Nancy Pelosi: Flubs, Fiscal Cliffs, Uneasy Incumbency

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi has flubbed during and following her tenure. She even supported the very fiscal cliff compromise of tax increases on millionaires, which President Obama opposes.

House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi withdrew from the spotlight shortly after ObamaCare was passed. She turned into a liability for her caucus and the President because of a number of her "legislative flubs".

Before Pelosi became a major player in Washington politics, reporter Jan Helfeld confronted her. Earlier in her tenure, she flubbed on the minimum wage, exposing her double standard on the matter. Jan Helfeld questioned her about the rate that she paid her interns in her office compared to what every other business have to pay. She refused to come clean on the fact that she does not honor the minimum wage laws.

Her more recent flubs include the following:

"We have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can see what's in it."

Of course, she is not the only liberal California Congressional member to admit that they do not read the legislation which they pass onto the President, which then presses on us. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) admitted in a West Los Angeles townhall meeting that he does not read every bill, either.

Before and after ObamaCare passed, Pelosi let loose with some other foolish flubs.

When a reporter asked Pelosi if ObamaCare was constitutional, she chided:

"Are you serious? Are you serious?"

She once called ObamaCare protesters "AstroTurf", then alluded that they were sympathetic to Nazi principles.

After the bill passed, Pelosi "comforted" artists and entrepreneurs with the following:

"Quit your job we'll provide healthcare." She basically invited people to become shiftless takers because the thrifty taxpayer would cover their medical expenses under ObamaCare.

One reporter requested clarification about the consequences of not purchasing heatlh insurance under "ObamaCare", yet she remained disturbingly evasive.

Following the passage of ObamaCare, Pelosi also claimed that "32 million would have health insurance" with the passage of ObamaCare, when in reality millions have lost employer-backed health insurance because of the prolix legislation.

Pelosi has also confused the Eleventh and the Fourteenth Amendment when discussing whether President Obama had the authority to raise the debt ceiling without Congressional authorization.

Other notably distressing comments from Pelosi include her claims that unemployment benefits are '"job creating", when in truth unemployment benefits reserves are considerably depleted in many states, a fiscal problem which creates more deficits and debt in the states, followed by depressed job growth.

Pelosi has not only declared misleading or uninformed comments, she has carried on answers which did nothing but confuse. This clip defies description. Voters have to see and hear it to believe it, yet even then they will have nothing to say beyond "Unbelievable".

Obamacare still remains on the books, yet the Bush tax cuts are about to expire and a massive sequester will pass on January 2 2013, taking down with it huge cuts in military and domestic spending. Going from flubs to the fiscal cliff, Congresswoman Pelosi, along with her liberal Senate counterpart Chuck Schumer, has supported the motion that tax hikes should be increased for millionaires as opposed to every individual who makes $250k or more.

House Speaker John Boehner advanced this proposal, along with comprehensive entitlement reform. The President rejected this offering from House Speaker. Nevertheless, Pelosi is convinced that House Democrats will stand with the President during the current tense budget negotiations in Washington.

From flubs to contradictions to incomprehensible remarks, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi should guard her uneasy interest as a representative for San Francisco residents. She is the same spokesman for the Obama Administration who candidly admitted that the President helped push gas prices three times higher than under the Bush Administration. Following the fiscal cliff deal or fallout, Pelosi may need to reconsider whether she runs for office again.

With her remarkably bad record of inconsistent comments and advocacy for unsustainable fiscal policies, perhaps House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's uneasy incumbency needs to come to a decisive end.

