The Most Transparent, Ethical Congress Evah strikes again

posted at 2:14 pm on March 23, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

“Those who love sausage and respect the law should never watch either being made.” — Unknown

For some reason, that phrase sticks in my head whenever we discuss Nancy Pelosi’s House and Harry Reid’s Senate.  Iain Murray at The Corner provides us with an inside look at sausage-making in the Most Transparent, Ethical Congress Evah:

Earlier this month, the House fell two votes shy of passing the bill under suspension of the rules, a maneuver that shields legislation from amendment or a motion to recommit but requires a two-thirds majority for passage. Senate leaders then devised a strategy to use a bill that had already passed the House — H.R. 146, a proposal to protect Revolutionary War battlefields — and strip its contents, replacing it with the omnibus lands bill.

Because the House already passed H.R. 146, the Rules Committee can approve a closed rule that would block a motion to recommit, eliminating the GOP’s best procedural chance to stymie the bill. The chamber would only need a simple majority vote to concur with the Senate amendment.

In computer parlance, it’s a Trojan Horse virus, intended to deliver bad legislation without giving its opponents any way to block it.  This process is the antithesis to openness and transparency.  Pelosi and Reid want to find new ways to gut the democratic (small d) process in order to impose unpopular legislation on America.

Last week, Pelosi had the nerve to say that enforcing laws passed by Congress is somehow un-American.  I’d say this reveals the truly un-American presence in politics.  This is a true abuse of power, and we need to call the Democrats on their underhanded tactics while leading the people’s branch of government.


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The OHNo admininistration (Obama, Harry, Nancy) administration may end up being the worst EVAH.

originalpechanga on March 23, 2009 at 2:17 PM

The 2009 Class of Clowns, in action…

DL13 on March 23, 2009 at 2:17 PM

How is that even possible? When were such rules passed and why?

MarkT on March 23, 2009 at 2:18 PM

Ed — Don’t you mean Nancy Pelosi’s “House?” (Not Pelosi’s “Congress.”)

BigD on March 23, 2009 at 2:19 PM

But clearly it is bushes fault. Somehow.

:roll:

sonofdy on March 23, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Explanation in Obamaspeak – If only the Republicans would be bi-partisan and do what they are supposed to do, Nancy wouldn’t have to resort to this. Once again it’s all the Republicans fault.

katiejane on March 23, 2009 at 2:21 PM

Ed, you’ve committed an error that is rampant nowadays. Nancy Pelosi is Speaker of the House of Representatives, not of the Congress. Congress is a bicameral legislature consisted of the House and the Senate. It is no more proper to refer to a Representative as a Congressman than it is to refer to a Senator as one.

Maybe I’m just beating a dead horse here, but words really do mean things. The fact that you pointed out the use of small-d democratic above is an indicator that you’re aware of this truth. We also have to quit calling the Democrat party “Democratic.” It isn’t, as this article admirable shows.

sondiehl on March 23, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Senate leaders then devised a strategy to use a bill that had already passed the House — H.R. 146, a proposal to protect Revolutionary War battlefields — and strip its contents, replacing it with the omnibus lands bill

They can do that? Pass a bill and then completely change the contents after the fact? How? And if so what’s the point of debating any bill if it can be rewritten to say anything after it’s voted on?

Guardian on March 23, 2009 at 2:24 PM

It used to be known as the People’s House, yes now it’s Pelosi’s House. I do feel that’s she calling a lot of the shots with Dirty Harry and Zero also.

sannhet on March 23, 2009 at 2:24 PM

What is this “democracy” of which you speak?

rbj on March 23, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Makes you wonder just how crooked the Dem members of the House really are since they never seem to question her methods and basic amorality.

jeanie on March 23, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Big Picture: They’re creating hollowed-out zombie laws to go with zombie banks and selling the whole thing to us by sending Obama zombies door to door.

econavenger on March 23, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Nancy Pelosi’s new sponsor

AubieJon on March 23, 2009 at 2:29 PM

I love this logic… I will use this from now in.

