Monday, March 01, 2010

The Pelosi Narrative

First of all, I don't think it matters much what Nancy Pelosi says in regards to her own reelection. She is a woeful ditz, has been a woeful ditz for decades, and her district doesn't particularly care too much about the ditziness. She has voted consistently with the wishes of those who voted her into office and that will be enough to keep chair warm.

What Pelosi is trying to do of late is to help her fellow Democrat congressional members fight off the negative electoral prospects of embracing a health care bill that nationwide is quite unpopular--a bill that Pelosi has strongly urged that they support regardless of how uncertain their own reelections might be.

While her reelection is virtually guaranteed if she remains steadfast to leftist causes, there will be no promises as to whether she can retain her post as Speaker should an electoral guillotine strike Washington. Her comments this weekend were an attempt to mount a defense based on obfuscation through linguistic gymnastics.

Pelosi's tactic seems to be that you need not forfeit an unpopular fight if you can trick gullible voters into believing what the fight is, and who is on what side.

First is this comment (h/t Q and O) at the Political Ticker:

“The bill can be bipartisan, even though the votes might not be bipartisan, because they [Republicans] have made their imprint on this.”
The definition of bipartisan used to mean a single vote from the likes of RINO senators such as Lincoln Chafee, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, or that miserable fop Lindsey Graham, or rudderless house members such as Mark Kirk and Mary Bono Mack. Now bipartisanship doesn't even need so much as a single RINO's signature as long as a particular portion of a particular bill might be more or less agreeable to one particular Republican.

Pelosi was not done as she then attempted to create the narrative that many Tea Partiers are actually in line with much of the thinking of the liberal wing of the Democrat Party, that is until the GOP and Fox News stole the movement.
"Some of it is hijacking the good intentions of lots of people who share some of our concerns that we have about -- about the role of special interests," Pelosi told ABC's "This Week."

"You know, we share some of the views of the Tea Partiers in terms of the role of special interest in Washington, D.C., as -- it just has to stop," she added.
Pelosi is either completely unaware of what the Tea Party movement is all about (hard to believe) or she thinks the average voter in America will forget which side of the debate they are on if she is allowed to obfuscate for a while.

It is a tragedy that politicians in America think they have risen to such lofty intellectual heights that they can dispense with any pretense of caring what the voting public thinks. Pelosi and her democrat ilk systematically underestimate the thinking power of Americans from coast to coast, not because they are incapable of putting their finger on the pulse of America, but because they don't think they need to feel a pulse. They don't want to be bothered.

Nancy, you might very well be back as part of the California delegation next year, but I hope you enjoy your last year as speaker. Americans are neither as stupid nor as gullible as you think they are.

1 comment:

Hershblogger said...

"...she thinks the average voter in America will forget which side of the debate they are on if she is allowed to obfuscate for a while. "

She thinks the average American voter lives in or around San Francisco. So yes, she not only thinks that obfuscation passes for honesty, but it MUST as a matter of cosmic justice.