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Andrew Peceimer December 24, 2012 at 04:42 AM
Arthur you make some great points. I wonder how her grand kids will feel with the trillions in debt she will leave them to pay.
Arthur Christopher Schaper December 26, 2012 at 08:47 PM
I agree. There is nothing wrong with making mistakes, as long as your heart and actions are going in the right direction. Pelosi's actions and interests are not in line with the best interests of her constituents and her country. Too many gaffes spell out that she has been in office for too long.
JTB December 27, 2012 at 04:47 AM
"We have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can see what's in it." That one quote best exemplifies what Ms. Pelosi and many of her cohorts, including Sen. Harry Reid, are all about. Just because she has a "D" behind her name, her constituents are not supposed to question any piece of legislation or policy she endorses. If Ms. Nancy says it's okay, it therefore must be okay. Case closed. Let's extrapolate on this quantum leap in logic and faith, shall we: A patient is referred to neurosurgeon Dr. Nancy Pelosi after complaining of a headache. Since a headache is consistent with at least one of the neurological signs of a brain tumor, Dr. Pelosi immediately schedules brain surgery for the patient without examining the MRI images sent from the referring doctor. When the patient asks Dr. Pelosi if the MRI showed there to be an operable brain tumor, she replied, "There is no reason to look at the MRI. We need to open your skull up so that we know what's in it."
Arthur Christopher Schaper December 27, 2012 at 05:20 AM
JTB: Thanks for writing. If a Republican embraced tolerance on social views and a grassroots impulse for the poor, do you think that it's possible for the GOP to have a chance in "The City?" I believe that Democrats in SF would leap at the chance of another major party candidate was willing to step up. Barry Goldwater accepted the GOP nom in '64 in SF. His views are more at place now than 48 years ago. Your thoughts?
Lionel Emde December 27, 2012 at 04:20 PM
"House Speaker John Boehner advanced this proposal, along with comprehensive entitlement reform. The President rejected this offering from House Speaker." His own caucus rejected Boehner's idea as well. He should step down, and let another extremist lead the Republican house.
Jo Tog December 27, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Rep Majority Leader John Boehner put forth Nancy Pelosi's and other democrats plan. That is the reason NO Republican voted for it because they knew it was a joke. Nancy Pelosi drinks way too much and is a flat out liar and Marxist. She is also the best thing that has ever happened to the democrat party, it shows us that they will follow a flea if it has a big "I am a DEMOCRAT" , (but a blood sucker a flea remains), tattooed on their forhead. Republicans do not follow blindly, as you can see from Boehner's latest attempt to woo Obama back to WashingtonDC and off the beach.
Lionel Emde December 29, 2012 at 04:23 AM
Boehner is a Democrat.
Arthur Christopher Schaper December 30, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Chris: Why do you like Obama? He had little experience when he ran for office in 2008. He has refused to lead. The most frequent word out of Obama's mouth is "I". There is more than "I" in "United States Congress", yet he has done nothing to compromise on the fiscal cliff or enact policies which will help the economy recover. President Obama has not been a good President, and it appears that he has no intention of becoming one. "Sometimes we need to speak loud". . .President Obama talks a lot, yet turned off more people to ObamaCare. He did very little talking to bring down spending and rein in the debt. This country needs concentrated leadership. Obama does not concentrate on much needed reforms, and he does not lead.
Arthur Christopher Schaper December 30, 2012 at 12:42 AM
This is the kind of dialogue we need in this country. Let's look past party labels along, and look at the positions and the policies. I approve of Obama's waivers for No Child Left Behind. He has enforced the immigration laws more strictly then all other Presidents, from Eisenhower to Bush II. On almost every other point, though, President Obama is ignoring the limits of the Constitution. The expansion of state power is causing more harm than good in "The City", as well. The government owns a greater amount of property than in the past, which causes housing prices to sky-rocket. I long for the day when a real, Republican alternative can break out in Nor Cal. Every voter deserves a choice in this state. And someone needs to give Pelosi a run for her money. The list of flubs provided above should be more than enough for a ready challenger to step up and shout "Enough Already!"
Jo Tog December 30, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Chris, you need to educate yourself. Obama has done more HARM to this country than any other president. That is a fact.
Jo Tog January 03, 2013 at 02:19 AM
Obama is not tough. He is a weak president. That is why the middle east is taking advantage of us and Isreal.
Lionel Emde January 03, 2013 at 04:23 AM
No, Obama is a Republican's dream; he has the backing of the majority, yet he is willing to weaken Social Security. He and his team put on the negotiating table the mechanism by which there is a cost of living increase in SS checks each year. The new index by which SS would give cost of living increases is, over the long term, at least 3 percent less than the present index. Just think of the less appetizing dog food you'll be forced to eat. Call your representative, and your senators - NO DECREASE IN SOCIAL SECURITY!
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 03, 2013 at 07:33 PM
New Jersey's Chris Christie would be great. Scott Walker of Wisconsin would be great, too. Susana Martinez of New Mexico is a great combination. Rick Perry, once he gets his ideas straight in his head and mouth, should consider running again. No to Gingrich -- too much baggage. Too much. He's a great surrogate for Presidential candidates, though. No to Santorum -- He's "Dubya" without the Hispanic outreach or the accent. No more private sector Wall Street types. No to anyone who is moderate yet refuses to run on his record, and no to any candidate who really does not want to win (Romney, Romney, Romney).
Arthur Christopher Schaper January 03, 2013 at 07:39 PM
Lionel: You need to send this post to as many as many GOP operatives in the state and throughout the country. The GOP leadership are liberals on the inside, and it's time that someone told everyone what they need to hear. There never would have been a Tea Party if the GOP lived out their principles in the first place. GOP in 2014 and 2016.
Jo Tog January 03, 2013 at 09:10 PM
Obama is a marxist dream come true. Read his books, written by Bill Ayers. America is gone. US Constitition ignored. Declaration of Independence ignored. Lionel likes that, right lionel? You are a socialist. Socialists pretend to be different then communists, marxist, etc. but they are not. It is politically correct to be a socialist in California. Just ask John Maybury. A Maxist, not quite , but give it a minute.


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