And today’s Chutzpah Award goes to …

posted at 12:55 pm on May 12, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Democrats have added over a trillion dollars a year in annual federal spending since taking control of Congress in 2007.  They passed an ObamaCare bill that gets more expensive every time the CBO takes another look at it.  They have over $200 billion in new spending on the docket in Congress in the next two weeks.

With that in mind, consider Nancy Pelosi’s advice to Hamid Karzai on credible governance, and try to hold your jaw in place, emphasis mine:

Congress will press Afghan President Hamid Karzai to rein in corruption, believing it is holding his country back, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday.

Karzai is spending a week in Washington for talks to repair a rift with the Obama administration, which infuriated the Afghan leader with its public criticisms of his alleged corruption and vote-rigging. …

Pelosi was visibly moved as she showed bracelets on her wrist, which she said were presented to her by Afghan women who have found livelihoods through US aid programs.

“Women said to us… that they saw security being served by ending corruption,” she said.

“We need accountability, too. We’re subjecting every dollar we spend here to very tough scrutiny,” she said.

Very tough scrutiny, indeed!  Let’s not forget that Nancy Pelosi was the politician who assured us that we needed to pass ObamaCare in order to discover what was in it.   Is that the kind of “tough scrutiny” she has in mind?

Karzai arrived in Washington perhaps believing that the Obama administration wants him to fail after their attacks on his government earlier this year.  He’ll likely leave wondering whether Obama and Pelosi are comedians rather than politicians.  (via JWF)


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Thanks Ed for sharing the laugh of the day from dear nan.
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letget on May 12, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Well it’s not like anyone believes anything people in D.C. say.

Cindy Munford on May 12, 2010 at 12:59 PM

The woman is deranged. I don’t think there is any other explanation.

JusDreamin on May 12, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Bwahahahahaahah!

Too bad it’s not a joke, though.

Bob's Kid on May 12, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Trillion here, trillion there, we all feel better don’t we?

ButterflyDragon on May 12, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Pull the string and the empty headed chatty Nancy doll spews.

Fletch54 on May 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM

holy cow

nan: scrutiny for thee, but not for me
—–
san fran folks, please vote her out!!!

cmsinaz on May 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM

*SIGH*

I’m so tired of Nancy, Reid, and Obama, and all the other liberal putzes in Washington. It’s obvious they’re arrogant, hypocritical, pompous, and clueless.

capejasmine on May 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM

I’d scrutinize that. IYKWIMAITYD!

lorien1973 on May 12, 2010 at 1:01 PM

“We need accountability, too. We’re subjecting every dollar we spend here to very tough scrutiny,” she said.

If you consider calling Americans teabaggers, racists, nazis, violent and such “tough scrutiny” then I might have to agree. However, “tough scrutiny” would lead one to believe that, following scrutiny, there would be some sane spending decisions on a)spending and b)nonspending—and I don’t believe that is happening one bit. So, I’ll second Joe Wilson

YOU LIE!

ted c on May 12, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Pelosi was visibly moved as she showed bracelets on her wrist, which she said were presented to her by Afghan women who have found livelihoods through US aid programs.

Yeah, Overstock.com has this kind of program too without interference from government.

moonsbreath on May 12, 2010 at 1:03 PM

Democrats have added over a trillion dollars a year in annual federal spending since taking control of Congress in 2007. They passed an ObamaCare bill that gets more expensive every time the CBO takes another look at it. They have over $200 billion in new spending on the docket in Congress in the next two weeks.

but their main talking points will be
It’s Bush’s fault
we inherited this mess
yada, yada, yada,

and the MSM will just lap it up as gospel…

*groan*

cmsinaz on May 12, 2010 at 1:03 PM

You’re being a little hard on Madame Speaker.

She promised if we passed the Healthcare Bill we would find out what is in it…… then we could scrutinize it.

Spider79 on May 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Let’s not forget her bar bill while the taxpayers chauffeur her family around! Now that is surely an example of dollars under tough scrutiny. She’s either a bigger phony than O or conveniently stupid. I vote for both.

jeanie on May 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM

moonsbreath on May 12, 2010 at 1:03 PM

+1

cmsinaz on May 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM

“We’re subjecting every dollar we spend here to very tough scrutiny,” she said.

Yes, we as Americans are subjecting our dollars to scrutiny. Then the Democrats led by Nancy and Harry ignore the conclusions, and spend them anyway.

