OH CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!  10:11 am November 5, 2010

Unrelenting Nancy Pelosi To Lead House Democrats Forever

by Jack Stuef

Keep your job or take these magic beans. Your pick.Oh, did the Democratic Party lose some sort of little voting game on Tuesday? Nancy Pelosi didn’t notice, because she was too busy being more powerful than ever. Sure, some people would expect her to step aside after losing the House Speaker job to an orange alien humanoid. But that’s not her style. Her style is, “This election loss just means that half of those annoying Blue Dogs are gone now, so I’ll be an even better leader now.” And according to ABC News, most House Democrats are going to go along with this because she raises a lot of money for them, and because what exactly is their other option? Steny Hoyer? That guy looks like the crusty old bachelor who idles for hours at your local gas station every night for no apparent reason, except now the man is wearing a suit for the first time in seven years. NO.

A more serious threat to Pelosi would come from Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), currently the number two Democrat in the House. But Hoyer has previously assured Pelosi – publicly and privately – that he will not run against her. Pelosi and Hoyer had a one-on-one meeting late yesterday that lasted more than 90 minutes. Neither of them will say what was discussed.

Probably fantasy football. Talking through some fantasy-football trades. It can be tough to come together on those. (Michael Turner for Reggie Wayne and Dwayne Bowe, if you were wondering.)

“I’ve gotten a positive response, but I haven’t gone to a place where I’ve made a decision about that,” she said. “Only today have I even looked at messages or anything that relate to me from … members, friends, progressives … And of course the ones you will hear from are the ones who want you to run. … But I’ll be very honest with you, it hasn’t been something I’ve — maybe tonight when I get home and after everybody goes to sleep and start reading the memos and calling people if it’s not too late — or at least I can call the West Coast, then I’ll have more of an appraisal of it. But that’s a subject for what comes next.”

Oh, never mind, we see what’s going on. She’s going to switch parties and stay on as House Speaker. PUT THOSE “FIRE PELOSI” SIGNS AWAY, TEABAGGERS. [ABC]

 

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metamarcisf November 5, 2010 at 10:19 am

The best thing about Christine O'Donnell's senate run was the fact that she single-handedly neutalized the anti-Pelosi witch ad campaign that was schedule for heavy rotation through Halloween. Some GOP consultant lost big due to this turn-of-events.

the_onceler November 5, 2010 at 10:23 am

I always feel like giving you a thumbs up just to help you with your p-score.

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 10:31 am

You mean RUIN his pee score? He wears the red badge of courage, my friend. This is still a warblog.

capitolhillblly November 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

I think the comments have become more irate than ironic, and a guy or gal can get punished for an obscure stab at humor.

Sgt_Biyatch November 5, 2010 at 11:14 am

We are all such slaves to reward systems. P-scores are worthless, yet we all want more. It reminds me of the temporary insanity at Mardi Gras, when people scramble for beads as if they were worth anything, and women show off all manner of body parts. It's pure genius yet absolutely absurd.

JoshuaNorton November 5, 2010 at 11:15 am

I agree. Since the scoring system has been set in place, the comments have lost a lot of their ironic sting – which was what made Wonkette wildly popular in the first place.

Just saying…..

Not_So_Much November 5, 2010 at 11:14 am

I do the Sophie's Choice thing and, tearfully, give him/her a thumbs down each time. Ah cain't quit ewe!!

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I used to do that, but experience with repeatedly down-thumbing our unfunny little troll playmates here has indicated to me that once you've thumbed somebody down once, your thumb loses it's effectiveness. That is to say, their pees seemed to remain unaffected.

harry_palmer November 5, 2010 at 10:21 am

Pretty cool her turning into Boner in the gif.

neiltheblaze November 5, 2010 at 10:22 am

Dear FSM – Deliver us from Steny Hoyer. Amen.

the_onceler November 5, 2010 at 10:22 am

She needs to stick around. Nancy Pelosi can fire up the base. Is Howard Dean available? I seem to remember that guy really screwed up the Democrats in 2006 and 2008 by helping win a lot of races.

