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Pelosi: GOP suffers from ‘poverty of ideas’
The Hill ^

Posted on 05/04/2014 8:48:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

May 04, 2014, 11:35 am Pelosi: GOP suffers from ‘poverty of ideas’

By Kyle Balluck Greg Nash

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that personal attacks against her “mean nothing,” adding that Republicans are suffering from a “poverty of ideas.”

Speaking on MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kornacki,” Pelosi said she thinks she’s targeted by Republicans because she’s effective.

“We got the job done when we had the majority even under President Bush , but further under President Obama,“ she said.

“It means nothing to me,” she added, referring to the attacks. “I consider the source and I consider them to be stuck in a poverty of ideas. They have none, and that’s where they had to go.”

“I think people are tired of that, they want to know ‘what are your ideas about job creation?’ They have none,” she said. “What are your ideas about taking us forward on protecting the environment? … Investing in the future? Passing an immigration bill … They have no plans. They don’t govern. They have no initiatives for the future, so they make personal attacks. “

“I think most people want to know ‘what do you have to offer?’” she said.

Pelosi said personal attacks against her, as well as criticism of the administration’s handling of the terrorist attack on Benghazi, are “all diversionary and totally unimportant and I couldn’t care less personally about them.”

“We’re about what we have to offer to the American people. And nothing demonstrates the distinction more, and that’s what they want to try to divert attention from, than the two budgets that are coming forth,” she added.

“Every time they attack me, I raise more money,” she said. “I’m in the arena, I’m here to fight,” she added.


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1 posted on 05/04/2014 8:48:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
I dunno. Just because YOU, Pelosi, have embraced Marxism/Leninism, I wouldn't say you have a POVERTY of ideas.

Just delusional ones.

2 posted on 05/04/2014 8:50:14 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Constitution is so limiting.


3 posted on 05/04/2014 8:50:20 AM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ideas? Here are the ideas of Pelosi and the Democrats:

We believe in Marx, Freud,and Darwin We believe everything is OK as long as you don’t hurt anyone to the best of your definition of hurt, and to the best of your knowledge.

We believe in sex before, during, and after marriage. We believe in the therapy of sin. We believe that adultery is fun. We believe that sodomy’s OK. We believe that taboos are taboo.

We believe that everything’s getting better despite evidence to the contrary. The evidence must be investigated And you can prove anything with evidence.

We believe there’s something in horoscopes UFO’s and bent spoons. Jesus was a good man just like Buddha, Muhammed, and ourselves. He was a good moral teacher though we think His good morals were bad.

We believe that all religions are basically the same-at least the one that we read was. They all believe in love and goodness. They only differ on matters of creation, sin, heaven, hell, God, and salvation.

We believe that after death comes the Nothing Because when you ask the dead what happens they say nothing. If death is not the end, if the dead have lied, then its compulsory heaven for all excepting perhaps Hitler, Stalin, and Genghis Kahn

We believe in Masters and Johnson What’s selected is average. What’s average is normal. What’s normal is good.

We believe in total disarmament. We believe there are direct links between warfare and bloodshed. Americans should beat their guns into tractors. And the Russians would be sure to follow.

We believe that man is essentially good. It’s only his behavior that lets him down. This is the fault of society. Society is the fault of conditions. Conditions are the fault of society.

We believe that each man must find the truth that is right for him. Reality will adapt accordingly. The universe will readjust. History will alter. We believe that there is no absolute truth excepting the truth that there is no absolute truth.

We believe in the rejection of creeds, And the flowering of individual thought.

If chance be the Father of all flesh, disaster is his rainbow in the sky and when you hear

State of Emergency! Sniper Kills Ten! Troops on Rampage! Whites go Looting! Bomb Blasts School! It is but the sound of man worshiping his maker.

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4 posted on 05/04/2014 8:53:40 AM PDT by reasonisfaith ("...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved." (2 Thessalonians))
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To: Sub-Driver

We know one thing for sure and that is Miss Pelosi does not herself live in a state of poverty. On the contrary, she’s one of the wealthier members of congress. Ah, to be a liberal. Bankrupt of ideas but not in the wallet.


5 posted on 05/04/2014 8:54:39 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Sub-Driver

Poor Nancy: she can’t open her mouth without losing face. She suffers a poverty of mental acuity.


