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Pelosi: Unlike Current GOP House’s ‘Obstruction’, My Congress Cooperated With President Bush

Posted on 08/18/2012 1:11:51 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Pelosi: Unlike Current GOP House’s ‘Obstruction’, My Congress Cooperated With President Bush

During Friday evening’s edition of Late Night, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told host Jimmy Fallon that unlike this current Republican-controlled Congress, which she views as having a “philosophy” of “obstruction,” her time as Speaker of the House was marked by her cooperation with President George W. Bush.

“This obstruction of the president is something quite new,” Pelosi said to Fallon. She lamented that, in her view, Congress isn’t as “civil” as it used to be: “There was much more civility, and you came to get a job done. Certainly, you advocated for your point of view, but you always strove to find common ground. And i think we have to return to that place.”

Pelosi then took shots at the John Boehner-led Republican House: “The president has tried to cooperate with the Republican majority led by Speaker Boehner, they really have not cooperated with him. That obstruction has really been their philosophy.”

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She's been drinking again.........
1 posted on 08/18/2012 1:12:01 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Another lie. Let me know when this bug eyed clown says something truthful.

2 posted on 08/18/2012 1:14:42 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

If anyone destroyed civility in the House it was this lying douchebag. They co-operated with Bush? Is she really so stupid that she believes anyone will fal fot his load of sewage.

I don’t know how she forces this line of puke up fom her gullet, does she take Ipicac before she is interviewed?

nancy Pelosi, the most vile piece of septic on the planet.

3 posted on 08/18/2012 1:16:47 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sub-Driver

she has never stopped drinking...

4 posted on 08/18/2012 1:17:30 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Sub-Driver
San Fran Nan
5 posted on 08/18/2012 1:18:59 PM PDT by Fred911 (YOU GET WHAT YOU ACCEPT)
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To: Sub-Driver
She's been drinking again.........

How can we tell?

6 posted on 08/18/2012 1:20:37 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: skeeter
says something truthful.

I think her contract with the Prince of Darkness doesn't allow truth.


7 posted on 08/18/2012 1:21:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Rumplemeyer

8 posted on 08/18/2012 1:28:49 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yes she did. She was part of the big spending in the 2000’s. Drug program, AIDS to Africa program, Homeland Security Department.....all part of the bigger government that President Bush desired.

9 posted on 08/18/2012 1:28:53 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: Sub-Driver
The economy started to tank once Pelosi and Reid took over both Houses of Congress. It is true that there are natural cycles in the economy that the Government cannot override (though they think themselves to be God), but you cannot convince me that the Pelosi/Reid cabal did not conspire to trash the economy to enhance the possibility of getting a demonRat into the White House. Schumer started a run on IndyMac - which started the crash of the stock market; Pelosi talked up an Energy crisis, ... The Dem Congress acted as terrorists to destroy the Economy in order to increase their power.
10 posted on 08/18/2012 1:30:44 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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July 17, 2008

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Bush “a total failure” on Thursday, among the California Democrat’s harshest assessments to date of the president.

“God bless him, bless his heart, president of the United States — a total failure, losing all credibility with the American people on the economy, on the war, on energy, you name the subject,” Pelosi told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in an exclusive interview.

The comments came two days after the president sharply criticized Congress over what he described as relative inaction over the course of the legislative term. At the White House on Wednesday, Bush noted that there were only 26 legislative days left in the fiscal year and said Congress would need to pass a spending bill every other day to “get their fundamental job done.”

11 posted on 08/18/2012 1:36:34 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

LOL. What a bunch of BS. She started out by saying that she was going to “take it to” them every day and she did. Too bad we don’t have a Republican willing to do that.

12 posted on 08/18/2012 1:36:34 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Here’s an oldie but a goodie. From National Review Online:

Speaker in Rome
By NRO Staff
February 18, 2009 9:47 A.M.

This just in: A fictional account of what may have happened this morning from an imaginative journalist who has covered the pope and the Vatican.

On Wednesday February 18, 2009, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democrats, Rep. George Miller, Rep. Anna Eshoo, Rep. John Larson, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Rep. Edward Markey, Rep. Michael Capuano, and Rep. William Pascrell Jr. had an audience with Pope Benedict XVI. The Vatican released only this description of the meeting:

His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life from conception to natural death which enjoin all Catholics, and especially legislators, jurists and those responsible for the common good of society, to work in cooperation with all men and women of good will in creating a just system of laws capable of protecting human life at all stages of its development.