HistoriCat November 5, 2010 at 10:51 am

50 state strategy? You mean we should actually try to get candidates all over the place? No, we should only concentrate on the swing states of the moment. I'm sure that if these other states start to have idealogical shifts then the candidates and election teams will spontaneously appear.

the_onceler November 5, 2010 at 11:05 am

Yeah, the 50-state strategy was horrible and only led to electing Democrats. It was such a great decision by Rahm Emmanuel to ice him out of any jobs after the 2008 elections.

slowhansolo November 5, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Rahm might have been the biggest mistake Barry ever made. I can't help but wonder if the presence of such a huge asshole in such a hugely important position reinforced Barry's bipartisan instincts.

And then, when HE was done, Rahm ran like a goddamned rat just before the shit hit the fan. Some tough guy.

LetUsBray November 6, 2010 at 1:23 am

I'm inclined to agree: Rahm is Obama's Joe Liebertoad.

Chet Kincaid November 5, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Speaking of Rahm Emanuel, former Illinois Senator Carol Mosely Braun, who is running for Mayor of Chicago, "went there" on Rahm:
http://www.suntimes.com/news/sweet/2867992,CST-NW

I was not too impressed with Braun as a Senator, but at least she intends to stir things up here in the mayoral race. And what the hell, what if TWO black women ran Chicago, Toni Preckwinkle from Barry's old neighborhood, who just took over the County Board, and Braun? Although I think it is really time for a Mexican or Puerto Rican to be Mayor.

imissopus November 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm

No one in Chicago would be able to get away with any sass, that's for sure.

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm

"Toni Preckwinkle?" Now there's a name with 4-star awesomeness. Be almost worth living in Chicago just to be able to vote for that name.

Beowoof November 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm

My favorite Illinois candidate has always been Rich Whitey. (The misspelled Whitney)

HistoriCat November 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm

It may not be completely fair but I'm loving her Rahm smackdown. Maybe he can figure out that he should work on keeping allies instead of calling them "fucking stupid." OK, probably not.

Also, Mexican or Puerto Rican? What about the Lizard People? Won't someone stand up for the Lizard People?

Limeylizzie November 5, 2010 at 10:23 am

All I know is that she has the best jewellry and fabulous clothes, so she always looks great, Boner…not so much.

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 11:23 am

…not at all!

walterhwhite November 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Maybe the fact that she's not a lush has something to do with her always looking great.

gurukalehuru November 5, 2010 at 10:24 am

I would like to see Dennis Kucinich in that position, because of his hot wife, of course. Does Nancy Pelosi have a hot wife? Thought not.

HedonismBot November 5, 2010 at 11:00 am

She does hale from San Francisco. She should get teh ghey married just to further piss off the Teapublicans.

BerkeleyBear November 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

Her hubby the doctor might not like that very much. Or maybe he would. I dunno.

Negropolis November 6, 2010 at 2:25 am

Again, they are from San Francisco…of course he would like it.

Pelosi ain't in Bawlmore, nomore.

the_onceler November 5, 2010 at 11:06 am

first vegan in a leadership role in the House?

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 11:26 am

Can you believe that Kucinich? How did he do that? What is going on there? What is their "safe" word? I'll bet it's Bachmann; that would make anybody's dick go soft.

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm

LOL. Maybe the safe word could be something a little more subtle, like "neck wattles."

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Please, we seniors refer to them as “skin beards”.

Serolf_Divad November 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

Could you imagine if Kucinich were president… and went over to France to meet Sarkozi… what do you think those guys would talk about? Or would they be too busy having a big foursome-wife-swapping-orgy at the Palace Royale (or whatever) to really talk about anything.

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

She does seem to have a hot set of knockers, I've noticed.

