Pelosi: Let’s face it, Republicans hate Obama because he’s eloquent and “nonpartisan”

posted at 4:41 pm on September 20, 2013 by Allahpundit

The perfect companion vid to Jay Cost’s analysis this morning of how unusually, relentlessly partisan The One’s rhetoric has been as president, especially in his weekly YouTube messages. Oh, and also to Politico’s round-up of Democrats wondering why someone who’s so often touted as a brilliantly eloquent orator can’t seem to sell the public on anything except his own personal awesomeness. (Headline: “The ‘meh’ of a salesman.”) As usual, Nancy is eye-to-eye with reality.

Silver lining: A reporter asking a big-name Democrat why righties dislike Obama is almost always bait to accuse them of racism. She doesn’t take it. Second look at Pelosi?

Throughout a 50-minute interview on Thursday in her second-floor Capitol office, where the late Speaker Tip O’Neill used to receive supplicants, Pelosi was sharply derisive about the scorn Republicans have for this president.

“You know why it is,” she said. “You know why it is. He’s brilliant, … he thinks in a strategic way in how to get something done … and he’s completely eloquent. That’s a package that they don’t like.”…

Then she added a line that she has used before, that drives Republicans batty: “He has been … open, practically apolitical, certainly nonpartisan, in terms of welcoming every idea and solution. I think that’s one of the reasons the Republicans want to take him down politically, because they know he is a nonpartisan president, and that’s something very hard for them to cope with.”

“Practically apolitical” — the guy who couldn’t bear to cancel his speech Monday dumping on Republicans over the financial crisis while the rest of the country was waiting to see how bad the massacre at the Navy Yard would be. And while normally I’d cut her slack on grounds that she’s duty bound as a party leader to spout flattering nonsense about a Democratic president, I can’t believe she’d praise his strategic acumen after three solid weeks of White House idiocy on Syria. He had no strategy in first announcing the “red line”; he had no strategy on what to do if it was crossed; he had no strategy to win over reluctant members of Congress from both parties to support an attack; and he had no strategy to extricate himself from the whole mess until Putin laid one on his plate. Egypt is almost as bad: His “strategy” in dumping Mubarak was to realign the U.S. with the populists of the Arab Spring, and then when that turned predictably to crap under the Muslim Brotherhood, he didn’t know what to do.

The punchline is that it’s probably partly because Obama sees himself the way Pelosi does, as a brilliantly eloquent rhetorician, that he doesn’t take more care strategically. From the beginning, his politics has always placed the image of Obama the man as a uniquely inspirational, transformational figure at the core of Hopenchange, beyond any set of policies. And who could blame him? He got elected president by being a good talker; he won a Nobel Peace Prize for blathering on the stump about how he was going to do things differently internationally than Bush, the thought of which gets funnier every day. He gave a big speech in Cairo in 2009 and has pronounced upon the glories of ObamaCare near-weekly since 2010, so naturally those two things were going to work out for him. Strategy is important, sort of, but with The One throwing the full force of his brand behind those initiatives, they were bound to turn out well. And here we are.


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KOOLAID2 on September 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Helen Thomas died?

smoothsailing on September 20, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Easy to miss that – as she already looked like she died a couple decades ago….

dentarthurdent on September 20, 2013 at 7:49 PM

How insane can one old lady be before somebody drops a butterfly net over her head? lol
Seriously?… “non-partisan”??? It’s like she’s had no contact with life on this planet.

Murf76 on September 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Oh goodness! someone let the moonbat out of the closet again??
don’t you have a facelift appointment in the “bay area” that you MUST keep?

mmcnamer1 on September 20, 2013 at 8:00 PM

the most hideous, bat-faced, loathsome female to disgrace the planet…

thejackal on September 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Elegant and nonpartisan?

I thought he was clean and articulate.

Ward Cleaver on September 20, 2013 at 10:22 PM

BREAKING NEWS !!!
The BOTOX in Pelosi s face has eaten away at the part of her brain that controls LOGIC and speech.
Whatever she says is the complete opposite of what is the truth and fact.

moski on September 20, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Moon. Bat.

Kenosha Kid on September 20, 2013 at 11:56 PM

I just can’t take this woman

jaywemm on September 21, 2013 at 12:03 AM

And here I thought it was because I’m a racist.

Tyrone Slothrop on September 21, 2013 at 9:44 AM

She also called him brilliant cuz he graduated from Harvard. That must be the measuring stick today. He also suckered Pooty into his Syria trap. What a brilliant minded prezzy don’t mess with me is.

Kissmygrits on September 21, 2013 at 11:12 AM

So why do Republicans hate Nancy Pelosi? She’s neither “eloquent” or “non-partisan.”

I guess it’s because she’s an idiot bent on destroying the country.

NoPain on September 21, 2013 at 11:40 AM

I heard “boy” in her remark

jaywemm on September 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM

…any truth to the rumor Pelosi’s senility is interfering with whatever remained of her already-tenuous grip on reality?

