Video: The last lame-duckling

posted at 1:00 pm on November 6, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

What should Nancy Pelosi’s last lame-duck session do in its final weeks? Since dozens of its members will have to look for work in the private sector, perhaps they should focus on pro-growth policies and curtailing the regulatory encroachment they themselves imposed. That’s the message from Heritage for America in their latest video, starring our friend Clint Howard as a lame-duck Congressman looking for some answers.  But when he says, “Shut up, Johnson,” he really means you and me:

Let’s hope that the series continues in 2011 with Howard in his familiar role.  I demand a recount!

On Tuesday, I’ll be part of a panel at Heritage on the midterm elections and the future of the Tea Party at 11 am ET that will include Byron York, Billie Tucker, and Michael Franc. If  you are in Washingon, why not arrange to attend?


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I think a very ticked-off Nancy Pelosi is going to give us a LOT of COW BELL in her final days as speaker! :D

HondaV65 on November 6, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Will it be on C-Span Mr. Morrissey or can you link it here later. I would love to see that

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Focus group….

“What they tryin’ to do?

“Focus.”

“Bofus?”

warbaby on November 6, 2010 at 1:09 PM

All we need is someone to play San Fran Nan!

Cookies Mom on November 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM

PALOMINO!!!!

csdeven on November 6, 2010 at 1:21 PM

All we need is someone to play San Fran Nan!

Cookies Mom on November 6, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Helen Thomas is looking for work…….. And Olby! A wig, sloppily applied lip stick, crazy eye twitch, it could work!

ThePrez on November 6, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Is there a Hitler parody of the election yet?

ladyingray on November 6, 2010 at 1:27 PM

I like Judy Garland too. A postage stamp works for me. If they only do stuff like that I’ll be happy enough.

petunia on November 6, 2010 at 1:28 PM

I think those talking about the future of the tea party needs to consult the people. My take is the tea party, which is now infiltrating our local city council, will clearly be determined by the tea party people.

Once they have been taught what to do, they can’t be untaught.

tarpon on November 6, 2010 at 1:30 PM

ladyingray,

Here you go: Downfall Parody, 2010 Election

Christien on November 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Christien on November 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Oh, thankyouthankyouthankYOU!

:D

ladyingray on November 6, 2010 at 1:32 PM

How about government-supplied tea for our tea party? We must be spending a fortune on tea, tea sets, scones (everyone needs a nosh)…isn’t that what the tea party is all about?

stonemeister on November 6, 2010 at 1:35 PM

That fruity French music is perfect for a guy who was just defeated.

AaronGuzman on November 6, 2010 at 1:37 PM

ladyingray there’s more than one,here’s another:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlnd4zW1NCU

Jeff on November 6, 2010 at 1:40 PM

Christien on November 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Obama failed lunch. Priceless. Thanks for that.

txmomof6 on November 6, 2010 at 1:46 PM

Understanding Nancy_speak
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Nancy – “We are on track to hold the House”
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Translation – We are going down in flames.
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Nancy – ” I have no regrets”
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Translation – I really made a mess of it this time.
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Whatever she says, she is thinking the opposite.

esblowfeld on November 6, 2010 at 1:47 PM

More like a dead duck session in reality. Too many Dem senators up in 2 years to get too bold, no matter what the house does.

cartooner on November 6, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Liberal rule #1: liberals always generate the exact opposite of their stated intent.

Quinn and Rose

dthorny on November 6, 2010 at 1:50 PM

I knew I liked the cut of that Balok’s jib!

Noocyte on November 6, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Yeah. Like these guys would last two seconds in the private sector.

The more obstructive bills they can pass between now and January, and the more convoluted and unintelligible they make them, the more money they’ll get when they came back as lobbyists.

logis on November 6, 2010 at 1:54 PM

On her last day as Speaker, we should have a rally to “Melt the Witch”… The theme song could be Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.
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Staying on the theme… Palin is Dorthy… I figure the others lion, scarecrow, and tin man are Beck, Hannity, and Levin.

RalphyBoy on November 6, 2010 at 1:55 PM

More like a dead duck session in reality. Too many Dem senators up in 2 years to get too bold, no matter what the house does.

cartooner on November 6, 2010 at 1:48 PM

Manchin and Kirk get immediate votes, Manchin won’t go for Cap and Tax and Kirk won’t go for tax hikes. Neither will go for amnesty.

txmomof6 on November 6, 2010 at 1:56 PM

…at least one more of these vignettes, please!

…one with Congressman Clint in an unemployment line, being assured that he can sit on his butt for a year and half, in time to crank up his reelection campaign….

…and a Judy Garland commerative stamp is long overdue….

…er…did I type that out loud?

