How Democrats clean house

posted at 8:04 am on November 15, 2006 by Bryan

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Great Vent, Michelle! Remember, engaging in wars, taking bribes and violating your oath of office are just fine! But only if you’re a Democrat, because Democrats mean well, unlike those mean old Republicans.

You can find more integrity at the Chicken Ranch than the left side of the HoR. You can probably find Harry Reid there too.

Pablo on November 15, 2006 at 8:20 AM

Great advice! Ah, but the challenge for Pelosi is identifying the trash. There is the blindness.

GPE on November 15, 2006 at 8:26 AM

Always appreciate the creativeness (i.e., cleaning in the bathroom, taking out the trash).

asc85 on November 15, 2006 at 8:26 AM

We need the bright light turned on these escapades. At this point there is not much we can do about it, but become observers. Are the Dems moving fast because they have alot of dismanteling to do? I am afraid how far they intend to go. We need The Vent and others as the last line of defense, for honest principled information gathering (news)

sonnyspats1 on November 15, 2006 at 8:42 AM

I think the party in power has more chance to be corrupt because they have more to offer. Over the next 2 years, the corruption on the democratic party is going to explode and they will have absolutely no moral ground (as if they have any already) to stand on when it comes to corruption.

jman on November 15, 2006 at 8:54 AM

Great advice! Ah, but the challenge for Pelosi is identifying the trash. There is the blindness.

GPE on November 15, 2006 at 8:26 AM

I submit she knows what the trash is; she just doesn’t give a <expletive deleted, and no it’s not “balls”>

steveegg on November 15, 2006 at 9:05 AM

I hope I’m not the only one who doesn’t know what the “RKBA” on the sweatshirt means. Help me out guys.
Great stuff as always, Michelle!

stevevader on November 15, 2006 at 9:31 AM

Great sweatshirt, Michelle! (RKBA = Right to Keep and Bear Arms, stevevader.) But, hey, Michelle, watch the language. First it’s ‘balls’, and then today it’s ‘spic’ (and though I don’t know what ‘span’ means it sounds dirty too). Serenity now!

Aldo on November 15, 2006 at 9:36 AM

Pelosi is going to have a tough time cleaning those gumballs off the floor.

SAM 1X on November 15, 2006 at 9:38 AM


Pelosi’s actions just go to prove the old adage, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” I might also add this biblical warning: “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Methinks these blackhearted scumbuckets will be stinking up the house royally these next couple of years.

SunnyBrook on November 15, 2006 at 9:42 AM

Great video Michelle! Wow, Jack Murtha is one sleazy SOB. What’s really sad though, is that when you take a look at the likes of Delay and Hastert, the only difference between them and Murtha is that Murtha wasn’t caught covering up for a pedophile.

But unlike Delay or Hastert, Murtha can actually get us out of Iraq. I say let the Democrats clean up our mess so we can start fresh in ’08. Look, withdrawing from Iraq is going to be a bloodbath no matter when we do it. And if one American political party to take the blame for the behavior of the Islamic horde, why not let it be the Democrats? The sooner we get out of there, the sooner our guys will stop getting killed, which is what the voters obviously want. Let the Iraqis figure out how to run their own damn country. If this Iraq thing goes on too much longer, it will cripple the GOP for years and years to come. And then we’ll get stuck with eight years of Hillary.

John on November 15, 2006 at 9:57 AM

Let’s not forget Obama, Gutierrez, and Blago tied into Rezko here in Illinois.

Or, 20 percent of the patronage workers in Chicago’s City Hall are collecting disability.

BobK on November 15, 2006 at 10:13 AM

Michelle, I believe that you misspoke in the Vent. You said Pelosi was supporting Murtha for ‘Speaker’. Of course, you meant ‘Majority Leader’. Unlike the MSM, you actually have journalistic standards; I expect you’ll want to correct that mistake.

The Monster on November 15, 2006 at 10:41 AM

Ah Nancy knows what trash is…. its what gets cleaned up by her Illegal… uh… undocumented…. uh…. soon to be legal workers at the Country Club she partialy owns…

Romeo13 on November 15, 2006 at 11:22 AM

:10bux: says that someone takes the “doesn’t know spick from span” comment out of context and says that MM hates latinos. Much like the “zomg Rush hates teh Parkinsonsz” crowd.

Great vent, IMAO, though.

SaidinUnleashed on November 15, 2006 at 11:28 AM

Excellent Vent!

Don’t forget that Murtha openly gave aid and comfort to the enemy in the WOT by, without a shread of evidence, accusing the Marines of being cold-blooded-killers in Haditha. He did this on national television while speaking as a congressman.

The word is….. Treason.

BTW: Has anything come out of the investigation of Haditha? Has Murtha apologised?

CrazyFool on November 15, 2006 at 11:56 AM

John Murtha ….Bad for America; But then most Democrats are Bad for America; And These Democrats being patriotic…don’t make me laugh.

MarkB on November 15, 2006 at 12:02 PM

Shouldn’t we support Murtha for Majority Leader? Think about it. ;->

Aunt B on November 15, 2006 at 12:23 PM

Shouldn’t we support Murtha for Majority Leader? Think about it. ;->

Aunt B on November 15, 2006 at 12:23 PM

I see where you are coming from … but with Lott being voted in as minority whip, the possibility of Boenher and Blunt being our house leadership, and Jorge Bush kneecapping Michael Steele so that he can appoint pro-illegal immigration Mel Martinez as RNC chair (part time, no less), it’s not like we can act as if Republicans house is in order.

