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Enough is enough! The time is now for Conservatives, Liberals, Democrats, and Republicans to come together and demand the impeachment of Nancy Pelosi! She’s made it clear that her goal is not the good of the American public, her goal is the advancement of her political agenda! If you agree, sign our petition and let your voice be heard! If you’re not convinced, take a look at the following:
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Keep talking, Nancy. Keep digging your hole deeper. If you haven’t been paying attention, Nancy Pelosi spent lots of time over the last couple of months critisizing the Bush administration for “torturing” enemy combatants. Now, it turns out that Pelosi KNEW that waterboarding was authorized several years ago, but said nothing. Since these allegations surfaced, Pelosi has told several different stories, trying desperately to cast the blame elsewhere. Now, she’s blaming the CIA. Excerpt:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi yesterday delivered a broadside against the CIA and the Bush Administration, whom she accused of lying to her about the use of waterboarding in the interrogation of terror detainees. The coverage tends to cast the controversy as increasingly becoming a confrontation between Pelosi and the CIA. Most stories and analyses paint the timeline of what “Pelosi knew and when she knew it,” as NBC Nightly News put it, as less than conclusive, but the coverage does suggest that the Speaker’s statements may be in conflict with some of the evidence. NBC Nightly News described Pelosi as trying “to square what she’s been saying against the CIA’s differing accounts.” Pelosi was shown saying, “The CIA briefed me only once on enhanced interrogation techniques in September 2002.” ABC World News reports “Pelosi’s words” yesterday “seem to directly contradict a declassified timeline of congressional briefings compiled by the CIA, which says Pelosi was told of the specific interrogation methods used.”
Get this woman out of office!
Surprise, surprise. Despite all of the liberal outrage over the “torture” memos, it looks like Pelosi knew about them all along. Full story here.
So she’s a hypocrite as well as a liar.
We’ll keep a close eye on this story as the facts are far from established at this point.
Until September 2008, the US Presidency was very much up for grabs. John McCain was neck-and-neck with Barack Obama. Then, the bottom dropped out of the economy. Wall Street panicked, the Dow plummeted, and McCain’s campaign was effectively ended. Though he wouldn’t admit it, the September collapse and resulting fallout was THE critical point in Obama’s victory– proving once again that the economy is easily the most important issue in presidential politics.
Now, the pressure is on President Obama. He inherited this mess– and fair or not, he’ll be ultimately defined by how he handles it. He’s tried to lower expectations, but the bottom line is that if the economy does not turn around by 2010 and strengthen in 2011, Obama can kiss reelection goodbye. Forget Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanomo, gay marriage, green energy, and everything else. They’re all important issues, but they won’t matter. No, the 2012 presidential election will be decided by the economy.
So why would Obama leave the critical stimulus bill in the hands of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid?
As we’ve documented, Nancy Pelosi’s top priority is not stimulating the economy. Nancy Pelosi’s top priority is payback. She’s taken the current crisis and used it as an excuse to rush a pork-filled stimulus bill through congress. Privately, Obama has expressed his displeasure with the bill– but the question is, why didn’t he write it? Bills must pass through congress before reaching the White House, but it’s not uncommon for the President to draft an important bill and submit it to congress. Clinton did it with his health care reforms. Bush did it with No Child Left Behind. Obama should have done it with this stimulus package.
Instead, he left it up to Pelosi and Harry Reid.
It’s still possible that Obama could demand changes before signing the bill into action– but it doesn’t appear likely.
Which means Obama’s reelection hopes are entirely dependent on Pelosi’s bill. Not only that, but considering how partisan this bill was, Congressional Democrats are COMPLETELY on the hook as well. If this bill is not effective, we’ll see them tossed out of congress quicker than Ann Coulter out of a women’s changing room.
Of course, there’s more on the line than politics. If this bill doesn’t work, we’ll have a deteriorating economy saddled with Trillions in additional debt. At that point, we’re not going to be able to borrow at will anymore. We’ll have to print money, and we all know where that leads (nowhere good). If it comes to that, we’re facing an unprecedented collapse much more spectacular than the Great Depression. The question comes up again– why the &%( did we leave this bill in Pelosi’s hands?
Assuming the bill passes in its current state, President Obama is soon going to be in the same boat as the rest of us– hoping that somehow, against all odds, Nancy Pelosi got it right.
House Democrat Jim Cooper was one of a small number of Democrats who defied SuperBitch Pelosi and voted against her version of the stimulus. Apparently, according to this FoxNews article, the Obama team “quietly encouraged” dissent because “they know it’s a messy bill and they wanted a clean bill.” Additionally, 55 House Democrats sent a letter to Pelosi voicing their displeasure with the way she rammed the bill through the House. More from the article:
“They [Pelosi and her cronies--RT] don’t mind the partisan fighting cause that’s what they are used to. In fact, they’re really good at it — and they’re a little bit worried about what a post-partisan future might look like,” Cooper said during the radio interview. “If members actually had to read the bills and figure out whether they are any good or not. We’re just told how to vote. We’re treated like mushrooms most of the time.”
This further confirms the following:
* A) Nancy Pelosi is not interested in what’s best for the country– she’s interested in political victories.
* B) Nancy Pelosi does not understand the meaning of the phrase “bi-partisan”.
* C) Nancy Pelosi does not deserve to be associated with President Obama.
* D) WE NEED A NEW SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE!
The good news is that Team Obama isn’t turning a blind eye to Pelosi’s shenanigans. While it’s obvious that he was trying to keep the disagreement quiet, it’s good to see that he’s not going to sit back and allow Pelosi free reign. The bottom line is this: if Pelosi wants to be reelected, she had better go along with the President. His approval rating is too high, and Pelosi’s too low, for her to openly challenge him.
