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Nancy Pelosi’s evil mind games (Update: Pelosi backs off)

Nancy Pelosi’s evil mind games (Update: Pelosi backs off)

There’s something Nancy Pelosi knows that no one else who was involved in the congressional investigation of Newt in the 1990s knows?  (BTW, this Byron York column on how politicized and wrong the ethics charges against Newt were is a must read.)

Not even any of the anti-Newt Republicans from the 1990s who have spoken out against Newt in the primaries and would love to drop a dime on him to get him out of the race know this information?  Not even John Sununu or anyone else on Team Romney who would have used it against Newt in Iowa, or certainly South Carolina, or already in Florida?

This information is so devastating yet so secret still?

This is the ultimate mind game, trying to pick our nominee without actually having to put up any information.

Would Nancy Pelosi lie for political gain?  You betcha.  She accused the CIA of lying to Congress about waterboarding, even though the records showed she was briefed and her prior public statements contradicted her.  She also is a malicious person who led the charge to demean the Tea Party movement as un-American.

I don’t know if Pelosi has something or not — that’s the evil of her statement as it casts non-disprovable doubts — but I do know that Pelosi is someone who has done irreparable damage to this country and is a caricature of everything that is wrong with our political system.

Anti-Newt Republicans should not embrace her ploy, although I’m sure many will.

Update:  Newt to Pelosi – ‘Put up or shut up…bring it on’

“I have a simple challenge for Speaker Pelosi…you know, put up or shut up. I mean, I have no idea what she’s talking about. I don’t think she has any idea what she’s talking about, but bring it on,” he said.

“My life has been looked at by lots of people and I’ve been around a long time. And I just think that when you are a left-wing Democrat, the prospect of a Gingrich presidency is really sort of like a nightmare,” Mr. Gingrich added.

Audio here.

Update No. 2:  Pelosi backs off, Pelosi’s office says she has no new dirt on ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich (h/t Weasel Zippers):

”The ‘something’ Leader Pelosi knows is that Newt Gingrich will not be President of the United States. She made that clear last night,” Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said in a statement….

But on Wednesday, Hammill repeated that all of the information from the investigation is in the public realm.


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I’m guessing that his knee brushed up against hers during the “couch commercial” and she thinks she has a “sexual harassment” charge pending.

Crazy Nannie lies all the time. She says outrageous things that are gob-stoppers…and the press just reports them as factual (i.e., unemployment benefits are a great job creator).

So, we know she lies. We also know she is the enemy of what Conservatives call “liberty”, and that she is as corrupt as they come personally.

But, using some of the logic I see expressed here by some of you, Romney has a sort of duty to demagog this story, because you fear Obama will in the general. It is all part of the vetting process, as this line of thinking goes.

First, I don’t believe Pelosi. Second, I can’t find any merit in the argument that vetting candidates entails using tactics we deplore in our adversaries.

Everytime I hear that junk from her Im reminded of ol Brer Rabbit and the briar patch. I expect the real fear for the left is Newt..not Romney. The Obama campaign was layed out last nite and as Ive said before…when we clear away all the “junk” Americans have two choices ahead. Big Government/socialism V Free Enterprise/American capitalism.
Were going to need a sales job to win.
Who will sell the concepts/solutions better to the American public? The guy Obama was constantly targeting in his speech (tax increases etc) or a Newt.
Personally I dont think the left wants to face Newt on that debate. You dont need to be the bigger beneficiary of free enterprise to better argue its advantages.

    “Big Government/socialism V Free Enterprise/American capitalism.”

    Margaret Thatcher said “Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people’s money.” We’ve run out of other peoples’s money so we now have the Federal Reserve printing even more.

So Gingrich is the one they fear, not the “electable” Romney.

    jimzinsocal in reply to gs. | January 25, 2012 at 8:57 am

    I really believe Newt is a harder target for the left than Romney. Look at the news yesterday..and it will go on for weeks…Romney and his taxes. Hell be painted over and over again as evil vulture by the left. What does the casual reader of news takeaway? “See..those damn Republicans…look at who they want…another super rich guy…figures huh dear?”
    For me and most of us…who cares whar Romney makes. Good for him. But as a sales pitch to John Q Averageamerican? With a continued stressed economic climate?
    It wont play well on Main Street. In my opinion.

      I am no fan of Romney for many reasons other than his rate of tax paid or his wealth.

