Pelosi fundraising e-mail: I guarantee that we’ll hold the House

posted at 8:35 pm on July 15, 2010 by Allahpundit

I can’t believe that, four full days after Gibbs’s innocuous, semi-retracted, painfully self-evident comment on Meet the Press about the House being up for grabs, she and the rest of the caucus are still screeching about it. Nothing wrong with getting angry when a spokesman says something that blows up in your face — we’ve all been there, Nancy — but we’re now well past the point of righteous upset. It makes no sense for them to harp on this since even dopey guarantees like Pelosi’s indirectly remind people that the issue is now in doubt — unless they’re trying to set Gibbs up as some sort of partial scapegoat for the beating they’re going to take. “If only our press secretary hadn’t handed the GOP that devastating soundbite that we then spent a week talking about…”

In a new fundraising email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Pelosi guarantees in no uncertain terms that Democrats will retain control of the House of Representatives.

“Here is what will happen in November. Democrats will keep control of the House. Period.”

Pelosi adds that she’s got a secret weapon up her sleeve to ensure triumph … you!

Quoth Chuck Todd: “When the going gets tough, Democrats, well, they freak out.” I’ll leave you with this comedy classic clip — which, according to Major Garrett, is actually being circulated tonight by the RNC as a response to the DNC’s memo on the midterms. Sweet.


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Good to know the RNC has a sense of humor and some knowledge of the “classics”.

Cindy Munford on July 15, 2010 at 8:37 PM

The reason she’s saying that is for the fund raising.. people want to pick the winner and the winners are getting picked now…

ninjapirate on July 15, 2010 at 8:37 PM

Is she boasting or is Mike Steele up to the job ?

William Amos on July 15, 2010 at 8:38 PM

HOLD THIS!

400lb Gorilla on July 15, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Pelosi adds that she’s got a secret weapon up her sleeve to ensure triumph … you!

I will not be the one to look for it, Period!!

Electrongod on July 15, 2010 at 8:40 PM

“… but we’re now well past the point of righteous upset. It makes no sense for them to harp on this since even dopey guarantees like Pelosi’s indirectly remind people that the issue is now in doubt — unless they’re trying to set Gibbs up as some sort of partial scapegoat for the beating they’re going to take.”

I think the righteous upset has more to do with the concern that Dem campaign contributors might get the idea that they will be flushing their money down the toilet this year.

Dusty on July 15, 2010 at 8:40 PM

The reason she’s saying that is for the fund raising

Yes, I know why she’s saying it. It’s still insane overkill.

Allahpundit on July 15, 2010 at 8:40 PM

If they lose, will she refund the cash?

zmdavid on July 15, 2010 at 8:40 PM

The secret weapon is so secret that the “you” don’t even know that it is them…

right2bright on July 15, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Mentally deranged. There’s no way liberalism cannot be a mental disorder.

Come November, the GOP will be “dropping some friends off at the lake.”

BruthaMan on July 15, 2010 at 8:41 PM

I think the righteous upset has more to do with the concern that Dem campaign contributors might get the idea that they will be flushing their money down the toilet this year.

Then that makes her e-mail even stupider. If holding the House is assured, why bother to donate? You’d want to donate if the issue is in doubt, no?

Allahpundit on July 15, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Money back guarantee, Nancy?

Wethal on July 15, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Almost as good a guarantee as “We’ll run the most open and honest congress evah”. (Pardon the paraphrase)
Is this another clearing the swamp moment?

paratisi on July 15, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Boy, it is going to be fun watching John Boehner take that GIGANTIC gavel away from Queen Nancy!
I’m buying more popcorn, wings and margarita makings for NOvember!

Jenfidel on July 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM

I wish she would go back home to North Vietnam?

Electrongod on July 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, Robert Gibbs, speaker for the president, Major Garrett, speaker for Fox, Michael Steele, speaker for the RNC… KEVIN BACON! I did it!

BKeyser on July 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Tis but a flesh wound

faraway on July 15, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Then that makes her e-mail even stupider. If holding the House is assured, why bother to donate? You’d want to donate if the issue is in doubt, no?

Allahpundit on July 15, 2010 at 8:41 PM

To buy influence.

zmdavid on July 15, 2010 at 8:46 PM

Sure does a lot to settle doubts.

tarpon on July 15, 2010 at 8:50 PM

I’d love to have been a fly on the wall in that bat’s belfry during this particular flap, because she’s never one to overreact.

tru2tx on July 15, 2010 at 8:51 PM

But every one she knows in Frisco is voting Dem in Nov.