No sorry, your honor, you clearly have the facts of my citation wrong. I in fact crossed out that speeding ticket and wrote a little love letter to my wife. I don’t know why you insist on making me pay for a speeding ticket that doesn’t technically exist any more.

or…

I see Mr. Bank Lender, but as is clear in the paperwork I sent back to you, I crossed through the mortgage deed and instead used that paper as a shopping list. There is no ‘mortage’ on my house anymore.

gatorboy on March 23, 2009 at 2:30 PM

an inside look at sausage-making in the Most Transparent, Ethical Congress Evah

Mmmmmm. Sausaaaaage.
/drools

whitetop on March 23, 2009 at 2:30 PM

How the hell can you strip a piece of legislation of it’s contents, keeping the title and bill number I assume, and replacing it? What purpose is there in passing legislation if you can just get a bucket of congressional white out and change it.

The fact that this can be done under the rules is scary to me.

I am afraid to ask how many times this has been done in the past. Lord fire the damn lawyers and let’s get some folks in DC who aren’t looking to game the system. Maybe experience ain’t the best thing to have in a congress person, and they certainly couldn’t do any worse.

Just A Grunt on March 23, 2009 at 2:30 PM

I was not aware this sort of thing could legally be done.
So you make a ‘contract’ or bill concerning the American people & you can then magically change its entire contents & meaning into something more nefarious & it’s legal?!
I am sooooooooooo confused as to how this can happen!

Badger40 on March 23, 2009 at 2:32 PM

I don’t like the sound of the phrase “omnibus lands bill”. Sounds…well, ominous.

CP on March 23, 2009 at 2:32 PM

If you look at THOMAS for the House bill, this is what you get:

1 . Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act (Introduced in House)[H.R.146.IH]
2 . Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House)[H.R.146.EH]
3 . Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Battlefield Protection Act (Placed on Calendar in Senate)[H.R.146.PCS]
4 . Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Engrossed Amendment as Agreed to by Senate)[H.R.146.EAS]

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.146:

jwehman on March 23, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Don’t you mean Nancy Pelosi’s “House?” (Not Pelosi’s “Congress.”)

BigD on March 23, 2009 at 2:19 PM

It’s Nancy’s World and we’re just shoveling the coal for her furnace.

myrenovations on March 23, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Once again, the morally and intellectually bankrupt, absolutely worthless, corrupt and incompetent Democrat Party strikes again.

Anyone who votes for a Democrat in any election is a complete idiot who should lose their right to vote, because they are not mentally competent.

NoDonkey on March 23, 2009 at 2:33 PM

pelosi is the reason congressional approval ratings hovered around the single digit levels.

seven on March 23, 2009 at 2:35 PM

jeanie on March 23, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Hmpf. Nancy Pelosi will stoop to any means necessary to advance her agenda and cater to her special interest groups. Period. We’ve seen it happen over and over again, but Bush was never able to put a stop to it. You could write a book about all the cheap shenanigans she’s pulled off over the last few years. Now she apparently has Obama wrapped around her finger and there’s little we can do about her, the rump Congress, or the rump Senate.

scalleywag on March 23, 2009 at 2:35 PM

It’s all about power. And the clueless RINOs don’t get it because they’re bought off with some pork.

Wethal on March 23, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Is this something that can be taken to SCOTUS?

PappaMac on March 23, 2009 at 2:40 PM

Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made. — Attributed to John Godfrey Saxe in The Daily Cleveland Herald, Mar. 29, 1869.

From Fred R. Shapiro, July 21, 2008 : Quote … Misquote

Similar quotes have often been attributed to Otto von Bismarck, Winston Churchill, Benjamin Disraeli, Clarence Darrow, and Mark Twain.

FWIW.

RedPepper on March 23, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Is this something that can be taken to SCOTUS?

PappaMac on March 23, 2009 at 2:40 PM

The House manuever? No, I don’t think so.

myrenovations on March 23, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Where the hell is the press on this? Shouldn’t they be called out all over the internet?

oakpack on March 23, 2009 at 2:43 PM

We’ve seen it happen over and over again, but Bush was never able to put a stop to it.

Bush should have exposed her for what she is – Pelosi is a wholly unqualified, corrupt, incompetent.

Just because her dope addicted constituents elected her and the other corrupt and incompetent Democrats elected her Speaker of the House in 2006, doesn’t mean she ever deserved to be respected.

She’s an idiot and a menace to this country. Bush should have done anything necessary to destroy her.

