Nancy Pelosi is such a complete, utter, failure as Speaker of the House that even she admits it.
When a politician admits failure, you know they realize they’ve screwed up big time.
Writes political columnist Marsha Mercer:
She’s not Glinda, the Good Witch from “The Wizard of Oz,” able to wave her magic wand and change things.
In nine months on the job as House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi has learned to live with the limits of her power.
Pelosi may be the top Democrat in the House and the most powerful woman in Washington, at least for now, but she can’t change things instantly. And so, she endures the wrath of the Democratic base for failing to end the war in Iraq.
“I don’t disagree with the public,” she told reporters at a lunch last week. “We have not done well in ending this war.”
Not well? That’s an understatement from someone who opposes the war herself. Pelosi chooses her words carefully; she also can speak plainly.
“It is not just the opinion of the Democratic base that we should end the war but of the American people,” she said. Democrats, independents and some Republicans agree the war should end.
“They don’t want to hear about 60 votes in the Senate,” she said. “Just do it.”
The problem, of course, is that the Democrats didn’t “just do it.” They “just didn’t do it” and then they “just” came up with excuse after excuse for “not doing it.”
The blame is not Pelosi’s alone. That corrupt political hack from Nevada, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is just as big a failure when it comes to delivering on political promises. So are other members of the Democratic Party who have backed down, time and time again, to the demands of a despot named George W. Bush.
And a large part of the blame lies with ignorant voters who expected the daughter of one of the most corrupt mayors in the history of Baltimore to be either effective or honest. Pelosi is just another corrupt crook who talks out of both sides of her mouth and kowtows to the moneyed special interest groups who control both political parties in this nation.
Under her watch, the Democrats voted to give Bush more power to spy on Americans and abuse the Constitution. The backed away from campaign promises to put limits on Bush’s power to wage war and send more American men and women to death in illegal wars based on lies.
Democrats proved themselves no more honest than the corrupt Republicans they replaced in the offices of power. They became accomplices in Bush’s dismantling of the Constitution and the elimination of the freedoms that once stood as the foundation for this nation.
As we head into the Presidential campaign season, the Democrats appear poised to anoint yet another she-devil as their leader, the double-dealing, jive-talking Hillary Clinton. All the repackaging in the world can’t hide the fact that Clinton voted to give Bush the power to wage war and, to this day, she refuses to either apologize for that vote or admit she made a mistake. Underneath the veneer of consultant-packaged rhetoric is the soul of a warmonger who can be just as much of a hawk as the Republicans and that vicious streak should share the hell out of Americans.
Americans enter the excesses of a Presidential election year with no real choices among the frontrunners of either party. Any chance for change remains mired in the muck of the second and third tier of candidates and they have no chance of breaking out.
Yes, Nancy Pelosi is a failure. The Democratic Party is a failure. But the real failure is a political system that has allowed Democrats and Republicans to become the only choices. In the end, a victory by either party is a failure of the system and the real losers are the American people and a once-great nation called the United States.