Help the President's political party lose an historic amount of congressional seats? Hey, it's all good. Let's throw a party!
She throws a party on Capitol Hill to honor the "accomplishments" of the 111th Congress. "We have no intention of allowing our great achievements to be rolled back," she wrote to her Democratic colleagues. "It is my hope that we can work in a bipartisan way to create jobs and strengthen the middle class." That would be something new. Until now, her "bipartisan way" was more like Frank Sinatra's "My Way."
The woman celebrated her own magnificent self, it would appear. With help from the special interest groups, of course:
The event, according to an invitation obtained by POLITICO, was in the Cannon Caucus Room Wednesday afternoon. It was closed press, and invited guests were "advocacy groups."
When asked who paid for it, Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for the California Democrat, declined to reveal who was footing the bill.
Hmmm. Closed to press. Mum on who is footing the bill. Whatever happened to all that transparency we were promised from the first woman Speaker of the House? The women who was going to be so much better than the men who performed the role before her?
I'm not the only one to notice the obvious.
An apparent lack of transparency, plus horrible optics equals a reasonable explanation behind the midterm results.