanks in large part to Pelosi's theatrics on a host of issues.
Minority View: Constitutional Contempt. At Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Oct. 29th press
conference, a CNS News reporter asked, "Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant
Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?" Speaker Pelosi responded,
"Are you serious? Are you serious?" The reporter said, "Yes, yes, I am." Not
responding further, Pelosi shook her head and took a question from another reporter.
Death of Deliberative Democracy. In 2006, the minority party in Congress issued a dire report
on the "unprecedented erosion of the democratic process." Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, then the
ranking member of the House Rules Committee, authored the scathing document. She blasted the majority
Republicans' violations of "procedural fairness," short-circuiting of debate, and late-night meetings "to
discourage members and the press from participating" in legislative deliberations. My, how history
Their Next Trick... Look for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
to try to circumvent the traditional conference committee process by which the different versions of health
care reform passed by each house will be reconciled. If so, it will be the latest example of violating
principles of transparency and accountability in the single-minded pursuit of legislative victory.
Pelosi Pledged to Give Public 'Ample Amount of
Time' to Read Final Health Bill. While Nancy Pelosi is now dodging a request from C-SPAN
CEO Brian Lamb to open up House-Senate negotiations over the final version of the health-care bill so
C-SPAN's cameras can show them to the public, back in July she pledged she would give the public an
"ample amount of time" to read the final bill before brining it to a vote.
Four Tactical Steps That Will Defeat Obamacare.
[#1.] Denounce this bill for the lying fraud scheme it is: Just as an example: The Congressional Budget
Office (CBO) "scored" the Pelosi bill to cost $1.055 trillion — far above Barack Obama's $900 billion
ceiling. Pelosi immediately held a press conference and announced her bill would cost $894 billion —
a figure that did not appear in the CBO report and which could be reached only by subtracting projected IRS-administered
penalties from the actual cost.
says Americans could 'absorb' increased deficit if it means more jobs. Americans could be
ready to "absorb" increases to the deficit if it means higher employment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
said Tuesday [11/24/2009]. As the Congress prepares to put together a new spending package focused
on creating new jobs in the U.S., the Speaker said that while it's a "false choice" to pose the situation
facing lawmakers as a balance between jobs and increased deficits, Americans would rather have jobs.
The Editor says...
This is right down the middle of the fast track to socialism: Paying for make-work jobs with money
borrowed from future taxpayers. Exactly the opposite approach would produce more
employment — reduce government intervention (and taxes) to zero, and full
employment will follow.
Nancy Pelosi spends $2,993 on flowers.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent $2,993 in taxpayer money on flowers between June and October.
House Majority Whip James Clyburn has a thing for Chantilly Donuts, spending about $265 at the Virginia shop
in the past quarter. ... Pelosi, who has come under fire in the past for spending on flowers, also spent
roughly $30,610 in food and beverage and about $2,740 on bottled water, contributing to the nearly $120,531
total from all congressional leadership accounts.
The $1.9 Trillion
Gimmick. Any day now, the House is expected to vote on a $210 billion fiscal swindle that
will prevent automatic cuts in Medicare payments to doctors. ... The "doc fix" was originally part of
ObamaCare, until Mrs. Pelosi realized that adding a quarter-trillion dollars to the total tab made it
difficult to pretend the bill would reduce the deficit.
was for three-day "read the bill" rule before she forgot it on Obamacare. There are two ways
to view this video of a 2005 floor speech by then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, condemning
Republican leaders for not allowing members three days to read "a bill of thousands of pages" before voting
on it. The video is posted on Breitbart TV and is well worth watching in the aftermath of Speaker Pelosi's
legislative blitzkreig of the past week to gain passage of her version of Obamacare at all costs.
The Madness of
Queen Nancy. It's one thing to be serene under fire, it's another to be delusional. More
than a few Democrats in Congress are perplexed and worried that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is insisting on
ramming through a 1,900-page health care bill on Saturday [11/7/2009], just days after her party took
heavy losses in Tuesday's elections.
Pelosi's Suicide Pact.
This is likely to be the high-water mark for liberal Democrats. They're likely to lose House seats
next year anyway, and there's no guarantee President Obama will be re-elected. At 69, Pelosi stands
a good chance of facing a death panel before she leads a majority of this size again. Besides, her
seat is in no jeopardy. She comes from a safe ultraliberal district.
Breaks Pledge to Put Final Health Care Bill Online for 72 Hours Before Vote. Speaker Nancy
Pelosi's office tells The Weekly Standard that the speaker will not allow the final language of the
health care to be posted online for 72 hours before bringing the bill to a vote on the House floor,
despite her September 24 statement that she was "absolutely" committed to doing so.
By hook or crook...
More on the
post-election ballot question in NY 23. It appears, though it was not widely reported, that
in an effort to prevent Hoffman from being seated should he win, Owens preemptively contested the results,
and the ballots were impounded so the New York Board of elections could not — and did
not — certify the NY 23 election results. This the House knew when Pelosi ordered
Owens sworn in to vote for the atrocious health care reform bill.
The Pelosi Plan.
With Barack Obama as her front man, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — the real power in the Democratic
party — has gone Clinton and Gingrich one better. Clinton tried to hike taxes. Gingrich
sought to cut Medicare. Pelosi wants to do both at once. This is quite a feat: She's combined
the most unpopular Democratic and Republican proposals of the last generation in one piece of legislation.
Pelosi's Kamikazes? Pelosi is
ordering her fearful members to vote for the Obama-cum-Pelosi healthcare "reform" bill that has voters up in
arms all over the country. House Blue Dog "moderates" are already caught in a crossfire between their
constituents and their leadership. The Tea Partyers have been heard, and they are watching carefully.
Before taking control of the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, "Democrats intend to lead the most honest,
most open, and most ethical Congress in history." However, with dozens of mostly Democratic lawmakers
and various staff under investigation by the House's twin ethics bodies, the majority clearly values political
power over clean government.
The Worst Bill
Ever. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has reportedly told fellow Democrats that she's prepared to lose
seats in 2010 if that's what it takes to pass ObamaCare, and little wonder. The health bill she
unwrapped last Thursday [10/29/2009], which President Obama hailed as a "critical milestone," may well be the worst
piece of post-New Deal legislation ever introduced. In a rational political world, this 1,990-page
runaway train would have been derailed months ago.
Constitutional Question. [Judge Andrew] Napolitano says Congress has conveniently forgotten
that the federal government was granted specific enumerated powers, limited by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.
The power to regulate interstate commerce was intended to keep regular the trade between states and eliminate
unfair in-state advantages. Stretching the interpretation of interstate commerce regulation that Pelosi
and others are attempting to do, and applying it to a very intimate matter like health care is far beyond the
scope of the Commerce Clause.
VAT's The Matter? At least
twice a decade, it seems, desperate politicians latch on to the idea of a VAT as the best way to raise lots of money
for their spending schemes. No wonder. Unlike our current system, a VAT would impose a uniform levy at
each level of production, from raw materials to finished goods, so the revenue potential is huge. Which is
why it keeps coming up in our free-spending Capital.
Lied To Enough Already?
Individuals nationwide, regardless of political allegiance, have taken to the streets this year in opposition to the
radical liberal agenda and assert that we're taxed enough already, but we should also recognize that liberals have lied
to us enough already in regards to the further taxes we oppose. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) continued her
regularly scheduled display of dishonesty during a recent discussion of the value-added tax.
Mrs. Pelosi's VAT.
Candor about taxes is rare in Washington, so when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admits that Democrats may have to impose a huge
new tax on the middle class to fund their spending ambitions, believe her. Speaking with PBS's Charlie Rose on
Monday [10/5/2009], Mrs. Pelosi mused publicly about the rising possibility of enacting a value-added tax, or VAT,
as part of broader tax reform. "Somewhere along the way, a value-added tax plays into this," she said.
The Editor says...
That's a national sales tax, in other words, on top of all our other taxes.
Piracy on Treasure Island.
Politicians with ties to land developers are trying to force the Navy to hand over one of the most valuable pieces of
property in the country for free. The House version of the 2010 Defense authorization bill scheduled for conference
today contains language that would speed the transfer of Naval Station Treasure Island to the city of San Francisco at no
cost. ... A Pelosi spokesman stressed that she did not author the provision, but her involvement is unmistakable.
Thugs, Tea Parties And Treacle.
The unwillingness of the Democratic establishment to defend free markets emboldens the [Pittsburgh] rioters. In
destroying private property and impeding trade, these anarchists prove their aims aren't democratic. They resemble
the mobs of Castro's Cuba who engage in violence against citizens to enforce conformity. The outrage of it all
raises questions about Pelosi's real agenda in her one-sided criticism of tea partiers. By criticizing only
tea partiers and ignoring rampant thugs, she seeks to repress peaceful dissent. With that setup, it's
no surprise that there's a mudslide of violence now rolling down on us from an energized radical left.
Raps Pelosi Over Making Bills Available Online. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) marshaled his newfound celebrity
Friday [9/25/2009] by sending a fundraising letter to Republicans that accuses House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of
failing to post all bills online at least 72 hours prior to votes. Wilson, who rose to notoriety for interrupting
President Obama's health-care address to Congress by yelling "You Lie!," charged Friday that Democratic congressional
leaders "continue to spin and mislead the public" in the contentious debate over health-care reform.
Pelosi Seeks to Make
Health Reform Bill More Liberal. When House leadership brings a final health care bill to the full House
floor, it may be more liberal than moderate House Democrats expected, according to reports. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.) is planning to include in the bill a tax on wealthy Americans, as well as a more robust government-run health
insurance plan (or "public option"), abandoning the compromises leaders in a key committee worked out with the moderate
Blue Dog Democrats, according to Roll Call.
Democrats' Hypocrisy. But as every San Franciscan knows, Dan White shot Moscone and Milk because
Moscone would not give him his supervisor's post back and Milk supported Moscone. ... So it is hysterical and
disingenuous for Pelosi to equate tea-party protests with the murders of Moscone and Milk and the riots that
followed. She knows better. She herself said Thursday that people should take "responsibility" for
what they say and any "incitement" their words cause. She owes lawful protesters an apology.
Still Lying. The Speaker of
the House is right. The Bay Area was indeed a mecca of political violence during the 1970s. But the
violence exclusively came from people whose outlook more closely resembled Nancy Pelosi's, not Joe Wilson's.
Pelosi's Pretense: House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi held an "emotional" press conference to caution the rest of us "about the language" we
use. ... It's hard to decide which is more repugnant, her acting ability or her double standard. Madam
Speaker, perhaps you're the one who isn't "balanced."
Pelosi Puts Her Foot In It. Sorry folks,
bigotry is bigotry; doesn't matter if you are white, black, yellow or plaid. Obama is a bigot, Carter is not only
an economic moron, he is also a bigot. Pelosi is biased against heterosexuals and has a rabid bigotry against
Christian white males. In fact the entire tone of her statement indicates that she believes the greatest danger
this country faces is the prototypical angry white male. She is fearful that one of us who has a platform for
our opinion will write or say something derogatory about Obama and one the members of our unstable redneck flock
will sally forth to perform a heinous deed.
Speaker Of Lies.
What did the speaker know, and when did she know it? With CIA documents contradicting Nancy Pelosi's claims
on classified briefings, will a death watch begin on her leadership?
Doubling Down On A Losing Strategy.
You've likely seen the video of Nancy Pelosi ostensibly choking back tears as she warns that violence is on
the way, just as in 1970s San Francisco — one of the oddest analogies we've seen in a long
time. No, she wasn't talking about union thugs, the only people who have actually committed political
violence during the current administration. She was trying to smear and demonize conservatives and
others who have rebelled against the Democrats' radical agenda: government-run health care, bailouts,
trillion dollar deficits, and so on.
They Hate the American We Love.
As militant as this president is, he is not alone in his extremism. The Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi
(D-Calif.), a woman two heartbeats away from the presidency herself, is perhaps even more radical than Obama,
if that is possible. Pelosi and her counterpart in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.),
have thus far done this president's bidding. That may change, especially in the Senate, but one thing is
clear. These people hate the America you and I love, and they will do whatever they can to alter it
Nancy's Nazis: Nancy Pelosi has a
very florid imagination. In her mind's eye she is seeing people "carrying swastikas" at Town Hall meetings to
protest Obama's Central Plan for American medicine. ... It's a control freak's dream, after all, and the Nazis were
totalitarian control freaks.
the contempt. Angry lynch mobs (to hear House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her sidekick Steny Hoyer
tell it) of elderly gents on walking sticks and little blue-haired ladies in their 80s have descended on
congressmen at town meetings across the country — in California, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri,
Maryland, Ohio, Georgia and other places. They're taking out their anger and frustration at the Obama
health care "reform" in the robust American way, but Mrs. Pelosi professes to see "reform" adrift on a
turbulent sea of Nazi swastikas.
care outrage is plenty real. When two of Congress' most powerful Democrats bash disagreeing
citizens as "un-American," you know the hinges have fallen off. Their smug lecture in a USA Today op-ed
piece this week radiates the sanctimonious condescension that is dragging down President Barack Obama's suddenly
human approval ratings. "Health care is complex," professors Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer warn. The
attendant message: Those displeased are stupid; if they were smarter, they would agree with us. This
is an old game for the left. Only they are the smart, virtuous and responsible stewards of the mountains
of taxpayer money that is their lifeblood.
