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Monday, April 6, 2009

Payback is a...



U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, (R-Saks) used a day of his two-week break from his congressional duties in Washington, D.C. to drop in on a few of his constituents at Auburn University Montgomery.



AUM and the main campus of Auburn University are both in congressional District 3, which Rogers represents.



Rogers talked a bit about the economy, the war and homeland security. But some of the most interesting comments he had to make (at least in this reporter's humble opinion) were about how Congressional Democrats were wielding their new majority in Congress.



Despite President Barack Obama's commitment to bipartisanship, Rogers says Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi (whom he described as "crazy," "mean as a snake" and "Tom DeLay in a skirt") and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid didn't get that memo.



"They don't talk to us," he said. "They've got the vote, and they can do what they want."



Rogers said to be fair Democrats are paying Republicans back for how they were treated when the Republicans controlled Congress.



"Republican leaders didn't talk to the Democrats," he said. "The attitude was 'We have the votes on our side, let the Democrats whine.'"



Rogers said that's a culture that needs to change if Congress wants to get more done in between election cycles.



"At some point we've got to recognize that the power goes back and forth," he said. "One side only has it for a finite time and we've got to work together while the minority is still sensitive because that's going to be us one day."

Update: Party chairman offers to bring Pelosi, Rogers together if he apologizes: http://southunionstreet.blogspot.com/2009/04/chairman-makes-offer-to-bring-pelosi.html

-- posted byMarkeshia Ricks

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's hard to know whether he's expressing admiration (what one would expect from a republican talking about ruthlessness) or just crying because he's being treated "unfairly". Since I don't remember him complaining when Delay was in there, I assume it's just sour grapes now.
mike

April 6, 2009 at 6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a little confused here. I thought the Republicans liked Tom Delay and thought he was just about the best thing ever. Did I miss something?

April 6, 2009 at 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turnabout is fair play and payback is a b--ch.

April 6, 2009 at 7:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll certainly agree that the two parties need to reach across the aisle more often and be more open to ideas from the other side. But considering the full-throated, non-stop hatefest and vicious attacks that have been perpetrated on all things even remotely liberal by angry conservatives for the better part of three decades now, nobody should blame any Democrat for not exactly feeling like making nice. Think about it: If a group of your co-workers constantly bombarded you with angry words and mean-spirited behavior and went to the boss and complained their fool heads off about you every time you turned around, would *you* feel all warm and fuzzy toward them?

April 6, 2009 at 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not mean as, but IS A SNAKE

April 6, 2009 at 7:29 PM  
OpenID scmtns66 said...

Look anybody that doesn't know that Nancy Pelosi is a nut, has been paying attention.

April 6, 2009 at 8:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was always an understanding even among Republicans that Tom DeLay was no great political philosopher but was a take no prisoners political animal. Rahm Emanuel was the Democrats' version of DeLay, although smarter and even more ruthless. (DeLay actually used carrots more than sticks; Rahm? Not so much.) They're guys you find useful to have on your side, even if you don't like them that much. With Rahm gone, Nancy Pelosi is now ruling with an iron hand; she has power DeLay never had, and she's wielding it ruthlessly. Rahm, for all his faults, was at least a bit of a cautious moderating influence. With him out of the House, Pelosi is free to be the unrepentant liberal she was before becoming Speaker.

April 6, 2009 at 8:08 PM  
Anonymous James S said...

Hope pelosi od's on botox

April 6, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You kidding me, the nonstop hatefest from the Republicans? Are you smoking crack? The liberals have the hatefest title locked up no questions asked.

April 6, 2009 at 8:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This only points to one conclusion with one solution:

Term Limits on Congress

April 6, 2009 at 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congress has become kiddie-city--with BOTH parties. We desperately need term and age limits in Congress.

April 6, 2009 at 9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and it'll turn around again. I can't wait to hear the liberals crying like babies when they get tossed out on their butts for abusing their power worse than any republicans ever did.

April 6, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Totoally uncalled for.

The man owes DeLay a sincere apology.

April 7, 2009 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Joe C. said...

DeLay played hardball, but was a thoughtful and respectful pol. His reputation otherwise was a Democrat/Media creation as is most of the "news". On the other hand, Pelosi is a Marxist megalomaniacal idiot who is portrayed as a kindly pro-America grandmother by the Media.

April 7, 2009 at 6:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi is freaking insane!

April 7, 2009 at 8:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All at the expense of the American citizen. And taxpayer.
They forget they work for us -- not the other way around. People need to stop idolizing politicians -- it goes to their power-hungry little heads.

April 7, 2009 at 8:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a former Californian, I know that Pelosi is a mean spirit. But plenty of Republicans are also. Pelosi is the worst of the bunch; pray for the day she can put a coherent thought together....

April 7, 2009 at 8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama puts on the nice face, articulate and using seemingly reasonable words to disguise the reality. Pelosi is not bright enough to be successfully duplicitous. But at the level of policy there is not a dime's worth of difference between them. Both are absolutely driven to expand the state into every aspect of life, to drive a secular progressive agenda down the throats of America, to take control of capital allocation via the banks, to control the legislative balance of power via a crooked Census, to take control of the healthcare industry (15% of the economy) and make it as reliably dependent on and Democratic in voting as the teacher union and the postal worker slaves.

April 7, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No offense to snakes, mind you.

April 7, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

regardless of how democrats feel, republicans r better.

April 7, 2009 at 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rep. Rogers clearly owes an apology for his statements. There are many offended snakes!!

April 7, 2009 at 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

term limits? NO! you would lose the few good people that we need up there.....Age limit...yeah, i can see that.

The rest of America needs to lean on NP's district to get her voted out. The woman can't find her but with both hands.

April 7, 2009 at 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Folks we do have term limits. It is called an election. If we need Term Limits to protect us from ourselves, Lord help us. Vote them out folks. Vote them out.

April 7, 2009 at 8:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When gas was $4/gallon-here what Nancy was saying-geez what a crazy witch-you folks voting for her in San Francisco need to have your heads examined...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKB7E6cg8IY
Shawn

April 7, 2009 at 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi is, in reality, the wicked _itch of the West!!!

April 7, 2009 at 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling Pelosi as mean as a snake is an insult to snakes everywhere!! The true danger here is that Republicans want smaller, less intrusive government and the Democrats want to control everything so you have to ask yourself, do you enjoy freedon or do you want to live in a socialist state?

April 7, 2009 at 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi LOOKS crazy when she speaks on TV. She has a panoply of neurotic facial twitches that belie her faltering grip on reality, and more importantly, she often mistates simple facts and displays large swaths of ignorance about the subjects she discusses.

If she doesn't talk about specifics, she passes for "indifferent", but when she wades into world economics or even national security, hold onto your hat!

Surely there's something to be done about a crazy person, acting as Speaker of the US House Of Representatives??

April 7, 2009 at 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wielding political power like a club is not right no matter how they try and justify it. The Democrats were elected because they were going to be different....what a crock! "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!"

April 7, 2009 at 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time for creating a break-away country where constitutionalists can continue the American way separate from socialism.

April 7, 2009 at 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the difference between Pelosi and DeLay is that she's a combination of crazy and evil. Moreover, she hates the best things about America. DeLay fought hard in the spirit of LBJ, Pelosi takes her cues from Lenin, Castro, and Chavez. Furthermore, DeLay was never Speaker of the House, he was the whip. Hastert and Frist were the heads of the House and senate. As the whip, DeLay was the community organizer in the house for the republicans. Don't forget, when the Republicans were ignoring the dems, it's because the dems were trying to orchestrate defeat in Iraq. When the dems ignore republicans, it's because the republicans are trying to save us from hyperinflation and oppressive taxes. There's a big difference.