DC too.

artist on July 15, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Well now that Nancy says they are going to win, I am going to get my check book right know.

And the Stimulus will save jobs.
And ObamaCare will save money and not change your coverage.
And we will find out what is in the Bill, as soon as it passes.

And my check is in the mail. Trust me.

barnone on July 15, 2010 at 8:51 PM

John Boehner won’t be allowed to hold the giant gavel, the giant gavel is for Democrats only…and cracking walnuts.

KZnextzone on July 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM

This’ll just make the obliteration in November all the sweeter.

Somebody warm up Hump-Bot and replace the music with a continuous loop of Botox Nancy’s statement over and over again.

SuperCool on July 15, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Then that makes her e-mail even stupider. If holding the House is assured, why bother to donate? You’d want to donate if the issue is in doubt, no?

[Allahpundit on July 15, 2010 at 8:41 PM]

No, not really. She said her secret weapon is “you”. She can’t wield it if they don’t come through.

The reason she’s so upset is that if the rank and file get the impression the pols are resigned to losing, what reason do they have to dole out hard earned cash to try?

What would you do if the NY Giant’s all said we’re going to lose the next game. You gonna go to the game?

Look I’m not disagreeing that it’s stupid, but how much money would McCain have raised and how much worse would his defeat have been if his people (or more accurately, say, the RNC) went around in August admitting he was going to get is a$$ handed to him in November.

Dusty on July 15, 2010 at 8:55 PM

You have to hand it to them, they don’t hide their contempt for their followers anymore. Dems just treat them like trash because, you know, where are they gonna go?

But wouldn’t you feel slimy and degraded if you were a lib getting this e-mail? Wouldn’t you be asking “how stupid do you think I am?”

jeff_from_mpls on July 15, 2010 at 8:55 PM

So if the GOP Takes the house in 2010, will they bring up a bunch of kids (Who are now in debt for like 500,000 each) to celebrate?

lorien1973 on July 15, 2010 at 8:55 PM

It’s almost as if Pelosi is guaranteeing the Dems will keep control of the House….even if they lose.

SlaveDog on July 15, 2010 at 8:56 PM

Nancy’s just pissed she will have to give up the plane we’re all paying for.

txag92 on July 15, 2010 at 8:58 PM

barnone on July 15, 2010 at 8:51 PM

And unemployment benefits are great stimulus for the economy,

And if you are an artist you don’t have to work a real job because you’ll have free health care.

The list is endless, really.

tru2tx on July 15, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Just saw the end of Animal House the other night (for about the thousandth time). Chip Diller has managed to survive and will probably win a GOP seat this year.

JammieWearingFool on July 15, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Don’t underestimate the GOPs ability to mess everything up.

El_Terrible on July 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM

Yes, I know why she’s saying it. It’s still insane overkill.

Allahpundit on July 15, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Actually AP , your “stupid” caption really is more accurate than overkill. She still doesn’t get that a big beef with this Congress is that they’re seriously out of touch. Now she spews out something that even the dead knows is not probable. More out of touch. Stupid.

Patrick S on July 15, 2010 at 9:01 PM

John Boehner won’t be allowed to hold the giant gavel, the giant gavel is for Democrats only…and cracking walnuts.

KZnextzone on July 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM

You know what would be cathartic?

The house and senate pass a veto-proof repeal of health care takeover, followed by a Tea Party gathering on the capitol mall wherein that giant gavel is shoved up the artificial puppet ass of a big freaky looking Nancy-in-effigy.

jeff_from_mpls on July 15, 2010 at 9:01 PM

Let’s never quote Chuck “The Gerbil” Todd ever again, m’kay?

Aquateen Hungerforce on July 15, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Nanz Pee-Lo-Si

The San Fransisco Treat

GnuBreed on July 15, 2010 at 9:05 PM

Pelosi adds that she’s got a secret weapon up her sleeve to ensure triumph … you! SEIU!

I think that’s closer to the truth.

BitterClinger on July 15, 2010 at 9:06 PM

What the House Democrat caucus will look like after the guarantee.

Tennman on July 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Nothing wrong with getting angry when a spokesman says something that blows up in your face — we’ve all been there, Nancy — but we’re now well past the point of righteous upset

I thought AP was referring to a Townhall spokesperson mistakenly talking about giving AP his walking papers a few months back….. my bad!

ted c on July 15, 2010 at 9:08 PM

I’ll leave you with this comedy classic clip — which, according to Major Garrett, is actually being circulated tonight by the RNC as a response to the DNC’s memo on the midterms. Sweet.

