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Tuesday, 23 November 2010 14:15
Pelosi Wins Thanksgiving Turkey Of The Year
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This year, we continue a cherished Thanksgiving tradition at Ringside Politics by bestowing our annual Turkey of the Year award to the most deserving politician.  

Previous winners include such political luminaries as former New Orleans Mayor Ray “School Bus” Nagin and former New Orleans Congressman “Dollar Bill” Jefferson.  

 

As usual, this year the competition was tough with many deserving applicants.  

One candidate who merited serious consideration was Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who spent much of his time this year out of the state fundraising and promoting his book on “leadership.” Too bad he did not spend much time doing his job as Governor or using any of his vaunted leadership skills to deal with the major problems in Louisiana.  

Of course, another qualified nominee was President Barack Obama. When he was not apologizing for America or bowing to foreign leaders, he was busy passing unpopular legislation like his socialist healthcare plan. Incredibly, the delusional President was shocked when the American people voted against his party in the mid-term elections. It is amazing that he cannot grasp the fact that voters react negatively when detested bills are shoved down their throats.  

Also receiving nominations were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who claimed that his actions alone stopped a worldwide depression. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg threw his support behind a controversial and misplaced mosque near the hallowed Ground Zero. Liberal blowhard Joy Behar walked out during an interview with Bill O’Reilly and used foul language to discredit Nevada Senate candidate Sharon Angle. GOP insider Karl Rove blasted tea party favorites like Delaware GOP Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. In his view, only big government Republicans should be in charge.  

Despite all of these deserving nominations, the clear winner of this year’s award is none other than that San Francisco treat, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. This botox buffoon personified the problems of the out of touch Democratic Party. Throughout the year, Pelosi remained clueless about the strength of the tea party and labeled the movement “Astroturf.” She pushed for a healthcare bill that she did not read. In fact, Pelosi claimed that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” 

The Speaker just loved the idea of “an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.” What a great society in Pelosi’s dream world!  

Pelosi has such a minimal knowledge of economics that she believes the best way to stimulate growth is to spend money on food stamps and unemployment insurance. According to Pelosi, "it is the biggest bang for the buck when you do food stamps and unemployment insurance; the biggest bang for the buck.”

 

When this liberal is not extolling the virtues of food stamps, she is constantly waging war against Republicans trying to limit the size of government or extend the Bush tax cuts. One bill that has Pelosi’s support is the Dream Act, which is the first step toward amnesty for illegal aliens. The Speaker is trying to jam this bill through during the lame duck session of Congress.  

Not only is Pelosi wrong on the issues, she also exudes an arrogance that is not befitting a politician who is second in line to the presidency. Her arrogance was also on display in her dealings with Republicans. She never once reached out to meet members of the other party and even shunned GOP moderates like U.S. Congressman Joseph Cao (R-New Orleans). 

To travel from her San Francisco district to the nation’s capitol, Pelosi demanded the use of an expensive Air Force jet, which cost the taxpayers millions of dollars. She stocked the jet with gourmet food and the best liquor and used it to travel to not only her district, but also exotic destinations throughout the world. In Pelosi’s view, she is entitled to these benefits as Madam Speaker. Thankfully, her reign as Speaker is coming to an end. Her successor will be Congressman John Boehner, who has already committed to use commercial aircraft to travel to his district. This one move is not only symbolic, but it will also save taxpayers millions of dollars.

 After leading her party to historic defeats on November 2nd, Pelosi was arrogant enough to run for House Minority Leader. The amazing thing is that Democrats were stupid enough to elect her as their leader once again.  

Her leadership as Speaker was so pathetic that Democrats can only expect more of the same as Minority Leader. Good luck Democrats! 

Ed Staton - Sports Editor Of Bayoubuzz.com

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