New Hot Air video: Pelosi’s Promises

posted at 9:08 am on December 28, 2007 by Bryan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been in that role for nearly a year now, as the Democrat Congress itself nears the end of its first full year since taking over from the Republicans. On election night 2006 Pelosi made a few promises to the country during her victory speech. Hot Air TV takes a look at those promises and whether the Speaker fulfilled them.


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Nice work. Funny, but I believed every word she said back then.

Not.

pistolero on December 28, 2007 at 9:12 AM

Perhaps a tad over the top. The Wagner seemed a bit out of place. Still, the woman is an a$$clown.

thejackal on December 28, 2007 at 9:15 AM

She bought alot of pretty flowers too.

ctmom on December 28, 2007 at 9:16 AM

Guys, you can do better than this. This almost lets the Dems off the hook, given all the insidious things they’ve done this year. Go for the jugular if you’re going to go at all.

Halley on December 28, 2007 at 9:18 AM

Pelosi got the cafeteria menu changed? Looks like the same sugar honey iced tea, just a different day.

windbag on December 28, 2007 at 9:19 AM

Did she say “we nude a new direction in Iraq” ?

Palamino indeed

ronsfi on December 28, 2007 at 9:30 AM

Did she say “we nude a new direction in Iraq” ?

I thought she said: “We viewed a seed conception in ear wax.” But then, I never really listen to her, anyway.

thejackal on December 28, 2007 at 9:34 AM

I don’t think I have ever criticized a Hot Air vid before, so it hurts me to say aaack! sensory overload. Too much music, too many FX. What was the message again?

RushBaby on December 28, 2007 at 9:34 AM

I miss the old HA vents.

Tru2my2 on December 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM

Did she say “we nude a new direction in Iraq” ?

Palamino indeed

ronsfi on December 28, 2007 at 9:30 AM

That is THE most classic SNL skit EVAH!

“theres no smoking in this building” “oh its only pot” “oh ok then”

broker1 on December 28, 2007 at 9:38 AM

Tru2my2 on December 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM

Ditto that!

jdawg on December 28, 2007 at 9:39 AM

Tru2my2 on December 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM

Ditto that!

jdawg on December 28, 2007 at 9:39 AM

Double ditto that!!

I can’t view youtube at work and I have trouble with it a @ home, so I’m left out of all the fun! Well, at least as much fun one can have listening to Pelosi screeeeech!!!

Please Venters, stop using youtube…Pretty Pa pa pa palease!

JohnnyD on December 28, 2007 at 9:47 AM

Some of the “American People voted her into office and they’re the ones that are the real problem.

rplat on December 28, 2007 at 9:47 AM

Very good! All those career politicians are sickening liars, on both sides of the aisle.

Zorro on December 28, 2007 at 9:48 AM

Pelosi got the cafeteria menu changed?

They now serve crow.

Wade on December 28, 2007 at 10:20 AM

Queen of the Loons, but just a plain, old, political skank to me.

Hening on December 28, 2007 at 10:21 AM

Mz. Pelosi called for the most ethical Congress ever and then has all but given William Jefferson a pass when it comes to reform. Jim McDermott has yet to be sanctioned for his crimes. There is that W. Va. Congressman who has yet to explain how he has managed to make millions on a Congressional salary. Jack Murtha not only looks like a pig but he is quickly becoming the poster swine for political pork spent on worthless partisan projects.

My prediction is that the Democrat Party will dump the botox belle as their leader during the next session.

highhopes on December 28, 2007 at 10:21 AM

Hening on December 28, 2007 at 10:21 AM

Nancy Pelosi definitely puts the “ho” in Honorable Congresspersons.

highhopes on December 28, 2007 at 10:23 AM

Nancy’s Creed …..

Promises are made to be broken mutilated.

fogw on December 28, 2007 at 10:24 AM

I miss the old HA vents.

Tru2my2 on December 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM

Add me to the long list who agree.

This clip *was* awesome – but boy it’d be better with at least a cameo from Michelle.

