COLUMN: Pelosi’s America and the Declaration of Dependence

Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 06:10 PM.

Pelosi said that when she was sworn in as the first female Speaker of the House, she heard congratulatory voices from various historic suffragist heroines like Susan B. Anthony. To be fair, she has risen further in Washington than anyone in a dress and high heels since J. Edgar Hoover.

She has the power to get out votes using her House whips, which is also the name of a bar in Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco district. The people love her there and named a street near the Golden Gate Bridge after her. It is a one- way street, it only turns left, and it has a lot of work done on it each year.

She traded for votes and persuaded Congress to pass ObamaCare, famously telling us that we could see what was in the healthcare bill after it was passed.  She demanded a bigger government jet, Air Force 3, so she could fly home to California each week.

She also famously said that when she and the Democrats were in control she was going to “drain the swamp” that is Washington. But as any Southerner will tell you, once you drain a swamp all the snakes get loose.

Pelosi recently raised a stink when she found out Ralph Lauren had the U.S. Olympic Team's opening ceremony outfits made in China. If goods are to be made in a communist country, they should be made in California!

Pelosi is the same brilliant economist who said the best thing we can do for employment is to expand unemployment benefits. By her reasoning, to decrease unemployment, we need to pay more people not to work. You can imagine the face Pelosi tried to make when questioned on this logic.

What Democrats have done successfully is to create a dependent class that they make excuses for, and then somehow blame the Republicans for it. It is a simple political transaction. Democrats ensure that their constituents enjoy a comfortable lifestyle sucking off the government in exchange for their votes, so Democrats don't have to fly coach on commercial jets or get a real job in this economy.

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