Nancy Patricia D’Alesandro Pelosi
As the first term of a female Speaker of the US House of Representatives comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to thank Mrs. Pelosi for her historic and bountiful service. I do so on behalf of all the American people who are quite appreciative. She has been courageous and indefatigable yet peppered with jokes and put-downs amid many kudos. We all know Speaker Pelosi, but, we don’t know ‘All About Nancy.’ We are comforted by Mrs. Pelosi’s election to be Minority Leader in the new Congress. We can expect a continued level of devotion to service in her new capacity. Thank you, Madame Speaker!
Here we see a smiling threesome at the State of the Union given in the House.
Below: Speaker Pelosi and President Obama pose for a photo op.
President Obama, you promised the GLBT community, gay members of the military and the whole country that as President, you would repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Well, all that’s left is for you to sign the bill into law. “Thanks” seems so inadequate.
With this simple act you will change history and change the lives of thousands of talented and able young American patriots who just want to serve their country. Now, let’s re-hire the 14,000 men and women who were unfairly separated from the military just for being gay. 14,000! That’s a lot of careers that could have been ruined. Let’s call this an interruption in justice. They deserve to get their careers back. Please make that your mission.
I missed it, but, Rachel Maddow was on TV and she said we should thank you. Thank you, Rachel.
Well, Mr. President, “Change We Can Believe In” has been very hard to accomplish. We had faith when we chanted, “Yes, We Can! Yes, We Can!” Everyone sees now that that faith was justified. A string of successes have been realized: TARP, Stimulus, Bailouts, that car thing, financial reform, Fanny, Freddie et als. You are a modest President who waits for others to toot your horn. Truth be told you have been one of our most innovative and successful Presidents! I, we, thank you!
Mr. President, OFA is a great organization. But, we need it to have the passion and news coverage that the tea-party enjoyed. The press of their zeal has elected their own class of freshmen members of Congress. In our own style let’s play “monkey see, monkey do.” In this world of growing media we must make the Democratic Party as visible and relevant as we can. Let’s have a big conclave in 2012 in DC to keep the young people who love you, fired up! Let’s get even more votes than we did in 2008!
“We send these young people into combat,” said McCain, R-Ariz. “We think
they’re mature enough to fight and die. I think they’re mature enough to make a
judgment on who they want to serve with and the impact on their battle
“Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use
sharpness, according to the power which the Lord hath given me to edification,
and not to destruction.” – 2 Corinthians 13:10
REP. BOEHNER, shortly you will be 2nd in line in the presidential succession. Surely, in working your way from janitor to your lofty heights, you had to make compromises. [Full disclosure: I’ve been a janitor twice! No tears.] Mr. Webster defines COMPROMISE: “to adjust or settle by mutual concessions.” To get laws passed y’all engage in high stakes bartering, conceding left in right to get language in bills that will please constituents back home. Mr. Boehner, you reject the word compromise preferring the phrase “reach common ground.” This is nothing but semantics and bless Leslie Stahl for having the balls to call you out on it on national TV! Unless your plan is another two years of obstruction, you will have to make compromises or concessions to “reach common ground.” You insult your own intelligence in playing word games. It is not worthy of you.
You are fond of speaking for the american people and you feel they put you in the high office you’ve reached. But, no. God has elevated you to his good business…the welfare, security and prosperity of the United States of America! I call on the country to pray for you to have a gentle heart and a wise brain. God bless us all!
Did you see the Leslie Stahl’s interview with John Boehner? Full disclosure: I only saw the clips including the one where Leslie asks, “Does he always cry like this?” Am I wrong or were those eyes bloodshot?
Well, today’s big vote is scheduled for 3:00pm. I am quite anxious. Republicans have not changed their iron-fist obstruction: tax cuts for the wealthy 2% of the public. In the past few days I have heard it explained that the Obama/Republican “framework” is really a great and needed stimulus plan. That should be a good thing right? All players have listened to the President, former President Clinton and Austan Goolsbee, Chief Economic Advisor to the President. We are about to find out who was convinced;who is willing to fight for principle even though everyone’s taxes could go up next year. I doubt that the outcome will bring a tear to Rep. Boehner’s face. He is chomping at the bit to become Speaker and lead us down a scary, dark road. For his part, Senator Mitch McConnell is not heard from much. He seems to smile a lot (like he ate the canary). No tears from this guy!
Let’s not forget the progressive caucus. They have spoken loudest saying that they want more in the bill and the President should have included them in the discussions. They threaten to vote “No” to the measure which leads to increased taxes. There is nothing in the package for us seniors.