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Nancy Pelosi hopes Paul Ryan makes her Speaker again
SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 8/14/12 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau

Posted on 08/14/2012 6:50:44 PM PDT by SmithL

No one knows how to play Medi-scare better than House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. Even before Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan to be his veep, the former Speaker from San Francisco was using the Ryan budget as the key to her “Drive for 25,” the net number of House seats Democrats need to regain control of the House and make Pelosi Speaker again.

Until now, that’s been a long shot bid. But GOP strategists worry that Ryan will so unsettle tight House races that if Democrats don’t make 25 this year, they’ll be in spitting distance for 2014. That would make a potential Pelosi retirement all the more unlikely.

Ryan, chair of the House Budget Committee, put the entire Republican House on record voting for his “Roadmap for America’s Future” plan to turn Medicare into a “premium support” program, a pretty name for vouchers. Instead of an open-ended entitlement to see any doctor at any time for anything, Medicare would become a capped coupon that that future seniors could use to buy their own insurance.

Having been Medi-scared by Republicans in the 2010 election cycle (the Pelosi/Obama health care law cut several hundred billion dollars from Medicare Advantage), Pelosi turned the tables. She claims at every opportunity that the Ryan plan would “end Medicare as we know it.” Now she has Ryan at the top of the GOP ticket broadcasting her campaign mantra.

Today her office put out a “memo to interested parties” called, “The Truth Hurts – You Can’t Run Away from Chairman Ryan.” It offers many links, such as one to a Congressional Budget Office estimate showing the Ryan plan could increase costs to seniors by $6,400.

For the record, Medicare as we know it will end, whichever party is in power. . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: paulryan; pelosi
Nancy Pelosi is deeply disturbed.
1 posted on 08/14/2012 6:50:57 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

When “Stretch” get the house back...Her Mouth will be on Her Forehead.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 6:54:03 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: SmithL

More mindless blather from the stupidest woman in DC


3 posted on 08/14/2012 6:54:06 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: SmithL
Under Pelosi’s watch the national debt skyrocketed.

Under Pelosi’s watch Congress adjourned without passing a budget for the first time since 1974.

Under Pelosi’s watch the number of women in congress was reduced to numbers reminiscent of the 1970s.

Under Pelosi’s watch the democRAT party was handed its biggest losses in generations.

By any reasonable or measurable standard, Nancy Pelosi, as a leader, was a colossal failure.

She was great at one thing though, creating jobs for Republican lawmakers. :-)

4 posted on 08/14/2012 6:58:10 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: SmithL

That must have been the memo blabber mouth was quoting to wool blitzer. Intellectual giants all they are.


5 posted on 08/14/2012 6:59:20 PM PDT by Track9 (Ego undermines moral courage.)
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To: MNJohnnie
More mindless blather from (one of ) the stupidest woman in DC.
6 posted on 08/14/2012 7:00:31 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: SmithL

Nancy is a moron and will never be speaker again.

She belongs in prison for what she’s done to this nation.


7 posted on 08/14/2012 7:03:48 PM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves but thieves are ALWAYS liars)
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To: SmithL
Still dreaming of taxpayer funded mile high benders every weekend, Nan?

Aren't you a little old for those?

8 posted on 08/14/2012 7:03:48 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SmithL

I think there’s a better chance of a Nigerian e-mail making me a millionaire.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 7:04:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: South40
Under Pelosi’s watch the national debt skyrocketed.

Yes, and since all spending originates in the House one might think the GOP would've responded by now to the endless attacks on 'Bush's Economy' by reminding people of this.

10 posted on 08/14/2012 7:06:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SmithL

I thought “Stretch” was retiring.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 7:10:04 PM PDT by teeker
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To: SmithL

Nancy is done. Even if Democrats were to win the House again, they would never vote her in again.


12 posted on 08/14/2012 7:12:37 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: SmithL
You are being way too kind.

I the split in the House grows, Peelousey is going to have a hard time holding onto her minority leadership position.

13 posted on 08/14/2012 7:13:14 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: SmithL

Nancy, You are free to go home, sit in you closet, and be speaker of your own house.
America is Done with you ruining our nation!


14 posted on 08/14/2012 7:13:56 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: G Larry
Nancy and Chris Hollarn claimed on Election night they would hold the house

The Mayo Clinic needs a few for rooms this November

15 posted on 08/14/2012 7:17:22 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: South40

Under Pelosi’s watch, a president was certified as eligible who was knowingly ineligible.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 7:23:24 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: SmithL

17 posted on 08/14/2012 7:26:50 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: South40

“The Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical congress in history.”

