While I suspect that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is a savvy political operative, I also believe that she is cunning, devious, untrustworthy and not an honest public servant. Just one day after the President Obama’s State of the Union speech, Pelosi had the audacity to say the following, “We’ll go through the gate, if the gate is closed we’ll go over the fence, if the fence is too high we’ll pole vault in, if that doesn’t work we’ll parachute in, but we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.”
Most Americans recognize that a Health Care Bill is necessary, appropriate, and its passage in its current form is currently hanging by a thread. I now ask the question, “Was Pelosi’s comment appropriate at this time?” Your Commander suggests that in doing so Pelosi has really defied the will of an overwhelming majority of the American public, and is making another brazen effort to force her will on the citizens of this country.
Additionally, I suggest that there is really a growing challenge for power and authority taking place between our president, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Obviously our president wants health care reform, but I believe he is a realist and that passage of a revised Bill is within reach, but not by bullying Congress and jamming something the public does not want and will not support down our throats.
Compromise is supposedly to be the mother’s milk of politics, and this is a perfect example of an issue where compromise should be reached that will benefit all. It is time for everyone to step back and take a deep breath. Take out all of the PORK, sell insurance across State lines, grant some degree of Tort Reform, and include Congress in the health care plan, and the votes are there for passage.
If the members of Congress want to get re-elected, they better rein in Speaker Pelosi and Leader Reid or there will be a mass voter reaction that will cause many Republican and Democrat incumbents to lose their office come November 2010. Arrogant and irresponsible sound-bites add little to the debate and make the passage of a health care bill less likely. Pelosi’s repeated self-serving actions are at the heart of our nation’s problems, and it is long past the time that someone must put a sock in her mouth. Better yet, it is time for President Obama to call her and Reid into the Oval Office and straighten them out once and for all, or they will bring his Administration down too. Pelosi is one of the most dangerous women in this country, and she cannot be permitted to continue destroying our government and the American way of life.
To say that Speaker Pelosi is a ninnyhammer, pecksniffian, popinjay, who is pugnacious and a puzzlewit is an understatement of major proportion. The first thing I would do is take her Air Force 757 away and let her travel on a less expensive taxpayer supported aircraft. Someone must slow down this bloviating egotist and bring her to task before this siren destroys us all.