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Posted at 5:01 PM ET, 01/ 5/2011

Pelosi's handover to Boehner: Gracious -- and defiant

By Stephen Stromberg

Nancy Pelosi handed over the speaker's gavel Wednesday. And what a gavel. In a mostly gracious speech introducing and congratulating Speaker John Boehner, the gentlewoman from California pointed out that the hefty wooden instrument wasn't the smallest in the House -- but the one Boehner preferred. Hoots from the floor.

When she wasn't praising the new speaker, though, her valedictory address was about as subtle as Boehner's Thor-sized hammer.

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Pelosi offered an unapologetic vindication of the Democrats' record over the past two years, with particular emphasis on health-care reform, using words that reminded anyone listening of just how different her view of the health-care law is from that of the new majority. It is a patients' bill of rights. An end to denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions. A pro-children law. A deficit reducer -- by $1.3 trillion over an unstated time period. An individual mandate? Not a chance that got in there, even if it is pristine policy. To the Republican lawmakers on the floor, she might as well have been describing the current weather in Vancouver.

The deficit claim in particular was bound to rile Republicans. It comes just after the news that the GOP is waiving budget-balancing rules in order to repeal health-care reform next week. Republicans insist that the Democrats' signature law will actually cost money in the long term -- at this point, this is about as essential to them as their belief in tax cuts -- so they don't need to respect earlier estimates of the bill's effect on the budget.

In her mini-State of the Union Address, Pelosi went on to explain that she would work with Republicans if they sought policies that would create jobs. (Duh.) But the loudest message to Republicans was clear: Expect more about how you're hurting "children and their families" -- a phrase she repeated -- if you try to touch what we did last year. Try to repeal health-care reform? We'll say that you're practically trying to give voters preexisting conditions. Speaker Boehner: You're going to need that gavel to fight me off.

Welcome to the 112th Congress.

By Stephen Stromberg  | January 5, 2011; 5:01 PM ET
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The problem with all of these welfare programs is the lack of resources to pay for them. We can't keep adding benefit programs and borrow from China to pay the bills. Life just doesn't work that way, no matter how well intentioned. You have to work within your means, in all aspects of life.

Posted by: AnnsThought | January 5, 2011 6:43 PM | Report abuse

I'd pay to see Boehner and Pelosi duel each other with over-sized gavels.

Posted by: slatt321 | January 5, 2011 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Good point AnnThought. But how heartless of you to insist that universal care coverage costs too much.

Stromberg cynically states "Republicans insist that the Democrats' signature law will actually cost money in the long term.."
Well, Mr. Stromberg, go to factcheck.org and you'll see that the insurers themselves blame ever-rising costs, for which the new health law does nothing, nothing to control.

You can't have universal coverage without massive middle-class taxes or coercive enrollment. It's math. But that's so uncompassionate, right?

Posted by: slatt321 | January 5, 2011 6:50 PM | Report abuse

I didn't see much of defiant in this article; she was just stating the facts.

You don't want healthcare? Fine. Move to a third world country, some of them don't have any either.

In the meantime, under the old system, if the insurance company wanted to raise the premiums, they could, and they did.

If they decided you were too expensive for them, they could drop you, and they did.

If you were a minor with a health condition, the day you turned 18, they could drop you, and they did.

Thanks to your boy Reagan, if you went to the ER, they had to treat you. What no one has told you though, is that you will get a bill, and if you can't pay the 10k that it cost, too bad, they can sue you. And they did.

And YOU got stuck with their bill.

Before Reagan, you could go to the ER with your guts hanging out, and if you had no money and no insurance, they didn't have to treat you. And they didn't.

Most of you bozos are too young to remember any of that. But you come in here acting like your s--t don't stink.

It does. Badly. You call yourselves christian, and at the first opportunity it is inconvenient for you to practice what you preach, you don't.

What ye do for the least of them, ye do also for Me.

So think about that. Think very hard. If you are not willing to do anything for a less-advantaged human being, you are not willing to walk what you talk, and you are not willing to follow what your Saviour told you to do.

For those that are not christians, and still call yourself a tbagger, an eye for eye, and your turn is coming.

