Pelosi to Republicans: You need to take back your party or something

posted at 5:45 pm on April 29, 2009 by Allahpundit

Precisely as compelling as advice from, oh, say, George W. Bush would be to a Democrat. She’s a little hazy on who she has in mind as “Republican,” but I’ll bet people willing to vote for statist crap up and down the line are prime suspects.

The California Democrat offered her own analysis of the political environment for her political opponents, asserting Republicans across the country are more willing to work with Democrats than their leaders on Capitol Hill.

“Yes, there is, shall we say – a ‘radical right-wing’ element with whom they identify. But by and large, I say to Republicans in America: take back your party. The party of protecting the environment. The party of individual rights. The party of fairness. This is not the Grand Old Party.”

Pelosi concluded her long riff about the GOP by saying, “our country needs a strong diverse Republican party.”

Does it? Check out the clip here from the same interview in which she defends the idea of one-party rule on grounds that the left’s just so gosh-darned diverse and independent that they can pretty much supply all necessary policy alternatives themselves. Especially creepy is how happy she is about not having to explain “process” anymore to the public, which is her way of saying that now they can pass anything they want without having to even superficially negotiate with the GOP to avoid a filibuster. Exit question: Is there anyone who qualifies as a “moderate Republican” who’s acceptable to the base at this point? Huntsman? Maybe not after today, I’m guessing.


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When she and her friends are finally thrown out on their asses for going too far, they’ll all have a surprised look on their faces and have only one question. “What?”

I have a similar fantasy, but it involves her along with Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and various other Congressmen being led away from the Capitol in handcuffs.

Her mascara smeared, her Botox failing, her Joker-like rictus slowly changing from a creepy smile into pure dread…she finally becomes unhinged and goes on a slobbering, true-to-form Marxist rant as she smacks her head on the door of the police cruiser and is knocked out cold.

TheMightyMonarch on April 29, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Nancy’s already running our party, by the looks of the people here that desperately wish we’d run to the left to keep Specter and continue running to the left to keep Snowe and Collins. The GOP is already run by moderates. Or, I should say, run into the ground by moderates.

You can’t build a house on sand, and you can’t build a political movement on “so are we!”

spmat on April 29, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Nancy’s already running our party, by the looks of the people here that desperately wish we’d run to the left to keep Specter and continue running to the left to keep Snowe and Collins. The GOP is already run by moderates. Or, I should say, run into the ground by moderates.

You can’t build a house on sand, and you can’t build a political movement on “so are we!”

spmat on April 29, 2009 at 9:11 PM

So Perfect It Needed a Reprise.

Jaibones on April 29, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Republicans to Pelosi: Suck it, Nancy!

McKenz59 on April 29, 2009 at 9:45 PM

“Yes, there is, shall we say – a ‘radical right-wing’ element with whom they identify. But by and large, I say to Republicans in America: take back your party. The party of protecting the environment. The party of individual rights. The party of fairness. This is not the Grand Old Party.”

What exactly is a “radical right-winger”? Pelosi would consider James Madison to be a radical right-winger.

ddrintn on April 29, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Not unsurprising that the craziest person in the Democrat party would call for a strong Republican party.This falls right in line with the politcians in both parties playing the voters against one another.So the Dems can rob the people blind for a few years,then when the people get fed up with Dems,the Republicans can take a turn at robbing the people.It ain’t about the parties against each other,it’s about the politicians against the people.TWO CYCLES,NO INCUMBENTS.Stop playing a game you cannot win.Take back what is rightly yours-your government.We will never have responible government as long as people don’t realize the conflict isn’t between the parties,it is beteen the parties and the people.The way the people win is by getting rid of the deadwood in Washington-and it is all deadwood.TWO CYCLES,NO INCUMBENTS.No other way.

DDT on April 29, 2009 at 10:18 PM

I think everyone just needs to calm down and let events unfold a bit. Fact is – the Specter defection is a REALLY good thing for us. Not only does it get rid of dead weight, but it sends an undeniable statement to the public that we are now pretty much officially under one-party rule.

We were EVEN BEFORE his defection – thanks to RINO’s like him, Snowe, and Collins. However – the MSM cannot credibly talk about the need for bipartisanship now – the Dems own it all.

Ask yourself what would happen if you left your kids in the house with no adult supervision – the image you get is the reality we’re about to receive from the Democrats. They are going to start tearing stuff up and themselves in the process.

And … THIS is the most important part – their nutsroot base now expects them to accomplish every item on the agenda – they will demand it. And Pelosi will not be able to blame the Republicans from holding them back on delivering on the MoveOn.Org / HuffPo / KOS agenda.

Bad news is – we are beaten badly for now.

Good news is – the Democrats stock can’t go higher – it’s downhill for them from here.

On the RINO’s … let’s ease up the rhetoric on Libertarians … they aren’t RINOs. You can be Pro-Abortion and NOT be a RINO (but I still think you’re supporting murder) … in any case – we will never be able to stop abortion in a democratic society if we LOSE democracy to a fascist dictator (and we are coming close to that now). So if there Libertarians – hell, even liberals – who are willing to FIGHT OBAMA … they should be welcome.

Specter was not willing to fight Obama. Collins is not willing … Snowe – not willing. They are RINOS – they need to go.

John McCain – he’s fighting Obama (albeit in his quirky way) … he’s not a RINO.

Let’s steel for the fight. Excommunicate the ones who deserve to go – and suit up the ones here to fight.

HondaV65 on April 29, 2009 at 10:23 PM

The word ‘creepy’ and Pelosi go together so good when used in a sentence. Does anybody notice this.
Something about her face and the fact she is the first female speaker of the house but lapses into valley girl speak every so often.

kangjie on April 30, 2009 at 12:22 AM

Did some Dem strategist or focus group tell the Pelosi crone that using the word “bipartisan” in every other sentence is an all-fired method of further lulling the stupid? That interviewer surely seemed impressed.

The burning issues on Pelosi’s plate are NOT the concerns of the majority of Americans. They are contrived crises that are a means of a one-party system controlling the population.

Madame Pelosi, I am very much interested in the process of how legislation in crafted and enacted, and you are shutting out the voices of our representation that oppose your spendthrift and authoritarian ways.

onlineanalyst on April 30, 2009 at 12:50 AM

Ask yourself what would happen if you left your kids in the house with no adult supervision – the image you get is the reality we’re about to receive from the Democrats. They are going to start tearing stuff up and themselves in the process.

And sooner or later, somebody’s going to try to flush the cat down the toilet.

Axeman on April 30, 2009 at 3:35 AM

flush the cat down the toilet.

So that’s how she ended up looking like that.

Blacksmith8 on April 30, 2009 at 6:16 AM

We need to keep exposing Speaker Pelosi and others as what they are ‘Socialists’ who want to control our actions. While Conservatives, wish to control their own lives, and use politics as a means to develop the rules that will maintain a well ordered society.

MSGTAS on April 30, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Huntsman?

Jon Huntsman = McCain Lite.

I live in Utah. Gov Huntsman is way to the bottom of my wish list for 2012. He is a 24k gold plated, pretend Republican and conservative. He would be a disaster.

el rey on April 30, 2009 at 1:07 PM

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