Oh, the sweet, sweet taste of one of my most disliked politicians finding themselves in a bit of a scandal and caught outright lying to the American people. They got you, Queen Nancy. They got you. For those that have not been following this ongoing drama as it played out over the last few weeks, allow me to just come right out and say what I am thinking. I cannot stand Nancy Pelosi. She is, in my opinion, the epitome of everything that is wrong with the American political system today. It isn’t because she is from the left. It is because she is not a good person. She is bitter and nasty and 100% full of bulldookey. There are bad politicians on both sides of the aisle, no doubt. But I struggle to find any worse than her. So the news breaking tonight that she has been caught in her hypocritical stance and caught lying about it just makes me giggle like a school-girl…
The topic is torture. Enhanced Interrogation. Whatever it is that you want to call it based on your own personal beliefs. I have been becoming increasingly angry over the way that the Democratic party has attempted to portray the Republicans as animals who do these horrible things. It started with the election cycle and the full court press to blame Republicans for nearly every ailment on the planet. Upset Stomach? Blame George Bush. Can’t pay your bills? Blame the failed policies of the last 8 years. Oh the liberal mantra was strong. Bush was not a good President. That was obvious. And there were plenty of mistakes made. That is obvious too.
But that liberal mantra of “blame everything on the Republicans” was not only weak, and only to be believed by the weakest of minds, but an outright lie. Because every single thing that was done during the Bush administration and every other administration that didn’t have an untouchable majority in both houses of Congress was done by both parties. But listen to the lies, and then watch how the faithful believe them. Let’s go through the greatest hits shall we?
- Financial Crisis caused by Bush deregulation – Actually Bush passed more regulation on industry than any other President in history. Most of the legislation that caused the crisis came from Clinton years.
- Housing Crisis caused by Bush pushing for sup-prime lending – Come on kids, when is the last time the Republicans EVER pushed to make a move like this. Clinton administration had every bit as much to do with this as Bush.
- The Republicans took us to an illegal war in Iraq – Immoral perhaps, but illegal? Absolutely not. Approved by Congress and voted for by all your favorite Democrats and Republicans. And don’t give me that false pretenses bullshit. You are Congress, do some fracking research before you vote. You voted American opinion polls that said “go” and when America changed its mind, you pretended you were “tricked”
- The Patriot Act was all Bush/Cheney – Ahem… Approved by Congress and voted for by all your favorite Democrats and Republicans. You voted American opinion polls that said “yes” and when America changed its mind, you pretended you were “tricked”
- Republicans are in the Pocket of Big Business – Dumbest thing I have ever heard. Go check and see who the big corporations gave their contributions to. Pretty equal when you look at it. In fact, in 2008, Democrats got more money from big business than Republicans.
- The Republican Animals Tortured those poor Detainees and we Democrats are Going to Fight for Them – Democrats were in on it just as much as Republicans. And therein is the point of this article.
Oh, I don’t refute that the Republicans are to blame. But the Democrats are just as liable. But those lies have gone unchallenged by the liberal media and, therefore, believed by the faithful liberals who use them in every argument they have, despite the facts showing the opposite. But let’s focus on that last one shall we? Because the rhetoric coming from the Democrats has been pretty “holier than thou” on the subject of detention and interrogation. We have the Democratic leadership screaming for prosecution of those that committed these heinous acts of torture and those who knew about it. “Bring Bush and Cheney in for war criminal trials” is a daily call in the liberal press and from Democratic Congress members. And leading the charge, one Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Now I make no bones about the fact that I despise Pelosi. I think she is a disgusting human being. She plays nasty partisan politics daily. Every statement she makes is less a pitch for her position than it is an attack or an accusation against the Republicans. With Republicans agreeing to capitulate in a vote a couple of years ago, she didn’t choose to be gracious and hold the vote she was getting passed with Republican support. She instead decided to take the podium and deride Republicans and the Bush administration. Republicans pulled their support on the spot and the “sure thing” vote…. failed. Because that is who she is. She is not interested in helping this country one little bit. She is focused only on furthering the radical left agenda. I DO NOT think that of all Democrats. In fact, I only think it of a select few. But she is one of the worst politicians of my lifetime. A truly classless, bitter, nasty, and evil woman.
So as she led the charge for indictments and prosecution of those who knew about, approved, or carried out these interrogations, I immediately followed my gut and went the other way. I knew there was an agenda there. After all it was coming from Pelosi. But more important, I used to work in Washington. I know a thing or two about how things roll there. So I knew that Nancy and other members of Congress get intelligence briefings and that they must have known something about this, unless it was completely a black operation, which it did not appear to be. And given Nancy’s position on the House Intelligence Committee, it just seemed impossible to me that she didn’t know about this.
So when Obama selectively only released memos that were incriminating to Republicans I was a bit skeptical to say the least. Because no Democrats were being mentioned as EVER knowing anything, which we all know is bullshit. And leave it to the CIA, an agency being gutted by Democrats, to finally step up and say, “Hey wait a second here, We gave over 40 intelligence briefings to Congress in which we discussed the interrogation happening. Congress knew… all of Congress knew”. But that started the Nancy Pelosi dance. First she said that she attended no such briefings and that this was all a Republican attempt to divert the public’s attention away from the facts (kind of reminds you of Hillary’s “vast right wing conspiracy” statement, huh?).
But then the CIA said “We have minutes of those meetings including a list of who attended each one”. A CIA document made public last week shows that Pelosi received a briefing in September 2002 on the tactics used on Zubaydah, an Al Qaeda leader and one of three prisoners subjected to waterboarding. Uh Oh. But Nancy began to dance a different way. Pelosi said she was told the agency was discussing its legal right to use the tactic in the future. “We were not — I repeat — were not told that waterboarding or any of these other enhanced interrogation methods were used,” said Pelosi. She maintained her stance. She continued to claim that she was not aware that the technique was ever used until the memos were released by Obama last month.
But now the report comes out that Nancy Pelosi was told in February 2003 by her intelligence aide, Michael Sheehy, that waterboarding was used on CIA detainee Abu Zubaydah, directly contradicting Pelosi’s account that she had never been informed of the technique’s use. When the aide told Pelosi waterboarding had actually been used on the Al Qaeda terrorist, she didn’t object. Just as I suspected, Nancy is a big, fat liar.
So now there will be “investigations”. The House majority leader reluctantly agreed Tuesday that congressional hearings should investigate Pelosi’s assertion that she wasn’t informed, more than six years ago, that harsh interrogation methods were used on the Al Qaeda leader. Representative Steny Hoyer, D-Md., called Republican challenges to Pelosi’s assertion a diversion from the real question of whether the Bush administration tortured terrorist suspects. Nonetheless, he acknowledged the controversy should be resolved. In other words, “we have to give the appearance of being thorough and fair, so we will go through pretend investigations, which will end with (mark my words on this) Nancy completely cleared of all charges against her.”
The bottom line is that Karma finally found out where Nancy was holing up. She tried her best to avoid the wicked Karma that has surely been looking for her for a long time. Oh, this doesn’t begin to pay off her Karmic debt, but it is good to see that lying woman get caught at least once. But it is OK, Democrats…. You can always blame this on Bush too.