Posted by: taroya | January 5, 2011 7:21 PM | Report abuse

@taroya, your sentiments are shared by me wholeheartedly. Yes, I am too young to remember the pre Reagan years and thankfully, never experienced real medical emergency post Reagan. But I have been making that very same observation, prior to the Patient's Bill of Rights being signed into law, about people who call themselves Christians yet do not want to help those truly in need, instead thinking only of themselves and theirs. Thank you for seeing this my way also.

Posted by: WTCIV | January 5, 2011 8:26 PM | Report abuse

It can be generalized, even though few things are ever generalizable, that people who currently have health insurance thought their coverage to be inadequate, or precarious, or less than desired, before the current health insurance reforms. We know that one of the ways the reforms are planning to "save money" is by cutting out all the expensive and unnecessary procedures including MRIs, CAT scans, angiographies, and medications like Plavix that some bureaucrats think are just medically over prescribed. Maybe the plan is to replace those things with more appropriate, and less expensive, screening physical exams, life style changes, antidepressant and antipsychotic medications, and end of life counseling. But as every week, it seems, some insurance company giant informs its customers that the premium for the insurance the customers are required by law to purchase is increasing because of mandates included in the new legislation it is completely surreal to hear politicians (you know who I mean) touting how they've saved us all money by the new law, even to the point of reducing future increases in the national debt, and given us services we didn't have before. It's like, on what planet? It's like jobs saved in the midst of real 25% unemployment, economic collapse averted in the midst of severe economic downturn. It would be funny, were it not so real.

Posted by: drray-yup | January 5, 2011 8:29 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi offered an unapologetic vindication of the Democrats' record over the past two years, with particular emphasis on health-care reform, using words that reminded anyone listening of just how different her view of the health-care law is from that of the new majority.

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As the pampered daughter of a big-city mayor/political machine boss and the wife of a gazillionaire living in San Francisco I'm not surprised that's she's still defiant (a.k.a completely clueless) as to why she had to give up the Speaker's gavel.

Posted by: bbface21 | January 5, 2011 8:41 PM | Report abuse

taroya (January 5, 2011 7:21 PM):
Well said.
In fact, I doubt anyone could put it much more succinctly.
I watched the turnover live today.
Frankly, Ms. Pelosi was much more gracious to John Boehner than he was to her 4 years ago.
And she wished him God's blessing.
He NEVER did the same for her.
I have to wonder about his copious tears.
Are they tears of regret or of guilt?
Does he understand, when he weeps for the American Dream and little kids, that while he did "every rotten job" that came his way coming UP the ladder, they are nothing to the stinking "job" he's currently perpetrating on the American people, while he draws the ladder up behind him so he can bask in his pigeon hole in politics, bullying his grasp on the federal tit so he can grasp it and say, "Mine, all mine, and mine alone"?

Posted by: Judy-in-TX | January 5, 2011 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Deck chairs for everybody! Even the bond markets themselves couldn't sink the U.S.S. America.

Posted by: politbureau | January 5, 2011 9:27 PM | Report abuse

"The problem with all of these welfare programs is the lack of resources to pay for them."

Well put, but the true unfunded welfare programs re:

-tax cuts for the super rich
-war and defense funding
-Ag subsidies

Posted by: staussfamily | January 5, 2011 9:37 PM | Report abuse


Pelosi flew to Hawaii and rented a suite in the Four Seasons Resort that goes for $10,000 a night. On the taxpayers' dime.

Corrupt to the bitter end.

Posted by: screwjob23 | January 5, 2011 9:47 PM | Report abuse

Jobs and the economy? Obama, Pelosi and the Democrats now wants to champion jobs and the economy. What in the world do they think the Tea Party was all about. Jobs and the economy has been on the lips of the Republicans, Conservatives, and the Tea Partiers since Obama said he was going to pass health care for the uninsured. Jobs and the economy has been side issues for two years and now they want the Republicans to focus on jobs and the economy after they ignored them for two years. Who in the world do they think their fooling. The Republicans can do two things at once. Obama and the Democrats are the ones who dropped everything for health care for two years and now their making demands on what to focus on now.

Posted by: houstonian | January 5, 2011 10:31 PM | Report abuse

Why would Pelosi back down from her agenda? Every issue she pushed the house to pursue will be vindicated in the near or far future.

