"Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there. But I do tell you that if the Democrats win, and have substantial majorities, Congress of the United States will be more bipartisan," –Speaker of the House Nancy PelosiWhoa buddy. How does Nancy Pelosi sleep at night? At a Mountain View appearance at Google which she used to advance the Democrats’ agenda, Pelosi was asked about the trouble of having one Party holding sway over all three branches of our government, the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary. (see story)
Remember Pelosi and Democrats thought that one Party rule of a Republican president and Republican controlled Congress was quite a problem before the 2006 mid term elections yet in the 2006 elections Democrats gained the majority in both house of Congress and therefore spilt power with the Republican executive branch establishing a Democrat legislative majority that notwithstanding, she responded to the questioner, "Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there. But I do tell you that if the Democrats win, and have substantial majorities, Congress of the United States will be more bipartisan."
Now that is the most ridiculous and insulting statement that I’ve heard coming from a politician since Democrat Senate leader Harry Reid and Democrat Congressman John Murtha both declared that the Iraq war was lost earlier this year.
Pelosi is asking for more of the same. After winning the majority in Congress in 2006 she’s asking American to elect more Democrats in 2008? Who among us have forgotten the promises that Democrats made in 2006 that if they were elected the majority in Congress in 2006 they would change the direction of American and they would end the war in Iraq. Who has forgotten the top 100 broken promises made by Democrats simply to get them elected?
At the beginning of the 110th Congress, the new majority came to power full of promises for a bipartisan working relationship and a landmark pledge to create the “most honest, most open, and most ethical Congress in history.”By Pelosi’s own standard of holding them accountable, because Democrats were voted in the majority in both the House and the Senate in 2006 and because Democrats did not keep their promises instead they have been holding partisan hearings that have created partisan wars and gridlock in the Congress resulting in the lowest approval rating for Congress in American history, Democrats should be held accountable right now for their failure to keep their promises and be summarily dismissed from their seats in Congress not rewarded with additional seats!
Unfortunately, the first six months of Democratic control have been marked by long string of broken promises. Contrary to the pledges they made to the American people, the leaders of the current majority have delivered a more closed, intellectually-dishonest, and ethically ambivalent House of Representatives.
By decree instead of open debate, Democrats have attempted to weaken our national defense and legislate retreat from the Global War on Terror; impose the largest tax increase in American history; propose the most indiscriminate, wasteful spending this Congress has seen in decades; craft multi-billion dollar slush funds for secret earmarks; make gas prices worse by raising taxes and increasing regulation; and cut Medicare at a time when our seniors are enjoying large savings in their prescription drug medicines.
This is the wrong direction for the American people.—House Democrats’ Top 100 Broken Promises
But in the Orwellian world of Nancy Pelosi Democrat failure should be rewarded with more Democrats that would result in a Democrat supermajority and imbalance in the Congress and that according to Speaker Pelosi would make Congress more bipartisan. What?
Oh, that’s right! If more Democrats are added then the checks and balances of an evenly divided Congress that is representative of the American people would be removed and Democrats will not need to negotiate with the half of Congress that is Republican. For that matter they wouldn’t have to work with Republicans at all if they have substantial majorities they would then just run roughshod over Republicans and do whatever they wished to do and that in Congresswoman Pelosi’s opinion is bipartisanship.
Congresswoman we have already had years of failed Democrats influence and two years of failed Democrat leadership in the Congress. Speaker Pelosi, Congress’s approval rating is at an all time low and nothing is getting done and you want the American people to continue down that failed road of Democrats control?
All I can say is that I wish Cindy Sheehan well in her bid to unseat you in your reelection race in San Francisco this year. Also I hope that John Murtha and a host of cut and ran Democrats will be voted out of office also.
But to ask the American people to vote in more Democrats when you have clearly shown that Democrats in leadership are a fiasco to this nation and the world’s economy, because we know that it was Democrats who made Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac possible through the failed policies of the Carter and Clinton administrations.
It was the failed leadership of Democrats like you, Christopher Dodd, Barney Frank and Maxine Waters who prevented Republicans from putting regulation on Fanny and Freddie that may have prevent the housing and credit crisis that we are experiencing world-wide today.
No, Democrats don’t deserve additional seats in Congress, they don’t even deserve the majority in Congress based on their performance since they came into power.
And if we use your criteria of, “Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there.” Then 2008 will be a very bad year for Congressional Democrats because in the judgment of the American people this is the worst Congress in history and you have the worst record of leadership of any Congress ever.
If America holds you accountable for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and if America holds you accountable for the top 100 broken promises that you made in 2006 to gain power then there will not be a Democrat majority in Congress after 2008.
That is if Americans don’t already share in the Nancy Pelosi Orwellian world of delusion!