Madame Speaker, please resign now.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has now become more than a distraction. She has risen above that. Pelosi is now a dangerous distraction to the Obama agenda that gives life to the Republicans and emboldens dissent on every issue she and the Democrats are pushing.
Above: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she was misled about the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
The president needs to ask Pelosi to resign. Now.
Pelosi is doing more harm than the former head of GM, who Obama gleefully discharged.
From May 19:
Pelosi Is Now Obama’s Biggest Anchor, Liability
If Obama does not do that — if he fails to ask Pelosi to step down or he delays action — he will harm his own chances of future success.
Keeping the interrogation debate fueled, as Pelosi did today, can easily kill all chances to get a health care bill this year.
If the president asks for Pelosi to resign, he still has some hope of getting his agenda and his administration back on track.
Pelosi took the lead on the “stimulus” earlier this year, and so far Obama has not taken any heat for the sorry details contained in that bill.
Now Pelosi has said she’ll be the lead sled dog on health care: which should not please Obama, Rahm Emanuel or any red blooded American one bit.
This is a time for Democrat discipline — a trait that party is not known for.
By keeping Pelosi, Obama risks undisciplined, lurching action in the House of Representatives — where he enjoys a huge Democrat majority that should be translating into rapid fire, disciplined action on all front.
In stead, it is now a safe bet that Republicans will join Pelosi in her request for a “Truth Commission” — and that train can go in any number of uncontrollable and unpredictable paths.
Pelosi has mixed politics and national security and national intelligence issues into an untenable Gordian Knot.
Her own staff has already threatened other Democrats not to initiate ethics complaints.
Pelosi has only been allowed to continue her questionable practices because of an understanding, all Obama loving media.
Ms. Pelosi has abused her office and sacrificed what little confidence the American people had in the Congress to change the tone and move forward: not look back.
And she has done so by lying and by asking us all to lose trust and faith in the American intelligence service…..
Pelosi Vehemently Challenges CIA’s Account of Briefings To Her on Waterboarding; Agency “Lied to Congress”
Congressional Democrats Warned Against Ethics Investigations of Other Dems
Pelosi Squashes Obama’s Message
CIA Enhanced Interrogation Technique Memos Requested By Cheney Will Not Be Made Public
Pushy, Stupid Practices of Pelosi, Murtha Back To Haunt Them?