Monday, October 16, 2006

It Takes a Grandmother



In an ecstatic daydream the San Francisco Chronicle asks the pregnant question: “Can Pelosi and Bush get along?” If the Dems win control of the House next month, "they'll be thrown together in kind of a shotgun marriage where they will have to cooperate on a number of things,'' said Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute. "And they are probably not going to get through this campaign and be in a mood to be warm and compromising.''

Example – President Bush:


"The top Democrat leader in the House made an interesting declaration. She said, 'We love tax cuts.' Given her record, she must be a secret admirer. If this is the Democrats idea of love I don't want to see what hate looks like.''

Example – Nancy Pelosi:

"Bush is an incompetent leader. In fact, he's not a leader. He's a person who has no judgment, no experience and no knowledge of the subjects that he has decided upon. Not to get personal about it, but the president's capacity to lead has never been there. In order to lead, you have to have judgment. In order to have judgment, you have to have knowledge and experience. He has none.''

Yeah, they’ll get along just fine.

But San Fran Nan has some fabulous ideas about the first 100 hours after she takes the gavel as the first Madam Speaker in history.

1. Enact legislature to "break the link between lobbyists and legislation." Pelosi says she would drain the "GOP swamp." Watch out Nan, you may snag a Clinton or a Reed.

2. Raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour, thereby increasing unemployment among those who can least afford it.

3. Broaden the types of stem cell research allowed with federal funds, because the $10 Billion from California voters was not enough.

4. Tax cuts would have to be rolled back for those above "a certain level." Details will have to be worked out. "We believe in the marketplace," she said of the Democrats, unlike those Republicans who "have only rewarded wealth, not work."

Speaker-ette Pelosi loves tax cuts (see above) and thinks that people with large incomes (say her) don’t work for it.

Dean Barnett notes on the Hugh Hewitt blog: " I think the minimum wage should be raised to $500/hour so every working person will be a millionaire as he deserves to be. But in a perfect Democratic world "only trial lawyers would make money. And government employees."

So is the President worried? Come January, he said last week, "We'll have a Republican speaker and a Republican leader of the Senate." The Washington Post can’t get over it. In an opinion piece yesterday, Michael Abramowitz exclaimed in disbelief "White House Upbeat about GOP Prospects."

"Amid widespread panic in the Republican establishment about the coming midterm elections, " says Abramowitz, "GOP strategists with close ties to the White House flatly predicted the loss of the House, though they would not do so on the record for fear of offending senior Bush aides."

Wishful thinking by the Dems and a few RINO strategists?

Karl Rove predicts that in the worst case Republicans will lose only 8 to 10 seats -- shy of the 15 seats needed for the Democrats to take control. The Bush-Rove playbook includes mobilizing the GOP base, most especially Christian conservatives, and reminding the electorate of the Democratic position on national security (try to be nice) and taxes (raise them). Rove believes that many of the polls understate what he expects to be a big GOP advantage in turnout.

That’s what we are all about, my friends. Get your family, friends and neighbors to the polls and send money to the GOP candidates in the House and Senate races that are most in need. Start with Senators Rick Santorum in Penn. and George Allen in Virginia. Don’t forget California Reps. John T. Doolittle and Richard W. Pombo.

Otherwise that fatuous grandmother from San Francisco may be cleaning house in the House. Frightening!!!

2 Comments:

Blogger VirtualBeach said...

It is quite the contrast between President Bush and Ms. Pelosi, the representative of San Francisco. But Pres. Bush needs to accept a lot of the blame here. We supported the Republicans on controlling spending, and neither branch of Congress nor the President ever did. It is disgraceful. I don't blame Pres. Bush for everything in Iraq, but Congress and the President can control spending and they never did. It will be decades before Republicans will ever campaign again on smaller budgets and limited governments. A key principle of the party is gone in favor of short term interests. Immigration policy is so vastly out of step with the American people, that did not help either.

11:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't say I hate anyone, BUT when I look at that phoney, lying face I ask God to guide my thinking!!!!!

Rose

3:10 PM  

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