Professor Blather on December 28, 2007 at 10:43 AM

As for Pelosi, I’ve reached a strange conclusion: I think I like it when the Democrats have a slim majority in Congress, assuming we have a conservative(ish) Republican in the White House.

They get nothing done. They look foolish. They remind everyone of how weak and ineffectual liberalism is. They ensure that the federal government won’t get too involved in my personal affairs.

And they leave the heavy lifting to the President. Meanwhile, the Republicans seem much better at serving as a minority party.

It all works out pretty well if you prefer your government not to be doing much. Which I do. As long as their majority is small enough not to be able to block most judges and justices, and as long as they don’t actually get in the way of a President fighting the war(s) on terror … I’m perfectly happy.

They can squawk all they want. Have all the symbolic votes they like. Just stay out of the way when the adults occasionally do some actual work.

Pelosi is a gift to Republicans. I’m going to miss her when her short tenure ends.

Professor Blather on December 28, 2007 at 10:49 AM

Pelosi sounds inspiruing with the music in the background.

I would suggest having a Pelosi goal followed by spoken comentary by Reid or Pelosi (or someone else for that matter)refuting the goal.

The music should be derisive.

davod on December 28, 2007 at 11:01 AM

But, but, she’s the first female speaker of the house! This is a historic example of what happens when you finally let a woman show that nasty patriarchy how it’s done!

/NOW talking points ca. Jan. 2007.

How did that work out femminuts?

BKennedy on December 28, 2007 at 11:03 AM

Tru2my2 on December 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM

Ditto that!

jdawg on December 28, 2007 at 9:39 AM
Double ditto that!!

Make mine a triple megga ditto!

How about impeachment off the table???

On-my-soap-box on December 28, 2007 at 11:06 AM

From watching the Cspan commentary and coverage of the important votes in the last week on several bills one thing became clear.

All the dem speakers were on the same talking point page and for each bill several said cut and past stuff that will likely show up in campaign vids

It was the ‘obstructionist republicans’
It was the ‘veto happy President’
We need to have ‘veto proof margins in both houses’
We need ‘a dem in the White House’

My belief is that with the way bills were introduced with no chance to have the 3 day read them period and some so far over the top they knew they had to fail was not just an accident.

Essential no compromise was attempted in this term to move legislation forward.

It really looks like this was all pre planned and the idea was to pass only the funding legislation that had to be done and insure all the other stuff failed on purpose.

They were willing to risk a non production year to whip their base into a give us bigger margins frenzy.

In short they gave up this year for longer term objectives of dominant power margins down the road.

CommentGuy on December 28, 2007 at 11:11 AM

I’m sorry to say this but this HA video is not very exciting. It does to the original HA videos what Rocky V did to the original Rocky. The original HA videos were great because of one thing: Michelle Malkin. She always has something funny to say (i.e. the trip to the doughnut shop was a classic) and she is easy on the eyes. Today’s video seems like something that should be on C-Span 11.
When asked why he risked injury by having Jason Sehorn run back kickoffs, the great Bill Parcells said: “When you have an asset, you use it”. HA should return to the good old days. Not having Michelle Malkin in the videos is like going to a movie expecting to see Tom Hanks and instead finding out that it’s Tom Arnold.

Larraby on December 28, 2007 at 11:23 AM

The guy who sings the national anthem backwards is her love child.

Labamigo on December 28, 2007 at 11:25 AM

I miss the old HA vents.

Tru2my2 on December 28, 2007 at 9:35 AM

Yep,that’s what brung me here.

At least one per week would be something.

TheSitRep on December 28, 2007 at 11:38 AM

Congress Approval Rating Slides to Lowest Point in 14 Years

YAAAAY NANCY !!!

franksalterego on December 28, 2007 at 11:40 AM

Good use of music with Ride of The Valkyries, aka Kill Da Wabbit Symphony.

