Aligning herself with the fringe — a group of people no larger than those who think 9/11 was an inside job and those who think Barack Obama is a foreign born Manchurian candidate — Pelosi said, “There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded.”
One GOP aide told HUMAN EVENTS this morning, “If the Speaker needs help finding the heart of the ‘GOP GZM Conspiracy’ I urge her to ask Sasquatch. His office is behind the black helicopter hangar, between the unicorn pen and the leprechaun’s pot of gold.”
Game. Set. Match.
It’s kind of fun to see the people who’ve accused the Tea Party movement of being radical fringers join the ranks.
Nancy Pelosi spoke at the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Summit on Capitol Hill last Friday, informing them that because of the new health care reform, they would no longer be “job locked.” Here’s the quote:
“We see it as an entrepreneurial bill,” Pelosi said, “a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care.”
That’s right. Did you know that you could just… not work? Utopia! Sit at home and paint. Sculpt. Dance. Play your harp on SoCal streets naked. Live the dream! Those evil rich people will totally just pick up the slack, too. They’ve got an endless supply of cash, and they shouldn’t be reaping their own rewards anyway, right? Just raise their taxes! What’s another tax hike for the sake of art?
No, I’m not exaggerating. Watch for yourself.
Translation: Just give your soul to the Democratic party and you’re golden! No need for these silly jobs – we have no idea how to create them anyway!
“Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.”
Democrats don’t care about jobs. They care about owning people and controlling everything they can find a way to control. This empty “follow your heart, you deserve it, we got your back” talk is disgusting and manipulative.
Just to break it down: They forgot to figure out how to pay for Obamatopia in the “fog of controversy” leading up to the vote. You may not be able to quit your job… but count on the high taxes and increased unemployment. Again.
Politico had a great article today on women in the Tea Party movement.
It’s clear that woman have been a driving force in this movement, probably more than ever before on the Right. It can be attributed to a lot of things, not the least of which is, as Darla DeWald said in the Politico piece, is the “mama bear” instinct that kicks in when women feel that their children are at risk. Now that it’s clear that the issues at hand are going to effect every child in this country, the maternal instincts are kicking in. Mothers will fight for their children.
This potentially points to a greater problems for Democrats in upcoming months. Women have largely swung toward the Democratic party for ages. The reasons have been hashed out over and over, but here are some quick bullet points:
Women as a whole make less money. Therefore, they are generally in a tougher spot when they are single/divorced. Democratic platforms are all about a safety net for when one is vulnerable.
Abortion. The idea of it being outlawed is a sticking point for many women, who feel threatened at the idea of losing that option. In addition, a majority of the modern feminist movement bases their entire existence on trying to fight those evil Republicans that are trying to “police their wombs”. Or something. Which is funny when you consider the health care legislation they were so excited about getting rammed through.
The Democratic party has worked to paint themselves as the champions of the downtrodden. Poor people, minorities, and women have long been beholden to the false sense of security that the Democratic party strives to provide. See: first pullet point.
So what’s changing now? The fact that, despite claiming to provide a safety net, Democrats are losing popularity. They have passed legislation that the Left has been fighting to pass for 50 years. They have control of the House, Senate, and White House. They should be riding high… but they’re not. And this is in no small part because of the women that are becoming a loud, fierce voice in this battle.
Nancy Pelosi, as the highest ranking female elected official in the country, has tried to spin nearly every issue as a women’s issue. She did it with climate change. She did it with health care. And let’s face it, in the past, this has been a winner for the Democrats. The ladies, however, aren’t buying it.
Maybe it’s because some of those women who have been chanting “hands off my body” for 40 years finally realized that government involvement means that they’re involved when it’s inconvenient too. Maybe women on the left are realizing that they are more than their uterus, and that there is more to “women’s rights” than abortion. Maybe it’s because those same women want freedom for their daughters. Who knows. The bottom line is that some of the biggest political players on the Right in the past year have been women, and that is likely to continue. Some of the most passionate, effective activists and minds springing up out of this movement have been women. Smart Girl Politics has been on the forefront of the conservative women’s movement, and has provided a unique outlet for women to connect, learn, and mobilize locally. The beauty of all this? Women are drawn to other women in leadership, and the effect has been a groundswell of new female voters, candidates, and activists on the Right.
Nancy Pelosi’s thinly veiled attempt to make this health care legislation a win for women’s rights was laughable. Just a reminder from RedState’s Lori Ziganto of how this bill actually effects women:
Because a quick search of the product classification database shows just how much women, and particularly Moms, will be punitively taxed. Tampons will be taxed; we are hereby punished not just by our monthly visitor, but because of it. Breast pumps will be taxed. Those of us who are “punished by a baby”, will now truly be punished monetarily by Congress for choosing (so much for choice!) to breast feed our children. What happened to wanting women to have it all? You are punishing women who work and need to pump to provide the best possible sustenance to their infants. It’s organic; I thought y’all liked that? Or is that just another thing to which you merely pay lip service for political expediency and “cool” points?
Birth control will now be more expensive as well, including diaphragms and condoms. Condoms, hmm, what shall we call that one? The roll-down tax? I suppose they figure who cares if people can’t afford condoms. Who needs personal responsibility? Pesky pregnancies won’t be a problem; abortions will be fully funded! That’s feminism for you. You’ve come a long way, baby! They should probably change that phrase, since they don’t seem to care much for actual babies.
So… what was this about Republicans punishing you for having girly plumbing? We’re not buying it anymore, Nancy. The bottom line is that unless the Dems find a way to stop the bleeding they’re going to pay for it in November. In fact, I’m banking on that very thing.