FearofaBlackReagan November 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Kucinich for Speaker: Tits or GTFO

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm

No doubt the best money can buy. Not judging, just sayin'

Texan_Bulldog November 5, 2010 at 10:24 am

"Pelosi and Hoyer had a one-on-one meeting late yesterday that lasted more than 90 minutes."

Did anyone else's mind go straight to sex on the desk when you read this? No? Hmm…I must be hanging out on Wonkette too much.

CapeClod November 5, 2010 at 10:27 am

Sex and Steny Hoyer cannot occupy the same space in my brain. Fortunately.

bitchincamaro2 November 5, 2010 at 10:28 am

Yes. Until I got to the "90 minutes" part.

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

90 minutes of that? That's how you imagine Steny Hoyer?

SophistFCD November 5, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Well, I assume it takes him at least half that time to get the gimp suit on.

Not_So_Much November 5, 2010 at 11:17 am

I'm not convinced his aging pooper could take 90 minutes of her hate-fucking with some of San Francisco's finest strap-on hardware.

But The Nancy, she's got some balls o' steel. Maybe he needed to be reminded of his place.

LetUsBray November 6, 2010 at 1:26 am

Yeah, balls o' steel. When she's not keeping them Off The Table.

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 11:27 am

Andrew Sullivan would scoff at a mere 90 minutes of….Oh, wait, did you say "straight sex"? Never mind.

CapeClod November 5, 2010 at 10:25 am

She is directly responsible for all those Blue Dogs who voted against everything the teabaggers hated losing their jobs. Enough of her. Barney Frank for minority leader.

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 11:31 am

Would that energize the TeaPublicans, or what? I would love it.

OhNoGuy November 5, 2010 at 11:50 am

And Barney IS a member (if I may use that word) of a minority.

SorosBot November 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Not just Frank; to really enrage the wingnuts, dump Hoyer and whoever's below him and replace them with Frank and Keith Ellison (the Muslim congressman).

BerkeleyBear November 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm

Andre Carson for whip. Because nothing would make the Teahadists lose their mind quicker than the image of a young black Muslim from the heartland associated with the word whip (and not getting whipped).

Redhead November 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Would he remove all the tables, or would he lie down on the floor to get on the tables' level?

(PS – I just got out my AP stylebook to double-check lay versus lie. Does that make me elitist or just a nerd?)

Lost_Teabaggers November 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm

Um which Congress were you paying attention to? It seems like Nancy cracked her whip and got those dumb conservadems in line, it was the filiblustering GOP and Happy Harry and the spineless Dems in the senate who epic failed. Nancy passed over 400 bills as speaker in two years; I'd hardly say she did a poor job. In fact out of both chambers and the White House the House Dems did an awesome job passing their agenda. Nancy shouldn't step down because of this and I strongly disagreed with her "off the table" impeachment proclamation but otherwise she did DAMN well as speaker.

Failed_2_Menace November 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

Her obnoxious self-congratulation in 2008 has earned her a place as the patron saint of patting oneself on the back for things that will never be accomplished.

Our Lady of the Timidly Undone.

Negropolis November 6, 2010 at 2:30 am

Yeah, Pelosi totally sat on her ass the last two years.

I just rolled my eyes so hard that my optic nerve disconnected from them.

Failed_2_Menace November 6, 2010 at 12:08 pm

That's not what I said at all. Pelosi framed expectations for her run as Speaker not as a new optimism for cooperation, but within the curious framework of "Democrats are ready to lead."

Unfortunately, they were not, and instead allowed Republicans to shut their asses down, compromise their principles and control the message, leading to Tuesday's results. Pelosi declared that the hallmarks of the Dem majority would be "civility, honesty and fiscal responsibility." How many of those were accomplished to the satisfaction of voters?

I like her fine and recognize that she is a tough old broad, but if she delivered on the new era she outlined, that was one awful short trip to Camelot.

And that's all I'm saying – she basked in the glory before doing a job that would never in fact be done. The bookends to the story are her declaration of a historic new chapter on one end, and her out on her well-dressed ass on the other. Her efforts in the middle to deliver were considerable, but the fact is that all of those efforts were delivered without a clear message of the benefits to the country, and, like it or not, that's part of the job.

