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Pelosi: Let’s face it, Republicans hate Obama because he’s eloquent and “nonpartisan”
Hot Air ^ | September 20, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 09/21/2013 12:36:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The perfect companion vid to Jay Cost’s analysis this morning of how unusually, relentlessly partisan The One’s rhetoric has been as president, especially in his weekly YouTube messages. Oh, and also to Politico’s round-up of Democrats wondering why someone who’s so often touted as a brilliantly eloquent orator can’t seem to sell the public on anything except his own personal awesomeness. (Headline: “The ‘meh’ of a salesman.”) As usual, Nancy is eye-to-eye with reality.

Silver lining: A reporter asking a big-name Democrat why righties dislike Obama is almost always bait to accuse them of racism. She doesn’t take it. Second look at Pelosi?

Throughout a 50-minute interview on Thursday in her second-floor Capitol office, where the late Speaker Tip O’Neill used to receive supplicants, Pelosi was sharply derisive about the scorn Republicans have for this president.

“You know why it is,” she said. “You know why it is. He’s brilliant, … he thinks in a strategic way in how to get something done … and he’s completely eloquent. That’s a package that they don’t like.”…

Then she added a line that she has used before, that drives Republicans batty: “He has been … open, practically apolitical, certainly nonpartisan, in terms of welcoming every idea and solution. I think that’s one of the reasons the Republicans want to take him down politically, because they know he is a nonpartisan president, and that’s something very hard for them to cope with.”

“Practically apolitical” — the guy who couldn’t bear to cancel his speech Monday dumping on Republicans over the financial crisis while the rest of the country was waiting to see how bad the massacre at the Navy Yard would be. And while normally I’d cut her slack on grounds that she’s duty bound as a party leader to spout flattering nonsense about a Democratic president, I can’t believe she’d praise his strategic acumen after three solid weeks of White House idiocy on Syria. He had no strategy in first announcing the “red line”; he had no strategy on what to do if it was crossed; he had no strategy to win over reluctant members of Congress from both parties to support an attack; and he had no strategy to extricate himself from the whole mess until Putin laid one on his plate. Egypt is almost as bad: His “strategy” in dumping Mubarak was to realign the U.S. with the populists of the Arab Spring, and then when that turned predictably to crap under the Muslim Brotherhood, he didn’t know what to do.

The punchline is that it’s probably partly because Obama sees himself the way Pelosi does, as a brilliantly eloquent rhetorician, that he doesn’t take more care strategically. From the beginning, his politics has always placed the image of Obama the man as a uniquely inspirational, transformational figure at the core of Hopenchange, beyond any set of policies. And who could blame him? He got elected president by being a good talker; he won a Nobel Peace Prize for blathering on the stump about how he was going to do things differently internationally than Bush, the thought of which gets funnier every day. He gave a big speech in Cairo in 2009 and has pronounced upon the glories of ObamaCare near-weekly since 2010, so naturally those two things were going to work out for him. Strategy is important, sort of, but with The One throwing the full force of his brand behind those initiatives, they were bound to turn out well. And here we are.

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TOPICS: California; Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: gop; lofan; obama; obamacare; pelosi; republicans; sanfrancisco; sanfranciscovalues
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1 posted on 09/21/2013 12:36:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for posting this. I needed a laugh today.


2 posted on 09/21/2013 12:38:08 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

0bama is apartisan ( and a Dickta(s)ter )


3 posted on 09/21/2013 12:41:30 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But we love Nan because she’s so.....sane. And truthful.

Not.


4 posted on 09/21/2013 12:41:47 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear." (Glenn Beck))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s just astonishing that anybody believes anything said by Obama or Pelosi. But I know a very well-paid black government accountant. He believes everything said by CNN and the Democratic establishment. He has no critical thinking at all. There is no logic and if you point out the conflicts or fallacies in his (their) statements or beliefs he simply can’t see them. Amazing.

So, when Nancy says something like this, or Obama says that raising the debt ceiling does not mean new debt, they are speaking directly to a sub-group of the populace that believes them.


5 posted on 09/21/2013 12:41:59 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pelosi is a psychopath as are 98% of liberals in general.


6 posted on 09/21/2013 12:42:55 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’ll bet Pelosi spends a lot of time telling people “most of my best friends are black.”


7 posted on 09/21/2013 12:43:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: saganite
Here's another good laugh. I read that in the hearing about the House voting to defund Obamacare Nancy Pelosi asked Ted Cruz why he is working so hard to defund the health care act. He said,"Because unlike you, I read it!"
8 posted on 09/21/2013 12:43:11 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She got it half right.

Obama is a Nonpartisan Socialist Extremist.

9 posted on 09/21/2013 12:43:31 PM PDT by oldenuff2no
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The sad part is that Pelosi is shallow enough to believe what she says. Great countries can’t survive with people this stupid running it.


10 posted on 09/21/2013 12:43:38 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ignorance is Strength
Freedom is Slavery
War is Peace Prize...

“1984” was supposed to be A WARNING, not a Democrat Operations Manual!


11 posted on 09/21/2013 12:44:03 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She said hatefully with a heavy dose of partisanship.


12 posted on 09/21/2013 12:44:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: saganite

“Eloquent”??????

ROFLMAO

According to TOTUS, maybe (teleprompter, that is)


13 posted on 09/21/2013 12:45:09 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: saganite

A laugh? Someone sent this to me via email earlier & I nearly tossed my breakfast!


