Posts Tagged: Nancy


28
Sep 10

Nancy Pelosi’s Famous Last Words

I found these comments from the Speaker of the House particularly amusing:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said she still expects to have her job in five weeks after voters head to the polls.

Pelosi, the top Democrat in the House, whose job as speaker makes her third in line to the presidency, said she would retain that position.

“I fully expect to be speaker of the House five weeks from now,” Pelosi said at a NBC/Universal women’s forum in Manhattan, as reported by the New York Times.

Well yes Nancy, you will be Speaker of the House five weeks from now, six weeks from now, even seven weeks from now.

The question is whether you’ll be Speaker of the House when the 112th Congress convenes on January 3, 2011.




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27
Sep 10

Conservative Democrats Want Ike Skelton (MO-D) to Replace Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Trouble in Paradise for Pelosi and Democrats …

According to an article by The Hill, US Representative Gene Taylor would like to see Democrat Ike Skelton of Missouri replace Nancy Pelosi as Speaker next year. Many conservative Democrats, if there is a such thing anymore in the Democrat party, would like to see a similar change occur as a move away from the far left leaning Nancy Pelosi. However, the American voters have a change in mind of their own, a switch from Democrat Speaker Pelosi to the Republicans after they take over the US House of Representatives in this years 2010 midterm election.

It was not too long ago following the 2008 elections that Democrats had an overwhelming majority in the House. Since then it has been a disaster as once presented with this majority, they went against the will of the people. Even within their own ranks, there are rumblings.  Now they are faced with a midterm election where they could lose seats of epic and historic proportion.

Nancy Pelosi, too liberal for Democrats

Taylor told The Hill that he’d like to see Skelton, a Missouri Democrat and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, succeed Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) if Democrats retain a slimmer hold on the House after the November elections.

Taylor’s suggestion reflects a broader sentiment among conservative Democrats that Pelosi is too liberal and indicates she may not win unanimous support from the caucus in 2011, as she did in 2007 and 2009. A number of House Democrats in tight re-election battles, including Reps. Bobby Bright (Ala.), Walt Minnick (Idaho), and Chet Edwards (Texas), have not committed to voting for Pelosi as Speaker.

“My ideal candidate for Speaker would be Ike Skelton,” Taylor said in an interview.

Interesting enough, was Nancy Pelosi too liberal when House Democrats unanimously voted her Speaker? What did conservative Democrats think they were going to get from a San Francisco, CA liberal? However, Pelosi, Reid and Obama have become the symbol of the Far Left wing of the Democrat party and the reason why do many Dems in the upcoming election are trying to distance them selves from them and Democrat party affiliation.

Presently in the RCP average polling of the Generic Congressional Ballot, the GOP has a 4.3% lead, including a 10% point lead for Republicans in Rasmussen and a 9% lead in a CNN/Opinion Research poll. The American voters appear to have an idea of what party they want the next Speaker of the House to come from and its is not a Donkey.

One thing to look forward to following the 2010 elections is how many conservative Democrats might switch party affiliation to Republican.

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25
Sep 10

Allen West, Race Traitor, Welcomes Nancy Pelosi To The Jungle

The Congressional Black Caucus and Nancy Pelosi will be trooping to Florida to Allen West’s back yard to campaign for West’s opponent. You know, the jerks who released Allen’s social security number. In other words, evil Democrats.

Well, West welcomes these goofballs to his Jungle. And it is his jungle.

From the always awesome Shark Tank:

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25
Sep 10

Allen West, Race Traitor, Welcomes Nancy Pelosi To The Jungle

The Congressional Black Caucus and Nancy Pelosi will be trooping to Florida to Allen West’s back yard to campaign for West’s opponent. You know, the jerks who released Allen’s social security number. In other words, evil Democrats.

Well, West welcomes these goofballs to his Jungle. And it is his jungle.

From the always awesome Shark Tank:

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22
Sep 10

Is Nancy Pelosi Out?

Things aren’t looking good for Nancy Pelosi.  For almost the last four years, she has been pounding the gavel, shoving her grand, big-government schemes through Congress.  Even in the midst of a worsening economy, she was able to cut enough backroom deals to garner the votes she and her political allies needed to capture their Holy Grail: American’s health care system.

