With fewer than 20 legislative days before the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, the entire appropriations process has largely ground to a halt because of the ham-handed fighting that followed Republican attempts to lift the moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration.
And after promising fairness and open debate, Pelosi has resorted to hard-nosed parliamentary devices that effectively bar any chance for Republicans to offer policy alternatives.
“I’m trying to save the planet; I’m trying to save the planet,” she says impatiently when questioned. “I will not have this debate trivialized by their excuse for their failed policy.”
“I respect the office that I hold,” she says. “And when you win the election, you win the majority, and what is the power of the speaker? To set the agenda, the power of recognition, and I am not giving the gavel away to anyone.”
THIS ALSO IS WHY THE EUROLEFT LOVES PELOSI AND OBAMA: THE EUROLEFT'D SACRIFICE YOU AND ME - AND THE USA, TOO.
- EITHER ON THE ALTAR OF AGW OR SOAKING THE RICH.
- THE DESIRE TO BRING THE USA DOWN A NOTCH, IS SOMETHING THE LEFT HAS IN COMMON WITH BINLADEN: THAY ALL WANT THE USA "CHASTISED".