Saturday, September 02, 2006

Nancy Pelosi actually smart? Yeah, I dunno about that. Maybe she just has this front of being, I dunno, stone cold fucking stupid when she actually has her shit together behind the scenes. I guess it's possible, but I'm gonna need a lot more convincing before I'm on board with this notion.

"If people are ripping your face off, you have to rip their face off" Pelosi's approach to handling attacks from Republicans)

Can somebody explain to me where the Democrats have done any face ripping? I mean, seriously, the Republicans are doing everything they can right now to not win. At this juncture it's going to be more a matter of the Republicans losing as opposed to the Democrats winning if indeed things shift in November.

To condition Democrats for this fall's midterm elections, she has employed tactics straight out of DeLay's playbook: insisting other House Democrats vote the party line on everything, avoiding compromise with Republicans at all cost and mandating that members spend much of their time raising money for colleagues in close races.

This has me rather torn. On one hand it's like, let's get some change in here. Sure, the Democrats are just going to fuck things up, too. But at least it will be a different class of fuck-ups. You know, a change in scenery.

But at what cost? By being as big of assholes as the Republicans? Alright, fight fire with fire. That's fine. But by doing so, by voting party line, by refusing to compromise, they're just further hardening so much of what's wrong with politics in this country. This does nothing but cement the simplistic black-and-white approach we have to things. The Republicans, of course, aren't going to do much to change matters, so of course, the Democrats have to do this if they're going to pull off an upset. Either way you slice it, it sucks.

And hey -- do I really even want change? You know taxes? Fuck that, I want my goddamn money. I've already got the BMW. Oh, and I am so totally getting a gun. You think I'm joking? I'm not joking. Relax, if when I get guns, I'll be sure that I know how to use them properly (OK, that might not the right thing to say in order to relax people).

The thing is, there's plenty of Republican shit I can get on board with. But Bush and all this Neocon shit? All this Jesus nonsense? Gay marriage, stem cells? That shit has got to stop.

When Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson was found with $90,000 in his freezer from an apparent bribery scheme, Pelosi immediately had him tossed out of his seat on the House Ways and Means Committee.

Hmmmmm, I seem to remember this playing out a bit differently. For one, Pelosi didn't toss him out -- there was a vote which accomplished that. Yes, Pelosi was pushing for him to step aside, but it's not like she swooped in, took charge, and kicked his ass out. Also, there wasn't much "immediately" about it, he was under investigation for quite awhile before he was finally kicked off of the committee. The $90,000 being found wasn't the trigger as the Time writer is trying to imply since the money was found in August and all of this shit didn't go down until the May-June timeframe. Maybe that wasn't made public initially back in August, but either way, the writer has a clear bias towards Pelosi. And of course, I have a clear bias against her, because she's a moron.

Fuck everything: we report on other peoples' reporting. You decide. You know, if you care enough.

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