Americans will eventually have universal health coverage. Whatever politicians say, even Republicans, they all know this is true. She will be hailed as the one who, along with Obama, got the critical first step done.

*Similarly, the DREAM Act, and eventually comprehensive immigration reform, will pass at some point.

*Don't Ask Don't Tell is already gone; her chamber voted to kill it twice.

*The financial reforms will prove their worth if she can keep the GOP from weakening what controls there are.

*That the U.S. should have pursued sensible climate-change legislation -- we'll learn about as a country the hard way.

History will be friendly to Pelosi.

Posted by: mypitts2 | January 5, 2011 10:38 PM | Report abuse

The problem with all of these welfare programs is the lack of resources to pay for them. We can't keep adding benefit programs and borrow from China to pay the bills. Life just doesn't work that way, no matter how well intentioned. You have to work within your means, in all aspects of life.

Posted by: AnnsThought

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This is hollow to me when we just passed a bill with trillions in tax cuts, paid for by borrowing from China. Even millionaires and billionaires got the China-funded cuts. Now they want to turn around and be serious? Come on.

Posted by: mypitts2 | January 5, 2011 10:42 PM | Report abuse

The problem with all of these welfare programs is the lack of resources to pay for them. We can't keep adding benefit programs and borrow from China to pay the bills. Life just doesn't work that way, no matter how well intentioned. You have to work within your means, in all aspects of life.

Posted by: AnnsThought

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This is why when John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and virtually every other Republican in Congress passed the tax cuts that enabled their best friends to strip-mine the Treasury for ten years, at the same time they had to vote to bring those tax cuts to an end this month. And that was BEFORE we had two wars that the Republicans wanted our children and grandchildren to pay for (not THEIR children and grandchildren, everybody else's).

Surprise surprise, Ann. When it came time to honor the law that made their original scam possible, not only did the Republicans renege, they also shook down the country by insisting that the people who benefitted the most from the tax cuts, even including the people who trashed our economy, MUST also be exempted from the roll-back.

I can understand why John Boehner again broke down in tears. An architect of the Contract on America, he contracted that he would leave the House of Representatives in 2006. But, as a typical (indeed archtypical) Republican, he reneged. And now he has gotten to a position far beyond what even he would agree he deserves.

Posted by: edallan | January 5, 2011 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Puleese. It was all Nazi Pelosi could do to keep from throwing up when she had to say "Speaker Boehner". She was so upset that her face almost moved. On TV they keep cutting off the part after she handed over the gavel where she put on her pointy hat, climbed on her broomstick and flew away.

Posted by: oldno7 | January 5, 2011 11:08 PM | Report abuse

FYI mypitts2, there were no tax cuts recently passed. The only thing that was recently passed was to maintain the current rates for 2 years.I wish you Socialist would get your facts straight - but then again that would require that you actually think.

Posted by: twoeagle | January 5, 2011 11:09 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi sucks...good grief, put her in jail over treason and make it clear that using our money for a jet was theft from the people.

Posted by: dottydo | January 5, 2011 11:20 PM | Report abuse

ObamaCare does save money!

IF you collect ten years of taxes for six years of medical care. The Democrats NEW MATH.

Dumb Liberals will only get it in 2020. ObamCare comes on line in 2014 and the money runs out in 2020. By that time Barry and Michelle are raking in hundreds of millions in teleprompter speeches. SEE YOU THEN!

Posted by: beecheery | January 6, 2011 12:04 AM | Report abuse

Beecheery: Turn off Rush and FoxNews and think for yourself. Breathe.

twoeagle: Not interested in semantic games.

Posted by: mypitts2 | January 6, 2011 12:07 AM | Report abuse

dottydo: Treason? For a plane ride? Ha! Some of you folks are almost unspeakably naive. What is the age range of people here?

Posted by: mypitts2 | January 6, 2011 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Go get 'em. There are plenty of resources to pay for these programs. Just revert the tax code to 2000. If you don't like that, lets goto 1980. How about 1970? Oh... the hey day for Republicans, 1955, I do like Ike!.

