Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nancy Pelosi: Portrait of a Badass who ate the president's lunch - and then walked away like a boss


Mod: No wall for Donald? Going to shut down the government like a big baby? Somebody certainly did get his butt kicked by the incoming Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi Just Mocked the President* to His Face in the Oval Office (Esquire link): On Tuesday, right about at lunchtime, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer dropped down the street to the White House to have a chat with the president*. What followed was a piece of video that will live forever as a window into this sludgepot of a political moment. It is not that remarkable if you've ever watched Question Time from any of the various parliaments around the world. (I mean, holy Oliver Cromwell, somebody presented the mace in the House of Commons on Monday.) But, because the American government is greased by tawdry piety and transparently artificial civility, the meeting might as well have taken place in the Octogon.

The single most lasting impression of this altogether remarkable bit of reality-show theater was the look we got into what happens when people tell this particular president* that he can't have what he wants.

Watch as Pelosi tries, not altogether angrily, to explain to him that he doesn't have the votes for the big, beautiful, stupid wall for which, of course, Mexico is going to pay. She says the votes aren't there. He keeps saying he can get them instantly, but that the problem is that he can't get the votes in the Senate. They're both right. He doesn't have the votes in either place. But he runs down all the applause lines that get the rubes all ginned up at his rallies, and Pelosi keeps calmly telling him that, while he's as full of shit as the Christmas goose, nevertheless he and his big, beautiful, stupid wall should get further stuffed anyway.

(You should also notice that, off to one side, Mike Pence clearly has been shot with the trank gun by the Secret Service.)

Even Schumer suddenly discovers a thin vein of iron in his spine and maneuvers El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago into bragging about shutting down the government unless he gets his way, thereby undercutting any political strategy the Republicans in Congress might have been developing to blame a prospective shutdown on the Democrats. That sound you hear is the Republican congressional leadership taking delivery of a barge-load of bourbon.

Welcome to the next two years, and thank nature's god for them.

Pelosi has the president in her pocket and she knows it. (It will dawn on him eventually, too. Maybe.) The House controls the budget and, in January, the Democratic Party will hold the House. Since any argument about Pelosi's being an Accommodating Liberal Sellout should die with the release of this video, she will be the Speaker—and, as such, she can shred his administration*. This is the most essential part.


Reporter says Trump 'stormed out' of Oval Office after Dem meeting (The Hill link): Los Angeles Times White House reporter Eli Stokols said Tuesday that President Trump "stormed out" of the Oval Office after a meeting Tuesday with key Democrats and threw a folder full of papers out of frustration.

"He stormed out of the Oval, walked into an anteroom just off the Oval Office and had in his hand a folder of briefing papers. And he just scattered them out of frustration - threw them across the room," Stokols said on MSNBC's "Hardball," citing his own reporting with White House officials.

Trump met Tuesday with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer inside the Oval Office.

The public meeting quickly generated headlines after Trump pledged to shut down the government if he couldn't get funding for a wall along the southern border. He also said he would take the blame for that shutdown if it occurs.

"I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck," Trump told Schumer. "I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down. I'm not going to blame you for it." Stokols, the Los Angeles Times reporter, also said Tuesday on "Hardball" that Trump was frustrated with Schumer following the meeting.

"His old New York sparring buddy, he felt, got the better of him," Stokols said.

No evidence for Trump claim on 'terrorists': government sources (Reuters link):  President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that U.S. authorities had “caught 10 terrorists,” citing it as a reason for why the United States should build a wall on its Mexican border, but four government sources said there was no recent evidence of terrorism suspects being caught along the border.

A senior U.S. counterterrorism official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said: “We do not have evidence of known or suspected foreign terrorist organizations trying to infiltrate the southern U.S. border.”

Three national security officials agreed with that view, saying they knew of no recent border-related arrests. The three officials also asked not to be identified.

In a contentious White House meeting on Tuesday with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer, Trump demanded $5 billion in taxpayer funding for his wall, threatening a federal shutdown if he did not get the money.

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60 comments:

  1. Mod you must have watched a different video. We watched Pelosi say, turn the cameras away, no transparency from me today!
    Schumer said, my shut down had little effect on this Nation so it is up to you Mr. President, it is your turn now and NO, Democrats do not wish to protect America, let all the "bad guys" in ASAP, we desperately need their votes.

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    1. I think we need protection against Putin and 5th column so-called Americans like you.

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    2. She grabbed him by the pussy, 5:37. You might be in jeopardy as well.

