Pelosi: I'm Open to Republican Ideas, 'I Restored Fiscal Discipline to the Congress'After the Democratic party was trounced on Tuesday, the once stubbornly anti-Republican Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi now states that she is willing to hear Republican ideas. In an Op-Ed published by USA Today, Pelosi downplayed her vehemently anti-Republican and anti-conservative past and declared that Republican ideas are now "welcomed."
Writing after she gave herself a pat on the back for all of the "accomplishments" she achieved in Congress, Pelosi wrote of her new-found willingness to listen to GOP ideas:
"Democrats will continue to put forward innovative ideas, engage in entrepreneurial thinking and work to create the jobs for middle class prosperity. Republicans and Democrats must work together, with President Obama, to prepare for our nation for the 21st century while creating clean energy and infrastructure jobs. As we go forward, we welcome Republican ideas about job creation.Pelosi's writing is clearly trite and full of derision. Obviously, she never wanted to be in the position of having to listen to Republicans' (and the American people's) wishes. This fact becomes all the more stark after reading just a one of her opening paragraphs (emphasis added):
Though they elected a new majority in Congress, Americans did not vote for the special interests. They voted for jobs. Democrats remain committed to fighting for the people's interests, not the special interests.
While the election is over, the urgent needs of the American people remain. Over the past several days, I have spoken with my Democratic colleagues about where we go from here. I have heard from Americans across our country who are relying on us to continue our fight to create jobs, hopefully in a bipartisan way, and move our nation forward."
"Democrats passed Wall Street reform to ensure that never again will the recklessness of some on Wall Street cause joblessness on Main Street. Our small business bill is now extending credit to small business owners so they can grow and hire. And we are committed to strengthening America's manufacturers — helping them with our "Make It in America" strategy, so our workers can make it in America. We made the largest investment in student aid in our nation's history, reducing the cost of loans to families and reducing the deficit. We achieved more progress over the last four years for our veterans and military families than any time since the passage of the original GI Bill in 1944. And we did all of this while restoring fiscal discipline to the Congress by making the pay-as-you-go rules the law of the land."Democrats this, Pelosi that. Obviously Ms. Pelosi hasn't learned to be the least humble, even after her party was crushed last week.