Heart-ache: Pelosi turns down Cantor for SOTU prom

posted at 4:13 pm on January 25, 2011 by Allahpundit

I know you’re hurting, buddy. I’ve been there myself, many, many times. So let me share a little beta-male lesson I’ve learned about rejection, pain, and the passage of time:

It’ll sting forever.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) invited Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to sit next to him at the State of the Union address — but the former House Speaker says she’s already committed.

“I thank @GOPLeader for his #SOTU offer, but I invited my friend Rep. [Roscoe] Bartlett from MD yesterday & am pleased he accepted,” Pelosi tweeted…

The Cantor-Pelosi duo would likely have been awkward, however. The new GOP majority leader on Monday singled out Pelosi for unprompted criticism while he praised her chief deputy, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Cantor and Hoyer were scheduled to have lunch Tuesday, and Cantor noted that while he and Hoyer met throughout the last Congress, he and Pelosi did not…

As far back as June 2009, Cantor complained that then-Speaker Pelosi refused to meet with him.

Maybe the lesson here is that you shouldn’t bother asking a girl out if you’ve been dumping on her for years. Or is the lesson that a former Speaker is simply out of a majority leader’s league? Perhaps the lesson is simply that, in a dating environment this competitive, you need to be a stone-cold alpha to land a partner. Speaking of which, Joe “You Lie!” Wilson? Sitting with not one but two Democratic ladies this evening. Damn.

To sum up: On a day when Lebanon is falling apart, Egypt’s reeling from the biggest democratic protests it’s seen in years, and the Palestinian Authority may or may not be facing a looming revolt in the West Bank over “the Palestine Papers,” our elected representatives are playing musical chairs and talking about “cooties.” Click the image to watch.


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Limbaugh:
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This Sitting With Each Other At SOTU Is Not Going To Fly
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http://eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=hdqGuz4znz

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Sooo gay.

freedomplow on January 25, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Hornet, the house is always livelier when you’re in it.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2011 at 5:04 PM

Can we have a 3rd party now. As a life long republician I am beyond sick of my party. I don’t even want to be fingered as a republician any longer. the crony capitalism party without a backbone and without any nuts is not where I want to place my time, money not effort any longer.

How can they screw up a SOTU address so bad?

unseen on January 25, 2011 at 4:26 PM

Hear…Hear!!

I’d puke watching my “senators”….Kirk and Durbin (I can hardly say their names)….walking in together, and sitting side by side. ewwwwwww.

I’m watching tennis tonight and my gal Clijsters…..at least I’ll be watching somebody standing strong and beating up on the competition. :)

tencole on January 25, 2011 at 5:04 PM

The more I contemplate this entire “prom night” meme — with all its attendant stories about who’s pairing off with whom and will there be chaperones and which Supreme Court justice will be assigned to monitor the punch bowl and whether President Soetoro will be the one to bestow the crown on the couple voted as King and Queen — the more I realize that this is just a Democrat-Republican effort to encourage the formation of a conservative third party.

The hope, I’m convinced, is that the Ruling Class can make us so nauseated and so turn us off to them that we’ll flee to the exists to escape the putrid, loser Republicans, thereby ensuring that only Ruling Class elites can ever again muster enough votes in elections that matter.

FlameWarrior on January 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM

He gets rear-ended too often.

HornetSting on January 25, 2011 at 5:00 PM

that is what rentals do.

upinak on January 25, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Newt has Nancy’s heart.

Valiant on January 25, 2011 at 5:06 PM

I hope they’ve all learned from this to never. do. this. again. It’s sooooooooooo embarrassing!

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on January 25, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Sounds like an Odd Couple remake in the works! Nancy the Catholic aka Oscar always liked a messy house while Cantor the Jew aka Felix is trying to clean things up! It’ll make millions I tell ya millions!!

tims472 on January 25, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Newt has Nancy’s heart.

I’ve heard it’s cold, black and shrivelled.

Fortunata on January 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Joe “You Lie!” Wilson is maneuvering for the strategic front of the queue so his salvage operation can make a killing recovering the flotsam and jetsam once Guam inevitably flips over. Just sayin’.

Oh, and denounce away, suckas!

ya2daup on January 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

tencole on January 25, 2011 at 5:04 PM

I hear ya! I’ll be watching figure skating DVDs allllllll day. I am avoiding FNC like the plague b/c early in the day it’s pre-SOTU coverage, then it’s SOTU, then it post-SOTU coverage, and then it REPEATS! Maybe I’ll just pop in my extended Lord of the Rings, that’s 11 hours right there, lol!

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on January 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

silvernana:Good point,all of them should of been e-mailed,

DON`T DO IT!!!!!

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 4:58 PM

Wish we had thought sooner and all of us could have e-mail blasted them. Might have done the job.

silvernana on January 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

He gets rear-ended too often.

HornetSting on January 25, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Aka…on SOTU annals and anals…

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

Third parties are not going to be viable no matter how much some of you are pushing them. If you think most of us believe you are really Republicans, think again. We worked too hard in this election to take back seats to all of a sudden want to go third party. Why not just be honest and say you left the GOP a long time ago or were never a member. Been on sites for too long and the mantra is always the same by the 3rd Party types. I was a Republican but … Always some excuse for a 3rd Party. This may be the lamest yet! They might sit with a Democrat.

Instead of seeing the humor in this and Cantor probably laughing out loud no some of you choose to criticize as usual.

PhiKapMom on January 25, 2011 at 5:11 PM

Newt has Nancy’s heart.
I’ve heard it’s cold, black and shrivelled.

Fortunata on January 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

You know Nancy’s GYN?

HornetSting on January 25, 2011 at 5:13 PM

At least now he doesn’t have to worry about catching her crabs.

Ward Cleaver on January 25, 2011 at 5:16 PM

The adults are in charge -getalife.

B Man on January 25, 2011 at 4:35 PM

I was just thinking of getalife’s slogan!

This is so silly. The Dems have done everything they can to wreck the Republic, they’ve lied and slandered ordinary citizens who show up at Tea Parties, and the Rs are putting up with this facade of niceness.

As has been said, this is just to cover the huge diminished number of Ds since the midterms. We didn’t throw them out for the sake of this kind of charade.

INC on January 25, 2011 at 5:17 PM

HornetSting on January 25, 2011 at 5:13 PM


Oh don’t, chick
…it’s too early in the day for merlot on the keyboard!!!

Fortunata on January 25, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Bipartisanship for thee, but not for we.

humdinger on January 25, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Squishy SOTU Sophistry. Obama is expected to use the tragedy in Tucson to call for civility, an apparent code word used to squelch political dissent, since the Democratic Party can no longer limit debate by the dictate of their former majority.

kingsjester on January 25, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Don’t miss this.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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Wish we had thought sooner and all of us could have e-mail blasted them. Might have done the job.

silvernana on January 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

silvernana:Yup,I was mulling over that idea for a month,
thinking,that Team Right,would see this as a
trap!:)

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM

What’s next, bi-partisan therapy sessions?

Maybe they’ll choose up and play leap-frog.

Goddamn, this is stupid on the part of the GOP.

This only benefits Ojugears and the Dems.

hillbillyjim on January 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM

I figured that in the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Tucson there would be the usual suspects calling for civility, gun control, video game banning, Just Say No to Drugs initiatives, speculations on the Rise of Satanism, etc.

I did not foresee that it would lead to Who’s Dating Who at the SOTUS address.

OMG can you believe that Nancy wouldn’t go with Eric because she is going with Roscoe. I bet Eric is soooo pissed even though he should have asked her sooner because how is he supposed to get his cumerbund right if he doesn’t know what color her dress is! Seriously, just because everyone will have matching black and white ribbons doesn’t mean a girl won’t color coordinate. Am I right? Of course I am. He is like the woooorst majority leader EVER. He needs to go back to the electoral college and this time pay attention!

This my friends is the political class of the most powerful nation in the world.

Lily on January 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM

hillbillyjim on January 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM

Europe in the 30s…

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2011 at 5:26 PM

Why not invite Barney the Dinosaur to sit with the Republicans so they can sing together during appropriate times during the speech?

Bleed_thelizard on January 25, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Perhaps the next time they’re voting on a 3000-page bill that no one has read, they can play patty-cake with their newfound SOTU buddies.

hillbillyjim on January 25, 2011 at 5:27 PM

Don’t miss this.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Schadenfreude:That was a hoot,haha,thanks!:)

canopfor on January 25, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Newt has Nancy’s heart.
I’ve heard it’s cold, black and shrivelled.