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    3. Amazingly Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer in their first White House meeting since the mid-terms got Trump to accept 100% of the blame for any up-coming government shutdown, and got Trump to say: it would not be Democrat’s fault, it would be all on him. Trump also stated: “he would be proud to shutdown the government”...WOW! Apparently Nancy Pelosi was having a “battle-of-wits” with an unarmed man. Pelosi...1, Trump...0.

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    4. Judging by 5:37 ... yes.

      ‘Does he think his supporters are dumb?’ Ann Coulter lashes out at Trump for lying about having built the wall
      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/think-supporters-dumb-ann-coulter-lashes-trump-lying-built-wall/

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    5. Kid, you’re even dumber than trump.

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  2. They both did great against the moron but I wish one of them had said I thought Mexico was going to pay for the wall when he kept saying he was going to shut down the government if he didn't get the funding.

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  3. So you don’t want to stop illegal immigration.

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    1. The wall won't stop illegal immigration. It is just propaganda designed to impress the boobs.

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    2. And while she shut him down his sidekick Pence was powered down to save electricity. That or it was just a life-sized doll of him sitting there but he was actually somewhere else. Never saw him move. Well, he did keep staring at his watch...

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    3. On CNN they were calling Pence "Elf on the Shelf."

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    4. Um, sorry... fake argument.
      Disproved by research

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    5. All the Trumpzis are going to choke on all that red meat. He is a pathetic little man child. Where are all of the real Republicans? The Orange Mobs time is up.

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  4. She shut tramp down and he threw a tantrum.

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  5. Trump insisted on using Pelosi and Schumer's first names -- especially the former whose name he repeatedly cited while interrupting her -- in full knowledge that they would refer to him as Mr. President. It was a transparent attempt at diminishing them.

    I also wish Schumer had asked to see the cards Trump waved around along with asking for specifics on the "10 terrorists," where they were nabbed, who they were and how they were caught.

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  6. If Mexico pays for the wall like you promised then ok-' just resign now because this will be your Alamo.. or Custers last stand ...put that 4+ billion toward the deficit that you are murdering Americans financially with-- NO WALL UNLESS MEXICO PAYS FOR IT-- SO STOP YOUR BS AND UNTIL YOU ARE IMPEACHED -- WORK.. NO GOLF... WORK-- YOU ENDED FRIDAY MAKING SURE ALL AMERICAN WATER IS POLLUTED WITH YOUR DE-REGULATIONS...TOOK AWAY NUTRITION REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES..YOU ARE A MONSTER BUT YOU ARE IN THIS OFFICE TO WORK...YOU DON'T SEEM TO KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS-- MY GRANDSON COULD NEGOTIATE BETTER THAN YOU ..YOU DISGRACED YOUR SELF ON WORLDWIDE TV..WE HAVE BEEN PUNISHED ENOUGH BECAUSE OF YOU. RESIGN.

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  7. Schumer and Pelosi were under the impression that the WH meeting was going to be private. Then, surprise! Trump had invited the press and cameras to their meeting! How would you have felt in such a situation?? No doubt, the Democrats more than held their ground, and Democrats, in general were very pleased with their performance.

    What was Trump's goal in bringing in the cameras?

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  8. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wants To Be Remembered For Being 'Transparent And Honest'https://news.yahoo.com/sarah-huckabee-sanders-wants-remembered-052826969.html

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    1. Yeah - and I want to beat LeBron 3 outta 5 in 1:1. Neither going to happen in this lifetime.

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    2. Transparent and honest? She should try it some time.

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    3. She has a better chance of inventing dry, room temperature water.

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    4. or a car that gets 1,000 miles/gallon and has no exhaust.

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  9. He is no match for Nancy..soon to be President...that waz Beautiful. ..go Dems..

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  10. Pence didn't help Trump out because no one plugged Pence in.

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    1. that or it wasn't about planned parenthood or religious issues and he's too dumb to understand much else. Elf on the Shelf

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  11. Cohen being sentence right now, but, of course, in the topsy-turvy universe of Russian Asset Trump's Studio 54 addled mind, it proves the Russian Asset's innocence.

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  12. Transparency 7:02am, something the Obama and Clinton's NEVER HAD.

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    1. Yeah, like the transparency that occurred with the most recent massive transfer of wealth from the middle class to the rich via a purported tax cut. No hearings, no disclosures--passed and done. Nothing to see there.