DashboardBuddha November 5, 2010 at 10:35 am

I'll never getting tired of that animation.

widestanceroman November 5, 2010 at 11:11 am

Same here. That said, is it just my ocular decrepitude or is the Pelosi animation getting blurrier?

Oblios_Cap November 5, 2010 at 10:38 am

Change California to Texas or Oklahoma and that comment makes a lot more sense.

Oblios_Cap November 5, 2010 at 10:39 am

She's better at her job that Reid is at his.

RedneckMuslin November 5, 2010 at 11:33 am

True dat. Reid is such a pussy. Maybe not as bad as crying Boner but very weak-kneed.

Chet Kincaid November 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Did the Founders intend the Senate to be the Bitch chamber and the House the Butch chamber?

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm

"She's better at her job that Reid is at his."

True, but looking back, she also had better material to work with; maybe a relatively lower percentage of bluedogs in her house, and no filibuster axe hanging over every line of every law.

I mean, how can you not a little bit sorry for old Harry, trying to put a bill over the top of the filibuster threshold by having to persuade the likes of Ben Nelson, Blanche Lincoln, Lieberman, and those two Republican cock-teases from Maine?

Not a job I envy.

ejcsanfran November 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Oh please. Reid had a super-majority and didn't do shit with it. Filibuster? He should've made the Republicans do it old school, with cots and hours-long speeches – none of this, "Oh, we're filibustering," "Oh, OK, guess we can't do anything… Next bill." He could've told those DINOs to shove it and still passed legislation. The Republicans didn't seem to have any problem doing it when they had a slim majority during Bush II.

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm

True, it's not like he made it a habit of calling their bluff.

walterhwhite November 5, 2010 at 1:37 pm

Damning with faint praise?

V572625694 November 5, 2010 at 10:40 am

The Maryland/ex-Free-Stater hegemony would continue under Hoyer, who's just like Baltimorean Pelosi except he's a total PG County hack through and through, whereas Pelosi got the job done on health care and other stuff, so yeah get rid of her because the Repubes don't like her, that totally makes sense, maybe replace her with some Blue Dog asshole who'll really cave: success assured!

weejee November 5, 2010 at 11:35 am

Mehbee Pelosi should take the Blew Dawgs over the the pound and have them put down?

OhNoGuy November 5, 2010 at 11:58 am

Steny – Nancy!! You just ran over a Blue Dog!

Nancy – Yea, now where's reverse.

Negropolis November 6, 2010 at 2:34 am

You just won the day with that one. You had me laughing so hard I almost couldn't breath. What is the abbreviation for that?

FearofaBlackReagan November 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm

One time my wife was watching that Redneck Wedding show with Tom Arnold as the host and there was this couple was the hickest and most ignorant two I'd ever seen on it. I said 'Jeeziz Christ where are these two from?'

It was Steny Hoyer's district.

JoshuaNorton November 5, 2010 at 10:40 am

It's the Nancy Pelosi Pit of Flaming Death!!

By the end of the day Greater Wingnuttia will be making up stories that have her ending every sentence with "…or I will kill you," or just "MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

OneDollarJuana November 5, 2010 at 10:42 am

While that always sounds like a good idea, if you look at a geologic map of California, you'll see that the San Andreas Fault, while passing to the East of the most liberal parts of LA, goes out to sea at Daly City, or West of San Francisco. Thus, splitting California off along the San Andreas Fault will still leave the most objectionable part of the state still in the U.S. It would be better to chop it off at the Hayward Fault, sending San Francisco and that awful city Oakland (they had Jerry Brown as mayor!), out to sea.

Oblios_Cap November 5, 2010 at 10:53 am

I was referring to the comment above that part which referred to despicable people that was apparently written by Sylvester the Cat.

