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What is it with Democrats? They gift Boehner and the Republicans the tax cut cut issue.

They're already facing huge losses this November and they kowtow on Faux News to Boehner?

Instead of following the political instincts of Nancy Pelosi, they follow Boehners's lead on Faux News and show outrage over Stephen Colbert's testimony to Congress. Thank you Steny Hoyer.

I guess the article by Sam Stein got my juices flowing.

Whether it's Stephen Colbert, tax cuts, etc., it is my opinion the political instincts of Nancy Pelosi are seemingly ignored. If more Democrats acted like Nancy Pelosi or even listened to her for that matter, they wouldn't look like tools for Republicans like Boehner.

It's really frustrating at times watching the Democrats shoot themselves in the foot, but they seem to have mastered their aim. Nancy Pelosi gets it. If they would just follow her lead, things could be a bit better this November. Something tells me they won't.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/...

"I think his testimony was not appropriate," said Hoyer, during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday." "I think it was an embarrassment for Mr. Colbert more than the House."

"You asked me, Chris [Wallace] whether the testimony was appropriate," he added. "I think it was not appropriate."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), meanwhile, said she thought the performance was "great" and "appropriate."

"He's an American, right?" said Pelosi. "He came before the committee. He has a point of view. He can bring attention to an important issue like immigration. I think it's great."

The matter seemed settled there. But preceding Hoyer on "Fox News Sunday," House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) twice attacked Democrats for calling a comedian to Congress at a time when they should be passing jobs bills. Perhaps spooked by the charge or merely reflecting his own viewpoint, Hoyer largely agreed.

"What he had to say was not the way it should have been said. If he had a position on the issues he should have given those [positions]," he said.

Originally posted to First Amendment on Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 08:55 AM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

    by First Amendment on Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 08:55:31 AM PDT

  •  only if we buy her a large table first. n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade
  •  I just dropped a comment in another thread (2+ / 0-)
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    First Amendment, Sunspots

    saying pretty much what you put in this diary.  Nancy is more courageous than all of the other D leaders, who happen to be "men".  The macho chauvinism of the conventional wisdom is not holding up to the mirror of reality when it comes to "manliness" and courage.  Perhaps it's just that she is less corrupt than they are.

  •  Its pretty clear to me (3+ / 0-)

    that the vast majority of Americans--the "silent majority" to use a Nixon phrase--is much more in line with Democratic principles and policies than with those of the Rethugs.  Polls show this on issue after issue.  Our problem is that elected Democratic Representatives and Senators (and possibly Obama) are far more in line with Rethug principles and policies than those of the Democratic party, or are at least desperate to seem that way.

    As for Colbert, yes, both the media and the Democrats disappointed me on that one (though it's hardly a major thing, I do find it symptomatic).  Dick Cavett nailed it this morning on CNN when he said that Congress people were complaining that Colbert had lowered the tone of Congress.  "How do you lower something that's at bottom to begin with?  It's like saying it would lower the tone of Hustler magazine."  

    Perhaps the coming elections can serve as a sort of political high colonic for Democrats.  Let's flush away the Blanche Lincolns and Heath Shulers.  We will still have a Democratic President who, hopefully, can remember enough of where he came from to block any GOP idiocy.  I don't think whatever gains the Rethugs make in November will be very long lived.  That's not where Americans are, ideologically.  

  •  Democrats should act more like Nancy Pelosi (1+ / 0-)
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    shaharazade

    I sent her an email telling her how much I admire and appreciate her - and I do! I lived in Maryland for 50 years - I couldn't stand Steny Hoyer then and nothing has happened to change my mind!!!!!!!!!

    I hope/think if we bombard Nancy with support for bringing up the tax issue, she will know just how broad her support on the issue really is. Hey! I've no doubt our (our being the WHOLE progressive community) got Elizabeth Warren appointed and believe me, that is a very significant turning point in Obama's economic strategy!

    Go Nancy! Go Elizabeth!!!! Go Obama!!!!

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