July 02, 2012
NYC Letter: A River In Egypt -- Nancy Pelosi
Day 1,255 of CHOPE
D-minus 201 Days
The first rule of lying is to believe the lie. The first rule of denying is to ignore the facts. The first rule of being Nancy Pelosi is to observe the first rules of lying and denying.
WASHINGTON July 1, 2012 (RCP/NBC News) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA, 8th) on NBC's Meet the Press:I don't buy the argument that you make that we lost the election (2010) because of health care. We lost the election because of 9.5% unemployment. It would have been 15% had Congress and President Obama, under his leadership, [not] passed the Recovery Act, auto rescue and other initiatives. But if you don't have a job, you don't want to hear, "It could be worse."
What is Nancy Pelosi's analytic acumen in politics worth? Squat overprices valuation. Let's begin with these:
DEMS WILL RETAIN HOUSE
July 15, 2010 (WaPo)
PELOSI FEELS 'VERY CONFIDENT'
ABOUT NOVEMBER ELECTIONS
WASHINGTON August 1, 2010 (Roll Call)
PELOSI PREDICTS DEMOCRATS WILL
HOLD THEIR HOUSE MAJORITY
September 14, 2010 (CNN)
You can't be much more wrong than Nancy Pelosi's Pollyanna analyses of Democrats chances in 2010. But that, of course, wasn't really analysis, it was lying for denying. Actual analysis attributed 40% (25 seats) of the Demos 2010 House losses to Obamacare.
Just before the November midterms, The Rasmussen tracking poll found likely U.S. voters favored repeal of Obamacare by 58% with only 36% opposed (+22%). Those favoring repeal had been a sustaining majority since the bill's passage and enactment into law and through the midterms. The current numbers are 52% favoring repeal with 39% opposed (+13). This has never been a winning issue for Democrats.
Yet Ms. Pelosi is back with more of the same for 2012 Democrats.
July 1, 2012 (Politico) - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is urging fellow Democrats to make a stronger drive to convince Americans of the benefits of the health care reform law, even as the White House seems to be headed in the other direction.
... Pelosi refrained from direct criticism of the White House or President Barack Obama for failing to sell the legislation, but when asked by host David Gregory about whether Obama had done enough, she replied: "I think he did very well the day it got the approval [from the Supreme Court], but, yes, it's always a conversation with the public."
Asked if she could have done more to boost public approval of the new health care law, Pelosi gave what sounded like a sarcastic yes.We certainly could have done that. … I could have left the battlefield of passing the bill and gone out and raised $100 million [for ads to build support for the legislation].
We join with Nancy Pelosi and encourage all Democrats contending for seats this November to embrace and run on supporting Obamacare, the great big historic SCOTUS-affirmed tax on the middle class.
2010 déjà vu.Posted by Damian at July 2, 2012 11:45 PM