Pelosi: Things were going great for us until these outside groups started spending money

posted at 3:51 pm on October 25, 2010 by Allahpundit

Uh huh. You can fact-check her on this yourself: Go here and scroll alllllll the way down to see how long ago it was that the generic ballot started to tilt towards Republicans. Even lefty pollsters like PPP were showing a lead for the GOP as far back as August 2009. If you want to throw that poll out because it was taken at the height of anti-ObamaCare townhall fever, no problem: Gallup found the GOP ahead in November 2009 and, as you’ll see, more pollsters started to follow suit shortly thereafter. (Rasmussen, which polls only likely voters, has had Republicans ahead for ages.) Which is to say, the big red wave has been building for a long, long time, first gathering strength during the ObamaCare debacle and then racing towards shore when Recovery Summer turned into Double-Dip-ish Fall. And yet here’s Madam Speaker, fooling exactly no one with the talking point du jour. Serious question: Is this just desperate eleventh-hour excuse-making or … is she actually starting to believe it? Between this and last week’s jawdropper that she’d rather be in the Democrats’ position right now than the GOP’s, she sounds less like a spin doctor coolly doing damage control than someone trying to convince herself.

Before introducing President Barack Obama at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in Minneapolis on Saturday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi bemoaned the massive amount of money that shadowy conservative third-party groups have poured into this year’s election.

“Everything was going great and all of a sudden secret money from God knows where — because they won’t disclose it — is pouring in,” the California Democrat told about 100 donors at the fundraiser, according to a White House pool reporter in attendance.

The fundraiser, held at the 119-year-old Van Dusen Mansion on the National Register of Historic Places, was expected to raise $600,000, Democrats said. Guests dined and VIPs were greeted by Obama in a photo line for the cost of $50,000 per couple.

A Democratic strategist told Politico that conservative outside money could mean the difference between a 35-seat pick-up and a 60-seat pick-up, which nicely anticipates the liberal day-after spin to come. If the GOP nets, say, 70 seats, half of the gain will be blamed on the economy — pardon me, the “Bush-inherited” economy — and another 25 will be blamed on Karl Rove and the dirty, dirty foreigners who are bankrolling Republican PACs. And the other 10 seats? Why, that’ll be blamed on Fox News’s influence, of course. Damned Glenn Beck and his chalkboard.

Only one thing is certain, my friends: In no way will the stimulus or ObamaCare play any role in this election. Unless, of course, GOP gains are less than expected, in which case then they’ll be credited with having saved the Democrats’ majority. Speaking of which, below you’ll find another Pelosi bon mot to savor; click the image to watch and then choose the video clip titled “Pelosi on Voter Discontent.” Actual quote: “We haven’t really gotten the credit for what we have done.”


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Interview? They should get a room and keep this stuff private.

ronsfi on October 25, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Dayum, who handled the Photoshop work on that picture of the princess? Someone from the old Soviet Union perhaps? Photoshopski?

slickwillie2001 on October 25, 2010 at 5:23 PM

Narcissists never ever take responsibility; it’s all the fault of outside groups, i.e. the American people.

We now know where we stand in relation to the democrats; we are outside groups.

Dhuka on October 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Can somebody tell me if money makes that much of a difference to a race how can Meg Whitman possibly be losing?

oddjob1138 on October 25, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Better Question, how can Ex Governor Moonbeam, who did so much damage to California even be in the running.

Dr Evil on October 25, 2010 at 5:41 PM

Ha! Just when you think Madame couldn’t possible be more delusional, she strikes again! It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if after the GOP takes the House majority she locked herself in a closet with her gavel screaming about some right wing conspiracy and blaming the evil Bush.

scalleywag on October 25, 2010 at 5:50 PM

some right wing conspiracy and blaming the evil Bush.

…while she melts into a puddle of goo.

scalleywag on October 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

(D) after her name no longer stands for Democrat.

It stands for Desperate.

UltimateBob on October 25, 2010 at 4:14 PM

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The D stands for Massengill.

docflash on October 25, 2010 at 5:54 PM

Ha! Just when you think Madame couldn’t possible be more delusional, she strikes again!

scalleywag on October 25, 2010 at 5:50 PM

At her age cantilevering those boobs for so long had to eventually cause her to tip forward and hit her head. She is concussed.

Yoop on October 25, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Is she talking about the union thugs as outside groups?

Wade on October 25, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Of course Madam speaker believes what she says,she is insane after all.She shouldn’t have taken the brown acid,PigPen warned her.

DDT on October 25, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Actual quote: “We haven’t really gotten the credit for what we have done.”

You’re about to.

juanito on October 25, 2010 at 6:32 PM

This sounds like an obvious question, so excuse me if someone already asked it. Where exactly would all this “foreign” money be coming from? I thought the whole world hated us until Obama became president, and now everyone loves us? Which foreigners would have a vested interest in defeating Obama’s enlightened agenda defeated? International Jewish bankers? Is this what the Democrats are implying? If not, then who? The Poles and Czechs who Obama lied to and shafted? Angela Merkel? (The secret Jew) Sarkozy?

ardenenoch on October 25, 2010 at 6:45 PM

They’ll have to pry the gavel out of her hands with a jack hammer.

She will not go easy.

