Pardon me, your bullshit is showing


Politico:

Nancy Pelosi: Dems can still win back House
Despite two Democratic special-election losses this week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is still upbeat about the chances of taking back the House.

The California congresswoman on Thursday acknowledged the loss of New York’s 9th Congressional District seat, long held by a Democrat, was a “disappointment,” but said it wouldn’t change the House Democrats’ strategy for the 2012 congressional elections.

“This is a mogul,” said Pelosi, pulling out a sports analogy, as she has done in recent days. “A mogul is a bump. You plant your pole and go faster down to your goal.”

Gee Nancy, did it ever occur to you that blue-collar Democrats don’t hit the slopes in Aspen and Gstaad every winter?

Snow skiing is pretty much a sport of the elites. Even if you live within a few hours drive of a ski area (like I do) you still need to purchase lift-tickets and you have to rent or buy pricey equipment too.

I live about two hours from Dodge Ridge and about four hours from Lake Tahoe. I’ve lived most of my life here but I’ve never been skiing. When I was in school there were lots of kids that went every winter. They were the rich kids.

When I first read that quote from Nancy Pelosi my first thought was “movie mogul.” I have seen it used to refer to ancient leaders in India, but I honestly never heard it used as a sports reference before.

It’s little things like “mogul” that demonstrate the disconnect between the Democratic party leadership and the rank and file voters.


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23 Responses to Pardon me, your bullshit is showing

  1. yttik says:

    LOL! That’s hilarious! Mogul really does mean a rich, powerful, and corrupt person, likely getting it’s origins from the Muslim moguls that conquered and colonized India.

    Right wing tin foil hatters should have some fun with that one. Sure you were talking about ski slopes, Nancy, sure you were…

  2. ralphb says:

    Wow, crawdadhole is listed 3 times on memeoradum now. votermom, fire one, and the Coates post. Yay.

  3. DandyTiger says:

    Not only is Nancy and many New Dems completely out of touch, but they have no clue that they’re completely out of touch.

    The only answer it to completely destroy the New Dem party and start over.

  4. Underwhelmed says:

    OT — have you seen this? It really needs to go viral asap.

  5. Dario says:

    Good skiers avoid going on top of snow moguls, and use the same path other skiers use. Pelosi went on top of a mogul when she went against the most used and tried political path, supporting the best candidate with the most popular vote. Now the Democrats are taking a spill.

  6. Interesting (long) read on John Stewart in Esquire. Good to see him getting some comeuppance.

    Jon Stewart likes President Obama personally but is disappointed in him. Well, who isn’t? Even Obama is disappointed with Obama. Indeed, it’s Stewart’s disappointment with Obama that solidifies his status as the Obama of comedy.

  7. ralphb says:

    Marine Sgt Dakota Meyer, Medal of Honor ceremony

    Upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. Semper Fi.

    “He understands the magnitude of receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor, but he doesn’t want all the attention,” Tobin said, adding that Meyer wants the focus to remain on the men who didn’t make it out of the village alive that day.

    “I’m definitely not a hero — that’s the furthest from the truth,” Meyer has said, even calling his attempt to rescue his four trapped teammates “a failure” because he didn’t make it to them while they were still alive.

    The president today sought to reassure Meyer of the appreciation of a grateful nation.

    “Today we pay tribute to a man who placed himself in the thick of the fight again and again and again,” Obama said. “In so doing, he has earned our nation’s highest military decoration — the Medal of Honor. … Dakota, I know you’ve grappled with the grief of that day [and have called your efforts a failure.] But as your Commander in Chief, I want you to know it’s the opposite. … Because of your honor, 36 people are alive today. Because of your courage, four fallen Americans came home [and their families] were able to lay their bodies to rest.”

    Meyer accepted the Medal in the name of his four fallen teammates – Marine 1st Lt. Michael Johnson, Marine Staff Sgt. Aaron Kenefick, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Edwin Johnson and Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class James Layton.

  8. Another woman prime minister is elected, in Denmark.

  9. yttik says:

    “You plant your pole and go faster down to your goal.”

    I don’t ski upright much, so WTH do I know, but when a dozen people are screaming at you, “look out, you’re headed for disaster,” it’s a bad idea to plant your poles and go faster.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    Word ! Nancy 🙂

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