14 posted on 09/21/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pelosi: Let’s face it, Republicans hate Obama because he’s eloquent and “nonpartisan”

[eyeroll] You know those Kalifornians, always smokin something! Even if The Won {Again] were a good president, eloquent is the last thing you could call him. When he's extemporaneous, unscripted, he can barely talk. And "non-partisan"??? Please. He's the most partisan president in memory. And I say that as someone who doesn't absolutely hate partisanship. I wish Bush had been as partisan as The Won. Clinton was far less partisan. Please, Witch Nan, if you're going to spin, at least try to do it better than that.

15 posted on 09/21/2013 12:46:32 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: pallis

Or people stupid enough to believe it. It feels like an episode of Twilight Zone or Baghdad Bob (in her case Boob).


16 posted on 09/21/2013 12:47:04 PM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Paladin2

Dat dick sure tate good!


17 posted on 09/21/2013 12:47:34 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Twotone

Yep, a laugh. He can’t speak without a TelePrompTer, he plagiarizes speeches including Bush’s war speech, and he’s the most partisan president in history. Funny.


18 posted on 09/21/2013 12:48:04 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The problem is the LIV believe this crap.


19 posted on 09/21/2013 12:48:45 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: txrangerette

She’s in NYC today, celebrating the wedding of George Soros.

Maybe she’ll catch the garter.


20 posted on 09/21/2013 12:49:05 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"“most of my best fellow 1%er friends are black.”"
21 posted on 09/21/2013 12:49:46 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: pallis
...running it them. That one got away from me.
22 posted on 09/21/2013 12:49:48 PM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is she overdrawn on her Race Card?


23 posted on 09/21/2013 12:49:54 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: COUNTrecount

Eww! Can you imagine the terror if you were the garter and could see that San Fran Nan was going to catch you?


24 posted on 09/21/2013 12:50:14 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

I guess nobody told Nancy LSD is illegal!


25 posted on 09/21/2013 12:50:52 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Still Thinking

Somebody took issue with my speling a few posts ago.


26 posted on 09/21/2013 12:51:37 PM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: saganite

me too LOL. He’s as eloquent as a mental patient.


27 posted on 09/21/2013 12:51:56 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: txrangerette
But we love Nan because she’s so.....sane. And truthful.

...and stunningly beautiful!

28 posted on 09/21/2013 12:51:58 PM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Old but appropriate.


29 posted on 09/21/2013 12:53:32 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama eloquent? Pelosi is just messing with us.


30 posted on 09/21/2013 12:53:41 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s like saying that OJ Simpson was a good husband..I think I just gagged a little, which takes a lot for me to do since I dont do it often


31 posted on 09/21/2013 12:54:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pelosi needs to stick her head in the toilet, to face that.


32 posted on 09/21/2013 12:55:06 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Baynative

“I read that in the hearing about the House voting to defund Obamacare Nancy Pelosi asked Ted Cruz why he is working so hard to defund the health care act. He said,”Because unlike you, I read it!”

Oh, how I would love to see a video of that!


33 posted on 09/21/2013 12:55:07 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: saganite

What you said! Heh heh heh...


34 posted on 09/21/2013 12:55:09 PM PDT by martian622 (The Revolution is being televised.)
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To: logi_cal869

ah....erm....umm....ah...ah...mmm Barack Obama...2013

Not the “words” of an eloquent man.


35 posted on 09/21/2013 12:57:22 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eloquent as long as he has TOTUS to tell him what to say. He is a stumbling idiot without it.


36 posted on 09/21/2013 12:57:22 PM PDT by matt04
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She's like a fistula.

Every time the adimistration gets squeezed something vile oozes out of her.

37 posted on 09/21/2013 12:58:05 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pelosi believes that the low information voters will believe anything she says.

She lays out the opposite of the truth and then accuses the evil R’s of distorting this truth. Once it is on video, her team spreads it to the LIV’s with the right-think command.

She has done this for the last 10-15 years and it is very effective, except when she tried it on the CIA.


38 posted on 09/21/2013 12:58:39 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Well, at least he is as eloquent as he is nonpartisan.
39 posted on 09/21/2013 12:59:05 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, every day that’s what I’m thinking.

How can that witch be in my head like that?!?

/s


40 posted on 09/21/2013 12:59:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Revolting cat!; GeronL

There’s no party like a Communist Party because commies deny their memberships!


41 posted on 09/21/2013 12:59:18 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t “eloquent” a code word for racist? Wait, what was I thinking? That only applies to when Republicans use it. Carry on.


42 posted on 09/21/2013 12:59:24 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clean and articulate


43 posted on 09/21/2013 1:02:26 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dey be messin’ wit’ him because he be eloquent.


44 posted on 09/21/2013 1:02:58 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: JohnBrowdie

You can’t really count that one. That was from Joe Biden who barely has two brain cells to rub together. You can’t draw conclusions about Dems in general from that....oh, wait, never mind.....


45 posted on 09/21/2013 1:04:55 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Paladin2

Obviously someone lacking a sense of humor.


46 posted on 09/21/2013 1:05:31 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: jazusamo

47 posted on 09/21/2013 1:05:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dude!


48 posted on 09/21/2013 1:07:21 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NONPARTISAN?! On what planet, Nancy?


49 posted on 09/21/2013 1:09:12 PM PDT by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“You know why it is,” she said. “You know why it is. He’s brilliant, … he thinks in a strategic way in how to get something done … and he’s completely eloquent.

Ah Pelosi can you say SYRIA?
Syria
Brilliant? No, stupid
Thought in a strategic way? No,thought like a peeved 3rd grader.
Eloquent? No, could not sell it to the people, to the Congress or to the world.
We (the people don’t like him because he is an asshat....


50 posted on 09/21/2013 1:12:29 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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