Hoooohhhehehhehe! ROFLMAOff!@

ted c on July 15, 2010 at 9:10 PM

Maybe the fix is in. Prisoners, the dead, illegals … never underestimate the Corruptocrats.

redridinghood on July 15, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Nancy lives in her own little world. Maybe if she keep up the stupid sound bites, her own liberals will toss her overboard. (One can only HOPE for the CHANGE).

GarandFan on July 15, 2010 at 9:12 PM

Dear Nancy,

You can’t handle this secret weapon… don’t even think about it.

ajacksonian on July 15, 2010 at 9:18 PM

Yup, they’ll hold the house no matter how many dead people, prisoners, and illegals they need get to vote… :P

Tuari on July 15, 2010 at 9:19 PM

There’s a lot of flyover country between SF and DC that Nancy ignores. Wonder if she ever looks out the window on those long flights?

fogw on July 15, 2010 at 9:19 PM

“Here is what will happen in November. Democrats will keep control of the House. Period.”

She forgot to say “Forever!”…

“Mr President, the early voter results are coming in, and it doesn’t look good.”

“(Whilst practice putting in the Oval Office) Oh, really? Well… Time for “Operation ‘Pay Back’!”

“‘Operation Pay Back’ Mr. President?”

“Yeah… Declare Martial Law, turn off the Internet, suspend the election results due to “voter fraud”, devalue the currency, tell Mexico we are opening the Southern Border and they can start their offensive (that should keep the Southwest busy for a while), fire up AF-1, and get my golf clubs!”

“Sir! This could cost millions of lives!!!”

“True dat! ‘Pay Back’ is a bit%h, ain’t it?”

Seven Percent Solution on July 15, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Well, my first post for the morning of Nov. 3 is already written, complete with bookmarked link to the WaPo.

Thanks, Nancy!

Bruno Strozek on July 15, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Then that makes her e-mail even stupider. If holding the House is assured, why bother to donate? You’d want to donate if the issue is in doubt, no?

Allahpundit on July 15, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Things that make some of us go “hmmmmm…”

But, as to the rest — anyone who has funded or might still fund Pelosi’s and other Democrats’ campaigns — that logic is not noticed (not even close to being noticed).

Note that nothing Pelosi says is based on logic, nor anything she does is.

Lourdes on July 15, 2010 at 9:26 PM

What the House Democrat caucus will look like after the guarantee.

Tennman on July 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM

Verrry funny!

Lourdes on July 15, 2010 at 9:29 PM

If they lose, will she refund the cash?

Did Crist? Um, no. So why would Pelosi?

chai on July 15, 2010 at 9:32 PM

We have to vote for them so that we can see why they’ll do to us. Nancy said so.

obladioblada on July 15, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Maybe she is just having an allergic reaction to the botox.

tinkerthinker on July 15, 2010 at 9:34 PM

There is no way the Dems hold the House. There is little chance the GOP takes the Senate. That’s the bottom line.

Jimbo3 on July 15, 2010 at 9:34 PM

And what will this brainless cu*t have to say on November 3rd, when she has gotten the botox slapped out of her? Should be great fun laughing at her.

Jaibones on July 15, 2010 at 9:41 PM

If they lose, will she refund the cash?

zmdavid on July 15, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Hey, that’s my idea of a guarantee.

JohnGalt23 on July 15, 2010 at 9:43 PM

being circulated tonight by the RNC as a response to the DNC’s memo on the midterms. Sweet.

That’s hilarious. And yea, what do you need money for if it’s all in the bag?

scalleywag on July 15, 2010 at 9:45 PM

I think she’s right.

Reasons:

1. Americans are brain dead morons who will vote Dems.
2. MSM will be on a 4 month, non-stop effort to downplay the economy. Witness the news of 3.5M jobs creayed by porkulus, reported as straight fact today
3. Dead people still vote for Dems by a margin of 219% to 0%
4. ACORN is still registering voters.
5. Republicans will find a way to blow it.

angryed on July 15, 2010 at 9:53 PM

, the giant gavel is for Democrats only…and cracking walnuts.

KZnextzone on July 15, 2010 at 8:54 PM

I understand that, since the Gibbs interview on Sunday, Pelosi was cracking some nuts in the WH to extort some further support, monetarily and otherwise.

onlineanalyst on July 15, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Has Nancy already got the ballot boxes stuffed? Or has no one told her that ACORN is currently inoperative?