This is what might have transpired:

Speaker Pelosi: (Draped in a floor length mantilla, clutching rosary beads) Your Holiness, it is an honor to be with you again.

Pope Benedict: God bless you.

Pelosi: (Pulling a “Obama/Hope” holy card from her purse): The president sends his greetings. (Near shouting) My colleagues and I wanted you to have this as a memento of the historic election of our new president.

Pope: (Faintly smiling): Ah, yes. How thoughtful of you.

Pelosi: (Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Rep. Edward Markey move forward with a huge framed photograph) And this, Holy Father is a little something I thought might look nice here in the library. It’s a picture of me taking the gavel as Speaker of the House of Representatives. (Shouting again) I am the first woman to do so in American history.

Pope: Another historic memento . . .

Pelosi: It really is.

Pope: (Pointing at the portrait) And who are all these children surrounding you?

Pelosi: These are my grandchildren, here. And these are the children of members. Members of Congress. (Loudly) The legislative, elected body that I lead. I’m sort of the pope of Capitol Hill. Uh-ha. Though I wear white only occasionally . . . uh-ha ha ha.

Pope: (Sarcastically) All of these children must be a terrible burden on the states and the federal government?

Pelosi: (Beaming) Why yes, Holy Father, they can be. It is interesting that you should mention that as I was trying to make that . . . the point to George Stephanopoulos — he’s Greek Orthodox I believe — that children can be a real drain on states during this fiscal budget crisis and that contraception . . .

Pope: I am quite familiar with your statements, Madame Speaker. I have attempted to examine them carefully.

Pelosi: Well, I’m glad we are in agreement. I AM an ardent, practicing Catholic and I myself have studied all of these issues very, very carefully.

Pope: Perhaps this will aid your studies. (The papal secretary hands the Pope a book). Some light reading for your flight home. It is the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which I edited. Do you have a copy?

Pelosi: No. I mean — not one that I have read. (Nervously looking to Rep. George Miller for help) Yes, I have a copy that is still in its cellophane wrapper.

Pope: I have taken the liberty of marking a few passages for you. I believe this section which reads, “Human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception,” might interest you.

Pelosi: Excuse me your Holiness, but . . . I, I, I don’t have to read that, I’ve been studying this issue for a long time. The National Catholic Reporter, and the New York Times, also, each had wonderful pieces on this back in the early 80’s, I believe. And over the centuries the Church has not been able to define when life begins. You know — when it actually starts.

Pope: The Church does not need to define such a thing; science has defined it for us. Regardless of one’s belief: Life begins at conception, Madame Speaker. This is a fact.

Pelosi: I knew you were going to say that. And I have to protest — uh . . . We are in a new era in America, your Holiness. It is a time of change. With President Obama’s election we are rediscovering many things . . .

Pope: Has there been some new discovery regarding when life begins?

Pelosi: Well, whatever it is — the Church — Senator, uh, Saint Augustine said it was three months. Life begins at three months. We just don’t know. But whenever it is, it has no bearing on a woman’s right to choose.

Pope: Right to choose what?

Pelosi: Right to choooooose.

Pope: Choooooose what?

Pelosi: Well, to terminate the . . . uh. The abortion. The fetus. The control of our bodies to terminate the choice . . . abortion.

Pope: To abort one that does not yet exist? Didn’t you just say life didn’t begin until three months after birth?

Pelosi: I knew you were going to say that. I said, the Church has not defined when life begins.

Pope: Science has definitively proven that life begins at conception. This is not matter of faith, but of fact.

Pelosi: Well, I have free will, you know.

Pope: I can see that.

Pelosi: In the United States we want abortions to be safe and rare and reduce the number of abortions.

Pope: By permitting more of them?

Pelosi: Yes. Uh. Legal and rare. We want them to be (raising her voice, the mantilla slipping) reduced. We want the numbers of abortions to reduce.

Pope: And to reduce abortions you are dedicating more money to pay for abortions?

Pelosi: Yes. No. We reduce the people by paying for more abortions. But we leave that choice to the woman.

