The Blue Light Special (political cartoon)

Crossposted from Town Called Dobson


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The Wingnuts are beginning to ramp up their campaign against Pelosi. You would think they would be ramping up to fix the things they broke since 2000.

From NewsMax:

Leading Capitol Hill watchdogs are sounding alarms by plans of the soon-to-be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her majority of House Democrats to ram through a new law that would seriously undermine free speech – and put restrictions on conservative groups and others who encourage ordinary citizens to directly deal with Congress.

Does that seem to be a bit disjointed to you? A Congresswoman from America's most liberal city setting up to limit free speech? I couldn't figure it out either until I realized NewsMax is talking about the "Ambramoff Amendment" - the law that will kill the underhanded and corrupt buying and selling of politicians in Congress.

Dear NewsMax, that is not killing free speech, it is saving democracy.

It is obvious she is not there to appease the GOP. Her goal for the first 100 hours is to pass simple legislation to turn America around. But to do this, she is going to use the same rules as the GOP used on the Democrats during the last 12 years - not allowing them to add in "Bridges To Nowhere" to the minimum wage bill.

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi is choosing accomplishment over accommodation as her promise to run the most open House in history crashes into her pledge to move an ambitious agenda in the first days of a Democratic Congress.

As Democratic leader in the Republican-run House, Pelosi regularly complained about the way the minority party was ignored and promised to operate differently if her party won control. The pledge was a central part of the Democrats' campaign message this fall and one Pelosi repeated often after the party won control of the House in November.

But as party leaders prepare to push their legislative priorities before President Bush delivers his State of the Union address later this month, they realize they can't meet their pledge to complete their agenda within the first 100 hours if they allow full hearings, debate and amendments.

Since the nation has turned its back on Bush with less than 18% willing to undergo escalation in Iraq, who does the GOP have left in their corner?

Pat Robertson.

More from NewsMax

In what has become an annual tradition of prognostications, religious broadcaster Pat Robertson predicted Tuesday that a terrorist attack on the United States would result in "mass killing” late in 2007.

"I’m not necessarily saying it’s going to be nuclear,” he said during his news-and-talk television show "The 700 Club” on the Christian Broadcasting Network. "The Lord didn’t say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that."

And who said politics wasn't fun?

Comments

Nice..

Great cartoon Stormbear, but I think you mean "due" not "do."

I'm 56 years old. I moved to North Carolina five years ago. The previous twenty-five years I spent as a resident of Chicago's north shore and before that Wisconsin, Utah and California. I live in Moore County. My Congressman is Howard Coble, my State Sen