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Pelosi's coronavirus blunder holding up aid package her fourth major error and more
Quote:Nancy Pelosi has made another major blunder. On the cusp of the Senate achieving a gigantic bipartisan deal to stave off a deep recession, the House speaker unexpectedly tossed in a roadblock, throwing the country and financial markets into a tailspin.

Pelosi lobbed her own counterproposal into the frantic negotiations, derailing an agreement that appeared to be, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer claimed, on the “two-yard line.” As the hours passed, Republicans grew irate, accusing Pelosi of sideswiping a desperate effort to backstop America’s industries and workers.

The normally taciturn Mitch McConnell and cool-headed Maine Sen. Susan Collins each took to the Senate floor, lambasting Pelosi for undermining the good faith effort to backstop our sagging economy.

As the hours dragged on, the Senate majority leader called out Pelosi for demanding a wish-list of Democratic priorities such as new bargaining powers for unions, tax credits for solar panels and tougher emissions standards for airlines – goals that had nothing to do with protecting the country from the coronavirus. Instead, it appeared the Democrat leader was intent on not letting a crisis go to waste.

To Republicans, and to millions of Americans fearful of losing their jobs or watching their IRAs sink in value, Pelosi’s obstruction smacked of hard-core partisan game-playing. She was slammed on social media, and roundly blasted by her rivals in Congress.

This was an error, one of now four, by my count, that has severely tarnished the speaker’s reputation as a master political strategist.

The first was early on dissing the so-called “Squad,” as four female members of the progressive caucus have come to be known. The second was appointing the distrusted and disliked Adam Schiff to lead the impeachment effort. The third was arbitrarily delaying delivery of the articles of impeachment to the Senate in what came to be viewed as a raw power play.

And now this – interfering in efforts to calm the nation’s panic.

Early on, Pelosi dismissed the clout of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, not comprehending the power conferred by the group’s vast social media presence. Instead of courting their support, Pelosi allowed these representatives and their followers to become a thorn in the side of the Democrat establishment, funding progressive allies to challenge party incumbents and undermining the speaker’s leadership.

Appointing Schiff to lead the impeachment effort was another goof. From the start, the GOP successfully branded Schiff and his tactics as dishonest and non-transparent. Adding insult to injury, Pelosi refused to deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate in a timely manner, infuriating those already calling the effort to toss out the president unfair and politically motivated.

Why is Pelosi, widely considered a master strategist, so obviously off-kilter? So repeatedly on the wrong foot? She, and other Democrats, are frantic.

At the end, Americans were not won over by Democrats’ charges against President Trump. Fund-raising for the president soared and his approval rating rose. That was not how the impeachment drive was supposed to go.

And now this. At a moment when the American economy has been rocked by the coronavirus when workers and industries are being destroyed through no fault of their own, Pelosi resorts to gamesmanship.

As serious negotiations on the Senate bill continued throughout the day, Republicans called out the speaker for insisting on what McConnell called “nonsense” items in the Senate bill. She also reportedly larded up her House counterproposal even more generously with unrelated demands.

Word went out that Pelosi wanted $35 million for the Kennedy Center, $100 million for NASA, $25 million for cleaning supplies for the Capital building, $25 million for additional payments to House representatives and other unrelated goodies. The House bill stretched to more than 1,000 pages. As Pelosi said about the ObamaCare bill in 2010, we’ll have to pass it to find out what’s in it.

Why is Pelosi, widely considered a master strategist, so obviously off-kilter? So repeatedly on the wrong foot?

She, and other Democrats, are frantic. President Trump has survived Russiagate, impeachment and is now enjoying approval ratings near all-time highs even as the coronavirus ravages the nation. Not only is his overall popularity improving, but in a recent Gallup poll, 60 percent of Americans gave him high marks for his management of the crisis.

It should be noted that the surge in approval for the president is occurring in spite of constant criticism from the Left. Trump has been blasted for being overly optimistic, overly pessimistic, for issuing advisories that are inaccurate, for being behind the curve and every other imaginable failing. Increasingly, it seems Americans are turning out the liberal media.

At the same time, Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat candidate, looks unsteady. Despite 27 Democrat candidates jumping into the arena, Democrats will likely be represented by the 77-year-old former vice president who has failed to generate excitement or energy – his own or his party’s.

Now being overshadowed by Trump, who daily commands the airwaves talking to Americans about COVID-19, Biden is attempting to gain attention by holding “shadow” briefings from his home in Delaware. What with technical hiccups, the sterile surroundings and the inability to produce real news, those efforts at teleprompter-reading are unlikely to impress any but the party faithful.

There’s a reason that professional odds-makers favor Trump over Biden in the upcoming election.

Pelosi and her fellow Democrats must be incredulous. They and their allies in the media have never understood why Trump was elected. They still do not perceive that many of the Democrats’ enthusiasms – for identity politics, open borders, full-term abortions, political correctness and so much more – are unpopular with a wide swathe of the nation.

As they continue to pander to the far-left fringe of their party, they will find themselves further and further away from retaking the White House.

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Yeah, because money for the IRS, provisions about corporate boards being diverse, election provisions and solar/wind tax credits have anything to do with the virus?



Quote:A Green New Deal co-author panned Speaker Nancy Pelosi for including "tiny" airline emissions standards in the House's coronavirus response package, arguing now is not the time for token environmental provisions when Americans' livelihoods are hanging in the balance.

Saikat Chakrabarti, the former chief of staff to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called Pelosi's idea "ridiculous" to include carbon emission language in legislation designed to keep Americans from losing their incomes, homes and businesses during the pandemic.