OhNoGuy November 5, 2010 at 11:54 am

Sufferin' succotash!!

the_onceler November 5, 2010 at 11:15 am

hope you're being snarky about saying Oakland is an awful city. them's fighting words and if there's one thing Oaklandites can do it's fight.

BerkeleyBear November 5, 2010 at 11:31 am

They'll cut a bitch, amirite?

As long as Prop 13 ceased fucking up the economy in the new islands, and SF could find a water supply, I'd be all for this. Long live the People's Republic of Bezerkeley.

freakishlywrong November 5, 2010 at 10:43 am

Well good. At least the trench is already dug and well worn between the chamber and the closest teevee camera, so she can run out and be against something before it's even done being proposed. Like Boner did.

V572625694 November 5, 2010 at 10:44 am

Yes please wingnuts boycott California, stay out of our hotels and off our freeways and beaches and don't go to Yosemite, and persuade your like-minded rural California relatives and friends to GTFO too.

BerkeleyBear November 5, 2010 at 11:32 am

I hear wyoming is always looking for a few good Teatards.

SecretMuslin November 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I would be thrilled if the fucking "Zonies would stay out of San Diego every summer. It's the annual blight of the pasty olds.

mog253 November 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm

From your lips, they have to bring their RVs and scooters.

Lost_Teabaggers November 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Yeah and while they're at it stay the fuck out of Oregon and take Eastern Oregon with them. We'd love a peoples republic of Berkley hereabouts and we could probably persuade Eugene and Seattle to go along with us. All hail Berkley, San Francisco, Portland, Eugene and Seattle! We could be the people's republic of Libtardia and our national flag could have a Prius on it or as a shot to Palin take Cal's coolassed Golden Bear with a yellow star above his head? Or should we go the Stanford route and use a tree? We could annex part of coastal Southern California and the US can keep LA and Beverly Hills….help me out here, people, it's cathartic like Ectopia sans the old school racism…

JoshuaNorton November 5, 2010 at 10:46 am

Besides, Pelosi did a good job of keeping on message and getting things done. It's Harry Reid who kept screwing the pooch.

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Nancy only needed 50%+1 vote. Harry needed 60% every single damn time.

Fred_Wertham_Jr November 5, 2010 at 10:50 am

I hope she stays. It would be such a gracious and grandmotherly way to say, "Fuck you."

June_Cleaver2.0 November 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

My sentiments exactly, but you said it better.

SorosBot November 5, 2010 at 10:56 am

Considering that your average teabagger spends 9/10 of their waking hours gorging on Cheetos on the couch while staring at the TV, and the vast majority of the programming is filmed in California, they would find that very hard to do.

deanbooth November 5, 2010 at 11:57 am

Correction: 9/11

DahBoner November 5, 2010 at 10:58 am

What I want to know is:

What the fuck has Obama done so far? http://www.whatthefuckhasobamadonesofar.com/

WarAndGee November 5, 2010 at 10:58 am

Not orange enough, I mean can a "minority leader" be white?

(See how I did that? You know because that's my play on the word "minority"…yah know how "minorities" are now "people of color" but not "colored people"… but there is this crying orange guy whose… oh fuck, just shoot me. )

DoktorZoom November 5, 2010 at 10:59 am

So far, they've convinced me that Obama wants all our guns, that he's building a sinister private army, that FEMA is preparing detention camps for Patriots, that Democrats want to kill grandma, and that the Nazis were communists who for some reason went to war with the Soviet Union.

Otherwise, I'm pretty much unpersuaded.

OhNoGuy November 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

Thank God somebody is thinkin' straight (if I may use that word).

Lucidamente1 November 5, 2010 at 11:05 am

Look on the bright side: the next time Joe Wilson shouts "you lie," she won't have to stare him down from the Speaker's chair. She can just walk over and kick the shit out of him.

Not_So_Much November 5, 2010 at 11:20 am

It would require effort on my part to confirm (so that's a big 'no'), but I thought I read that Joe Wilson lost? But, perhaps I LIE!!

