When Nancy Pelosi handed over the Speaker of the House Gavel to Republican incoming Speaker John Boehner, cries and jeers were heard around the world. For conservatives, taking the gavel from her hand represented the destruction of the first piece of the communist machine that started the takeover of the US Government 4 years ago. For liberal socialists and communists in America and abroad, the November 2, 2010 pasting of Democrats brought home a hard reality that our country is still a land of conservatives. Even if they had been asleep on the couch for a few generations…..
For Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, her demeanor in passing the gavel to Boehner was very classy and probably struck most conservatives as odd. Pelosi has been the poster child for the socialist agenda of the Democrat Majority since its takeover of Congress in 2006. I’m sure most of us pictured her throwing the gavel at Boehner or having a screaming hissy. I know I was kind of hoping for it….. What most of America has witnessed for the past 4 years while she wielded the Speaker Gavel like Excalibur has been a nutty crusade to turn the country into a nanny state with legislation geared at cradle to grave government interference. We would call that her “Mrs. Hyde” personality. The weird truth is that Pelosi exhibited what you might call her “Dr. Jekyll” side in her attitude is passing power back to the Republicans.
It’s not the first time Pelosi has shown split personas….
Pelosi was born into Democrat Party politics as one of 6 children of former US Congressmen Democrat Thomas D’Alesandro, Jr of Maryland. However, the Democrat Party of that era had no resemblance to the current one. Congressmen D’Alesandro was born of Italian immigrant parents and by all estimates of research, was a conservative practicing Catholic. Some of that rubbed off on Pelosi, as she herself is the mother of 5 children and has been married to husband Paul Pelosi since 1963. You have to say that is a conservative practice. Yet this same woman supports abortion rights and vigorously defended the 2009 Stimulus bill and its money to Planned Parenthood. Abortion is a no-no to Christians, whether Protestant or Catholic and Pelosi’s stand drew the ire of the Pope in 2009.
Pelosi began her upward career in the Democrat Party in the 1970’s, holding elected roles in the Democratic Party at both the state and national levels through the 1990’s. However, Pelosi did not seek public office until her oldest child was a senior in high school. By today’s Democrat Party standards, that is almost heretic in political stance for the woman Ms. Magazine just named “…the most effective speaker in U.S. History…” http://www.womensenews.org/story/cheers-and-jeers/110107/pelosi-best-speaker-haiti-rapes-birth-rate.
As a Congresswoman, Pelosi exhibited a few more cases of “Jekyll & Hyde” flip-flops of Democrat policy politics. As Minority Party Leader, she single-handedly handed former President George W Bush his defeat of Social Security reform after his re-election citing “no crisis” in the program. This was a pure political ploy to rob Bush of reforming a program in dire need of overhaul. In 2007, after becoming the new Speaker of the House, she stood her ground not to allow impeachment proceedings against President Bush. Democrats alleged Bush “mislead” them on the war on terror and the Iraq invasion and wanted him impeached. Pelosi’s move against this would not be considered supporting Democrat Party agenda.
So who is the real Nancy Pelosi? The woman who has been married for 48 years with 6 kids and kept out of public office until the kids were grown; OR the maniacal nutjob we saw as the first female Speaker of the House for the past 4 years promoting almost every liberal policy on the planet?
While you ponder that question, keep in mind we are going to see more of Dr. Nancy Jekyll and Mrs. Hyde. She is elected from one of the most liberal districts in the US and is not going anywhere soon, as evidenced by the fact that she is once again Democrat Minority Leader in the House.
That’s has a high probability of being good for conservatives and not so good for liberals if Mrs Hyde shows up for the 8th Congressional District of California.