[twutter]https://twitter.com/saikatc/status/1242644083039862785[/twitter]

Chakrabarti was reacting to a TV interview where Pelosi defended the airline carbon emission language in the House bill.

"There is a whole concern in our country that if we're giving tens of billions of dollars to the airlines, that we could at least have a shared value about what happens to the environment," Pelosi said.

The House stimulus bill, which hasn't passed, includes aid to the flagging airline industry but requires the airlines to fully offset their carbon emissions starting in 2025. The House Democrats' legislation also calls for airlines to reduce their carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2035 and 50 percent by 2050.

Republicans panned the House bill as being bogged down with unrelated goodies, including climate change provisions. President Trump and Republicans ripped the legislation as an effort to try to pass the "Green New Deal," while Americans are struggling to keep their homes, businesses and health.

However, the Green New Deal isn't in the House legislation. The Green New Deal aims to move away from old environmental regulations, such as airline emission and carbon cap and trade deals. The blueprint of the Green New Deal is a manufacturing initiative to build up a massive new clean energy infrastructure by ramping up production of solar panels, wind farms, batteries, new power grids, electric cars, charging stations and more.

Green New Deal activists took issue with the coronavirus stimulus bill being stymied by minor environmental provisions they deem as laughable. Chakrabarti encouraged lawmakers to pass simple legislation immediately -- without environmental mandates -- that ensures Americans have money coming in.

"Imagine if Pelosi had passed a simple, 5-page bill that just did the obvious stuff everyone knows [could] hold the economy together," the AOC ally tweeted. "Payroll covered, debts pause[d], direct cash to people, 0% interest loans for business. Then dare the Senate to oppose it. We’d have a bill last week."

During a conference call with House Democrats Tuesday afternoon, at least one Blue Dog Democrat said Pelosi's House bill "set people off" and angered struggling constituents in moderate districts who think Democrats were trying to seek partisan wins like the "Green New Deal," according to a person familiar with the call.

Pelosi quashed the claim and said the Green New Deal isn't part of the House bill, just the airline emissions standards. Her message to the Democrats was: I do not support the Green New Deal. There is no Green New Deal in our bill, the source said.

The airline emission hubbub is likely moot at this point. The Senate reached a bipartisan deal for its $2 trillion stimulus bill that is not expected to have airline emission regulations. If the legislation passes the Senate, it will head to the House and to Trump.

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she is a c_nt.
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listening to lindsey right now in the field..

I'll break out the tiki torching in response after the sun sets....

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And she's clearly a liar.

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She should be removed from her position as speaker by her party peers. She has done a lot of damage to the party making major mistakes and errors in judgement. The lunatic fringe is behind her but the real dye in the wool liberals are shaking their heads in disbelief and disappointment.

If Trump wins reelection, the Senate holds, and Congress flips back to the Reps again..... she has to take the lion's share of the blame here and she has earned it!
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(03-25-2020 03:23 PM)Eldonabe Wrote:  She should be removed from her position as speaker by her party peers. She has done a lot of damage to the party making major mistakes and errors in judgement. The lunatic fringe is behind her but the real dye in the wool liberals are shaking their heads in disbelief and disappointment.

If Trump wins reelection, the Senate holds, and Congress flips back to the Reps again..... she has to take the lion's share of the blame here and she has earned it!

if the peers are 'tits' as well, it's akin to the tree falling in the forest w/o a soul to hear the 'shockwaves'...

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Let's hope this wakes the republicans up and they finally realize just what the game is and what the stakes are. They are playing like milquetoast wimps against a team of Alinsky radicals. If they don't get on the stick, they are going to blow this.

I despise Chuck and Nancy, but either one of them has more leadership in his/her little finger than Boehner, Ryan, McCarthy, and McConnell combined. I don't like where they are trying to lead us, but the fact that they could get us to this point could only happen because republican leadership is asleep at the wheel. McCarthy is so innocuous that I have to look up his name every time to make sure I spell it right. For a house minority leader, that is inexcusable and unacceptable. Maybe he shows up on Fox News, I don't know since I don't watch it, but he is nowhere else to be found.

I think this was a bridge too far for Nancy, but we will have to see. If republicans don't start fighting back now, I don't know what it will take.

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(03-26-2020 05:33 AM)Owl 69/70/75 Wrote:  Let's hope this wakes the republicans up and they finally realize just what the game is and what the stakes are. They are playing like milquetoast wimps against a team of Alinsky radicals. If they don't get on the stick, they are going to blow this.

I despise Chuck and Nancy, but either one of them has more leadership in his/her little finger than Boehner, Ryan, McCarthy, and McConnell combined. I don't like where they are trying to lead us, but the fact that they could get us to this point could only happen because republican leadership is asleep at the wheel. McCarthy is so innocuous that I have to look up his name every time to make sure I spell it right. For a house minority leader, that is inexcusable and unacceptable. Maybe he shows up on Fox News, I don't know since I don't watch it, but he is nowhere else to be found.

I think this was a bridge too far for Nancy, but we will have to see. If republicans don't start fighting back now, I don't know what it will take.

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The dinosaur leadership of the democrat party are all exhibiting signs of dementia. Time to finish them off.
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(03-26-2020 07:27 AM)SoMs Eagle Wrote:  The dinosaur leadership of the democrat party are all exhibiting signs of dementia. Time to finish them off.

Yeah, but what is waiting in the wings is even scarier, IMO.
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(03-26-2020 07:46 AM)VA49er Wrote:  
(03-26-2020 07:27 AM)SoMs Eagle Wrote:  The dinosaur leadership of the democrat party are all exhibiting signs of dementia. Time to finish them off.

Yeah, but what is waiting in the wings is even scarier, IMO.

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