I'm clueless about cash cut-off. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday [9/16/2009] she is
clueless about an amendment to prohibit government funds for embattled ACORN, although it overwhelmingly
passed the Senate Monday and the White House is calling for the group to be held accountable. "I don't
even know what they passed," Pelosi told The Post yesterday. "What did they do? They defunded it?"
The Theory is Now a Conspiracy —
Part II. The US Constitution has very specific requirements for the office of President and
Vice President and NO federal or state statute supersedes those Article II requirements. The
political Parties and each state Elector is charged with the legal responsibility of vetting and certifying
that the candidates they nominate meet all necessary legal requirements for the office sought. The RNC
has done that, the DNC has NOT, except in the case of Obama's alleged birth place, Hawaii. Where does
this place Nancy Pelosi? In a place of knowing, aiding and abetting?
The Opportunity of a Century.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said one correct thing: health care legislation is our "opportunity, not of a lifetime,
but of the century." Passage of the bill she supports would put us forever on the road to trillions of
dollars in debt, bankruptcy, and European mistakes; defeat of the bill will safeguard the unique American
recipe for liberty and prosperity. Pelosi and her friends would give more control to patients over their
medical care IF the liberals really wanted to improve quality and reduce cost. Instead, they are trying
to push our nation in the opposite direction, taking away control from patients over access and choices for
In Case You Had Any Doubts.
The Wall Street Journal editors in a helpful summary make two key points about the newly released CIA documents.
First, Nancy Pelosi did indeed lie. She was briefed on the enhanced interrogation techniques ... And
second, the interrogation techniques worked.
Are Pelosi's lies
impeachable? It is simply implausible that — in the dark days and weeks and months
following 9/11, and the anthrax attacks which actually shut down the Capitol building in which she works —
Pelosi remained unaware of the intelligence community's efforts to prevent further attacks. We are
supposed to believe that Pelosi, as ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, showed such disinterest as
to fail to ask whether EIT's were actually being used and that, as the leader of the Democratic Party in the
House of Representatives, she couldn't find fulfill her responsibilities to discuss such a vital matter with
her own top aide.
Claim Is A Crock. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) proclaimed that those attending health
care town hall meetings are "carrying swastikas."
President, Americans are not an 'angry mob'. They aren't carrying swastikas, either, contrary to
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's rant about the legions of worried citizens who have been standing up in multiple
town halls and congressional forums to demand straight answers from their congressmen about what they are
doing under the guise of "health-care reform." Pelosi's attempt to smear honest citizens as Nazis is only
the most reprehensible manifestation of a White House-directed propaganda campaign to discredit anyone who
disagrees with President Obama's health-care proposal.
vs. 'Astroturf': A Pitched Battle Over Health Care. Is the Astroturf always greener on the other
side? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has characterized outspoken protests at town hall meetings on health
care as "astroturf" — or disingenuous grassroots organization by conservative opponents of the
legislation. But President Obama is now calling on his online network of supporters, Organizing for
America (OFA), to get involved in the debate.
Pelosi's plan: wine, dine big donors.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moves in a rarefied world of high society and high-level politics — and nothing
underscores that fact quite like her plans for the August recess. Pelosi will spend next weekend quietly
tending to top party donors and political allies at a series of private events in Northern California.
Cap Taxes, Trade Congress.
While these Roman throwbacks [in Congress] attempt to save the planet, pagan style, so they can set up their Darwinian
nirvana on earth, the rest of us have enough sense not to try to make the state our church. While we, in the other
America, use reason to guide our decisions, Nancy Pelosi actually seems to think she's the reincarnation of some pagan
goddess on a mission to save the planet. ... Meanwhile, New England has just reported the coldest June on record,
while the Global Warming hoax is revealed as a pile of pure poppycock by more real scientists every single day.
This Congress and their pagan-god delusions have got to go. Has ever a more witless group reigned from on high in
such vainglorious fashion?
Spies, lies and Speaker Pelosi.
The latest kerfuffle has Congressional Democrats accusing the Central Intelligence Agency of having a "secret
plan" to capture or kill al-Qaida leadership. ... Of course, this whole issue has been constructed to protect
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, one of the most remarkable moonbats ever to appear in American public
life. Back in May, while attempting to chew her way out of a leg-trap set by her left-wing base as to
whether she was aware of waterboarding and enhanced interrogation by the CIA, Pelosi accused the agency of
misleading Congress "all the time."
Pelosi v. CIA. The last time the CIA and
Nancy Pelosi were in the news together, the House Speaker was accusing the agency of lying about its briefings to Congress
on the interrogation of al Qaeda detainees. This week, the Speaker's fellow Democrats are set to block public
disclosure of what Ms. Pelosi was really told and when.
The Democrats' War on our Spies.
The Democrats' war against our spies has taken two new turns. In their zeal to punish Bush
administration officials — and protect House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca) from publication
of the facts showing her complicity in then-legal waterboarding of terrorist prisoners — the
Democrats have again accused the CIA of lying.
Scandal. With Speaker Pelosi caught in the web of her own deceit over what the CIA told her
about "torture," and the Obama administration in the middle of its latest 180-degree reversal over CIA
interrogators (Attorney General Holder is now considering prosecutions despite Obama's promise of no
prosecutions), Democrats have trumped up a charge that the CIA, on the orders of Vice President Dick Cheney,
failed to notify Congress that it was contemplating — not implementing, but essentially
brainstorming about — plans to kill or capture top al-Qaeda figures. This is their most
ludicrous gambit in a long time — and that's saying something.
Protecting Pelosi, not
America. President Obama made the hunt for Al-Qaeda a repeated theme of his 2008 election
campaign, scolding Bush for diverting resources from the "real" war on terror. "We will kill bin
Laden," he vowed in the second presidential debate in October. "We will crush Al-Qaeda." So why
the outrage from Schakowsky and her colleagues? It appears that the controversy has less to do with
protecting America than protecting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
ACES Up Her Sleeve. Well before
Barack Obama brought hope to the White House, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was adamant that something new and different and
wonderful had arrived. In 2006, the incoming Speaker pledged that hers would be the "most honest, most open, and most
ethical Congress in history." At the time, we were skeptical — to say the least. Our refusal to accept
her rhetoric was roundly vindicated last week. That was when Madam-Speaker used every dirty trick at her
disposal to coldly ram a 1,500 page global warming bill through the House of Representatives.
Capping and Trading Away Our
Jobs. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says this is a jobs bill, "Jobs, jobs, jobs." Unfortunately, the
jobs created in alternative energy sources will be more than offset by job losses; and the "millions" of jobs that the
bill is supposed to create can indeed be outsourced. In fact, GE is already importing wind turbines from its plants
in China, Germany and Spain to supply wind farms in the United States.
Democrats Continue to Protect ACORN.
Abraham Lincoln once remarked that "nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's
character, give him power." This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her liberal colleagues demonstrated
once again that in matters where power may conflict with principle, these liberals will put power first every
hits Pelosi for mouse funds. The tiny mouse that became a hotly disputed symbol of wasteful
spending in the $787 billion economic stimulus bill has returned to pester House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The Obama administration revealed last week that as much as $16.1 million from the stimulus program is going to
save the San Francisco Bay Area habitat of, among other things, the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.
Ratings for Pelosi Hit a New Low. A month after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's showdown with the
CIA over interrogation techniques, just 38 percent of Americans approve of her job performance, while
45 percent disapprove, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released yesterday. That's the
lowest approval rating she has received in the poll.
will profit from Obama-Waxman-Markety cap-and-trade energy bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has
vowed to bring the Obama-Waxman-Markey (OWM) anti-global warming cap-and-trade energy bill to the floor for a
final vote Friday [6/26/2009], which raises an interesting question: How much money will Pelosi make if
the measure becomes law, as seems quite likely? Pelosi, of course, is not the only member of Congress to
own significant shares of energy companies. ... But as House Speaker, Pelosi's ownership of an unknown number
of shares in the Clean Energy Fuels Corp. valued at between $15,000 and $50,000, may deserve particular attention.
Pelosi's Pork Problem. Picture a freight
train roaring down the tracks. Picture House Speaker Nancy Pelosi positioning her party on the rails. Picture a
growing stream of nervous souls diving for the weeds. Picture all this, and you've got a sense of the Democrats'
earmark-corruption problem. This particular choo-choo has the name John Murtha emblazoned on the side, and with
each chug is proving that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.
Pelosi 'dressed up' as Gore in China. The
trouble has been well publicized. She was briefed by the CIA on waterboarding when it was first transpiring,
did nothing to object and later told various stories meant to deny her tacit complicity. In short, she lied,
and because of witnesses and documentation, got caught. Reporters loved this story, and it got to where
Pelosi had an increasingly hard time revealing how horrible Republicans were.
Pelosi Censors Republicans. Monday
night [7/13/2009] Democrats voted to shut down the U.S. House Representatives rather than allow a handful of Republican
Congressmen to speak on the floor. What could have been so offensive or frightening about our discourse
that Speaker Pelosi felt she had to protect her party by gagging free speech in the House?
heard this Washington song before. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday [6/17/2009]
by barring Republicans from offering any amendments to spending legislation. This has never been done
before in the entire history of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Nancy Pelosi to Resign. Bush, Cheney and the CIA protected American lives. Pelosi has attempted to
undermine the credibility of those who kept us safe, in order to save her own job and status. Furthermore, her
behavior flies directly in the face of Obama's promise of a new era of integrity in politics, and he shouldn't stand by
her while she lies. Pelosi needs to step down, or the Obama administration and their allies in the House should
end Pelosi's disgraceful political career.
Pelosi's Chinese Climate Change. Back
when Mrs. Pelosi was a rising liberal star her signature issue was human rights in China. In 1991, she famously
unfurled a pro-democracy banner in Tiananmen Square. During the Clinton Administration, she argued against normalizing
trade relations with China unless linked to human-rights progress. Yet throughout last week's China tour Mrs. Pelosi
said nothing of note about human rights — despite the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre this week.
Speaker Pelosi's Controversial Marxist
Connections: Like the president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does not have to go through a
background investigation in order to get a security clearance. This loophole in the law enables the
president and members of Congress to automatically qualify for security clearances, even if they have
controversial backgrounds and associations, by virtue of the fact that they get elected to high office in
Washington, D.C. In the case of Speaker Pelosi, who is second in the line of succession to the
presidency after the vice president, there is increasing concern about whether she can be trusted with
national security secrets.
Pelosi appeals for
China's help on climate change. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Beijing on Thursday [5/25/2009] to cooperate on
climate change, calling a safe environment a basic human right. ... "We have so much room for improvement," she said.
"Every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory ... of how we are taking responsibility."
Pelosi vs. CIA: Why It
Matters. "Bush lied, people died" became a refrain uttered endlessly by Bush haters. But Bush didn't
lie — and the Democrats know it. Indeed, to extricate herself from Torture-gate, Pelosi now compliments
the CIA, the very agency Bush relied on in making the case for war. But public opinion turned against the war.
Then waterboarding became "torture."
Pelosi's story has lots of
holes in it. This all matters because Pelosi has been leading the charge for a so-called "truth
commission" to probe the means by which the Bush administration convinced itself it was within its moral and
legal bounds in torturing people. As Republicans have sensibly pointed out, that becomes problematic
if you knew about said torture for seven years and said nothing.
Pelosi's Lies Roil Dem
Establishment. Nancy Pelosi was loudly applauded by the liberal media when she became
Speaker of the House. She is one of their own. She's a true believer from the pinkest
precincts of San Francisco. ... Pelosi is up for reelection next year. If her San Francisco voters
understand that she's been lying to them for eight whole years about waterboarding, furious peasants with
pitchforks will be marching up the Castro.
Richard Milhous Pelosi. Pelosi, like Nixon, is
caught in her own web of denials. She knew waterboarding was being employed and did nothing to stop it. Her
continued denials only dig her hole deeper in a failed Watergate-like cover-up, and she knows it. Her body language
in the May 14 press conference, fumbling with papers and flustered stops and starts all betray her intent to mislead.
Pelosi knew about the waterboarding and did nothing to stop it. She is caught between the facts and her own
radicalism in condemning the CIA.
Nervous Nancy. Senior House Democrat
leadership aides say that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi believes that members of the Central Intelligence Agency aren't the
only people who have been lying to her. "Since she stepped into the middle of this waterboarding controversy she's
become almost paranoid about her own people," says one leadership aide, who has worked with Pelosi, most recently in
strategizing about House efforts on health care reform.
home to roost. Speaker Nancy Pelosi is engaged in the fight of her career. The embattled
speaker has resorted to attacking the credibility of the CIA over the extent of their disclosure of enhanced
interrogation tactics, even as her own credibility melts away. The truth of the matter, though, is that
the situation in which Mrs. Pelosi finds herself is one of her own making, and just the latest in a series of
irresponsible political moves.