GarandFan on July 15, 2010 at 10:00 PM

What the House Democrat caucus will look like after the guarantee.

Tennman on July 15, 2010 at 9:07 PM

that’s pretty damn funny

ted c on July 15, 2010 at 10:01 PM

Maybe she is just having an allergic reaction to the botox.

tinkerthinker on July 15, 2010 at 9:34 PM

More likely the botox is rejecting her.

Oldnuke on July 15, 2010 at 10:07 PM

I want to see the look on worthless, corrupt and incompetent idiot Pelosi’s face when she gets her geriatric hippie ass kicked across the country this November.

Oh wait, her face long ago lost its ability to change.

NoDonkey on July 15, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Jimbo3 on July 15, 2010 at 9:34 PM

I need to apologize to you. I was being a butt to you when I thought you were someone else.

Tennman on July 15, 2010 at 10:15 PM

Pelosi adds that she’s got a secret weapon up her sleeve to ensure triumph … you!

I’m planning a flaking out on her at a critical moment.

It’s the least I can do for my country.

trigon on July 15, 2010 at 10:21 PM

I remember Terry McAuliffe on with Sean Hannity before the midterms when the Republicans took control and after the Republicans took control. The most honest believable thing he ever said in his life: “Well, what did you expect me to have said?” We understand, Nancy.

Marcus on July 15, 2010 at 10:28 PM

Annoying as she and this letter are, I have to say that the DNC tactic that is most damaging to this country is the attempt to gin racism into a divisive issue all over again. Not only that, the DNC is hiding behind it’s internal black organizing units so that it looks like some kind of black grass roots thing. “Oh, I remember now. We are oppressed by whites. Sorry that I temporarily forgot we’re supposed to hate each other.” What kind of people run that Party? A pretty sick lot if you ask me.

jeanie on July 15, 2010 at 10:31 PM

Hey, Nancy, here is a video to whip your constituents into a voting frenzy. I guarantee that they would love the reminders.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYfGCMORVoY

onlineanalyst on July 15, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Jimbo3 on July 15, 2010 at 9:34 PM
I need to apologize to you. I was being a butt to you when I thought you were someone else.

Tennman on July 15, 2010 at 10:15 PM

No worries. I don’t know what you’re apologizing for, but I accept it. Most people on HA treat me like I’m a butt, so you were in good company.

Jimbo3 on July 15, 2010 at 10:41 PM

lets just hope there are no more Mark Foleys being kept under wraps by Dems.

Dennis D on July 15, 2010 at 11:07 PM

“Here is what will happen in November. Democrats will keep control of the House. Period.”

I’m confused. Is that the North Vietnamese House or the South Vietnamese House?

munchnstuf on July 15, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Nancy has a trick up her sleeve. Baton wielding Black Panthers tp intimidate voters.

Dennis D on July 15, 2010 at 11:08 PM

Nancy is well aware that America is now a communist country and in communist ountries the communists always win the elections. Democrats losing control of the House is as likely as Hugo Chavez losing an election in Venezuela. The fix is definitely in.

lonesomecharlie on July 16, 2010 at 12:07 AM

won’t be the first lie botox Nan has told.

katablog.com on July 16, 2010 at 12:18 AM

“Here is what will happen in November. Democrats will keep control of the House. Period.”

Did she mention anything about John Kerry growing a beard or something like “Hairy Kerry” … or was that “seppuku” ?

J_Crater on July 16, 2010 at 12:22 AM

Stuart Smalley won…with the help of criminals.
Mebbe Pelosi has some plans that we are unaware of that will “guarantee” a victory.

I wouldn’t be surprised.

Army Brat on July 16, 2010 at 1:40 AM

Pelosi adds that she’s got a secret weapon up her sleeve to ensure triumph … you!

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Well, will somebody LET ME OUTTA HERE?!?! I’m about to smother in the wattle . . .

Adjoran on July 16, 2010 at 2:26 AM

She is in denial, or the last stage of insanity. Hard to tell with her. No more dreams of being just two heart beats away from being president. No more big office with a suite of offices for her large staff. She will have to make do with a secretary or two and a few aides, in a much smaller representatives office. The worse part is she will no longer have a reason to have the free airforce jet to take her home on weekends. She is going to have to fly with the untouchable little people. She probably is looking at the small floor desk that the democrat representatives use in the house chamber and abhoring the thought of sitting down there on the floor with the unkept representatives. Her first bill will be to add wieghts to the democratic side of the house so that the floor will not tilt in the direction of the republican side.

