WASHINGTON: The NIP congratulates Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House on winning the 2010 Prevaricator of the Year™. Following the 2009 winner Barack Obama is no small feat. We wish Nancy the very best and may she enjoy all the benefits that come with this award.
WASHINGTON: Democratic Representative Eric Massa resigned from the House yesterday to avoid an ethics probe that would tear his family apart. Massa charges Rahm Emanuel with smearing him due to his questioning of the Socialist Health Care bill.
Massa frankly admitted making inappropriate remarks to a staffer making a congressional enquiry unnecessary, however the House leadership wished to pursue the matter to pressure him to resign. Massa had voted against the health care proposal and Pelosi wanted him replaced with someone who would vote for it. Massa responded to a caller to his weekly radio show on WKPQ Power 105 FM:
The leadership of the Democratic Party have become exactly what they said they were running against. They have become exactly what we all ran against. You cannot effectively govern this country without the consent of the governed. The entire nation has said, “Let’s rewrite the health care bill, let’s find what we can agree upon.” No, no, no, no, we are going to ram this down the throats of the American people and anyone who stands in the way of doing that, is going to be smeared.”
Never mind the will of the people, Queen Pelosi will rule as she deems fit. King George was never this bad.
They voted Obamacare, now it’s time to vote them outta there. Add the Countdown to Take Back America Election Clock (seen at right) to your web site or blog: free download. Let’s put these mug shots all over the Internet and send them a message. They voted for Obamacare, now let’s send them outta there!
WASHINGTON: Robert Gibbs yesterday refused to answer the White House press corps’ questions regarding C-SPAN’s request to broadcast meetings between Democrats as they hammer out their wildly unpopular healthcare bill. On December 30th Brian Lamb, CEO of C-SPAN requested from House and Senate leadership access to their negotiations (his letter here).
The NIP has drawn some heat for yesterday’s comment in our post thanking Joe Wilson for his honesty. In it we opined regarding Nancy Pelosi’s deteriorating mental health. We supposed she may be suffering from the onset of senility because she apparently had forgotten how rude Congress was previously to George W. Bush. We stand by our analysis, because how else can you explain her statement yesterday when describing the healthcare bill, “There has never been a more open process for any legislation”? We can’t just chalk it up to simple prevarication, because surely any sane person wouldn’t think that anyone in America would swallow such nonsense.
Robert Gibbs appears to be catching some of the same disease as you can see in the following video. He completely sidesteps questions from the press requesting that Obama honor his commitment and open healthcare negotiations to C-SPAN. We think though that in this case Mr. Gibbs still has his faculties. His evasion underscores the basic lie that was told to the American people during the Obama campaign. He might as well have said, “It’s our lie, and we’re standing by it.” Read more…
WASHINGTON: The AP reported an hour ago that the Federal deficit hit a record high in October, $176.4 billion. (Just billions… nothing to worry about, now that the trillion has become the new billion). This comes during a time of plunging revenues while at the same time Congress is spending borrowed money at a record rate.
According to Martin Crutsinger and Daniel Wagner of the AP:
The deficit for the 2009 budget year, which ended on Sept. 30, set an all-time record in dollar terms of $1.42 trillion. That was $958 billion above the 2008 deficit, the previous record holder. [Emphasis added]
October was the 13th straight month to show a monthly deficit — another record. It was the fifth-largest monthly deficit ever. Martin Crutsinger and Daniel Wagner, Newser.com
The 2008 deficit, the previous record holder: $462 billion. The 2009 deficit: $1.42 trillion, three times larger than the largest deficit on record. And to think some in Congress are calling for Stimulus II.
You can see the effect on the National Debt at our running counter on the right. We hope US citizens are saving money to pay all this back. Either that or voters might want to start thinking about replacing this administration.
WASHINGTON: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was asked on November 9th if she was OK with sending the uninsured to jail. If you listen to her response she seems to indicate that poor people won’t have to buy health insurance, they will get it free. However the rest of us will have to pay the piper or do jail time. This seems to be OK as far as she is concerned.
This is a good strategy for Democrats who passed this bill as it picks up even more voters who free-ride the system while costing them only votes from Libertarians and Republicans who won’t vote for them anyway. You can see her response to this question in this video from Komo 4 News (ABC Seattle): Read more…
SING SING, NY: With the House’s passage of the health care bill late Saturday night, Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts on Capitol Hill have discovered a new breed of criminal, the uninsured. Although unrecognizable based on race or gender, there are other ways to spot these reprobates. They are often young and healthy, and if you should happen to spot one at a doctor’s office, you will notice that they pay for their visit with cash.
Do not be fooled by their docile appearance, the uninsured are a threat to the American society, and a threat that Rep. Pelosi takes seriously. So much so that on page 297 of H.R. 3962 Section 59B. “TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE”, the bill mandates that those without acceptable health care coverage will incur heavy fines and jail time. Read more…