Abby Adams on May 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM

I’d scrutinize that. IYKWIMAITYD!

lorien1973 on May 12, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Dude….you seriously need help.

donkichi on May 12, 2010 at 1:05 PM

I. Hate. Her.

Hate.

WesternActor on May 12, 2010 at 1:05 PM

We’re subjecting every dollar we spend here to very tough scrutiny,” she said.

That statement just boggles the mind.

I believe she actually means that and even worse, she actually wants other people to believe it.

The thickness of Pelosi’s skull must exceed that of the Great Wall in China.

How is it that dullard sociopaths like Pelosi actually have the power to affect our lives?

NoDonkey on May 12, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Blood. Shooting. Out. Of. Eyes.

It’s infuriating that she treats the American public like economically ignorant and gullible morons.

Less than 6 months til election time…voting finger is gettin’ itchy…

ornery_independent on May 12, 2010 at 1:06 PM

Isn’t Pelosi the same person who said we have to pass the healthcare bill so we can see what is in it?

This is what you get from people that can say almost anything and not be held accountable for their words. Thanks lamestream media…

docdave on May 12, 2010 at 1:06 PM

The Botox has gone to her head.

Oh.. Wait!

upinak on May 12, 2010 at 1:07 PM

We are the laughing stock of the world

notagool on May 12, 2010 at 1:08 PM

Pot, meet kettle.

Johan Klaus on May 12, 2010 at 1:08 PM

As the late, great Culy Howard would say,
“Scrut’ny? Certain’y!”
Walks off shaking his head in disgust…

kingsjester on May 12, 2010 at 1:09 PM

ornery_independent on May 12, 2010 at 1:06 PM

The arrogance with which the Democrats treat the American people exceeds that which the French Monarchs treated their people.

And we know what happened then.

Makes you just want to grab this worthless witch by the wig and say to her, “listen you corrupt hag, I’m not one of the brain dead jackasses who voted for you, therefore I’m not a complete idiot. Listen up!”

NoDonkey on May 12, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Blood. Shooting. Out. Of. Eyes.

It’s infuriating that she treats the American public like economically ignorant and gullible morons.

Less than 6 months til election time…voting finger is gettin’ itchy…

ornery_independent on May 12, 2010 at 1:06 PM

+1000 Am boycotting my own kid’s graduation convocation ceremony because a bunch of ultra lib kids at this Ivy League campus decided it was a great idea to invite this hag to speak! Ef You Cornell University!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

huskerdiva on May 12, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Ya, her personal militarily chauffered 747 is money well spent.

/Do I really need a sarc tag here?

ornery_independent on May 12, 2010 at 1:10 PM

I can’t laugh.

I can only snarl, and hope that someone does tell her “give me that damn gavel”.

MadisonConservative on May 12, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Let’s not forget her bar bill while the taxpayers chauffeur her family around! Now that is surely an example of dollars under tough scrutiny. She’s either a bigger phony than O or conveniently stupid. I vote for both.

jeanie on May 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM

100% agree. Also, add the fresh flowers she demands. Wasn’t that a bit of spending that could be stopped, and hasn’t? She also when made speaker, apparently approved of better standards for their cafeteria. Apparently jello wasn’t good enough. They had to have fancier desserts. *sigh*

capejasmine on May 12, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Never thought I would miss Dick Gebhardt, this walking talking a-hole has done it.

Hopefully she’s the last in a long line of insufferably worthless Democrat Speakers.

NoDonkey on May 12, 2010 at 1:13 PM

Hamid should tell Nancy that the corruption in Congress and the White House threatens the security of the entire world, plus whatever drugs she’s on are clearly much stronger than any his country produces.

Christien on May 12, 2010 at 1:14 PM

HA!! Madame Speaker couldn’t find her scrutiny with both hands and a flashlight.

CantCureStupid on May 12, 2010 at 1:15 PM

SIGH*

I’m so tired of Nancy, Reid, and Obama, and all the other liberal putzes in Washington. It’s obvious they’re arrogant, hypocritical, pompous, and clueless.

capejasmine on May 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM

And also very very RICH.

docflash on May 12, 2010 at 1:16 PM

Corruption!
==================
Either its the KOOL_AID talking,
or,Nancy’s botox has blown a circuit!!

canopfor on May 12, 2010 at 1:16 PM

san fran folks, please vote her out!!!

cmsinaz on May 12, 2010 at 1:00 PM

NOT. GONNA. HAPPEN.

