Pelosi: Hey, we were all about deficit reduction!

posted at 10:26 am on January 5, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

When a leader leaves an organization, or at least leadership of it, one expects a rather rosy take on the leader’s stewardship of it. But come on:


Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us. It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go.

Fox makes sure everyone understands the context:

When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04. The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi’s Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 – a roughly $5.2 trillion increase in just four years. Furthermore, the year over year federal deficit has roughly quadrupled during Pelosi’s four years as speaker, from $342 billion in fiscal year 2007 to an estimated $1.6 trillion at the end of fiscal year 2010.

And that doesn’t actually tell the whole story, either. The last budget passed by a Republican Congress spent a total of $2.77 trillion, with a deficit just under $200 billion. Democrats took that in FY2010 — their last actual full-year budget — to over $3.8 trillion, an increase of 38% in just three budget cycles. And when the Democrats finally got around to passing pay-go in their fourth and final year in control of the House, they ended up waiving it in almost every instance afterward.

Pelsoi is ending her tenure on the same sad and dishonest way it began.


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Just another Washington blatant liar. But at least she is relatively gone……

ultracon on January 5, 2011 at 10:30 AM

I don’t know how the democrats recover if they have a leader sanction this kind of blatant insanity and lying.

I fear for the country because the democrats are not even phased any more with reality. They have an agenda and all statements will try and paint a reality that fits that agenda no matter what. Their insane followers are so committed to the agenda including the press that they either repeat it or in this case it is so bad they bury it.

Conan on January 5, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Nancy also fantasized — albeit in not nearly as outlandish a fashion — that she just received her ninth NFL Pro Bowl selection at backside offensive tackle and wanted to thanks the players, writers and fans for all of their support over the years.

jon1979 on January 5, 2011 at 10:33 AM

Delusional.

Scoreboard44 on January 5, 2011 at 10:33 AM

$54,000 added to the national debt every second.

In a sane world, Pelosi would be scratching her name into the wall of a dank supermax prison cell.

Bishop on January 5, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Yeah, and Hamas just wants peace with Israel. And all this cold weather is proof of global warming. Like Al Gore said “Everything that should be up is down, and everything that should be down is up.” We live in Bizarro World.

Tony737 on January 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Can this woman not be elected minority leader?

canditaylor68 on January 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Deficit reduction has been a high priority for us. It is our mantra, pay-as-you-go.

Word up. “My favorite word is The Word.”

Is this vile creature ever capable of speaking a word of truth? I think not.

UltimateBob on January 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM

I’d say this was astonishing except for the fact that she lies so effortlessly anymore, it’s like blinking.

scalleywag on January 5, 2011 at 10:36 AM

It’s almost like they lie so much, they can’t help it anymore. I hope they keep it up. Americans are not as gullible as Pelosi seems to believe.

Mord on January 5, 2011 at 10:36 AM

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.

Yeah, that’s the ticket…

juanito on January 5, 2011 at 10:37 AM

There will come a point….

When she will speak…and without warning, she just BLOWS UP, like in spontaneous combustion.

Someone, Something, God maybe, some alien…just says…”OKAY…THAT’S IT…ENOUGH!!!”.

KA-BLOOEY! POOF!</strong>

Scoreboard44 on January 5, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Makes one wonder if the botox has gotten to nan’s brain cells cratering them? I can not wait to see her gone as soth!
L

letget on January 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM

“…and the way we’d like to solve the deficit is to quadruple taxes on the rich (private sector rich,} and big corporations…and also prevent big corporations, by severe penalty…basically confiscation…from relocating to other countries. That, and other very reasonable modifications to the tax law….”

RBMN on January 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM

Only a delusional nut would make such a ridiculously false statement. I’m not kidding. Nancy is a certifiable loon.

RadClown on January 5, 2011 at 10:40 AM

So now that she’s not the speaker can’t the press just tell her to shut up, that she’s irrelevant? Can the GOP give her a mop?

scalleywag on January 5, 2011 at 10:41 AM

So instead of raising the debt limit, we can lower it back to $9 trillion?