Pelosi bewildered, but unbothered.
OK, fine. The CIA — gasp! — fibbed, and she fell for it. To me, that is not
the real question, however. To me, the real question is what on earth Pelosi thought the CIA meant when it
said it was using "enhanced interrogation techniques" on detainees. Did Pelosi think the CIA was sending
these men to bed without dinner?
Cheney: Pelosi knew
of interrogations. Accusing President Obama of giving Americans "less than half the truth," former Vice
President Dick Cheney said Thursday [5/21/2009] tough interrogation tactics worked, and said the tactics had the
approval of members of Congress including current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Is Nancy Pelosi a liar or a hypocrite?
If people were legitimately concerned that we were going to be attacked again in 2002, how does Pelosi become
absolved of responsibility but Bush lawyers are guilty of war crimes? We've long known that Pelosi, now
calling for a truth commission to investigate the use of interrogation methods she once condoned, is a
hypocrite. The more pertinent question now is whether she's a liar.
Pelosi should 'fess up.
Down deep she has to realize that she's beginning to look not just foolish, but like others before her who have
refused to admit they've been caught in a misstatement (Washingtonese for a lie). To delay the
inevitable, she's claiming that everyone around her is lying.
The witch hunt has caught the witch.
It's been fascinating to watch perhaps soon to be former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Cal) dig her political
grave. The first rule of holes is that when you find yourself in one, stop digging. But for her
press conference Thursday, Ms. Pelosi rented a steam shovel.
Pelosi Did Nothing With Knowledge About
Enhanced Interrogation Techniques. Seemingly lost in the dispute over what Speaker Pelosi
says she was not told are the implications of what she acknowledges she was told.
Never Lie. Leon Panetta also made clear that the CIA had truthfully, and fully briefed the
speaker as to the techniques used, that she was in attendance, acknowledged the techniques, and had no
problem with them at the time. Thus the history books will say, began the downfall of Nancy Pelosi,
former Speaker of the House.
Pelosi flap, whoever is lying must pay. The greatest challenge in absorbing the Nancy Pelosi
story is shelving our personal and political feelings about her. For her supporters, that means
suppressing the instinct to defend her at all costs. For critics, that means suppressing the default
setting of despising her.
Why Pelosi must go. It's
obvious that either Leon Panetta, Obama's head of the CIA, or Nancy Pelosi, his party's Speaker of the House,
has to go. No administration can tolerate a permanent, public civil war between two such high-ranking
Why Pelosi Should Step Down: To
test how much damage Speaker Pelosi has done to the defense of our nation, ask yourself this: If you
were a young man or woman just starting out today, would you put on a uniform or become an intelligence
officer to defend America, knowing that tomorrow a politician like Nancy Pelosi could decide you were a
criminal? Would you?
Let's Find Out Who's
Lying: Pelosi or CIA. There's nothing to agree or disagree about when it comes to intelligence
officials misleading Congress. Pelosi didn't say she might have misunderstood. She isn't saying
things have changed. As I understand it, she is claiming that intelligence officials lied to her.
That needs to be investigated. If Pelosi was misled, those responsible should step aside. If she
wasn't — if she is pointing at others to avoid taking responsibility for herself — then
she will face loud calls to do so herself.
Pelosi's accusations against
the CIA can no longer be met with silence. He's the man with the silver tongue, "a gift," as he
once called his inspired ability with words. Yet while a heated battle with national security implications
rages around him, President Obama has pushed his mute button. It's been six days since House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi went wiggy and accused the Central Intelligence Agency of repeatedly lying to her and others in
Congress, saying "they mislead us all the time."
She said, he said.
Both Pelosi and Obama are caught between the political necessity of preventing another 9/11 and losing their
jobs or explaining what might have to be done and risk losing their jobs. Kerry was right: "torture
elicits lies." But not in the way he meant.
Systemic Democrat Rot: The
systemic rot within the Democrat Party is obvious to anyone other than the 13 million people on Obama's
campaign email list. ... We got a more recent look at it during the Lewinski scandal of the Clinton years, but
now it has burst upon the political scene again as it is obvious to everyone that the Speaker of the House,
Nancy Pelosi, has been lying about her knowledge and acceptance of "enhanced interrogations." Calls from
any House Democrat that she should step down or be removed are muted or non-existent.
Nancy 'Scooter' Pelosi.
Scooter Libby went to prison for the "outing" of a desk-jockey CIA agent. He forgot conversations. Pelosi
forgets briefings. And the outing of our entire intelligence apparatus by Democrats is OK.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is almost certainly not telling the truth about her foreknowledge of EITs —
what the CIA calls "enhanced interrogation techniques" and critics call "torture." To answer the
inevitable question, we turn to recently released CIA records.
Pelosi Blames Bush for Social
Security and Medicare Woes. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, reacting to a dire government report
on the solvency of Social Security and Medicare, says it's all the Bush administration's fault.
in a Pickle. CIA Director Leon Panetta yesterday [5/15/2009] let House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a
fellow Democrat, have it with both barrels. Without naming his one-time House colleague — who,
a day earlier, had charged that Panetta's agency "mislead[s] us all the time" — the CIA chief sent
an agency-wide memo citing "the long tradition in Washington of making political hay out of our business."
Panetta's Pelosi Smackdown.
Our guess is that Nancy Pelosi will come to regret her accusation on Thursday that CIA officials lied to her
about their interrogation of terrorists. It took only a day for the agency to fire back, in the form of a
statement from Director Leon Panetta, a Democrat, an Obama appointee and a long-time California Congressional
colleague of the House Speaker.
Flailing In Quicksand.
The CIA will bite back after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's wild new allegations of a cover-up on terrorist
interrogations. When that truth comes out, she'll lose big. It may be the lie that ensnares her.
truth about Nancy Pelosi's lie: Three things are now clear about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's
recent comments about what she knew and when she knew it concerning the CIA's use of Enhanced Interrogation
Techniques (EITs), including water-boarding: First, it is no longer possible to doubt that Pelosi knew as
of September 4, 2002 that the CIA included water-boarding among its tools for interrogating high-value
terrorists like al Qaeda operative Abu Zubaydah.
Lies And Liars. Last week saw an
unusual number of outright lies from our media and political class. Lies that went virtually
unchallenged. ... Lie #2: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced to the world that she was never
told during a congressional briefing in 2002 that waterboarding or other "enhanced" interrogation techniques were
being used on terrorism suspects.
Masters of deception. Students
of intelligence-gathering will tell you deception and outright lying are essential to the art. Having now reviewed the
controversy over who in Congress knew what about the CIA's use of enhanced interrogation techniques, I have concluded that
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might make a superb intelligence officer. She claims she was utterly unaware of the CIA's
rough treatment of terrorists detained after Sept. 11, 2001. She says this without betraying a hint of deception
effective one-two punch. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) is the most partisan Democrat in the
House, while her deputy, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), is one of the most bipartisan lawmakers in
the lower chamber, according to a survey conducted by The Hill. The two Democratic leaders have
established a good-cop-bad-cop modus operandi, which may be a key to their effectiveness since taking
control in 2007.
Pelosi Briefed on Use of
Interrogation Tactics in Sept. 2002. ABC News' Rick Klein reports: House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi was briefed on the use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on terrorist suspect Abu Zubaydah in
September 2002, according to a report prepared by the Director of National Intelligence's office and obtained
by ABC News.
Pelosi lied about
interrogation briefing. If a CIA memorandum obtained by Jed Babbin of Human Events is genuine,
then Nancy Pelosi shook her finger in the face of the nation and lied about not being told water boarding was
You No Sense of Decency, Ms. Pelosi, at Long Last? Have You No Sense of Decency? The news that
Nancy Pelosi was, in fact, briefed on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques as early 2002 should have
two repercussions. ... What we are seeing is yet another chicken, albeit a large one, coming home to roost...
Pelosi refutes intelligence
memo. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday questioned the accuracy of an intelligence memo that appeared to
conflict with her previous statements that she was not told of waterboarding at a classified briefing she attended in 2002
on CIA interrogation techniques.
Probe Yourselves. House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi wants a broad "probe" of Wall Street, much like the 1932 Pecora Commission that led to sweeping bank
reforms. ... Why do this now? Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues are feeling the heat from Tea Party demonstrations
and growing voter anger over the massive waste entailed in the $4 trillion (and rising) stimulus-bailout bonanza.
Again, the Democrats created all this spending. Now, as it proves unpopular, they just walk away from it.
Is Pelosi a War Criminal? Pelosi
is just as guilty as George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, other members of Congress who were briefed in
detail on the CIA interrogation program, the Justice Department lawyers who wrote the opinions and the CIA personnel
who crafted the interrogation program. But none is guilty of any crime if, as it appears, they obeyed the
law as it was written then.
Pelosi's Library Quarantine:
In February, an overzealous law governing lead in products resulted in toys going from store shelves to the
trash heap. Now, confusion over how the rules affect children's books has led some libraries to rope
off kids' sections. Last summer, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) interpreted the 2008
law to include children's books, though exactly what that means is anyone's guess.
Tells Illegal Immigrants That Work Site Raids are Un-American. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently told a
group of both legal and illegal immigrants and their families that enforcement of existing immigration laws, as currently
practiced, is "un-American." The speaker, condemning raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, referred
to the immigrants she was addressing as "very, very patriotic."
Hillary, Pelosi in la-la-land on
immigration. Last week Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) described the
law-enforcement activities of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as "un-American." Which
triggers the question — since when is enforcing federal law by a federal agency "un-American"? ... Pelosi's
comments reveal just how out of touch she is — like most of her party's leadership —
with most Americans.
Speaker Pelosi's Latest
Move to Regulate the News. While clearly there are serious issues engulfing the newspaper industry, in
San Francisco and elsewhere, the problem isn't one of anti-trust violations. Pelosi has made her feelings known.
She would like a return to the Fairness Doctrine. This is a nose under the tent. Yes, the industry is
changing. It has been for years. But other than perhaps some limits on one company owning too many TV,
radio and newspapers in a single market, the government really should have no role in the business of news.
dodges chance to end automatic pay raises. Congress' automatic pay raises are in little
immediate danger of being scrapped for good, even with the economy slumping and millions of Americans
and the Stimulus. Nothing captured quite so perfectly the manic state among those eager for
the passage and implementation of the so-called "stimulus" as the wild remark by Nancy Pelosi, the speaker
of the House, that "every month we do not have an economic recovery package, 500 million Americans lose
their jobs." There are only 300 million Americans in all, among them 75 million under the age
of eighteen and 36 million over the age of sixty-five. The number of employable Americans is thus
somewhere around 190 million. If one were to calculate using Pelosian math, by the end of this
month alone, the United States would be facing an unemployment rate approaching 1,200 percent.
The People Who Can Make or
Break Obama. [#2] Nancy Pelosi: Almost single-handedly Speaker Nancy Pelosi destroyed
President Obama's image as a moderate conciliator. Her pork-a-thon spending bill dressed up as a stimulus
and her decision to exclude Republicans entirely from the legislative process not only revived the Republican
opposition, but needlessly sacrificed the Democrats' appeal to moderate swing voters. Now that her
appetite has been whetted (and it is clear the president has no interest or ability in restraining her), there
is no telling how far to the left she will leap.
throws cold water on weapons ban. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tossed cold water on the prospect of reinstating
the assault weapons ban, highlighting Democrats' reluctance to take on gun issues. Attorney General Eric Holder raised
the prospect Wednesday [2/25/2009] that the administration would push to bring back the ban. But Pelosi (D-Calif.)
indicated on Thursday that he never talked to her. The Speaker gave a flat "no" when asked if she had talked to
administration officials about the ban.
'I am the Speaker of the House'.
When the book is written on Nancy Pelosi's reign as speaker of the House, the thinnest chapter just might turn
out to be: "Bipartisanship and the 111th Congress."
Pope tells Nancy Pelosi life must be
protected. Pope Benedict XVI received Nancy Pelosi, one of the most prominent abortion rights politicians in
America, and told her Wednesday [2/18/2009] that Catholic politicians have a duty to protect life "at all stages of its
Catholic Group Petitions Pope to Excommunicate
Nancy Pelosi. Human Life International (HLI), a Catholic pro-life group based in Front Royal, Va., had a
letter from its Rome office delivered to the Vatican this week, in which it called upon Pope Benedict XVI to "formally
excommunicate" from the Catholic Church House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The pope met with Pelosi on
Ten Ways Obama Can Get a Grip:
First, never, ever let Nancy Pelosi carry the ball for the administration. Her contempt for bipartisanship,
political extremism, and inability to defend her own handiwork make her politically toxic. From here on
out President Obama would do well to deliver the legislation he wants, and position himself as a force
for moderation, not the lackey of the speaker.
Pelosi Advocates Greater
Government Investment in Banks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, describing the U.S. economy
as "dark, darker, darkest," indicated that further nationalization of American banks may be necessary,
although she shied away from using the word "nationalization."
'I am the Speaker of the House'.
