Thursday, April 12, 2007

Republicans for Pelosi?

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (photo) may be the best thing to happen to the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan. Her trip to the terrorist state of Syria has many Jewish voters (a strong Democrat constituency) moving rapidly to the Republican Party. Her focus on witch hunts rather than legislation has the media rightly calling this a "do nothing" Congress. The 100 days of work she promised hasn't produced a single bill that has made it to the President's desk. Her failure to have the Congress renew the tax cuts (required for their continuation) could easily destroy the very low unemployment we currently enjoy (since such cuts stimulate economic growth). Most recently they sent a bill to the President that requires a deadline for the troops in Iraq to return. They are actually implying they won't fund and protect our troops unless there is a deadline that aids our enemies. The list goes on.

Rumor has it, Pelosi is considering a trip to Iran! She's been told "no" by the White House and has been threatened with the Logan Act for the trip she already took to Syria. The Logan Act prohibits any US citizen from going to foreign countries negotiating without the authority of the US government or purporting to represent the country. It certainly appears she may be guilty of such. With her comments about possibly going to Iran, some Republicans in the Senate are offering to buy her a ticket. It seems the more actions she takes, the more helpful she is to the Republican Party.

When Democrats challenged Republicans in the 2006 Congressional races, they claimed they would turn things around once elected. "Turning it around" is beginning to look like a war on the economy, the abandoning of our troops, and an irresponsible approach to foreign policy. The Democrats have been largely a minority party for quite some time. Pelosi's behavior is making me believe they actually prefer that status.

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Anonymous Tom Jain said...

Too bad she doesn't run for President. Sounds like she is exactly what Republicans need.

2:20 PM  

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