Did a Former Nancy Pelosi Aide Screw Up the Komen Decision? Ogilvy Public Relations Should Explain.
Judd Legum at Think Progress did what appears to be a pre-emptive strike against former Bush White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer claiming that Fleisher was “secretly involved” in the Susan G. Komen Foundations‘ strategy on planned parenthood. In fact, according to people I’ve spoken to who are aware of the decision making processes at Komen, Fleischer had nothing to do with Komen’s strategy or | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi and David Axelrod Open Their Mouths and We Make It Too Complex
I don’t want to offend any of my friends or colleagues, all of whom I have a great deal of respect for, who are positing various theories on why Nancy Pelosi or David Axelrod are saying things about Romney or Newt. Everyone seems intend on making it a conspiracy or about reverse psychology or something. I don’t see it that way. I am perfectly happy | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi Congratulates Mitch McConnell on His ‘Pontius Pilate Act’. Seriously.
If it weren’t bad enough that Harry Reid is trying to make Mitch McConnell‘s ‘Pontius Pilate Pass the Buck Act of 2011″ acceptable to Republicans, you might want to consider that Nancy Pelosi congratulated Mitch McConnell on a job well done. Not kidding. Stephen F. Hayes, who my wife says is the best looking guy on Bret Baier’s panel other than Bret (yeah, I have | Read More »
Today America’s Mother-In-Law Puts Down the Gavel
Good morning. Congress convenes at noon today. The new congresscritters are getting sworn in. Look for the Senate Democrats to fail in their effort to gut the filibuster, but they’ll try nonetheless. I suspect the adults in the room, i.e. the Democrats who remember having a Republican President and Senate, will outwit and overrule Senator Udall (D-NM) and the howling gang of leftists from MSNBC | Read More »
On This Nancy Pelosi Has My Thanks. God Bless Her.
None of us here are fans of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But I believe in praising people, whether I agree with them or not, when they deserve it. And Nancy Pelosi deserves our praise today. You may not know it, but Pelosi is an ardent foe of the Chicoms’ human rights record. As documented in the wikileaks releases, the Chinese are scared to death of the | Read More »
Good Morning. It Is Election Day.
“I won.” — Barack Obama January 23, 2009 “Let me just say it this way, the Democrats will retain the majority in the House of Representatives. We have a huge — we have, what, 54-, 55-vote majority. We had a swing in the last two elections of 110 seats. We will — I am not yielding one grain of sand. We are fighting for every | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi Joins the Fringe Mosquerade
Ladies and gentlemen, we have come through the looking glass. Tonight on KCBS radio in San Francisco, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi began calls for investigations into opponents of the Ground Zero mosque. Aligning herself with the fringe — a group of people no larger than those who think 9/11 was an inside job and those who think Barack Obama is a foreign born | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi Wishes Everyone Well But Americans
Here is Nancy Pelosi’s twitter feed. Today she wished Muslims celebrating Ramadan “joy, wisdom, and countless blessings.” On August 3rd, she wished the Sing Tao newspaper a happy 35th birthday. On July 6th Nancy Pelosi wished the Dalai Lama a happy 75th birthday. On July 4th the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives . . . oh, you’ve figured it out. Nancy Pelosi | Read More »
Does Georgia Right to Life Now Support Embryonic Stem Cell Research?
I am guessing Dan Becker and Georgia Right to Life are just fine and dandy with embryonic stem cell research. They don’t like Karen Handel funding cervical cancer screenings, but they love them some Nathan Deal despite his support for a Henry Waxman backed piece of legislation funneling $500 million to the abortion industry explicitly for abortions. Well, Nathan Deal also signed on to NANCY | Read More »
A Tale of Budget Cowardice…and Courage
“The U.S. House has never— NEVER —failed to pass a budget resolution since the current budget rules were put into place in 1974. Until today. ” So the Democrats have finally admitted they will not produce a budget plan this year. This is the ultimate in political cowardice. To understand how cowardly, one must understand what a budget plan really is. In short, a budget | Read More »
Pictures of the Week
The White House and the Speaker both have flickr pages. And they are the gifts that keep on giving. First, we have the leader of the free world supplicating himself to the leader of world oppressors. Is he begging for more time to pay off his/our debt? Then we have Tiger and the Cougar or, as Moe said, a photo entitled “Tiger Would”. Consider this | Read More »
FL Senator George LeMieux TO THE LEFT of Pelosi
This is just stunning. The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), has shut down Democrat efforts to punish Joe Wilson (R-SC) for yelling at Barack Obama during Obama’s speech to Congress. George LeMieux, Charlie Crist’s errand boy and the newest Republican Senator, is calling for Joe Wilson to be censured. That puts Charlie Crist’s errand boy to the left of | Read More »
Why Does Nancy Pelosi Have a Problem With Patriotic Music?
Good Lord. This is unreal. If you’ve ever been stuck on hold with a congressional office in the past, at least you’ve been able to enjoy some good patriotic music, as opposed to the lilting tones of generic smooth jazz that have been driving elevator users insane for decades. For years, congressional offices have played patriotic anthems as the background music during hold times. Not | Read More »
Democrats Begin Eating Their Own
It was only a matter of time before it started. The Democrats are beginning to turn on each other as their poll numbers sink and Republicans’ numbers start to rise. John Adler (D, NJ) says the healthcare legislation is bad for America. And he doesn’t care whether there’s a public option in it or not. The Weekly Standard notes “The bill that’s coming through the | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Worst Nightmare
Reading this post by Mickey Kaus made me realize something. The idea of postponing health care reform–until, say, the economy improves– doesn’t seem appealing to many Democrats now. But it might soon. The problem, as Michael Goodwin’s recent column points out, is that the issues waiting in the wings–should health care leave the stage–are even worse, from the Democrats’ political perspective. Cap and trade, immigration legalization, | Read More »
Democrats Meet in 1 Hour to Mark Up Healthcare Legislation
CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN RIGHT NOW. Democrats will meet in committee in one hour to begin marking up healthcare legislation. They’ve cut a deal with the Blue Dog Democrats. Go here and get the number for your Congressman. Call now. Tell him to oppose H.R. 3200.
The President Ignores the Gays. House Dems Bat Eyelashes At Them
Oh to be fickle and used. The gay rights movement must really like to be that girl (or guy as you might have it) that gets picked up at the bar, slept with, then kicked out before sun up without so much as a kiss. Now, just like that girl who stands in the hallway of the apartment building knocking on the door demanding a | Read More »
Um . . .
No thanks. It’s not that I don’t want the GOP in charge, it’s just I’ve never seen running against a personality to be an effective approach. God knows Jim Marshall would be toast in GA-08 if running against Nancy Pelosi were a winning strategy. And perhaps we don’t need to make it about incumbent personalities, but actual, factual, challengers to Democrat incumbents. Oh, and, unless | Read More »
House Democrats Shut Out Fox News [UPDATED: No, it was God]
We’re digging around on this one. From what House Republicans are telling us, Nancy and the gang have turned Fox News off throughout the entire House of Representatives complex. UPDATE: Nope, wasn’t Nancy. It was God. From an email: Apparently a lightning strike took out some of the channels. It’s not just Fox News and Fox Business that got taken out (though, they are the | Read More »
BREAKING: Speaker of the House to Resign
The Speaker of the House will, in a very historic move, resign this week. No joking at all. The Speaker, facing a rebellion from back bench members of the House over ethics problems, mismanagement, and the Speaker’s own desire to block inquiries into allegations about the ethics of members of the Speaker’s own party, has decided to announce the resignation later this week. It is | Read More »