I do understand her rationale for being against drilling. Of course I disagree completely. But she is so dishonest that she has to resort to lying to make her points. Aside from being very wrong about the effect drilling will have on the price of gasoline, she fails to understand the value of our independence from foreign regimes.
Then, in a moment of incredible absurdity, she goes on Meet the Press and says about the moment of conception (in regards to abortion), “As an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time and what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. And St. Augustine said at three months. We don’t know.”
Well, I'm no Catholic, but the Archbishop of Washington, Donald Wuerl is. He heard what Pelosi said and quickly rebuked her:
“The current teaching of the Catholic Church on human life and abortion is the same teaching as it was 2,000 years ago,” Wuerl noted. “From the beginning, the Catholic Church has respected the dignity of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death.”
Of course, being a Democrat means never having to say you're wrong - just "nuanced."
Add these comments to her lies about drilling and you can see a pattern here. But to be fair to Pelosi, it is possible she's just ignorant. After all, she did say - in her interview with Tom Brokaw - that natural gas is not a fossil fuel (it is). Twice.
Then there is the messiah. Aside from his confusing Kansas City for St. Louis, he just keeps showcasing his ignorance. The latest example is not so much from him as it is for his campaign. In an attempt to avoid being "swiftboated", the Obamanics decided to confront the TV ad showing the connection between Obama and unrepentent terrorist William Ayers.
On NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, the speaker twice seemed to suggest that natural gas – an energy source she favors – is not a fossil fuel.
“I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels,” she said at one point. Natural gas “is cheap, abundant and clean compared to fossil fuels,” she said at another.
And just like Kerry learned, you can't always hide from the truth, no matter how painful it may be. But instead of either ignoring the ad - showing that it is beneath him - the Obama campaign decides instead to aggressively defend the indefensible. However, all he has managed to do is bring up his connection to the masses.
So instead of taking the high road and brushing off such attacks, he follows the old Democratic playbook that reads, "if you can't beat 'em, silence 'em."
Isn't that Pelosi is trying to do with her refusal to allow a vote on offshore drilling?
Obama's campaign is turning into a runaway train of despair. Every move he and the Democrats make is proving to be one mistake after another. The selection of Joe Biden turned out to be another mistake. Historically, when a nominee selects his running mate, he receives at least a small surge in popularity. But by screwing up his text message announcement, making the announcement on the weekend, where most news stories are buried and choosing a Washington insider (so much for change we can believe in), Obama just proves his inexperience and unworthiness.
Amazing. In an election he can't lose, Obama can't win. Buyer's remorse, anyone?