Posted by: Dpete1 | January 6, 2011 12:19 AM | Report abuse


There can be a difference between what you and a health insurance company consider healthy. Some insurers will say that you have a health condition if you smoke, are overweight, are taking prescriptions, or had a medical condition in the past. If this describes you, you may want to search and read “Wise Health Insurance” on the web.

Posted by: robertpedrosa | January 6, 2011 1:43 AM | Report abuse

screwjob23

This is the problem with the teabaggers, the Koch nuts, the freepers and the birthers... they get some little swath of a story, embellish it with their own lack of information, and regurgitate it out there...

Unless its a state visit, all government employees, including the POTUS and his family, pay for their lodging. Ms. Pelosi paid for her lodging.

What she got, and what every Speaker gets, is round the clock secret service protection, and military transport because they are charged with her safety. All Speakers stand third in line to the presidency, and are thus protected.

Even republican speakers.

so who benefits when all of you look so silly running the same lie up and down the blogs like chickens after the slop? If you're able to use a computer, you are able to fact check and inform yourself before you spew such juvenile claims.

grow up

Posted by: dutchess2 | January 6, 2011 3:21 AM | Report abuse

ding dong the witch is dead..

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | January 6, 2011 4:40 AM | Report abuse

staussfamily said:

"The problem with all of these welfare programs is the lack of resources to pay for them."

Well put, but the true unfunded welfare programs re:

-tax cuts for the super rich
-war and defense funding
-Ag subsidies

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I have some news for you. math matters.

tax cuts for the super rich - the fact is, the 'super rich' pay an effective tax rate (30%) that is more than double that of the middle class (15%). the fact is, the bush tax cuts cost 4x as much for the middle class as they did for the 'rich'

war and defense funding - at the height of the iraq and afgan wars in 2007, our entire budget deficit was $100bn. today, it is $1.5 trillion. defense is not our problem. 70% of our government expenditures are now entitlements - just checks to people. defense is a fraction of entitlement spending

ag subsidies - i assume you mean AIG. the net cost of the aig bailout is close to zero. the only substantive leftover cost from the 08 bailout is freddie/fannie, which were run and supported by democrats for 20 years. the last several CEOS were big-time democrats, and barnie frank and his buddies fought against any reform. the WSJ begain writing editorials in 1999 condemning the structure and demanding the government stop implicitly guaranteeing the debt. here we are 1 trillion later. nice work

remember - facts matter.


Posted by: Spencer99 | January 6, 2011 6:46 AM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi got the job done. She is pro-family and families gained under her tenure. The issue with Republicans is that they keep figuring out ways to spend more money at the same time they cut taxes. It doesn't work.

Posted by: MNUSA | January 6, 2011 6:51 AM | Report abuse

She was in charge during the 4 yrs $5T was added to our debt...FACT. That's a bill our kids, and future generations will be saddled with...she she do time for the "job" she did!

Posted by: mjandrews8 | January 6, 2011 8:53 AM | Report abuse

I believe "ag subsidies" refered to agriculture subsidies.

Posted by: wlgiii | January 6, 2011 9:29 AM | Report abuse

As the pampered daughter of a big-city mayor/political machine boss and the wife of a gazillionaire living in San Francisco I'm not surprised that's she's still defiant (a.k.a completely clueless) as to why she had to give up the Speaker's gavel.

Posted by: bbface21
***
Who's your gazillionaire husband, bbface21? We all want to know.

Posted by: Rachelva | January 6, 2011 9:46 AM | Report abuse

Pelosi and other Democrats continue to mislead Americans about their tenure and track record. In my lifetime, the Democrats have controlled the Congress and, at times, both the Congress and the White House. So the last two years with Pelosi in charge have not been the only opportunity the Democrats had to fix the problems of America. If they really cared about health care, education, immigration, etc., they could have fixed these problems a long time ago. Certainly the presence of Obama in the White House hasn't altered the power structure.

The track record of Pelosi is poor, if you exclude all the Post Offices that were renamed in year 1 of her reign, nothing go done. The Democrats track record of the Democrats over the past decades (when they had power and opportunity) is just disgraceful. Many billions of dollars wasted, wars, and missed opportunities.

Social Security and the Tax Code are two perfect examples. What happened to Social Security? The Democrats raided the Trust Fund and did not late replenish the funds they took. (To be honest, the Republicans did the same thing when it was their turn and at other times looked the other way.)