Dhuka on October 25, 2010 at 6:56 PM

Please let them believe that to be true. It will only help us in long run.

Hard Right on October 25, 2010 at 7:12 PM

Of course Nancy Pelosi is lying. Liberals are natural-born liars, because the end always justify the means as far as they are concerned.

It’s like a religion to them, and the bigger the lie, the more pleased is their god. And when they can actually persuade people that the Emperor’s new robes are quite glorious, they’re off to the races.

That’s how they’ve stolen our history and taught our children that America should be a source of shame to them. Like being white is a badge of oppression, and being black means you can’t make it in America without Democrats supporting your elbows and shoulders. Picture a really, really old man – yep, that’s about what they think of certain minorities in this country.

Makes me sick, it really does.

disa on October 25, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Great! I hope every country in the world sends money to defeat the demoncrats.

royzer on October 25, 2010 at 8:11 PM

In fact, I as a Canadian (not a proud one) even sent money to Plain. So what does that mean??

royzer on October 25, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Sorry..not Plain, Palin.

royzer on October 25, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Is this just desperate eleventh-hour excuse-making or … is she actually starting to believe it? Between this and last week’s jawdropper that she’d rather be in the Democrats’ position right now than the GOP’s, she sounds less like a spin doctor coolly doing damage control than someone trying to convince herself.

In my 47 years on this earth one thing I have learned is people that are habitual BS artists and liars become so comfortable in their dishonesty and lack of morals that they eventually delude themselves into believing their own lies and BS are true…Pelosi delusional comments are prime example of just what a BS artist and liar she truly is!

Liberty or Death on October 25, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Why yes the Princess and all her court would live on and on and on an on in power and the little people/sheeple/peons/peasants can eat cake!

Just the life I always looked forward to, working so someone else doesn’t have to.

Oh thank you Nan.

belad on October 25, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Obama stroked her. She stroked back.

Actually, Nancy is always on message with the WH. She only goes off message when discussing the Senate, but even that’s on message for the House Majority Leader.

She is a true-blue politician. Never wavers.

AnninCA on October 25, 2010 at 10:01 PM

The Dems are going to have to do some soul-searching, eventually. But now it not the time.

But I’d not expect them to just go back to being the minority party without some real changes.

AnninCA on October 25, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Argggg……Throw her on the battle plank to walk – and be done with it….So tired of her rambling on and wasting carbon footprints.

We have charted a new course, and come Nov 2nd we shall Rendezvous with Destiny!.

hawkman on October 25, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Seems like the botox needle hit the frontal lobe this time…

catmman on October 25, 2010 at 3:58 PM

Yes, if by “the frontal lobe”, you mean “absolutely nothing”.

The Mega Independent on October 25, 2010 at 4:01 PM

That’s what’s called in the oil drilling biz a “Dry Hole”

VelvetElvis on October 26, 2010 at 7:49 AM

It is amazing how delusional the libs have become. The voter fraud and corruption is their only hope of hanging on. In Nevada a voter goes to vote, Harry Reid is already checked on the ballot. In North Carolina, a voter votes a straight GOP ticket and the demonrat straight ticket is recorded. In major cities students old enough to vote are bussed to voting precints on public school buses where they receive ice cream after voting demonrat. The progressives will lie, steal and cheat to transform our country and the people must object to their corruption. Obama is the figurehead of a political movement to overtake our country without firing a shot, (for now).

volsense on October 26, 2010 at 10:21 AM

WOW, the powerful pro-conservative message from blacks…

The Big Blue “D” for Democrat means Devil.

LBJ instituted the new Jim Crow as “The Great Society” to put the blacks into the slum of new slavery from the Republican Party that the blacks abandoned.

Obama says “Run Scared”.

Whenever racism is blamed, the minority gives in to tyranny which is an equal opportunity abuser of human rights.

African-Americans say “Get Off the Plantation”
“Run America. Run Faster. Don’t Give Up, don’t give in. Are you tired yet? Run Harder”

don’t miss the video

maverick muse on October 26, 2010 at 12:58 PM

The D stands for DELUSIONAL

American Elephant on October 26, 2010 at 5:42 PM

There is nothing wrong with wishful thinking. That is, until you try to govern by it, or believe it in spite of all evidence to the contrary.

Just the least of the reasons liberals are unfit to govern.

Freelancer on October 26, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Oh, and funny how tens of thousands of small individual contributions outweighs the typical Democrat efforts like this event.

“Outside money” = Citizens who are fed up and sending checks to the likes of Christine O’Donnell. But the Democrats never get outside money…

In case you didn’t read it, 100 donors paid $50,000 per couple to attend this party. Who exactly are the fat cats?

Freelancer on October 26, 2010 at 9:37 PM

massive amount of money that shadowy conservative third-party groups have poured into this year’s election

So this is what? Foreign money? How many foreigners that are interested in our elections lean right? Didnt they all love The One and hate Bush.

Greed on October 27, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Can somebody tell me if money makes that much of a difference to a race how can Meg Whitman possibly be losing?

oddjob1138

Because making a difference and guaranteeing victory are two different things. How far behind do you think she would be if she hadn’t spent all that money? 25 points, if not more? Spending all that money got her in the ballpark. Unfortunately, that ballpark is California.

xblade on October 27, 2010 at 2:11 PM

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