Lucidamente1 November 5, 2010 at 11:25 am

Alas, the good voters of the South Carolina 2nd District returned Representative Wilson to Congress with a 53.5% majority. If anything, THEY LIE!!

horsedreamer_1 November 5, 2010 at 11:44 am

Only 53-&-an-half, in a year of Democratic losses of Biblical proportions, in the Righteous State of South Cack?

I think Wilson might need to do some grovelling to hold his seat, again, after 2012.

Also: this means South Carolina is closer to human than Lousiana, where the more objectionable Vitter took, what, 67%? Egad!

Lucidamente1 November 5, 2010 at 11:46 am

And Vitter is, or rather has, an even bigger pantload.

the_onceler November 5, 2010 at 11:07 am

Sounds like a great idea. There's nothing in California, unlike important places like Alabama and Oklahoma.

CapeClod November 5, 2010 at 11:08 am

OT, but I've heard the "Guy Cuts His Own Arm Off" movie is so graphic that people have been passing out at the previews.

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm

"Fun for the Whole Family."

SudsMcKenzie November 5, 2010 at 11:11 am

" maybe tonight when I get home and after everybody goes to sleep and start reading the memos" …. sounds like Layne.

NorbertsRevenge November 5, 2010 at 11:11 am

While we appreciate her competence and her not caving as much as others these last 2 years, and agree she is better than Reid or Kaine, here's a WILD IDEA: get people in leadership positions who are clear and forceful communicators, especially on TV, of a Democratic agenda. People who have some dim awareness that what they say on almost every occasion is going to be excerpted and reproduced in newspapers and on the internet, and that this has a bearing on how their party and its policies are perceived by the public, which in turn effects their electoral success. Fucking fuck.

Cf. “I’ve gotten a positive response, but I haven’t gone to a place where I’ve made a decision about that,” she said. “Only today have I even looked at messages or anything that relate to me from … members, friends, progressives … And of course the ones you will hear from are the ones who want you to run. … But I’ll be very honest with you, it hasn’t been something I’ve — maybe tonight when I get home and after everybody goes to sleep and start reading the memos and calling people if it’s not too late — or at least I can call the West Coast, then I’ll have more of an appraisal of it. But that’s a subject for what comes next.”

Ducksworthy November 5, 2010 at 11:16 am

Also short sentences and words of one syllable suitable for communicating with our fellow 'Murikans. Like W. did.

FearofaBlackReagan November 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm

tl;dr

SorosBot November 5, 2010 at 11:38 am

And Fox will turn whatever they say into anti-American Communist ramblings.

ShaveTheWhales November 5, 2010 at 5:46 pm

You make a reasonable point, but the principal job of the Speaker of the House is to get legislation passed, not to advertise it. Particularly when the President is of the same party as the Speaker, it is the President's job to do the advertising — "bully pulpit" and all that.

Now, the situation is a little different for Minority Leader, but not that much when the President is of the same party.

Besides, who would you suggest as an alternative?

elviouslyqueer November 5, 2010 at 11:13 am

*reaches for brain bleach*

seppdecker November 5, 2010 at 11:21 am

If she knows where Boehner keeps the key to his liquor cabinet, liberals could have some real leverage.

Oblios_Cap November 5, 2010 at 11:44 am

Boner prefers pub crawling on the lobbyists' dimes and not drinking at work.

imissopus November 5, 2010 at 11:27 am

Sir, the ghost of Ronald Reagan would like a word with you.

marinmaven November 5, 2010 at 12:02 pm

The ghost of Nixon. Also.

SophistFCD November 5, 2010 at 1:04 pm

The ghost of Karolus Magnus is kind of hanging around too, but he looks a little confused. I don't think he knows what he's doing here either

BerkeleyBear November 5, 2010 at 11:28 am

Never lost a vote on the floor. Whether she ever gets the gavel again (and I think 2012 is going to be a good year to be a Dem) she leaves a hell of a lot better legacy than the last several Speakers.