Here’s the deal. Dan wrote a post about Harry Ried that has lefty panties in a wad. What did he say?
I’m not sure I quite understand this, given that cost is so important as a burden to taxpayers when it comes to health care. If Democrats want so badly to abort babies because of it, why are we bothering with someone who has a broken neck and back at 69? It sounds to me like she’s pretty well used up and has probably been living off the taxpayers for plenty of years to begin with. Aren’t we at least going to get a vote on it?
I realize her crook of a husband and his pals in Congress have excluded themselves from the mess they’re going to compel everyone else to join, but we’re still paying the bills, are we not? I don’t see that she’s worth it at this point, frankly. I can’t recall her ever doing anything for me.
Come on, Harry – do your civic duty. The nation’s broke and counting on you guy. Pull the plug and get back to work. And don’t bill us for a full day today, either. This is no time to be sloughing off. Air freight her home, you can bury her during recess on your own time and dime. Or are you going to bill us for that, too?
Clearly, this is satire. Dan’s a snarky bastard, and he is ruthless about the truth – both qualities I sincerely appreciate. The language of the post is meant to draw attention to the hypocrisy of the left, and highlight the callousness of Democratic leadership in light of Stupak’s statements. The attitude that life is an obstacle for their proposed health care program is nauseating at best, and rightly pissed a lot of people off this week.
The thing is, this isn’t a new attitude. This has been Democratic attitude for a long time – it’s become life vs. their health care takeover. Pregnancies and new people are an inconvenience when you’ve decided it’s your duty to control all of them. Remember last year when Pelosi said that birth control was the best economic stimulus?
PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children’s health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those – one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.
Dan pointed out the hypocrisy of their stance, and the nasty motivation behind it… so effectively that he’s being torched by anyone and everyone. Apparently the “vile” nature of the post hit home for some…
The Left has been painting protestors as violent, angry, riotous mobs. I think of the the same way as I think of their “Republicans are idiots” meme. It’s a way to discredit the opposition without actually tackling their ideas. This escalated around the time of the Tea Parties, which the racism accusations and the like being perpetuated by MS-NBC, CNN, etc. Not to mention the Janeane Garafolos and Joy Behars of the world.
Are their fringe right wingers who have been violent? Yes. But the majority of us cringe when we see them. I have been to many a Tea Party where I want to tear the signs out of people’s hands and ask them what the heck they’re thinking. However, to classify us as violent because of a few extremists that show up at Tea Parties is false.
Let’s look in the mirror, lefties. Case in point: Van Jones. I’ll let the videos do the talking.
And he said himself that he was radicalized in jail, that he found communism and anarchism. And then he started a pretty radical, kind of communist, socialist, utopian group that was supposed to end all racism though central planning. And then he decided that the real path the sort of progressive nirvana, was the this green jobs idea.
So how do these people get through? Gibbs claims that the President doesn’t condone Jones’ past statements or actions. WaPo explains:
A White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter, said Jones’s past was not studied as intensively as other advisers because of his relatively low rank.
Jones’s position did not require Senate confirmation, so he avoided the kind of vetting Cabinet officials were subjected to.
Don’t you love the anonymity? Anyway, he didn’t get the same vetting as Cabinet officials. Because he’s a czar. And czars don’t need confirmation. Which is my whole issue with them… unchecked power is bad, kids.
Then we have the commentators. Formerly civil TV host Montel Williams released this gem on his radio broadcast this week:
Nancy Pelosi has been vocal in her active demonization of protesters as well, stating that we’re an angry mob sporting swastikas. Here’s a great article from the Washington Times on Pelosi’s “Visions of Swastikas“.
Damon Root at the Sun Times published an article on the history of violence from the left, concluding with this:
“Have some ugly views cropped up at the recent health-care protests? Sure. But to take that as evidence of a centurylong battle between enlightened liberal reformers and knuckle-dragging laissez-faire racist goons is to believe in a self-serving fairy tale.
It’s time for any pundit who thinks that way to grow up.”
I couldn’t have summed it up better myself, Damon.
Remember when I ranted about Pelosi being a liar? My first ever Raisin’ Hale segment was dedicated to The Wicked Witch of Washington herself and how she’s backpedaling like crazy in an attempt to pander to public opinion. No one actually believed that she didn’t know about the torture methods being used in the first place, but EIT released the memo that proves it. Read the first line: Nancy Pelosi was briefed on September 4, 2002.
Either the botox damaged her memory or she’s a flat out liar. While the first is entirely plausible, I believe the second option is much more probable. As I’ve said before, this is nothing but a ploy to distance themselves from an unpopular war. A ploy that is going to fail miserably when the public figures out that Bush didn’t waterboard Congress and force them to order an invasion of Iraq.
I love being right. Especially when Nancy Pelosi is involved.
Stop. Just stop what you’re doing. Think about the ramifications. Can we sustain this budget? Can we sustain the spending? As I said in my American Issues piece yesterday, the answer is no. From Fox:
Deficits under his policies would exceed 4 per cent of the overall economy over the next 10 years, a level White House budget director Peter Orszag says is not sustainable.
The result, says the budget office, would be an ever-expanding national debt that would exceed 82 per cent of the overall economy by 2019 — double last year’s level — and threaten the nation’s financial stability.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – socialism will fail here, just like it did everywhere else in the world. Why do we insist on repeating failed experiments? I certainly don’t have faith that this administration can pull off what no one else in the history of the world has been able to accomplish.
So, Nancy Pelosi, et al, I say again, stop the bleeding.