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Pelosi On Democrat Agenda: ‘If There’s Some Collateral Damage…So Be It’

Pelosi On Democrat Agenda: ‘If There’s Some Collateral Damage…So Be It’

Guess bipartisanship is out the window….

Earlier this week, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) outlined the Democrat agenda if the party retakes the House next month. The Democrats need to hold all of their seats and win 23 more in order to take over.

Pelosi spoke about the plan to Paul Krugman and said, “If there’s some collateral damage, for some others that don’t share our view, well so be it.”

The Agenda

The Democrats have confidence that they’ll win the House and Pelosi believes she will become Speaker.

At Harvard’s Institute of Politics, Pelosi spoke about five of the ten items the Democrats will tackle: campaign finance reform, health care costs, infrastructure, immigration, and gun background checks.

In the early days, Pelosi also wants to add the Equality Act to the agenda, “which would add protections for women and LGBT people to the existing Civil Rights Act.”

Impeachment of President Donald Trump did not make the list. Pelosi said the word impeachment “is very divisive.” From RealClearPolitics:

Instead, she said House committees under Democrats would conduct oversight of the administration and help special counsel Robert Mueller conclude his Russia investigation, preserving all the documents from his probe for congressional follow-up.

“Getting the documents and the truth — and where they lead us — that’s what we have to do,” she said.

Pelosi insisted that the Democrats will not budge on wall funding, describing it as “a manhood issue for the president.”

Collateral Damage

The Democrats love to rag on the Republicans for not working across the aisle, but someone needs to grab Pelosi a mirror…if it doesn’t break.

She told the New York Times‘ Paul Krugman at a 92Y event:

This is a contradiction to her talk at Harvard because during that speech, she said that Democrats could very well “find common ground” with Trump. From The Washington Post:

Speaking at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, Pelosi (Calif.) said Democrats would “have to always try” to find opportunities to govern in tandem with Trump. Moments later she said that one of Trump’s key policy demands — construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall — amounted to a “manhood issue” she had no interest in indulging.

“It’s an interesting dynamic when you have the gavel,” she said. “It just makes all the difference in the world in the leverage you have in your conversations.”

So which is it, Pelosi? Are you going to work on bipartisanship or just do your thing?

I thought the Republicans were the ones that didn’t care about others, especially those who don’t share their views.


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“If there’s some collateral damage, for some others that don’t share our view, well so be it.”

Alfred P. Murrah would have disagreed.

    I assume that you mean the people who were in the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19th, 1995 would be the ones disagreeing.

    I would hope that Judge Murrah would have also disagreed with the collateral damage comment.

Democrats = War against the USA. She understands. Do we?

She really feels smug that Dems will be Victorious.

I would love to wipe that smug look right off her face. I buying Imagine it’s semi-permanent with the amount of Botox she has had injected into it.

    oldgoat36 in reply to gonzotx. | October 18, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    I read a recent article about the errors and issues with voter data, it is frightening how many counties have more than 100% registration. Taken as a whole nation, it is over 3 million votes which are either for dead people, yet still registered to vote, or illegal immigrants who are registered.

    We know the Democrats always seem to “find” lost ballot boxes (yeah sure they do) in close races which ends up pushing them over the top.

    It may be that Pelosi knows the Obama machine is oiled up and ready to roll. And a lot has already been used through mail in voting, where high numbers of dead or stolen identity of the elderly looks certain to have been done. I’m sure they are all “voting” Republican.

      I just checked on my county’s election board website to get a copy of the sample ballot since there are four state questions.

      Since I could ask for an absentee ballot on the website, I noticed that there is tracking of the status of your ballot. So, I’ll be checking the website to make sure that no one requests one. However, since I live in Oklahoma County, the envelope for the returned absentee ballot has to be notarized.

“If there’s some collateral damage, for some others that don’t share our view, well so be it.”