April 7, 2009 at 8:13 AM  
OpenID Robert NYC said...

Pelosi is one of the worst things to happen to this country in the past 20 years. The only thing worse is Obama - he is clueless and destroying the country.

Question of the week - how many more times will he disgrace the US overseas?

April 7, 2009 at 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

..how about IQ limits to go with term limits for congress?

April 7, 2009 at 8:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We the people should be demanding term limits of all members of Congress. And if they pass the universal Health Care plan, that they are the first one's, including the President to be placed into the program. You know they will write into the law that they won't have to be part of the Natl Health program. We the people, by our voting can demand and make this happen. I only hope in 2010 that the Repubs take back Congress and investage Barney, Nancy and all the others that have helped to spend this countries future away.

April 7, 2009 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its not about Dems or Republicans, whose in power or not. What are these idiots doing to this country? All because they want to secure power for themselves period! Not whats best for the country. The Media has turned into propaganda machines for most uninformed idiots. My family has had men serve to keep this country free in every war since the Revolutionary War. Obama, Reid,Pelosi,Barney Frank, Chris Dodd. They are pissin on the graves of every Patriot that has fought and died for this country.wayne s.

April 7, 2009 at 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep Your Powder Dry. Nazi Pelosi is demented.

April 7, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Power corrupts!

April 7, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I ever saw a ghoul or a crazy, insane person that truly belongs in an psychological institution it would be in the form of Nancy Pelosi! She epitomizes lunacy, and our reward for electing such a cretin as this is many more years of her hammering the gaval and destroying this nation.

April 7, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TERM LIMITS.
That's the ONLY way all the power-crazy fools will be ousted.
It's called "CHANGE".

April 7, 2009 at 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The point here is that Democrats tried to protray themselves as somethnig different, but they aren't. They're just as partisan as the Republicans. This is nothing new, it has been going on for 200+ years. The Democrats are just better at demonizing it when the Republicans are in charge.

April 7, 2009 at 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All politicians are snakes.The Democrats and Republicans alike cannot be trusted. Look at what the Democratic Congress did with Fannie May and Freddie Mac to name just a portion of their insane wallet padding. The Republicans went along for the ride to keep the Black Caucus off their backs and feather their own nests as well. Obama is a puppet who just happens to be black,he only does what he is told.

April 7, 2009 at 8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What needs to be done is for the Americqn people to get up off their bellies and throw every single Republican and Democrat out of Washington. They are pandemically corrupt and venile and have been in control of Washington for 150 years or more and they have failed completely in the last 30 years. We either throw them out or we will be in the streets shooting each other, as neither party has The Constitution as their guide.
Nancy "The Nazi" Pelozi should have that chicken neck of hers on a stake, hanging from a tall pole. She is an enemy of This Country.
Death to Tyrants

April 7, 2009 at 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With Nancy Pelosi as their leader, we have the worst. The liberals are going to bring down our American way. The influx of ILLEGAL immigrants into this country and the rights that are being handed over to them is astounding. Now we have Newsome of San Fransicko giving everything to ILLEGALS on your tax dollars. They are taking away from the hard working American Taxpayer to give to ILLEGALS and the homeless. How long can this go on before their is no money left??? New York State is doing the same thing. We are over-taxed, over-burdened but the Democrats keep shoveling and digging us deeper and deeper into debt. The liberals are trying to get as many ILLEGAL immigrants into this country for votes and votes only. They don't care about them and they don't care about the American people, They only care about handing on to power. They do not have to live among the scum that is coming into this country ILLEGALLY, we do!!!

April 7, 2009 at 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy is the Witch and Obama is the Wizard, hiding behind the curtain (new iron curtain?). Both are taking the US down and spending, spending, spending. More money spent in first 3 months of Obama than from George Washington to George Bush. We are in for some bad times and our childrens futures are spent. The world knows it, listens and looks at Obama and laughs. Congress gives themselves automatic pay raises, while we suffer with job and business going away. They have the best medical and retirement plans in the world. No wonder they look down upon us as their subjects from their thrones. Wake up America and use your vote to take back our country and let Congress know we are the power in this country, not them. TERM LIMITS for ALL.

April 7, 2009 at 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, we (libs and pubs) all agree, NP is crazy and mean as a snake. Not one comment supporting her, not one!

April 7, 2009 at 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can't work with 'statists' who are hell bent on making Obama our first dictator. Statists are crazy. The only sane Dems are the ones who are conservative or moderate.

The rest of the crazy bunch of leftist voters in our country should be kicked out and sent to Cuba where they would be living their Marxist dreams with a dictator already in place. They wouldn't have to fight for it there.

April 7, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is clear that both sides of the aisle are spineless and cater only to special interests, which do not coincide with Americans' interests. For the next few election cycles we need to vote out all incumbents. These boneheads will get the message and get to work.

April 7, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't vote for Republicans so that they will "get along" with Dems. I vote for Republicans so that they will stop the terrible ideas that Dems naively foist on our country. Conversely Dems don't vote for their candidates in the hopes that they will act like Republicans. Bi-partisan has become a term bandied about that really means vote like I vote or I will call you unco-operative.

April 7, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is only one big loser in this equation, and that is the American public.

April 7, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi is spending her time trying to sell a Book rather than concentrate on the current problems with this country. She's cashing in just like a greedy politician. This video is worth watching. Wake up America, Congress is about to bankrupt us!

http://www.youtube.com/user/Funbobbasso

April 7, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PJ O'Rourke wrote about this along time ago in his " Parliment of Whores!" I don't scare easy, but I'm petrified of these monsters and their drone followers who are fools!

April 7, 2009 at 8:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Americans need a lost confidence vote in persons and policies. Globalism would be a dying policy. So would most politicians in office for most of the last 4 deades.

April 7, 2009 at 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US suffers greatly from the non-stop partisanship of our so called leaders that act like children and do not have the best interests of our good citizens at heart.

April 7, 2009 at 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Tom Dee said...

This crying about Republican and Democrats is going to be over soon. With 40% of our country on social welfare, with 12 million new illegals coming into voting power, with the expansion of Acorn and the theft of our banks and largest corporations, we are a socialist country being lead by a dictator. Face it America. The change you voted for is being perpetrated on us and stopping the power demons is over. Am I an alarmist? or am I a realist? Neither! Watch Obama's actions and not his retoric. He says what you want to hear, he does what his agenda calls for. One democratic socialist party with one president for life.

April 7, 2009 at 8:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are a bunch of children playing with our lives and money.

April 7, 2009 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger go-fish said...

Let's face it - Congress (both parties) are a bunch of crooks and connected hacks. The President talks "real purdy" but is all Hat - no Cattle. Harry Reid is an elitist snob, and Nancy Pelousy came from the granola state (Fruits, Nuts and Flakes)with all the baggage those idiots want to impose on the rest of us.

The Republicans sold their soul when they jumped on the "Big Government" band wagon and have been useless as well.

The only time the American people are safe from these morons is when we have a Democrat for President with a Republican Congress (or vice-versa)

April 7, 2009 at 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy Pelosi embarasses me about being a woman. She kind of makes it look like the 19th amendment should be abolished.

April 7, 2009 at 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The congressman said "the power goes back and forth."

No, I don't think so, those days are over.

The Republicans are going to be out of power for a very long time, and
it should be forever as far as I am concerned. I marched to the polls and voted for these imbeciles
for years, and what did it get me. A big chunk of my life savings disappeared because the
Bush administration chose to ignore the abuses on wall street. Anybody who works and saves money
now has to bail out all of the borrowers. I will never, EVER vote for another Republican.