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/01/05/2006_flashback_pelosi_says_dems_will_have_most_honest__ethical_congress.html


18 posted on 08/14/2012 7:32:29 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: griswold3

Good intentions are often led astray.

Especially when it involves getting filthy rich and wickedly powerful.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 7:50:34 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (If we were all equal, it would be a very boring world.)
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To: griswold3
Nancy Pelosi is, among other things, a pathological liar.
20 posted on 08/14/2012 7:52:48 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: SmithL
Nancy Pelosi is a steaming pile of comment self removed.
21 posted on 08/14/2012 7:53:26 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: SmithL

If Obama wins, the house gets 25, and Pelosi regains Speaker-ship, Just imagine all the “progress” we could make as a nation! Why, I bet we could be Argentina in less than a year!


22 posted on 08/14/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Bullish
"She belongs in prison for what she’s done to this nation."


Before we do that can we use a few quaint Puritan punishments on her? Like the Dunking Stool?


23 posted on 08/14/2012 8:00:56 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: SmithL

Not happening. They won’t get 10. They could suffer a net loss.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 8:14:25 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: SmithL

Oh good grief....she is such a disgrace! Sorry Strecth Pelosi, but Whirlled Peas (in my blender) does’t equal world peace. Will you please just go away with your idiot daughter and praech your brand of stupid to the druggies in Haight Ashbury!!


25 posted on 08/14/2012 8:40:55 PM PDT by Cookies4ever
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To: SmithL

Oh good grief....she is such a disgrace! Sorry Strecth Pelosi, but Whirlled Peas (in my blender) does’t equal world peace. Will you please just go away with your idiot daughter and praech your brand of stupid to the druggies in Haight Ashbury!!


26 posted on 08/14/2012 8:42:20 PM PDT by Cookies4ever
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To: SmithL

That shit they’re smoking out there must be realllly good shit. They are absolutely delusional.


27 posted on 08/14/2012 8:59:58 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Bullish
She belongs in prison for what she’s done to this nation.

She may end up there, if Bozo's docs get thrown on the street and held up side-by-side by that notarized phony doc she sent Hawaii in 2008, "certifying" that Bozo is Article II eligible. I don't think he was, and if it can be shown he wasn't -- that's a federal trial for her, and for her notary public she used.

28 posted on 08/14/2012 9:05:15 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: doc1019
More mindless blather from (one of ) the stupidest woman in DC.

I thought Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz had that job on a semipermanent basis.

29 posted on 08/14/2012 9:08:01 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SmithL

IF... by some insanely disgusting and cruel twist, Democrats are able to regain the House - we might as well turn the lights out on the USA.


30 posted on 08/14/2012 9:09:49 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: lentulusgracchus

There are so many female dingbat democrats in elected positions, you have to pick and choose who you want to laugh at.


31 posted on 08/14/2012 9:13:43 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: lentulusgracchus

Yeah, if there were only such a thing as equal justice in America anymore.


32 posted on 08/14/2012 9:20:00 PM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves but thieves are ALWAYS liars)
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To: Bullish

She belongs in prison for what she’s done to this nation.”

These people win again we are finished. At least I am.


33 posted on 08/14/2012 9:55:38 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: TheBattman
The USA will be fundamentally deformed with a second Obama term. I'm afraid to say but this second term of his will be indefinite.
34 posted on 08/14/2012 11:02:06 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The U.S. CONSTITUTION has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: SmithL
But GOP strategists worry that Ryan will so unsettle tight House races that if Democrats don’t make 25 this year, they’ll be in spitting distance for 2014.

What GOP strategists?

35 posted on 08/15/2012 3:53:37 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: SmithL
Nancy Pelosi hopes Paul Ryan makes her Speaker again

I had no idea the Vice President could do this.

36 posted on 08/15/2012 8:20:19 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SmithL

Lies just roll off the lips of libs without a thought.

I remember when I heard her say: “You have to pass it to see what’s in it.” I thought she was talking about a bowel movement.


37 posted on 08/20/2012 4:21:45 PM PDT by IamConservative (Well done is better than well said. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Bullish

I would rather see her in a cemetery.


38 posted on 08/20/2012 4:29:05 PM PDT by angcat (Without Valor there is no hope.)
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