Don't like the Tax Code? You can't blame the IRS, blame the Democrats who controlled Congress and particularly the Committees in Congress that produced the code over all those years. Sadly, the Tax Code doesn't identify the Member of Congress responsible for it, but odds are it's a Democrat.

I hope Pelosi will have to give up the costly Air Force jet that she was using to go back and forth to California, campaigning, etc. No more expensive joy-rides at the expense of the public.

Posted by: Alex68 | January 6, 2011 9:56 AM | Report abuse

It is great that she is no longer the speaker but it would be even better if she simply went back to California and never appeared in DC. She, along with the long standing memebers (regardless of party) are the problem and they offer no solutions. Her remarks "with particular emphasis on health-care reform, using words that reminded anyone listening of just how different her view of the health-care law is from that of the new majority" are indicative of her incompetence because when the bill was passed the majority of Americans were against it, so there is no "new majority". She, like many in Congress, have forgotten that they are to serve the will of the people not sit around and tell the people that they know better. What incompetents...all. The entire Congress needs cleaning out.

Posted by: staterighter | January 6, 2011 10:09 AM | Report abuse

It is great that she is no longer the speaker but it would be even better if she simply went back to California and never appeared in DC. She, along with the long standing memebers (regardless of party) are the problem and they offer no solutions. Her remarks "with particular emphasis on health-care reform, using words that reminded anyone listening of just how different her view of the health-care law is from that of the new majority" are indicative of her incompetence because when the bill was passed the majority of Americans were against it, so there is no "new majority". She, like many in Congress, have forgotten that they are to serve the will of the people not sit around and tell the people that they know better. What incompetents...all. The entire Congress needs cleaning out.

Posted by: staterighter | January 6, 2011 10:10 AM | Report abuse

Pelosi is a Socialist from the start. We must repeal the Health Care bill Obama had introduced by the Unions. Do you realize people;
1-Obamacare has added already 159 agencies and offices. This equals money we don't have.
2-Obamacare will increase costs for Businesses by about 4 billion dollars.
3-Obama has already threatened companies who have said his regulations for health care won't fit their budgets for their employees.
4-Several Democrats wanted to repeal parts of the bill.
5-Health Care premium costs are going up under Obamacare and yet Pelosi stood up there and said it would not.
I ask you is this what you really want. Pelosi is a very witchy, vindictive person who has soured on America. It is ashame. I watched her yesterday and she was brutal with her "I did it my way" scenario of leadership.

Posted by: pechins | January 6, 2011 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I like to take that gravel an knock the heads of the President an all of Gongress with it. A peron can only dream!

Posted by: JWTX | January 6, 2011 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Given what Ms Pelosi et al have done to the country I would think the right phrase would be " to the Children" rather than for the children.
Our children will be paying for Ms Pelosi's unfunded profligacy for the rest of their lives. She lacks the wit to even understand the damage she has done to America and above all , " the Children".

Posted by: devluddite | January 6, 2011 10:45 AM | Report abuse

America is out of jobs that means there is no money to support Gongress Oppulant life style. They are all fired it has to be there is not enough of Americans working to pay these Crooked Corrupt Fools in Washington. What Bafoons to fire everyone now that will definately will effect whether they have a job!

Posted by: JWTX | January 6, 2011 10:45 AM | Report abuse

America is out of jobs that means there is no money to support Gongress Oppulant life style. They are all fired it has to be there is not enough of Americans working to pay these Crooked Corrupt Fools in Washington. What Bafoons to fire everyone now that will definately will effect whether they have a job!

Posted by: JWTX | January 6, 2011 10:47 AM | Report abuse

America is out of jobs that means there is no money to support Gongress Oppulant life style. They are all fired it has to be there is not enough of Americans working to pay these Crooked Corrupt Fools in Washington. What Bafoons to allow Big Business too fire everyone now that will definately will effect whether they have a job!

Posted by: JWTX | January 6, 2011 10:48 AM | Report abuse


Here's why Peplosi's crocodile tears for the "poor children" isn't going to work this time.

It's become clear to Republican and Independent voters that if you are concerned abut your children you need to take care of your children yourself - the Government is broke.

