Contrasting the speech then-Minority Leader John Boehner gave in 2007 introducing the then-new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the one Minority Leader Pelosi gave today introducing Speaker Boehner, Byron York points out:
There were no laundry lists, no talking points. Following that brief statement, Boehner went on to pay tribute to “the battle of ideas” that takes place in a democracy, and then he handed the gavel to Pelosi. That was it.
Read the whole thing. In the contrast to the brief speech the Republican gave, the former Speaker blathered on and on, offering a laundry list of Democratic accomplishments, on a day when Republicans were taking power in the House. This was neither the time nor the place for Democratic grandstanding.
But, well, what can you expect from the current crop of Democrats. Given Ms. Nancy’s behavior today, maybe we should retain our Pelosi Watch category, to keep an eye on this hyperpartisan who couldn’t even keep her caucus united in the vote for Speaker. Nineteen Democrats . . .
. . . abandoned their party’s pick for speaker of the House, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a sign of their concerns about supporting the unpopular former speaker and of the difficulty she will have in marshaling her forces in legislative battles to come in the next two years. . . .
. . . the anti-Pelosi tally dwarfed the number of protest votes cast against leaders of both parties in the recent past, which never break into double digits.
Wonder how many of those 19 will be voting next week to repeal Obamacare.
Loved Michelle Malkin’s take on Nancy’s self-aggrandizing departure:
Pelosi won’t shut up: She’s breaking her arm patting herself on the back as 1st woman speaker, 1st Italian American speaker. Waves around kiddie human shields and cites litany of Nanny State “achievements” to spite GOP. Blathers about “fair prosperity.”
Update 2:00pm Eastern. She’s still going. Bitter clinger, clinging bitterly.
This is why we need someone with steel spine and no mercy.
Do hope House Republicans remember this spectacle in the coming months and treat Ms. Nancy accordingly.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Seems our reader V the K sees Ms. Nancy’s attempt to rain on the Republicans’ parade as a reminder just how she’ll behave in the minority and how they should react:
Republicans should realize that they are going to take the same amount of crap from the liberal media no matter how much or how little they cut; so they should GO BIG OR GO HOME!