Friday, November 06, 2009


Pelosi's Waterloo

Mark this Saturday as Nancy Pelosi's near final act as Speaker of the House. As you know she is bringing the massive - and largely unread - 1900 Obamacare package to the floor of the House for a vote. "We have the votes".

 No, you don't.  But don't let that stop her.

  John Fund.
"It's one thing to be serene under fire, it's another to be delusional. More than a few Democrats in Congress are perplexed and worried that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is insisting on ramming through a 1,900-page health care bill on Saturday, just days after her party took heavy losses in Tuesday's elections. "It reminds me of Major Nicholson, the obsessed British major in the film 'Bridge on the River Kwai,'" one Democrat told me. "She is fixated on finishing her health care bridge even as she's lost sight of where it's going and what damage it could cause to her own troops." Indeed, the Speaker's take on Tuesday's off-year elections struck some of her own members as delusive "happy talk." "From our perspective, we won last night," a cheerful Ms. Pelosi told reporters, citing her party's pick-up of a single House seat in a New York special election and retention of another strongly Democratic seat in California. That's not how many of her own troops see it. Democratic Rep. Parker Griffith of Alabama told that members are "very, very sensitive" to the fact that the agenda being pushed by party leaders has "the potential to cost some of our front-line members their seats" On health care, added New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell: "People who had weak knees before are going to have weaker knees now."
Dems are becoming increasingly worried about Pelosi's "leadership", and quirky behaviors.

 From accusing the CIA of lying to insulting nearly 50 million Americans as "radicals", the elections of Tuesday have the attention of the majority of House Dems, not Pelosi.

 Some are glad she's finally going to fully publicize her incompetence.  Many Dems fully expect the bill to lose. Such as her half-crazed efforts at "end the war" votes, they were an embarrassment to many party dems.

 "Every Democrat has their eye on one thing right now - 2010" one Democrat told me. "Healthcare reform is DOA as it is written for now", and adds, "I will vote "No".

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