Pope: The choice to murder her child?

Pelosi: I don’t see it that way.

Pope: (Opening the Catechism once more) There is a fascinating section . . . Ah, here it is: “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.” (Eyeing the assembled) Politicians who publicly and manifestly support such a grave moral evil should not present themselves at communion. Have you read that anywhere?

Pelosi: I told you mine is still in the wrapper. And you should know Holy Father, I am an ardent, practicing Catholic in good standing in my diocese. I present myself with a clean conscience every Sunday.

Pope: I am sure you present yourself, my child . . .

Pelosi: It is really my choice.

Pope: Abortion or communion?

Pelosi: Communion! (Dead silence. Uncomfortable silence. Then in a sheepish voice, she reaches down to pick the mantilla off the floor) I really am an ardent, practicing Catholic. (She crosses herself. More silence) Holy Father?

Pope: (The papal secretary hands him a few typed pages) Being an ardent scholar, Mrs. Pelosi, I think you will be very interested in these citations from the Canon Law of the Church. I will put them in the back of your book. They speak of ways and means by which a Catholic, even a public official, can incur certain penalties for causing scandal or for publicly leading others astray. Suppose an elected official said foolish, heretical things on television for millions to hear? Well, that person might be endangering their soul and could be barred from the sacraments.

Pelosi: (Grabbing the book and curtseying as she backs out) It has been wonderful meeting you again your Holiness. I will read your latest catechism book. Do you need a blurb or anything? I’ll have my office contact your secretary. This has been a historic moment for my colleagues and myself — uh, me.

Pope: Madame Speaker, it has been truly hysterical. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Pelosi: Thank you, Holiness. (She and the congressional delegation move toward the door) Go! Rosa, stop looking at the ceiling and go.

Pope: (Turning to his secretary) Was she smiling or grimacing as she left? Her expressions are hard to read, no?

13 posted on 08/18/2012 1:38:40 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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Flashback - Pelosi ‘07: Blames Bush for $3.07 Gas, In ‘12 Blames ‘Speculators’

( - In May of 2007 then-House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was critical of the nationwide price of gas reaching a $3.07 average and squarely placed the blame on the Bush administration.

“Drivers are paying a heavy price for the Bush administration’s failure to enact a comprehensive energy strategy,” Pelosi said.

“Years of Bush Administration’s policies that have favored big oil over the consumers have resulted in record dependence on foreign oil, leaving American families and businesses to pay even higher prices.”

14 posted on 08/18/2012 1:41:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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15 posted on 08/18/2012 1:43:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (
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16 posted on 08/18/2012 1:43:38 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Sub-Driver

She has taken the art of lying on camera to another level...with the integrity of her botoxed face still intact.

17 posted on 08/18/2012 1:47:39 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: skeeter

“Republicans said no. We didn’t get a single vote from the Republican in the House on the Wall Street reform legislation … so it’s a continuation of those Bush policies in the Congress, but they have their roots, and the problems were caused during, the Bush administration,” she said.

18 posted on 08/18/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT by kcvl
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Bob Schieffer:  You were talking in kind of a different way when unemployment went to 5% under George Bush.  What you said then,  ‘Americans are struggling with skyrocketing energy prices’ (gas was only $3/gallon then) and you said this morning… this is January 4th 2008, ‘This morning’s jobs report confirms what most Americans already knew- President Bush’s economic policies have failed our country’s middle class.’

Aren’t Republicans entitled to say you know, if you got gas was 3 dollars and unemployment was 5% and the president has failed the American people, don’t they have a right to say that this president has failed the American people?

Nancy Pelosi: Well if you want to go into the past, we can talk about the past all you want.  The public wants to know about the future.  What are you going to do to create jobs- good paying jobs-

Bob Schieffer: Well what are you going to do?

Nancy Pelosi: Well as I said, what the president has done has improved the situation from where it may have been.

Bob Schieffer: But the fact is that the congress has been in session since January and has done basically nothing.

Nancy Pelosi: Well you  can talk to Mr. Boehner about that.

19 posted on 08/18/2012 1:55:02 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s senile.
Her’s was one of the most outrageous/divisive tenures ever.

20 posted on 08/18/2012 2:05:20 PM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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