Pundits and polls, however, are now predicting that Pelosi will lose hold of the speakership in November.  They may be correct.  Her years of political kneecapping and recriminations may have finally taken their toll.  Big government takeovers don’t do well in a deteriorating, capitalistic-based economy.  Still,  do not count her out yet.  Madam Speaker is not going anywhere without a fight.   Her hold on the gavel is firm.  Earlier this year, a Democratic insider was quoted in Politico saying, “[Pelosi] will put a bullet in the head of anyone she needs to.”  That insider went on to say that she would do whatever it took to hold on to her majority.  Now, there won’t be any firing of actual bullets, but she is no doubt digging deep into her arsenal.

What sets Pelosi apart from other national leaders, and specifically other Speakers in modern history, is her ability to strategize and execute like a political boss in the classical sense   Consider this: She has legislated a government takeover of at least one-sixth of the economy, challenged the Catholic Church on abortion, circumvented the White House to meet with a Mideast dictator, and claimed that her liberal agenda is part of a holy calling.  Those are some pretty heady accomplishments for the first female Speaker of the House.

Pelosi employed her stratagem almost flawlessly early on.  Although she is prone to outrageous public blunders, which reveal her truly leftist views, she is smart in her moves as a politician.  Right after her election as Speaker she got bills passed she knew her members would solidly support like raising the minimum wage and severing ties between lobbyists and legislation. She wanted to convince the electorate she was  “draining the swamp,” and ridding the country of the “criminal enterprise” the Republicans had been running.  She had reached the Speaker’s chair through her planned attack on the Republican scandals in the 2006-midterm elections instead of her views on the issues.  She knew they wouldn’t sell well.  Instead, she took some advice from the marketing mavens of the high-tech industry and honed a Democratic message she could market to the voters selling her candidates and policies like an iPod.  She was relentless with her alliterative charge that the Republicans had created a “culture of corruption, cronyism, and incompetence.”  She was “for the people.”

She had learned from her father, “Big Tommy,” a political boss in his own right as mayor of Baltimore for twelve years, who built his well-oiled machine on graft and patronage, that coalition building is the way to build power.  Growing up she watched him bring as many diverse ethnic groups together as possible, all in the spirit of looking out for the little guy.  Like his daughter Big Tommy received heavy backing from Labor.  So Pelosi knew she needed to find issues she could rally the troops around.  This worked early on.  During her first two years she gave her moderates cover, avoiding controversial issues.  But once the new occupant of the White House was Barack Obama, it was time for the Left to realize their dreams of utopia.  It was time to replace “by the people, for the people” with “have your people talk to my people.”

But the passage of the record-setting stimulus package, the Democrats’ attempts to craft policy based on global warming, and the great heist of the health care system have not created utopia for the vast majority of Americans.  And Pelosi’s coalition is falling apart—for now.  Without their cover, moderate Democrats are running scared.  But the speaker still has her strategy ready.  As a Pelosi ally told Politico, she has always told her members, “Do what you have to.” Here is where she is willing to do whatever it takes to keep the majority.  She’s willing to take the knocks.  In fact, some of her colleagues have produced ads that look like they’re running against her.  But she is tough.  Even the president has used those words to describe Pelosi. This time, however, the challenge may be tougher than she is.

Until the November election, Pelosi will be taking care of business as usual—spending taxpayer money and attacking Republicans.  In late August, she and close Democrat ally, California Congressman George Miller, Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, praised the $ 1.2 billion emergency education jobs funding California received as part of the Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act.  In a joint statement they claimed it was “a significant step forward for our economic recovery.”  And she is still leading the charge against the previous administration—George Bush.  Only a few weeks ago Pelosi said, “You don’t get any credit in campaigns for what you prevented from happening.” She went on to say the other choice for voters was the Bush Administration’s agenda.  Hopefully, those voters will be more concerned what will happen if Nancy Pelosi is still pounding the gavel for her agenda after November.


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22
Sep 10

McCollum: I support Nancy Pelosi!

Stay the course.


No one should be terribly surprised.  Supporting Nancy Pelosi is practically the only job function Betty McCollum has in Congress.  During a debate this week, her Republican challenger Teresa Collett criticized McCollum’s ties to the Speaker of the House, saying that it showed that McCollum had no interest in providing an independent voice for Minnesota’s […]

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20
Sep 10

Daily Commentary – Monday, September 20th, 2010 – Nancy Grace on the Holloway Case

September 20th, 2010 Daily Commentary

* In typical aggressive fashion, Nancy Grace put a guest through a wringer on a show about Beth Holloway’s visit to Joran Van der Sloot.

