July 18, 2008

Worst House Speaker in History Labels Bush a Total Failure

Legislators fear for their lives, simply because they come to work. Some have been assassinated by car bombs, others by gunfire, while simply going out among their constituents. During their legislative meetings there is always the (increasingly) slight risk of a mortar attack or a suicide bomber. And yet a fractious Iraqi Parliament just learning democracy has still accomplished far more than the U.S. House of Representatives under Nancy Pelosi.

Her horrid leadership has managed to drag Congress to the lowest approval ratings in history. Pelosi's Congress is polling nine points lower than Nixon's just ten days before he resigned.

So Nancy... dear... I think you might have a wee bit of a projection issue going on.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 18, 2008 05:56 AM

To keep it simple - Nancy - look who's talking.

Posted by: Bandit at July 18, 2008 06:58 AM

The Democrats have a common sense plan.
Blame Bush.

Posted by: Ed at July 18, 2008 08:18 AM

She is so bad, even the Nutroots dislikes her.

Posted by: William Teach at July 18, 2008 08:39 AM

Pathetic analogy. Voters tie Congress with Bush regardless of which party controls it. When Obama defeats McCain, and Bush departs, we'll see whose approval rating is still in the toilet.

Posted by: Tom at July 18, 2008 09:49 AM

anyone with just a modicum of sense can see that pelousy and her little friend harry(stuff makes me sick) ried are the biggest drag on the democrat surrender crowd since pontious pilot was still in flight school.

Posted by: randy at July 18, 2008 10:05 AM

Tom, you're the one drawing false analogies, but it is a nice attempt at spin. Voters tie Congress to Congress. Bush and Pelosi have been diametrically opposed since she gained power; there is no conflating her unpopularity with that of Bush. She earned her scorn all on her own.

As for your second contention that Congress' approval rating would rise with an Obama victory, it is just that... a contention. Despite what you would prefer, we're having an election, not a coronation, and Obama still has to win, which becomes less likely every time he or his wife open their mouths. It has been a long time since I've seen a more gaffe-tastic candidate during an election cycle, and his internals and outside polling all confirms his lead is much tighter than it should be at this stage of the campaign in these circumstances.

Second, an extremely liberal President with an extremely liberal Congressional and more than likely rubber-stamp Congress means one thing to Americans: hold on to your wallets.

Sure to fatally wound an ailing economy by raising taxes on businesses and individuals, create crippling inflation, and anger our allies while appeasing our enemies, there exists the distint possibility Obama, Pelosi, and Reid could redefine the basement of public policy polling.

Nice delusions you've got there, Tom, but no cigar.

Posted by: Confederate Yankee at July 18, 2008 10:12 AM

Pelousy is just insane....only a true ObamaBot like Tom cannot appreciate that she will drive the Dem unfavorability to the heavens...I become mote confident that the R's will keep the WH and the Senate everyday!

Posted by: Moultrie at July 18, 2008 10:48 AM

Hey, let's not be too mean to Pelosi.

I mean, in addition to all of the normal problems confronting someone in her position, she has to worry about avoiding direct sunlight, stakes, and holy water, too.

Posted by: cirby at July 18, 2008 11:06 AM

Nancy said the same thing about her plastic surgeon. Her husband and I concur. Failure, Nancy is thy face.

Posted by: twolaneflash at July 18, 2008 12:31 PM

You can't tie Congress' low rating to Pres Bush's. If they were tied, Congress' rating would be three times higher because Pres Bush's approval rating is three times higher than Congress and more than twice as high as Peelousi's rating. Americans are beginning to sniff that the dems really want to destroy the economy and national security, what with their anti energy obstructionism and their dutiful concern for terrorists in Gitmo and throughout the world. If they continue, Repubs may pick up many seats, when months ago it looked like a drubbing.

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Posted by: David M at July 18, 2008 12:44 PM

uh I have not kept count. but it seems that Pres. Bush has got more of what he wants nancy, ummm on second thought may be not

Posted by: rwallis at July 18, 2008 01:27 PM

She was babbling on and on she started to sound like Obama. You just had to tune her out.

Posted by: Michele at July 18, 2008 06:03 PM

Interesting, Tom... lemme try to understand your particular brand of logic.

The Democrats are running down President Bush, which, because the White House and the Capitol are connected in the minds of the "bitter Americans clinging to their guns and Bibles," also means that the Democrats are running down Congress, and the leaders thereof... specifically Pelosi and Reid.

So, when Pelosi is calling Bush a "total failure," she is also--because of that linkage you say exists--telling the public that she is a total failure, because the bumpkins in flyover country can't tell the difference between the Oval Office and the House Chamber.

And by running down the President, they are--by your own statement, Tom--running themselves down, thus decreasing their own chances at reelection.

My, my, who knew that Pelosi, Reid, et al could be so altruistic as to sacrifice their own political careers in order to rid the nation of this "total failure."


You're spinning so fast and furious, trying to cover up the MoveOn-dominated Congress' abysmal record that you failed to even consider the end result of your own logic.

I vote for the second one.

Posted by: C-C-G at July 19, 2008 10:01 PM