Monday, March 01, 2010
Pelosi Crashing the Tea Party?
"We share some of the views of the Tea Partiers in terms of the role of special interest in Washington, D.C., as -- it just has to stop. And that's why I've fought the special interest, whether it's on energy, whether it's on health insurance, whether it's on pharmaceuticals and the rest." ~Speaker Nancy Pelosi
You'll have to read this interview. At first I thought she was doing an about face from earlier disparaging Tea party comments...realizing the error of her ways. But then after making the above statement goes right back to bashing and calling the Tea Parties a creation of the Republican Party (a mindless remark given the ire directed at so many of the veteran Republicans)
Then she made this statement:
"...the Republican Party directs a lot of what the Tea Party does, but not everybody in the Tea Party takes direction from the Republican Party..."
Couple that with her statement to a reporter on Friday (after we learned that she was 'standing behind' Charlie Rangle) that SHE WAS running the "most ethical and honest Congresss in history." (video)
Seriously? Is the Botox seeping into her brain?
***And, in case you missed the NYT's Tea Party 'scare' piece (interestingly enough, which directly opposes Pelosi's stated view) -You can read it here. What's really sad is, though this article is clearly meant to scare liberals --and it does, friends of mine have branded it as 'disquieting' --the only charge against Tea Party goers is that they 'allude to Patriot dogma' and want a return to the Constitution. And THAT scares liberals?! Now that's what the article should be about.