Friday, February 12, 2010

Popcorn Time! Pelosi and Obama are at odds

You just had to know this was coming. Politico is reporting that Nancy Pelosi has grown quite critical of the White House after the bundling of ObamaCare.  Nancy feels like the White House has left her holding the bag for its failure and has started criticizing Obama in public. 
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s increasingly public disagreements with President Barack Obama are a reflection of something deeper: the seething resentment some Democrats feel over what they see as cavalier treatment from a wounded White House.
For months, the California lawmaker has been pushing Obama hard in private while praising him in public. But now she’s being more open in her criticism, in part because she feels the White House was wrong — in the wake of the Democrats’ loss in Massachusetts — to push the Senate health care bill on the House when she knew there was no way it would pass.
Earlier this month, Pelosi criticized the president’s State of the Union call to exempt defense spending from a budget freeze. And in a White House meeting with leaders of both parties this week, she questioned the effectiveness of his plan to give small businesses tax breaks to hire workers.
“What you’re seeing now in public has been building in private,” said a top House Democratic official. “House members did their work — they did everything the president asked of them. And it gets stuck in the Senate. Or the Senate screws it up.”

Actually Nancy should not take it personally. Obama knows the healthcare bill is dead and simply wants to dump it in first lap he finds, be that Nancy’s, Harry’s or the Republicans.  

Pelosi and Obama are also at odds over elections. Obama is concerned about 2012 and Nancy actually is concerned about keeping her job and the majority in the House: 
Pelosi’s focus is on keeping her majority — and her job. She wants to protect vulnerable members, but she also wants to accomplish some big things as speaker. This is a big reason she wants to pass health care reform and focus more on spending money on infrastructure than on cutting taxes for small businesses.
Obama obviously wants to keep control of the House and the Senate, but it would be foolish for him to take his eye off 2012 — or his public image. This is a big reason the president is putting so much focus on reaching out to Republicans and making a public show of his bipartisan efforts.
If I were Nancy, I would abandon all hope of keeping the majority or her Speaker’s job. She threw both of those away last summer when she decided to crap on the electorate and craft those ugly healthcare bills. Her using military aircraft as her personal airline sure did not help either.

Until Judgment Day comes this November, it sure will be fun watching her and Obama but heads.  Pass the popcorn!


Janelle said...

As I recall, the public hammered Congress about former First Lady Clinton's healthcare plan......and Clifton, damn skippy, it's going to be a wild ride for political junkies.

Just a conservative girl said...

If you think about she has a point. She did her job. In some ways she is much effective at her job than Obama is. The problem being she is too far left for the rest of the country. If she was more moderate in her views they would have gotten healthcare passed.

I do love how they keep bring republicans into this. What about overwhelming majority don't they understand?

Chris W said...

Can't say I feel the least bit sorry for Pelosi. She is going to get what she deserves.

Opus #6 said...

Nobody in San Francisco is willing to stand up and defend her. It doesn't (or rather, does) look good.

Government Mess said...

All the Demo craps will start to turn on Obama's policies now to save themselves of course. Too little too late! We The People will vote every Democrat and Left Leaning Repube out of Office starting in November! You can run but you can't hide from your liberal voting record fools!
Keep up the great work sir! I am a follower for life! See you soon!

Clifton B said...


You had better believe it is going to be a wild ride, especially when the left finally wakes up to the fact that healthcare reform is dead.

Clifton B said...


You are correct about Nancy. She did everything that was asked of her and it will cost her and the House plenty. Unfortunately Nancy and the House Democrats have absolutely nothing to show for going against the will of the people.

Had she taken a moderate approach, she would have been hailed a hero.

Clifton B said...

Opus #6:

From your mouth to God's ear!

Clifton B said...

Chris W:

I feel the same, I won't even break out my tiny violin for her.

Clifton B said...

Government Mess:

The left is about to start a year of eating each other. Buy stock in microwave popcorn now.

BTW: You got blog of the day!

trinity said...

It is so classy the way Dems turn on each other when "it" hits the fan. It is so entertaining watching it all fall apart for them.

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