Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Let The Revisionist History Begin - Again

The new Congress will be sworn in, likely by the time you read this. There is a major shift in power in the House, from the Democrats to the Republicans. Speaker Pelosi returns to simply Congresswoman Pelosi, and Speaker-Elect John Boehner will be sworn in.

But you know Nancy Pelosi did not go quietly into that good night, oh, no. She could not just leave the stage gracefully. Rather, she unloaded this piece of fabrication about the work of the House under her leadership before she left:

Say what? We have gone over the $14 TRILLION dollar mark under the complete and total leadership of the Democratic Party, and she is claiming that "Pay as you go" was their mantra? Maybe "Pay as yourselves and your cronies as you go out the door," but as this Fox News article highlights, she is full of hooey:
[snip] When the Pelosi Democrats took control of Congress on January 4, 2007, the national debt stood at $8,670,596,242,973.04. The last day of the 111th Congress and Pelosi's Speakership on December 22, 2010 the national debt was $13,858,529,371,601.09 - a roughly $5.2 trillion increase in just four years. Furthermore, the year over year federal deficit has roughly quadrupled during Pelosi's four years as speaker, from $342 billion in fiscal year 2007 to an estimated $1.6 trillion at the end of fiscal year 2010.

Uh, yeah. Nice attempt at revisionist history there, Nancy, already trying to blame the Republicans for what you and your party did all by their own selves (as we say down South).

But wait, there's more revisionist history for you ahead. You know how All Of Obama's Men are talking about the necessity of raising the debt ceiling, to not do so, in Austan Goolsbee's words would be "insanity" and "catastrophic"?? See for yourself here:

Yes, it would be "catastrophic," sheer "insanity," complete folly!!!

Want to guess who was agin' raising the debt ceiling before he was for it? One guess and you got it - yes, Senator Barack Obama:
[snip]“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can't pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government's reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”ii [snip] (Click HERE to read the rest.)

I couldn't agree more with then-Senator Barack Obama - America DOES deserve better.

Yes, it's a big day as power shifts back to a two-party system, without Speaker Pelosi at the helm. Feel free to discuss your observations on this shift, what you hope to see accomplished with the 112th Congress, or anything else that's on your mind today.


SFIndie said...

She can't truly believe what she's saying, can she, Rev? I mean, really? Because if she does believe the words coming out of her mouth, then THAT would be insanity.

And Goolsbee is a moron. It would be "catastrophic" not to raise the debt ceiling? Is he that simple minded that he thinks raising the debt ceiling solves our problem? I suppose he believes in the money tree ... you know, that tree that my dad always asked us about? "Do you kids think money grows on trees?"

I hope we never deviate from the 2-party system again. No party should have complete control. Ever.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

I agree, SF - no one party should ever have all 3 branches again. What a nightmare.

Heck - she's YOUR rep, so you tell me! Does she believe the words that are coming out of her mouth (to put a spin on "The Rush Hour" quote)? If so, yes, that would be insanity. The record speaks for itself, and what it says is that, at the very least, she is a liar. And if she BELIEVES it, she is delusional, to put it mildly.

And thanks for reminding me of The Onion's video abt the money hole! Remember that one? Hilarious!!

Goolsbee - what a joke. Thank heavens we're finally going to be rid of SpokesWeasel Gibbs, though I imagine whoever else Obama picks to replace him will be just as much of a condescending, arrogant, liar as Gibbs.

Speaking of - ironic abt the whole Daley thing, huh? Tell me again how all of thos Obots convinced themselves that Obama was NOT a part of the Chicago Political Machine? Good grief...

d.eris said...

"power shifts back to a two-party system"

You mean, as we enter a phase of divided government. The two-party system is a one-party state: the dictatorship of the Democratic-Republican party. Freedom and independence begins with freedom and independence from the misrule of the ruling criminal-political class, which is to say, the Democratic and Republican parties.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Interesting point, d.eris. What do you see as options to what we have now (and I agree that the parties as they have acted of late do not represent the will of the people. That is what they are elected to do, after all, as long as it is in keeping with the Constitution, which they swear to uphold.)?