As Mad As a Pelosi

5 11 2009

Pelosi dictator

Has Nancy Pelosi gone Mad-Hatter? Does her elevator reach the top floor? Are there bats in her belfry?

Inquiring minds among her Democrat comrades want to know!

H/t beloved GiovanniWorld member LittleMissMuffin!

~Eowyn

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THE MADNESS OF QUEEN NANCY

By John Fund – WSJ – Nov 6, 2009

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, just days after her party took heavy losses in Tuesday’s elections. “It reminds me of Major Nicholson, the obsessed British major in the film ‘Bridge on the River Kwai,'” one Democrat told me. “She is fixated on finishing her health care bridge even as she’s lost sight of where it’s going and what damage it could cause to her own troops.”

Indeed, the Speaker’s take on Tuesday’s off-year elections struck some of her own members as delusive “happy talk.” “From our perspective, we won last night,” a cheerful Ms. Pelosi told reporters, citing her party’s pick-up of a single House seat in a New York special election and retention of another strongly Democratic seat in California.

That’s not how many of her own troops see it. Democratic Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama told Politico.com that members are “very, very sensitive” to the fact that the agenda being pushed by party leaders has “the potential to cost some of our front-line members their seats”

On health care, added New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell: “People who had weak knees before are going to have weaker knees now.”

Ms. Pelosi, however, apparently thinks the moment is ripe to use sheer political muscle to pass legislation reordering one sixth of the economy, with zero Republican support. The right mixture of “incentives” and Rahm Emanuel-style pressure, she believes, will bring enough Democrats to heel to vote for the bill.

The obsession Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have with passing health care strikes some Democratic moderates as a completely misplaced priority. Polls show that fewer than a fifth of Americans rank health care reform as the most important issue. Their biggest concern right now is jobs. Only 29% of voters in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll believe the economy “has hit the bottom.”

…That the bill would be a job killer isn’t the only concern. Democrats worry about a backlash from the one-fourth of seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage — a program that faces steep cuts in both the likely Senate and House bills.

But Speaker Pelosi isn’t about to step back. In fact, she plans to force her troops to vote on health care just one day after Friday’s jobless numbers are due, which are likely to show unemployment still growing. “When I take this bill to the floor, it will win,” she proclaimed earlier this year.

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4 responses

5 11 2009
Doc's Wife

It may sound dumb on my part, but would someone explain to me how in the world this woman got so much power? I know that her husband has money, but could he buy this idiot her position. She cannot even speak a sentence w/o flubbering around. Her husband has to pick out all her clothes. Why is she getting to choose our future and every aspect of it????

5 11 2009
littlemissmuffin

Doc’s Wife: “Flubbering” is the perfect word for Pelosi.

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/speaker.htm

How the Speaker is chosen
As the highest-ranking member of the House, the Speaker is elected by a vote of the members of the House. While it is not required, the Speaker usually belongs to the majority political party. The Constitution does not require that the Speaker be an elected Member of Congress. No non-member has ever been elected Speaker.

5 11 2009
littlemissmuffin

5 11 2009
Cec Moon

I don’t believe that the expression is exclusive to the Ozarks, but I keep hearing it in this neck of the woods: “Crazy as a s**t-house rat.” It probably filtered down from D.C…

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