Just because she’s a girl, doesn’t mean she can’t be slapped across the chops and made irrelevant. It’s ridiculous that she has power over our lives when she clearly is an irresponsible half wit.

NoDonkey on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

It seems the democratic party has been doing everything
in its power to move us to a one party system.
It’s quite disturbing.

elderberry on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Ah yes, Ed bites at the shiny object again without caring about pesky facts.

Transparency is why you know about this Ed. Also the ‘new’ bill needs a majority to pass still.

What part of majority means anti democratic?

Ed, how about you spend an hour writing a piece that takes something Obama has done right and develops a strategy to co-opt some of that success.

I mean shit Ed, even you say that Obama is going to blame his failures on Bush until after 2010. Maybe it’s time for people like you to get your head out of your ass and get over this petty revenge you think will turn the tide, and instead use your gray matter to help our party.

You are probably to afraid of the Palin/Rush reactionaries to stand tall on your own, but until many do we will be written off as unpleasable malcontents and legitimate issues we raise will be ignored.

Oh I know you and the like will blame the ‘drive by’ media, blame the dastardly propaganda emitting from The One, but from the party of personal responsibility I expect much better.

barkolounger on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Any idea if anyone has tried to get a comment on this from Boehner or McConnell? Michael Steele? What is the Public Land Act of 2009, I wonder? With Pelosi and Reid up there, the rest of our representatives and senators can go home. Talk about taxation without representation. The only people that seem to get a say in anything that’s going on now is Pelosi and Reid. The rest of them might vote, but it doesn’t matter, especially with this little trick.

TennesseeRed on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

If Pres Obama signs such a flim-flam constructed legislation then this Obama who promised transparency is a reprehensible liar and he should be called a liar.

Chessplayer on March 23, 2009 at 2:47 PM

Ed, how about you spend an hour writing a piece that takes something Obama has done right and develops a strategy to co-opt some of that success.
barkolounger on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

How about you tell us something that Obama has done right?

kingsjester on March 23, 2009 at 2:48 PM

Ed, you missed it by thiiiiis much. I’d compare it to scrapple.

Laura in Maryland on March 23, 2009 at 2:48 PM

How about you tell us something that Obama has done right?

Who on earth would want to read that even if such did exist!!!

jeanie on March 23, 2009 at 2:50 PM

NO debates are good debates …

tarpon on March 23, 2009 at 2:50 PM

Sounds a lot like the treason that left wingers tried to pin Boosch with. Why are they silent now? Waiting for their free sausage I guess…

kirkill on March 23, 2009 at 2:51 PM

The sad part (FIFY):

It seems the democratic Republican party has been doing everything
in its power to move us to a one party system.
It’s quite disturbing.

elderberry on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

kirkill on March 23, 2009 at 2:53 PM

barkolounger on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Ummm barko Would you be surprised to find out that last week Ed was extensively cited on the Rush Limbaugh show?

Don’t think he is too cncerned about the Palin/Limbaugh reactionaries.

Just A Grunt on March 23, 2009 at 2:53 PM

barkolounger on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

There’s more to transparency than just failing to cover your tracks.

Ronnie on March 23, 2009 at 2:57 PM

I get it! When democrats call a crap sandwich tofu and it instantly becomes tofu.

Well, this is what America voted for …

DannoJyd on March 23, 2009 at 2:58 PM

barkolounger on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

ObamaBot, ^^there is your crap sandwich.^^ Take a huge bite!

DannoJyd on March 23, 2009 at 3:01 PM

So…. anyone have any idea what this Land Act is?

Romeo13 on March 23, 2009 at 3:02 PM

Well, since Revolutionary War battlefields are now protected, let’s hold a Tea Party in Washington D.C. and physically throw the bums out, and we’ll have legal protection under H.R. 146.

Exit question: If the Senate stripped out the contents of H.R. 146 and replaced it with something else, doesn’t a bill have to pass both houses with the same wording? Wouldn’t the House have to vote on the same bill the Senate did?

Steve Z on March 23, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Just because she’s a girl, doesn’t mean she can’t be slapped across the chops and made irrelevant. It’s ridiculous that she has power over our lives when she clearly is an irresponsible half wit.

