Pelosi Questions House GOP’s Patriotism

No, no, no….

I don’t mean that in the way Democrats mean it when they accuse Republicans of questioning their patriotism. She didn’t bring up uncomfortable truths that might lead people to see them in an unpatriotic light. She didn’t insinuate that they were unpatriotic.


She actually came right out and said that they were “very unpatriotic”, a charge that Dems are soooo very sensitive about, themselves,  they often verrrry indignantly accuse Republicans of smearing them with it. They are OBSESSED with patriotism, because they know how their actions look to average patriotic Americans.

So now the unhinged crone is accusing Republicans of being unpatriotic…..because they neglected to show up for negotiations earlier in the week.

But according to Democrat, Rep. Paul Kanjorski, they were left out of the negotiations:

Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) on Friday suggested Democratic leaders did not solicit enough input from House Republicans on the financial rescue package…

Asked whether House GOP lawmakers are right to believe they were slighted, Kanjorski replied, “I don’t know that we included them in enough, and that’s always a dangerous thing in politics. Remember, you’re dealing with egomaniacs. We’re all egomaniacs down here.”

Kanjorski, who faces a difficult reelection race, is a key player on the bailout package. He is chairman of the House Financial Services subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government-Sponsored Enterprises.

Kanjorski said, “Now, what we have to do is open that door for the House Republicans, bring them on in and say, ‘Guys, you know, we can’t cast your idea aside.’ Let’s listen to it … I think we have to allow them to talk their idea out. We have to be willing to listen.”

The craven wench is lying through her teeth; accusing Republicans of being unpatriotic for not showing up to negotiations they were purposely left out of.


But not surprising. These are the same tactics they tried in 2004; repeatedly accuse Republicans of questioning their patriotism, while constantly questioning Republican’s patriotism:

Democrats claim that Republicans either have questioned or will question their patriotism in this campaign, but actually the only accusations of lacking patriotism have come from Democrats.

Sen. Bob Graham (Fla.), when he was a candidate, said that Bush’s Iraq policy was “anti-patriotic at the core.” Last September, Kerry said that Bush “lives out a creed of greed for he and his friends” and that it was “unpatriotic” for Bush’s “friends” (i.e., corporate executives) to move jobs offshore. It was a regular staple of retired Gen. Wesley Clark’s campaign to say that Bush’s policies were “not patriotic.”

Howard Dean, when he was a candidate, charged that Ashcroft “is no patriot. He’s a direct descendant of Joseph McCarthy.”

How blind must people be not to see through this?


Here’s an excellent essay on what the Democratic party has become, by Francis W. Porretto.

Governor Of MO Condemns Obama’s Goon Squads

Via Gateway Pundit:

MO Governor Matt Blunt has issued a statement concerning the Missouri prosecutors who announced this week that they would threaten and prosecute critics of Barack Obama:

“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts – not a free society.”

Good on ‘im.

Previously at Nice Deb:

Obama threatening T.V.station, (again).

Ole Miss Debate Re-Ax

Just a few before I turn in for the night:

Barry from Out West declares “Four Stars”!

Ace says Obama wanted to fight to a draw. He failed.

Ed Morrissey, Hot Air: McCain clearly got the best of Obama tonight.

John Hinderaker at Powerline says it was a draw, at best.

Jim Geraghty thought McCain had a very strong night.

Stanley Kurtz at NRO says McCain takes it.

Roger Simon at The Politico says The Mac is Back.

David Limbaugh says McCain didn’t need to score a knockout. He won decisively enough.

Kathryn Jean Lopez: McCain is the guy who knows the world, and has the battle scars.

Mickey Kaus: Before I get spun, I’d say: small, Pyrrhic victory for McCain. McCain wanted to make Obama seem naive and inexperienced. He did about 40% of that. Obama wanted to make McCain seem dangerously ambitious, bellicose and hotheaded. He did 0% of that.

Mark Hemingway: McCain won…”it was just no contest”.

Ramesh Ponnuru: McCain Won and not, I think, by a small margin, either.

Henry Kissinger: “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain.”

We’ll see when the new polls come out, what undecideds think.

McCain’s new ad was whipped out before the debate was even over: