Nancy Pelosi: “This Holder contempt vote is about voter suppression”

posted at 3:11 pm on June 21, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

This. Is. Rich. Truly, I am dumbfounded. Good catch, Beltway Confidential:

This was during Nancy Pelosi’s press briefing Thursday morning:

“They’re going after Eric Holder because he is supporting measures to overturn these voter suppression initiatives in the states… This is no accident, it is no coincidence. It is a plan on the part of Republicans.”

Pelosi denied that Operation Fast and Furious is the real cause of the investigation and contempt charge. “These very same people who are holding him in contempt are part of a nationwide scheme to suppress the vote,” she said of her congressional colleagues. “It is connected. It’s clear as can be. It’s not only to monopolize his time, it’s to undermine his name.”

“These folks want a plutocracy where instead of the choice of the many the checks of the very very few determine the outcomes of elections,” she said.

…I don’t even know what to say. My amazement that this person is the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, of the United States of America, is once again overwhelming me. The deceit and demagoguery truly know no bounds.

Yes, I’m sure Republicans planned Operation Fast and Furious themselves, and then convinced Holder to willfully ignore the requirements of a Congressional subpoena, so that they could bring him up on contempt charges, so that they could undermine his quest to continue to allow people to vote without providing identification. Or something.

In the name of all that is holy, stop calling Republican efforts to combat voter fraud, “voter suppression.” Voter fraud is a real and widespread occurrence, although I’m sure the fact that proven cases of voter fraud tend to disproportionately benefit Democrats has absolutely nothing to do with their insistence. Even President Obama has been known to ask for IDs from people attending his rallies — why aren’t any Democrats righteously screaming that he’s trying to “disenfranchise minorities”? I mean, it’s only logical, right?

 


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If they put her brain in a bird, the bird would fly backwards.

Someone has been watching All in the Family.

Rio Linda Refugee on June 21, 2012 at 8:35 PM

My God.. the woman’s brain has the same atomic weight as a corn flake.

mark81150 on June 21, 2012 at 9:05 PM

“post-racial presidency.”

HB3 on June 21, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I didn’t read all the comments so forgive me if someone said this already but she sounds like she needs an intervention.

Eren on June 21, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Do random drug tests extend to members of Congress?

diogenes on June 21, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Do random drug tests extend to members of Congress?

They should.

Eren on June 21, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Insanity “is what it is”. Pelosi belongs in a mental institution, clearly this b1tch has slipped the rails some time ago.

I think she’s dangerous to herself and everyone around her. Really, she needs to be in a rubber room.

Wolfmoon on June 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM

I think she’s dangerous to herself and everyone around her. Really, she needs to be in a rubber room.

Wolfmoon on June 21, 2012 at 9:59 PM

The pain and heartbreak of mental illness on display. Crazy Aunt Nancy might be amusing to some, but most of us know how serious her illness truly is.

Jaibones on June 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Ya’ just gotta love SC Rep Trey Gowdy. Just heard him interviewed by Greta. He said that Allen West had told him the race card was the last card in the deck but then Gowdy commented that Nancy Pelosi with her crazy comments today opened up a whole new deck of cards to play with–and I’m thinkin’ yep, that wacko woman has a deck with 52 jokers in it.

stukinIL4now on June 21, 2012 at 10:16 PM

…I don’t even know what to say. My amazement that this person is the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, of the United States of America, is once again overwhelming me. The deceit and demagoguery truly know no bounds.

I can’t say how much I agree with you Erika. While it is wonderful to hear someone articulate what I feel, perhaps it is best to alternate a feeling sentence with a fact sentence. These are three feeling sentences in a row. Still, I am in love with you.

thuja on June 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Nancy, your demise will come with an earnest prayer for your soul, followed by earthly rejoicing.

