Remember back in 2006 when Pelosi and her Democratic cabal wrested control of both houses of congress away from the Republicans and later in 2008 when they seized the White House as well? Nancy Pelosi seemed to think elections mattered a lot then.
Winning the House in 2006, Nancy Pelosi said, “Tonight is a great victory for the American people. Today the American people voted for change, and they voted for Democrats to take our country in a new direction. The American people voted to restore integrity and honesty in Washington, D.C., and the Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical Congress in history.”
We know how well the “honesty and integrity” worked out.
From her snubbing of General Petraeus to closed door sessions on Obamacare, coming out to tell us that in order to find out what was in the bill, we first must pass it, Pelosi and her Democratic Cabal, who declared themselves “Bi-partisan” and “open” wielded their majority with no consideration for the minority party.
In the run-up to passage of the failed stimulus bill and rejecting any call for bi-partisan input, Pelosi said in February 2009, “Washington seems consumed in the process argument of bipartisanship, when the rest of the country says they need this bill.”
Of course, any effort to seek any compromise on Pelosi’s agenda was immediately labeled “obstructionism.” Compromise during her era as Speaker of the House amounted to “do it our way.” Be it rule changes, Obamacare, the stimulus or labeling voters concerned as the Tea Party rose as “Astroturf, Pelosi ruled with an iron fist.
That was then as Democrats seized complete control of the nation and we were being misled “America has come together.” I have yet to understand why America can only “come together” if Democrats control all majorities.
Who can forget Obama’s now famous reply to Republican concerns over the massive stimulus package of “I won?”
Pelosi, thrown out on her rear as House Speaker as Republicans made historic gains in the 2010 elections in the House sings a different tune now that she and her Democratic cabal are back to the minority.
In a recent speech at Tufts University Nancy Pelosi now says,
“To my Republican friends: take back your party. So that it doesn’t matter so much who wins the election, because we have shared values about the education of our children, the growth of our economy, how we defend our country, our security and civil liberties, how we respect our seniors. Because there are so many things at risk right now -- perhaps in another question I'll go into them, if you want. But the fact is that elections shouldn't matter as much as they do...But when it comes to a place where there doesn't seem to be shared values then that can be problematic for the country, as I think you can see right now.”
Just who should the Republicans “take the party back from?” Why do Democrats like Pelosi feel everybody must be “liberal/progressives?” Did she not see the historic losses for her liberal/progressive” views in November 2010?
The audacity of this woman is just astounding.