Wethal on January 5, 2011 at 10:41 AM

Keep pi$$ing down our backs and telling us it’s raining, Nancy.

Just try not to think about what’s going to happen to you and yours once enough people figure out it’s not rain after all . . . .

AZCoyote on January 5, 2011 at 10:42 AM

… she lies so effortlessly anymore, it’s like blinking. – Scalleywag

Haha I see what you did there!

Tony737 on January 5, 2011 at 10:42 AM

So now that she’s not the speaker can’t the press just tell her to shut up, that she’s irrelevant? Can the GOP give her a mop?

scalleywag on January 5, 2011 at 10:41 AM

A broom might be more appropriate for her.

Wethal on January 5, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Wow. It’s not her lying that bothers me so much. It’s that utter lack of respect, that Empress Pelosi has in our ability to match her words with her deeds.

rbj on January 5, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Well, it’s not like our President gets on national TV and spouts lies that are easily fact-checked either……oh wait….

search4truth on January 5, 2011 at 10:44 AM

Koolaid

Osis on January 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Only a delusional nut would make such a ridiculously false statement. – Rad

Yeah, this is up there with “We’ll lower your payments 9,000%” and “Guam is gonna tip over.”

Tony737 on January 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM

Lying liar!

stonemeister on January 5, 2011 at 10:45 AM

I don’t blame her.

She KNOWS the msm won’t blink.

If Baghdad Bob was a Dem….

artist on January 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Progressive = Devious

Plain and Simple.

Nancy Pelosi is a dishonest person – I keep hearing in the news cycle that she is delusional. No she isn’t. This “person” is a corporatist the title “Queen Nancy” was coined for a reason. I for one don’t think “Dethroning” her isn’t enough, she needs more than a demotion. San Fran Nan needs to account for what she has done TO this country in the last 4 years. Starting with the crippling debt. I would like to see an investigation into her claim that the C.I.A. lied to Congress. This country started going into a decline the minute she picked up the gavel. History isn’t going to be kind to the first woman Speaker.

Dr Evil on January 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM

I guess draining the swamp was too much of a mental strain on her.

TexasDan on January 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM

You really have to wonder how anybody on her side of the aisle (voters as well as office holders)can keep a straight face when she speaks.

Tim Zank on January 5, 2011 at 10:48 AM

It really makes you wonder if this idiot Pelosi has to hire out to someone to balance her own checkbook.

pilamaye on January 5, 2011 at 10:49 AM

You know what struck me just now? If a reporter had called her out on that statement and cited the actual debt her party has accumulated, she would not hesitate to blame Bush and the Republicans. The press would lap it up like a dog eating peanut butter.

Mord on January 5, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Fox makes sure everyone understands the context:
When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04. The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi’s Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 – a roughly $5.2 trillion increase in just four years. Furthermore, the year over year federal deficit has roughly quadrupled during Pelosi’s four years as speaker, from $342 billion in fiscal year 2007 to an estimated $1.6 trillion at the end of fiscal year 2010.

It’s disgraceful that only Fox has the stones to call Pelosi out on this. The rest of the media have taken everything she says at face value. And so did all 63 of her fomer collegaues who are no longer in the House. She gets away constantly with blaming the huge deficits on George Bush when she held up his last two budgets and wouldn’t even pass one in 2008-09 until he left office.

People need to be reminded every day: Congress controls the purse strings. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have quadrupled our national debt.

rockmom on January 5, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Tony737 on January 5, 2011 at 10:42 AM

lol, well, it’s the truth!

scalleywag on January 5, 2011 at 10:49 AM

Dear SanFranNan,

Remember that Words Matter. You can say whatever you like, but the words you speak are subject to scrutiny. In this case, scrutiny uncovers your poor use of words. Few people personify the failure of the leftist philosphy more than you do, SanFranNan.

