Nancy Pelosi, in her own words [with my comments added]:
“I accept this gavel in the spirit of partnership, not partisanship, and look forward to working with you on behalf of the American people.”
“In this House, we may belong to different parties, but we serve one country.”
“Let us honor [President Ford’s] memory, not just in eulogy, but in dialogue and trust across the aisle.
“The genius of our Founders is that every two years, new Members bring to this House their spirit of renewal and hope for the American people. [we are hopeful because the Dhimmicrats can be replaced]
“My parents taught us that public service was a noble calling, and that we had a responsibility to help those in need. [a responsibility Pelosi is neglecting]
“A new America that declares our energy independence, promotes domestic sources of renewable energy, and combats climate change. [It’s nice to see Nancy declare our energy independence, but why won’t she allow a vote for it? We have abundant domestic sources of renewable energy, but Pelosi is blocking it.]
“A new America that is strong, secure, and a respected leader among the community of nations. [We are a respected leader among the community of nations, but in order to remain strong and secure, we must become energy independent.]
“The American people told us in the election that they expect us to work together for fiscal responsibility, with the highest ethical standards and civility. [Nancy, your investments raise ethical questions, and you have been anything but civil.]
“In order to achieve a new America, we must return this House to the American people. So our first order of business is passing the toughest ethics reform in history.
“Let us join together in the first 100 hours to make this Congress the most honest and open in history. This openness requires respect for every voice in the Congress. [So why did you disrespect the Republican voices in Congress? Why did you turn off the C-SPAN cameras if you wanted to make this Congress the most honest and open in history?]
Respectful of the vision of our Founders, the expectations of our people, and the great challenges we face, we have an obligation to reach beyond partisanship to serve all Americans. [Now is the time to walk the walk, Nancy.]
“Let us all stand together to move our country forward, seeking common ground for the common good. [The American Energy Act is “common ground for the common good”. It is an “all of the above” approach to American Energy and Energy Independence for America. Be good for your word Nancy. Allow a bipartisan vote on this bill. Now.]