NoDonkey on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

I don’t know if she’s just a complete and utter moron or if she’s devious and underhanded, the result is the same. Nothing good ever comes from her involvement in legislation, that’s for sure.

scalleywag on March 23, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Hey conspiracy theorists! Could it be that barak-o-lounger is actually Turbo Tax Timmah? That would explain why Timmah isn’t doing chit in/with his new position …

I’m just saying!

DannoJyd on March 23, 2009 at 3:04 PM

barkolounger on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

You really need to give the whole ‘Our Party’ bullshit a rest. No one’s buying it toilet bug.

BigWyo on March 23, 2009 at 3:05 PM

Words fail when it comes to these wastes of oxygen. One can only hope they get what’s coming to them, though it’s doubtful.

Grayson on March 23, 2009 at 3:08 PM

Hey conspiracy theorists! Could it be that barak-o-lounger is actually Turbo Tax Timmah? That would explain why Timmah isn’t doing chit in/with his new position …

I’m just saying!

DannoJyd on March 23, 2009 at 3:04 PM

Nope. Barak-o-lounger uses complete sentences, which I don’t think Timmy is able to do. It is more likely that Timmy is getalife. All slogans.

myrenovations on March 23, 2009 at 3:08 PM

No reason for them to hide this, they’re just passing out more earmarks. And nobody cares about earmarks, right?

hawksruleva on March 23, 2009 at 3:11 PM

“The most honest, the most open, the most transparent Congress, evah!”

AND DON’T YOU FORGET IT!

WE WON!

GarandFan on March 23, 2009 at 3:12 PM

Transparency is why you know about this Ed. Also the ‘new’ bill needs a majority to pass still.

What part of majority means anti democratic?

barkolounger on March 23, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Oh, let’s see… the part where the opportunity to debate the changed contents has been eliminated (by blocking recommit)? The part where the ability to offer amendments to correct flaws in the changed legislation is foreclosed upon? This gives, as noted in the original post, ZERO defensive options against bad legislation.

This is not the legislative process as we’ve come to know it. This is mob rule by any 50.1% majority. Some folks have rightly called previous intimations to eliminate the ability to filibuster as being “the nuclear option”. This goes beyond that. This is the “dirty bomb airburst option”.

If the Founding Fathers spin any faster in their graves, the next global crisis we’ll be facing is the Earth tilting off of its current axis due to anomalous gyroscopic precession effects.

VekTor on March 23, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Nope. Barak-o-lounger uses complete sentences, which I don’t think Timmy is able to do. It is more likely that Timmy is getalife. All slogans.

myrenovations on March 23, 2009 at 3:08 PM

While your point is very relevant, typing isn’t like speaking. Posting a comment here is as easy as doing a copy, and paste.

As for the Barak-o-lounger sounding[?] just like [must]getalife, isn’t that typical of all of those socialist democraps? I’ve always found it to be so …

DannoJyd on March 23, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I believe it was H.L. Mencken that came up with the sausage making quip. I guess the best maneuver to stop things like this is for the GOP and blue dogs to vote no on every bill until January 2011.

Vashta.Nerada on March 23, 2009 at 3:16 PM

Makes you wonder just how crooked the Dem members of the House really are since they never seem to question her methods

jeanie on March 23, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Why would the Dem members of the House question her methods, when they do the roughtly the same thing, for example:

Waxman calls for mandatory TSP enrollment
By RICK MAZE
March 10, 2009

To pay for a government smoking prevention bill, Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., wants all government employees to be required to enroll in the Thrift Savings Program — including all military service members.

[...]

Under complex congressional budget rules, requiring mandatory TSP enrollment would trigger a temporary increase in mandatory spending, which Waxman would tap into to pay for his anti-smoking bill.

