Women across this country must be sick to their stomachs. After all Nancy Pelosi was voted in as the Speaker of the House simply because she was a woman and the Democrats wanted to take credit for "the first female Speaker!". They put on a huge show when they put her in charge, saying "look at us! We're for diversity for diversity's sake!"
Well Nancy Pelosis what you get with diversity for diversity's sake, when you vote for someone simply because they are female, black, asian, male, gay or any other criteria other than whether they will do a good job. Nancy Pelosi's "reign" of lack of performance and absolute failure is a testament to what we - as a country - will get because so many people are dead set on voting for Barack Obama. Many are doing so "because it would be nice to have a black president".
Forget the fact that Barack Obama has spent less than 200 days in the Senate and has no experience which prepares him to run this country. Forget that all he brings to the table other than a good speech and knowhow when it comes to campaigning, is nothing. Forget that his track record is one that is not looking out for the country, but for interests he supports and other countries. Yes, forget all that because, Dammit!, we have something to prove to everyone, including the whole world. That we are diverse and not racist! That we will elect a black man, so stick it in your ear Planet Earth!
The fact is that an Obama presidency could be the worst thing that could ever happen to diversity in this country. Just as Nancy Pelosi has been. And call me sexist, but the fact is she has not performed and that's a bad mark for women in some people's eyes. They may now be hesitant to vote for another woman leader. For blacks, Obama could be the same bad mark. Why would those in the black leadership of this country want to set themselves up for failure by pushing an inexperienced man into power who will reflect on them all? A failed Obama presidency could potential hurt black leaders across this country for decades.
Anyway, enough of a rant that some will say makes me a racist or a male chauvinist and not just a Realist, which is what I am.
Here is the kind of crap you get from a woman pushed into a position because of her sex and not because of her loyalty to her country and the people she is supposed to be serving.
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.”
You serve the United States, Nancy Pelosi! I think someone needs to remind you of that. While the rest of the world is good to take into account, it should not be your sole focus. The United States should always come first for every single representative in the House and Senate. You were elected to represent the people of your district in the United States not in Japan or Europe.
Nancy Pelosi talks a lot of tough talk, but when it comes down to it this Congress has unarguably been the worst in history when it comes to getting anything done. The "reign" of Nancy Pelosi will be looked back on with disdain and in the future, when a woman runs to be Speaker of the House or any other position, the rallying cry from the other side just might be "do we really need another Nancy Pelosi?"
And that is a travesty for all good women leaders across this country. You have contracted Nancy Pelosis.
Ol' Broad has more on Nancy "saving the world"