April 7, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Cynthia Peterson said...

For the poster who said "turnabout is fair play..." and others with similar sentiments - it's folks like you who obviously love party more than country. I think both "sides" have made innumerable mistakes, each grabbing power that isn't theirs to take - it's ours to give. Shame on us as Americans for letting them get away with it. Term limits should be just the beginning of cleaning out that vipers nest called the Congress.

April 7, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an insult to snakes !!

April 7, 2009 at 8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an insult to snakes

April 7, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All woman have qualities men can admire; is Pelosi really
a woman? And she is not an American; she's from InSane-Frisco.

April 7, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous RandyB said...

What is this playground "They were mean to me first" from Democrats? Rewind to 1994 (I know that's hard for people that can't remember before the last showing of American Idol). Republicans held a press conference and said, "We got stiffed." Dirty Willie and the Clintonoid clan thought it was their God given right to dictate, without any input from Republicans. I used to vote Democrat. The party left me, I didn't leave the them.

April 7, 2009 at 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smartest women ever, "we are losing 500,000,000 jobs a month". What a dope. How many books did she sell? Does she ever blink?

April 7, 2009 at 8:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term Limits for all of elected Government officials. Lost Confidence voting by those that elected the Gov't officials before their term is up. No Automatic Pay Raises for Congress without voters approval. Illegal immigration control and enforcing the laws of the land.
Now that is representative government for the people and by the people of the USA.

April 7, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of those folks in Washington are nut cases.
They do not care about We The People. They only care about themselves and getting re-elected.
They love to spend the tax payers money.
They did not pass all those bills to help create jobs. You see any jobs anywhere?
Ha ! They passed all those bills so they could get all their pet projects done to please their voters and get re-elected next time around.
Corruptness 101.
How bought that lizard crossing ? What state was that in? Can you believe it ?
If congress want vote to have term limits then We the people can give them all term limits in 2010,2012,2014. All of them need to get the boot.
I hope the voters have enough sense to do the right thing when they vote again.

April 7, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy Pelosi is the biggest reason that I hope and pray every night that the next day will bring a mushroom cloud over Washington DC.

April 7, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

99% of Congress are self serving Snakes

April 7, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Political power runs in cycles. The party in power always foolishly thinks that "this is it - we'll be in power now forever!" only to eventually succumb to their own arrogance and corruption. It is sort of a natural check and balance.

Eventually the situation will be reversed again 180 degrees and then the Democrats will be paid back in kind for every behavior they exhibit now and the shoe will be on the other foot again.

Only the party in power can break the cycle of revenge.

Obama ran as a uniter yet the nation has never been so divided.

April 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree! TERM LIMITS AND AGE LIMITS!! That would put a stop some of the problems anyway.

April 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If "bi-partisan" means that the government "gets more things done" ie, passes more pork laden and inefficient legislation, I am begging all of our congressional leaders in both parties, to be as partisan as humanly possible.

April 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The more time congress spends in bipartisan DEADLOCK, the better off the People will be. That is the reason that balance between the parties is desirable in legislatures. With veto-proof Democrat majorities in both houses and the person currently occupying the White House (who is not MY President), we are careening towards the complete obliteration of what most of us like to call "America." Expect this gang to call for a new Constitution before it's over.

April 7, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget to add that she is an idiot as well

April 7, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Thoros said...

This guy is obviously one of the country club republicans who think defending the constitution is all just a game. He is nothing but a popularity seeking sell out like McCain who cares not that our rights are being squashed by the evil that is National Socialism. Mr. Rodgers is precisely the kind of career politician who deserves to be ousted next time around. Calling Nancy Pelosi names is just a way to make the news for this pile of human waste. Would someone with some real convictions in Washington please stand up!!!!!!

April 7, 2009 at 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One would only have to look at Nancy to see that she was surprised by his comments. We can only hope Botox will be covered in nationalized health care.

April 7, 2009 at 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you people amaze me. If the Republicans treated Democrats poorly when they had the majority, that is shameful. If the Dems then use "turnabout is fair play" as an excuse to do the same when they have control, then they are childish and more dangerous. We are not talking about some high school kids wanting to get back at somebody who made them mad. We are talking about elected officials who unfortunately have a lot of control over our country. While they are getting their payback, they are driving our country off a cliff. BOTH SIDES NEED TO GROW UP. But more importantly, the people who put them there need to grow up. Until we stop voting for these clowns, things will never change.

April 7, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tea Party Time America! 2010, 2012, 2014 the years to let the elected politicians know we are mad as hell and won't take it any more. Our own little revolution at the voting booth.
We have to demand term limits and the right to grant or take away from them their perks. Time for those to serve that believe in this country and not those that serve to benefit their own personal lifes and special interest!

April 7, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry but the mess Obama,Pelosi ,reid and barny Franks are making is causing a revolt in this country. The next elelction Repub will make great inroads in congress and in 2012 real change will begin with Dems ousted across the nation. Americans realize already what a grave mistake they made in electeing Dear Leader Che Obama.

April 7, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I SECOND THE MOTION FOR TERM LIMITS FOR CONGRESS. THESE PEOPLE GET UP THERE AND ONCE IN THEY HAVE A CONTINUING CAMPAIN GOING ON THEY BASICALLY CAN OUTSPEND ANY POSSIBLE CHALLENGER AND THIS MAKES IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO UNSEAT THEM. BESIDES ALL THAT THEY SEEM TO LOSE TOUCH WITH COMMON SENSE AND ARE DRUNK WITH POWER. THEY FORGET THAT THEY WORK FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, THEY FORGET ALL THERE PERSONAL CORE VALUES AND BASE THERE VOTES ON GETTING REELECTED AS OPPOSED TO VOTING THE COMMEN SENSE WAY. THUS NONE OF THEM WILL DO ANYTHING ABOUT ILLEGAL ALIENS AS THEY ARE TRYING TO WIN THERE VOTES EVEN THOUGH THEY DONT HAVE THAT RIGHT??????

THEY CONTINUALLY HAND OUT TAX PAYER MONEY TO LAYABOUTS PRETTY MUCH BUYING THEIR VOTES IN THE NEXT ELECTION. BEING IN THE CONGRESS WAS NOT MEANT TO BE A CAREER! AND I CANT BELIEVE THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CANNOT GET A VOTE ON A NATIONAL ELECTION TO LIMIT TERMS. THEY HAVE CONVIENENTLY MADE IT SO CONGRESS WOULD HAVE TO VOTE LIMITS ON THEMSELVES JUST LIKE THEY VOTE THEMSELVES A RAISE???? THATS JUST BS!

April 7, 2009 at 8:34 AM  
Anonymous AK said...

Listen to this guy...he is saying 'we did the same thing...' And we need fo fix it.'

Folks, read the posts here and on any political board. We are so divided it is frightening. And th politicos - most of them, unlike this one who seems to have a shred of honesty and decency - clean up on our manufactured hatreds and plan their exit strategies.

Do you all like being dupes?

April 7, 2009 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger silly season said...

