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Friday, November 26, 2010

Nancy Pelosi: “Friends Don’t Let Friends Bend Over”

Nancy Pelosi (D—Vertebrate) thinks some of her fellow Democrats — including Obama — have been doing too much bending, stooping and cheek-spreading, in the desperate hope that Republicans will quit stealing their lunch money and tripping them in the cafeteria. How’s this strategy working out for them? It’s a good thing the Democrats have done so much compromising and appeasing; otherwise Congress would be completely polarized. Rightwing talking heads would be saying terrible things about Obama and congressional Democrats.

Thank God that hasn’t happened.

Rep. Lynn Woolsey said Pelosi will lead Democrats in:

“…pulling on the president's shirttails to make sure that he doesn't move from center-right to far-right. We think if he'd done less compromising in the last two years, there's a good chance we'd have had a jobs bill that would have created real jobs, and then we wouldn't even be worrying about having lost elections.”

Congress still hasn’t acted on the Bush tax cuts. Pelosi wants to be sure Obama doesn’t bend over and “compromise” by making the tax cuts permanent for millionaires. Rep. Elijah Cummings said:

“Pelosi can provide that balance with the White House. Democrats want to make sure that they've got somebody at the table with the president, looking him eye-to-eye and saying basically, 'You've got some people who have been very, very loyal to you — not just progressives but moderates, too — and they truly believe that that's not the right thing to do.’”

He also said Pelosi might enable Obama to play the Good Cop to Pelosi’s Bad Cop:

“In his negotiations with the Republicans, Obama needs to be able to say, 'Look, you say you're not going to compromise, but I've got Nancy Pelosi over here who is very passionate about these issues, and I have to listen to what she's saying.’”

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Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

Further evidence the country and the Democrats would be better off if Pelosi was president. And also if Obama was still in the Senate, probably lunching with Joe Lieberman and John McCain, basking in the bipartisanship warmth of sharing an order of onion rings, or something.

November 26, 2010 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Cirze said...

I agree with S.W.

Nice job, sweetie!


also if Obama was still in the Senate, probably lunching with Joe Lieberman and John McCain, basking in the bipartisanship warmth

November 27, 2010 at 4:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President of her local P.T.A. maybe.
She has absolutely no room to talk.
She drank the kool-aid after "9/11" and took the fascists word for everything.

Her and Reid both are complicite in the crimes of Bushco/Obamaco.

November 27, 2010 at 8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me but Elijah Cummings is another worthless clown act.

November 27, 2010 at 8:47 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Does anyone really think the Dems can obstruct the Reich Wing agenda? My God! They're surrounded by lying Republicans. There's nothing they can do!

November 27, 2010 at 10:12 AM  
Anonymous Tim said...

SW exactly!!! and you even got a sweetie out of it.;)
For once the Dems can be firm and make their case in a way the sheeple can understand. The other choice is to roll over. I say fight to the last.

November 27, 2010 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Maybe sharing an order of Freedom Fries.

It will be interesting to see if the righties are able to keep the independents on their side in 2012. I think much of their success with that will depend on the behavior of the GOP House members during the next two years.

Even if Obama does continue to appease, bend over and move to the center, I don't think I will have a problem giving him my vote in 2012... especially if it means that a vote for him is a vote against someone like Newt Gingrich or Sarah Palin or whoever else the GOPpers throw up. I think they are bound to still be drunk on fear, anger and tea by then, and they will overreach as they always do, nominating someone who is too far to the right to be electable.

Obama has been disappointing to me in a number of ways, but I'd still take him in the White House in a heartbeat over whoever the other guys have to offer.

And I do hope people will remind him that there are still a lot of people in America who believe he ought to be staying leftward rather than moving his policies toward the middle.

November 27, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Like it or not the Dems have 4 weeks to do what they're going to do then it will be gridlock. They have maybe about enough time to get one major bill through.

November 28, 2010 at 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Bipartisanship republican style, do what we want or else. I am not looking forward to the next 2 yrs. What makes it so much more depressing, they could have done all kinds of good things and would still be in office today, had they pushed that damn majority.

November 28, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: I'm afraid you're right that Obama was better as a senator than president. There's a reason hardly any president has ever gone directly from the Senate to the White House. Obama is only the third.

Suzan: Agreed.

Anonymous: Our government is wholly owned and operated by corporate conglomerates, so any politician who doesn't fit that mold isn't going to get far. Within that framework, I at least admire Pelosi for standing up to Republicans and refusing to play "if I let them shit on me, maybe they'll like me."

Dave: I hope they'll at least try to obstruct it.

Tim: I hope they'll fight instead of rolling over.

Snave: I'll certainly vote for Obama in 2012. We can't afford not to. I hope the Democrats and Independents who sat out the 2010 election will be voting in 2012.

Demeur: These 4 weeks will be critical. They'll probably extend the tax cuts for millionaires and then get nothing else done.

Jess: Bipartisanship Republican style, right. Also known as "bend over and grab your ankles."

November 28, 2010 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Mr. Natural said...

And so, here we sit, in our depreciated houses (IF WE ARE AMONG THE LUCKY WHO STILL FUCKING HAVE ONE) waiting for some rich fuck somewhere to piss down a pipe, hoping that some will dribble out on us...FUCK ME,BUCKWHEAT, if the Dems move any more "middle" we will tumble right into the right wing grinder.

November 28, 2010 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

@ Tom, I prefer BOHICA for the republicans. Bend over, here it comes again. It's got a nice beat and you can dance to it :)

November 29, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Mr. Natural: Nice description. Unfortunately the political center keeps moving to the right, no matter who's in control of Congress or the White House. Rightwing grinder, here we come.

That whole trickle down, dribble down theory has never worked, but too many stupid voters keep thinking it will.

Jess: I like it. They've been officially renamed the BOHICA party.

November 29, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

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