House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Spend-Every-Dime, is a legend in her own mind.
She just about came unglued when asked whether the stimulus bill, which passed without a single Republican vote, represented a failure on her part to find bipartisan support.
She said: "I didn’t come here to be partisan. I didn’t come here to be bipartisan. I came here, as did my colleagues, to be nonpartisan, to work for the American people, to do what is in their interest. The president’s agenda is reflected in this legislation. It’s — I mentioned, some of the priorities that were there about creating jobs, cutting taxes, helping states through this difficult economic time, and to do so in a fiscally sound way."
It’s denial like this that’s going to get Democrats in big trouble in 2010.
First, no one other than Pelosi would call her "nonpartisan".
Second, no one other than Pelosi would call the massive stimulus bill "fiscally sound".
Unless Sen. Harry Reid, D-Fat Chance, can find the backbone and leadership skills to drastically reduce the size of the package and get Republicans on board, Democrats will own this legislative abortion lock, stock and barrel. And if it doesn’t work fast (which it won’t) the misery of the American people will continue and Democrats will pay the price for it in the 2010 elections, starting with Reid.