Right on September 21, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Welcome to Oppositeville!

Dasher on September 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Oh I get it Pelosi is talking about Sasha Obama.

Kjeil on September 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Why then do we despise Nancy Pelosi? Because SHE is eloquent and non-partisan?

maryo on September 21, 2013 at 3:38 PM

He has been … open, practically apolitical, certainly nonpartisan

This quote comes from the same liar who said:

After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay-as-you-go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.

- New Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 01/04/2007

… and then added over $5 TRILLION in new debt, burdening future generations with mountains of debt.

ITguy on September 21, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Pic of the Day: Will Somebody Please Give Obama A Blow Job So….

Resist We Much on September 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Bwahaaa.
Where’s Reggie when we need him?

Jomama on September 21, 2013 at 4:44 PM

The only question I have for Nancy at this point:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21gaUp1DvVs

a5minmajor on September 21, 2013 at 7:36 PM

“You know why it is. He’s brilliant, … he thinks in a strategic way in how to get something done … and he’s completely eloquent. That’s a package that they don’t like.”…

Bat-Sh1t Crazy Pelosi

How does this square with the fact that we also despise you, Nancy?

And while normally I’d cut her slack on grounds that she’s duty bound as a party leader to spout flattering nonsense about a Democratic president, I can’t believe she’d praise his strategic acumen after…”

Allah

Really? Dude, you keep referring to Pelosi as if she were a sentient being. She is, on the contrary, the craziest b!tch in recent political history. She makes Michele Bachmann sound like Margaret Thatcher.

Is there a single event or example of this nitwit speaking rationally that you can point to as support for treating her as a legitimate subject?

Jaibones on September 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM

nonpartisan |nänˈpärtizən|
adjective
not biased or partisan, esp. toward any particular political group.

Were the above true, Democrats would not be in lockstep with Obama. Pelosi is just too clownish to take seriously. Heck, she even has the clown make-up.

SpiderMike on September 22, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Wait, I thought we didn’t like Obama because we were, you know, raaaaaaacist…or something.

Will you leftists please make up your minds?

Yasherka on September 22, 2013 at 11:19 AM

This woman is living proof that botox eats braincells

PJ Emeritus on September 22, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Obama hated because (insert whatever).

So what?

Meremortal on September 22, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Pelosi: Obamacare Diminishing 40 Hour Work Week For Some, Means “Freedom To Pursue Your Passion”

Ah Pelosi, seriously not well. Who needs that 40 hour week or the money that comes with it, when you can pursue you passion in Japanese fingerprinting?

Click on for video

http://weaselzippers.us/2013/09/22/pelosi-obamacare-diminishing-40-hour-work-week-for-some-means-freedom-to-pursue-your-passion/

Zcat on September 22, 2013 at 6:13 PM

I do think that Obama is about as non-partisan a president as we’ve ever had. Of course he believes in the democratic platform, but considering the way he’s been treated by conservatives, I’d say he has come across far less partisan than his opponents.

nonpartisan on September 22, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Tuna!!!

Bmore on September 22, 2013 at 10:13 PM

“I do think that Obama is about as non-partisan a president as we’ve ever had. Of course he believes in the democratic platform, but considering the way he’s been treated by conservatives, I’d say he has come across far less partisan than his opponents.

nonpartisan on September 22, 2013 at 6:21 PM”

o_0

LOL! I mean.. I don’t even…

shorebird on September 23, 2013 at 1:24 AM

It is a real shame that we don’t have a sanity test in the Constitution. I guess that’s what voters are for. But when the voters are insane, I guess its like calls to like.

Old Country Boy on September 23, 2013 at 2:28 AM

I’d like to say “could there possibly be a dumber broad in Washington” but unfortunately, there is.

RdLake on September 23, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Let’s send this article to Hillary and see what Michele does to Hitlerry.

MSGTAS on September 23, 2013 at 10:15 AM

One wonders if she truely believes what she’s saying, or if she just makes these insane comments to draw attention to herself and away from all the scandals of the Obama administration.

GAlpha10 on September 24, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Halloween is coming and she has Betty Davis eyes. Little girls throughout the USA should dress as Nancy Pelosi for Halloween. Now that would be scary.

Travis1 on September 25, 2013 at 10:39 AM

I’m surprised that Ed or others missed the story about Nan and her troubles with the Catholic Church. Maybe it was on HotAir, but I haven’t seen it.

Late this month, the highest court at the Vatican declared that the Nan has no right to be granted Holy Communion, a sacrament celebrated by the Church as receiving the body and blood of Jesus Christ. To any devout and practicing Catholic, that would be a blow as harsh as ex-communication from the Church itself.

If HotAir picked up on the story, I apologize. I have been watching the media outlets for more on this development, but haven’t seen anything yet. I haven’t even seen or read a reaction from the Nan herself.

metroryder on September 25, 2013 at 12:39 PM

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