6 posted on 05/04/2014 8:55:54 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Sub-Driver

Poverty of ideas does not compare to your poverty of decency and truth and honesty. You, Pelosi, are full of corruption and evil. It is people like you and your political clan that got our nation into the current mess.


7 posted on 05/04/2014 9:01:35 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Sub-Driver
nancy pelosi funny photo: NANCY PELOSI PELOSI_edited-2.jpg
8 posted on 05/04/2014 9:01:58 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy, you and yours have plenty of ideas, it’s just that they’re harebrained. You were effective passing legislation that has led to the destruction of the healthcare system and record unemployment and a GDP growth rate of .1%, which would be negative were it nor for the excess spending for 0bamacare, a program that overwhelmingly, people hate. The guy who shot up Sandy Hook school was effective too. But things are infinitely better now that he’s stopped and dead.


9 posted on 05/04/2014 9:05:58 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Sub-Driver
COMMUNISTS like Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ALWAYS LIE !

DEMOCRATS,
For The Children



Elian Gonzalez Seized



The Federal Siege at Ruby Ridge: In Our Own Words



WACO SIEGE EXPOSED



10 posted on 05/04/2014 9:06:11 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Sub-Driver

Poverty of ideas? The Dems make every issue about race, class warfare, gender, and sexual orientation. And to rile up their base and keep the low-infos on the plantation, they depict conservatives as racist, anti-women, anti-gay, and pro-rich.

If the Republicans had any sense they would ridicule the Obama, the Dems, and their media acolytes for their over-the-top hypocrisy and deception. Even ridicule the stupidity of their supporters. Get under their skins.


11 posted on 05/04/2014 9:07:21 AM PDT by vekzen
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To: Yosemitest
I think she is right, but it should read rinos or GOPe. If the Gope would stop following the dems talking and follow the conservatives she would be wrong. But I dream don't I?
12 posted on 05/04/2014 9:08:35 AM PDT by jimpick
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi, you have a severe poverty of brain cells, but being in your state, you cannot possibly know that.


13 posted on 05/04/2014 9:12:36 AM PDT by Fungi
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To: jimpick
The ''ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS" ARE just as bad.
GO TEA PARTY !
Thad Cochran, pack your bags !
14 posted on 05/04/2014 9:13:37 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Sub-Driver

What does Pewlosi know of poverty? Since she’s been in Congress, she’s gone from pretty much a nothing net worth to over $150 million in net worth.

Not bad “pay” for being a lowly public servant. And yet, where’s the Congressional investigation on how a woman, as vacant as a rock, could possibly cash in like this?


15 posted on 05/04/2014 9:15:23 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Sub-Driver
As Lewis Black so accurately stated; "The republican party is the party of no ideas and the democrat party is the party of bad ideas."
16 posted on 05/04/2014 9:20:30 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: jimpick
"I think she is right, but it should read rinos or GOPe"

Hey, yes they do have ideas. Tax cuts for the rich, go to war in Syria and Iran, export more 'free trade' jobs, deport all cheap labor, reduce voting opportunities for democrats, replace Obamacare with nothing. Or so it is said to fill the vacuum.

17 posted on 05/04/2014 9:21:27 AM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: Sub-Driver

And the democrats suffer from the idea of creating poverty, of the two I will gladly take the party that is lacking in ideas of how to take my money and property.


18 posted on 05/04/2014 9:21:48 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver
And the Democrats suffer from an over abundance of ideas......on how to quickly destroy America.
19 posted on 05/04/2014 9:24:20 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The left excels at inventing problems then demanding the Republicans come up with so-called solutions. Global warming and health insurance are classic examples. Before, health insurance was expensive and out of the reach financially of some. Now it’s prohibitively expensive for all and degraded in coverage and increased deductibles. The Democrats call that a remedy. The government should leave free people and the free market the hell alone-that’s the solution.


20 posted on 05/04/2014 9:37:12 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Sub-Driver

the House leader of the party of one idea - more and bigger government - becomes the pot calling the kettle black when it comes to who has no fresh ideas


21 posted on 05/04/2014 9:53:29 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: Sub-Driver

She will gab about anything except the great recovery.


22 posted on 05/04/2014 10:13:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver

Both wings of the Grand Oligarchy Party suffer from a lack of ideas and vision...


23 posted on 05/04/2014 11:02:49 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Sub-Driver

I always wonder why these ancient liberal crones never die off. They seem to live forever. Hitlery is another one.


24 posted on 05/04/2014 11:41:07 AM PDT by Newtoidaho
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