Xiphos on March 23, 2009 at 3:17 PM

As for the Barak-o-lounger sounding[?] just like [must]getalife, isn’t that typical of all of those socialist democraps? I’ve always found it to be so …

DannoJyd on March 23, 2009 at 3:14 PM

Quite right. If we were all sitting in a coffee house together, though, you would be able to see frothy spittle from Barak-o-lounger and drool from getalife, which would aid in the placing them correctly on the socialist democrap scale.

myrenovations on March 23, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Americans who call themselves Democrats don’t care about any of this. I’ve realized over the week end that having “won” the election, the average Democrat is oblivious to what’s going on in Congress, most of them don’t even know who Geithner is. This administration was put into office by the dumbest collective box of rocks on the planet. And it offends me to the enth degree that Pelosi, Reid, etal. know this and are in fact counting on it as they screw us all. We all talk about how, “When are these dolts going to wake up?” I think we can forget about that- they don’t want to wake up; They prefer to live in their Hello Kitty- Rainbow Brite world of “Bush is gone, who cares who took his place” I’ve never seen such massive stupidity.

anniekc on March 23, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Quite right. If we were all sitting in a coffee house together, though, you would be able to see frothy spittle from Barak-o-lounger and drool from getalife, which would aid in the placing them correctly on the socialist democrap scale.

myrenovations on March 23, 2009 at 3:19 PM

5 points to you even if the picture you painted made me regurgitate a little. :oD

DannoJyd on March 23, 2009 at 3:28 PM

This is the kind of crap that’s going to cost Washington dearly one day.

FuriousAmerican on March 23, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Americans who call themselves Democrats don’t care about any of this. I’ve realized over the week end that having “won” the election, the average Democrat is oblivious to what’s going on in Congress, most of them don’t even know who Geithner is.

anniekc on March 23, 2009 at 3:26 PM

In other words, nothing has changed with the democrats except for which party is in charge of ruining America. I concur.

DannoJyd on March 23, 2009 at 3:30 PM

There is a name for people like Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, and the filthy liar in the White House…..

Domestic enemy.

highhopes on March 23, 2009 at 3:36 PM

Senate leaders then devised a strategy to use a bill that had already passed the House — H.R. 146, a proposal to protect Revolutionary War battlefields — and strip its contents, replacing it with the omnibus lands bill.

Let them try. I can offer more than musket balls. Rule .308 will prevail.

old trooper2 on March 23, 2009 at 3:36 PM

This is the kind of crap that’s going to cost Washington dearly one day.

FuriousAmerican on March 23, 2009 at 3:28 PM

And costing Americans dearly now.

highhopes on March 23, 2009 at 3:36 PM

Time to order the grease for that rail.

crosspatch on March 23, 2009 at 3:45 PM

Pelosi had the nerve to say that enforcing laws passed by Congress is somehow un-American.

In other words, “Enforcing the laws to which I do not agree is un-American.”

CynicalOptimist on March 23, 2009 at 3:47 PM

Ed & RedPepper, I believe it was Otto!!!!

gwallensky on March 23, 2009 at 3:48 PM

I do not disagree with Nancy on her remarks about immigration law enforcement, although her choice of words left a lot to be admired. Her choice of words always leaves a lot to be admired.

Mostly, I’m laughing this week because of her idiotic bill about bonuses.

What a nitwit. The inmates are running the show in her shop.

AnninCA on March 23, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Why am I not surprised by any of this?

ornery_independent on March 23, 2009 at 3:52 PM

anniekc….everyone who watches news at all knows who Geithner is and exactly what’s going on.

Check today’s polls for a cheer-up.

They get it.

AnninCA on March 23, 2009 at 3:52 PM

I am optimistic. The stunt pulled this week? I think that will sink Miss Nancy’s plans entirely to run around the end on anything.

The House of Representatives looked foolish as heck, as they are.

If she ignores that?

I can almost guarantee she’ll find herself in the hole at mid-terms. Moderates and Independents will balance this out for her, if she’s unwilling to do so.

AnninCA on March 23, 2009 at 3:54 PM

Sorry to be so dense, but I don’t get how this is even possible. How can this get by the rest of the Legislators in DC?

Susanboo on March 23, 2009 at 4:02 PM

blah

becki51758 on March 23, 2009 at 4:14 PM

How can this get by the rest of the Legislators in DC?

