Monday, March 01, 2010

hypocrisy at its finest

Last August, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi portrayed the Tea Party movement and its followers as racist, nazi, gun nuts, and chided the groups as being "astroturf" rather than true grass-roots organizations.

"I have some concerns about some of the language being used, because I saw this myself in the late 70s in San Francisco,'' Pelosi said. "This kind of rhetoric was very frightening, and it created a climate where violence took place.
Low and behold, now that the movement has gained a great deal of momentum -- effecting the outcome of elections in some cases --- as well as garnered supporters from all political walks-of-life, good ol' Nancy has decided that she drastically needs to change her tune ... or at least, her public comments. She's now decided that she and the Tea Party movement have "shared views."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has much in common with the Tea Party. The speaker now says she shares views with the movement she dismissed last summer as being “Astroturf” -- her suggestion that the grassroots of the Tea Party were a creation of the Republican Party.

In a “This Week” interview with ABC’s Elizabeth Vargas, Pelosi said, “We share some of the views of the Tea Partiers in terms of the role of special interest in Washington, D.C., as -- it just has to stop. And that's why I've fought the special interest, whether it's on energy, whether it's on health insurance, whether it's on pharmaceuticals and the rest.”

Madam Speaker, YOU are a fraud.


Travis Krug said...

Fraud, how about an idiot!

Beverly said...

Gross. Gross. Gross.