      When 49% of Mainstreet America pay no Federal Income yet receive tax refunds via tax credits as well as Tax-funded Medicare/Medicaid, Tax-funded public schooling, Tax-funded Welfare-cards, Tax-funded Cash-for-Clunkers, Tax-funded Mortgage bailouts and various other Government Entitlements then they cannot take the moral position of demanding the rich pay their fair share.

      Eventually those 49% Americans who do not pay into the system yet receive an abundance of government goodies will tax to death those who are paying the government bills.

      I am astonished that no matter what side of the political aisle, the half not paying anything yet are recipients of everything have the audacity to moan and complain about those whose who are paying the tax bills.

      Honestly, it is shameful this form of greed Mainstream America is displaying.

Excellent post, Professor!

Byron York’s article gives context to the attempted political assassination of Newt Gingrich by a political opponent called Cooter, whose claim to fame was a bit part in a short lived TV series.

Political assassination is what the Left does to eliminate its political foes on the right who are EFFECTIVE!

Pelosi is a proven liar, as you note, and her “non-disprovable”, non-specific accusation of ‘something’ she knows strengthens my support for Newt – and if she finds Republicans to play her ball game, those self-identified “Republicans” are nothing more than collaborators slopping at the tax-payer funded trough.

Doesn’t this kind of go against the narrative that the Dems would -love- Newt to be the nominee, since that would guarantee Obama’s re-election?

It’s almost like she *wants* Mitt to be the nominee.

I think the phrase I’m looking for here is:

Put up, or shut up.

Gingrich needs to get ahead of the Pelosi game…call her out and demand she say exactly what she has “on him.”

I’m not crazy about any of the candidates, but I know one thing…I’m voting no B.O. The country’s condition stinks enough from the past three years of B.O.

Gingrich called her out this morning. He also was chuckling, and said something to the effect that Nancy says a lot of crazy things, and I have no idea what she’s talking about.

They are terrified of Newt.
And so are the power brokers in the Republican party who just want to “go along to get along”.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Tamminator. | January 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

    The GOP are a bunch of spineless, dickless castrati who couldn’t find their gift of balls in broad daylight using a halogen lamp. The only way to stop the Communists aka Democrats and the media is to go nuclear on them all and wage a scorched earth war. As long as they GOP keeps on pulling in its head like a bunch of turtles, the Communists will own them. What’s it about being elected to Congress with an R after your name that turns you into a castrati?

So she and Newt got drunk and they hooked up. It happens. Blame the demon rum and move on. I am more concerned with Newt fooling around with Global Warming than Nancy Pelosi.

    alan markus in reply to EBL. | January 25, 2012 at 10:22 am

    OMG, that’s a scenario I was trying my hardest not to visualize. I mean the part about anyone hooking up with Pelosi. Let’s hope she doesn’t have video!

“Pelosi: Gingrich will never be President.”

I’m suddenly more confident about Newt’s prospects.

It is said that Botox®, will eventually affect the brain. Now all that has to be determined IS, does Nancy have one..

IF she does, it just has to be pure evil..

Gingrich: The rise of the hoi polloi

“It is hard to over-estimate the importance of the South Carolina Republican primary. It was the second earthquake to hit the East Coast within the last six months — but this one could have far greater aftershocks.

The epicenter is the Republican Party. With its future now radically altered, it could have profound implications for the nation.

This could rank with California in 1964, North Carolina in 1976 and New Hampshire in 1980. Barry M. Goldwater in the Golden State, Ronald Reagan in the Tar Heel State and Reagan, again, in the Granite State, all ran as insurgents at crucial times for the GOP. All won major victories over moderate opponents, changing the party’s future — and the nation’s.”

“No one goes around calling themselves a Nixon Republican or a Ford Republican or a Bush Republican. But plenty now proudly call themselves Goldwater Republicans and Reagan Republicans.

Maybe some conservatives will one day be calling themselves “Gingrich Republicans.”

I do believe Pelosi also stated that she was 100% certain the Democrats were going to keep the House during the 2012 election cycle.

[…] Newt Gingrich’s wonkiness trumps Mitt Romney’s platitudes Josh Kraushaar Quinnipiac Poll Nancy Pelosi’s Evil Mind Games William Jacobson What really happened in the Gingrich ethics case? Byron […]

It’s curious that the most dishonest and far left always seem to rise to the top of Democrat leadership. Perhaps they are best at Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” tactics, and at manufacturing crisis.