Puritan1648 on November 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM

Jeff on November 6, 2010 at 1:40 PM

thankyouthankyouthankYOUTOO!!! :D

ladyingray on November 6, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Manchin and Kirk get immediate votes, Manchin won’t go for Cap and Tax and Kirk won’t go for tax hikes. Neither will go for amnesty.

txmomof6 on November 6, 2010 at 1:56 PM

What makes you say that Manchin won’t go for cap and tax. Yeah, I know he said he was against it during the campaign. That was the campaign. He got elected. He’s a democrat. Democrats lie. Democrats say whatever it takes to get elected then go and do what Democrats do — expand government.

AZfederalist on November 6, 2010 at 2:03 PM

AZfederalist on November 6, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Because he is up in two years and he is from West Virginia coal country. Unless he wants to only be in office for 2 years and become a lobbyist. Then all bets are off. My guess he will want to continue to be a politician for a few years.

txmomof6 on November 6, 2010 at 2:07 PM

O/T but hilarious, Col. West will join the CBC whether they like it or not according to The Hill.

txmomof6 on November 6, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Will it be on C-Span Mr. Morrissey or can you link it here later. I would love to see that

Cindy Munford on November 6, 2010 at 1:04 PM

I don’t know if it will be on C-Span, but according to the Heritage web page you will be able to watch it online.

http://www.heritage.org/Events/2010/11/Tea-Party

Brass on November 6, 2010 at 2:14 PM

txmomof6 on November 6, 2010 at 2:07 PM

You have a point there.

AZfederalist on November 6, 2010 at 2:18 PM

sniff, sniff,…

Do I smell scorched earth?

Kini on November 6, 2010 at 2:20 PM

It must be weird at Thanksgiving dinner with the Howard brothers.

Talk about awk.ward.

tru2tx on November 6, 2010 at 2:21 PM

O/T but hilarious, Col. West will join the CBC whether they like it or not according to The Hill.

txmomof6 on November 6, 2010 at 2:09 PM

Here is a video clip of Congressman-elect Allen West talking about that and a whole bunch of other stuff. Including the story how his opponent phoned him to congratulate him and his family on winning, but Congressman-elect West told him to get stuffed and hung up the phone. The reason – because he opponent released some private information about him and his family. No PC crap from Congressman-elect West.

Video at Breitbart TV

http://www.breitbart.tv/allen-west-ill-join-congressional-black-caucus/

Brass on November 6, 2010 at 2:22 PM

Someone said there are about 175 Downfall parodies. I would not know for sure but I have seen quite a few of them. I can now add two more enjoyable ones to my watching list.

On a side note, I’ve watched the movie Downfall online and it is a pretty good movie.

Brass on November 6, 2010 at 2:26 PM

AZfederalist on November 6, 2010 at 2:03 PM

He has to run again in 2 years.

ladyingray on November 6, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Thanksgiving is going to be awkward at the Howard home this year!

RedNewEnglander on November 6, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Staying on the theme… Palin is Dorthy… I figure the others lion, scarecrow, and tin man are Beck, Hannity, and Levin.

RalphyBoy on November 6, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Then Rush is L. Frank Baum

Caststeel on November 6, 2010 at 2:36 PM

ladyingray on November 6, 2010 at 1:32 PM

What she said. Twice.

oldleprechaun on November 6, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Yeah Ed,The tea party didn’t need no stinkin’ elites telling or even suggesting to them what to do in the past. They don’t need it for the future.

With all due respect, please BUTT OUT!!! That goes for the HF too.

FOWG1 on November 6, 2010 at 3:48 PM

Christien on November 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Ok, that was simply hilarious.

Midas on November 6, 2010 at 3:51 PM

No doubt Clint slammed a few tranyas on Tuesday night.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on November 6, 2010 at 4:09 PM

Focus group….

“What they tryin’ to do?

“Focus.”

“Bofus?”

warbaby on November 6, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Oh, god, I haven’t heard that joke in at least a decade. Good one.

Jarhead68 on November 6, 2010 at 4:14 PM

On her last day as Speaker, we should have a rally to “Melt the Witch”… The theme song could be Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.
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Staying on the theme… Palin is Dorthy… I figure the others lion, scarecrow, and tin man are Beck, Hannity, and Levin.

RalphyBoy on November 6, 2010 at 1:55 PM

(In Ace Ventura voice) LLLLLLLLLlike a GLOVE !!

cableguy615 on November 6, 2010 at 4:55 PM

“Focus.”

“Bofus?”

warbaby on November 6, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Oh, god, I haven’t heard that joke in at least a decade. Good one.

Jarhead68 on November 6, 2010 at 4:14 PM

I haven’t heard it since the late 60s but I still cracked up when I read it. Most of my humor is adolescent.

TugboatPhil on November 6, 2010 at 6:18 PM

The comments about the video will not be complete without a discussion about the hottie at 0:38 … she is fine!

MisterPundit on November 6, 2010 at 8:13 PM

ladyingray,

Here you go: Downfall Parody, 2010 Election

Christien on November 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM

Now thats comedy. “Even MSNBC doesn’t believe it”….brilliant.

BobMbx on November 7, 2010 at 11:33 AM