Thursday, December 07, 2006

Nancy Plays Nice

Played up by consternatives as a fearsome dragon lady before the November elections, House Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi has thus far not breathed terribly much fire. To start, she's offering two-month severance packages to outgoing GOP staffers; their Democratic counterparts were reportedly offered nothing more than boxes when Republicants took Congress in 1994.

Pelosi is also
allowing perv protector and outgoing House Speaker Dennis Hastert to have a primo office instead of a modest one. Though, Hastert’s own corruption and/or corpulence may ensure his occupancy of said office will be brief.

"Payback" is not always such a bitch, is it?

On more substantive matters, Pelosi has said Democrats will “absolutely not” cut funding to troops fighting in a Iraq. A real “cut and run” type liberal, this broad, eh? I guess that ballyhooed Democrat-led retreat from Iraq has been called off.

Pelosi also plans to make an
increase in the federal minimum wage a priority in the new session. Low-level workers of all political stripes have been making the same hourly wage for 10 years, even though the cost of everything else has gone up over that time, so this is welcome relief.

Many consternos seem to know more than I do about Pelosi. I have seen her in some confirmation hearings, and heard her name here and there, but like Harry Reid, she was pretty much a new face to me when she got promoted to House Speaker. I do remember her rankling me when she said impeachment for Bush was “off the table.”

However, assessing what I’m seeing of Pelosi now against the rhetoric I’ve heard about her from the right, I must say, "Oh, what a scary, scary woman.”

Finally, in other Democratic
atrocity news, House members will soon be required to work almost an entire five-day week like the rest of us. It’s about time, the lazy, overpaid, corrupt bastards. They’re already complaining, but I say, “Deal!” How are you going to clean up the big messes we are in now, including those within your own chambers, by continuing to put in a couple hours a week? My parting advice: Order in Chinese.

9 comments:

Hellpig said...

Give it time Bogs she is not even in office yet,although she is 0-2 in her decision making of appointments and on the cusp of being 0-3 with her latest recommended appointment.Funny how hard it appears for her to appoint ethical appointees,seems fraud runs deep into the Dem ranks.I now feel the Dem victory will be a lame duck session,the only thing I see passing is wages increase,nothing more.Then in '08 the 40% of repubs that didn't vote will vote to re-capture lost seats and the Presidency..Especially when people find out Obama is a converted muslim which has yet to hit MSM

Pete Bogs said...

I know you think this is a two-year punishment for consternos, but if they don't clean up their act the voting public will be no more enamored with them in '08 than they were this year... by lame duck, what you really mean is Republicant obstructionism to bide their time until '08... that won't please the electorate either...

Pelosi is off to a dignified start, I'd say, judging by some of the classy moves she's made (detailed here)...

actually, the first time I ever heard about Obama, I heard that he had some Muslim link... they were explaining where his unusual name came from, I think... so, it's already been out there... I don't think anyone with sense is afraid Obama will launch a Taliban gov't here in the US... but I imagine that will be part of some Rovian smear campaign that will inevitably come out about Obama...

Pete Bogs said...

PS - Pelosi skipped over an expected appointee precisely because of his unsavory past... an impeached judge, I believe...

Hellpig said...

Bogs she only skipped over them because she was being outted not becasue she is somehow moderate.Thanks to Hoyer this will be a fun 2 years and I hope Harmon sticks it to her as well.

The American public will not allow a former Muzzie to be president of the US with or without Rove.

Pelosi will mark the date here* In my opinion will be outted for the loon she is before the first 100 days,she has turned on her SF far left base and they being the moonbats they are will not go quietly,she owes too many markers to be the fake moderate she is now claiming to be.Not to mention the gathering of Lobbists she is lining her pockets with,I thought she was going to clean up the lobbby but I guess money speaks louder then words

Jack K. said...

Or Mexican!

Pete Bogs said...

jack - si!

Bird said...

if obama throws his hat in the ring - he will lose. he has three strikes against him:

1) he's black. across the board, Americans won't elect a black man as president. racism is still too deeply entrenched in our pysche.

2) he has a muslim name. americans are stupid and will make assumptions based on that name. and bigotry is too deeply entrenched in our national pysche (spelled it right this time - haha!).

3) his dad was a muslim(at least that's what i read.)

boom!

obama is not a converted Muslim - he's a practicing Christian. but as you can see - the bullshit is already out there, questioning his faith and his loyalty.

i've been reading a bit about him, and so far, i like him. he seems to be a centrist. i'm hoping to read more about him over my break - and if what i understand about him so far pans out - i might re-register as a dem and even stuff envelopes and hang voter doorknob cards for him if he makes it to the california primary. but that's a long way off, and even if he makes it that far, he won't win.

ido agree with hell on one thing - this may be only a two-year punishment for repubs. nothing is for sure. the dems have to really work it. i hope they do well.

Pete Bogs said...

bird - I agree about the US being still too backwards to elect a black man to the highest office in the land... incidentally, this is also why consternos have nothing to worry about with Hillary - we're not ready for a woman yet, either...

as for the punishment, well, I predicted modest gains for Dems, but not regaining both houses... apparently the American people were more hungry for change than I thought... two years, then, won't be sufficient punishment for 12 years of Republicant rule... it could happen, but I doubt it... no one will be angrier at Dems if they fail than I...

Hellpig said...

Bird said obama is not a converted Muslim - he's a practicing Christian. but as you can see - the bullshit is already out there, questioning his faith and his loyalty.

Hellpig said "The American public will not allow a former Muzzie> to be president of the US with or without Rove.