"Nancy, follow these instructions:
1. Procure interview.
2. Open mouth.
3. Lie like hell."
Nancy's latest line is that she's given credit to Iran for stopping violence in Basra. Um, pardon me, but I thought that the Iranians were CAUSING problems of violence in Iraq, not stepping in to stop violence...
From Abe Greenwald at Commentary Magazine:
GREAT JOB, Grammy Nan, you're proving, once again, how true the old adage that is credited to the American Indian in regards to Washington politicians, "White man (in this case, woman) speak with forked tongue."
In an interview yesterday with the San Francisco Chronicle, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed the U.S. troop surge failed to accomplish its goal. She then partially credited the success of the troop surge to “the goodwill of the Iranians,” claiming that they were responsible for ending violence in the southern city of Basra.
Asked if she saw any evidence of the surge’s positive impact on her May 17 trip to Iraq she responded:
Well, the purpose of the surge was to provide a secure space, a time for the political change to occur to accomplish the reconciliation. That didn’t happen. Whatever the military success, and progress that may have been made, the surge didn’t accomplish its goal. And some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians-they decided in Basra when the fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities-the Iranians.
This is an inexcusable slander. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki brought the Sadrists militias to their knees in a month-long battle that enabled Iraq’s largest Sunni bloc to rejoin the government. Furthermore, when Pelosi met with Prime Minister al-Maliki in Mosul she sang quite a different tune. She had “welcomed Iraq’s progress in passing a budget as well as oil legislation, and a bill paving the way for the provincial elections in the fall that are expected to more equitably redistribute power among local officials,” and stated, “We’re assured the elections will happen here, they will be transparent, they will be inclusive and they will take Iraq closer to the reconciliation we all want it to have.”
The Democratic Party has turned into little more than a three ring circus at this point, with Nancy Pelosi staring in the center ring as the ringmistress, bull horn in hand, feast your eyes, ladiessssssssssss and gentlemen, on our next assssssssssstounding performance, and voila, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama come driving out in the clown care to amuse and confuse in the left ring, the Amazing Algore in the other left ring (there are no right rings in this circus) begins setting up for his amazing green magic performance. I've heard, personally, that it's a lot of "hot" air...
Shakespeare once said "all the world's a stage," and the Democrats are doing their dead level best to prove the Bard at his word. For the past two years, the Democrats have been MacBeth's "poor player who struts and frets his hour upon the stage, FULL of SOUND and FURY...a tale told by an idiot, signifying nothing." The American people were duped by democrats into voting them into power two years ago hoping for change and that the Democrats would do something about the rising price of fuel. They did; the economy has continued to tank and fuel prices are nearing double what they were at the time of Nancy Pelosi's grand show of strutting about on the floor of the House with her grandchild in arms. What a magNIFICENT photo op! It would have been more impressive to use trained apes, at least they might have accomplished a bit more than the Democrats have managed since their glorious seizure of power in 06. Flung poo on the House floor would be more interesting than anything Nancy has had to say, and I'm certain that there could be more accomplished in the form of hanging from the chandeliers than is being done by our current "representatives" who have manage to change the names of some postal facilities over the past couple of years. Perhaps the alpha male of the group of apes could bang the gavel and call them to order for a session of legislative session of lice and flea picking and grooming.
That, at least, would be something productive. We could expect the new Speaker of the House to look a bit like this:
We, the American people, are screwing ourselves over by sending the same do-nothing "representatives" up to Washington term after term after term. We are being earmarked and porked to death, and we're not even getting the satisfaction of having a good smoke after being porked without knowing that our legislators want to levy a heavy tax on the tobacco. Perhaps Ringling Brothers would be better, at this point, in handling our government. They have experience in juggling, dealing with dangerous predators, and performing seemingly impossible feats that amaze us in spectacular ways. Perhaps they could appoint someone along the lines of the late Gunther Gebel Williams as Ambassador to the United Nations.
And yet we do it to ourselves. We select the most inept, corrupt, despicable individuals that we can select out of a poor selection pool of contenders to send to Washington as it is. There are currently 535 Senators and Congressmen and Congresswomen in our government, the majority of whom have been there long enough to become entrenched in their positions. Need I name names? Dick Durbin, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Robert Byrd...Robert Byrd, by the way, a former Klansman who was born in 1917, has served since 1959.
THIS was the intention of the founding fathers? Senators who become career politicians instead of serving the country IN ADDITION to their careers as farmers, doctors, lawyers, business owners? I think not. And yet for 49 years Byrd has served as a Senator.
And yet West Virginia continues to put him into office, decade after decade.
Ask yourselves, Americans, is this the way you wish to be represented in government? By a group of people who could be replaced by trained apes who would do a better job? At least, perhaps, the apes would have enough sense not to do something as inane as trying to sue OPEC.
Once and Always, an American Fighting Man