Daily Commentary – Monday, September 20th, 2010 – Nancy Grace on the Holloway Case [4:51m]: Download

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20
Sep 10

House Democrats Distancing Themselves from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Just in Time for the Midterm Elections

How convenient, suddenly when its election time, House Democrats start to distance themselves from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Does anyone really think that if Democrats remained in power in the House that all these Democrats would not line up right behind her again?

My what a difference 19 months makes. With the midterm elections less than 50 days away,many House Democrats are trying to abandon the Good Ship Pelosito save their political careers. Could these House Democrats be doing this at the 11th hour to save their political skin? Oh, never, it is becauseof their political core belief conviction. House Democrats have blindly followed Nancy Pelosi and President Obama down the primrose pathand now its time to get your just desserts. Now at the last moments prior to the 2010 midterm elections, House Democrats are running away from President Barack Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Little more than two years after she touted him for the vice presidential nomination, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cannot count on the support of Rep. Chet Edwards.

Edwards, a conservative Democrat trying win an 11th term representing this area southwest of Dallas, said he has not made up his mind whether he would support Pelosi (D-Calif.) for another term as speaker, as he comes under fire back home for his close ties to the Democratic leader.

Every poll that matters has the Generic Congressional ballot in favor of Republicans and in some cases a record number. Even worse for Democrats is the enthusiasm gap advantage for the  GOP.

Isn’t this rather typical and gutless of House Democrats. They will talk a big game to the voters of how they are so independent of the House leadership and Nancy Pelosi, yet they will not come out and say to their constituents that they will not support herin a vote for Speaker?

With the balance of the House in question and no one knowing whether Democrats or Republicans will gain control, no Democrats are taking a stand of courage and conviction to take on Pelosi or the Democrat leadership. What bravery. Talk about making a couragous stand, not. This is where House Democrats are so disingenuous to the American voters. If by some disastrous event, Democrats ever remained in control of the House, all of these whiners distancing themselves from Pelosi would be right back in line behind her.

“No, I’ve made no commitments for speaker. Until we see the outcome of this election, I don’t even know who will be running for speaker,” Edwards said in an interview while campaigning Saturday in this small town of 5,000 southwest of Waco.

Democrats from a number of states, including Texas, Ohio and North Carolina, are running away from Pelosi in a harsh political climate. Distancing one’s self from the speaker is nothing new for many Democrats, including Edwards, but the number of incumbents and the volume of their criticism of the party House leader is larger than it has been in past election cycles – and the volume of their criticism is louder.

What is the real reason why House Democrats are suddenly being vocal about their disdain for Pelosi? Political survival of course. House Democrats like Chet Edwards (US Rep-TX) are on the political endangered species list in 2010. We already know how Americans feel and rate the Democrat lead Congress … is that an approval rating or a voting age?

Edwards, rated by independent political analysts as one of the 10 Democrats whose seat is most endangered, goes further than most of his colleagues. He openly critiques his party’s entire agenda, saying its leaders “overreached” after the 2008 elections.

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16
Sep 10

The Ed Morrissey Show: Kerry Picket, Nancy Pearcey, John Randall

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Today on The Ed Morrissey Show (3 pm ET), Kerry Picket of the Washington Times returns to give us the inside scoop on Capitol Hill. Will Obama’s request for even more ad hoc spending get any traction with Democratic leadership? Kerry will bring us up to date on the stories she’s covering, and we’ll also […]

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15
Sep 10

Nancy Reagan weighs in on California races

Nancy Reagan endorsed California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina Wednesday.

Nancy Reagan endorsed California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina Wednesday.

(CNN) – Nancy Reagan weighed in on the Senate and gubernatorial races in her home state on Wednesday, offering her endorsement of the Republican candidates in both California races.

The former first lady announced her support for Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman a day after the three women sat down together for a private meeting.

Both women said they are honored to have the endorsement of Reagan, a former first lady of California.

“She and I share the same core values, and I am thankful to have her confidence and support behind my campaign for U.S. Senate,” Fiorina said.

Fiorina is locked in a tight battle to unseat three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. Whitman also faces a tough challenge from Attorney General Jerry Brown to succeed Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Whitman also expressed her gratitude to Reagan.

“The legacies of President Reagan and Nancy Reagan have long been an inspiration to me, and their impact on our state and our nation is immeasurable,” Whitman said.


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