To hear her aides and associates tell it, Pelosi entered last week on her best bipartisan behavior, hoping that
billions in tax cuts would be enough to lure six to 10 Republican House members to vote for the $819 billion
stimulus plan. To Republicans, it was a typical Pelosi pose — and they accused her of ramming
one of the biggest spending bills in history down their throats while scaling back President Barack Obama's
tax-cut proposal to fund 40 years' worth of liberal wish-list items.
Pelosi's Abortion Stimulus Package.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca.) will bring her "Kill the Children" economic stimulus plan to the floor of
the House this week for a likely vote on Thursday [1/29/2009]. On ABC's "This Week" last Sunday, Pelosi
justified the inclusion of expanded federal funding for abortions as part of an economic stimulus plan on the
grounds that reducing the number of children being born would help stimulate the economy.
Nancy Pelosi's neo-eugenics.
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, is no economist, judging by her comments made to ABC's
George Stephanopoulus, in asserting population growth in the US would be a drag on economic growth.
Population growth usually is an economic stimulant, especially in developed countries. It always is a
stimulant in developed democracies with private property rights and free markets. Otherwise we wouldn't
have a consumer society.
Open to Prosecution of Bush Administration Officials. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is receptive to
the idea of prosecuting some Bush administration officials, while letting others who are accused of misdeeds
leave office without prosecution, she told Chris Wallace in an interview on "FOX News Sunday." "I think
you look at each item and see what is a violation of the law and do we even have a right to ignore it," the
California Democrat said.
honeymoon ends promptly at noon. So far [the Obama] administration looks more like a Clinton
Restoration than anything anticipated by the embittered cult on the far fringes of the nutcake left.
That's better than some of us expected. But Nancy Pelosi, the dowager queen of the San Francisco
Democrats, and some of her congressional acolytes still dream of resurrecting Nuremberg and putting
George W. and Dick Cheney in the dock, like Hermann Goering.
Pelosi's Toy Story: Under a
new law set to go into effect February 10, unsold toys, along with bikes, books and even children's
clothing are destined for the scrap heap due to an overzealous law to increase toy safety. The damage
comes from new rules governing lead in children's products. After last year's scare over contaminated
toys made in China, Congress leapt in to require all products aimed at children under 12 years old to be
certified as safe and virtually lead-free by independent testing.
Nancy Pelosi as speaker. The woman who made history two years ago by becoming the first female
speaker of the House has been re-elected to that post. House colleagues today [1/6/2009] chose Nancy
Pelosi to continue as speaker.
Pelosi Doctrine: What's good for her is good for the U.S. President-elect Barack Obama
meets today with Democratic congressional leaders to discuss their forthcoming economic stimulus package.
On Wednesday a Democrats-only committee hearing will convene to push for congressional action before Obama's
January 20 inauguration. Thus advances a sham economic stimulus bill via a sham legislative process.
Pelosi Erases Gingrich's Long-Standing
Fairness Rules. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to re-write House rules today to ensure that
the Republican minority is unable to have any influence on legislation. Pelosi's proposals are so
draconian, and will so polarize the Capitol, that any thought President-elect Obama has of bipartisan
cooperation will be rendered impossible before he even takes office.
The Pelosi Record: Ms. Pelosi likes to
thunder against "the failures of eight years of the Bush economic policies." The stock market has collapsed, she
hisses, "because of a Republican philosophy of greed, deregulation, and tax cuts." But almost the entire decline
in the economy has come since she picked up the Speaker's gavel. The stock market has decisively voted thumbs-down
on the Pelosi paradigm, with the Dow falling from 12,157 in November 2006 to 8,600 today. And it's not just the
stock market that has imploded. Let's consider the gale of destruction since the Pelosi era began.
Pelosi Defends Rangel.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told NBC's Meredith Vieira in an interview taped Monday [12/8/2008] that Rep. Charles
Rangel should not step down as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. Pelosi said she didn't
see "any reason" that Rangel should step down.
If she needs a few reasons, she
should click here.
In Alaska, The Drill Is Gone.
Remember those 68 million acres House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the oil companies had to use or lose?
According to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, they can't drill there either.
Pelosi's Quandary: Jobs or Cross-eyed
Mosquitoes? Until now, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been adamant in insisting that funds from a $25B package
intended for making automobiles more environmentally friendly NOT be used to help bail out the auto industry.
With her crazy liberal perspective, Pelosi has consistently favored the needs of insects and polar bears over
hard-working Americans who need jobs.
Nationalizing Detroit: In
the Washington mind, there are two kinds of private companies. There are successful if "greedy"
corporations, which can always afford to pay more taxes and tolerate more regulation. And then there are
the corporate supplicants that need a handout. As the Detroit auto makers are proving, you can go from
being the first to the second in the blink of an election.
The Editor says...
Aren't these corporate bailouts exactly what Obama's supporters thought they were voting against?
Pelosi censors poster of
troops. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-S.F., has done something worse than commit a crime against the
First Amendment. The speaker's censorship of nonobtrusive posters featuring men and women who gave that last
full measure of devotion in service to their country is a blunder that could alienate 23 million veterans and
their families from the Democratic Party. If she is endowed with a crumb of constitutional or political sense,
she will reverse course.
husband with PAC funds. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has directed nearly $100,000 from her
political action committee to her husband's real estate and investment firm over the past decade, a practice
of paying a spouse with political donations that she supported banning last year. Financial Leasing
Services Inc. (FLS), owned by Paul F. Pelosi, has received $99,000 in rent, utilities and accounting
fees from the speaker's "PAC to the Future" over the PAC's nine-year history.
House Speaker Pelosi Used Political Donations
to Pay Husband's Firm. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid her husband's real estate and investment
firm nearly $100,000 from her political action committee over the past decade, a practice that she voted to
ban last year and that her party condemned as part of the "culture of corruption" when Republicans did it.
A failure to lead.
"For six years, Pelosi served on the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct (the Ethics Committee)."
Six years later, what do we have? Indicted Louisiana Democratic Rep. William Jefferson, who maintains his
House seat in the middle of a corruption trial, without so much as a reprimand from Mrs. Pelosi. Neither
did she issue a single admonition to Rep. Charles Rangel, New York Democrat and Ways and Means Committee
chairman, for his apparent failure to pay income taxes.
Democrats Fumble Ball On
Energy. In a letter just this week to House Republican leader John Boehner, Pelosi touted an
extensive record of energy success. But a look at Pelosi's "record" shows it to be pretty pathetic.
She and congressional Democrats have pursued energy "price-gougers," even though more than 17 studies have
shown the practice is virtually nonexistent; they've punished "Big Oil" with higher taxes, while handing
subsidies to alternative energy; and they've sought to punish "market manipulators." None of these
drilling bill that bans drilling. This bill permanently bans all drilling within 50 miles
of the US coast, which just happens to be where most of the recoverable oil and gas reserves are. It
permits drilling between 50 and 100 miles out only if the adjoining states agree — which
they won't, since the bill denies them any share in the royalties the oil companies would have to pay, thereby
eliminating any financial incentive for a state to say yes. Virtually all the oil off the California
coast and beneath the Eastern Gulf of Mexico would be locked up for good.
The Glories of
Socialism. Nancy Pelosi said a few weeks ago that we should nationalize the oil
companies. Well, Hugo Chavez has already done that and perhaps we should examine the results.
Evidence of Nancy Pelosi Associate Supporting Chavez, Marxists, & Terrorists. A Colombian
associate of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is once again linked to FARC terrorists and Marxist
Dictator Hugo Chavez with the revelation of damning new messages concerning Colombian Senator Piedad
Córdoba that are currently being investigated by Colombian military officials. Once again we
have a powerful American politician, this one the Speaker of the House of Representatives, linked
to those attempting to institute Marxist regimes to our South.
Energy Stonewall: Democrats appear ready to sacrifice their whole agenda, even spending, rather
than allow new domestic energy production. Or even a mere debate about energy. The Democratic
leadership is stonewalling any measure that might possibly relax the Congressional ban on offshore drilling.
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid know that they would lose if a vote ever came to the floor, and they're desperate
to suppress an insurrection among those Democrats who are pragmatic about one of the top economic issues.
21st century Boston Tea Party. On Aug. 1, Speaker Nancy Pelosi — without addressing
gas prices that continue to hover near $4 per gallon — adjourned Congress for five weeks, dimmed
the lights, turned off the microphones and C-SPAN cameras and attempted to remove the press and visitors from
the House chamber. Republicans refuse to leave the chamber because the issue is about much more than gas
prices. It is about much more than energy. It is about the U.S. economy, jobs and national
security. It is about who we are as a people.
the Energy? Locked up, thanks to Speaker Pelosi. With complete disregard to the rights
of the minority party, the Democrat leadership in Congress will not allow a vote on drilling for America's
vast domestic resources. Producers have made great strides in minimizing ecological damage. Over
the past 25 years, 7 billion gallons of oil have been pumped to shore, without a single significant
spill. In fact, the last oil spill of any impact from a drilling rig off our shores occurred 37 years
ago. Yet, congressional Democrats refuse to acknowledge these facts, choosing instead to remain beholden
to the fringe environmental extremists who oppose advancement.
looks to load up drilling bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) may be ready to allow a
vote on offshore drilling, but that doesn't mean she's going to make it easy on the Republicans who've been
goading her for weeks on energy. As she announced her willingness to hold a drilling vote Monday night,
she stressed that it would have to be part of a larger energy package. And the contents of that package
might include some items that would be tough for Republicans and the energy industry to swallow
Pelosi's Ploy: It's
not that we think Pelosi won't let something with the word "drilling" in it come up for a vote. It's just
that it's likely to be stuck in one of those big omnibus bills with all sorts of pork-barrel spending, new
taxes, restrictions on oil use, new economy-damaging limits on global warming gases or plans to tap the
Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower prices — a silly idea most sensible centrist Democrats
are walking away from.
Pelosi's Drilling Ruse:
When Democrats opposed every measure to increase domestic oil production, they angered millions of Americans.
And when they finally tried to claim they were for new drilling by producing two bills that allowed new
drilling only where there was little or no oil, Americans quickly picked up on the scam. On all of the
major issues of the past two years, the Democrats chose to play political gotcha instead of actually govern.
Power Recipe: Although 73 percent of Americans favor offshore drilling, Speaker Nancy
Pelosi won't allow the House of Representatives to vote on the Republican bill to lift the drilling ban.
In a recent CNN interview, Pelosi said she has "no plans" to schedule a vote on it because she opposes
drilling in "protected areas." She is contradicting the pledge she made in 2007 at her swearing-in
as speaker: "I accept this gavel in the spirit of partnership, not partisanship, and I look forward
to working with you, [Minority Leader John] Boehner, and the Republicans in Congress for the good of the
American people." What's her excuse for her recent stand?
Pelosi won't limit
vote to offshore drilling. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday firmly rejected the idea of
a House vote solely on the issue of offshore oil drilling, calling it "a hoax on the American people" backed
by oil companies. ... "You want to drill? We want the royalties for the American people, and we want
that to pay for renewable energy resources," the San Francisco Democrat said in an interview for KQED television's
weekly news show, "This Week in Northern California." "We want to connect all that together."
The Editor interjects...
But Ms. Pelosi, those royalties are not yours to give away.
oil slick. On one hand, what kind of leader would she be if she didn't acknowledge that movement in
public opinion? ... But on the other hand, she hails from California where there's long been a "No way, Jose", or
better yet "No way, San Jose" attitude about off-shore drilling. So she can't just give up on opposing
such drilling without inviting a severe backlash from her constituency.
Pelosi's top five list for
the next president: When the next U.S. president moves into the White House on January 20,
2009, he shouldn't be surprised to get a call from Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill with a list of legislative
demands. "End the (Iraq) war, expand health care, create jobs through innovation, rebuild infrastructure
and ensure our energy independence." In that order.
The Editor says...
I don't know what the next president will say in reply, but here's what I would say:
1. We should win the war, not just end it.
2. Socialized medicine is for socialists.
3. Private businesses create jobs through innovation — but only
when they can
overcome layers of bureaucratic red tape and huge tax bites.
4. The Constitution says nothing about "infrastructure", so that is up to the 50 states.
5. Energy independence is impossible as long
as Democrats oppose every practical source of energy.
What are the next five items on your list, Nancy?
Pelosi's spatula: Americans
don't think the 110th Congress — the one under the leadership of Democrats Harry Reid in the Senate and Nancy
Pelosi in the House — has much to say for itself. Regardless of the issue, Americans are clearly of the
mind that Congress is shirking its responsibilities. The energy/oil issue is no exception. In fact,
Republicans are more in sync with voters than Democrats.
America's Daughters Need To Know About Nancy Pelosi: The Democratic Speaker of the House and
a co-author hired to try to add flavor to bland Beltway establishment oatmeal have penned a self-help book
for "America's daughters" to help them "Know Your Power." It's a dreadfully pedestrian text ("As long
as we recognize the power within us, we will continue to have choices, and we will continue to lead."),
surpassed in its dreadfulness only by the timing of its publication.
The Imperious Nancy
Pelosi. Power is known to do some mighty strange things to otherwise quite normal people.
