Posts Tagged ‘Nancy Pelosi’

Nancy Pelosi Compares Incoming Obamacare Mandate To US Independence Day

June 29, 2013

According to Nancy Pelosi, Democrats won’t only celebrate American independence on July 4, but will also be celebrating “health independence” thanks to Obamacare. The House minority leader tied the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the healthcare law to the July 4 holiday. “It captures the spirit of our Founders, the spirit they wrote in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness,” Pelosi said at a weekly press conference this morning, explaining the law allows Americans to have “a healthier life, and the liberty to pursue a person’s happiness.”

Nancy Pelosi tells crowd to welcome incoming health care on Independence Day. Too much of a close encounter.

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Rep Gabrielle Gifford In Nancy Pelosi’s Cross Hairs

January 19, 2011

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked Rep. Nancy Pelosi on “The Situation Room” if Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head in an assasination attempt earlier this month, will return to Congress.

“Yes, I think so,” responded the Democratic leader. “The reports that I’ve been getting from her husband are very positive. You see what’s in the press. We’ll be looking forward to welcome her back to her committee assignments.”

Nancy Pelosi in spin mode. Giffords now in her cross hairs..

 

Steven Speilberg To Help Direct Nancy Pelosi’s New Role

December 23, 2010

Midway through Philip Rucker and Paul Kane’s story about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s transition to minority leader comes an interesting bit of news. The California Democrat, vilified by Republicans in the last election, has turned to director Steven Spielberg for help rebranding House Democrats.

Lawmakers say she is consulting marketing experts about building a stronger brand. The most prominent of her new whisperers is Steven Spielberg, the Hollywood director whose films have been works of branding genius. Lawmakers said Spielberg has not reported to Pelosi with a recommendation.

Spielberg has been a power player in Democratic politics for years, working on everything from President Bill Clinton’s millennial celebrations to the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He endorsed Hillary Clinton in the last presidential race, but since then he’s helped fundraise for President Obama.

But, the news that he is advising the leading Democrat in the House on building a strong party brand would seem to be a different — and more expansive — role than Spielberg has played in the past.

Pelosi and Democrats looking for movie director Steven Speilberg to redirect their new role.

Hopefully part of the new Pelosi role  will  include a quest “to go home”..

 

Pelosi Claims She Has Fellow Democrat Support, Congressional House Sideshow

November 13, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has the “overwhelming support” of fellow Democrats in her bid to become minority leader in the next Congress, and says she’s not to blame for the Democrats’ mid-term debacle.

 “We didn’t lose the election because of me,” Ms. Pelosi told National Public Radio in an interview that aired Friday morning. “Our members do not accept that.”

Instead, the California Democrat attributes the loss of at least 60 seats to high unemployment and “$100 million of outside, unidentified funding.”

“Any party that cannot turn (9.5% unemployment) into political gains should hang up the gloves,” she said.

 Pelosi has now become Sideshow Nancy….

Nancy Trying To Get Back In The Saddle Again, She’s So Bucked

November 10, 2010

WASHINGTON – In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won’t support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January.

“The reality is that she is politically toxic,” said Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley, one of several Democrats who are trying to pressure Pelosi to step aside as her party’s leader in the wake of historic election losses to Republicans last week.

Pelosi startled many Democrats with a quick postelection announcement that she would run for minority leader. In the interim, Pelosi’s critics have become more vocal in their efforts to retire her from the party leadership. Nancy on her last ride for House Minority Leader. Shes Bucked…

Pelosi Considers Staying As Democratic House Leader, That Wasically Wabbit!?

November 5, 2010

In the wake of Tuesday’s shellacking, outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, has been widely expected to step down as the Democratic leader and leave Congress.

Not so fast.

High-level Democratic sources in the House tell ABC News Pelosi is seriously considering staying in Congress and running for the position of minority leader.Pelosi is methodically calling every Democratic House member who won on Tuesday, as well as many who lost, sources tell ABC News. In the process, she is weighing her options and gauging her support.

Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC), a member of the conservative Democratic Blue Dog coalition, is urging Pelosi not to run and threatening to challenge her if she does. Another member of the Blue Dog coalition, Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT), told Politico that Pelosi should not stay on. “We just got whupped,” he said.