WordsMatter on January 5, 2011 at 10:50 AM

There is a market for a Pelosi tell all she had to muscle her way past Jane Harmon (D) to get the Speaker position, the book could start there. Sales would be through the roof. You would think some writer of a capitalist bent would get on that. The Queen is dead, long live the King.

Dr Evil on January 5, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Related:

If you click over to Drudge now, it’s the best thing ever.

Two workers taking down Nancy’s “Speaker of the House” sign over the office door with no link below it.

POETRY.

:-D

Good Lt on January 5, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Fox news is biased, run by a bunch of right wing extremists. Nothing they say can be trusted since they aren’t really a “news” organization.

/s

scalleywag on January 5, 2011 at 10:53 AM

STFU!

Flyboy on January 5, 2011 at 10:55 AM

What will the MSM do now? They lost the House leadership, and the Senate leadership has been effectively neutered. Their team isn’t doing so well, I would love to see probes into the collusion by the various so called news outlets to knowingly deceive the American Public. They could start with MSNBC colluding with Media Matters and Huffington Post, both Soros orgs. Defund NPR like they promised.

It’s Morning In America – Let The Sunshine In. It is after all the best disinfectant.

Dr Evil on January 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM

She really believes what she is saying…

PatriotRider on January 5, 2011 at 10:57 AM

They say laughter is really good for you, I am so much healthier after that performance.

Cindy Munford on January 5, 2011 at 10:58 AM

This woman is a has been like Lindsay Lohan. She needs therapy and a 12 step program to control her binge lying.

scalleywag on January 5, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Pay-as-you-go Just go.

Fixed

Christien on January 5, 2011 at 10:58 AM

I guess Botox can help you keep a straight face as you say things like that.

Mazztek on January 5, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Shuure! Thank you. Now go away.

antisocial on January 5, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Dems, to quote Nancy, “Can we drill your brains?”

Christien on January 5, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Progressives p[laying the games like pros.

Nancy makes the republicans look like the minor leaguers they are.

she will have the republicans compromising in no time.

rickyricardo on January 5, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Breaking news on the Hill: House Speaker (yes, still) Nancy Pelosi just held a swearing-in ceremony for new members of the Congressional Black Caucus. She then gave a tirade about her agenda. “Yes, I’m still speaker of the House,” she pointed out.

As Pelosi concluded her boilerplate remarks, she offered a vague prediction: “Two years from now, when we come together, things will be different.” Muffled applause followed.

NRO Corner

Not going gracefully, is she. Not that I expected her to. Wonder if she’ll keep checking her watch so she doesn’t have to hand over the gavel one minute earlier than necessary.

And yes, Good Lt is right. The Drudge picture is a hoot.

Wethal on January 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM

She is a disgrace, but her reign of terror is over – for now.

http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/pelosi-repealing-health-care-law-would-do-violence-to-deficit

jdawg on January 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Pelosi reign by the numbers.

National debt:

January 4, 2007: $8,670,596,242,973.04.
December 22: $13,858,529,371,601.09

Unemployment:

January 2007 – 4.6%
December 2010 – 9.8%

She had so many accomplishments!

And Jan ’09 when Obama took over unemployment was 7.6%.

forest on January 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Dennis Miller says “Nancy Pelosi is as thick as a Charlie Sheen pre-nup.”

slickwillie2001 on January 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM

If she said the sun was shining, I’d have to go outside and check for myself.

NeighborhoodCatLady on January 5, 2011 at 11:07 AM

People need to be reminded every day: Congress controls the purse strings. Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have quadrupled our national debt.

San Fran Nan and Harry will soon become fiscal hawks, yet somehow, someway presere the gains of the 111th Congress.

Watch how the progressive pros take 2 steps back in order to preserve their 5 steps forward.

rickyricardo on January 5, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Hideous creature

Christien on January 5, 2011 at 11:08 AM

O’Reilly couldn’t bring himself to use the word. LIAR!