At this perilous moment in our history, we have given a great deal of power to a kindly Catholic grandmother
named Nancy. And, unfortunately for us little people, it seems to have gone straight to the little
Drilling in protected areas 'a hoax'. "This call for drilling in areas that are protected is a
hoax, it's an absolute hoax on the part of the Republicans and this administration" Pelosi said at her weekly
press conference. "It's a decoy to punt your attention away from the fact that their policies have
produced $4-a-gallon gasoline."
That assertion is easily disproven by looking
at the causes of high oil and
The Drill-Nothing Congress.
The average price for regular gas hit $4 a gallon over the weekend. Gas prices have risen 75% since
Nancy Pelosi took over. Where's the energy independence Democrats promised two years ago?
Blame Democrats for high gas prices. Two
years ago then Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi boldly proclaimed, "Democrats have a common-sense plan to help bring down
skyrocketing gas prices." Since she became speaker of the House, gas prices have skyrocketed from about $2.33 per
gallon to $3.85 as I write this.
Over to You,
Speaker Pelosi. Gas is still at $4 a gallon, but the good news is there's an emerging consensus
on a measure that would help: Drill for more oil here at home. President Bush dropped the
executive ban on offshore oil and natural gas exploration last week, and House GOP leader John Boehner
plans to lead a congressional delegation to Colorado and Alaska to highlight America's abundant energy
resources this week. Polls show more than two-thirds of the public support increased domestic
energy exploration and production. Guess who stands in the way.
Power of one: Pelosi vows
to block offshore drilling vote. A plan to lift the ban on coastal drilling is stalled on Capitol
Hill, for one simple reason: A Californian who opposes President Bush's proposal is calling the shots in the House
of Representatives. Despite growing public support for ending the ban, even in California, Democratic
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she won't allow a vote. "I have no plans to do so," Pelosi said Thursday
says majority of Congress wants to drill. House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Congress
is ready to lift the ban on offshore drilling but is being blocked by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "Nancy
Pelosi and the liberals here in the Congress, they worship at the altar radical environmentalism. The
last thing that that group wants is more drilling," said Boehner in an interview with Bloomberg TV Saturday.
Pelosi stands firm against offshore
drilling. Her voice carries considerable weight since, as speaker, Pelosi is in a position to
prevent a vote on expanded drilling from reaching the floor. And she and Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the
majority leader, appear intent on holding the line against calls to approve drilling in areas now off limits.
Pelosi blocks vote on Bush request to lift ban on
offshore oil drilling. A plan to lift the ban on coastal drilling is stalled on Capitol Hill,
for one simple reason: A Californian who opposes President Bush's proposal is calling the shots in the
House of Representatives. Despite growing public support for ending the ban, even in California,
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco said she won't allow the immediate vote the
blasts Pelosi for not allowing drilling vote. House Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Sunday [7/20/2008]
strongly criticized Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for not allowing a vote on a measure that would allow
offshore drilling. While acknowledging that Pelosi can prevent such a vote, Blunt said the Democratic
leader would have to live with that decision, which he argued "does not make sense to the American people."
target Strategic Petroleum Reserve. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California wants President Bush to tap
millions of barrels of oil stored in underground salt caverns near Lake Charles and Baton Rouge. The West Hackberry
and Bayou Choctaw storage facilities, and two others on the Texas Gulf Coast, make up the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a
federal storage system of more than 706 million gallons of oil to be used in a national emergency.
Feckless To Reckless, Pelosi
Should Resign. Any leader with an energy record as derelict as Speaker Pelosi's ought to step
down. Where she once was just incompetent and irresponsible, she has now — with her latest
scheme to fix oil prices — become dangerous. Despite polls showing Americans in favor of
drilling more oil from America's huge untapped supplies, Pelosi won't allow it. She just wants to empty
our Strategic Petroleum Reserve for a short-term fix to get through Election Day.
This is Not a Drill. [Speaker of
the House Nancy] Pelosi announced that the Democrats also plan to push for "an historic investment in
biofuels, efficiency, conservation and the rest." The "rest" is apparently what she called our
"important and essential" investment in alternative energy. That certainly would be historic: We
would make history by throwing our money away on unproven energy boondoggles that have eaten up untold
billions since the 1960s without producing a single net kilowatt of power while we all starve to death.
Democrats' energy policy is hot air. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on "Meet the Press"
Sunday morning [8/24/2008]. Pelosi was asked whether it is proper for her to be investing in natural
gas at the same time she is pushing for a federal program that would require its use. "I'm investing in
something I believe in," Pelosi replied. "I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to
fossil fuels." Natural gas cannot be an alternative to fossil fuels for the simple reason that natural
gas is a fossil fuel.
Pelosi's failure: House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the pot calling the kettle black. On Thursday [7/17/2008], she referred to President Bush
as a "total failure." Yet, the Democrat-led Congress that she captains has even lower poll ratings than
Mr. Bush. In fact, according to the latest AP-Ipsos poll, only 18 percent of Americans approve of
Congress' performance. This is the all-time lowest rating for Congress since Gallup began asking voters to
rate the institution in 1974.
Energy Held Hostage. A recent CNN poll showed more than 73 percent of Americans in favor
of offshore drilling. But the House Speaker can keep the issue from even reaching a vote, and Pelosi
seems bent on just that. "(In California) We learned the hard way that oil and water do not mix on
our coast," she said back in 1996. Pelosi was referring, of course, to the famous Santa Barbara oil
spill of 1969, an event that serves as the Alamo of the anti-drilling cause.
The Editor says...
Nancy Pelosi has gotten a lot of political mileage out of that one oil spill almost 40 years
ago. The Santa Barbara incident was a blowout. Prior to the development of blow-out
preventers, blowouts were common and were referred to
as gushers.* In
other words, there's so much oil and gas out there, it can hardly wait to get out of the ground.
It's bad enough that Rep. Pelosi refuses to embrace reality, evaluate facts and oversee meaningful debate.
But the hissy fits she throws against President Bush and the Republican minority are worse yet. This is
a sad situation. Pelosi's reaction to Bush's lifting of the ban on offshore drilling is a perfect
Pelosi: 'I'm trying to save the planet'.
After promising fairness and open debate, Pelosi has resorted to hard-nosed parliamentary devices that effectively
bar any chance for Republicans to offer policy alternatives. "I'm trying to save the planet; I'm trying to
save the planet," she says impatiently when questioned. "I will not have this debate trivialized by
their excuse for their failed policy."
Nancy Pelosi Tries to 'Save the Planet'.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will block Republican attempts to lift the moratorium on offshore energy
exploration because, "I'm trying to save the planet." David Rogers at the Politico newspaper reports that
Pelosi, who initially promised an open debate, has now resorted to what he calls hard-nosed parliamentary
devices to block any Republican proposals on offshore oil and gas exploration.
If the San Francisco Democrat's magisterial narcissism isn't off-putting enough, her intent should be. She's
saying that her importance to the survival of Earth transcends our system of open government, elections and
power-sharing. Because she's trying to save the world, she can't be challenged and dissent will not be
tolerated. Pelosi's arrogation of power is not unlike that of the monarchs of old who claimed a divine
right to rule.
How's That Minimum Wage Hike Working,
Speaker Pelosi? Since the second leg of the minimum wage hike is about to go into effect, and since
we are in the middle of presidential and congressional election season that has to a great extent focused on the
state of the economy, one cannot help wondering what Speaker Pelosi and the rest of her Democratic cronies have
to say about the success of their "progressive economic agenda."
The Goodwill of Nancy Pelosi:
You'd think after giving credit for American success to America's sworn enemies, the Speaker of the House would back
off from flattering the mullahs. She might even attempt to clarify or correct the record. A mere
"'goodwill' was the wrong term" would have gone a long way. Yet no clarification or correction was issued.
The Democrats' Fairness Doctrine Dilemma:
Congressional Democrats remain silent, acquiescing in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's determination to prevent legislation to
block the reimposition of the so-called Fairness Doctrine. For all their prattling about protecting civil
liberties, none of them — not a single one — has so far signed the discharge petition to
allow the Broadcasters' Freedom Act to be wrested from Pelosi's grip to protect our freedom of speech.
How's That Minimum Wage Hike Working,
Speaker Pelosi? Since the second leg of the minimum wage hike is about to go into effect, and since
we are in the middle of presidential and congressional election season that has to a great extent focused on the
state of the economy, one cannot help wondering what Speaker Pelosi and the rest of her Democratic cronies have
to say about the success of their "progressive economic agenda."
Speaker Pelosi in Ethical Hot Water?
Campaign finance experts say Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may have violated federal law by appearing in
a television commercial advocating a response to global warming. Cybercast News reports the ad ran nationwide
between mid-April and May 6. The spot was planned and paid for by Al Gore's Alliance for Climate
Protection. It may be a violation of the McCain-Feingold law that Pelosi enthusiastically supported.
Wealth Greater Than Other Congressional Leaders. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is
the wealthiest of the top congressional leaders, with total assets valued at somewhere between $30 million
and $131 million, according to federal financial disclosure statements.
Where's the wealth gap? Try Congress.
Together with her husband, Paul, [House Speaker Nancy] Pelosi owns a vineyard in St. Helena, Calif., valued
at $5 million - $25 million; a town house in Norden, Calif., valued at $1 million - $5 million;
rental property in Napa, Calif., valued at $500,000 - $1 million; and a Wells Fargo bank account
containing $100,000 - $250,000.
Rent from the Napa property totaled $15,000 - $50,000; rental
income from the vineyard totaled $50,001 - $100,000.
House members doing well
despite economic slump. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., one of the wealthiest members of
Congress, and her real estate-magnate husband Paul Pelosi spent between $1 million and $5 million to
buy the home they'd been living in on San Francisco's Broadway. They also own a vineyard in St. Helena,
Calif., worth between $5 million and $25 million and a town house in Norden, Calif., valued between
$1 million and $5 million, according to annual financial disclosures released Monday [6/16/2008].
Madame Speaker has Reality Slap
her in the face in Iraq. It will be hard for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to go back to her Democratic colleagues and
keep declaiming on the House floor about how the surge isn't working in Iraq now that she has been there and seen for herself.
What she saw was buried in an AP report on her trip. Powerline's Paul Mirengoff: "Buried deep in this AP report,
between news of a crackdown on al Qaeda in Mosul and a suicide bombing in Baqouba, is Nancy Pelosi's concession that the
surge is succeeding."
Scholars Challenge Pelosi's 'Scripture' Quote. In her April 22 Earth Day news release,
Pelosi said, "The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, 'To minister to the needs of God's creation is an
act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.'
Claude Mariottini, a
professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, told Cybercast News Service the passage
not only doesn't exist — it's "fictional." "It is not in the Bible," Mariottini said.
"There is nothing that even approximates that."
Biblical Scholars Challenge Speaker Pelosi's Old Testament
Quote. Biblical scholars are challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's continued use of what she characterizes
as a Bible verse to support her push for global warming legislation.
She has quoted the same passage on several other
occasions. But Cybercast News reports several experts say the passage does not exist and does not appear to be a
paraphrase of something similar.
Pelosi's War: The
cowardly start more wars than the courageous. Nancy Pelosi's craven altering of House rules to kill
off Colombia's trade pact brings that danger to the Andes. If war breaks out, her name will be
the Colombian trade pact was political pandering at its worst. The Democratic Party pandered the life out of
the Colombian Free Trade Agreement this week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi effectively killed the proposal with a deft
parliamentary maneuver that was designed to secure votes from trade protectionists and the executive staff of the AFL-CIO.
The fact that the maneuver may have hurt our relationship with a good trading partner, Colombia, apparently doesn't matter.
Colombians don't vote in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary.
Pelosi plays politics.
Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has done well by her party. The pact is opposed by unions and therefore is opposed by both
Democratic presidential candidates, who are courting labor votes. But because its economic benefits are plain, a vote
would force Sens. Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York to choose between politics and the
national interest. Pelosi's solution: stall.
vs. The Party of Defeat: Thou shalt not speak well of Iraq. That was the commandment
imperiously handed down by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week, in anticipation of General Petraeus and
Ambassador Ryan Crocker's testimony before Congress.
Liberal Meltdown: Speaker Pelosi
complained that antiwar liberals 1) invaded her private space, 2) ticked off her neighbors, 3) set
up "protest camps" outside her home, 4) made her life inconvenient with their antics. Of course, all of
that was fine when they were doing it to President Bush outside his home in Crawford, Texas.
Guns And Butter: A
Primer. Speaker Pelosi says that for the cost of 41 days in Iraq, 10 million children
can receive health insurance for a year. The Constitution says a lot about national defense. It
says nothing about insurance. Cut-and run Democrats argue that it's an either/or proposition.
Better SAVE Than Sorry.
Why would nearly 50 Democrats not allow legislation they co-sponsored to get to the House floor for a vote?
Because their boss, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, doesn't want meaningful immigration reform that protects our borders.