Fortunata on January 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM

You know Nancy’s GYN?

HornetSting on January 25, 2011 at 5:13 PM

So the liberal love potion mix consist of:

Eye of Newt

Baby bat bladders

Touch of Nan’s cold, black, shriveled … YIKES!!!

THAT IS EVIL!!!!

Yoop on January 25, 2011 at 5:29 PM

Tip

(VIDEO) Jon Stewart Calls Out Fox News’ Nazi Hypocrisy

I don’t get Stewart’s point; the liberals have made a living calling conservative Nazis for more than 10 years.

Nearly Nobody on January 25, 2011 at 5:30 PM

In all seriousness, what must this juvenile circus look like to our enemies.

One could assume that they believe they have pushed us over the edge, both mentally and physically.

Yoop on January 25, 2011 at 5:33 PM

Members of the CBC will ask the Republicans “Do you mind if we dance with your dates?”

Brat on January 25, 2011 at 5:44 PM

OMG can you believe that Nancy wouldn’t go with Eric because she is going with Roscoe. I bet Eric is soooo pissed even though he should have asked her sooner because how is he supposed to get his cumerbund right if he doesn’t know what color her dress is! Seriously, just because everyone will have matching black and white ribbons doesn’t mean a girl won’t color coordinate. Am I right? Of course I am. He is like the woooorst majority leader EVER. He needs to go back to the electoral college and this time pay attention!
Lily on January 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM

LOL. Pretty good. Need to include an eye roll and hair toss in there somewhere.

a capella on January 25, 2011 at 5:44 PM

How in the world did we let this silliness happen?

Who are these idiots who run for public office.

And who do they think we are?

petunia on January 25, 2011 at 5:47 PM

What time is the circus? I’ll call for dinner reservations or something.

Limerick on January 25, 2011 at 5:47 PM

Whew, from what I heard, she passes gas all the time, you know… like an old dog laying in the corner afrer eating a dead rat or something gross. Thet sidle over near you and next thing you know, you’re choking to death.

Its called sifting.

Nans a sifter.

And its a LOOOOONG speech too. Extra set of depends, or it could get messy.

44Magnum on January 25, 2011 at 5:49 PM

This sitting together nonsense is a prop to help Obama. He can tout his ‘healing bipartisan’ cred after everyone participates in this idiotic exercise. Have fun watching this nonsense.

joejm65 on January 25, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Newt has Nancy’s heart.
I’ve heard it’s cold, black and shrivelled.

Fortunata on January 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM
You know Nancy’s GYN?

HornetSting on January 25, 2011 at 5:13 PM
So the liberal love potion mix consist of:

Eye of Newt

Baby bat bladders

Touch of Nan’s cold, black, shriveled … YIKES!!!

THAT IS EVIL!!!!

Yoop on January 25, 2011 at 5:29 PM

You forgot a John McCain back hair and a Lindsey Graham eyelash.

HornetSting on January 25, 2011 at 5:50 PM

All you dads out there with congressional kids, make sure that when your kid’s date comes by to pick up your kid that you read him the riot act that they better come home before curfew and absolutely no earmarking is allowed.

pedestrian on January 25, 2011 at 5:52 PM

So let me share a little beta-male lesson I’ve learned about rejection, pain, and the passage of time:
It’ll sting forever.

Have you tried therapy???

joejm65 on January 25, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Lily on January 25, 2011 at 5:25 PM

I’m guessing you have kids in high school. Because this is exactly the way it is.

petunia on January 25, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Does this mean the drinking game for SOTU Address has been cancelled?..:)

Dire Straits on January 25, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Bishop on January 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM

No words rhyming with discombobulate?

How about discofudiate, like what Pelosi did to Cantor.

petefrt on January 25, 2011 at 5:54 PM

All you dads out there with congressional kids, make sure that when your kid’s date comes by to pick up your kid that you read him the riot act that they better come home before curfew and absolutely no earmarking is allowed.

pedestrian on January 25, 2011 at 5:52 PM

I suppose pretending to clean your gun when the guys comes to the door is too violent?

petunia on January 25, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I’ll be drinking……Maalox.

kingsjester on January 25, 2011 at 5:55 PM

SOTU….State Snugglefest of the Union.

