Oh, good: Pelosi rolls out a Democratic economic agenda… “for women”

posted at 3:21 pm on July 23, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

While I’m sure we’re all quivering in anticipation for what the president has already assured us “will be a pretty good speech” about this latest and greatest pivot to economic issues on Wednesday (really though, guys: you’re going to want to watch this speech), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi provided a little appetizer last week and on Monday with the introduction of her super-special and supposedly women-centric economic agenda.

 At a summer lunch with reporters in her Capitol conference room, Rep. Nancy Pelosi rolled out an ambitious economic agenda for women with next year’s congressional elections in mind.

The California Democrat launched a legislative agenda of family-friendly policies, such as paycheck fairness for women, an increased federal minimum wage, and President Barack Obama’s proposed early childhood education initiative.

The agenda, coming as the legislative season begins to make way for next year’s campaigns, was designed to stand in contrast to bills being debated under the GOP majority on the House floor. “It’s all about letting women know there’s an opportunity for something different,” Pelosi said…

“Women are really struggling today,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Ct., a longtime champion of women’s issues, who sat to Pelosi’s right. “They’re looking for an increase in their income, in equal pay, in education opportunities – that’s the focus of this agenda.” …

“If making this fuss impacts their [Republicans]] decision making, that for us is the success,” Pelosi said. “We would rather they join us in this, rather than our having this as a political weapon.”

Riiiight. Because I’m sure that this has nothing to do with rehashing a bunch of Democratic policy initiatives into somehow women-specific issues in order to perpetuate the idea of women as some kind of political Other as well as preserving the handy-dandy War-on-Women meme by eviscerating Republicans when they don’t automatically go along with it. Who cares that Republicans are standing firm against a bunch of terrible and economically damaging policy ideas? They’re anti-women! And goodness knows that whole united-front approach to ObamaCare in the run-up to the 2014 midterms isn’t panning out, so she’s going to need to give her caucus something else to talk about. You know, besides our currently stagnant economy and the ways in which further taxes, regulations, and government “investments” under President Obama have pretty much failed to help women or anybody else find jobs, start businesses, grow their income, or pursue economic opportunities to a degree that can get our economy moving again.

I.e., a lot of the same sorts of contortions that President Obama will be pulling tomorrow in his own economic speech. Hooray.


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Pelosi’s War on Men

faraway on July 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I don’t need her $%^&^%g ‘agenda’.

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

has she touched base with her Friend from San Diego?

Apparently, he has an Agenda for Women also..

ToddPA on July 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Free tampon earrings for the first 10,000 that sign up.

gsherin on July 23, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Pelosi’s War on Men

faraway on July 23, 2013 at 3:24 PM

And common sense,
and sound economic policy,
and rational communication,
and…

questionmark on July 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Democrats, 1 billion asphyxiated dead babies, and counting.

/apologies to McDonalds

faraway on July 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Didn’t Nancy speak out bravely aganst the San Diego groper? And, sharply criticize our president for the gender salary discrepencies in his administration?

a capella on July 23, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Oh, good: Pelosi rolls out a Democratic economic agenda… “for women”

1.Get hired by Democratic mayor/congressman/senator.

2.Get sexually assaulted.

3.Sue the Government.

4.Blame Republicans.

5.PROFIT.

Gatsu on July 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Somwhere Julia weeps tears of joy… and they are as fictional as she is.

apostic on July 23, 2013 at 3:31 PM

Does the economic agenda for women include defending sexual harassers so long as they’re good democrats? Like, let’s say current mayor and former congressman, Bob Filner (D-CA).

dczombie on July 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

If you don’t want Nancy Pelosi to return to her role as Speaker of the House of Representatives, make sure you have a strong Republican candidate ready to run for Congress in your District in the 2014 election.

Republicans must maintain or increase their Majority in the House in 2014 in order to prevent Nancy Pelosi from getting her Speaker’s gavel and taxpayer funded airplane back.

wren on July 23, 2013 at 3:33 PM

How about lower taxes? So, families have more money and women can be home with the children if they want to.

Oil Can on July 23, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Wymyn of the USA: you voted for Obama and for enough Democrats to give Pelosi the Speaker’s gavel for four years.

Isn’t it about time you realized you’re just not up to this whole “voting” thing?

Adjoran on July 23, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Since Pelosi is a Rep for California, is she still silent on the sexual abuse heaped on women by the (Democrat) Mayor of San Diego?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/13/bob-filner-scandal_n_3591054.html

socalcon on July 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Man, she just gets creepier looking by the day.

I guess when you’re as deranged as she is, it’s hard to hide it.

UltimateBob on July 23, 2013 at 3:42 PM

I’m a woman and just like Wendy Davis doesn’t speak for me neither does Nazi Pelousy. I really look forward to the day this old b achieves room temperature. Make it soon.

neyney on July 23, 2013 at 3:45 PM

@SarahPalinUSA: Odd. Pelosi sees women as less than equal thus needing govt intervention.Glad girls today know truth re:women’s strength & equal opportunity

idesign on July 23, 2013 at 3:49 PM

“It’s all about letting women know there’s an opportunity for something different,” Pelosi said…

We already got that, not that Boehner’s great but anything was better than her.

Eren on July 23, 2013 at 3:49 PM

@SarahPalinUSA: Pelosi rolls out economic agenda for women | McClatchy: http://t.co/S15eNZ0alO

idesign on July 23, 2013 at 3:50 PM

The California Democrat launched a legislative agenda of family-friendly policies, such as paycheck fairness for women, an increased federal minimum wage, and President Barack Obama’s proposed early childhood education initiative.

