Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nancy Pelosi's defense in full context

The Hill reports that Nancy Pelosi said "We haven't gotten the credit for what we've done." Of course she was referring to democrats in Washington and the laws they passed.

Here is the quote in full contexts as reported in an interview with Politics Daily:
"You have all those forces at work, pouring millions of millions of dollars into the media, and now into the campaigns to mischaracterize everything that we did. So that's that. It's up to us to go out there. I'm very confident; our members know why they voted for what they did.

"But you're right, we haven't really gotten the credit for what we have done, but we will take it to the voters and have a Democratic majority to follow through on it.

"So that's that. It's up to us to go out there. I'm very confident; our members know why they voted for what they did."
In my view, Nancy Pelosi either has an ulterior motive (which I'll get to in a moment) by these comments, or she has no clue about the mood of the Country at the present time.

I say this because the people of America are fed up with Washington making laws that disregard the Constitution (like Obamacare), that forces common folks like you and me to pay for programs we do not want at the expense of future generations.

People are fed up. People are tired of government telling them what to do with their money. We are tired of politicians basically treating the general public as though we are uncaring unless we support the programs certain "experts" in Washington say we should support.

Now either Nancy is blind to this movement in America to return to our small government roots, or she has an ulterior motive. By this I'm referring to the hope, or the belief, that if Republicans get in office she can blame her failures on republicans.

While this strategy worked following the 1946 and the 1994 elections, I don't think the people will fall for it a third time. I think this time America is moving forward with it's eyes wide open, fully aware that you cannot get out of a recession the country going on a spending spree.

The people are fully aware you cannot spend your way out of debt.

Another possible ulterior motive is an attempt to rally the troops, or in this case the base of the democratic party. Or, perhaps this was a natural attempt to defend her failed policies.

Yet you know what I say about going on the defense: If you feel a need to defend yourself, chances are you're as guilty as the kid with his hand in the candy jar.

So it's not so much the media that has spun everything the democrats have done. And it's not republicans who have stood in the way of getting anything more done: it was the American people.

I can say this because the democrats HAVE HAD complete control of Washington the past two years, and the only obstacle to them passing bills is either a) themselves or b) the will of the people.

Personally, I think it was the will of the people who got in the way. It was politicians knowing if they continued to support the liberal Nancy Pelosi and Obama agenda items like Obamacare that the people don't want, they might possibly be voted out of office.

Nancy could be brilliant by these words. Yet chances are she's politicking as usual.

And this is the exact reason Conservatives should have some sort of a landslide victory next Tuesday.

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