GarandFan on January 5, 2011 at 11:09 AM

You’ll only hear this on fox….the rest of the msm is badgering the newbies about voting on repeal….

Have to watch msdnc just to see them squirm when nan hands the gavel over

Msm

cmsinaz on January 5, 2011 at 11:09 AM

The really sad part about this is that no one but fiscal conservatives and political junkies know the truth about this delusional whack-job.

Democrats, students, the youth vote, and welfare recipients just nod and agree with this witch.

Once again proving that liberalism is a mental disorder.

tru2tx on January 5, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Wethal on January 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Ok that’s just a little creepy, she doesn’t seem to be taking this well.

What I wouldn’t give to be in Boehner’s place just for one day, the day when I get to move into the Speaker’s office as Nanzi moves out.

Bishop on January 5, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Pelosi reign by the numbers.

National debt:

January 4, 2007: $8,670,596,242,973.04.
December 22: $13,858,529,371,601.09

Unemployment:

January 2007 – 4.6%
December 2010 – 9.8%

She had so many accomplishments!

And Jan ’09 when Obama took over unemployment was 7.6%.

forest on January 5, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Thread winnar!

Good Lt on January 5, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Goodbye

Ugly on January 5, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Delusion vs lying………..It doesn’t even matter, this criminal congress spent so much money that it is literally impossible to comprehend.
I saw a couple headlines yesterday about how much per minute and how much earmark money is just gone, unaccounted for.
I agree with Dr. Evil, as usual, this needs to be investigated. It looks to me like Obama and the Dems were on a money binge, like no other. The American People are so deeply in debt, as a result, it will be a long long time before we recover.

ORconservative on January 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Why can’t she do the classy thing ny stepping down from leadership altogether……too power hungry I guess

cmsinaz on January 5, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Looks like nanz will still be running things for the next few years. There is no stopping the witch.

dragondrop on January 5, 2011 at 11:18 AM

Pelsoi is ending her tenure on the same sad and dishonest way it began.

Take a seat Nancy, not that seat.

Speakup on January 5, 2011 at 11:34 AM

We should be glad that the evil beeyotch is still the “face” (Ugh!) of the ‘rats. It will be helpful come 2012.

ornery_independent on January 5, 2011 at 11:41 AM

I feel like I’m waking from a long nightmare. This crap is unsupprotable, unjustifiable, and arrogant.

rjoco1 on January 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Goodbye

Ugly on January 5, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Sweet! Been waiting for that for 4 years.

ornery_independent on January 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM

The most telling thing that narcissists do is contradict themselves. They will do this virtually in the same sentence, without even stopping to take a breath.[or to blink] It can be trivial (e.g., about what they want for lunch) or it can be serious (e.g., about whether or not they love you). When you ask them which one they mean, they’ll deny ever saying the first one, though it may literally have been only seconds since they said it — really, how could you think they’d ever have said that? You need to have your head examined! They will contradict FACTS. They will lie to you about things that you did together. They will misquote you to yourself. If you disagree with them, they’ll say you’re lying, making stuff up, or are crazy.

Fits her to a t!

from http://www.halcyon.com/jmashmun/npd/traits.html

scalleywag on January 5, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Why does Nancy Pelosi remind me of Thomas Becket ?

“Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?”

J_Crater on January 5, 2011 at 11:46 AM

O’Reilly couldn’t bring himself to use the word. LIAR!

GarandFan on January 5, 2011 at 11:09 AM

I saw that. It was refreshing to see BOR with clear vision for once in his career, and not ‘cutting slack’ to a democratic as usual. The man’s reservoir of naivete is bottomless.

slickwillie2001 on January 5, 2011 at 11:47 AM

The previous Congress WAS extremely effective in eliminating 1 deficit

The GOP deficit in the House is no longer exists.

gonnjos on January 5, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Pelosi: Hey, we were all about deficit reduction!