So basically –

Pass more frivolous laws to enhance a lawyers ability to break up a woman or her husband’s business.

Price a woman’s low-skilled teenager out of the job market.

Give government more opportunities to propagandize a woman’s children even when they are barely out of diapers, while also taxing her more to pay for it, while -triple whammy- also offering absolutely no measurable educational impact on the child.

I don’t know why Democrats hate women with families so much. Oh right, because the apex of how they view women – Julia – is a government-dependent single mom!

BKennedy on July 23, 2013 at 3:51 PM

I thought that was what the Stimulus was all about?
It certainly didn’t do anything for the male-dominated construction trades, but seemed to be all about maintaining state and local bureaucracies, which seem to be dominated by women these days.

Princess Nan, as usual, is a loon.

Another Drew on July 23, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Oh, good: Pelosi rolls out a Democratic economic agenda… “for women”

Rule # 1: Stay away from the Mayor of San Diego
Rule #2: Stay away from Anthony Weiner
Rule #3: Stay away from Governor Spitzer

portlandon on July 23, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Divide and conquer.

Red Cloud on July 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM

@JedediahBila: If .@NancyPelosi really wants to unroll an agenda for women, how about protecting those female babies being aborted?

idesign on July 23, 2013 at 3:57 PM

The California Democrat launched a legislative agenda of family-friendly policies, such as paycheck fairness for women, an increased federal minimum wage, and President Barack Obama’s proposed early childhood education initiative.

No such things as “family-friendly” dem policies. All of these are Orwellian labels for “BigGov-friendly” policies to increase government dependency, strengthen unions and attract more low-info dem voters and designed to negatively impact the traditional family.

The new family head of household is Uncle Sugar.

hawkeye54 on July 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Tuna!!!

Bmore on July 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM

I’m a woman and I’m deeply offended that the old bat thinks that my needs are different from men’s and that I’m too stupid and incompetent to take care of myself. Honestly, the Dems think that women are totally helpless.

obladioblada on July 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM

I’m a woman and I’m deeply offended that the old bat thinks that my needs are different from men’s and that I’m too stupid and incompetent to take care of myself. Honestly, the Dems think that women are totally helpless.

obladioblada on July 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Yeah- but we’re not ‘women’ women.
///

annoyinglittletwerp on July 23, 2013 at 4:07 PM

“Women are really struggling today,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Ct., a longtime champion of women’s issues, who sat to Pelosi’s right. “They’re looking for an increase in their income, in equal pay, in education opportunities – that’s the focus of this agenda.” …

So of course, they’ll start by calling out the current occupant of the White House for his abysmal record of paying women less than men – right gals?

Hill60 on July 23, 2013 at 4:11 PM

The one who’s NOT a lady rolls out one for men.

Schadenfreude on July 23, 2013 at 4:14 PM

paycheck fairness for women

More government oversight/regulation/harassment for private businessess that don’t “play the game”

increased federal minimum wage

less entry-level jobs, more people permanently dependent on goverment handouts

early childhood education initiative

more centralized goverment mind control / indoctrination of our children

So what’s new here? Lipstick, pig, etc.

Marcola on July 23, 2013 at 4:18 PM

Pelosi rolls out a Democratic economic agenda… “for women”

While supporting an immigration agenda that is bad for them:

13-year-old girl raped by more than a dozen illegal aliens in Texas

xblade on July 23, 2013 at 4:21 PM

If women didn’t vote, there would be no Democrat party. Thus, Democrats have to fight the “war on women” that they made up and roll out an economic agenda for them.

Imagine the backlash if Ted Cruz rolled out an economic agenda for men. The simple fact is that every group, other than white men, get to roll out their own agendas for everything under the sun. It’s really getting tiring.

cajunpatriot on July 23, 2013 at 4:22 PM

… and President Barack Obama’s proposed early childhood education initiative …

EVERY Federal government education initiative of the last 50+ years has FAILED!

This INSANITY must stop. After claiming in Iowa that he would end the federal department of education, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney was pushing for yet ANOTHER Federal education plan in the last few weeks of his FAILED campaign.

Let us all pretend it was Romney’s stance on illegal immigration that was his problem.

Freddy on July 23, 2013 at 4:27 PM

yeah, well, at the risk of being labeled misogynist, women have many other reasons why the statistics show they are “underpaid”. And most women do have the option of latching on with a man for supplemental income. Men? Not so much. They have to work. Lest they might be pushed into a life of crime.

My wife works, but she can get by with part time, because of my job. And I think that’s fantastic, after all she gave birth to our sons and was home more to help them grow in the right ways.

Lots of generalizations, sure, but overall, just the facts ma’am.

kirkill on July 23, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Pelosi’s economic advice for women can only be what got her where she is: Marry a rich man.

albill on July 23, 2013 at 4:36 PM

My wife’s looking for cheaper gasoline and cheaper groceries. I might be going out on a limb here, but I’m guessing neither of those items are part of this agenda.

CurtZHP on July 23, 2013 at 4:36 PM

SQUIRREL !!!!

Squirrel….

and more squirrel.

FlaMurph on July 23, 2013 at 4:49 PM

Who cares that Republicans are standing firm against a bunch of terrible and economically damaging policy ideas? They’re anti-women!

Pelosi, full of crap as usual. And if she’s so pro-woman, why hasn’t she condemned DIRTY BOB FILNER, mayor of San Diego?

GarandFan on July 23, 2013 at 5:07 PM

Renee Vaughan

Bmore on July 23, 2013 at 5:50 PM