Fancy Nancy is probably the most experienced Pol in Congress, more even than Byrd. She grew up in Baltimore at her fathers side since the age 5 watching how machine politics is played. She then wisely picked the SF as the contituency place to entrench herself and her progressive plans. The lady is a moonbat, but by no means an idiot. With her weilding the reins of power over the outcry of the people and her colleagues passing Obamacare(and next Cap Trade)she will probably be rembered by history as the most powerful speaker ever.

She may retire if she has to turn over that giant gavel if the republicans take the leadership over, but other than that she will die in office.

Sad, but the asylum by the bay will never vote her out.

Archimedes on May 12, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Maybe Nancy can take Hamid on a walking tour of Southeast DC and scrutinize the security situation. What a worthless shrew.

Christien on May 12, 2010 at 1:20 PM

Actually, what Pelosi just said is quite true. The mistake everyone is making is believing that scrutinizing the dollars spent is intended to maximize the benefit to the nation.

What Pelosi is saying is, they are being very careful to identify who will benefit from this spending and make sure those who do benefit are friends, family, businesses that are loyal to the democrat party.

Skandia Recluse on May 12, 2010 at 1:23 PM

Warn me next time Ed! I just snorked my coffee when I read that.

Then I thought about it, and how transparently foolish and bloody hypocritical Speaker Pelosi’s comment was, and I got a little sad.

Heralder on May 12, 2010 at 1:27 PM

“We need accountability, too. We’re subjecting every dollar we spend here to very tough scrutiny..”

Pelosi, you are a f**king despiscably hypocritical b**ch of the absolute lowest variety!!!

pilamaye on May 12, 2010 at 1:27 PM

Scutinize your bar bill and the AF jet cost to Copenhagen Madam Bullshiter.

journeyintothewhirlwind on May 12, 2010 at 1:27 PM

She is so not going to want to let go of that gavel after Novembers election reports.

Johnnyreb on May 12, 2010 at 1:28 PM

I’ll second Joe Wilson

YOU LIE!

ted c on May 12, 2010 at 1:02 PM

The most honest, accurate statement of the year, Ted. I would only add the word “constantly” to Joe Wilson’s famous blurt.

GoldenEagle4444 on May 12, 2010 at 1:29 PM

OT, but what is up withy the servers the last couple of days? Doesn’t matter what sites I’m surfing or where I’m connected from, everthing loads at a crawl.

I’ve noticed that it seems to be most acute from sites I know are located in DC. I something going on of which I am not aware?

Anyone got anything on this?

Archimedes on May 12, 2010 at 1:31 PM

WesternActor on May 12, 2010 at 1:05 PM

Clint? Is that you???

PappaMac on May 12, 2010 at 1:33 PM

Our Chinese masters are rolling in the aisles over her idea of “scrutiny”.

ya2daup on May 12, 2010 at 1:34 PM

“HA!! Madame Speaker couldn’t find her scrutiny with both hands and a flashlight.

CantCureStupid on May 12, 2010 at 1:15 PM”

They used to say you’d go blind doing that sort of thing, however, Nan has shown us that you only get more dependant upon the flashlight.
What ? you think she laughs like that for some other reason ?

Sasnak on May 12, 2010 at 1:36 PM

Such hypocrisy and bull sh** from a public employee. STUFF IT NANCY! Your day’s comin’!

Roger Brown on May 12, 2010 at 1:38 PM

Sad, but the asylum by the bay will never vote her out.

Archimedes on May 12, 2010 at 1:18 PM

dang it

:(

cmsinaz on May 12, 2010 at 1:41 PM

How about preventing congress from engaging in insider trading.

DFCtomm on May 12, 2010 at 1:51 PM

scrutiny… ensuring the graft goes to safe democrat districts…

phreshone on May 12, 2010 at 1:57 PM

comedians rather than politicians.

I’m from Minnesota. Been there, done that…

Bruno Strozek on May 12, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Anyone got anything on this?

Archimedes on May 12, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Archimedes:

For the last two days,videos are stopping and starting,
websites are taking forever to load,H/A pages are taking
there sweet time loading,and sometimes,I’m waiting for my
comment,or trying to repost the same comment twice!

Sumpin is going on!!:)

canopfor on May 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM

The 2006 elections were all about change, change we wanted real bad. Now we have changed, 10 times the yearly budget deficit, three times the real unemployment, and monthly terrorist attacks on our own soil.

Those damn republicans!

jukin on May 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM

I just don’t understand how this seemingly moronic woman is Speaker of the House… Is she really an evil genius masquerading as an air head?

