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Quotational Therapy: Part 140 -- Nancy Pelosi Hates America.

Pelosi Does Her Best Baghdad Bob Impression-

By now, surely you've heard about how the Democrats stole a vote in the House of Representatives. If not, here is the gist:

The House of Representatives almost turned into the Fight Club Thursday night, when Democrats ruled that a GOP motion had failed even though, when the gavel fell, the electronic score board showed it winning 215-213 along with the word FINAL. The presiding officer, Rep. Mike McNulty (D., N.Y.), actually spoke over the clerk who was trying to announce the result.

In the ensuing confusion several members changed their votes and the GOP measure to deny illegal aliens benefits such as food stamps then trailed 212-216. Boiling-mad Republicans stormed off the floor. The next day, their fury increased when they learned electronic records of the vote had disappeared from the House's voting system.

This is pure evil, folks. This is a HUGE deal. Honestly, I couldn't give less of a care about the actual measure they were voting on, but for Democrats to do what they did, procedurally, is almost unimaginable. A functioning democracy cannot handle that sort of underhandedness on any sort of regular basis. Democrats are doing their best to undermine the very basis of freedom in this country. That's not an exaggeration. What happened last week was seismic.

More on last week's truly Orwellian event:

The House on Friday unanimously agreed to create a special select committee, with subpoena powers, to investigate Republican allegations that Democratic leaders had stolen a victory from the House GOP on a parliamentary vote late Thursday night...

The agreement for a special committee was extraordinary. Such powerful investigative committees usually are reserved for issues such as Watergate and the funneling of profits from Iranian arms sales to the Nicaraguan Contras in the 1980s.

"I don't know when something like this has happened before," said House deputy historian Fred Beuttler.

So what was the Pelosi response:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi made matters worse when she told reporters, "There was no mistake made last night."

Oh, okay. Sorry.

Democrats in Congress today are doing their best to undermine America's already-shaken confidence in our public institutions. Both Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have conducted themselves even more shamefully than anyone could have imagined at election-time last year. They have driven Congressional approval to historic lows and proven that Democrats are not fit to run this country:


Again, this Democrat vote tampering in the House is truly monumental, and entirely worthy of "major scandal" level of media coverage.

More Pelosi, out of touch with reality:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., charged Republicans with blatant obstructionism: "They've just been deluged by the success of the Democrats on behalf of the American people," she said.

This has to be the most unintentionally hilarious quote of the political year.

Previous Quotational Therapy Session:

Senator Dodd On Social Security.

The right quote can be therapeutic, so tune in to WILLisms.com for quotational therapy on Monday and Friday.

Posted by Will Franklin · 6 August 2007 02:07 PM


You better watch what you say, word on the street, not yet substantiated by Joe Wilson, is that The Speaker is trying to obtain WMDs: http://ace.mu.nu/archives/236115.php

Posted by: Doug at August 6, 2007 03:17 PM

Its been pretty clear since the 2000 election in Florida that our political system is about two shakes away from collapse. There's little accountability, large amounts of "faction" corruption, and almost enough apathy on the part of political constituencies -- provided they get their slice of the tax pie.

The Democrats very nearly usurped a two century tradition of peaceful transition of power. Its frightening when you think of it in that context -- a bloodless coup it may have turned out to be, but it was very nearly a coup none the less.

You're seeing this same mindset now in congress. He who's in charge makes the rules, right down to Harry Reid's odd use of parliamentary procedure (however ineffective) and Pelosi's vote-cancellations.

Posted by: k2aggie07 at August 6, 2007 04:04 PM

k2aggie07 - combine this with Schumer's intention to confirm no judges and the previous refusal to allow up-or-down votes and the insistence of consultation on judges, and it is clear that this is a pattern of slow descent, stretching what is procedurally permissible each time out. They don't like the two-party system.

Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at August 6, 2007 08:56 PM

Pelosi Galore delcared that hers would be "the most moral Congress EVAR!"


The leftist tendencies of the Democrats--such as totalitarianism and a complete inability to tolerate dissent--are coming out.


Posted by: Vulgaris Populus at August 6, 2007 10:05 PM

Maybe she meant NEVAR???

Posted by: zsa zsa at August 7, 2007 09:26 AM

There you go, a picture of the two best women in Congress.

And just think of how these two could help Hillary implement her Stalinist agenda. After all, she is the best man for the job.

I think the democrats have an identity crisis going on here.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at August 7, 2007 07:10 PM


Off the topic here, but Fred Barnes has a good article about Governor Sanford over at The Weekly Standard.

You have posted a couple of times about him. This article just re-enforces why we in SC like him so much.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at August 7, 2007 07:44 PM


What, only the Republicans get to stiff arm the rules?
I've been complaining about this stuff for 20 years, no matter who was in charge. You just noticed it in 2006, because you've been so busy shilling for your party you didn't bother to pay attention to how they operated.
"Both sides do it" isn't an excuse for anybody. You are welcome to raise all the hell you can, and I agree with you. But you can't pretend this is a new phenomenon or a Democratic issue because that would be just incredibly naive.

Posted by: bozo_casanova at August 8, 2007 12:21 PM

Both sides don't do it.

Democrats exclusively took this unprecedented step.

Posted by: Will Franklin at August 8, 2007 12:25 PM

That's just incredibly naive.

Posted by: bozo_casanova at August 8, 2007 12:31 PM

Wrong. As usual.

Posted by: Will Franklin at August 8, 2007 12:34 PM


Posted by: bozo_casanova at August 8, 2007 12:42 PM

Bozo when was the last time Republicans canceled a vote or disputed the results of an election up to the supreme court? Look it up, I'll wait.

Here's another quote:
"I don't know when something like this has happened before," said House deputy historian Fred Beuttler.

Posted by: k2aggie07 at August 8, 2007 02:19 PM


In the future, could you at least pick a different name to use while commenting.
It is hard hard to take a lover of clowns seriously.

I apologize, I could not resist.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at August 8, 2007 08:15 PM

I don't mind his name at all. Of course, old boz may not take that as a compliment.

I disagree that this is equally opportunity, bozo c. If you have been following this for twenty years in oh, Newsweek or CNN I can certainly see that this would be your strong impression. And it is definitely true that Republicans have tried to game the parliamentary system a few times.

But this has been a long, long descent. Starting with the Bork and Thomas confirmation hearings, the Democrats have introduced a steady stream of angrier, sleazier, divisive measures.

Posted by: Assistant Village Idiot at August 10, 2007 02:55 PM