Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi hopes Paul Ryan makes her Speaker again
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, thats been a long shot bid. But GOP strategists worry that Ryan will so unsettle tight House races that if Democrats dont make 25 this year, theyll 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 Americas 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 Cant 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 ...
When “Stretch” get the house back...Her Mouth will be on Her Forehead.
More mindless blather from the stupidest woman in DC
Under Pelosis watch Congress adjourned without passing a budget for the first time since 1974.
Under Pelosis watch the number of women in congress was reduced to numbers reminiscent of the 1970s.
Under Pelosis 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. :-)
That must have been the memo blabber mouth was quoting to wool blitzer. Intellectual giants all they are.
Nancy is a moron and will never be speaker again.
She belongs in prison for what she’s done to this nation.
Aren't you a little old for those?
I think there’s a better chance of a Nigerian e-mail making me a millionaire.
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.
I thought “Stretch” was retiring.
Nancy is done. Even if Democrats were to win the House again, they would never vote her in again.
I the split in the House grows, Peelousey is going to have a hard time holding onto her minority leadership position.
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!
The Mayo Clinic needs a few for rooms this November
Under Pelosi’s watch, a president was certified as eligible who was knowingly ineligible.
“The Democrats intend to lead the most honest, most open and most ethical congress in history.”
Good intentions are often led astray.
Especially when it involves getting filthy rich and wickedly powerful.