I'm not sure Dems will ever understand this, but other people are making plans to take care of their families, because leaving it to government is not a good plan for anyone who loves their children.

Dems created a big problem for themselves during the Obamacare debates. Dems took money from Medicare to pay for adding more people to medicaid.

That was an official admission by Dems that government is broke and can't keep its promises to everyone. So, everytime Dems talk about giving to the "poor children," the public undertstands Dems have to take away what Dems promised to others.

Some voters might decide that its better to take from the old to give to the "poor children," but that ignores that people have seen the governmemt deducting money from their pay checks for decades to pay into the Medicare and Social Security trust funds. People see this as government stealing something they've already paid. Why? To buy votes.

Prosperity allowed government to make many promises it could not keep over the long term and kick the problem down the road. Tough times have revealed the worth of government promises.

The government's IOUs are coming due. Government has to pay money into the retirement trust funds. That creates a double budget hit. First, government can't borrow each year from the trust funds to pay for overspending on other programs. Second, government has to pay the trust funds from current tax revenue so the trust funds can pay promised benefits, which leaves less for everything else government wants to do.

People want the money the government has taken from them. The government can't pay without taking from others. Everyone sees that now after watching riots in Europe on TV. It will become even clearer when Illinios and California default on their debts. (These states are already paying bills with "vouchers." That's like printing their own state funny money. They put you in jail, if you do that and you're not the government.)

Government should have thought about these issues before it took everyone's retirement money and spent it. The temptation of free access to piles of money was too big for politicians so they took it. Again, they put you in jail, if you do that and you're not the government.

Many people would like to help Nancy Pelosi's "poor children," but they want to government to give back the money the government has already taken from them before paying others. Until that happens, government promises are empty - just like the US Treasury, California and Illinois (and what other states that have overpromised?).

Posted by: jfv123 | January 6, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

It's Wack-a-Mole Time!!!

Posted by: JackMate | January 6, 2011 11:03 AM | Report abuse

The photo with this posting is just crying out for a caption contest.
Just what is Boehner looking at? What's on his mind as he lightly grips the gavel?

Posted by: zspam | January 6, 2011 11:15 AM | Report abuse

Gee. Those Joker Products really DO work!

Posted by: carlbatey | January 6, 2011 11:38 AM | Report abuse

Nancy--------you are hurting me financially by making me pay for other peoples health care. I dont believe the constitution told me that I had to do that. Thanks a lot.

Posted by: sportsfan2 | January 6, 2011 12:04 PM | Report abuse

stromberg is essentially admitting that democrats have nothing except the liberal version of "cut and run". Just like how you were unpatriotic or did not "support the troops" in 2005 if you wanted to spend one less day or dollar in Iraq than Republicans decided was approrpiate, you are cold hearted against the average American if you do think it fits within the country's budget to extend free health care to the bottom 10%, even if Obamacare will leave just as many people uninsured as it has already driven unemployment sky high even in with the tailwind of a a trillion dollar stimulus package.

Posted by: dummypants | January 6, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Nancy Pelosi is one strong, kind and classy person and I am proud that she is a Representative of the women that I admire. She has backbone that is missing from many of her constituents and does the best that she can to bring forth our agenda....you know, the one that Jesus brought forth "whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do unto me".

Posted by: gilbertpb40 | January 6, 2011 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Judy-in-TX wrote:
"I watched the turnover live today.
Frankly, Ms. Pelosi was much more gracious to John Boehner than he was to her 4 years ago.
And she wished him God's blessing.
He NEVER did the same for her."

Well Judy, your memory's a little faulty since this is the first time Boehner has been the Speaker. Four years ago Dennis Hastert handed over the gavel. Get your facts straight and maybe you'll have some legitimacy.

Posted by: capsfan77 | January 6, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

After listening to Nancy speaking at the swearin of Bohner you can well understand
the loss of direction of the Democrats. She still doesn't get it but that is typical for the Socialist Liberal Hippie
Democrats. She is still playing the Flower Chile of the 60's and hasn't lived in the real word in a long long time. Her speach yesterday proved that.

Posted by: jmsmaxwell | January 6, 2011 12:43 PM | Report abuse

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