This congressman is liar. How many times I remember the Republcans seeking the Democratic approval before pushing a piece a legislation, even when the Republicans were the majority. The Dems can be ruthless. The Reps are gutless. I used to say I was a Republican. No more. I am a Conservative
Republican = Democratic = Liberal

April 7, 2009 at 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can still remember a time when we were told to treat other people with respect, even when we disagreed with them. Apparently, that's a time long gone by. Here we have a member of Congress who is calling the Speaker of the House a "snake," and "crazy," and nobody seems to think there's anything wrong with that. Instead, we have a bunch of other people writing in to try to say things that are even more outrageous. Listen, people, you're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem. If you disagree with somebody, whether it's the President, the Speaker, Rahm Emanuel or Tom Delay, then say so. But this wild-eyed use of invective and name-calling does not do anything to help anything. It's totally destructive of any kind of civilized government. And whether you think this is true or not, you need civilized government. The alternative is either anarchy or a genuine dictatorship (not the kind of pseudo-dictatorship, "oh, that scary Obama is coming for your guns" kind of thinking that just got three police officers killed in Pittsburgh for doing their jobs. What is wrong with you? Why don't you grow up?

April 7, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just happened to link to this story from the drudge site. the comments are scary, but they confirm what a lot of people in the country have long suspected--alabamians are beginning to show the long term effects of inbreeding.

April 7, 2009 at 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 'hateful' Republicans where the ones that shared power by splitting evenly the chairmanships when they did not have to do so.... notice how much the 'kind' Democrats share.

April 7, 2009 at 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this straight, Rep. Rogers says in effect, Congressmen and women need to treat each other as they would like to be treated, and it's controversial. Lord have mercy. That’s just sad.

April 7, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Problem with the so called Pay Back time, if and when the Repubs get back Congress, is that the expensive and social bills passed will still be there. The bills passed by this Congress will be eating away at us for generations and have made changes to laws that, most likely won't be overturned. Illegal Immigration, Taxes, Health Care, you name it and once it is out their and people are dependent on it then it won't go away. Obama, Nancy and Harry know this and why they are trying to rush through everything and make it law before the next elections in 2010.
Look at Social Security, Medicare, etc. Once it is pass and the poeple are on the pay roll, it is forever there no matter how bad the program turns out to be.

April 7, 2009 at 8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democratic party is the most immoral group of people I have ever seen and Nancy Pig-losi is the head lunatic.

April 7, 2009 at 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How dare this congressman compare Nancy Pelosi to a snake! This hurts the reputation of snakes. At least snakes are actually good for something. I think snakes are prettier too.

April 7, 2009 at 8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dead on accurate profile of Ms. Pelosi: crazy as a snake.

April 7, 2009 at 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Fidlin1 said...

Bella Pelosi and her 'Renwick'Henry Waxman

April 7, 2009 at 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Screw bi-bartisanship. We need to stop liberals for good. Gridlock is even more preferred - at least then it's harder for the government to rob us blind and try to become our nannies. The whole disgusting hippie generation is a bunch of worthless ingrates with daddy issues.

April 7, 2009 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Just sour grapes bitching by fundamentalist, red neck, and corporate Republicans who as of 4 November are Losers with a capitol 'L'. Cry me a river, assholes. And you're going to always stay assholes with the leadership you have: Uncle Tom Steele, crazy bitches like Bachmann and Pelosi, and spokespeople the likes of the bouncing blimp Limbaugh, Insanity Hannity, Bill Oh Really?, and Ann Heshe Coulter.

LMFAO x 10^infinite.,

Double Slit the Quantum Phantom

April 7, 2009 at 8:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here here! you said it. I know here in NJ one of the big radio stations in the state is always saying G.R.I.P. Get Rid of Incumbent Politicians, a great idea BUT dumocrats are the ones who vote blindly and MINDLESSLY just because the person is a democrat. Look to Chicago how many dead people have been elected to that dem capitol? This past election was lost by republican because they lost their way of the true conservative platform of the great Ronald Wilson Reagan no matter what the biased partisan left wing failing media tells you. If McLaim was a bit more conservative instead of "democratic light" he may have won the election. I know a lot of life long republicans who refused to vote for McLaim & either didn't vote or went to a 3rd party. And despite what the biased partisan left wing failing media told you that Palin lost the election for McLaim if you look at his numbers he was still up 13+% over his numbers before the selection of Palin! Another person who the same media also vilified was “Joe the Plumber” who did more for McLaim than any of the democratic lights on his campaign. One last rant does anyone find it interesting that osamabalama had harsher words for talk radio hosts, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and others than he has for N. Koreas launch of a missile of Iran’s continued march towards obtaining nukes?

April 7, 2009 at 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The long term effect of in breeding has been evident in the Democratic party for decades. Appears it has gotten much worse in recent years and new dangerous mutations are developing :)
Alabamians are just expressing the feelings of most of the people in all the States of this Great (I hope it stays that way) country.

April 7, 2009 at 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Pelosi's lips are moving, she's lying. Remember when she said Democrats had to get rid of the "culture of corruption"? They have the patent on corruption! And "paygo"? Ha! Never intended on it.

April 7, 2009 at 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Sane American said...

It is all nice and good to bash parties around here and justify their actions because the other party did it. However, teh only loser here is 'We the People'; and this American is sick and tired of paying the price for us justifying teh present and future based on the past. Human beings are supposed to learn from their mistakes...not wallow in them.

As for Pelosi, once the press tells the truth about her part in this country's financial meltdown (from knowledge she had clear back in 2003), she is toast. Of course, the press will be too because they ahd the same information at their fingerprints.

Folks, let Washington D.C. know when you are tired of being their fiddle and played for fools.

April 7, 2009 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger GYatse said...

Much of the nastiness in congress would be resolved is the people would return to the founding principals and a true federal system. The concentration of power and money in Washington will be the ruin of America. The degenerating process has started in earnest.

April 7, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The GOP in all of their insipid useless outdated wisdom once again prove why they are the minorty party but more importantly guffawed at everytime they open those pretty little mouths of their's. Don't come to the war unarmed GOP, you'll be slaughtered everytime....now go buy a clue, ding-a-lings!!!!!!

April 7, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger The Gunslinger said...

Someone said elections are 'term limits'. Not any more, bunky. The incumbents have manipulated the system to the point they can hardly lose an election.

With an approval rating of 13%, almost NO member of Congress was tossed out on his ass.

There's something rotten in the state of Denmark.

Congressmen & Senators become "leaders-for-life" almost. They spend their entire careers in Congress, isolated from The People, not subject to the taxes, regulations, or the economic messes they create.

One Term each house. Lifetime Limit in Washington: 6 years.

Then they have to go home an get a real job and pay live with the laws they made. That will bring common sense back to government through SELF INTEREST.

They need to be reminded they ARE The People, not their permanent RULERS.

April 7, 2009 at 8:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still trying to figure out WHY it took all these people to realize Pelosi was nothing more then a typical power hungrey woman. The only reason she backed Obama was so Hillary would not spoil "her" power. She lacks nothing in the art of back-stabbing or arm-twisting, so what is the surprise? People who go to Congress and expect fairness, civility, respect, and to be able to have their voice heard are ignorant and know little of Washington. Here is what you need to remember...“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”-"Sam Adams"

April 7, 2009 at 8:48 AM  
Anonymous divas mom said...

Pelosi is a miserable person and it shows. Unhappy with her aging, her botox treatments have finally pulled her face so tight she is wound up like a top all the time...and you know "misery loves company." She cares not for the country as a whole and I feel that just the relief of having so much power has made her unrelenting in spreading her misery to what she thinks are her enemies, the citizens of the U.S.
Hopefully someday she will just go away....the sooner the better for this country.

April 7, 2009 at 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a 100 pound peice of cement a chain and a push in the back would help ms pelosi a great deal

April 7, 2009 at 8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term and age limit.

April 7, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am an AMERICAN first and foremost, an Independent with no 'Party" loyalties. Its past time to vote out all incumbants and take American back from ALL the partisan hacks.