Bill Could Benefit Husband's Stock Holding. On July 27, 2007, 28 executives of the Thousand Oaks,
Calif., pharmaceutical firm Amgen contributed more than $20,000 to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.)
campaign. On Aug. 2, Pelosi (D-Calif.) reintroduced the Early Treatment for HIV Act, a bill that
could boost Medicaid coverage of HIV-related drugs, including Procrit, which is manufactured by Amgen and
marketed by a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, a firm in which Pelosi's husband owns at least $250,000 in
stock, according to Pelosi's disclosure forms.
Pelosi Won't Divest
Drug Stock, Dismisses Conflict Claim. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed any notion Thursday
[3/6/2008] that her sponsorship of Medicaid legislation that would likely help her husband's financial holdings in a
pharmaceutical company presented a conflict of interest.
Ignore Progress in Iraq. It has been said that there are none so blind as those
who will not see.
That's a perfect description of Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid,
both of whom disingenuously state that that there has been no sign of progress in Iraq and
that we are losing the war there and must pull up stakes and run as fast as we can with our
tails between our legs.
hits bottom. Just when you think the dominant left wing of the Democratic Party
has hit rock-bottom, one of their partisans reaches new depths in slandering people who have
an honest difference with them on policy. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hit the gutter on
Thursday [12/13/2007], when she tried to explain why Democrats are losing the budget war to
Really Is "Mother of all Tax Hikes". The very last thing families need is to see more of their
paycheck confiscated by Congress. Unfortunately, the U.S. House that already has passed $100 billion
in tax increases this year to pay for bigger government and wasteful pork thinks otherwise.
$16,000 worth of flowers. [Rep. Dennis] Hastert didn't bill much official travel last year,
spending only about $1,700, while Pelosi racked up many times that at nearly $60,000 — a figure that does not
include her "congressional delegation" journeys to Europe and the Middle East. It does, however, include
many visits to congressional districts.
to voters carries high price. One California newspaper summed up the Democrat's first session well.
"The D in Democrat stands for Do-Nothing." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's hometown paper joined in the
criticism, blasting her for reneging on her party's promise to run a more open Congress. The San
Francisco Chronicle went on to attack Pelosi for forgetting her promises about budget discipline.
refusal to put "God" on flag certificates. Dayton-area GOP Rep. Michael Turner and more than
100 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter to Pelosi last week after an Eagle Scout in his district asked
that a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol be sent to his grandfather with a certificate inscribed with the
message: "In honor of my grandfather Marcel Larochelle, and his dedication and love of God, country, and
family." The boy and his father contacted Turner's office after noticing the word "God" was left off the
certificate included with the flag.
Teen helps lift ban on 'God' in
U.S. flag certificates. A 17-year-old Eagle scout wanting to honor his grandfather's "love of
God, country and family" with a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol has helped remove a ban on the word "God" in
certificates that accompany these flags.
Playing With Fire. Democrats can have any foreign policy they want — if and when they
are elected to the White House. Until Nancy Pelosi came along, it was understood by all that
we had only one president at a time and — like him or not — he alone had the
Constitutional authority to speak for this country to foreign nations, especially in
wartime. All that Pelosi's trip can accomplish is to advertise American disunity
to a terrorist-sponsoring nation in the Middle East while we are in a war there.
Pelosi criticizes border fence. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a plan to
build fencing along parts of the Mexico border a "terrible idea" that overlooks local
communities. Pelosi made the comments during her trip to the Rio Grande Valley for the
annual Hispanic Engineering, Science & Technology Week conference at the University
of Texas-Pan American.
Party Like It's 1822.
On becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi said the nation wanted "a new vision, a new
America." "New" apparently includes new taxes — by reverting to rules in force 185 years ago.
Speaker Pelosi sends
the wrong message. One of our endearing traits as Americans is that on most issues we seldom
speak with one voice. On the other hand the Constitution makes it pretty clear who is in charge of what.
The last time anyone looked, foreign policy, with the advice and consent of the Congress on treaty matters and
war, is the province of the White House.
Eric The Red Vs. Nancy The
Green. After seeing portions of Greenland's glaciers break off into the North Atlantic, [Nancy]
Pelosi opined: "It wasn't caused by the people of Greenland — it was caused by the behavior of the rest
of the world." Well, judging by the record, she must mean the European Union. Maybe, just maybe,
it was caused by the repeated natural warming and cooling of the earth. And maybe Greenland isn't
melting at all. Icebergs are not a recent phenomenon.
Just Forget the Word 'Earmark'. The more than 32,000 earmarks requested in the Homeland Security
spending bill have roiled the House this week, and now Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) wants the word 'earmark'
to just go away. In a Tuesday press conference about appropriation bills, Pelosi said, "Why don't we leave
here today forgetting the word earmark?" She said they should be called "legislative directives" instead.
The Pelosicrats' Coup d'Etat: By
the time Nancy Pelosi left for Syria, she had accumulated a hyper-liberal anti-war track record only Cindy
Sheehan could equal. Syria's leaders sensed that they were dealing with a sucker the likes of whom hadn't
been seen in Damascus since Clinton's first Secretary of State, Warren Christopher, visited Daddy Assad.
Pelosi steps out of bounds on ill-conceived
trip to Syria. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi crossed a line this week by visiting Syria, where she
met with President Bashar Assad. She violated a long-held understanding that the United States should
speak with one official voice abroad — even if the country is deeply divided on foreign policy
$an Fran Treat. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi used her clout to get lawmakers to back a San Francisco
redevelopment project near her multimillion-dollar rental properties, disclosure documents reveal. Pelosi
got House members to authorize $25 million to improve the Embarcadero port area, clearing the way for
cruise-ship-dock development and other improvements to aid the neighborhood's comeback.
Waterworks: Did Nancy Pelosi do anything wrong when she sponsored a $25 million earmark
for a waterfront-redevelopment project near several properties in which her husband has a financial stake?
It depends on whether she had any reason to believe that the project would cause the values of her husband's
properties to rise.
Cap-And-Trade Scam: Of all the crazed global warming proposals being put forth by the new masters
of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Barbara Boxer, chairperson of the Public Works Committee, by far
the worst would be a mandated cap-and-trade program that would supposedly offset carbon dioxide emissions.
Samoan fish politics: House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's push for ethics reform didn't get very far. The California Democrat, who said
she'd clean house, so to speak, apparently thinks her district is exempted from under-the-table deals and
Pelosi May Not Be Only Democrat "Tuna Helper". The largest employer in American Samoa is Del Monte
Foods' StarKist Tuna, home to over 75% of the island's workforce. Del Monte Foods, as it turns out, is
headquartered in the District of the new Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Smelling a whiff of
impropriety, House Republicans have thrown up some serious questions about the exemption and who
inserted it into the bill.
FNC Reports Speaker Pelosi's Star-Kist Gap in the Minimum Wage Hike. Over
at The Corner*, Kathryn Jean Lopez
reported GOP Reps. Eric Cantor and Patrick McHenry have found there's a loophole in the new minimum-wage increase: no
hike for American Samoa. Why? Star-Kist Tuna is a major employer there, with its headquarters in
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's district. Will the media notice?
Pelosi Creates Global Warming
Committee. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to create a special committee Thursday [1/18/2007]
in an effort to jump-start long-delayed government efforts to deal with global warming and produce a bill by
Independence Day. Pelosi, D-Calif., said the committee would hold hearings and recommend legislation on
how to reduce greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide generated by fossil fuels, that most scientists
blame for a gradual warming of the earth's climate.
someone mention Global Warming?
The Torch Has Been Passed — to
America-Hating Anarchists. After Nancy Pelosi is sworn in as the new Speaker of the U.S. House
and Harry Reid as Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, major parts of the American Dream will be shattered.
Some parts of that dream will die. Among the dead parts: The part that is committed to a strong
national defense and victory in the war on terror. The part that loves freedom and less government and
promotes personal responsibility. The part that recognizes capitalism as the greatest hope for all
peoples to escape the yoke of poverty and oppression. The part that holds to the beliefs of our
forefathers in a divine and omnipotent being knows as God.
Won't Take Back Pelosi Comment. Vice President Dick Cheney refused Friday to take back his charge
that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's opposition to President Bush's Iraq war buildup is playing into the hands of
the al-Qaida terrorist network. "If you're going to advocate a course of action that basically is
withdrawal of our forces from Iraq, then you don't get to just do the fun part of that, that says, 'We'll,
we're going to get out,' and appeal to your constituents on that basis," Cheney said.
Rankles Pelosi. Speaking with ABC News during a visit to Australia, the vice president addressed
the criticism of Pelosi, who earlier this week said that Cheney's remarks were "beneath the dignity of the
debate we're engaged in." She also spoke with White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten to register
her complaint. "She accused me of questioning her patriotism," Cheney said. "I didn't question her
patriotism. I questioned her judgment."
Enter Pelosi, Stage
Left. This morning it is the Iraq war that is the eight-hundred-pound gorilla, [Tom] Mann says.
And the minute he lets this metaphorical cat out of the bag the other people in the room grab it by the horns
and kick it through the goal posts.
Life as normal,
&c. In her opening remarks, Speaker Pelosi said, "This is an historic moment — for the
Congress, and for the women of this country. It is a moment for which we have waited more than
200 years." Pardon me, but is there a single human being who has been waiting for a woman
to be Speaker of the House? One?
I don't see why Nancy Pelosi's being Speaker helps any woman
other than herself, and I don't see why women at large should take pride in her ascendance.
It's estrogen, and plenty of it.
The Democrats finally installed Nancy Pelosi as the speaker of the House yesterday [1/4/2007], and the talk of
Capitol Hill was not about what to do about the war in Iraq, the minimum wage, finding that oxymoron quaintly
called "congressional ethics," or even the prospect of raising congressional pay. Yesterday was all about
celebrating estrogen. … "This is a historic moment for the Congress, and for the women of this
country," Mzz Pelosi told her jubilant partygoers. "It is a moment for which we have waited for more
than 200 years."
[Militant, presumptuous, arrogant feminism has been around for about fifty years, not 200.]
Pelosi Will Bring 'Speaker
Pork' to San Francisco. Tip O'Neill secured down payments for Boston's Big Dig. Sam
Rayburn sent gushers of cash back to Texas, along with tax breaks that helped its oil industry.
Hospitals, schools and nonprofits in Dennis Hastert's hometown of Aurora, Ill., have seen millions roll
in during his reign. Now Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco is poised to follow them as speaker of
the House — a perch predecessors used to channel big cash to pet projects back home.
is no stranger to earmarking. When the House passed a massive spending bill last November,
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi made sure her constituents knew what they were getting. "Pelosi Secures
$115 Million for San Francisco Transportation, Housing, Science and Arts," she proclaimed in a news
release. It wasn't an unusual announcement. Like many of her colleagues in Congress, Pelosi for
years has celebrated bringing home the bacon to her district.
News Networks. If we rigidly applied truth-in-advertising laws to the national media in their
coverage of the 2006 campaign, we would have first declared that the stuff between the commercials wasn't
"news" as much as a boatload of free infomercial advertising for the Democrats. The news reports should
have led with the sentence, "I'm Nancy Pelosi, and I approved this newscast."
her 'Nancy Shrew'? In just a few short days, House Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi has turned into a
caricature of the shrill, petty woman boss. … So if "Nancy Shrew" becomes the image of the highest-ranking
woman ever in American politics — Pelosi will be second in line of succession to the
presidency — it'll be a problem for all women politicos, including 2008 prospect
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).
First Flop: House Democrats have made several correct judgments about their victory. The
first is that Nancy Pelosi was not its architect and requires little or no deference. If anything, they
won in spite of her, not because of her. … There are reasons to question Pelosi's political judgment, as
Murtha's bungled majority leader bid demonstrates. The fact that Democrats did question it and went their
own way suggests they're not going to march over a cliff behind Pelosi, whose views constitute almost a
caricature of American left-liberalism at its most provincial.
Quo Vadis? Since the results
of Tuesday's election became obvious, Speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly made clear her party's
priorities are: "Jobs, healthcare, education, energy independence, a safer America, a dignified
retirement — that's what the Democrats are all about." What about Iraq?
Answer: The Democrats don't have an easy answer and they have no prescription.
Nancy Pelosi's "San Francisco Values"
Unindicted co-conspirator as House majority
leader? Incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says she will fight for Rep. John Murtha, an
unindicted co-conspirator in the FBI sting operation Abscam, as the next House majority leader.
is no stranger to earmarking. When the House passed a massive spending bill last November,
Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi made sure her constituents knew what they were getting. "Pelosi Secures
$115 Million for San Francisco Transportation, Housing, Science and Arts," she proclaimed in a news
release. It wasn't an unusual announcement. Like many of her colleagues in Congress, Pelosi for
years has celebrated bringing home the bacon to her district.
Desperate Congresswomen of Hysteria Lane.
In the past week, there are 476 documents on Nexis heralding the magnificent achievement of Nancy Pelosi
becoming the FIRST WOMAN speaker of the House. … So in addition to bringing back a cut-and-run national
security strategy, tax-and-spend domestic policy and a no-enforcement immigration policy, the new
Democratic Congress is apparently ushering in a return to feminist milestones.