Serolf_Divad November 5, 2010 at 11:30 am

Nancy Pelosi definitely needs to be dumped, for the onerous crime of failing to get the Bluedogs in the Senate to not-filibuster legislation she'd lined up the Democratic House members to pass… wait, what?

imissopus November 5, 2010 at 11:32 am

Read on ABC that Diane Sawyer interviewed Boner (I believe it's airing tonight) and he told her that "partisanship in the House got a lot worse under Pelosi."

facepalm

WarAndGee November 5, 2010 at 11:39 am

He forgot to say the "by our design" part.

elviouslyqueer November 5, 2010 at 12:21 pm
ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 11:32 am

You just made Boner and McTurtle flinch.

Buzz Feedback November 5, 2010 at 11:33 am

Pelosi's the only one who did her job. If the House Dem Caucus is going to take it cues from Heath Shuler, just shut the whole fukking operation down.

horsedreamer_1 November 5, 2010 at 11:51 am

Raul Grijalva for Minority Leader. Even if he got a scare in the most recent election cycle.

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 11:37 am

At least Nancy doesn't put you to sleep the minute she starts talking like Harry Reid does. Now, if Harry had a nice set of jugs, things might be different, but he doesn't, so he's got that going against him.

An_Outhouse November 5, 2010 at 11:39 am

NANCY SMASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

aaarrrgh November 5, 2010 at 11:45 am

hey, she looks good for an 82 year old woman. that's reason enough to keep her. hell, i'd do her in the dark.

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 11:48 am

I am amazed they haven't already done so, en mass.

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm

They haven't because they're all talk. Only the really unbalanced ones go over the edge.

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 12:57 pm

And when they do…

Lascauxcaveman November 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Ttommy's commenting in (((((((( Stereo )))))))) today.

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 1:40 pm

And (barely) living color.

Beowoof November 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Me too, almost makes me want to buy a gun to shoot back.

ttommyunger November 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Shoot low, they may be riding Shetlands.

mrblifil November 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

Republicans need Nancy Pelosi more than Dems do. If they didn't have her as their stand-in/talisman for everything evil, they'd be reduced to just screaming "FUCKING BITCHES" all the live long day.

WhatTheHeck November 5, 2010 at 11:53 am

Hold on Wonkeets. Nancy banged some idiot Democrat heads together and got things done. How many Democrat men could do that? Sure, she's unpopular with the current crowd, but let her have her due and her place in the history books.

aaarrrgh November 5, 2010 at 12:06 pm

only those of us who are not too stupid to realize that republicans are fucking up the entire country.

doxastic November 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Today, we are all Nancy's grandkids.

doxastic November 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Anyone else get the sense that Boehner's scared of her?

Gopherit November 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Nancy lead the leadership of the sternly worded letter in the House, like Reid did in the Senate. The two of them should step down and let someone….better….take their leadership positions.

HOFAH November 5, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Fuck Health Shuler.

When the coach of the team benches you in favor of fucking Gus Frerotte you suck as a quarterback.

This idiot thought that introducing a bill to require airlines to have sections of the aircraft where large movie screens would not be visible in order to not expose people to teh sex and violence of in-flight movies was more important than voting for the stimulus.

Stay Nancy and stick one of those lovely shoes you have right up his ass.

Weenus299 November 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm

The article in the WaPost deftly deferred to Hall of Fame quarterback Heath Shuler, who openly talked about his miserable failure as a Redskins QB. "I sucked fuckin' ass when I played, and they fired my sorry behind. So let's take Nancy out and beat the shit out of her at Ben's Chili Bowl." or something to that effect.

Weenus299 November 5, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Nancy is my She-ro, BTW. She should stay and she should keep a record of any nasty tawdry thing ever said about her. I guess that means I worship the devil. Well, hail friggin' satan.

Dana Marschz November 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Yes, please, do boycott California. And stop using the Google and Apple products and anything with an Intel core. And no more Farmville for you either!

SorosBot November 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Many of them already boycott google, because it sometimes comes back with top links that give actual factual information instead of right-wing propaganda, which means it has a liberal bias.