This goes exactly to what I said about Mitchell, don’t believe their lies. Don’t believe them especially if what they say confirms your bias, that’s what Romneybots are doing with Pelosi’s accusation. They seem to think Pelosi is telling the truth this time, frackin idiots.

What scares me is not that Pelosi is saying it – she’s already established her reputation on “facts”. What bothers me is that either (a) Romney’s campaign believes it (how could they be that dumb – as the Professor says – what could *only* Pelosi know?) or (b) they know it’s a lie, and are claiming it as the truth (are they delusional or dishonest?). I’d have a lot more respect for Romney’s campaign if for once they’d actually go after the DEMOCRATS. After all, whose side are they on? (maybe I just answered my own question?)

    Juba Doobai! in reply to radiofreeca. | January 25, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Romney knows it’s a lie. This is fear and desperation caused by SC. The perpetuation of the Communist Big Lie is another reason we should not support Romney at all.

When Romney first refused to release his tax records, I thought it a mistake because voters would naturally wonder what was in there he wished to hide, and worse, that their imagined horrors would be worse than the reality. This is a common aspect of human nature.

Pelosi knows this and hopes that voters will begin to wonder what her secret is and further hopes their imagination will run wild on the question.

The left – politicos and media – is constantly tossing these turds into the political pool, waiting to see if one will gain purchase. At first hint that anyone is listening, the media sweeps in to hype it to high heaven, to try and fan it into a political fire.

That’s what Marianne said lol

I’d just ignore her, she’s bluffing

Can we smack this Communist old bat with a host of ethics and other legal charges, such as blackmail, extortion, and such? Can we make her life a living hell and cause her to spend some of the millions she acquire from insider trading? Do the GOP boys have the balls to go gunning for Pelosi like that or do they hate Newt and want to destroy him mor than they want to put an end to the time-honored Communist tactic of destroying an enemy with lies, false allegations, innuendo, and other nasty little tricks?

The GOP are a bunch of castrati. Go nuclear on Pelosi. Destroy her the way she has destroyed others in the past.

    Henry Hawkins in reply to Juba Doobai!. | January 25, 2012 at 11:37 am

    House cop Issa has so many Obama investigations going and so many others on deck, nailing Pelosi is a comparative small potato.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to Henry Hawkins. | January 25, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Yes, but you need a victory with a small potato to instill fear and trembling. Investigate and no heads roll? What’s the point? Maxine is there still. Pelosi. Clyburn. All these quacks and invalids, these sores on the butt of the body politic, c’mon, at least Issa can get one of them. Get Pelosi.

BTW, whatever happened to retire05 and the other Perryiacs who thought Palin was a nothing with no influence?

We’re all assuming this “something I know” has to do with Newt. What if it’s not about the man, but the day after the election?

What, if the “something” she knows is a contingency plan, irregardless of who it is that defeats Big-O. She never really says “Newt wont get elected”… the question was about her having to deal with a President Gingrich…”That’s not going to happen”… as in…. “we’re not going to give it up”.

DocWahala – has watched Nancy and Big-O disregard the Constitution so much, disregarding the election wouldn’t be unimaginable.

There could only be one thing so diabolical while being kept secret only between those two. They had an affair? AFTER Newt dumped Marianne for Callista maybe? What else could it be?

Hey Nan! Emily Latela called and left a phone message for ya, says something about you stealing her line.

(Old SNL viewers will get the joke…)

So sayeth the San Francisco trollop. She’s just pissed because Newt sat next to her on the couch and didn’t cop a feel.

[…] he thought the CNN piece was in a memory hole too, Never mind that William Jacobson knew the score on Nancy: Would Nancy Pelosi lie for political gain? You betcha. She accused the CIA of lying to Congress […]

If memory serves me, Boehner was one of the GOPers who was in the lead to depose Newt from the speakership. If dirt existed, you mean he hasn’t leaked it to Mittens? Gingrich referred to Boehner and the cabal as cannibals, so one would presume from that appellation that there is no love lost between the Speakers.

From SanFranNan, this is par for the partisan course. From Romney, I’m getting the odor of flop sweat!

Anyone But Romney!

Is it just me, or does she look a bit shaky in that video?