The Real San
Fran Nancy: When the confetti finally settles at DNC headquarters and the bottles of champagne
run dry, Americans will get a good, hard look at their new leaders. With the House, the Senate, and the
statehouses in their grasp, the country has spoken. But for many voters, lured by the promise of fresh
faces and ideas, the reality may be sobering.
How Pelosi cleans the
House. She's conducting Beltway business as usual, just like the good old boys she demonized
throughout the campaign. (Madame Pelosi just happens to do it in an Armani aqua blue-gray pantsuit
that gets thumbs-up from obsequious Washington fashion writers.) Well, a back-scratching corruptocrat
in pastel is still a back-scratching corruptocrat.
aren't ready for prime time. Charles Rangel wants to reinstate the draft. Nancy Pelosi wants
to put a judge who accepted bribes in charge of the House intelligence committee. And Barney Frank wants to
promote inequality. Well, it did not take long for Democratic leaders in the House to show they are not
ready for prime time.
The Nancy I
Knew: [Scroll down…] Impressive ruthlessness, by my lights. But I suspect Pelosi
would never acknowledge the duplicity. She was just as committed to the appearance of pristine
righteousness as she was to her own political success, and assumed she could have both.
If You Thought Impeaching Bush Was a Dead
Issue, Think Again. Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told other Democrats there will be no
talk of efforts to impeach President Bush or anyone else, but that won't stop the anti-war left from clamoring
for the President's head this weekend. The liberal group ImpeachPAC has organized more than 50 protests
across the country on Sunday [12/10/2006]…. Democrats as a group may not be pushing the idea but
some individual Democrats are.
Pelosi Slips Impeachment Onto the Table.
As Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich moved a "privileged resolution" to force House to consider the question of
whether President Bush should be impeached for lying to Congress and the American people about the reasons for
invading and occupying Iraq, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi surprised almost everyone by suggesting that the
Judiciary Committee might indeed take up the issue.
House intelligence chief botches easy intel quiz. Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who incoming House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped to head the Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take over in January,
failed a quiz of basic questions about al Qaeda and Hezbollah, two of the key terrorist organizations the
intelligence community has focused on since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Name Panel to Investigate 'Stolen House Vote'. According to House Republican Leader John Boehner,
the GOP proposal passed 215-213 on the night of Aug. 2. But Democratic leaders promptly reopened the
vote and allowed several Democrats to change their minds. When Democratic leaders ordered the vote closed
for a second time, the Republican motion was defeated — and taxpayer-funded benefits for illegal
immigrants were restored, Boehner said.
The Democrats will take the economy in a new direction.
Down periscope. What kind of
changes does Nancy [Pelosi] have in mind for this engine of prosperity, besides calling it an instrument of the
rich and damning those who depend on its positive returns? Better kill it with taxes, regulations, and
lengthy investigations. Unemployment is at a 25 year low, hovering around 4.5 percent depending
on a few seasonal breaks. How can Nancy and the new Democrats foul this up?
Iraq and a Hard Base. [In late 2006] Democrats had a foolproof plan to gain power: Use
the "disastrous" war in Iraq to split the Republican base off from the center, force Republicans in Congress
to desert the president, defund the war effort, and compel withdrawal. Declaring defeat in advance, and
even embracing it, they tried to cripple the surge before it started. Nancy Pelosi in the House and
Harry Reid in the Senate led a chorus of Democrats who declared the war lost.
Congress frets as its ratings plummet.
"Not only does Congress have an approval rating below bubonic plague and head lice, I saw a recent poll that as
many as 40 percent of people still believe that Congress is in Republican hands," says Rep. Jeb Hensarling
(R) of Texas. "I wish we could get a little accuracy out there about who is in charge — and
let those ratings fall where they may." A recent Gallup Poll confirms what many lawmakers say they're
hearing from their constituents: that confidence in Congress has never been lower.
Approval Falls to Single Digits for First Time Ever. The percentage of voters who give Congress
good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits for the first time in Rasmussen Reports tracking history.
This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Most voters (52%) say Congress is
doing a poor job, which ties the record high in that dubious category. Last month, 11% of voters gave
the legislature good or excellent ratings. Congress has not received higher than a 15% approval rating
since the beginning of 2008.
A job for the right
woman. If there's still room under the bus where Barack Obama throws his discards —
his white granny, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, William Ayres, Bernadine Dohrn and even Hillary
Clinton — that's the right place for Nancy Pelosi. The congressional bailout of Wall Street,
as unpopular as it is, was nevertheless headed for grudging acceptance Monday until Mzz Pelosi, the dowager
queen of the San Francisco Democrats (where there are many queens), killed it with a particularly mean-spirited
attack on the Republicans whom the Democrats were counting on to join them for just this one bipartisan vote.
Republicans Blame Pelosi's Speech. House Republicans blamed the failure of the $700 billion
Wall Street rescue plan Monday on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), saying that Pelosi had been too
partisan in a floor speech prior to the vote.
Excerpts from House speaker
Pelosi's speech. Republicans in the US House of Representatives blamed Democratic speaker
Nancy Pelosi for the failed bail-out vote, claiming she made a partisan speech near the end of a debate
on the rescue plan.
Pelosi, the pro-abortion Catholic
It is not possible to play on both sides of this fence. Abortion, or fetal homicide, is
not an option that is approved by the Catholic church. Recently Ms. Pelosi tried to assert
that only recently has there been any controversy over abortion, but that is not the case.
Pope Pelosi at
the Gate. When Democrats decided they wouldn't let the GOP be "God's Only Party," they weren't
kidding. Thanks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, none other than St. Augustine has been summoned to Denver.
He was resurrected as Pelosi was trying to respond to the question that refuses to die: When does human
life begin? This time, it was Tom Brokaw asking on Sunday's "Meet the Press."
What Makes a
Speaker Catholic? Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, describing herself as an "ardent practicing
Catholic," announced that when life begins "shouldn't have an impact on a woman's right to choose." She
explained that "over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy." Ignoring both embryology and the Vatican,
she insisted on giving the impression that abortion is somehow an open, undecided question in the Roman
archbishop rips Pelosi on abortion. In a rare public rebuke of a top politician, the
archbishop of Washington said Monday [8/25/2008] that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was incorrect when
she recently said the moment of conception has long been a matter of controversy within the Catholic Church.
Pelosi stands by abortion comments.
Under fire from U.S. Catholic bishops, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not backing off contentious comments
about abortion she made during a weekend television talk show appearance. Pelosi said Sunday [8/24/2008] on
NBC's "Meet the Press" that "doctors of the church" have not been able to define when life begins. That prompted
swift rebukes from Washington Archbishop Donald Wuerl and Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput, who said Pelosi was
incorrect and that Catholic teaching has consistently condemned abortion.
A Huge Embarrassment.
Pelosi's big mouth has ensnared Obama in Catholic abortion issues, and campaign issues from four years ago that
he wanted no part of and wasn't a part of just a week ago. Further, Pelosi's continued gaffes on the subject
have renewed examination of Pelosi's poor standing in the Catholic Church.
Pelosi gets unwanted lesson in Catholic
theology. Politics can be treacherous. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked on even
riskier ground in a recent TV interview when she attempted a theological defense of her support for abortion
rights. Roman Catholic bishops consider her arguments on St. Augustine and free will so far out of line
with church teaching that they have issued a steady stream of statements to correct her.
When does life begin?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," said "as an ardent, practicing
Catholic" and someone who has extensively researched church teachings on this issue, she has found church
fathers were unsure when life begins. She further claimed that the Catholic Church has only during
the last 50 years begun to insist that life begins at conception.
Speaker of the House (of
God). As a theologian, Nancy Pelosi is a great politician. This was evident in her
unnecessary foray on "Meet the Press" into the history of Catholic thought about when human life begins.
The San Francisco Democrat's statement "as an ardent, practicing Catholic" that "doctors of the church have
not been able to make that definition" was imprecise and impolitic.
slapped down by Catholic Church — again. It appears the Catholic Church is not about to
let Nancy Pelosi have the last word on abortion. As discussed here yesterday, high Church officials
rebuked Pelosi for her erroneous statements about Catholic abortion doctrine on a Sunday news show;
undeterred, Pelosi had a spokesman announce that she stood by her statements. Wednesday, the
Church made it clear it was standing just as firm.
lawmakers decry Pelosi 'error'. Nineteen Roman Catholic Republican members of Congress
have written to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, urging her to "correct the public record" on remarks she
made a week ago on NBC's "Meet the Press" about the Catholic Church's teaching on abortion.
18 months earlier...
Pro-Abortion Pelosi Insults the Catholic
Faith. The new speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, is showing what I
consider extreme arrogance, even for a pro-abortion figure in public life who claims to be a faithful
Catholic. Her handlers are making it abundantly clear that anything goes in their effort to showcase
Pelosi and her life story, including the use of a Catholic Mass to cement her public image as a Catholic
mother and grandmother. That, my friend, is a disgrace that I cannot ignore.
church has not withheld communion. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she, unlike other
Catholic politicians who support abortion rights, has not clashed with her church about receiving
communion. ... Pelosi, a Roman Catholic whose district includes most of San Francisco, said she has
not encountered such difficulties in her church.
Pelosi: God Bless
the Child that's not at Home. The history-making first Madame of the House marketed her recent
three day victory-dance as a celebration of children. … At a trendy afternoon tea with like-minded ladies,
Pelosi reiterated her campaign promise that the 110th Congress would be "all about children." … But just
how does one of the most outspoken advocates for unrestricted abortion in Congress — with a perfect
100% rating from the radical pro-abortion group NARAL, — maintain a straight face when declaring a
concern for children? … Beneath the surface, the Femocrat's broader scheme genuinely is about the
children, albeit hardly as advertised. Rather, it involves the little tykes' removal as obstacles to
the empowerment of ambitious liberal-minded women.
Video: "Catholic Scholar" Nancy Pelosi Lies To Help
The Gospel, According to the Book of Nancy.
Attempting to defend her support of abortion rights in response to a question posed by Tom Brokaw on "Meet the
Press," Pelosi startled everyone who has ever been, is now, or is even considering becoming a Catholic with
this comment, in part: "I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue (abortion)
that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church
have not been able to make that definition."
Congressman Calls Pelosi's Abortion
Remarks 'Scandalous'. Anti-abortion advocate Michigan Rep. Thad McCotter blasted House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi Tuesday [8/26/2008] for controversial statements she made over the Catholic Church's
teaching on abortion. In an interview with FOX News, McCotter said Pelosi is "free to join other
faiths" if she disagrees with the church.
'pastor' asks to meet on abortion. San Francisco Archbishop George H. Niederauer, home
bishop to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, released a letter Friday [9/5/2008] saying that local Catholics
are pressuring him to forbid the California Democrat to receive Holy Communion because of her recent
televised remarks favoring abortion.
Air Force Three — Nancy Pelosi's gas-guzzling jet
Nancy Pelosi, as Speaker of the House, is third in line to the Presidency. In this new
position, she has demanded and received a very large Air Force jet to shuttle from Washington to San Francisco
without refueling. (Mustn't stop for fuel — security concerns, you know.)
But isn't that one of the arguments Ms. Pelosi had against Tom Delay — that he
flew around the country in a gas-guzzling jet at the government's expense?
And here's a little detail that is left out of the very few news reports about this story:
the Speaker's jet has a military escort. That means there is at least one more
gas-guzzling jet flying alongside Air Force Three as Ms. Pelosi shuttles from coast to coast.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi Gets Big
Jet. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will have access to an Air Force jet larger than the one used by
her predecessor so she can fly nonstop between Washington and her San Francisco district. Following the
9/11 terrorist attacks, the speaker — who is second in line for the presidency after the vice
president — has been able to use a military aircraft for security reasons. But the jet used by the
previous speaker, Rep. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, was too small to fly to California without refueling.
Pelosi's hard landing. As
this newspaper reported yesterday [2/7/2007], for travels to her home district in San Francisco Mrs. Pelosi
wants the best air accommodations the U.S. military can offer. No wonder: The craft she has reportedly
requested, the Air Force's C-32, seats an entourage of 42, business class, with a state room, entertainment center,
private bed and a fully operational communications center. Its crew numbers 16 and reportedly costs
$15,000 per hour to operate. That's downright presidential.
Speaker of the House — Her 747 request and competing publicity. Given that Ms. Pelosi is two
heartbeats from the Presidency, I felt perhaps her request was not unreasonable. That is, until I learned the
following: the plane former Speaker Hastert used is capable of flying 3,700 nautical miles without refueling.
That is well beyond the requirement for a San Francisco to Washington D.C flight. No, that wasn't good enough.
She wanted the larger aircraft. Then I learned that the Speaker had sought a change in the rules that govern
such trips. If anyone other than a spouse rides along he must pay commercial rates. She wanted an exemption
so she could take grandchildren and a larger staff and maybe even lobbyists or financial contributors.
Nancy's New Ride? After cutting
$3.1 billion from the President's budget request to pay for military restructuring efforts, House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) was exposed trying to commandeer an Air Force jet from the Pentagon for routine trips.