Midas on June 21, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Ya’ just gotta love SC Rep Trey Gowdy. Just heard him interviewed by Greta. He said that Allen West had told him the race card was the last card in the deck but then Gowdy commented that Nancy Pelosi with her crazy comments today opened up a whole new deck of cards to play with–and I’m thinkin’ yep, that wacko woman has a deck with 52 jokers in it.

stukinIL4now on June 21, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Yep, he looks like a member of a boy-band but he has a spine like a steel I-beam.

slickwillie2001 on June 21, 2012 at 11:01 PM

She had the same SEIU teachers as Hank Johnson, D-Ga, who was concerned that Guam might “tip over and capsize” with the addition of 8,000 servicemen.

http://washingtonscene.thehill.com/in-the-know/36-news/3169-rep-hank-johnson-guam-could-tip-over-and-capsize

Just ever so slight a disconnect.

NoPain on June 21, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Nan Pelosi has finally lost her mind…

Khun Joe on June 21, 2012 at 11:37 PM

If they put her brain in a bird, the bird would fly backwards.

carson53 on June 21, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Epic laughter :)….

jimver on June 22, 2012 at 12:10 AM

If they put her brain in a bird, the bird would fly backwards.

You are making the misguided assumption that she has a brain at all.

realitycheck on June 22, 2012 at 12:30 AM

So the Issa is going after poor DOJ boss Holder because he’s trying to stop the Florida’s suppression of illegal voters. How dastardly!

Chessplayer on June 22, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Sooo, it’s OK to shoot voter fraudsters? “We” are talking about hundreds of dead Mexicans and 2 brave men murdered while serving their country. She is talking about dead people voting.
And she’s just that stupid to not understand the difference.

hutch1200 on June 22, 2012 at 2:05 AM

This woman has to start wearing a helmet when she rides her broom, the two brain cells left have a pool going which one survives the next dirt dive on landing in San Fran.

stormridercx4 on June 22, 2012 at 3:04 AM

So it’s true. Too much Botox destroys your brain.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 22, 2012 at 3:04 AM

Moon. Bat.

Kenosha Kid on June 22, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Nancy Pelosi is an epic moron.

That video is beyond embarrassing.

rickyricardo on June 22, 2012 at 3:16 AM

SQUIRREL!

ProfShadow on June 22, 2012 at 7:23 AM

If brain transplants are ever successful I want hers, that way I get one that hasn’t been used yet.

deimos on June 22, 2012 at 7:25 AM

It’s called lib logic, or pinko logic. Everything a Republican does is evil, nefarious, diabolical, and some way intended to exploit and suppress the will of the workers people for the benefit of the capitalists “rich”.

farsighted on June 22, 2012 at 8:09 AM

These communist lice will stop at nothing to achieve their pure Marxist state.

rplat on June 22, 2012 at 8:46 AM

every time i think the liberal democrats have hit solid rock bottom in their level of stupidity they pull out the jack hammers and keep digging. seriously i am lost for words i work in the medical field have treated those with mental illnesses i have not seen delusional thought process this bad in a long time.

Beastdogs on June 22, 2012 at 11:17 AM

It’s pretty simple:

ACCOUNTABILITY! HOLDER HAS COMMITTED 3 (THREE) COUNTS OF FELONY PERJURY – A CRIME - BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL HEARING, DESERVING CRIMINAL CHARGES NOT A CONTEMPT CHARGE!

As for Pelosi, it’s high time someone threw a bucket of water on her and gave her broom to Dorothy!

easyt65 on June 22, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Looney-toon Nan is right: It suppresses the dead black folks’ vote, the ILLEGAL alien vote, and the absentee voter fraud vote!?! (Just to name a few)

Colatteral Damage on June 22, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Remember Pulofit is from Planet Stupid.

MSGTAS on June 23, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Nancy is right!
This IS about voter suppression.

Every time these Dems let a dead guy vote, they are cancelling out my vote! Sounds like my vote has been suppressed.

gordo on June 23, 2012 at 9:31 AM

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