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It’s the voters, not us …

In another variation of the “it’s not the message, it’s the delivery”, Nancy Pelosi has informed the world that, “we haven’t really gotten the credit for what we have done”. 

Well Ms. Pelosi, you will get all the credit you deserve on November 2nd.

Pelosi’s remarks reflect a growing trend of frustration expressed by Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill and at the White House. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said last week that Democrats’ biggest failure in this election has been not to adequately sell their accomplishments to voters …

You simply cannot be any more disconnected than this.  3 trillion in debt, almost 10% unemployment and the Democrats 18 month priority?  A monstrosity of a healthcare bill that will increase the deficit.

Another note to Ms. Pelosi – it’s hard to grab “credit for what you’ve done” when every single candidate out there is running away from those “accomplishments”.    Nope – what they’ve “done” is exactly what they’ll be receiving credit for on election day.

By the way, Ms. Pelosi – PAYGO has been a raging success, hasn’t it?

~McQ

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11 Responses to It’s the voters, not us …

  • biggest failure in this election has been not to adequately sell their accomplishments to voters”
    I shudder to think what their ideal alternate universe looks like where the Mainstream Media does MORE to help them sell their message.  It is frightening to think they may really believe the media has not largely favored their agenda to the point where they’re claiming the Republicans own the media and that’s why we aren’t grateful to them for all they’ve done since they took control of the Legislative Branch in 2006.

  • Yeppers.  This is the current BS being flung by the Collective.
    We can’t get out message out.  The voters just don’t get it
    The truth is, we all suffer from Obamic Tinnitus

  • Their actions are drowning out their words.

  • It seems to me that the biggest failing of our political class (which is to say, we the voters who elected them) is a complete unwillingness to look facts in the face.  QandO is brimming over today with steaming piles of dire predictions about the future – perhaps very NEAR future – of our country.  It seems clear to me that we’re boned in a very big way: we are in so much debt that, even if we slashed federal spending to 1960 levels, we couldn’t dig out in time to avoid a catastrophe.  O’ course, we have no plans to slash spending; the best we can hope for is to slow down a little bit so as to stave off financial collapse for a year or two.

    Why is this?

    Because the politicians who we have hired to mind the store, desperate to keep their cushy jobs, refuse to tell us that the store has been cleaned out by robbers, is infested with rats, the sewer backed up two weeks ago, and a fire has broken out in the storeroom.  Instead, we get crap from people like SanFran Nan, patting themselves on the back for the great work they’ve done.  MiniTru covers for them, and half the population (if they know anything at all) is convinced that any bad news is “politically motivated”.

    I think that nobody can really bring themselves to believe that IT WILL HAPPEN.  It’s like a heavy smoker or drinker who just doesn’t have the gut-level knowledge that his habits WILL kill him.  “It’ll never happen to ME.”

    • “Because the politicians who we have hired to mind the store, desperate to keep their cushy jobs, refuse to tell us that the store has been cleaned out by robbers, is infested with rats, the sewer backed up two weeks ago, and a fire has broken out in the storeroom.  Instead, we get crap from people like SanFran Nan, patting themselves on the back for the great work they’ve done.  MiniTru covers for them, and half the population (if they know anything at all) is convinced that any bad news is “politically motivated”.
       
      Two example to consider – Bawney Fwank and his ‘surprise’ that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac went tango uniform, and Pelosi telling us we have to pass a bill to find out what’s in it…
      Two examples that prove to me most of them DON’T HAVE A CLUE THERE’S REALLY A PROBLEM.
      A random few might get it, but when you realize we’re also electing people who are worried that Guam might capsize…  There’s a reason central control doesn’t work – it applies to our Representatives and Senators as well – it’s already too freaking BIG for them to get their arms around, and yet they want more and more control of things at almost the neighborhood level.
       
      The reason for smaller government is there’s less for the potential idiots to keep track of and less for them to actually damage.

      • “Pelosi telling us we have to pass a bill to find out what’s in it.”
        I always imagine what the media would have done if a conservative had said that.
        Probably it would be on every hipster’s t-shirt and brought out at every dinner party for a titter.

  • You all know of course they really ARE thinking we’re just too stupid to understand.
     
    Realize that it’s not being said the way you speak of children not understanding and I’m almost certain it’s not being said even in the way you speak of a dog not understanding.
     
    It’s almost certainly said with a sneer and a mental image of all of us being largely a nation of banjo players from the movie Deliverance.

  • I have a suggestion. Perhaps we should offer Pelosi and Obama free air time to explain their policies. Say, 4 hours each, on national TV on all channels.
    I bet their ratings go down after that, not up.

  • Democrats’ biggest failure in this election has been not to adequately sell their accomplishments to voters …
     
    Their biggest failure is assuming that there’s a large market for the crap they’re peddling.