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I’m an Independent, but I lean to the left. I was inspired by Barack Obama and believe he’ll do great things for the country. On most major political issues I side with the Democrats.
So it’s not just partisan drivel when I say that Nancy Pelosi is a b*tch.
There’s no way around it. She’s a petty, manipulative robot. Have you ever watched her speak? Her face doesn’t move like a normal person’s. Everything but her lips is completely frozen. There’s a solid chance she’s not even human.
Consider the situation facing our country at this moment in history. We’re dealing with a recession and teetering on the brink of full-scale economic collapse. We’re dealing with an energy crisis. We’re engaged in two wars overseas. The GOP has been dramatically thrown out of power, an African-American has been elected President, the Democrats made sweeping gains in both the House and the Senate, there is an urgent public demand for an effective stimulus bill– the stage has been set! Enter Nancy Pelosi… and the biggest potential waste of taxpayer money since we payed George W. Bush over $500,000 to run our country into the ground.
If you’re not familiar with the concept of economic stimulus, here’s a simplified explanation: In a recession, business slows down. It affects everyone. People lose their jobs, and have to stop spending money. Because less money is being spent, more people lose their jobs. It’s a cycle, and when it gets moving the wrong direction it takes a massive intervention to stop it. This is where the government steps in. By spending money and creating jobs, they get money flowing again. As previously unemployed citizens find jobs, they start spending money again. As more money is spent, more jobs are created. It’s an incredibly simple concept.
That brings us back to Pelosi and her colleagues in Congress. All they needed to do was spend some money on projects that would create jobs. Build roads. Repair bridges. Renovate buildings. Build parks.
And what did Pelosi give us? Take a look! $300 million for contraceptives! $50 million for the National Endowment of the Arts! $400 million for global warming research! $2.4 billion for “carbon-capture demonstration products”! $81 billion for medicaid, $20 billion for food stamps, and $83 billion in tax-credits for people who didn’t pay taxes.
These are all worthwhile causes, BUT THEY WILL NOT CREATE JOBS! They do NOT belong in a stimulus bill.
Pelosi knows this– but this is her chance for payback. The Democrats were harassed and marginalized under Bush, and Pelosi wants them to pay. You can make the case that the GOP deserves it– but that’s not the point. The point is that our economy is at the brink of collapse and THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR POLITICAL REVENGE! Grow up, Nancy Pelosi! Follow your President’s lead. Work with the Republicans and DO WHAT’S BEST FOR THE COUNTRY!
You’ll have plenty of time to jerk the Republicans around AFTER we fix the economy.
The economy stinks. Everyone agrees on that. But it gets interesting when we start talking about who’s to blame. The Democrats, the GOP, Wall Street, greedy CEO’s, Bush, Clinton, Greenspan, mortgage brokers, banks… talk to five different people and you’ll hear five different ‘who’s to blame’ theories. And while everyone we’ve mentioned bears some culpability, the bottom line is this: None of them could have caused this disaster if not for THE IRRESPONSIBILITY OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC!
When did it become acceptable to sign a mortgage on a house that you could not afford? Yes, slimy mortgage brokers were pushing hard. Yes, banks were (foolishly) issuing these loans. And if it wasn’t for Wall Street’s greed, these mortgages wouldn’t be spread around the world contaminating investments everywhere. But it starts with personal responsibility and ethics.
Growing up, we were bombarded with maxims like “your word is your life” and “don’t borrow money you can’t pay back”. At what point did the American public collectively say “F*ck it, give me that car!”? And what made us think it was ok?
It comes back to our fundamental feeling of entitlement. When we want something, we want it now! And if we can’t afford it now, we take out another credit card. We arrogantly assume that life will keep getting better and that we’ll be able to pay off our debt. It was this same assumption that led investment banks to take on incredible debt in an attempt to maximize profits. It didn’t dawn on them that their investments could fail, leaving them with mountains of debt and few assets. We’re right to criticize their spectacular failure, but we need to acknowledge our own collective failure.
We’re not suggesting that literally everyone is to blame. Most likely the majority of the public has conducted themselves fairly responsibly. But if nothing else, we’ve allowed our culture to embrace instant gratification at the expense of responsible planning.
This isn’t limited to our finances– we’ve embraced instant gratification across the board. We let our kids play hours of Xbox rather than read or exercise. Forget waiting for sex until marriage– even the thought of saving it for a committed relationship is a joke in today’s culture. And why would we bother with a home-cooked meal around the dinner table when we can just pick up McDonald’s and sit in front of the TV? We glorify the wrong things– clothes and cars are not as important as intellect and communication skills, but ask any high school kid which he’d rather possess… 99% of them take the ferrari and the $199 jeans over the intellectual ability. Thanks MTV!
Right now, we’re dealing with the consequences of our financial irresponsibility. But we’ll pay for our neglect of physical responsibility and our neglect of education. When generation X-box grows up and is completely dominated by the international workforce, we’ll wish we had reacted before it was too late.
The good news in all of this is that we’re not dependent on anyone to fix this for us. This stimulus bill may be effective or it may not. But either way, it doesn’t matter unless we embrace personal responsibility at an INDIVIDUAL level. YOU have to fix this. I have to fix this. We need a common-sense renaissance. We need to stop spending money we don’t have on things we don’t need. We need to get our kids off their butts and away from the TV. We need to stop glorifying material substance and start emphasizing education and work ethic.
Or we can sit on our hands and watch the economy continue to crash– to be followed in short order by the collapse of our way of life.