Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosiís back at the negotiating table on debt ceiling
Posted on 07/08/2011 6:26:32 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Nancy Pelosis back at the negotiating table on debt ceiling
By: Jonathan Allen July 8, 2011 04:22 PM EDT
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is back at the bargaining table but its not yet clear whether shes willing to make a deal.
Burned by President Barack Obamas decision to keep her out of negotiations on last years tax deal and this springs budget bill, sources close to the California Democrat say she is torn between playing deal-maker on a debt limit increase and fully protecting the priorities of Democrats liberal base.
On Thursday, in advance of a Friday meeting with the president at the White House, Pelosi lit into Obamas budget director, Jack Lew, in what is becoming a habit of sending sharp messages through his top aides. Pelosi sought to impress on Lew and no doubt his bosses at the White House that House Democrats expect to be consulted more now than on past deals and that the president cant expect to win passage of a debt limit package without support from House Democrats.
Dont insult us, she said as Lew tried to explain why House Democrats were cut out of the budget bill discussion earlier this year, according to one source who was in the room. You guys dont know how to count. It was a replay of a similar jab Pelosi took at White House economic adviser Gene Sperling during a similar meeting before the budget bill deal was reached.
But while House Democrats nerves remain raw, theyre in a much better position now to flex their muscles. And Pelosi, once treated as irrelevant by Obama and Republican leaders in Congress, might just have the necessary clout to put a debt limit deal over the finish line.
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Woot! Continued gridlock.
The only people that want her around are Frisco homos, hippies and union goons.
She needs to ride in the back of the Bus.
GOP’s opening offer is that the debt ceiling should be lowered to ZERO
Dick Obama is actually trying to throw her under the bus, as he does with all his former friends.
I suppose that's a better fate than the real Jezebel, who got thrown out a window - her corpse left to be eaten by dogs.
There's something to be said for the way they did things in the Old Testament.
Dogs don’t like botox, do they?
What a stupid article. Pelosi is as irrelevant as Newt Gingrich in these negotiations.
Please, Jezebel was at least beautiful unlike The Old Prune.
In San Fran Nan's case it can't be PMS or Hot flashes. Wonder why she's in there? Could be she is trying to protect her husbands existing tax breaks or maybe just looking for a copy of the Health care bill so she can find out whats in it.
If Slow Joe Biden is there, then Nancy should be there also ... you shouldn’t break up matching pairs ... of idiots. Sit them next to each other and they both can say “I here with stupid!”
Pelosi had a huge hand in the big deficit, but ramming bills through Congress and spending money like a drunken sailor.
It should be their opening offer, since the Democrats' opening offer is essentially to do away with a debt ceiling and pass another so-called 'stimulus' bill. Republicans shoot themselves in the foot every time by coming out early and saying what they are willing to give up in order to appear bi-partisan. It always goes downhill from there.
Actually, I hope the universally beloved Pelosi is HIGHLY visible during these negotiations.
I almost feel sorry for Obama and his tormenting harpy.
I think a GOP cave will probably re-elect Obama
“In San Fran Nan’s case it can’t be PMS or Hot flashes...”
I would guess that just about all she can muster at this point is small piles of dust left wherever she had been seated.
How is this nasty ol senile hack flying back and forth to California these days? Via her own private jet or on commercial flights?
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