Posts tagged ‘Nancy Pelosi’

April 9, 2011

Pelosi: When will Republicans take back their party and force it to share my values?

Via RCP, here’s what the House minority leader was doing tonight in Boston while the rest of America was busy tracking what’s going on in D.C. I’m burning to know what a Pelosi-approved GOP would look like, how far it would have to “evolve” before Nancy was willing to say, “It doesn’t matter so much who wins this election.” I can’t shake the crazy hunch that even a Republican Party that voted in lockstep with, say, Jim Webb or Heath Shuler would be deemed extreme and an offense to “our values” once campaign season swung around.

Or, to put it another way, why don’t centrist Democrats take back their party from the Pelosi wing that’s rocketing us towards a fiscal apocalypse? Have a look at Philip Klein’s sneak peek at the Congressional Progressive Caucus’s “solution” to the debt crisis. Values:



April 8, 2011

Nancy Pelosi’s absurd math on senior citizens losing their meals

In a city with overheated rhetoric, Pelosi’s statement ranks high on this year’s list of bloviated bluster. It’s bad enough that she repeatedly mixed up 6 million meals and 6 million people — and made no effort to correct the record after her statement was reported in the media. But the figure she used appears to have been invented itself, with little basis in fact.

The budget cuts being contemplated by Republican and Democratic lawmakers will result in some painful sacrifices, especially as the end of the fiscal year draws near. Respected analysts such as the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities have identified the potential impact. There was no need for Pelosi to hype the potential pain.



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