Here is Chrarles Krauthammer’s take on Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi’s attitude on higher taxes and spending – “with apologies to John Paul Jones.”
For those who may not remember, John Paul Jones famously said during the American Revolution, “I have not yet begun to fight,” when being pressed to surrender to the British.
Here is video today of House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi addressing the House of Representatives as the 113th Congress convened at the U.S. Capitol. Boehner and Pelosi addressed the House after being re-elected to their respective leadership positions earlier today. Boehner called on the House to address the massive U.S. National Debt for the good of future generations of Americans.
John Boehner is the 53rd Speaker of the House. Full list here: ow.ly/gwkbW— The Fix (@TheFix) January 3, 2013
This sums up where we are in America today. Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is asked if she supports President Obama’s desire to have unlimited and unilateral power to raise the nation’s debt ceiling – without any bother with Congress. Without a moment’s hesitation, Pelosi just says, “Yes.”
That’s pretty much the attitude toward virtually everything Obama wants to do, not only by Pelosi, but by the nation’s media, and by 51% of the American people. Obama is proposing nothing in the way of significant spending cuts to deal with an obvious spending problem.
Speaking of mindless, remember this gem from Pelosi about why we needed to pass ObamaCare?
Here is video of Democrat Nancy Pelosi scoffing at a legitimate question by NBC News’ Luke Russert, who dared to ask her if her insistence on remaining as Democratic Leader in the House was not standing in the way of a younger class of Democratic leaders moving up the ranks. Pelosi said the question was “offensive” and dismissed it.
Classic Nancy Pelosi! Here she is this morning with other Democratic members of Congress where she said “We have the gavel” – before correcting herself, “We don’t have the gavel.” Her facial expressions are priceless!
Here is video of Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi in an interview with Al Hunt saying Jewish Republicans are “being exploited” into opposing President Obama because they actually want tax cuts – not because they are concerned about Obama’s policy toward Israel.
Interesting. While the Obama Campaign keeps screaming that Mitt Romney should release more tax returns than the law specifies, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the issue “trivial” and a “distraction” (emphasis mine below):
ROLL CALL: Facing questions about why she and other top Congressional officials won’t release their tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) downplayed her previous demands for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release his, calling the issue a distraction.
As recently as Wednesday, Pelosi had strongly urged Romney to provide further disclosure of his tax returns. But today, while maintaining Romney should release more documents because of “custom” and “tradition,” Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues.
“We spent too much time on that. We should be talking about middle-income tax cuts,” Pelosi said after answering two questions about the issue. . . . Read More
I’m sure the Obama Team appreciates Nancy’s help!
Pelosi: 2010 shellacking not about Obamacare, but unemployment. Yes – more Democrats needed to be unemployed for passing Obamacare. #tcot— Fred Thompson (@fredthompson) July 6, 2012
Fred Thompson frequently posts what some call “Fredisms” on Twitter. I’ll continue to repost some of them here from time to time. I was a big Fred Thompson fan in 2008 and still am today. He did not turn out to be a really effective candidate, but he has a great deal of wisdom.
Here is video of Democrat Rep. Nancy Pelosi on “Meet the Press” today where she agreed with David Gregory that ObamaCare is constitutional “under the taxing authority” of Congress: “That’s right,” she first said. She quickly then tried to change her agreement with the word “taxing” by switching to, “it’s a penalty.” The Obama Team is desperately trying to deny that ObamaCare is a “tax,” even though that’s the basis on which they argued it was constitutional, after saying during it’s passage it is not a tax.