Susanboo on March 23, 2009 at 4:02 PM

I think the term you are looking for here is co-conspirator.

highhopes on March 23, 2009 at 4:25 PM

as this article admirable shows.

sondiehl on March 23, 2009 at 2:23 PM

If words mean something…and I think you know exactly what Ed was talking about…then fix your words before you cast stones.

right2bright on March 23, 2009 at 4:26 PM

But if they gut a bill that had nothing to do with the bill they want to pass, how can anyone but a psycho democrap say the new bill is the one that got approval and thus is exempt from further parliamentary squabbles? Isn’t that the kind of bait and switch that democraps would caterwaul against and demand that a shopowner who did so be sent to jail and fined exorbitantly? You betcha.

eaglewingz08 on March 23, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Are lynch mobs far behind if Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Obama continue perpetrating these massive perversions of our system?

marklmail on March 23, 2009 at 5:16 PM

House rules are easily manipulated by the majority to run right over the minority, prohibit amendments, limit debate, deny the motion to recommit, etc. Republicans used the rules in unfortunate ways as well. The difference is THEY WERE CALLED ON IT almost every time, either by the Democrats or the media, or both.

The remedy crafted in the Constitution for abuse by the House majority is an election every two years. It’s a very effective tool if we, the people, decide to use it.

rockmom on March 23, 2009 at 5:30 PM

Wait, I thought Pelosi had revoked the Motion to Recommit along with the House Fairness Rules on the very 1st day of the 111th congress??
Did she back off on the Motion to Recommit?

*scurries off to research*

NTWR on March 23, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Amoral bastards.

darkpixel on March 23, 2009 at 5:58 PM

If the Founding Fathers spin any faster in their graves, the next global crisis we’ll be facing is the Earth tilting off of its current axis due to anomalous gyroscopic precession effects.

VekTor on March 23, 2009 at 3:14 PM

I just love that.now thats funny no matter who you are.

lees on March 23, 2009 at 6:09 PM

I received this in a email today. It’s good for a laugh.
As our dear TP-Pres sez, gallows humor is needed sometime.

Nancy Pelosi is now a Saint….CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS ?

On a Saturday afternoon, in Washington, D. C., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s aide visited the Cardinal of the Catholic cathedral.

He told the Cardinal that Nancy Pelosi would be attending the next day’s sermon, and he asked if the Cardinal would kindly point out Pelosi to the congregation and say a few words that would include calling Pelosi a saint.

The Cardinal replied, “No. I don’t really like the woman, and there are issues of conflict with the Catholic Church over certain of Pelosi’s views.” Pelosi’s aide then said, “Look. I’ll write a check here and now for a donation of $100,000 to your ch urch if you’ll just tell the congregation you see Pelosi as a saint.”

The Cardinal thought about it and said, “Well, the church can use the money, so I’ll work your request into tomorrow’s sermon.” As Pelosi’s aide promised, House Speaker Pelosi appeared for the Sunday sermon and seated herself prominently at the edge of the main aisle.

And, during the sermon, as promised, the Cardinal pointed out that House Speaker Pelosi was present.

Then the Cardinal went on to explain to the congregation — “While Speaker Pelosi’s presence is probably an honor to some, she is not my favorite person. Some of her views are contrary to those of the church, and she tends to flip-flop on many other views. Nancy Pelosi is a petty, self-absorbed hypocrite, a thumb sucker, and a nit-wit. Nancy Pelosi is also a serial liar, a cheat, and a thief.

Nancy Pelosi is the worst example of a Catholic I have ever personally witnessed.

She married for money and is using it to lie to the American people. She also has a reputation for shirking her Representative obligations both in Washington, and in California. She simply is not to be trusted.”

The Cardinal completed his view of Pelosi with,
“But, when compared to Senators Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, and20John Kerry, House Speaker Pelosi is a saint.”

Jvette on March 23, 2009 at 6:53 PM

right2bright on March 23, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Touche. I didn’t catch that in the preview. Duh. Thanks for the comeuppance.

sondiehl on March 23, 2009 at 11:30 PM

Are lynch mobs far behind if Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Obama continue perpetrating these massive perversions of our system?

marklmail

I don’t think so because it will take greater numbers of Americans than read this blog to rise up and grab their shotguns and ropes. The MSM will see to it that this information doesn’t make it to the general public or, if it does, will fashion it in esoteric language that won’t be understood. It’s what they do.
The remedy will be in the hands of the few who see most clearly and accept the responsibility on behalf of the rest of us lazy do-nothings.

SKYFOX on March 24, 2009 at 4:50 AM

Too bad Republicans lost principle when they had the power, eh? lol.

Libertarian Joseph on March 24, 2009 at 5:06 AM