Skip to comments.Pelosi, Rangel Smell the Coffee
Posted on 09/21/2006 1:26:33 PM PDT by pabianice
Watching Nancy pelosi and Charlie Rangel defend Bush against the psychotic rantings of Chavez makes me laugh. One can come to only one conclusion: with the midterms seven weeks away and with the public making a quick turn to the right over recent events, even stone leftists like Pelosi and Rangel know when it's time to sing a different tune. Weren't these two only recently parroting all the nutbag slogans? "Bush lied, people died;" "Bush is the world's greatest terrorist;" "Bush is destroying the planet for his business buddies;" "Bush is manipulating oil prices;" etc. etc. How sweet to hear the Left's tunes change so suddenly. The next seven weeks are going to be a carnival.
The first of many Democratic "Sistah Souljah" moments that will happen between now and November.
Soundbite, News at 11pm. Business as usual tomm.
I thought their Bush-hatred was their only authentic attribute. Now we can't even trust them on that...
More like short-term damage control. Nothing to see here... move along.
Jimmah isn't going to like hearing Nancy call his pal a thug.
As Michael Medved said today, all Rangel was essentially saying is that "We don't need your help, Mr. Chavez, in criticizing the president. If we need helping in calling Bush a devil, we'll let you know."
Y'all give them far too much credit for doing the right thing. They are simply pissed at Chavez for stealing their lines and enabling Rush Limbaugh and co. to juxtapose Chavez's rant with their own. It's purely self-interest.
They were against him before they were for him.
To cite Common Tator, the party that changes its tactics is the party that's losing.
They courted the crap bed called chavez, time for them to lay in it.
They are worried that these two speeches may be the death knell for the UN, and all that UN pork that Rangel's state gets may move to Caracas.
Otherwise, they could care less.
You can bet ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBC will be playing the Rats condemnation of Chavez ad nauseum.
Right. How much is this going to back fire? I think a lot.
I guess Harkin didn't get the word.
The Republicans and red America appear to be able to maintain great respect for the values that delivered this country into the 21st Century, arguably, the most powerful and benevolent empire the world has ever seen; despite our turbulent and ugly past.
It appears that Democratic politicians and left leaning voters possess a guilty conscious about the path our Nation took to the 21st Century, and thus are uncomfortable with American supremacy; perhaps thinking/feeling that America is not deserving of the vanguard role it plays on the world stage and espousing its values as synonymous with universal values
I wonder, how are the past atrocities that America committed in the name of Manifest Destiny, its participation in Slavery, its reluctance to embrace emancipation, its well intentioned, but tragically misguided effort in Vietnam, any more vile than;
16th through 19th Century history of the Western European Monarchies
French and German lack of racial and ethnic diversity in modern times
Chinas long history of human rights abuses
The oppressive regimes of all Middle Eastern Totalitarian Dynasties
Czarist, Stalinist, or Putins Russia
Is seems by comparison, that at the dawn of the 21st Century, the United States stands alone as a Nation that allows for both the full expression of human freedom while successfully assimilating all races, religions and genders into its society.
Republican politicians and red American voters seem to have a profound appreciation of our nation being the only in recorded history to be founded on an idea, with its expression finding a sacrosanct home in the Declaration of Independence. I suspect those supportive of Bushs foreign policy think and feel that this country has lived up to that founding ideal, and therefore can be an example to all nations; in other words, we have become, that City on a Hill
The politicians and voters on the left appear to be mired in seeing whats wrong with America, more than seeing whats right, and thus find themselves turning away from joining the fight to win the global WOT; there also appears to be an all consuming 2000 Election temper tantrum that manifests in sophomoric demagogic exhortations geared toward reclaiming the White House.
I wish these shenanigans could fall innocently into the historical bin of political self flagellation and rabid partisanship. The vituperative journalism of 1789 demonstrates that political nastiness is indigenous to our Republic; the stakes were high; so thus too was the rhetoric; however, in that era, the cycle of war amongst Nations was quite regular, and despite the horror of those wars, none of the great military powers faced extinction as a result of their never ending declarations of war.
Today, we face a starkly different paradigm.
Toto were not in Kansas anymore could be the literary equivalent of the global economy and weapons capability of the 18th Century compared to the petrodollars that fund global terrorism in the 21st Century, and the nexus between terrorists interest in obtaining WMD, and their financial interlocutors.
What is needed around the country, in lots of Congressional races, are side by side pictures of Hugo and Local Rep. Moonbat using the same rhetoric. Tagline: What country does Rep. Moonbat really represent?
