House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) let fly again Thursday to the joy of columnists and bloggers across the country. San Fran Nan lit up the airwaves claiming the vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is a voter suppression conspiracy being conducted by radical-right Republicans.
Never mind that Holder and his Department of Injustice have had some 18 months to provide documentation requested by the committee investigating the Fast and Furious fiasco. Apparently he’s too busy fighting voter suppression to comply with a Congressional subpoena. Republicans and members of the investigating committee immediately denied the claim. Democrats, meanwhile, booked the next flight out of town.
Of course, this is not the first time San Fran Nan has tossed a political bomb or issued almost incomprehensible babble from her collagen filled liberal lips.
Here are some that could be considered for the political Hall of Shame.
“Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.” — Psst, Nance, the U.S. population is just 311 million.
“Now let me say about unemployment insurance, we talk about it as a safety net and the rest, this is one of the biggest stimuluses to our economy. Economists will tell you. This money is spent quickly, it injects demand into the economy and is job creating. It creates jobs faster than almost any other initiative that you can name…So it has a double benefit. It helps those that lost their jobs but it also is a job creator.” — So, to solve America’s economic problems, all those with jobs just need to quit. Bingo.
“We’re being governed by decree. The president decides on a figure, he sends it over and we don’t even get a chance to look at it much before we’re called upon to vote on it.” — complaining about the Bush administration, yet…
“But we have to pass the bill (Obama-care) so you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” — Actually, it turned out they passed the bill before they actually wrote it.
“After 100 years of trying, finally we passed health care for all Americans as a right for all — not just a privilege for a few. It honored the vows of our founders: Of life, a healthier life; liberty; the freedom to pursue our own happinesses.” — This isn’t even a good paraphrase. (We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness — Declaration of Independence)
“I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels.” — Hmm mm, Nance skipped science class on fossil fuel day, I guess.
“My biggest fight has been between those who wanted to do something incremental and those who wanted to do something comprehensive. We won that fight, and once we kick through this door, there’ll be more legislation to follow.” — Little did we know at the time how right she was
“I have deep emotions about the American people. If I were to cry for anything, I would cry for them and the policies that they’re about to face.” — We’re crying now, Nance
“Furthermore, we believe that health care reform, again I said at the beginning of my remarks, that we sent the three pillars that the President’s economic stabilization and job creation initiatives were education and innovation – innovation begins in the classroom – clean energy and climate, addressing the climate issues in an innovative way to keep us number one and competitive in the world with the new technology, and the third, first among equals I may say, is health care, health insurance reform.” — Huh?