The walk contradicts the talk.

rukiddingme on January 5, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Pelosi: Hey, we were all about deficit reduction!

Was that before they were against deficit spending or after they did all that paygo spending?

belad on January 5, 2011 at 11:59 AM

There will come a point…

When she will speak…and without warning, she just BLOWS UP, like in spontaneous combustion.

Scoreboard44 on January 5, 2011 at 10:37 AM

..I have contended for the longest time that this will occur the first time a commercial airliner she is on has its cabin depressurize and her face explodes from the Botox injections.

The War Planner on January 5, 2011 at 12:14 PM

What a shameless liar.

I’m sorry everyone, my current representative is one of the fools that voted for this immoral woman as Speaker last session.

scotash on January 5, 2011 at 12:17 PM

I saw that. It was refreshing to see BOR with clear vision for once in his career, and not ‘cutting slack’ to a democratic as usual. The man’s reservoir of naivete is bottomless.

slickwillie2001 on January 5, 2011 at 11:47 AM

..the guy’s a fence-sitter because it gets him ratings. He and Hugh Hewitt (“Vote for Ahnold or California will go down in flames”) are two blatant RINO hacks.

The War Planner on January 5, 2011 at 12:18 PM

Can this woman not be elected minority leader?

canditaylor68 on January 5, 2011 at 10:35 AM

But just think of the fun the GOP will have running against her in 2012!
I would like to suggest some things to do with the gavel, but I guess that would be unlady like!

Bambi on January 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Does anyone expect anything less from this vile minion of Satan that supports abortion in direct conflict to the religion she claims to believe?

I wonder if the MSM will call her out on her blatant lie?

csdeven on January 5, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Another CALIFORNIA bonus for my fellow Americans to enjoy:

RAIDERS OF THE LOST STATE – California Democrats seek approval from voters to grant amnesty

Mutnodjmet on January 5, 2011 at 12:38 PM

I’m guessing she didn’t see the warning in a certain passage of the Bible (according to her version, abortion notwithstanding is she is A-OK in God’s eyes), but rest assured that there’s a day of reckoning for leaders who abuse the people over and beyond accounting for your personal life.

AH_C on January 5, 2011 at 12:47 PM

I personally believe, calling her delusional, is letting her off way to easy.

She knew exactly what she was saying, because liberals think of the rest of us as complete morons, who believe anything she, or another liberal tells us. We’re just stupid drones, drooling into cups, while they take on the task of ruling over us. Because afterall…we need nannies in every aspect of our lives. We can hardly wipe our own hineys anymore.

I’m not going to kid myself anymore. They come off sounding stupid, and delusional, but this is who they are. Elitists, who think everyone pines for, and hangs on their every word, and belief.

capejasmine on January 5, 2011 at 12:48 PM

I’d like to see John wipe down the gavel with a wet-wipe before accepting it from her. Just the optics of that would give me a tingle.

AH_C on January 5, 2011 at 12:49 PM

You lie!

profitsbeard on January 5, 2011 at 12:55 PM

I can’t take listening to this old bat…

Wade on January 5, 2011 at 2:00 PM

I truly hope that going forward the Democrats will make cutting the deficit their mantra.

It will make doing it more easy if they at least say that is their goal. A point of agreement on which to actually do it.

Of course it is a lie. The only way Democrats control anything is with lies. That is the lesson of the last 2 years. I hope it is not a lesson that will be easily forgotten… I hope it is not a vain hope.

petunia on January 5, 2011 at 2:26 PM

$54,000 added to the national debt every second.

In a sane world, Pelosi would be scratching smearing her name into on to the rubber walls of a dank supermax prisonintensely lit hyper-secure psych ward cell, using her own spittle.

Bishop on January 5, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Better now.

VelvetElvis on January 5, 2011 at 4:12 PM

The wicked, lying witch of the west meets the dustbin of history. Good riddance.

Kissmygrits on January 5, 2011 at 10:11 PM