President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Alvin Greene: The Three Economic Stooges
Evidently, not only are Democrats not creating or saving jobs, but it appears as if they are in cahoots to put The Onion out of business. You see, it is impossible to satirize people who are self-parodies themselves. The latest example is Alvin Greene, the current Democrat candidate for Senator in South Carolina, who recently announced in an interview with The Guardian his plan to | Read More »
Democrats suppressing GOP visits to Gulf.
(Via Instapundit) It’s the little things that underscore the pettiness that’s infesting the Democratic party’s leadership these days: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) wanted to fly 10 lawmakers down to the Gulf of Mexico to see the damage caused by BP’s gigantic oil spill first hand. House Democrats said no.
Today in Washington – June 25, 2010
Although no votes are scheduled in the House and Senate today, there was breaking news early this morning in the negotiations in the Financial Services conference. CNN Money reports: After a grueling 20-hour session, lawmakers early Friday finished melding the House and Senate Wall Street reform bills, bringing Congress closer to passing the most sweeping changes to the financial system since the New Deal. They | 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 »
This Week in Washington – June 21, 2010
President Obama is losing political influence on Capitol Hill, because poll numbers indicate that the President is unpopular with the American voters. Gallup reports today that “U.S. registered voters remain split on whether President Obama deserves to be re-elected in 2012, with 46% saying he does and 51% saying he does not — little changed from earlier this year.” This is going to be a tough fall for | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi: Hey, quit your job. We got your back!
Nancy Pelosi spoke at the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Summit on Capitol Hill last Friday, informing them that because of the new health care reform, they would no longer be “job locked.” Here’s the quote: “We see it as an entrepreneurial bill,” Pelosi said, “a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can | Read More »
The implication of the House Rules Committee.
The House Rules Committee. People usually call this one of the most important House committees out there, which is in my opinion untrue: it simply is the most important House committee. The reason that I say that is because the Rules committee has ultimate control over how and in what way a bill is presented and debated; add that to its ability to dictate appropriate | Read More »
Waxman’s Unintended Consequences Reveal Intended Consequences
Shortly after the boondoggle known as the health care bill was passed, corporations discovered that the bill had a lot of detrimental factors to it, which, as Nancy Pelosi infamously said, we couldn’t find out until the bill was passed. As such, upon its passage, corporations began taking write-downs due to the elimination, by the new law, of many deductions they had previously been allowed | Read More »
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Nancy Pelosi’s ‘Tell’
Nancy Pelosi proves that it is possible to give “tells”, even if your face can’t move and you are an accomplished liar. First, the “she made an utter fool of herself” part, because any chance to point and snicker at Pelosi is A-Okay with me. While giving a speech to the National Association of Counties, Pelosi said the following: “You’ve heard about the controversies, the | Read More »
Pelosi Spends Hundreds of Thousands on Travel, Alcohol
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has squandered over $101,000 tax dollars on “in-flight services” on congressional delegations since 2008, according to new documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch. Expenditures on Pelosi-led CODELs, the group’s report shows, include thousands for liquor, beer and wine. Receipts show purchase of Johnny Walker, Grey Goose, Beefeater, Maker’s Mark, Courvoisier, Dewars, Bombay | Read More »
The Crass Duplicity of Nancy Pelosi
Today’s Washington Post carries an op-ed by Marc Thiessen, author of Courting Disaster, concerning Nancy Pelosi‘s ever morphing story over what she knew about waterboarding. Before we go farther, in order to keep Media Matters or some other lefty from having an aneurysm let me stop and advise everyone that Courting Disaster is published by Regnery Publishing, a division of Eagle Publishing which is the | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi is the Most Gullible Person Alive
Note by Jeff: As bk notes in the comments, you have to really take a few moments and consider this to properly appreciate it. This isn’t just garden-variety “duped by the establishment” gullibility – this is continuous and free admission that the president so many of them dubbed the “dumbest man alive” was so much smarter than them that he not only convinced them an | Read More »