Despicable Castrati GOP sellouts……..Schumer and Coburn?……. Will they share a Snuggie?

PappyD61 on January 25, 2011 at 5:55 PM

I’ll be drinking……Maalox.

kingsjester on January 25, 2011 at 5:55 PM

LOL!..I’ll be drinking something stronger!..:)

Dire Straits on January 25, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Don’t ever, ever hold that Murkowski lightweight over Palin again.

onlineanalyst on January 25, 2011 at 6:00 PM

And who do they think we are?

petunia on January 25, 2011 at 5:47 PM

I know the answer to that. To them we all look like little ATM machines.

Yoop on January 25, 2011 at 6:01 PM

won’t be back on until post speech….i know it will be an awesome open thread!!

drink one for me :)

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:01 PM

MadisonConservative on January 25, 2011 at 4:16 PM

“The Rubyiat of Omar Kayam” might have taken you to second base.

onlineanalyst on January 25, 2011 at 6:02 PM

GOP fail, sadly we need a third party,one with backbone, RINO’s need not apply.

Sandybourne on January 25, 2011 at 6:04 PM

gibbsy talking with bret bier….

holy cow

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:04 PM

Completely too ironic. NBC’ lead in to SOTU: “The biggest Loser!” They are so in the tank for Obama, they have NO IDEA what they’ve done. I’m going to go clean my screen off as I was drinking coffee when the promo came on.

Chewy the Lab on January 25, 2011 at 6:05 PM

drink one for me :)

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Forgive me, late to the party. What is the concensus on drinking game??? I didn’t read page one of the posts. Been out trying to earn a living all day.

Chewy the Lab on January 25, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Another sign that the GOP establishment doesn’t get it! November was about fighting these guys not making kissy-face.

aigle on January 25, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Baghdad Bob’s job is to talk up tonight’s speech. Fox has the most viewers of any cable news channel, so therefore…
waitasec…now he’s saying that the House Republicans actually have to be responsible now. Jerk.

kingsjester on January 25, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Chewy the Lab on January 25, 2011 at 6:08 PM

i believe it will be the usual…

i,i,i,i me, me, me, let me be clear, but will add civility and investments into the mix…

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:12 PM

kingsjester on January 25, 2011 at 6:09 PM

not going out with a whimper this one….

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:13 PM

I’m guessing you have kids in high school. Because this is exactly the way it is.

petunia on January 25, 2011 at 5:53 PM

At one time I had 4 teenagers under my roof. And I am currently the supervisor of the in-school suspension room of the local high school.

I’ve paid my dues.

And, as God is my witness, I never thought that reporting on Congress would stoop to the level of high school cafeteria gossip.

Lily on January 25, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Looks like Lugosi has turned down someone else

Gohawgs on January 25, 2011 at 6:14 PM

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Nope. He thinks class was something he skipped in school.

kingsjester on January 25, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Baghdad Bob’s job is to talk up tonight’s speech. Fox has the most viewers of any cable news channel, so therefore…
waitasec…now he’s saying that the House Republicans actually have to be responsible now. Jerk.

kingsjester on January 25, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Fox lost me when they started using Doris Kearns-Goodwin as a pundit.

darwin-t on January 25, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Don’t miss this.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM

That was all sorts of awesomeness.

John the Libertarian on January 25, 2011 at 6:16 PM

kingsjester on January 25, 2011 at 6:15 PM

lol :)

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:17 PM

Eric – just tell people you already had sex with her (which wasn’t really that good) and were only being nice.

djaymick on January 25, 2011 at 6:19 PM

i believe it will be the usual…

i,i,i,i me, me, me, let me be clear, but will add civility and investments into the mix…

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:12 PM

bbbut…that will mean we will all be completely incoherent in the first five minutes!

Chewy the Lab on January 25, 2011 at 6:20 PM

I’m sick of the SOTU and it hasn’t even started.

LASue on January 25, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Don’t miss this.

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Most excellent….

thanks for the linky

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Chewy the Lab on January 25, 2011 at 6:20 PM

that’s the plan stan :) it will help the folks to get through the hour long pep rally

i won’t be able to join in the festivities until it’s just about over with…

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Way to stick to your guns, Nanzi Pelosi. I’m glad she shot it down. It’s a dumb idea.

