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Thursday
Jul192012

Nancy Pelosi: Then and Now

Of course by "then" I mean just a couple days ago:

And by "now" I mean today, a mere 2 days later:

Facing questions about why she and other top Congressional officials won’t release their tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi(D-Calif.) downplayed her previous demands for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release his, calling the issue a distraction.

As recently as Wednesday, Pelosi had strongly urged Romney to provide further disclosure of his tax returns. But today, while maintaining Romney should release more documents because of “custom” and “tradition,” Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues.

“We spent too much time on that. We should be talking about middle-income tax cuts,” Pelosi said after answering two questions about the issue.

Wonder what caused her to change her tune?    

 

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Oh, my stars and garters! This very nearly makes Madam Pelosi appear to be a... dare I say... hypocrite! This simply cannot be, not with such an honest and above board public servant. Say it ain't so, Joe!

July 20, 2012 at 06:27 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I note that Winnie was just here, nosing around, but didn't want to leave a comment in defense of Madam Botox and her rampant hypocrisy and public stupidity. I suppose some things, like train wrecks, farts, and Nancy Pelosi, simply cannot be defended.

July 20, 2012 at 06:46 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I don't think this little distraction is going to take the spotlight off Romney's refusal to realease his tax returns. Romney is absolutely cornered. Yesterday his wife got all defensive about the question. Ann Romney said to ABC news' Robin Roberts "we've given all you people need to know" about the family's finances.

You people?

Wow, that was pretty condescending. What exactly did she mean by "you people"? Reminds me a lot of Ross Perot's address to the NAACP.

July 20, 2012 at 07:07 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

ABC News:

You People? – What Did Ann Romney Say About Mitt’s Taxes on GMA? – There’s a Debate Online.

Was it – “And we’ve given all people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how — you know, how we live our life.”

Or was it – “And we’ve given all you people need to know and understand about our financial situation and about how — you know, how we live our life.”

Our ruling after reviewing the original audio is that she did not include the “you.”

July 20, 2012 at 07:41 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

I love Nancy. Simply LOVE that woman!

July 20, 2012 at 07:56 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

The Great Wingnut War on Logic has always been about erecting meaningless distinctions and collapsing meaningful ones, but I do think Obama getting Clueless Plutocrat on the defensive has got the Nooshans so rattled their messaging got particularly incoherent this week, to wit: “Legislators need to release their tax returns, and Presidential candidates don’t.” No, makes no sense to me, either, but at least it’s more substantive than “I hate Nancy Pelosi because botox hairplugs hypocrites Tony Rezko,” or something, whatever the hell they’re on about. They’re losing their s***.

July 20, 2012 at 08:19 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

Too bad $100 million blown on Bain attacks and tax returns hasn't done squat for Obama’s reelection. This Occupy guy who just killed 14 in Colorado to get back at the 1% will have the dems stumbling and retracting their support for Occupy or how did Obama say it; "their rightful cause?"

July 20, 2012 at 08:43 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Funny stuff. Choy/Brent and the left wing noise machine are simply wrong, as usual, and Winnie is flailing, as usual, again.

July 20, 2012 at 08:50 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"This Occupy guy who just killed 14 in Colorado to get back at the 1% "

You, sir, are a hopelessly deranged and thoroughly contemptible man. *shakes head sadly*

July 20, 2012 at 09:42 | Registered CommenterWinston

ABC News

: An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes of a Colorado Tea Party organization might be the suspect, but that report was incorrect. ABC News and Brian Ross apologize for the mistake, and for disseminating that information before it was properly vetted.

I'm eagerly awaiting Winston's condemnation for the "hopelessly deranged" MSM...

July 20, 2012 at 12:06 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Nancy: We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it.

Romney: Alrighty then, you have elect me to find out what's in my tax returns.

July 20, 2012 at 12:29 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

As I said, eradicating meaningful distinctions and erecting meaningless ones are hallmarks of the craziness and irrationality at Wingnuttism’s core. Finding “hypocrisy” in calling for tax return disclosures from candidates for the Presidency because we don’t call for such disclosures from legislators (or, even wackier, news executives) is a great example. Another great example would be collapsing any distinction between news reporters and Tom Miller.

News reporters are supposed to get it right. Also, however, they do function under extraordinary professional pressures to get it first. If they get it wrong they need to apologize and work a little harder next time.