Or a Hugo/Dean ad, with the tag: The Voice of today's Democratic Party. Why are you a member?
"Soundbite, News at 11pm. Business as usual tomm."
Agreed. Let's not get two excited about Rangel and Pelosi sounding like they have common sense and got overcome with a streak of patriotism.
I think Rangel got worked up because an out of towner took over the porch of his plantation in Harlem and a Democratic strategy team likely told the brainless Pelosi that this was a Churchillian moment for her to look Speaker-like.
Anyone got a tent for this circus?
I called the offices of both of these socialist knobs and told their staffers that I was offended at their disingenous and hypocritical comments re: Chavez and his blatherings, since they both had made the same kind of comments consistently over the past 5 years.
Both of the staffers told me that I was full of crap and hung up on me.
More than a lot it's a sh!t load, kinda of reminds me of when in the movie "Back To the Future", Biff and co.(pelosi and co.) go after Marty McFly, and they run into a manure truck.
I guess Piglossi (Skeletor) and wrangle are true believers? Halluejah and come to Jesus.
DId you hear the (D) City Counselman from Rangel's district......Went on an on about how great Chaves was and really put down both Rangel and Pulosi.
Although I am happy with their comments and must give them kudos for saying what they said and with such definitive clarity.
Smell the coffee?
No, they feel some pressure from the electorate that Chavez's attack was on the Presidency and they felt bound to say something in that regard.
As Rush said, Rangel (and Pelosi) are in safe districts, so it is politically obligatory for them to step up and say someting.
It is politics more than them waking up to 'coffee'.
When people see the Dims for what they are, they reject them. It always backfires when they are found out.
Can they be more obvious??? What a joke! They say the same thing in so many words every day.
Huey did the one thing that they're really afraid of - he got them laughed at.
I know he was speaking to a Chamber of Commerce, but it was a Hispano Chamber of Commerce, so it wasn't a Republican crowd by any measure.
Anyway, he spoke primarily about lowering taxes (!) and encouraging Government breaks for businesses (!!)
Then our lefty mayor took the podium and said how he used to be leftist, but being mayor has shown him how we have to cut taxes (!) and support traditional family (Hispanic) values!
When Democrats start sounding like Republicans, you know we are on the right side of the argument. Thing is, (real) Republican believe it and Democrats just say it to get elected. But the fact that they are saying it at all means that they are worried.
I'll pass on kudos, for they will quickly turn around and say the very same things about President Bush themselves.
As usual the democrats are playing Twister.
Charle you pur your hand on green, nance the spinner says you put your hand on red, howie no where does it say on the spinner that you put your hand on your crouch even though hugo chavez is in the house.
The Rangel and Pelosi method: Step 1...wet index finger...Step 2...hold finger up in air....Step 3....check wind direction...etc.
Rush was all over this today. Playing sound bites of the Dems previous rants that were the same as Hugo's rants. I didn't hear all of it because I was in and out of the car but what I did hear was great.
I dont think he saw the new poll numbers.
If Bush stopped being President today, these two goofballs would need WEEKS or MONTHS to decide what they "really" believed, because they are children, reacting to momentary personal feelings. If either of them had deeply-held ideals other than feel-goody free-floating feeelings about "justice" or whatever, they would be tough competitors. But they don't, so they are only thugs.
The only reason a Dim hasn't called him 'the devil' is because they don't believe in the Devil. Have to believe in God to believe in the Devil. They have called him "Hitler", whom the very smart Winston Churchill considered worse. I don't, myself agree, I think Hitler was one of Satan's greatest disciples, though.
But election time is coming, can't have the truth getting out about Dims and Dhimms
Whistling out their fanny's.
Speaking of sound bites, if you didn't listen to Rush today
you missed the sound bites.
Rush had sound bites from the phony two faced, Rangel saying inesance, the same thing Chavez has been saying for the past two days on American soil.
Rangel got his talking points from Jesse Jackass.
Why do the American Blacks put up with these Black trash? They do more harm than good for the Black cause in America.
RNC ads should show Danny Glover, Cindy Sheehan, and other leftists, hugging Hugo Chavez.
They were against him, then they were for him and, then they don't have enough brains to know what they are for and, this is why they are going to loose next election.
I swear, I believe the American people are slowly waking up. The more the left speaks, the deeper they dig their own graves.
"I demand to know who the scoundrel is who's been saying they smell the Kofi."