Let's make this simple. Nancy Pelosi could have passed this bill. Lyndon Johnson would have passed it in a heart beat. The Democrats own Nancy Pelosi and they own the the trillion dollar loss inflicted on American wealth.
With friends like Pelosi, U.S. rescue plan hardly needs enemies
Posted: September 29, 2008, 6:30 PM by Kelly McParland
Full Comment, Kelly McParland, U.S. election National Post
Nancy Pelosi is one piece of work.
The Democratic Speaker of the House got up Monday to deliver an address supposedly intended to encourage legislators to pass the revised rescue plan that had been worked out at such great effort over the weekend.
Pelosi planned to vote for the package. She had been instrumental in negotiating it. She needed to convince other House members to do so as well, since feelings remained so high it was far from certain the measure had enough support to pass.
So what does she do? She devotes her speech to trashing the Bush administration, blaming it for the whole mess, picking over eight years worth of sore points between Democrats and Republicans and generally doing everything she could to revive the partisan bad feeling that has made an agreement so agonizingly difficult to achieve.Who you calling a dumb ass?
She ridiculed the original plan brought to Congress by the Treasury Secretary and the chairman of the Federal Reserve; she emphasized repeatedly the vast amount of money at stake and characterized it once again as a bailout for a bunch of overpaid Wall Street money-grubbers-- fuelling the fierce sense of resentment among voters that other leaders have been striving to overcome.
She reamed out Bush, reamed out the deal, reamed out Wall Street and bitched mightily that Congress had been confronted so unexpectedly with such a monumental crisis.
If she’d set out to alienate the very people she needed to get the measure approved, she could have done a better job.
Sweet, Nancy. Very sweet.
- Kelly McParland