A Federal Government Shut Down will Leave Egg on Nancy Pelosi's Face and add Additional Tarnish to her Legacy
by Bob Price on April 8, 2011 at 6:10 PM
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi addressed students at Tufts University this afternoon, reflecting on her career and legacy. I wonder if she told them about how she abdicated her primary responsibility as speaker, passing a federal budget, and caused the pending shutdown of the federal government?
Probably not as she took to the streets this week claiming the Republican budget proposal is a "war on women". Gee Nancy, perhaps you should have done your job as the first woman speaker and passed a budget. But then, you really didn't want us to know what you wanted to spend money on did you Nancy?
Or perhaps this statement shows her civility and "adult conversation" ability... "In one of the bills before us, 6 million seniors are deprived of meals — homebound seniors are deprived of meals. People ask us to find our common ground, the middle ground. Is middle ground 3 million seniors not receiving meals? I don't think so. We've got to take this conversation from a debate about numbers and dollar figures and finding middle ground there to the higher ground of national values. I don't think the American people want any one of those 6 million people to lose their meals or the children who are being thrown off of Head Start and the rest of it.”
Here's what the Washington Post had to say about Queen Nancy's bloviated statements:
“In a city with overheated rhetoric, Pelosi’s statement ranks high on this year’s list of bloviated bluster. It’s bad enough that she repeatedly mixed up 6 million meals and 6 million people — and made no effort to correct the record after her statement was reported in the media. But the figure she used appears to have been invented itself, with little basis in fact.” (Glen Kessler, “Nancy Pelosi’s Absurd Math on Senior Citizens Losing their Meals,” The Washington Post, 4/7/2011)
The simple reality is, this looming shutdown is entirely the fault of Democrats. Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and Harry Reid failed in their leadership of this nation when they failed to enact a federal budget for FY 2011. It is now left to House Republicans to clean the egg off the democrats' faces.