Do you want a return to Speaker Pelosi?

January 17, 2018

Over the weekend, a claim made headlines that polls show that this November, Democrats will definitely recapture the House and that Nancy Pelosi is a “lock” to become Speaker again. I assume this comes with the same 95% certainty guarantee as the prediction that Hillary Clinton would win the presidency.

For years, I’ve warned people not to put stock in polls taken months before an election, particularly generic party preference polls. That’s not wishful thinking: I’ve said it no matter which party was favored. While this might hurt the feelings of politicians and pundits, the truth is that most voters don’t pay much attention to politics until the election is near. They have jobs, families and other petty distractions from the far more important issue of the OUTRAGEOUS thing Trump tweeted the other day. Plus, the campaigns haven’t even started yet. Also, there has never been a race that featured Generic Republican vs. Generic Democrat. If you don’t think the choice of candidates determines elections, look at the recent Senate race in Alabama.

But just for grins, let’s examine the argument that Americans are desperate to give power back to the Democrats. My first question would be: “Why?!” One reason might be to shut them up. They’ve been having a nonstop, screaming temper fit ever since they lost to Trump, and Lord knows, it would be a relief to stick a pacifier in their mouths. But those of us who are parents know that as annoying as tantrums are, you shouldn’t reward children for throwing them. That just makes it worse.


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Besides, I believe most voters don’t vote based purely on negatives, like calling your opponent a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic deplorable (that tactic was diluted once we found out that was what they thought of half of the country.) People want something positive to vote for. They’ll want to know, what do the Democrats have to offer, other than name-calling, anger, self-righteousness and unwatchable late night TV shows? What would they do if they were back in power?

Luckily, that’s easy to guess because they just left power only a year ago, and they haven’t had a new idea since the ‘60s. Yes, Republicans held the Congress for part of the Obama years, but from 2008-2010, Democrats had full control and rammed through their agenda, such as Obamacare. With Obama in office until 2016 to veto any attempts to undo it, and his executive orders, Americans got a good look at what eight straight years of “progressive” Democratic rule means. In case you forgot, here’s a refresher course:

Remember when Speaker Pelosi happily breezed past a crowd of any protesters to swing her magic gavel and force Obamacare onto us against our will, so that she could finally find out what was in it? We were promised if we liked our plans or doctors, we could keep them, which even Politifact declared the “Lie of the Year.” After throwing the health insurance system into chaos and exposing Americans to skyrocketing premiums higher than their mortgages, Democrats are now claiming that millions will die because Republicans did away with the penalty for not buying insurance they didn’t want or couldn’t afford. If it’s true, as Democrats say, that Obamacare is now working and Americans love it, why would they voluntarily give it up if the government stopped forcing them to buy it? Well, Americans, if you like what happened to your health insurance since 2008, give Nancy her gavel back.

We had the weakest recovery from a recession since at least 1949. Obama became the only President who didn’t preside over a single year of GDP growth above 3%. The Democrats tried to deflect this by blaming Bush, and when that got old, saying that times had changed, higher growth was impossible now due to “conditions,” and that the 1.48% average yearly growth under Obama was the “new normal” we had to get used to. Just one year after Trump took office and started cutting pointless federal regulations, we’re seeing predictions of growth as high as 4%. Do you really want to go back?

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  • Cathy Kilminster

    01/24/2018 07:30 AM

    Nancy is a disgrace. I actually feel sorry for the younger Democrats having to put up with this crazy woman who should be retired so that she can go back to San Francisco and live with the rest of the rich people. It's all about power with Nancy having come from Baltimore and watching her father and brother becomes mayors in that city. Of course, the Democrats have ruined that once great city so why should we expect anything else from them.

  • Rosalia Li Bassi

    01/24/2018 02:48 AM

    I love the comment about taking salaries away from Congress. I would love to see a movement promoting that idea. I love your comments and your last book

  • Frank Douglas See

    01/23/2018 09:13 PM

    I don't read newspapers anymore. I whiz right by the Hughes.net A/P news fairy tale hour to get to my email. Television news? No way, I watch The Rifleman for my morality fix. I don't care anymore about who said what, who we are investigating in Congress instead of doing what they are supposed to do. If Nancy P. makes a comeback, I just won't get out of bed so I won't see that hateful face and her little black eyes. In fact, I don't want to know anything anymore...just let me know if Rocketman has a missile coming my way so I can lock the door. I am just glad I was born in the early 1950's when we were America. Simon and Garfunkel said it all years ago......"They've all gone to look for America.......all gone....they're all gone......

