Nancy Pelosi

Let’s See Your Tax Returns, Nancy!

Featured image Nancy Pelosi says that “the Constitution” considers her to be the equal of President Trump. Given that her statement comes from a hagiographic piece in the New York Times, it isn’t surprising that there is no explanation of what she meant. If she meant that the Speaker of the House is equal, constitutionally, to the president, her claim is absurd. Congress as a whole is equal to the executive under »

Pelosi: The Constitution considers me equal to the president

Featured image The New York Times reports that when Nancy Pelosi was asked whether she considers herself President Trump’s equal, she replied, “The Constitution does.” It’s difficult to say which is more staggering, the ignorance or the arrogance of that boast. The legislative branch is co-equal with the executive branch. But the president heads the executive branch. The House Speaker does not head the legislative branch. At least now we can better »

“Shutdown” politics

Featured image “House to test Trump on wall.” So reads the headline (paper edition) of the lead story in today’s Washington Post. The statement is true. However, it’s also true that Trump will test the new House. I think the test he poses might be the stiffer one. The Democrats have a constituency — government workers — that will clamor for an end to the shutdown. Trump has no such constituency. Not »

Fudge to Pelosi: I’ll see your gender and raise you my race

Featured image Yesterday, in a post about the opposition to Nancy Pelosi’s bid to become House Speaker, I noted that, thus far, no one has stepped forward to run against Pelosi. You can’t beat somebody with nobody. I added that if somebody emerges to oppose Pelosi, it had better be a woman. Otherwise, Pelosi and her backers are sure to play the gender card, and the new House members who are resisting »

Speaker Pelosi? Not so fast

Featured image Three days ago in a post called “Speaker Pelosi?” I discussed the opposition to Nancy Pelosi from within her caucus. It seemed to me then that Pelosi would overcome that opposition and regain the Speakership. Today, the picture seems less favorable to Pelosi. According to the Washington Post: House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday faced solid opposition from at least 17 Democrats and encountered a significant bloc of undecided »

Speaker Pelosi?

Featured image Right now, we don’t know how large the Democratic majority in the U.S. House will be. The estimates I’ve seen suggest it will be approximately 15. This means that Nancy Pelosi can’t lose many votes from Democrats if she is to be restored as Speaker of the House. And it’s my understanding that some of the newly-elected Democrats said during the campaign either that they wouldn’t vote for Pelosi or, »

A Democratic Party Halloween!

Featured image Wednesday is All Hallows’ Eve, the occasion for a special Power Line VIP show. But trick or treating is serious business in some quarters–give us a treat, or we will play a trick on you! The Democratic Party specializes in such conduct, which is known as extortion in less genteel contexts. You don’t want the power of the federal government to come down on your company’s head? Or, better yet–do »

Are Chuck and Nancy overplaying their hand on political violence?

Featured image Earlier this week, Chuck Schumer tweeted: Make no mistake: Despicable acts of violence and harassment are being carried out by radicals across the political spectrum—not just by one side. Regardless of who is responsible, these acts are wrong and must be condemned by Democrats and Republicans alike. Period. Today, President Trump did just what Schumer prescribed. In response to news that packages containing explosive devices were mailed to several high-profile »

Vengeance is hers, for a $2 contribution

Featured image House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a vainglorious message to supporters Monday in an email from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee yesterday. Pelosi vowed to “avenge” President Obama’s failed appointment of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court “if it’s the last thing I do” in the upcoming congressional battle over President Trump’s Supreme Court then unnamed nominee. The DCCC email under Pelosi’s name with the subject line “Trump nominee BACKFIRES.” »

The Democrats Freak Out Over Jobs

Featured image The June jobs report was terrific. The economy added 213,000 jobs, more than forecasted, and the numbers for April and May were also revised upward. A record 155,576,000 are working, the tenth such record that has been set during the Trump administration. Wages also rose and labor force participation increased, sparking a slight uptick in the unemployment rate. A cause for celebration, no? No. Not for the Democrats. This tweet »

Will Democrats be able to evade the impeachment issue this year?

Featured image Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is on a mission — to have President Trump impeached. The Washington Times reports that he’s spending $40 million on his “Need To Impeach” roadshow, with advertising and town halls around the country. But Democratic congressional candidates aren’t enthusiastic about Steyer’s campaign. Nancy Pelosi, who hopes once again to become House Speaker, says she wants Democrats to campaign on “strengthen[ing] the financial stability of America’s working »

Bonus Bonus Bonus!

Featured image [I see John is after this story also, just below.] Is it still Christmas? Or is Nancy Pelosi just determined to be the gift that keeps on giving all year round? Today, in answer to a reporter’s question about the growing number of companies giving bonuses to their workforce because of the tax bill, said that the bonuses were “insignificant crumbs.” I’ll bet a lot of the people receiving the »

Who’s Senile?

Featured image The Democrats are hysterically shrieking that President Trump lacks the mental capacity to be president, a claim that no one who saw his bravura performance a few days ago with Congressional leaders on immigration could possibly credit. But the Democrats have their own problem: their leaders are elderly, and seem to be fast losing their grip. Exhibit A is Nancy Pelosi. Videos of Pelosi freezing and talking incoherently in public »

Pelosi looks ahead

Featured image House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi turned in a classic performance on the Meet the Press this morning (video below, transcript here). Moderator Chuck Todd focused on the wave of sexual harassment claims that is engulfing even her beloved Democrats. As Todd asked about John Conyers, Pelosi declared him an “icon” (costing me brain cells I could ill afford to lose) and tried to turn the question to the future, where »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll pays tribute to NANCY PELOSI: HOMESPUN PHILOSOPHER. She writes: I suppose it is a matter of opinion whether or not it is constitutionally permitted to engage in Nancy Pelosi’s infamous shouting of “Wolf!” in a crowded theatre. Personally, I believe it is, although it may hinge on how the Wolf chooses to be addressed. But I can promise you shouting “Wolf” or “Javelina” or “Gnu” is unappreciated once »

Trump on the Move

Featured image Well whaddyaknow? Trump’s approval rating is starting to climb. And what do people like best about Trump right now? His meetings with Chuck and Nancy. From the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC Poll: President Donald Trump’s deal with congressional Democrats to keep the government funded and provide hurricane relief is drawing strong support from across the political spectrum, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found. The poll found 71% »

Discreet charm of the Dreamers

Featured image You have probably heard that Nancy Pelosi was confronted yesterday by a gaggle of honking DREAMers of the kind she had staged an event to support. The DREAMers disrupted the event with a bit of the takeover theater to which we have grown accustomed, if not inured. The video (below) cries out for a title — the first that occurred to me was Discreet Charm of the DREAMers — and »