Tom Miller, on the other hand? Just a professional Wrong Person. The most charitable explanation of his revolting post is that he was just struggling to craft a particularly macabre, tasteless joke. The less charitable explanation: Tom made a breathtakingly evil choice to root his snout around seeking, without any basis whatsoever, some trivial political capital out of a horrific human tragedy. That’s really disgusting.

July 20, 2012 at 12:47 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

"Tom Miller, on the other hand? Just a professional Wrong Person. The most charitable explanation of his revolting post is that he was just struggling to craft a particularly macabre, tasteless joke. The less charitable explanation: Tom made a breathtakingly evil choice to root his snout around seeking, without any basis whatsoever, some trivial political capital out of a horrific human tragedy. That’s really disgusting."

As I scrap Winston off my shoe.

July 20, 2012 at 14:08 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Tom, you might want to dab a bit of bleach on the sole of your shoe, just to be safe.

July 20, 2012 at 14:17 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

It's pretty clear leftists just want to see tax returns so they can see how much money somebody made so they can talk about what an evil, dreadful thing success is. I really don't care if Pelosi releases her tax returns... last I checked it wasn't an issue until she opened her plastic coated mouth after belittling Romney for not releasing his.

Gameplan for leftists is them pushing to see Romney's income so they can point to him while carrying on with their "evil 1%er" ramblings, apparently oblivious (or just utterly hypocritical, you decide) to the fact that they themselves haven't done what they accuse Romney of either and are also part of the despised "rich 1%" they seem to demonize whenever politically beneficial to their party (D).

Now they realize, "oh yeah... we got all caught up in the moment and forgot we were 1%ers that don't release our tax records too" and suddenly the rhetoric shifts.

"Oh, well... I'm not running for President, uh... yeah... that's the ticket!"
Um, yeah... Well she was 3rd in line to the Presidency for 4 years...
only a moron would choose to run with that as an excuse now.

July 20, 2012 at 14:56 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

...only a moron would choose to run with that as an excuse now.

Stupid is as stupid does.

July 20, 2012 at 16:20 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"This Occupy guy who just killed 14 in Colorado to get back at the 1% "

Staggering. Wow.
Absolutely beneath contempt.

July 20, 2012 at 16:21 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

Umm... Winston... you've already done the calculated outrage bit, up above a few posts. You really need to keep better notes.

July 20, 2012 at 16:29 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I see Obama used "I" or "me" 20 times in his speech today on the Aurora Occupy rampage. For those of us who know this clown it wasn't surprising it turned into "it's all about me" show with Barry. Btw, the idiot stooges that follow this fraud around starting yelling "four more years" during the prayer for the dead and wounded. Classy.

July 20, 2012 at 16:33 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Btw, the idiot stooges that follow this fraud around starting yelling "four more years" during the prayer for the dead and wounded. Classy.

Tom is offended anyone would try to politicize this tragedy.

"This Occupy guy who just killed 14 in Colorado to get back at the 1% "

Want to know what Nooshans are up to next? Follow their accusations. Because it's all projection. Nothing BUT projection.

"This Occupy guy who just killed 14 in Colorado to get back at the 1% "

What a--to steal a quote from Redbeard who defends him--vile, filthy, contemptible liar.

July 20, 2012 at 17:04 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

News reporters are supposed to get it right. Also, however, they do function under extraordinary professional pressures to get it first.

In this case, the 'scoop' the media was being pressured to abandon their professional and ethical responsibilities for was to tie the shooter in some way to the Tea Party. Whoever was applying this "pressure" needs to be identified, and the members of the media who abandoned their journalistic principles in bowing to such pressure need to resign or be fired.

July 20, 2012 at 18:42 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Mach;

To use Winston's two-bit idea; it's all "projection." LOL.

July 20, 2012 at 19:03 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Winnie, Tom doesn't need me to defend him against the likes of you. That would be like defending him against the onslaught of a single mosquito with a missing wing and a bent beak.

July 20, 2012 at 19:25 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

"Colorado shooting suspect struggled to find work, neighbor says."

The Obama economy strikes again.

July 20, 2012 at 23:04 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Any jackass can type "James Holmes Tea Party" into a Google bar...
... doesn't take any superb investigative reporter to take on that assignment.

What IS telling however is they were that pathetic, that fast, to hope Holmes was.

July 20, 2012 at 23:17 | Unregistered Commenterskinnydipinacid

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