GeorgiaBurning November 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Don't stop with a boycott, kick us out of the yew-nited states altogether! President Brown could balance the budget easily with all the tax money we won't be sending to support red states.

OCKerouac November 5, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Say, you'd look nice as a drawstring lamp…

mog253 November 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Very fancy!

elpinche November 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Let me get this straight…Harry Ried is still there and Nancy is still queen of the demrats. How much did this fucking teabag GOP "Tsunami" cost again ? HAHAHAHA

walterhwhite November 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Lies, damn dies, and statistics. The teabaggers definitely have the first two down.

walterhwhite November 5, 2010 at 1:42 pm

No "probably" about it.

Beowoof November 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Seceding is the only solution. Do it now please.

MistaEko November 5, 2010 at 2:07 pm

How about the DNC run a "this guy touches children" campaign on anyone who runs against her?

Pelosi passed everything democrats think of in their wet dreams and dumped it on the senate with a note "For Reid, when you get your shit together," did it without a strategy passed down from the White House, didn't give a fuck when she became hate poster child on the right that took her national approval rating into the single digits, and is the only Democrat right now not walking around with her tail between her legs, instead explaining that she did what she could and doesn't care that she's currently out of power.

Regardless of philosophy – politically one must recognize that as something to be desired. The closest thing democrats have found to someone that can manage government like a republican – a Tom Delay with tits. Can her and they deserve another 8 years of wilderness while their base keeps trying to fortress metropolitan areas.

ShaveTheWhales November 5, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Well put. Evidently being a transplanted Maryland politician makes one more of a Chicago politician than being from Chicago.

KochFembot November 5, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Steny Hoyer is tired of being number two! Being number two stinks, doesn't it Steny?

transfatz November 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Fear Nancy and the Democratic undead!
When zombie minority leader Pelosi finally sucks Boner's brain out all she will get is an airy slurping sound.

Blendergoathead November 6, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Personally, I welcome back our rictus grin-wearing grandma overlord.

I only wish she had enough power to grant Grayson "guest minority leader" status, so he could sit in with her at the next SOTU gig. Or she could just hire him as an aide. A big, hulking, angry, progressive aide.

Plowmon November 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I'm regularly force fed salted rat dicks around here for hating this bitch incessantly but vindication sure is sweet! Also.

NadePaulKuciGravMcKi November 6, 2010 at 2:52 pm

AIPAC's Nancy Pelosi
has been so good at protecting the criminals
they want to keep her.

FlownOver November 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm

Heath, we hardly knew ye.

BruceMajor November 19, 2010 at 6:25 am

Well, she is a fembot made of botox, plastic and silicone. But she looks a little rusty. It will be fun to visit the scrap heap in a few years and pee on her innards.

imissopus November 5, 2010 at 11:18 am

So what you're saying is, metamarc: tits or GTFO.

kenlayisalive November 5, 2010 at 11:51 am

Today we are all Pavlov's Blog.

fundamentallybroken November 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Just checking the p-score here, nothing to see…

Sgt_Biyatch November 5, 2010 at 11:58 am

Easy for you to say, Mr. 107p. Anyone over 90p is just an Ivy League elitist who thinks they know what's best for Wonkette. It's time to bring some commonsense solutions to political humor blogs. Low p Wonketteers, don't retreat…RELOAD!

imissopus November 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm

What do we want?

MOAR IRONY!

When do we want it?

TRUKNUTZ!

metamarcisf November 5, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Who(m) do I have to screw to get out of the red?

capitolhillblly November 5, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Just say TRUCK NUTZ ! three times and click your heels together.

Lost_Teabaggers November 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Apparently Andrew Breitbart, if you got that notch under your belt your war activities on the wingnut side of life wouldn't bare such a heavy cost upon you. So your choices are, dip your wick in a foul, foul sewer or be a libtard matyr in the neverending war to civilize those slobbering ape-things.

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