An aide to Pelosi's has confirmed that an inquires were made from her office to the Department of Defense to seek
approval for a federally-funded military provided flight approximately 152-miles from Washington, D.C. to
Williamsburg, Virginia for House Democrats' February 3 retreat. The request was made with the intent
of making the jet permanently available to ferry her on a regular basis.
CBS Covers Pelosi Jet Controversy Skipped by Other Networks.
On Wednesday evening [2/7/2007], CBS became the first of the broadcast networks to cover the controversy over
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's efforts to acquire access to a larger jet than what her predecessor used. CBS
Evening News anchor Katie Couric relayed that Pelosi's request for a "big travel upgrade" was coming at a time
when "they're cracking down on congressional perks."
Pelosi's push for jet remains
up in the air. Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri called it a "flying Lincoln Bedroom," and
Rep. Patrick T. McHenry, North Carolina Republican, labeled the speaker's plane "Pelosi One." "This
is a bullet point to a larger value — Pelosi's abuse of power continues," Mr. McHenry said yesterday.
"It began when the speaker denied minority rights to Republicans, continued with her 'TunaGate' scandal, and
now she's exploiting America's armed forces and taxpayers for her own personal convenience."
Pentagon limits Pelosi jet size.
The Department of Defense yesterday [2/7/2007] sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that puts limits on the
size of the plane she may use to travel across the country and restricts the guests she can bring, The
Washington Times has learned.
Plane Becomes a Point of Criticism. Republicans said one plane that might be available for the
speaker had a game room, stateroom, entertainment center and bedroom and seated 42 to 50 people. "I
hardly think these amenities help with security, and I personally would describe them as inappropriate and
unnecessary extravagances," said Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, chief deputy Republican whip
and sponsor of the amendment.
A very modest proposal. First off, [Nancy Pelosi] insisted on an upgrade to a larger military jet
than the one her predecessor had. She wanted one with a private bedroom, a kitchen, and room for her
entire family — second cousins included — on a jet that was capable of flying non-stop
from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco. When some people began to question the need she had for this
airborne palace, she insisted that rabble-rousers were only raising a stink because she was a woman. Poor
dear! She had no sooner lifted that marble ceiling all by her wonderful self, and here it came crashing
down on her tiara!
Pelosi's jet request met
with partisan bickering. Most media reports said Pelosi had requested a C-32, a military version
of the Boeing 757-200 that seats 45 passengers and has a crew of up to 16, according to an Air Force Web
site. The Los Angeles Times reported that Pelosi had asked for a C-40, a modified Boeing 737-700 that
seats at least 26 passengers and has a crew of 10, according to the Air Force. The C-20 used by Hastert
is described by the Air Force as a military version of the Gulfstream III, with seating for 12 passengers and
a crew of five.
Photos of the Boeing C-32:
Photos of the Boeing 757-200:
flies around Pelosi's plane request. "It has nothing to do with family and friends and everything
to do about security," Pelosi said yesterday. Still, it's a potential image problem for the first female
speaker — already caricatured for her wealth, love of designer clothes and chocolate obsession — to
be portrayed as thinking she deserves her own Air Force Three. Pelosi and the Defense Department
are discussing letting her fly in a C-32 plane, a military version of the Boeing 757-200.
Only the little people fly commercial.
Pelosi Demands Big Private Jet. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants taxpayers to finance
a lavish private jet large enough to ferry her and her entourage — including family
members — from coast-to-coast without stopping. Like all members of Congress,
House speakers use commercial flights to travel but Pelosi claims she needs a private U.S.
Air Force jet for security reasons, even during personal travel with her family and
Global Warming: What Are You Willing to
Do? How can a believer in man-made global warming be so utterly unconcerned about accelerating
the coming catastrophe? Is the convenience of a non-stop flight more important than helping to prevent
the rising seas from destroying coastal cities? Shouldn't she be arguing against a private jet and
perhaps closing down one of her homes or moving her family within a few blocks of her office? She, of
course, is perfectly willing to champion regulation of others, but, again, I ask, what is she willing to do
flies disputed military jet home. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the subject of Republican criticism
for her mode of air travel, flew home nonstop Thursday night [2/8/2007] aboard a 12-seat [C-37A] military
aircraft set aside for use by lawmakers. Republican House members, aided by friendly radio and television
talk show hosts, created a political tempest this week, claiming Pelosi was pressuring the Pentagon for the
use of an "Air Force Three" and a "flying Lincoln Bedroom."
D.C., non-stop plane talk. Pelosi wants to fly non-stop, which means a bigger plane. Critics
have assailed her request, saying she wants the bigger plane solely so she can have parties at 30,000 feet
with her family and supporters. On Thursday, Pelosi announced at a news conference that she would fly
commercial if the military could not provide a plane with a cross-country-size fuel tank.
House GOP Blasts Pelosi for Plane
Request. A waste of the taxpayers' money, some said, claiming her trips would cost $15 million
a year if she used planes such as the military version of the Boeing 757-200. In its commercial
configuration the 757-200 usually seats 175-190 passengers. Pelosi should lead by example, argued
others, because a bigger plane consumes more fuel and contributes more to the global warming she expresses
concern about. "The jet that Pelosi has produces 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide an hour, far more than
the previous speaker used," said Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C.
Jim Webb Pulls a Pelosi. Shortly
after becoming Speaker of the House, Representative Pelosi began a feud with the Pentagon over private air
service for her travel needs to San Francisco. After September 11, 2001, the Department of Defense
provided Speaker of the House, Denny Hastert, a Gulfstream jet to fly back and forth to his constituency.
Speaker Pelosi then blindsided the Pentagon with her insistence that she be granted a Boeing 757 to fly
her friends, family, and staff with her back and forth to San Francisco. According to Senate sources,
Senator Jim Webb is now staging a similar struggle for family travel.
out of Town Leaving Energy Bill Hanging. As Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats jetted out of
town negligently neglecting to deal with the urgent energy situation I'm reminded of the unseemly scandal
over her use of military jets that erupted shortly after she was sworn in as Speaker of the House.
Watch Uncovers Documents Detailing Pelosi's Repeated Requests for Military Travel. Judicial
Watch ... announced today [3/10/2009] that it has obtained documents from the Department of Defense (DOD)
detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's multiple requests for military air travel. The documents,
obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), include internal DOD email
correspondence detailing attempts by DOD staff to accommodate Pelosi's numerous requests for military
escorts and military aircraft as well as the speaker's last minute cancellations and changes.
Nancy: Fly as I Say, Not as I Fly. Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is the
Jennifer Lopez of congressional travel — fickle, demanding and notoriously insensitive to the time, costs
and energy needed to accommodate her endless demands. On Tuesday, the indispensable government watchdog
Judicial Watch released a trove of public records through the Freedom of Information Act on Pelosi's travel
arrangements with the U.S. military.
Pelosi's 'Air Rage'. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone from frequent flier to jet-aircraft
connoisseur, with aides berating military officials to get the best planes, e-mails revealed yesterday.
Pelosi, who clashed with the military to get nonstop service when she flies home to California with police
protection on government planes, revealed a particular fondness for Gulfstream's sleek G-5 — a
plane glamorized in Hollywood films and rap videos.
Watchdog Group: Pelosi Takes More
Military Flights Than Hastert. ABC News' Jonathan Karl and Luis Martinez report: Which Speaker
of the House used military aircraft more frequently: Nancy Pelosi or Dennis Hastert? ABC News reported
earlier this week that former aides to Hastert say the former Illinois congressman traveled more frequently on
military aircraft to his district when he was Speaker than the current House Speaker does, but now the watchdog
group Judicial Watch says the records show Pelosi takes more flights.
Judicial Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted
Corrupt Politicians" for 2009. [Including] Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): At the heart of the
corruption problem in Washington is a sense of entitlement. Politicians believe laws and rules (even
the U.S. Constitution) apply to the rest of us but not to them. Case in point: House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi and her excessive and boorish demands for military travel. Judicial Watch obtained
documents from the Pentagon in 2008 that suggest Pelosi has been treating the Air Force like her own
Evidently there's a lot of partying on that plane.
Pelosi's Last Hurrah:
San Francisco's congresswoman of 23 years, the daughter of a Baltimore mayor, has a sense of self-entitlement
and extravagance unimagined by most public servants and ordinary folk. Her indulgences charged to
American taxpayers are now documented and damning. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) has
spent or authorized spending at least $3.2 million on trips, hotels, food, high-priced liquor, and
military jet rides in the past two years.
The Friendly Skies Of Nancy
Pelosi. Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch show that
Pelosi has incurred expenses of $2.1 million for her use of Air Force jets the past two years. Then
there's the matter of the $101,000 tab taxpayers picked up over that period for "in-flight services," including
a selection of top-shelf booze. One receipt for "in-flight services," World Net Daily reports, showed
a liquor purchase for one flight that included Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red
scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Creme, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin,
Dewar's scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniel's whiskey and Corona beer.
Congressman to Pelosi: Give up
personal jet. A Florida congressman plans to offer an amendment to the 2011 Defense Authorization
bill that would require House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to fly coach — just as she requires of other
Congress members. The California Democrat commutes across the continent in a jet provided by the
military, a policy first authorized for the House speaker following the 9/11 terror attacks.
documents show Pelosi took 85 trips on military aircraft. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and
members of her family and staff took 85 tax-paid trips on military aircraft between March 2, 2009, and
June 7, 2010, according to new documents uncovered by Judicial Watch. Pelosi's daughter,
son-in-law and two grandsons were on the June 20, 2009, flight from Andrews AFB to San Francisco where
Pelosi resides, according to the documents. On July 2, 2010, Pelosi took a grandson on a flight
from Andrews to Travis AFB, north of San Francisco.
Watch Uncovers New Documents Detailing Pelosi's Use of Air Force Aircraft. Judicial Watch ... announced
today [10/14/2010] that it has obtained new documents from the United States Air Force detailing House Speaker
Nancy Pelosi's repeated use of United States Air Force aircraft. According to the documents, obtained by
Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Pelosi used Air Force aircraft on 85 flights
from March 2009 through June 2010. Members of Pelosi's family were guests on at least two flights.
Gulfstream for Boehner as he promises to fly commercial. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, the likely incoming
speaker of the House, told reporters today he will break with recent tradition and not use a military jet to fly back
and forth between Washington D.C. and his district. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., currently travels in
an Air Force Gulfstream V, following in the footsteps of her Republican predecessor, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert,
who used Air Force planes to travel after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Nancy Pelosi to fly commercial. House
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will give up more than just the majority in the next Congress — she'll be
stripped of her right to use military aircraft.
Pelosi's 'Air Force Fun' Update. The bills for Pelosi's air escapades have been piling
up for quite a while, and some of the final expenses from her tenure as Queen Speaker are starting
to come to light.
Pelosi spent $101,000 in two years while travelling with US Air Force.
If the US Airforce did all airline food, it would be strawberries dipped in dark chocolate and grilled chicken
salads all round. Unfortunately this luxury is reserved for top US politicians alone, as new documents
detailing Nancy Pelosi's travel expenses reveal. The former House Speaker was showered with a cornucopia
of gourmet food and alcohol as she travelled over 90,000 miles around the world in just nine months last
year — all courtesy of the US Airforce (USAF).
Force withholds Pelosi flight docs; Judicial Watch appealing. Activist group Judicial Watch is
appealing a decision by the Air Force to withhold documents related to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's
use of military airplanes. Documents released by the Air Force show Pelosi was provided chocolate-covered
strawberries on one flight to celebrate the California Democrat's birthday, among other luxuries. But of
43 flights, only 11 expense reports were provided to the group.
"Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2010. Judicial Watch uncovered documents back in
2009 detailing attempts by Pentagon staff to accommodate [Nancy] Pelosi's numerous requests for military escorts
and military aircraft for herself and her family as well as the speaker's 11th hour cancellations and
changes. In 2010, Judicial Watch kept the pressure on Pelosi, uncovering documents that demonstrated
the Speaker was using U.S. Air Force aircraft as her own personal party planes. Overall, the Speaker's
military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period —
$101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol.
Pelosi gets a Dishonorable Mention.
Watch Announces List of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians" for 2011. Despite the
media firestorm over her military travel abuses ignited by a Judicial Watch investigation, Nancy Pelosi continued
to use the United States Air Force as her own personal travel agency right up until her final days as House
Speaker according to documents Judicial Watch uncovered from the Air Force in 2011.
Fitton's Introductory Remarks, CPAC 2012 Ronald Reagan Banquet. [Scroll down] And those of you in Congress, we have
our eye on you, too! Nancy Pelosi learned that the hard way. We exposed Air Pelosi, the scandal of Nancy Pelosi abusing the perk
of luxury travel on military jets. She treated our Air Force like a taxi service to go on junkets far and wide. Who pays
for it? You do. I have to hand it Speaker Boehner. Because of Air Pelosi, he flies commercial back to his
district. Believe me. We've checked. Air Pelosi is grounded. Nancy Pelosi is now in the House minority because she
couldn't be bothered to keep her promises for "the most open, most honest, and most ethical Congress in history."
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