However, on the “glass half empty” side, this video in some ways reminds us of how rotten and discombobulated the Republicans are right now. If they even halfway had their ca-ca together, we would be looking at a wipeout of these democrats of unpecedented ineptness.

thirteen28 on December 28, 2007 at 12:15 PM

Professor Blather on December 28, 2007 at 10:49 AM

Hmmm yes that is interesting Professor. Minority party with true Republican as President = Best case senario. I think I agree. And how much easier and fun would it be to TRY to lose elections (except for President) then it is to try aggressively to win?! I think it would be hilarious to have a bunch of candidates out there stageing Macaca moments, telling the voters how much they hate children, smoking on the podium, starting drunken arguments with old ladies, kicking puppies that bark too much, etc.

Oh yeah, for entertainment purposes alone I could get on board with that!

Zetterson on December 28, 2007 at 12:17 PM

Not having Michelle Malkin in the videos is like going to a movie expecting to see Tom Hanks and instead finding out that it’s Tom Arnold.

Larraby on December 28, 2007 at 11:23 AM

You obviously never saw True Lies or the McHale’s Navy re-make. Tom Arnold is an under-appreciated genius.

Professor Blather on December 28, 2007 at 12:41 PM

You obviously never saw True Lies or the McHale’s Navy re-make. Tom Arnold is an under-appreciated genius.

Professor Blather on December 28, 2007 at 12:41 PM

Agreed! True Lies is one of my favorite movies of all time, and Tom Arnold stole the show!

RushBaby on December 28, 2007 at 12:46 PM

Those Dems sure like some nude erections lol. They even want one in Iraq :/

patriot2001 on December 28, 2007 at 12:54 PM

Frankly, I LOVE this video! I would love to see more Michelle too, but this does hit the mark.

CrimsonFisted on December 28, 2007 at 1:01 PM

Okay here’s my take:

1. We want to see the lovely Michelle in the videos. Graphics are nice but an intelligent, hot Asian babe is better. I preferred the classic HA vents.
2. Please go for the throat in the videos. This was way too civil and reasoned.
3. The beauty of Wagner doesn’t help communicate what scum bags the Dhimmicrats have been for the last year. Old Rock ‘n Roll might work better. Three Dog Night’s “Liar” or something like that.

That’s my 2¢. Love you guys and your blog.

Mojave Mark on December 28, 2007 at 1:30 PM

In Superman’s Bizarro World, everything is backwards. I’m convinced our Democrat Congress hails from Bizarro World. They always do the opposite of what they say they’re going to do.

Here’s to hoping for protruding levers in Pelosi’s sunroof

nahhhhhhhh

…but here’s to hoping that those Democrats that couldn’t dazzle the masses with brilliance, but definitely baffled em with bull$hit, from sea to shining sea, get theirs.

SilverStar830 on December 28, 2007 at 1:40 PM

In Pelozi’s district they have banned any signs or recognition of the U S military from public view as well as demanded the right to perform oral sex on each other in public places. She has represented her district well.

volsense on December 28, 2007 at 1:44 PM

The production was perfect… “over the top” just says it all regarding San Fran Nan. She is a total joke.

T J Green on December 28, 2007 at 2:17 PM

Kristen Wiig for Speaker!

Classic SNL – even better after viewing Zombietime’s Folsom Street Fair images.

I am still surprised that SNL so accurately skewered Pelosi and SF.

fred5678 on December 28, 2007 at 3:04 PM

Professor Blather on December 28, 2007 at 12:41 PM

And like Captain Ahab, he built his career on the back of great white whale.

JayHaw Phrenzie on December 28, 2007 at 3:09 PM

she got the house cafeteria to change its menu

So it’s Halal?

srhoades on December 28, 2007 at 3:19 PM

Prof, I’ll agree with you that Tom Arnold is actually a pretty good actor, especially in comedies. I was probably thinking of a hag he once was married to.

But how is this for an analogy. An HA video without Michelle is like going to a Bruce Springsteen concert and having the announcer say: “Bruce Springsteen has a sore throat and won’t be performing tonight. Instead, we are having Bruce Honsby”.