  • Frank Douglas See

    01/23/2018 09:10 PM

    I don't read newspapers anymore. I whiz right by the Hughes.net A/P news fairy tale hour to get to my email. Television news? No way, I watch The Rifleman for my morality fix. I don't care anymore about who said what, who we are investigating in Congress instead of doing what they are supposed to do. If Nancy P. makes a comeback, I just won't get out of bed so I won't see that hateful face and her little black eyes. In fact, I don't want to know anything anymore...just let me know if Rocketman has a missile coming my way so I can lock the door. I am just glad I was born in the early 1950's when we were America. Simon and Garfunkel said it all years ago......"They've all gone to look for America.......

  • Marie Albuquerque

    01/23/2018 07:44 PM

    No more Nancy, please

  • bob peters

    01/22/2018 12:28 PM

    The only place I want to see Pelosi is back in her cell with her straight jacket on. If anybody is the poster child for Insanity, it's her.

  • Stephen Russell

    01/18/2018 08:43 PM

    For laughs Yes, otherwise No, Wont get anything done,declare Unfit to lead House.
    Hey Dems Life works both ways.
    See her Medical & Tax Records

  • Bruce Deming

    01/18/2018 12:55 PM

    Although President Trump has appointed a commission on voter fraud, nothing has been done about it. No doubt democrats are scrambling to get out the illegal vote. If nothing gets done we will have a democrat house and senate. There should be heavy penalties for voter fraud, like 10 years minimum sentence for casting an illegal vote, and the death penalty for organizing mass voter fraud, like Bob Creamer did for Obama.

  • Philip D Willis

    01/18/2018 12:37 PM

    Ya I used to Like Jimmy Kimmel but his consent bashing or Mr Trump has me changing the channel and for the host that took over the Late Show he is a sick man I really don’t know how he isn’t in Jail how can we as a country can let this continue and now I’ve notice Jimmy from The Tonight Show is joining force’s you can say what you want about Russia but this couldn’t continue we as a country have gotten lost somewhere. With Obama as our President he really got away with what ever he decided he wanted to do. We were afraid to open our mouths because he was black for the fear of riots on our hands for him and his party playing the racist hand there for he had an open door do what or not what he wanted to do. Now there trying to push down our throats he was the best President we ever had. The African Americans won’t say anything native about him because of him being a Black man and I do understand why, my God we played the upper hand white versus black for years but if they were to look at his record for eight years In office and were completely honest he didn’t do hardly anything for there race and he could have, he only made it worse white against black and sadly it’s the truth, but he did know how to party and spend a crap load of money, he spent more money then all the


    previous President combined not that’s a lot of money. But you can’t have conversation about this or anything else with the Blacks and for any Democrat and god knows all of news stations I’m mean NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN look the facts don’t lie but the Democrats are still spending loads of money trying to prove Trump was in bed with Russia I wonder just how long they can milk this with money and publistity you think people would be getting tired of all this but sadly there still a lot of Americans that need to be told what and how to do and what to think it just baffle’s my mind how Democratic Party can continue to pump all these lie’s and we as American’s let them get away with it !!!!!!!

  • Dixie Johnston

    01/18/2018 10:00 AM

    We don't need more of Nancy an her craziness....

  • Sergio Trecco

    01/17/2018 11:33 PM

    Excellent Governor. Next november the silent majority will hit again!!!!

  • David Smith

    01/17/2018 03:09 PM

    Remember Lot's wife?

  • David Smith

    01/17/2018 02:53 PM

    Remember Lot's wife?

  • Sandy Aldrich

    01/17/2018 01:42 PM

    WHY WON'T people stop and LOOK AT FACTS...."tickling ears"! I'M very worried about the "Tax on medical equipment"!! TAX cigarettes that hurt one's health....don't Tax equipment that HELPS ONE'S HEA LTH!! (Prosthesis) SAD

  • Tim List

    01/17/2018 01:29 PM

    Governor, Your article is spot on and if I have anything to do with it (if my ballot counts), the DNC will not get back in power.

  • Victoria Hardesty

    01/17/2018 11:19 AM

    It took years to get rid of that "dingbat" and I don't want to see her in a power position again ever. Some of the stuff that "falls out of her mouth" is just ludicrous - "Just sign it then we'll be able to see what's in it!" etc., etc., etc.