I encourage every other Independent to attend a Taxpayer Tea Party, these aren't revolutions; nor one party whinefests. These are TRUE AMERICANs who are willing to put AMERICA first and do what is best for the nation as a whole... not the D's or the R's, not the rich or the poor...but for ALL of US.

Its past time for Congress to remember they work for US!

April 7, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to know what pelosi is all about. Just take a close look san francisco. An the dems.& the reps. are just two wings of the same corrupt facist bird

April 7, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it is cruel to compare snakes to Pelosi. Snakes aren't mean - like any wild animal, they try to protect themselves. Pelosi, on the other hand.....

April 7, 2009 at 8:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all the bad-mouthing of the elected officials in this article, two questions remain. WHO voted for them, and what is their IQ?

April 7, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Citizen said...

Lets face it, our representatives and senators are all a bunch of crooks. Any lobbyist with money can sway any of them. The best thing we could do is throw them all out and install term limits. In China, they take'em out back and shoot'em. We can't do that but, we can send them all home and start over.

April 7, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Anonymous RODOM said...

Let the Democrats own as much of this mess as they want.

April 7, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SNOPES" VALIDATES THE BELOW FACTS:
http://www.snopes.com/politics/pelosi/americansamoa.asp
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San Francisco.(No surprise here!) Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco , Pelosi's home district. Star- Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi.(no surprise) Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan work force.
NOW....pay attention....Paul Pelosi, Nancy 's husband, OWNS $17 MILLION DOLLARS OF STAR-KIST STOCK. In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage! This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition's.
Last week when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an 'economic development credit in American Samoa!
Pelosi has called the Bush Administration
"CORRUPT"? REALLY?
How do you spell "HYPOCRISY?”

April 7, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pitch forks and firing squads will be the only fix. try a two yr fix on the trems for all and every one gets to try it as a draft. we the people run the show not those A$$ holes. A draft for every one to do two yrs in congress and back to your job. no nut cases like we have now but real folks like me and you.

April 7, 2009 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Mike is man enough to admit that the Democrats are playing by the same rules the Republicans played by. So quit yer whining wingnuts. Sit back and let us Democrats take the reins for a while. If you are lucky in 8 to 10 years will will have a Tom DeLay / Mark Foley / Abramoff / Terri Schaivo tsunami that will wash Republicans back into power.

Besides, we're right, you're wrong. End of story.

April 7, 2009 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You want to fix politics. No one can serve more than one term and they get social Security and Medicare like everyone else. And they get nothing else, no limos, do drivers, no apartments and only three in their staff. Also they can purchase their own medical insurance while in office.

April 7, 2009 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi was voted in by the Dems. She represents their best and brightest. Go figure.... She is the head of the cukoo's nest (aka Democrats).

April 7, 2009 at 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only difference between a Democrat and a Rpublican is one is in power and the other wants to be.

April 7, 2009 at 8:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no term limits on Congress is a complete failure of our republic.

April 7, 2009 at 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A DEMOCRACY OR A REPUBLIC??? MOST PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER TO THIS SIMPLE QUESTION. THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH THE UNITED STATES AND IT'S CITIZENS - WAKE UP PEOPLE!

April 7, 2009 at 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CRAZY AS AN OUT HOUSE RAT!

April 7, 2009 at 9:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's correct. I am right in the middle and I can see that she is a mean, hate filled politician.

I AM amazed at the Dem take over. They are PLOWING ALL their agenda items right through and IN. Very bad, Very dangerous.

President Obama and his claim of REACHING OUT to terrorist nations is to me a SLAP in the face. They laugh at him as well. Is it all window dressing?

I think that we elected the wrong person for the wrong reasons. Mr. Obama is working and leading on a platform that caters to big government and parts of society that refuse to perform and add to America. I feel that this administration has taken the Democratic party and pushed it so far left that it now borders on Socialism and ALL that We The People have learned by example to be bad for the union, is now at hand and being rammed into place.

April 7, 2009 at 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to term limits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 7, 2009 at 9:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a moderate it is interesting to see how the Democratic party sees itself as a "ruling" party now that they're in power. Funny I thought they "worked" for us not "ruled" us. For either side to claim that they represent the people is a total joke considering their lack of attachment to the real issues. As hundreds of thousands of Americans lose their jobs these politicians have the nerve to trumpet millions of dollars of wasteful spending of our money and on top of it they vote for a raise for themselves. Last time I checked they were talking about corporations paying for performance. I guess that doesn't apply to the idiots we've had running Washington. Nancy Pelosi represents all that is wrong with our politicians. She has gtrown richer off her job, done very little to make her constituents lives better, funneled money into her husbands private accounts and as speaker of the house she takes ZERO responsibility for any of the problems that happened during her watch. Sounds like the type of person I WOULDN'T hire.

April 7, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term limits for all of Congress. Retirment thru the Social Security system instead of 100% salary for life. Until we make these changes, we will work for Congress members. Make the change and they will work for us. In the meantime, vote Nancy out? The crazies that put her there will re-elect her. She really does represent her folks back home.
Mikejpss

April 7, 2009 at 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first major bill Bush tackled was the Kennedy No Child left Behind Act. Sarbanes Oxley authored by Dem Senator Paul Sarbanes easily passed . McCain Feingold. Republicans in power are much better at working with the other side.

April 7, 2009 at 9:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you couldn't tell me the first thing about socialism off the top of your head and not make an @ss out of yourself

April 7, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have two poiltical parties; the stupid party (GOP) and the evil party (DEMS). Pelosi is one third of the leadership of the DEMS it is not a reach that she "crazy"and "mean as a snake."

April 7, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
Anonymous DWR said...

One more thing, SEND ALL THOSE RATS BACK TO mexico and send us older men to the front line and let us open fire on any one comeing this way Its time for the TEA party to get started. not a picket line but a pitch fork tose em out on their A$$ and shoot them too.

April 7, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read every comment down to mine, now, and I haven't read anything worth reading. I'm not political, I read this stuff just to know what is going on, but I can tell you none of you know anything that is going on. It's all old news before it ever gets to the average person. Also, I read somewhere down the line a good point: these parties have been around for about 150 years. It's a funny thing, us Americans and our democracy. The truth is we have something more a kin to an Oligopoly [sorry, i'm an economist]. Sure, you vote, but it's always for the lesser of the two evils. The parties decide who is going to be in power. Did you really think for a moment you did. There is a concentrated amount of power in very few hands, like Pelosi. They make the rules. We can republicans suck, or democrats such, but that ususally means that you support the other; that sucks too. What do i know, i'm only 28. I haven't been around long enough to loose my edge and learn to follow suite.

April 7, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicant's are whiny little piss ants that are short on memory and long on hypocrisy.
It's interesting that all of a sudden Democrat's are "playing politics". This is a case of a skunk smelling it's own smell first.

April 7, 2009 at 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow serisously - you are all feel it's 'ok' to 'payback' the republicans - huh - I think they and you should all have your freedom(s) taken from you. (dems/repubs alike)

it isn't highschool anymore you bitter little minds
it's real life - the consiquences of 'not working together' have never been more obvious.

but no - its 'us vs them' (I choose me over all of u student council whiners)

April 7, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll certainly agree that the two parties need to reach across the aisle more often and be more open to ideas from the other side. But considering the full-throated, non-stop hatefest and vicious attacks that have been perpetrated on all things even remotely liberal by angry conservatives for the better part of three decades now, nobody should blame any Democrat for not exactly feeling like making nice."
Are you kidding? There is no way you can say it is the conservatives that have been spooning out the "hatefest" over the last three decades. The hate over Nixon, Regan, Bush 1 and 2, especially the venomous hate over Bush 2. You liberals are the most hateful, resentful, angry group of people that has ever existed. Secondly, the republicans bent over backwards to try to make the libs happy during their control. That is what angered conservatives and caused them to stay home during the last election. Why don't you pull that liberal head out of its nether regions and take a good look at that hateful venom your side of the isle spews every single day.