Pelosi added, “It’s never been about me. It’s about how our caucus goes forward to fight, continue our fight for the middle class.” Pelosi considers running for  minority house leader. Pelosi and her typically its not me its  you, that crazy wascially wabbitt.

  

  

 

Nancy Pelosi Is So Good At Spending Money, She Is Better Than 57 Previous House Speaker Combined

October 25, 2010

 When Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gave her inaugural address as speaker of the House in 2007, she vowed there would be “no new deficit spending.” Since that day, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

“After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,” Pelosi said in her speech from the speaker’s podium. “Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.” Pelosi has served as speaker in the 110th and 111th Congresses.

At the close of business on Jan. 4, 2007, Pelosi’s first day as speaker, the national debt was $8,670,596,242,973.04 (8.67 trillion), according to the Bureau of the Public Debt.  At the close of business on Oct. 22, it stood at $13,667,983,325,978.31 (13.67 trillion), an increase of 4,997,387,083,005.27 (or approximately $5 trillion).

Pelosi, the 60th speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, has added more to the national debt than the first 57 House speakers combined.

Thanks Nancy…

 

Health Insurance Companies Are Dropping Child-Only Plans, They Read The Bill

September 22, 2010

Several major insurance companies — including WellPoint, Cigna and CoventryOne — have decided to stop issuing children’s policies just days before the start of new rules forbidding them from turning down sick children. The prohibition is among several provisions of the healthcare-reform law that kick in Thursday and that Democrats plan to highlight ahead of the midterm elections.

Democrats are especially galled by the announcement because the industry’s lobbying arm, America’s Health Insurance Plans, had appeared to support the measure.

“Six months ago, the insurance industry trade association promised that their members would ‘fully comply’ with the provision in the health reform law outlawing discrimination against children with pre-existing conditions, ” Stark said in a statement. “Now with this consumer protection about to go into effect, we find out they didn’t really mean it.

They probably did mean it until they read the bill.. Now there will be no child only insurance plans for healthy or sick kids.  thanks Nancy

 

Dems Desperate To Save The House

September 20, 2010

MCGREGOR, TEXAS – Little more than two years after she touted him for the vice presidential nomination, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cannot count on the support of Rep. Chet Edwards.

Edwards, a conservative Democrat trying win an 11th term representing this area southwest of Dallas, said he has not made up his mind whether he would support Pelosi (D-Calif.) for another term as speaker, as he comes under fire back home for his close ties to the Democratic leader.

“No, I’ve made no commitments for speaker. Until we see the outcome of this election, I don’t even know who will be running for speaker,” Edwards said in an interview while campaigning Saturday in this small town of 5,000 southwest of Waco.

Democrats from a number of states, including Texas, Ohio and North Carolina, are running away from Pelosi in a harsh political climate. Distancing one’s self from the speaker is nothing new for many Democrats, including Edwards, but the number of incumbents criticizing the party House leader is larger than it has been in past election cycles – and the volume of their criticism is louder.

More than a few Democrats have said they are wavering on supporting Pelosi as their leader next year. At least four House Democrats are running ads stating their opposition to the speaker’s agenda, and one Democrat running in Tennessee called for her resignation.

Edwards, rated by independent political analysts as one of the 10 Democrats whose seat is most endangered, goes further than most of his colleagues. He openly critiques his party’s entire agenda, saying its leaders “overreached” after the 2008 elections. Dems desperate to save the house.

Pelosi Says Current Elections Not About Her, Stupid Is As Stupid Does

September 15, 2010

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday Democrats will keep the House in November, and blamed the Citizens United ruling – which opened up new avenues for corporate money in elections — for giving Republicans an advantage this year.

When asked about her previous predictions about Democrats retaining control, she said she “absolutely” still believes they will.

“I predict that again, absolutely,” she said. “The change in dynamic we have here is a Supreme Court decision which said that corporate America can pour endless money into campaigns even companies substantially owned by overseas interest. Even companies which have received tarp funds can pour funds into these elections, undisclosed. That’s a new dynamic in politics. I think it undermines our democracy. But it is a reality and we’re not whining about it. We intend to win. No one just goes out there and wins.”

Pelosi brushed off the idea that the election is a referendum on her leadership, a message Republicans have spent the entire summer hammering home.