PELOSI: The Democrat That Wasn’t

PELOSI – the Democrat that was and isn’t!

Even the very liberal Atlantic was booing the Pelosi stage appearance in 2017.  Democrats saw her as a liability to the party for being out of touch, delusional, disrespectful, and a band wagon of – one.   Still she is House Speaker.  What are the duties of a House Speaker?  I can tell you what are NOT the duties – to travel anywhere for any political purpose!   Including Brussels, Afghanistan, or anywhere else she and her entourage determine is their rightful destination.   The fact that this latest entourage comes on the heels of trips to Hawaii and Puerto Rico wherein Congressional members partied and romped it up is rather telling of the US taxpayer funded jaunt to Europe.

The fact that she would utilize the Federal Shutdown as a freebie for vacationing and jaunting instead of negotiating is clearly destroying the credibility of the Democrat Party.  The fact that there are no troops to visit in Brussels is a bit questioning.  Obviously, the lies stack precariously.

The fact that she would have the audacity to tell the President what he can and can not do in terms of giving a State Of The Union Address is absolutely mind boggling, not to mention her reasoning – Secret Service and Homeland Security on furlough. Given Pelosi wouldn’t step foot in a public restroom without Secret Service, who was going to accompany her and protect her in Brussels and Afghanistan?

In addition, Pelosi’s claim that Trump wouldn’t have Secret Service cover during his State of The Union, was apparently not backed by any credible conversation given the Secret Service claim they were never even contacted by Pelosi to this regard.

Lies built on lies = truth? Would seem to be the Pelosi dictum.

In 2016, Pelosi used her entourage of security detail to buy shoes in St Helena, California.

It was Obama who altered the law and gave past President’s the authority to have secret service protection for LIFE in 2013 having been revoked in 1997.     Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s ‘advisor’ was given secret service protection, an unheard of consideration in history!

In 2010, Judicial Watch uncovered that Pelosi’s ‘travel expenses’ cost US taxpayers $2,100,744.59 over a 2 year period.   The bill included:   Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crème, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin, Jack Daniels whiskey, Corona beer and several bottles of wine.  IN addition, only Kosher items would be acceptable.

Of course, she isn’t just trolling around by herself, she always makes sure to include a party list of notable friends, buddies, and buddies wives/and/or/girlfriends to accompany her on these lavish extravaganzas.

The combined net worth of Pelosi and her husband ranges from $30 million to $140 million.  In either scenario, she should and could easily pay her own way.  Perhaps it is time to put caps on Congressional spending based on net worth.  Perhaps Pelosi has finally pushed taxpayers to the breech of insanity as she racks up millions termed – well beyond her role as Speaker.

“Elected by the whole of the House of Representatives, the Speaker acts as leader of the House and combines several roles: the institutional role of presiding officer and administrative head of the House, the role of leader of the majority party in the House, and the representative role of an elected member of the House.”

Nothing in that job description indicates lavish trips – ANYWHERE!

Nancy Pelosi – The Buck Stops With… Bush

Nancy Pelosi has made the audacious claim that the $9trillion in debt that occurred during the Obama watch – is actually all Bush’s fault!   So if we assume that is true, then all the accomplishments that Obama takes credit for are due to the Bush presidency as well and Obama – well – he just didn’t exist. We can only give him credit for his numerous Hollywood escapades and comedy appearances…

POOF! Just another eight years of Bush.

A stage caricature.

Pelosi has been in politics since 1983, and since that time has accumulated quite a fortune, approximately $100 million as of 2014, from her salary of $193,400 as of 2017.   This coming from a Liberal whose wealth places her in the highest .01% and who regularly states: “We’re talking about addressing the disparity in our country of income, where the wealthy people continue to get wealthier,” 

 The Pelosi Foundation would seem to have become inactive as of 2013, sitting on a FMV of asset base of about $742,000. And while she fumes about Trump’s failure to release tax returns, she has adamantly refused the request multiple times as well.

Insider trading and IPO preferential treatment – back scratching – have garnered her quite a fortune. I am reminded of the ‘example’ that was made of Martha Stewart after she was headlined in the Imclone scandal. She ‘avoided losses’ of about $45,000 through her preferential treatment. And the government went after her with a vengeance, exalting their victory and sentencing her to jail.

Where is the justice?

In addition, as a result of her conviction she was barred from entry into Canada and the UK – forever. That means that refugees and illegal immigrants have more rights and freedoms than Martha Stewart. It means that Nancy Pelosi’s $70 million in questionable wealth is overlooked, but Stewart’s $45,000 trade is heinous.

In fact, the largest IPO offering that Pelosi bought was for VISA. She bought the offering about two weeks after she helped table the Credit Card Fair Fee Act that would have altered VISA’s profits substantially. Tit-for-tat. However, her largest net wroth spike occurred during her Obama tenure wherein she tripled her wealth.

Of course the hypocrisy isn’t just with her, it just happens that she is one of the wealthiest members of Congress.

She doesn’t stop at blaming Bush for the US debt, she has also vehemently decried that the VA scandal was Bush’s fault because he, Bush, went to war in Afghanistan… There is no mention of Obama’s prolific wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, not to mention coups in Ukraine, Brazil and Venezuela. ALL in the name of the Nobel Peace Prize!

Whatever happened to the phrase, “The Buck Stops Here”! The biggest legacy left by Obama is exactly contrary to that – teaching our youth and our society at large that taking responsibility is dead, and blame and entitlement are the true aspirations of health, wealth and a clear conscious.