Speaker of the House Pelosi said she is in favor of an investigation into those who fund the public opposition of the location of a building - the Cordoba center - near Ground Zero. Pelosi refers to the debate as one of meddling into a local zoning issue. Well, that would be a normal reaction from Pelosi, I suppose, as her husband has made his personal fortune worth millions thanks to construction and real estate dealings.
She told an audience in her home district of San Francisco that she "joins those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded." To whom does Pelosi refer, these calling for an investigation? Is she parroting far left sources? Is she simply leveling a threat to those who may think differently than her?
Whom does she suggest be investigated? The families of those who were murdered on 9/11? Some of those family members have started foundations and speak out against terror-related issues. Are they to be shut down? Are they to be labeled as "astroturf" as Pelosi labeled the Tea Party participants last summer?
Pelosi's office has issued a statement that Pelosi simply wants transparency in who is behind the funding of the opposition. Sure. Where is her desire in transparency in the background of those who will finance the building of the center/mosque? I don't recall any calls for that from her. She tries to pull together her political thuggery with the concerns by the ADL of who is funding the Islamic center and then ties it up with a plea for her own political agenda, a bill pending in the House. Keep it classy, Nancy.
In typical Pelosi nonsensical speak:
"The freedom of religion is a Constitutional right. Where a place of worship is located is a local decision.
"I support the statement made by the Interfaith Alliance that 'We agree with the ADL that there is a need for transparency about who is funding the effort to build this Islamic center. At the same time, we should also ask who is funding the attacks against the construction of the center.'
"For all of those expressing concern about the 9/11 families, we call upon them to join us in support of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act when Congress returns in September."
This is the latest in the nasty political world of Nancy Pelosi. She is also sending written material to senior citizens inviting them to join "Team Pelosi", along with Rep Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL), a loyal mouthpiece for Pelosi and President Obama in attacks against the minority party.
The ironic wording in this appeal for support by the senior citizens - a population of dedicated voters - is the use of the term "elite". How appropriate that the appeal states :
Let’s show the Tea Party crowd that they’re no match for our grassroots strength. Stand with us against the Right’s despicable attacks and their fat cat fundraising by joining Team Pelosi — an elite group of grassroots Democrats who are leading the fight against radical Republican candidates in races nationwide.
If this interests you, after sending in your contribution here is what you'll receive:
As a member of Team Pelosi you will receive the inside scoop on what’s happening in our campaign to strengthen and secure our House Majority. You will be invited to attend members-only phone and web-based political briefings by top Democratic experts and receive special Red Alerts about breaking campaign news .
Fat cats? There are plenty of those on the Democratic party side, too. The President has been working his favorite role - campaigner - in - chief - and raising beaucoup bucks for the DNC. Dinners at $30,500 a ticket? Sure. Lots of those advertised as a chance to dine with Obama.
Frankly, I thought the term "fat cat" went out in the 1980's but apparently the Democrats can't run on the mess they have made with the country's economic recovery so they are ramping up the tired old arguments of the past as their default campaigning positions.
It is also ironic that the plea distributed by Wasserman-Schultz mentions "fat cat" fundraising as it applies to the GOP. Obama and the DNC have been utilizing their database of "fat cat" Democratic contributors as the President goes across country picking up money for the left's coffers. Standard dinners with Obama have been reported as $30,500 per ticket affairs. Who is buying those tickets?
Pelosi is an embarrassment. She is of the old school of say anything to get elected. That is not the change we were sold during the last election. Are we to believe she is simply interested in transparency now? Don't make me laugh. She has dragged her feet on ethics investigations since she took over in 2007. She seems only interested in a one-sided form of transparency. America deserves better.