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"Afraid of Ideas"
Posted by: Jon Henke on Thursday, August 09, 2007

This week, Nancy Pelosi "made the tactical decision to prevent a vote on the mileage provision…for corporate average fuel economy” specifically in order to “avoid a nasty fight among fellow Democrats, who are deeply divided…

I’m reminded of something Nancy Pelosi said last year…
In perhaps the biggest break from the current practices of GOP leaders, Pelosi said she would be willing to lose votes on the floor. "Absolutely," she said. "It's not about a defeat, it's about a decision. I certainly would not say that we can't bring things to the floor because we'll lose ... [Republicans] are afraid of ideas. That's why we can't have amendments, substitutes, and all the rest for the most part. When was the last time you ever saw a Democratic bill come to the floor of the House except to name a post office when they name five? It just doesn't happen and that's not right."
Noted for the (broken) record.
 
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Ideas, like... well, you know.... Domestic Drilling, and getting rid of the red tape on adding refining capacity, for example?

 
Written By: Bithead
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Your link to Pelosi 2006 statements is oh so full of wonderful warm and fuzzy stuff that just screms to be requoted again and again.
 
Written By: Neo
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Your points are invalid, for the use facts and prior statements.

Democrats are, largely, sociopathic. Whatever they say at that moment is absolutely true, even if it wasn’t true the instant before or after the statement is made.
 
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