I don’t exactly consider Mrs. Pelosi to the sharpest knife in the drawer, but on the other hand, at least she can count votes.
Consider these facts: The Obama economy is cratering. The $trillion or so Porkulus package utterly failed to stimulate the economy(how could it?). Mrs. Pelosi got exactly zero Republican votes for Porkulus.
The Obama economy is failing, and Mrs Pelosi and her ‘rats own it Yet, having seen Congress waste a trillion dollars on one phony stimulus bill, the public seems ill inclined to support yet another. Mrs. Pelosi needs to get the economy turned around yet she does not have the votes for another stimulus.
Ben Pershing, Washington Post :
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that a second economic stimulus package is not “in the cards” in the short term, disappointing those seeking another quick infusion of federal money into the struggling economy.
When Mrs. Pelosi says that a second stimulus package is not in the cards, she is conceding that she does not have the votes. Mrs. Pelosi totallly wasted her first shot at fixing the economy, Porkulus, and now she doesn’t have the political backing for another shot.
Jennifer Rubin, Commentary Magazine , notes a change of tune:
Obama changes his tune: “Confronting misgivings, even in his own party, President Barack Obama mounted a stout defense of his blueprint to overhaul the economy Thursday, declaring the national crisis is ‘not as bad as we think’ and his plans will speed recovery.” What happened to the catastrophe? Well, if things are not so bad we can stop spending money for the sake of spending money
At least unlike Porky, talk is cheap. BO’s new tune, gives Mrs. Pelosi cover for not spending more tazpayer dollars.