Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi vetoes Jordan; McCarthy pulls GOP from “select” committee

Featured image Yesterday, I wrote about Kevin McCarthy’s picks for the select subcommittee to investigate the events of January 6 of this year. McCarthy made five selections, including Jim Jordan. It was far from clear that Nancy Pelosi would consent to Jordan serving on the committee, and she wasted little time in vetoing the Ohio Republican. She also nixed Jim Banks, another of McCarthy’s choices. McCarthy, in turn, wasted little time in »

Some questions about the deal

Featured image Joe Biden blundered bigtime when he said he won’t sign the compromise infrastructure bill unless Democrats in Congress first pass his social spending priorities through reconciliation. As I noted at the time, Biden’s statement opened the door for Republicans who had announced their support for the compromise bill to walk away from that commitment, since there is no compromise when the Democrats take some of what they want through agreement »

Nancy Pelosi’s white privilege

Featured image Nancy Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., was mayor of Baltimore during the 1950s. Like most politicians of that era — including the two most influential ones, President Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson — D’Alesandro did not want to burn his bridges with either side of the civil rights divide. (The exceptions to this rule tended to be from the deep south or the firmly liberal north.) Thus, D’Alesandro’s record on race »

Don’t investigate this

Featured image The Washington Post reports that “momentum is stalling amid congressional efforts to swiftly investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.” Good. The Democrats want to use the riot for political purposes. They hope, with assistance from the always-obliging media, to present it as the tip of an insurrectionary iceberg spearheaded by hardcore Trump supporters. To this end, Nancy Pelosi favors a 9/11 style commission. She would like this »

The persecution of Michael Ellis, Part Two

Featured image Yesterday, I wrote about how, at the urging of Nancy ( “the enemy is within”) Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the Biden administration placed Michael Ellis, the National Security Administration General Counsel, on administrative leave. I showed that Ellis, a family friend, is superbly qualified for the position; that there is nothing exceptional about the NSA GC having served in government in political roles prior to his appointment; and that there »

Vengeful Dems persecute stellar NSA general counsel Michael Ellis

Featured image Michael Ellis is a highly experienced, superbly qualified intelligence professional. He has a strong record of accomplishment in all three branches of government. Last year, Ellis, a family friend, was selected to be the general counsel at the National Security Agency (NSA). But now, after Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff demanded that he be removed, the Biden administration has placed him on administrative leave. The Washington Post and other left-liberal »

Lost In the Fun House

Featured image That describes Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, who in a podcast yesterday speculated that Vladimir Putin was behind the intrusion in the Capitol two weeks ago: Pelosi appeared on a special episode of Clinton’s podcast, “You and Me Both,” on Monday to discuss the Capitol riot and the incoming Biden administration. During the roughly 30-minute conversation, Clinton and Pelosi floated a conspiracy theory that Putin was the mastermind behind the »

On impeachment, Part One

Featured image Nancy Pelosi undoubtedly is proud of the fact that Donald Trump is now the only U.S. president in history to have been impeached twice. However, it’s a distinction Trump is unlikely to hold for long. Impeachments are likely to become a cost of doing business for American presidents. Arguably, they already are. There have been three of them in the last four presidencies. Two of the last four presidents have »

Another impeachment?

Featured image Nancy Pelosi is talking about impeaching President Trump if he isn’t removed (which he won’t be). She might do it. She has the votes. However, impeaching Trump would be a meaningless gesture. There isn’t enough time before January 20 for the Senate to have a trial even if Mitch McConnell were inclined to hold one. Rich Lowry says it’s “technically possible to impeach an official after he has left office.” »

Poll: Most Americans don’t want Pelosi to be Speaker

Featured image A new poll from Politico/Morning Consult suggests that Americans have restored Nancy Pelosi to her rightful place as the nation’s chief villain among its leaders. According to the survey, only 31 percent of voters think Pelosi should remain as Speaker of the House. 56 percent believe she shouldn’t. President Trump never had numbers this bad — not in any reliable poll. And I’m pretty sure Majority Leader McConnell would poll »

AOC goes three-for-three

Featured image Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is awful when it comes to public policy. However, as a pundit, she’s not bad. Ocasio-Cortez went three-for-three in a podcast interview with the Intercept. First, she said that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have to go. We rate this statement TRUE. Ocasio-Cortez also said she is “not ready” to become Speaker of the House. She added, “I know that I couldn’t do that »

Art of the Steal?

Featured image Yesterday the stock market soared on the news of Trump’s improving health, and the thought that another round of robust fiscal stimulus would be forthcoming from Congress. Add to this accommodating monetary remarks from the Federal Reserve, and this morning it appeared the stock market would add on to yesterday’s decent gains—until President Trump abruptly pulled out of negotiations over COVID relief and new economic stimulus spending until after the »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll has a request: PLAY IT AGAIN, NAN! She writes: Some people cannot learn. The people I am talking about are mostly in their 60’s and 70’s and maybe it’s just too late to absorb any new information. Since I am in that demographic, I don’t like to think that’s true. But, sometimes I get a real hard lesson and learn THAT way. The people I’m talking about are »

The Pelosi confusion

Featured image FOX News covers House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s appearance on the ABC News Sunday morning gabfest with George Stephanopoulos yesterday (video clip below). Pelosi simulates Dementia Joe in her tactful response to Stephanopoulos’s question asking about the “arrows” in the the Dems’ “quiver” to forestall the appointment a successor to Justice Ginsburg by anyone but Dementia Joe himself. Dementia appears to be the new thing, though in Pelosi’s case I infer »

The Washington Post professes concern about Israel’s peace deal

Featured image Israel’s peace agreement with the UAE and Bahrain, signed yesterday at the White House, is historic. It hasn’t happened before, nor has Israel entered into such a deal since 1994 (with Jordan). The extent to which the deal is historically significant can be debated (but won’t be in this post). However, for those who wish Israel well (and who don’t have an ax to grind with Donald Trump or Benjamin »

The parable of Nancy Pelosi

Featured image Nancy Pelosi has done everything necessary to turn the story of her private visit to the closed hair salon in San Francisco into a timely political parable. The video below tells the parable in a form that is both compelling and enraging. Its power stems from its fidelity to the truth. I wish I could pay tribute to whoever is responsible for it, but I have no idea. I can »

The Shameless Mrs. Pelosi

Featured image We wrote yesterday about Nancy Pelosi’s blatant act of hypocrisy, in scheduling a hair appointment for herself at a salon that is closed to the public, as all salons are in San Francisco. But laws are for the little people, so Mrs. Pelosi, who constantly hectors the rest of us about COVID, took advantage of her wealth and power to ignore the law. The woman who owns the salon (the »