      What 5:37/8:17 don't seem to understand is that the initial forays and jousting about proposed legislation is to narrow the issues and protect the participants from looking like idiots before the public, like just happened to Trump (yet again.) Think of it as being for Russian Asset Trump's protection.

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    2. A pandering media show isn’t transparency.

      Sharing your tax returns as promised is transparency.

      Troll fail

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  13. Trump claims illegal border crossings down more than 90%, and he has spent less than 6% of the $1.3 Billion Congress gave him last year for border security, so why does he need another $5-6 Billion?

    The self-proclaimed business genius seems to have difficulty with numbers. Maybe that's why his businesses stiff employees and contractors (thousands of lawsuits) and have ended up in bankruptcy numerous times.

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  14. This administrations fight against Opiate addiction and abuse is working; 6:58am has addressed this truth with THEIR OCD RANT.

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    1. I’ll bet 6:58 “disagree” with you.

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  15. We agree let Mexico pay for the wall; close down the border until they do.

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    1. But most migrants aren’t even Mexican. Why not build a wall at the souther tip of Mexico... it’s much smaller

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  16. Pelosi and Schumer "PLEASED WITH THEIR PERFORMANCE" 7:02am you just answered your own question as to; why were the cameras asked to remain in the room? Drop mike, take your bow.

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    1. Sure backfired on Donald.

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    2. Is that you Misplaced Semicolon Guy?

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    3. 8:32. You lose the argument above, so you start a new comment thread saying the same thing? You seem like a weak coward like the RAT.

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  17. The RAT was cornered in this news conference in he White House, something like 'djt' was looking for a corner to hide in while stuck in a round room. The round room happens to be a toilet that he will be flushed down very soon. Will Santa bring the gift millions of Americans and others really want? Pull the handle on this turd.

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  18. New York Judge gives Michael Cohen his sentence:36 months in prison.

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  19. Yeah 8:32am like if you like your insurance and you like your doctor you can keep them!

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    1. Yes, that was what Obama sought but GOP wouldn’t allow.

      Anyone with a brain would blame the GOP for it. Fools blame Obama because they can’t seem to get that Congress passes bills, not the Pres.

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    2. Can you please respond directly to the person you’re crying about?

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  20. First mistake made by President Trump, hiring of his thug lawyer Michael Cohen to be on his team.
    "This guy is a hussler" only got 3 years in prison, forfeiture if $500k, $1.4M restitution, and $50k fine.
    Now he will get an invitation from Congress to explain why he lied to them

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    1. He should be forced to pay for his stay at Club Fed.

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  21. Here’s transparency for you…
    Right now the huckter conservative news aggregator, drudge report, has put today’s top news, Michael Cohen prison sentence, as only its 25th ranked headline, immediately following this important story:

    “102-year-old great-granny becomes 'oldest' skydiver“

    No wonder right wing zealots vote against their own interests so regularly

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  22. Die hard Trumpies just don't know when they're defeated. Or just how humiliating the experience is about to become.

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  23. Whatt 10:18am " vote against their own interests so regularly" you must believe that Muller is still searching for that elusive Russian Collusion!
    Wonder why Hildebeast is so quiet lately? Lock her up- Lock her up.

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    1. You are living in the distant past.

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    2. 11:18 - Try and keep up, dude. The only people getting locked up in Washington are people who worked for Darn Old Trump.

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    3. trump appointed the guy who appointed Mueller.

      Traitor Trolls get trumped again!!!!!

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  24. Nancy Pelosi is an Old Corrupt Fool. She literally got out worked and debated by Trump. All Old Stuttering Nancy can say is “No Wall” and thats its immoral. What a joke Nacy Pelosi is. Im sure the Doors and Walls at Nancies Mansion are Guarded and Secured but for our Nations Borders I guess to Nancy they shouldnt Be Secured or Protected at All. At Least Trump wants the American Citizens to be protected and he wants to have the rule of law unlike the Globalist Democrats who want no rule of laws and open borders.

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    1. 2:06 hates women.

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    2. He believes anything he says make it so. Maybe 2:06 is really Cadet Bones Spurs himself.

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  25. Yeah because of Russian Collusion!!!

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  26. Anyone else notice that Speaker Nancy wore her Christmas Tree coat to the White House meeting yesterday. Wanting to remain off camera she was hoping to blend with the Red Trees in the foyer this year.

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    1. There is a very simple reason that Trump was so frustrated at yesterday's meeting. He thought that Minority Leader Pelosi and Minority Leader Schumer were going to be like the sniffling dim-witted cowards: Ryan and McConnell.

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