Nancy Pelosi On Daily Show Tonight

United States
July 28, 2008 10:58pm CST
7-28-08, Nancy Pelosi appears on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". Among other things, she blasts Republicans for rubber-stamping everything Bush does and says Democrats would NEVER do this if Barack Obama were to be elected. Now, I don't know if I hate anyone as much as I do Nancy Pelosi. She gets on my nerves as much as any public figure ever, except for maybe Brett Favre. But I have a totally neutral question from all of this: Would Democrats really rubber-stamp less than Republicans?
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
29 Jul 08
It might be better asked if HAVE they ever rubberstamped less, and I think they did when Jimmy Carter was president. He wasn't the party's choice but got elected anyway. He got no support and was made to look inept in office. Because of that, the Oval Office changed parties where it's stayed until Bill Clinton got elected, thanks in no small degree to Ross Perot's very successful, by party standards, attempt at a third party ticket. What Nancy might like to explain instead is why they have APPROVED every bill placed before them that they claim to disagree with coming from GWB - if they are opposed to so much of his plans, why don't they simply not pass it? They are in the majority and could easily accomplish that, yet they've approved the majority of the bills he's put before them. So, who's rubber stamping whom? I truly want GWB out of office, but Nancy has proven to be an embarrassment to Democrats, I think. Just what does he have on her to keep her in line? Or is she a Republican in Dem clothing?
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• United States
29 Jul 08
What she kept saying over and over again was that it wasn't the House's fault that these bills kept getting approved and that the Senate showed no support for their ideas. I don't buy it at all, since Dems are in the Senate majority, too.
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
29 Jul 08
True, although barely - yet, as we all know, it takes two to tango. BOTH houses of Congress are needed to pass bills!! Can she explain that?
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• United States
29 Jul 08
For all of her grand plans, she doesn't seem to wield as much power as she'd have you believe, since she can't get her bills passed and lays down as others come through, the exception being offshore drilling. She seems to be holding that off about as well as she'd like.
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
29 Jul 08
The previous poster already answered your question about the past. The future is something we can't see right now, can we, but I'd like to believe the Democrats won't rubber-stamp everything a President Obama proposed if they truly didn't believe in it. I saw the same show you did and Nancy made some good points about the House, they did pass much of what they'd promised but the Senate, with too small a majority to really make a difference without pulling in at least 9 Republicans, have failed to live up to their part of the bargain. That's not to say I'm totally in favor of everything the Democrats have done but I do think they've gotten at least a bit of a bad rap. Annie
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@anniepa (27240)
• United States
29 Jul 08
Where did you get this information about the Super Delegates? This is certainly news to me and I've had the news on all day and all night long. Another question for you - are you hinting that McCain would do away with the wiretapping bill? If anything it will be expanded and more of our right to privacy stripped away. Annie
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• United States
29 Jul 08
I don't think Republicans as a whole pass things they don't believe in, either. Some do, just as some Democrats would. Besides, why would you pass things you didn't believe in just so that your vote matched up with that of one of the most hated people in America? I would think that enough people disagree with the President at this point that it shouldn't be so hard to get 9 Republicans. And on a lot of things, the House has approved the changes the Senate has made that they had appeared to disagree with.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 08
Honestly, I can't decide which one makes me gag more, Nancy Pelosi or John Stewart. The congress she presides over is a JOKE, an absolute and un-funny JOKE. They have not passed a single piece of legislation that has been truly helpful to the average american they claim to be fighting for, other than the so called stimulus package, which as we see now has not really stimulated much of anything, and yes, I hold the president equaly responsable for that one. If I did as little at my job as this congress did, I'd be fired. As to your direct question, in all likely hood, yes, they would become a rubber stamp, as long as it suited them politicaly.
• United States
29 Jul 08
Jon Stewart is hilarious. He was ranked as the sixth-funniest person in America in this year's list. And if you want to rip the stimulus package, I'd be happy to have your $600.
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@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Jul 08
too late, my ex wife already has it.
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• United States
29 Jul 08
hehe.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
29 Jul 08
I doubt it. They have rubber-stamped everything Bush has done.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
I'm not totally sure that you understood the question.
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@jerzgirl (8058)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
30 Jul 08
Don't know, Steel, I think the answer fits. Will the Dems rubberstamp less than Rep? Well, probably no less since they're already rubberstamping all of Bush's bills. They're already just like the Republicans WITH a Republican Prez. Am I close to what you meant, Bd? Or did I misunderstand what you meant?
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Yes, that's what I meant. Thanks jerzgirl!