SouthernGent on January 25, 2011 at 6:27 PM

CNN Teaser-

6:25 PM EST

Wolf Blitzer: And the Tea Party response to the Presidents STOU will come from a Woman who is re-writing American history, we’ll show you how in just a moment.

NextGen on January 25, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Excellent!!

LASue on January 25, 2011 at 6:36 PM

catch y’all on the flipside

cmsinaz on January 25, 2011 at 6:36 PM

No words rhyming with discombobulate?

How about discofudiate, like what Pelosi did to Cantor.

petefrt on January 25, 2011 at 5:54 PM

How about refudiate?

Schadenfreude on January 25, 2011 at 6:37 PM

Brat on January 25, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Winner!!! lol lol

tencole on January 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM

ouch! loser!

moonbatkiller on January 25, 2011 at 6:40 PM

Lisa Murkowskies Prom Date…

uggg…I wonder which family member got that duty.

Gahhh!!

BigWyo on January 25, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Oh no! Of course none of this is political grandstanding/s…the Kumbayah sitting together, the black and white ribbons…I want to slap the kurap out of the Republicans for falling for all of this!

Chewy the Lab on January 25, 2011 at 7:11 PM

I loved Rush’s comment today about “You dance with the one that brung ya.” It’s what I’ve been thinking about ever since I’ve heard about this Date of the Union spectacle.

Chewy the Lab on January 25, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Even the elite Republicans look down on the Tea parties….yet they don’t think this stunt is stupid, and totally transparent? As if anyone with a brain is going to buy this? Yick!!!

capejasmine on January 25, 2011 at 7:18 PM

I believe Cantor was just being gracious.

I’m reasonably certain that he had no true interest in sitting with a shriveled up old leftist hag pumped full of botox, who just happens to be the individual that orchestrated and thrust her disastrous social engineering policies on America, while Obama played with himself… and his little tiny itsty bitsy golf balls.

I’m glad she declined.

Key West Reader on January 25, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Even the elite Republicans look down on the Tea parties….yet they don’t think this stunt is stupid, and totally transparent? As if anyone with a brain is going to buy this? Yick!!!

capejasmine on January 25, 2011 at 7:18 PM

I don’t think that either party is looking “down” upon the Tea Party Movement. We are a force to be reckoned with. That is a fact that was clearly demonstrated in the 2010 election. Let’s give those who are now and still seated a chance to reconcile themselves with the American Taxpayers.

The name Tea Party needs to be retired. From tomorrow and going forward, we will re-brand ourselves as the American Taxpayers Party.

Key West Reader on January 25, 2011 at 7:22 PM

The name Tea Party needs to be retired. From tomorrow and going forward, we will re-brand ourselves as the American Taxpayers Party.

Key West Reader on January 25, 2011 at 7:22 PM

And, to add to this re-branding measure, I would challenge any politician, any public figure, any elected official in any capacity to come out and criticize the American Taxpayer.

/And to think the Dems spent hundreds of thousands to get their message out. Here, I give it to you free. On the Best Blog in The Universe.

Key West Reader on January 25, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Why couldn’t they have gotten somebody with more backbone for House majority leader?

theaddora on January 25, 2011 at 7:47 PM

OFFICIAL I-ME-MY COUNT OF SOTU 2011

Mutnodjmet on January 25, 2011 at 8:08 PM

I’ll be watching Spounge Bob…much more educational.

Dingbat63 on January 25, 2011 at 8:09 PM

I meant Sponge Bob. Dang spell checker. Not my fault…trying to think like a LIB.

Dingbat63 on January 25, 2011 at 8:11 PM

I will flip it on once to see Boehner behind Obama and then quick turn it off. I get sick when I see old-stickhis-nose-in-the-air speak.

txmomof6 on January 25, 2011 at 8:20 PM

“I thank @GOPLeader for his #SOTU offer, but I invited my friend Rep. [Roscoe] Bartlett from MD yesterday & am pleased he accepted,” Pelosi tweeted…

Yo Nancy, you phony beeyotch – you have two sides.

disa on January 25, 2011 at 10:08 PM

That only makes sense after the humiliating rejection Nanzi got herself last Novemeber.

John the Libertarian on January 26, 2011 at 1:45 PM

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