Here Pelosi admits to what we already knew: the Democratic Party is an ideological monolith that doesn’t tolerate dissent. You’re either with the party line, or you’re gone.

Bucky Barkingham | October 18, 2018 at 12:02 pm

Lefties are all for bipartisan ship when they are not in power, but go all in full speed ahead ramming thru their agenda when they are in power. Just look at how they did Obamacare.

    “When Muslims [and leftists generally] are in the minority they are very concerned with minority rights, when they are in the majority there are no minority rights.”

    And when Muslims don’t get their way, they quickly resort to their default setting of violence. Same with Democrats.

what she means is more akin to ” REGARDLESS of what happens in november, there’s going to be collateral damage. so be it. ” a rather breathtakingly clear warning–cannot imagine american politics would come to this point

does she ACTUALLY BELIEVE she’s above the law?

thalesofmiletus | October 18, 2018 at 12:31 pm

It’s October before the midterms and the Democrats are running on mob-rule, socialism and open borders. In America.

I’m sorry, but I am having trouble grasping the point of this article.

We all know that politicians lie. We all know that Democrat politicians lie even more than most. We know that the whole point of Democrats taking control of, at least, one house of Congress is to totally stymie Trumps efforts to reform America. And, we know that the Democrats, and the liberal/Progressives want to crush the free-thinking electorate. And, we know that they will destroy anyone who gets in their way.

As to the five point agenda
1) Campaign finance reform is just another way to reduce the influence of traditional Republican sources of campaign finance. Just as in the past, no legislation will affect Democrat sources of finance.

2) Health care costs. The Democrat plan has not changed. They are intent upon controlling health care costs by crashing the private health care insurance industry, then taking control of health care and imposing cost controls through a single payer, government funded insurer.

3) Infrastructure means taxpayer funded boondoggles such as the various “bullet trains” so popular with lib/progs. It will do nothing for the average citizen especially if they live outside the major metropolitan areas.

4) Immigration means allowing everyone from every third world country into this country without any restriction and registering them to vote Democrat.

5) Gun background checks already exist and are very complete. This is just a wedge to install registration, reduce the number of people who can legally purchase firearms and eventually to confiscate all legally owned firearms.

But, we all already knew this, didn’t we?

Potential voters for “Blue Dog” candidates need to remember 1) how Nancy Pelosi got the speakership the last time, and 2) how she treated them the last time.

Voters who remain nominal Democrats need to clean house. Nancy Pelosi’s family business is not doing them any good.

I am a little disappointed that I decided over 20 years ago to never vote for a Democrat ever again. It is sort of like not being able to cancel my non-existing subscriptions to the NY Times, etc. or dropping my non-existing Facebook and Twitter accounts.

But I have a little consolation – I can encourage other people to do all those things. There is plenty of ammunition to justify it.

collateral damage = civil war

she really hasn’t thought this one out very well.

PLEASE Nancy, stay healthy for another 6 years – America needs your keen insights. Don’t worry about the claims you have dementia, that will take care of itself. You don’t have to worry about the train jumping the tracks. You’re in charge of the Democrats in the house, keep giving them your sage advice…at least until President Pence takes office.

Bipartisanship means Repubs. cave to Dems. It doesn’t work the other way around much. Unless whatever it is is going to pass anyway, and then some Dems will vote for it.

As for that professor who said to stick a finger in our salads, go ahead, but you may have to live without that finger.

Casting couches full of women, courts full of warlocks, “clinics” full of colorful clumps of cells, trails of tears and immigration reform, color judgments to divide people into classes, political congruence for selective exclusion, monopolies and practices to ensure unaffordable medical care and education, and other collateral damage. Yeah, bad optics.

According to the dictionary “Collateral damage is the deaths, injuries, or other damage inflicted on an unintended target.”

Deaths? Injuries? Is that even appropriate speech for a politician to be using?

And if there will be unintended deaths and injuries, what in the world is the intended target of the primary damage?