Pelosi Calls Bipartisanship Unnecessary

Sadly, some people learn slowly.

Tom Daschle never dreamed he didn’t desrve a free limo and that the “perk” was probably reportable income.

And Nacy Pelosi is in denial that “bipartisaniship” is a good thing for a nation.

The reason?

“The whole country is behind me,” she told reporters.  “They know they need the House Stimulus.”

Nancy Pelosi is not happy about the stimulus' progress.
Nancy Pelosi is not happy about the stimulus’ progress. Photo: AP

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In a statement sure to rile Republicans, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday dismissed calls for bipartisanship as “process” arguments extraneous to passing a stimulus bill — and warned Senate Democrats against slashing proposed increases to education spending.

Pelosi — speaking to reporters on the second day of her retreat with House Democrats at a swank Williamsburg, Va., golf resort — was clearly annoyed with Senate attempts to slash up to $100 billion in spending from the $819 billion package the House passed last week.

At the same time, she urged the need for speed in passing the package — and stopped short of saying that she’d insist on her demands during upcoming conference negotiations with the Senate.

“Washington seems consumed in the process argument of bipartisanship, when the rest of the country says they need this bill,” the California Democrat said, seeming to sweep aside the Obama administration initial desire to have broad GOP support for the plan.

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Brad Dayspring, a spokesman for House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.), said: “Her comment really makes one wonder whether she understands the concerns of not only the majority of struggling Americans seeking tax relief and job creation, but many members from her own party.”

Pelosi’s increasingly partisan tone comes a day after Obama stepped up his pressure on Republicans, who have sought to downsize spending and increase tax cuts. They have been joined in their efforts by a coalition of centrist Democrats in the upper chamber, led by Nebraska Democrat Ben Nelson, who has criticized the House stimulus as wasteful and ill-targeted.

Related:
Stimulus Puts National Spotlight on Nancy Pelosi

Obama Was Cheated: House Stimulus a Nancy Pelosi Crime

 Obama’s Bipartisanship Lost In Nancy Pelosi’s Office; Now President Tries Senate GOP For Help with Recovery Bill
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