Franklyn on July 16, 2010 at 3:43 AM

Pelosi adds that she’s got a secret weapon up her sleeve to ensure triumph

Look for Puerto Rico Statehood which gives them 8 more seats in the House to be her October Surprise.

CommentGuy on July 16, 2010 at 4:40 AM

Actually she doesn’t even have to make it an October Surprise she only has to countlosses in November.

As long as the Repubs win less than 47 seats this time around the Puerto Rico option will be workable even in the lame duck session.

If we win back the House by two or three as a margin she can cancel that with the Puerto Rico gambit.

Plus it will give them two more votes in the Senate and they can quit pandering to the Maine Twins for what they want.

CommentGuy on July 16, 2010 at 4:52 AM

Maybe it’s just me, but that big gavel looks like a cheap prop, kind of like those big wooden forks and spoons people used to put on their kitchen walls as decorations. Nevertheless, I’d love to see it pried from her mitts . . .

tpitman on July 16, 2010 at 5:19 AM

Pelosi adds that she’s got a secret weapon up her sleeve to ensure triumph … you!

If this is not final, undeniable, definitive smoking-gun proof that Pelosi thinks Americans are complete idiots, I don’t know what is!

pilamaye on July 16, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Like Clinton intimated at the Byrd funeral, “he only did it to get elected.” Lying to get elected makes it alright. The problem with Peloser is that she lies everytime she opens her mouth. I’m sure libs can rationalize that as being perfectly alright too.

volsense on July 16, 2010 at 8:53 AM

And I also guarantee this is my original face!!

50sGuy on July 16, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Liberals are a mass of emotions and this is bothering Pelosi at a level it isn’t for I think personal reasons. I will bet dollars to donuts that Queen Nancy in getting her votes for HealthCare made “guareentees” that people would not lose their seats for their votes. I think when Gibbs admitted that Pelosi’s promises are not coming to fruition has caused an internal meltdown in Nancy and she is in a serious state of denial that her agenda and “put anything we like in billas and then strongarm the votes” method is costing them the house. The same can be said from other Dem house leaders who were instructed to reassure the Blue-dogs their seats would be kept.

Conan on July 16, 2010 at 9:56 AM

Nancy Pelosi understands she’s the Republicans top fund raising “Tool” right?

Elect Republicans to the House, and GET RID OF NANCY PELOSI…..that’s good enough for a lot of Independents, Republicans, and PUMAS to get out and vote in November right there.

Grandma, lost contact with Reality along long time ago. Nan needs to be Retired from the Speaker position, and she can go back to her hobby of “Bottle Collecting”

Dr Evil on July 16, 2010 at 10:06 AM

Also, there is no presence of American infidels in Baghdad. We will drive them out of Iraq. They are not in Baghdad ever. [Tanks rolling behind].

She lies to us, she lies all the time.

Bahgdad Boob.

DailyDanet on July 16, 2010 at 10:08 AM

Pelosi adds that she’s got a secret weapon up her sleeve to ensure triumph

Yeah, baton wielding Black Panthers.

labrat on July 16, 2010 at 10:23 AM

Look for Puerto Rico Statehood which gives them 8 more seats in the House to be her October Surprise.

CommentGuy on July 16, 2010 at 4:40 AM

That’s right. The “57 states” comment during the campaign was no accident.

labrat on July 16, 2010 at 10:26 AM

Halloween costume ideas–let’s see. The Mister can be John Boehner. I can be Nancy with the big gavel, a ridiculous suit, and duct tape behind my ears to pull my face up and back. We can tug on the inflatable, giant gavel all night long.

Sounds like a plan!

Grace_is_sufficient on July 16, 2010 at 12:31 PM

Her guarantee worries me. Perhaps she’ll pull an Al Franken, and even the likes of Charles Manson, and Maddoff will be voting.

capejasmine on July 16, 2010 at 12:41 PM

This is clearly a prohpetic utterance!

Of course, the test of a prophet is whether they are always 100% accurate, if not, they are a false prophet. There are consequences for false prophets, unfortunately, given her district, she won’t have to face those consequences until she shuffles off this mortal world, but THEN she is going to have a lot of “‘splainin” to do.

Fatal on July 16, 2010 at 1:20 PM