April 7, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I could argue in favor of spousal abuse if I was married to Nancy Pelosi.

April 7, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should do a Van Helsing on D.C.
Yes, pitchforks and torches. Get rid of the evil and lets get back to liberty.

April 7, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

Rogers said that's a culture that needs to change if Congress wants to get more done in between election cycles.

Why would we want congress to get anything done? Seriously, the less they do the better off we all are.

April 7, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi is a snake, with the smell of a skunk!

April 7, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy Pelosi is a Power-Crazy Looney-Tune and should be kick out of office as soon as possible, I you want to laugh at Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank and others then see http://leevandenbrink.blogspot.com

April 7, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when a democrat see's a pro-life republican they say he / she is RUTHLESS and not partisan ie: mean and ruthless towards a pregnant woman blocking her free choice to an abortion.
When a republican see's a democrat supporting abortion rights then he / she is RUTHLESS because of their culpability in murder / slaughter of the unborn .
When a republican or democrat end up in hell forever they say god is RUTHLESS .
CONCLUSION : there are no lawyers in hell TO GET YOU OUT ! therefore ............. vote RUTHLESSLY pro-life.

April 7, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its Nancey Peloser. Tis amazing how the media looks the other way with her and HArry Reed. Polls show they are biiig losers with the public.

Ric Starnes
Concord,NC

April 7, 2009 at 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's obvious that Pelosi is a moonbat and is THE most partisan member of Congress. After reading an interview with her last year in which she rambled on about being "interested in time" and "latitude and longitude", I'm starting to think the woman is on a controlled substance. WTH???? Puff, puff, give...right, Nancy?

April 7, 2009 at 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy Polosa is meaner than a snake but for good reason I think because she walks funny, she appears to be clenching her teeth when she talks and then the way she was up and down like a jumping jack during Obama's state of the Union address tells me that the either is a pain in the butt to the American people or that she has a pain in the butt because she forgot to use her PREPARATION H

April 7, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term limits for congress (good luck on that one) , and eliminate Obama, he is dismantling our country before our eyes and people are gogga over this out of control apologist to the world. BTW, where is the outrage for bonuses paid to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Paid for by Barney Frank, Chris Dodd and Barrak Obama...why is there no ACORN protests in front of the executives homes....hmmm?

April 7, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Kids will be paying for Pelosi's insanity for a long time.

April 7, 2009 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No Child left Behind Act.. that's funny...
YOU HAVE TO ALSO FUND IT !!! WORTHLESS OTHERWISE...
but that would mean TAXES!!! oh NO!!! mouth up the horses and call the sheriff... them boys are talking about taxes again!!!!

let me tell you about those HORRIBLE socialist... do you know why they don't mind paying higher taxes? are they all just crazy, looney idiots that by chance allowed their governments to do that to them?
THE DIFFERENCE is THEY SEE SOMETHING FOR ALL THEIR TAXES... we dont. all our tax money goes to paving roads, a bloated military we need to protect us from all the people we've screwed over the years, and stupid dem and rep agendas.
Who would complain if for only 15% or so more taxes and we wouldn't have to worry about paying to go to the doctor and sending our kids to college? And keep in mind, if that's the case, you get to keep all that money you're paying for insurance. Also keep in mind, that you alone cannot get all of that for what a 15% hike in your taxes is worth.
I'm not a commi or socialist, but an American like the rest of you. I know common sense when I see it.

April 7, 2009 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi is a little immature girl living in a women body.

April 7, 2009 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I though the elected Republican and Democrats worked for the American people. Seems they work for there own parties, not the people.

April 7, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger boomergeek said...

Republicans/Democrats, all the same. We need to start doing what is best for the Country regardless of your own ideology. That is hard for many of these elected egomaniacs to do. Nobody has the guts to control unions (many members in NY making more in retirement than while working), nobody has the guts to say no social security to anyone making over $100k a year (read some history, SS never intended as retirement account for all, only as a "safety net"), and guess what Joe the Dumber, you paid more taxes under Reagan that what Obama is proposing. I know, I'm a lifelong fiscal conservative Republican.

April 7, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Anonymous 4everatiger77 said...

I HATE snakes

April 7, 2009 at 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing... I understand that payback is rough, etc etc.. but
didn't Obama get elected on a promise of changing the atmosphere
in Washington. Sorry, but I don't see how staffing yourself with
corrupt people from the Clinton administration and a continually
partisan..maybe even more partisan than ever congress is changing
anything. I hope and pray all works out well for the country in the
current climate, but all this talk of "change" is a joke and has been all along. It's still business as usual in Washington... just Democrat business as usual instead of Republican. Some "change" huh? I find it amazing that those who supported Obama and his motto of "change" are now perfectly fine with payback and corruption. It may work out well, and as noted I pray that it does.. but calling this "change" is a complete joke. It was a catch phrase designed to fool the ignorant and unawares.

April 7, 2009 at 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy is a THUG from Baltimore. She is the original "Pay to Play"

Julie Hirschfeld Davis has a nice portrait of some of Nancy's Pelosi's background in the Baltimore Sun. Her father Thomas D'Alessandro, Jr. was a legendary Baltimore mayor and Congressman, and more importantly, head of a political machine. It turns out her mother may be even a more formidable figure in her background.

...her mother, Annunciata, a statuesque woman also known as Nancy, who juggled six children with serving as precinct captain, strategist and all—around enforcer in her husband's storied Democratic machine. And people knew not to tangle with her.

"Cross [my mother]? You're dead in the water. She'd get you," said Pelosi's brother, Thomas J. D'Alesandro III. "With my mother, there was no forgiving."

It's a trait that sounds familiar to Pelosi's colleagues on Capitol Hill, where she climbed to the top echelons by blending savvy, determination and impeccable organization with prolific fundraising — and a hefty dose of her mother's take—no—prisoners approach.

Pelosi's "toughness comes from her," said D'Alesandro, who served four years as mayor of Baltimore, following in the footsteps of his father, a former mayor and congressman who came to be known as Tommy the Elder.

I hope the nation is spared the process of getting to know Nancy Pelosi's leadership style as Speaker. I can only add that although San Francisco politics are not exactly the same as old East Coast style political machines, don't let the leftist baggage obscure the underlying reality that in SF politics ain't beanbag, either. The lady knows how to fight.

April 7, 2009 at 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not snake, over face lifted socialist douche bag

April 7, 2009 at 9:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I'll certainly agree that the two parties need to reach across the aisle more often and be more open to ideas from the other side. But considering the full-throated, non-stop hatefest and vicious attacks that have been perpetrated on all things even remotely liberal by angry conservatives for the better part of three decades now, nobody should blame any Democrat for not exactly feeling like making nice. Think about it: If a group of your co-workers constantly bombarded you with angry words and mean-spirited behavior and went to the boss and complained their fool heads off about you every time you turned around, would *you* feel all warm and fuzzy toward them?"

My god dude! And what have we heard for 8 years... nothing but negative derogative hateful remarks towards anything conservative or Bush or the GOP. Granted, Republicans became just as greedy but criminy, to call the Right the hateful ones while the left spent 8+ years spewing out tons more vitriol of their own???!!!!

And those ticked of at republicans and rushed to vote democrats in; you kicked out the jackels to let the demons in.

April 7, 2009 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Arcadian Del Sol said...

Calling Pelosi a mean spirit is an insult to poltergeists.