Michelle, please give some of your womanly cleanin advice to Republicans who are apparrently clueless about why they lost their majority status last Tuesday (I would try giving them similar advice, but my wife insists that I am useless when it comes to housework, and I do absolutely nothing to disabuse her of that notion).

thirteen28 on November 15, 2006 at 12:37 PM

Shouldn’t we support Murtha for Majority Leader? Think about it

I agree. So does Rush who just endorsed him.

kmcguire on November 15, 2006 at 12:38 PM

Gives the term ‘white trash’ a whole new meaning……

PhoebeMoses on November 15, 2006 at 12:49 PM

Dems don’t clean house. They hire illegals to do it. Nothing funnier than a beaner at Pelosi’s house using spic and span.

Just like the libs throwing Oreo’s at Steele.

E L Frederick on November 15, 2006 at 2:31 PM

Excellent Vent. Tossed it around in my head several times before deciding that really, Michelle should apologies to bags of dirt for the implied association.

Murtha’s existence only proves that although most military folks have average or better intelligence, there are a few that fit Kerry’s opinion. Therefore, his opinion is considered the most credible on war matters by his fellow bed-wetters.

As bad as Murtha is, he does vote pro-life and pro-gun, and against socialized health care, so I’ll refrain from labelling him a socialist. (And socialists breath a sigh of relief?)

Freelancer on November 15, 2006 at 5:34 PM

Bravo. Great Vent.

Metro on November 15, 2006 at 6:44 PM

Great Vent and I love the RKBA sweatshirt!!! You got style Michelle!

Yakko77 on November 15, 2006 at 7:23 PM

Yakko77, you’re right about the style. The sweatshirt, gumballs without missing a beat, describing Murtha as a dirtbag, spic & span… You’ve got it all. And I love it!

wcarr on November 15, 2006 at 7:40 PM

Great, thanks so much for the evening laugh. Peloser, you take the trash OUT!!. Quite good.

AbscaMurtha just keeps getting bigger and better.

shooter on November 15, 2006 at 8:48 PM

This is old news and was 26 years ago, a 1/4 century ago. I recall he was not indicted or prosecuted. There where 6 others that went down, 1/3 of all targeted with the targeted FBI “sting”. You can hear Murtha say “I’m not interested” several times, however he did say if you do business or invest may be later or something to that extent. His explanation is he just was playing them to get them to invest (legally). Clearly he knew he was dealing with sleazy people and offering illegal bribes, which he did not really report is subject to debate. He either just coorperated to manipulate the system and avoid further investigation or he came forward and reported it. It’s probably more of the first. There was only one Senator, Larry Pressler (R) from South Dakota who refused outright to take the bribe and immediately reporting the incident to the FBI. That’s what Murtha did not do. That is sad. He may not have done anything to convict him, since he took no money, but his willingness to deal with criminals is disturbing. Now hes complaining about it. Its not a surprise for him since its and issue eveytime he’s up for a close election. Pressler retired in 1997 as Senator of SD. He was called a hero by Walter Cronkite on the news. The other one I like is the Congressman from Arizona’s 6th Jeff Flake (R) who is trying to put a stop to the ear marks. Need more Pressler’s and Flakes.

What’s of more of concern than ABSCAM is that Murtha is a big “ear mark” money guy. We need to deal in the here and now and not 26 year old stuff. I hope Nancy P can “drain the swamp” in a bipartisan way. We shall see; I don’t hold my breath, but we can hope. If Murtha is elected as majority leader with Trent Lott and Bill Frist as leaders in the minority party, we have all extream views covered: corruption and racism. Great, very partisan and just what an independent centrist hate. Oh well it’s politics.

gmcjetpilot on November 15, 2006 at 10:13 PM

Great Vent Michelle!

This Vent gives foundation to the premise that the Left will do unto themselves what no one else can – and their true nature will show all too clearly the more time they have the advantage.

Those to the right of the Chamberlain Left should make best use of this time to give the electorate a clear alternative in 2008. Good manners, good ethics, clear thinking, sound rationale, and fighting the good fight will surely provide the alternative that will be chosen in that all too short of time span before the next election.

The Left will do unto themselves as no one on the right could ever engineer.

omegaram on November 16, 2006 at 12:17 AM

I can’t help but wonder seeing Michelle in that RKBA sweatshirt, is she a NRA member and what, if any, firearms does she own, does she have a CCW licence, if she does in fact own firearm(s) then how often does she make it to a shooting range, etc.?

I can understand if any or even all that info is something she’d rather keep private. With this new Democrat Congress about to take control, there’s no telling if/when they’ll launch their attack on the 2nd Amendment and if that happens then what and how many firearms you own is best kept secret.

Yakko77 on November 16, 2006 at 2:23 AM

I’ve never been into asking others about their firearms, unless we’re already decent friends, or they offer the information, so not to be a wet blanket, but I’d be just as happy if she declined to offer any details.

what and how many firearms you own is best kept secret

I posted elsewhere during the pre-election stuff that I am so unafraid of a Democrat controlled congress that I’ll happily post photos of my arsenal on 21 January 2009, the day after the next president is sworn in, knowing that if they really had their way, most of the hardware would be illegal (especially in CA).

But I have a number of friends who speak passionately about the 2nd Amendment yet own no firearms themselves, and Michelle having RKBA gear, or even NRA gear, is no hypocrisy if she doesn’t own/carry.

Freelancer on November 16, 2006 at 4:43 AM