Somehow I doubt we would hear that long chant of “Bruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuce”

Larraby on December 28, 2007 at 3:26 PM

I’ll put my vote in for the return of the weekly Vent as well. We miss ya Michelle!

Benaiah on December 28, 2007 at 4:58 PM

The five major/failed points, effective.

Wagner is always noisy. The screechiness was perfect for the topic.

The dems miscalculated what the ran/won on. Yesterday’s events in Pakistan drove that message home. More to come. Videos will be there to replay endlessley for 2008. I agree with the Professor’s assessment. Their ‘power’ hasn’t bothered me the way I thought that it would.

Entelechy on December 28, 2007 at 4:59 PM

And like Captain Ahab, he built his career on the back of great white whale.

JayHaw Phrenzie on December 28, 2007 at 3:09 PM

I still remember him fondly for perhaps the greatest comeback in history. After the divorce, the aforementioned great white whale was going around making jokes about Arnold having a – uh – small unit.

When Arnold was asked about it on some late-night show, he responded: even the Titanic seemed small in the Atlantic Ocean.

Professor Blather on December 28, 2007 at 6:01 PM

If I recall correctly, statistics say no one except us will watch a political video. Such a shame too…

Tim Burton on December 28, 2007 at 6:56 PM

The Folsom street queeen and her ethics. What a joke.

Texyank on December 28, 2007 at 8:53 PM

Good video.

That said, I must echo this sentiment……

SECOND LOOK AT BRINGING BACK THE VENTS!!!!!!!!!!

:-)

Hawkins1701 on December 28, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Great to see something to remind me of the Vents. Hot Air’s just not the same without them.

doufree on December 29, 2007 at 1:59 AM

Michelle Malkin is not Asian.

She’s American.

Black Adam on December 29, 2007 at 3:32 AM

Heckuva job, Nancy.

ZK on December 29, 2007 at 9:17 AM

She did say “nude a new direction”. Well at least they now have more expensive food in the cafeteria.

boomer on December 29, 2007 at 3:17 PM

Pelosi got the cafeteria menu changed?

They now serve crow.

Wade on December 28, 2007 at 10:20 AM

she got the house cafeteria to change its menu

So it’s Halal?

srhoades on December 28, 2007 at 3:19 PM

Heh, good ones!

It’s hilarious watching Pelosi say those things, wish we could play that on all the major channels..

4shoes on December 30, 2007 at 2:29 AM

No mention of when she taunted the minority party with her
gavel/scepter, cackling something to the effect of “back when you had this, you could do that, but not anymore; I have it!”
Or her co-traitors- the Dhimmicrats, who have consistently
turned their backs on the most endangered species of all:
American blue-collar workers, in favor of cheap, illegal labor
by promising away our children’s birthrights (infrastructure) to the lowest bidder while heaping more debt on taxpayers.
Michelle, we miss you. Please come back & slay these dragons promising a socialist utopia with your rapier wit (and your exquisite presence).

arayosunshine on December 30, 2007 at 11:23 PM

Yes, Hot Air has been demoralized by the lack of Vents with Michelle. The only reasonable speculation is that people have lives of their own. And public whippings and political fortunes that turn also take their toll. I hope the new year brings cooler air that can be turned into hot air. A second wind for all!

laelaps on December 31, 2007 at 2:57 AM

I say more Vents with Michelle as well. Not having Michelle is like turning on an episode of The Untouchables and seeing Billy Drago instead of Bruce Gordon playing yours truly.

Frank Nitti on December 31, 2007 at 4:41 PM

Agree, more Michelle spots (however a working mom has limits so don’t push to hard so she ends up having to get a nanny).

Ms. Pelosi’s nude direction according to the triple ‘X’ rating for her hedonist predictions misrepresent the happy faces on her constituents of the tenderloin.

When she made her gaff, did anyone notice the guy behind her broke out laughing in disbelief of what he heard come out of Ms. Pelosi’s mouth. Botox treatment around the mouth can cause speech impediments like talking with out your dentures.

MSGTAS on January 3, 2008 at 9:14 AM