April 7, 2009 at 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for Harry Reid folks, he will be gone in 2010. He is not what us in Nevada need. He is an embaressment to the state of Nevada. Watch out for power hungry Pelosi who I am sure is going to run for pres. in 2012. GOD help us to go from Obama to her.

April 7, 2009 at 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Hank said...

I guess he couldn't use the C word!

April 7, 2009 at 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Term Limits.... Term Limits.... Term Limits....Term Limits....Term Limit....Term Limits

NOW

April 7, 2009 at 9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nancy Pelosi gives me hope, if she can screw up and get away with it, then I for sure can make it in politics

April 7, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turn out the entire congress. They have become a ruling class not the peoples servents as they are supposed to be. Go independent and we can be a great nation again. Anyone on welfare feel truly free?

April 7, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Porky Pelosi....

You might want to add "Greedy" to "Crazy" and "Mean as a snake"....

As someone whose name I unfortunately can't remember said about Her Blinkiness: "She's all San Francisco on the outside and Bal-tee-more on the inside."

Yuch!

April 7, 2009 at 9:30 AM  
Anonymous TrampleLad said...

DeLay played hardball, but was a thoughtful and respectful pol. His reputation otherwise was a Democrat/Media creation as is most of the "news". On the other hand, Pelosi is a Marxist megalomaniacal idiot who is portrayed as a kindly pro-America grandmother by the Media.

Joe C, I almost spit up my coffee when i read your post, lol...Delay, thoughtful and respected? You've got to be kidding me. Media creation? I guess his indictment was a media creation as well? What world are you living on?

April 7, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a weak and impotent leader Pres Obama looks like on the world stage. As for congress; I would consider them to be facists rather than socialists. It's time to take this country back from the pols. They are suppose to work for us; not the other way around. Does anyone realize that congress created the financial crisis. The relaxation of the "Glass-Steagle" act perpetrated by a Rep congress and a Dem pres. The "Mark to market" rule, Fannie and Freddie and lets not forget Oxley-Sarbanes. All of this was done by congress and look what we have now. Now they tell us they're going to fix it??? Thomas Jefferson once said that (I'm paraphrasing) a revolution is good now and then. I believe it's time for a "Peacefull" revolution. Throw all those bums out. I know there are some good Americans out there that can do a better job than what we've been getting all these years.

April 7, 2009 at 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you imagine what those morons would screw up if they started "working together"?

April 7, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just remember-WHAT GOES around COMES AROUND-the worm WILL turn and I hope the Republicans have some REAL BALLS when they are in charge and put it to the Demoncrats really, really "BAD"

April 7, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i invented snakes. - al gore

April 7, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This will all end when our first city goes up in mushroom cloud and there are 250,00 dead in the streets. Obama will be impeached for slashing defense spending and cancelling the F-22 fighter jet and thinking the world is a section of Chicago where we can "just get along".... what a naive nitwit lawyer !!

April 7, 2009 at 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, I bet the snakes and crazies are pissed having Pelosi the Travel Bag compared to them.

TERM LIMITS NOW!

And please people, start paying attention BEFORE you vote - this mess is the voters fault. You keep voting these clowns in office, this is what you end up with.

NEWT FOR PRESIDENT!

April 7, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Thomas-in-Newport said...

I don't recall the Republicans working to destroy the American Constitution like the democrats and other liberals in congress (and the white house) are doing, so I don't care if the democrats whine. President Bush talked with the liberals and tried to work with them and all they did was stab him in the back. Pelosi and Reid are socialist and we need to replace them.

April 7, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I got out of this is both parties behave the same. Get rid of the freeloaders TERM LIMITS!

April 7, 2009 at 9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been suggested that elections are a better alternative than term limits. I would agree with that if we had an informed electorate. At the moment we have voters who act like their trying to elect a Prom King/Queen and a media populated by cheerleaders. We are all victims of the US/People 'magazining' of our political system.

April 7, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first thing Bush did was let Ted Kennedy write the Education bill. so much for republicans denying democrats a voice. Republicans also crossed the isle many times, immigration, prescription drugs, many times Bush appeased the democrats.

April 7, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may be sour grapes... but he's right on one thing: Pelosi is 'crazy' and of all I've read, she's definately mean. 'Tom DeLay in a skirt' probably isn't the half of it.

April 7, 2009 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Michael said...

And the Republicans were paying the Democrats back, so the Democrats pay the Republicans back so the Republicans can pay the Democrats back meanwhile the American people get screwed. Or at least 1/2 of us do every day.

April 7, 2009 at 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The first thing Bush did was let Ted Kennedy write the Education bill."

Yes, that was the "No Child Left Behind" Act. Funny how Bush is called partisan and gets ALL blame for any failings of NCLB when he basically let Kennedy write the bill and gave him full control over the contents.

However, nobody seems to remember that when criticism comes... as usual, everything is Bush's fault.

April 7, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Christian Music News said...

The way to stop this is to throw the incumbents out. No matter what - if you're Republican or Democrat - when the primaries come up in 2010 DO NOT VOTE FOR THE INCUMBENT. Let's throw all the incumbents out and get new blood and fresh ideas in D.C.
John

April 7, 2009 at 9:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It took him this long to figure out Pelosky is crazy and mean? I am glad he's not my Congressman.

April 7, 2009 at 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon said: "It's been suggested that elections are a better alternative than term limits. I would agree with that if we had an informed electorate."

You're 100% right.
Here's some Rasmussen poll results of Obama voters:

1. 57.4 could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

2. 81.8 could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

3. 82.6 could NOT correctly say that Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

4. 88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

5. 56.1 % could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).And yet…..

6. Only 13.7% failed to identify Palin as the person their party spent $150,000 in clothes on

7. Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

8. And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that, and Palin never did.

Even people I work with repeat this one (#8) all of the time. I've given up correcting them.

April 7, 2009 at 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Darah said...

If anyone out there,liberal or Conservative, still likes and supports what Obama and Pelosi and the rest of the loons are doing to this country then I say they are the real "crazies"! I would suggest they pick up a copy of the Constitution that these elected officials are sworn in to uphold! and I would tell them to wake up and remember this is the United States, the greatest country in the world, we don't apologize for being us, we are the ones who have rescued Europe throughout it's history, we are more charitable then any other nation in the world, we are a nation of free people and individual responsibilty, equal opportunity NOT equal distribution!!! This facist mentality that we all need to have exactly the same things in this life is destroying our way of life! Work hard and reap the benefits, if you choose to do nothing with your life don't expect me to take care of you!

April 7, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you're a "Hater", you're a Demo-Crater!

DeMockRat

Democ Rat

DemonRat!

April 7, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not understand why he feels that he has to bring Tom DeLay into his negative comments. We could sure use Tom now. He accuses Harry Reid of not getting the memo. In my opinion, Mike Rogers failed to get the memo. He is the Susan Collins of Alabama. He is what is wrong with the Republican Party.

April 7, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not including the other party in House discussions is a grand tradition that goes way back. The Republicans didn't invent it and will be just as guilty of it again when they take the House again in the future. I can promise you that Rep. Rogers is not the first to say those things about House Speaker Pelosi and that members of her own party have spoken about her like that as well. Her interests are not Alabama's interests. 'Nuff said.

April 7, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I read these comments, it becomes quite clear that it may well be time to split up the USDA into multiple smaller countries wher like-minded people can live together in harmony without the discord of others who have different viewpoints.

April 7, 2009 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Throw her out on her behind! She is a whack-job mental patient!

