Cong Virginia Foxx speaking now – says Speaker Pelosi telling America “Let them eat cake”
This is arrogance in it’s purest form…Nancy Pelosi needs to go and so does everyone that sides with her over the American people. What can we say that will make them wake up! I’ve signed petitions, contacted my government representatives, emailed the President and Pelosi…what else will it take? We all need to get to Washington to stand with the Republicans next week on the floor of the “people’s” chambers…perhaps…only then will they get the picture that we are in “revolt” for the preservation of our
Posted By: Eileen | August 03, 2008 at 03:38 PM
This is a bit on the crude side, but it’s a case study of what I’m talking about:
I’ve decided to blow off work tomorrow, head up to DeeCee, and lend my face to the hopefully THOUSANDS that are impossible to ignore by the drivebys. If the Republican Congress has finally thrown down the gauntlet instead of getting their noses bloodied with no response, who am I to not support them if I live within an hour and a half?
Screw that beehotch Nancy, let’em eat cake, Pelosi. Harry Reid? I’ve got chunks of guys like that in my stool. H/T Joe Piscopo. It’s time for pitchforks and torches on Washington. How could I miss it? It’s the Republican Woodstock. Or maybe PelosiPalooza.
pistolero on August 3, 2008 at 9:44 PM
August 7th UPDATE: Nancy Pelosi, I was there, Where Were YOU?
August 13th UPDATE: Nancy Pelosi Passes Gas
September 12th UPDATE:
If Democrats lose the House, they can look back to Pelosi’s adjournment as their tipping point. She may have singlehandedly transformed her party, which looked like it couldn’t lose this year, into a minority in the House.
The tipping point in the 2008 elections ended up being the manufactured crisis of September 11, 2008 and how the Republicans supported, rather than oppposed, the TARP response to that manufactured crisis.
Look, I was there when the [Treasury] Secretary and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve came those days and talked with members of Congress about what was going on. It was about [Monday] September 15th . Here’s the facts, and we don’t even talk about these things. On Thursday [September 11th, 2008] at about eleven o’clock in the morning, the Federal Reserve noticed a tremendous draw-down of money market accounts in the United States, to the tune of $550 billion dollars was being drawn out in the matter of an hour or two. The Treasury opened up its window to help. They pumped a hundred and five billion dollars in the system and quickly realized that they could not stem the tide. We were having an electronic run on the banks. They decided to close the operation, close down the money accounts and announce a guarantee of $250,000 per account so there wouldn’t be further panic out there, and that’s what actually happened.
If they had not done that, their estimation was that by 2 o’clock that afternoon, five-and-a-half trillion dollars would have been drawn out of the money market system of the United States, would have collapsed the entire economy of the United States, and within 24 hours the world economy would have collapsed. Now we talked at that time about what would happen if that happened. It would have been the end of our economic system and our political system as we know it.
And that’s why, when they made the point we’ve got to act and do things quickly we did. Now Secretary Paulson said, “Let’s buy out these sub-prime mortgages.” That’s when he came to Congress. But he said, “Give us latitude and large authority to do many things as we decide necessary. And give us seven hundred billion dollars to do that.”
-Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), Capital Market Subcommittee Chair (start at the 2:06 mark of this video)
Treasury Secretary Paulson was a Socialist Trojan Horse that President Bush unwisely trusted. That manufactured crisis, and the willingness of both the Republican President (George W. Bush) and the Republican Party Presidential Nominee (John McCain) to not only support this plan but also pressure other Republicans in Congress to support it, THAT is what sunk the Republican Party in the November elections.
Which Republican Presidential candidate spoke out strongly against the TARP? Mike Huckabee.
Which Republican Presidential candidate understands that opposing TARP was not only the right thing to do, but was our best shot at winning the White House? Mike Huckabee.
Mike Huckabee was not only against TARP, he was against it’s sequel: CRAP.
First we had the TARP bailout last fall —
the Troubled Assets Relief Program.
Congress spent about $750 billion to fix the economy.
Things got worse and Congress doesn’t even know what happened to a big chunk of the money.
This week, Congress ignored all those promises for bipartisanship and transparency by locking the Republicans out of the room, holing up in secret middle of the night meetings, and then hurriedly voting on an 1,100 page bill that not one of the Senate or House members had the time to even read, much less understand.
They were in such a hurry to get this passed, that they didn’t have a name for it, so in the interest of public service, I’d like to offer a title for this massive spending bill: The Congressional Relief Action Program.