CCRWM on May 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM

We’re subjecting every dollar we spend here to very tough scrutiny,” she said.

If Pelosi had been working 24/7 since Obama’s inauguration, between Porkulus and ObamaCare she would have had to scrutinize about $45,000 per second.

Karzai must think she’s a genius for scrutinizing so fast!!!

Steve Z on May 12, 2010 at 2:13 PM

IMHO she gets the Chutzpah Award for asking the Catholic church to push amnesty yet she ignores the church in her quest to kill more babies.

Dingbat63 on May 12, 2010 at 2:21 PM

Has anyone here seen the poor little feller who has to hoist the wheelbarrow behind her…. you know.. the one that holds all the BS and the great big brass cojones that woman has.

Mad Mad Monica on May 12, 2010 at 2:22 PM

I’d scrutinize that. IYKWIMAITYD!

lorien1973 on May 12, 2010 at 1:01 PM

I always wondered what happened to Benny Hill.

Wait a second; no, I didn’t…

karl9000 on May 12, 2010 at 2:31 PM

She is so not going to want to let go of that gavel after Novembers election reports.

Johnnyreb on May 12, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Yeah, someone will have to drop a house on her and then pry it out of her rigor mortised hands.

Del Dolemonte on May 12, 2010 at 2:45 PM

If I said what I want to say, I’d be banned for life. So, read between the:

Line

Line

Line

Line

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on May 12, 2010 at 2:48 PM

The woman is deranged. I don’t think there is any other explanation.

JusDreamin on May 12, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Crazy Aunt Nancy

I’d scrutinize that. IYKWIMAITYD!

lorien1973 on May 12, 2010 at 1:01 PM

You’re incorrigible. Isn’t it illegal to schtupp the mentally ill?

Jaibones on May 12, 2010 at 3:06 PM

I just don’t understand how this seemingly moronic woman is Speaker of the House… Is she really an evil genius masquerading as an air head?

CCRWM on May 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Like I said above, the wicked witch of the west is the consumate player of machine politics and like every narcisstic sociopath has not the remotest problem looking you dead in the eye and lying with a straight face.

Its evil genius.

For reference see; Obama, Barack.

Archimedes on May 12, 2010 at 3:25 PM

OT, but what is up withy the servers the last couple of days? Doesn’t matter what sites I’m surfing or where I’m connected from, everthing loads at a crawl.

I’ve noticed that it seems to be most acute from sites I know are located in DC. I something going on of which I am not aware?

Anyone got anything on this?

Archimedes on May 12, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Sumpin is going on!!:)

canopfor on May 12, 2010 at 2:01 PM

It’s the New and Improved Net Neutralized Intarweb (NINNI), a Public Utility brought to you by your overlords at the FCC.

Through the new Bandwidth User Redistribution Program (BURP), you right-winger nazi terrorist nutjobs have been found guilty of bandwidth hogging, so they are taking some from you and giving it to those who are bandwidth-challenged…you know, to level the playing field…”for the people!”.

So next time you see this happening, you’ll know it’s a NINNI BURP!

All your base are belong to us.

ornery_independent on May 12, 2010 at 3:32 PM

One question. Is it possible to overdose and die from Botox? One can only hope.

adamsmith on May 12, 2010 at 3:37 PM

IMHO she gets the Chutzpah Award for asking the Catholic church to push amnesty yet she ignores the church in her quest to kill more babies.

Dingbat63 on May 12, 2010

The Catholic church is a convenient and all-too-willing prop for her. The same way that all Christianity is a prop for the jug-eared turd. They pull it out and hold it high when it suits them and ignore it when it doesn’t.

SKYFOX on May 12, 2010 at 3:56 PM

“We need accountability, too. We’re subjecting every dollar we spend here to very tough scrutiny,” she said.

Let’s start with Chicago…

San Fran Nan: the gift that keeps on giving…

Khun Joe on May 12, 2010 at 8:36 PM

She lives in a world of her own. It is a sign of how screwed up CA is that she keeps getting elected.

pgrossjr on May 12, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Scrutinizing?

Is that fancy governmentspeak for screwing up?

profitsbeard on May 13, 2010 at 1:49 AM

The Nanny in Chief is at it again. Using her opportunity, to claim that today’s politician in D.C. should be the example for Afghanistan, is so hypocritical as to provide another example of why she is unworthy of her office.

Win in 10 and swell in 12.

MSGTAS on May 13, 2010 at 9:34 AM