April 7, 2009 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Bernie Goldberg says, and he knows "Crazies on the Left, and Wimps on the Right". Savage says, "Liberalism is a mental disorder" and he knows living in San Fran. What can we do? The media, schools, colleges, movies and far left, which means they have gone crazy!

April 7, 2009 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Folks we do have term limits. It is called an election. If we need Term Limits to protect us from ourselves, Lord help us. Vote them out folks. Vote them out.

April 7, 2009 8:09 AM

Term limits protect us from them. Both parties go about gerrymandering the voting blocks so that they cannot represent the constituency but only the respective party. This essentially subverts the vote. Congress placed term limits on the Presidency & I agree with that, but in doing so they upset the Check & Balance system. Either by design or lack of forthought, Congress increased its's power. Term limits will remove the congress people who sit as chairs of committes for long periods of time and vote along their respective party lines without actually listening to the people. Term limits will not happen unless it is forced upon them. "We the People" have already asked/demanded term limits & Congress said "Yeah we hear you, but we are not going to do that". They do not want to give up the power they assumed. Congress (both parties) believe "We the People" are idiots to be played. Nothing but the idiot serfs that are there to service there whims. Let me leave you with a few words from our forefathers;

"A free people [claim] their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate." --Thomas Jefferson: Rights of British America, 1774

"The habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism." George Washington, farewell address

"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." Samuel Adams 1776

April 7, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Al Gore said...

Nancy is a freakin nutter butter!

April 7, 2009 at 9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is part of a classic GOP strategy: demonize the leader of the other party in Congress. Tip O'Neill, Tom Foley and now, Nancy Pelosi. They all spent their time in the cross hairs of the GOP media machine.

And to the person who referred to Tom DeLay as a thoughtful and respectful person, one word of advice. Stop smoking crack, it really is quite addictive.

Or else do a little light reading on the Jack Abramhoff scandal.

April 7, 2009 at 9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When Americans decide to "Not vote for the incumbant," Republicans lose elections. Democrats ALWAYS support the Democrat, even if he is a KKK grand wizard (Byrd), a murderer (Ted Kennedy), running a mal prostitution ring (Robert Franks), or an outright lunatic (take your pick, their are dozens).

It's time people learn a lesson. This isn't about term limits, this is about the need for real revolution, where we follow the Second Ammendment, sweep the political class from power, and establish a new government that respects the Constitution of the United States. This will not happen until blood is shed.

April 7, 2009 at 9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barney's Frank and Crisscross Dodd are American Socialist Heroes of the 0bama Socialist Revolution...too bad they weren't looking out for American Voters....hmmm....anyone read that Oath of Office lately?

April 7, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Barry Mohamed Soetoro said...

It is very true, that the witch of the west, Pelosi is the major cause of the turmoil in Congress Many Americans have forgotten, that the last two years plus of George Bush's Presidency was dominated by the Democratic Congress, the 110th and now the 111th Congressional Session and they worked tirelessly to make Bush look like a fool and deny him the things he need to run the country. Many people think, the President calls the shots, it is not true, the Congress, which has been in the hands of Democrats for going on 3 years now, were responsible for oversight over all banking, Fannie Mae, AIG, etc., and did absolutely nothing to rein it in. They were too intent on investigating steroids in baseball and trying to impeach Bush, when they should of had been focused on the problems, that they ignored, because, of the kick-backs they were getting from AIG, Fannie Mae, etc. Remember, Obama received more than $312,000 from Fannie Mae to prevent the Republicans from pushing the Dems as chairmen over banking and the mortgage industry from doing their jobs. Then because of their desire to enrich theirselves personally, they ignored their responsibilities, i.e., Barney Frank, over banking, and Chris Dodd enriching himself with a gift from Countrywide Mortgage, that no American could ever get. Then you have the witch of the west, who blows off every Republican idea and she only allows Democratic bills to be introduced onto the floor, as does dirty Harry in the Senate. Over the past several years, since the Dems controlled Congress, that is when the economy was destroyed because of their, Dems, failure to do their jobs of oversight and tried to lay the blame on Bush, when he did not control oversight or appropriations, per our Constitution, nor does he write laws, the is the responsibility of the Legislative Branch, which was controlled by the witch of the west, Pelosi and Dirty Harry!

April 7, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way I see it there is no longer REP or DEM. It has come down to good and evil. Pelosi is a bitter hate filled woman who has aligned herself with evil. For liberals it comes down to them trying to destroy the foundation of GOD and the devaluation of human life.

April 7, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting, in last November it was about "Change We Can Believe in"; now the mantra is "Turnabout is Fair Flay". Frankly I don't feel bad for the Republicans, I feel bad for the middle voters who are getting cheated out of the good governance they were promised. Oh Well, Turnabout from the voters is fair play next November!

April 7, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Writer X said...

If President Obama's blunders don't ruin his presidency, Nancy Pelosi will. She's definitely out of touch with the rest of the country.

April 7, 2009 at 9:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pelosi is a ktun

April 7, 2009 at 9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm, Jack Abramhoff you say...

Interesting that he gave just as much to Democrats as Republicans.

Amazing how Democrats seem to always forget that.

April 7, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi belongs in Special Olympics!

April 7, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
Anonymous ZhillBilly said...

The only way to stop this is to enforce the Constitution. When government is no longer used as a weapon, choosing winners and losers, there will be far less acrimony. Both parties are guilty of abusing the Constitution.

April 7, 2009 at 9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turnabout is fair play until it costs the taxpayers trillions of dollars, loss of freedoms, amnesty for illegal aliens and Socialism. Wake up you idiots. If you make any kind of living and are able to support yourself, you are the enemy of the Obama administration. They want you to have to depend on the government for support so they can control you from cradle to grave. Socialism has failed everywhere. Get off you ass you deadbeats and get to work. You’re like a bunch of fat, lazy teenagers that sit around and play Xbox all day.

April 7, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wake up to the evils of a two party system. When all three branches of government are controlled by one party there is no checks and balance. We as people have got to quit voting for a party and start voting for independents.

April 7, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Anonymous jsm said...

Democrate House Leader Nancy Pelosi.

All bra, no brain.

April 7, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't confuse her skankiness with snakiness. gives snakes a bad rep.

April 7, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The US Congress nor the Presidents of the last 30 years are only a symptom of the real underlying problem we face in this country. It really does not matter what the party affiliation is because the vast majority of the electorate is uninformed and easily swayed by what they see and hear in the media. We have not seen a statesman in a leadership position in either the executive or legislative branch of the Federal Government since 1988 and prior to that since 1963. Until the people of this country wake up and unplug themselves from the TV and Blogs where everything is OPINION and very little is fact we will continue to have a hyper partisan payback based pandering government. Maybe the next generation, after suffering hardships not seen in the USA since pre WWII, will lose the entitlement mentality that has permeated this country since the baby boomers became adults. We are in for a long hard road and at 38 years old I can only hope that our children will find the moral fortitude to take this Republic back.

April 7, 2009 at 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a recent convert to the Catholic Church, I find it amazing that Congresswoman Pelosi, professing herself to be Catholic, allows the words to come out of her mouth that are Anathema, anti-christian, and most of all anti-Life. She is simply evil incarnate and has given herself over to the worst elements of earthly corruption.

What ever happened to public censure and excommunication?

April 7, 2009 at 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the other anonymous who posted the SNOPES detail above, try reading the whole account of what SNOPES published. They claim there is no confirming evidence that Pelosi had anything to do with American Somoa minimum wage status. That kind of disinformation doesn't help, it causes more doubt when not verified. I don't trust our government, don't misunderstand me, I just feel that unsubstantiated rants are not useful.

April 7, 2009 at 9:57 AM  
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