Pelosi: Ryan “Really Gave Away the Store”

2015 December 22
by bc3b

Nancy Pelosi is taking a victory lap, crowing that Paul Ryan “gave away the store.” And, she’s right. The Democrats got everything they wanted – funding for Planned Parenthood, Syrian refugees, Obama’s illegal executive action on illegal immigration, climate change, ObamaCare and much more in the $1.1 trillion budget deal. There was no opposition. Paul Ryan’s primary goal was to head to Oklahoma as quickly to spend the holidays with his liberal wife and her equally liberal relatives. Her uncle is former Democratic Senator David Boren.

About the only victory the GOP can claim is lifting the ban on oil exports.

It’s easy to see why Obama, Pelosi, Reid and other Democrats pushed for Ryan to replace John Boehner as Speaker. Ryan is as liberal on many social issues (e.g. immigration) as the Democrats and they discovered what a poor negotiator (easy mark) Ryan was when he got his clock cleaned by intellectual giant (and former gym teacher) Patty Murray (D-WA).

But enough of Pelosi’s crowing. Liberal Beltway publications didn’t want to give her statement any coverage because they want to keep Ryan as Speaker as long as possible. No need to rile the GOP rank and file.

Beltway-insider publications Politico and The Hill are hiding House Speaker  Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)’s 2016’s disastrous report card, even days after the Dec. 18 passage of his $1.1-plus trillion 2016 spending-and-tax plan.

Ryan and his top aides “really gave away the store,” Democratic leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) declared Dec. 18.  Her report-card phrase — “they really gave away the store” — doesn’t appear in Politico or TheHill, even by Dec. 22.

Instead, Politico suggested that Ryan came out roughly even. “The four leaders — Ryan, Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) — were all able to tout wins. There were complaints from the right about high levels of spending and gripes from the left about aiding Big Oil, but each side got enough in return to pass the deal in overwhelming fashion.”

The Hill didn’t mention Pelosi’s quote, and instead declared Ryan won. “A majority of House Republicans handed a big win to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Friday — for helping to pass the omnibus spending bill, 316-113 — but lawmakers expect the Speaker to return to ‘regular order’ come 2016,” it claimed.

On Dec. 18, Breitbart News printed Pelosi’s report on Ryan’s deal, and a list of similar negative ratings from other Democratic leaders, including the Democrats’ Senate leaders, Sen. Harry Reid and Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Pelosi’s chief deputy,

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) “All three goals we had, we accomplished,” said Reid. “Democrats had an amazingly good year,” said Schumer.  “This was an extraordinarily big victory,” said Hoyer. Democrats also boasted about how they stripped 150 or more conservative policy priorities from Ryan’s spending plan. posted Pelosi’s judgement under the stark headline, “Pelosi’s Victory Lap,” even as it also said Ryan won a “legislative victory.” That Dec. 18 story included Pelosi’s statement that she had to hide the scale of her win from Ryan. Up to Dec. 18, “we’ve had to sort of calibrate how we presented this [omnibus bill] to members because … we were afraid [Republicans] might pull things out if more Republicans knew about what was in the bill,” she said, according to the article.

That condescending remark was not published by The Hill or by Politico.

Ryan’s “legislative victory” — as claimed by Roll Call — meant the Democrats provided the majority of votes for the $1.1 trillion spending side of Ryan’s $1.8 trillion taxation-and-spending plan.

In the House, Ryan’s plan was backed by 166 Democrats, but only 150 Republicans. In the Senate, Ryan’s plan won the support of 38 Democrats, but only 27 Republicans. In the House, 95 Republicans and 18 Democrats voted agains his plan. In the Senate, 26 Republicans and seven Democrats voted against his $1.1 trillion plan.

The Washington Post did print Pelosi’s comment, but buried it in the 29th paragraph of a 34-paragraph Dec. 18 article, under a muted headline, “Congress passes budget deal and heads home for the year.”

Hat tip: Breitbart


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22 Responses leave one →
  1. 2015 December 22 8:39 pm

    “Does this beard make me look semi-competent” ~~~ On you it makes you look like you need a bikini wax

  2. 2015 December 22 10:13 pm
    justrand permalink

    Ryan has driven the final nail in the coffin of the GOP…whether by design or not.

    I hope Sarah Palin, et al, craft a 3rd Party for 2016 and beyond.

  3. 2015 December 22 10:30 pm
    bc3b permalink

  4. 2015 December 22 11:40 pm


  5. 2015 December 23 7:02 am
    drdog09 permalink

    4, I don’t know why Bracken uses the word ‘may’, I give that as a certainty. Its why I moved out.

  6. 2015 December 23 7:04 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Question: Do we have a list of the GOPers that voted for this House and Senate? We should primary them out this coming session. As many as we can.

  7. 2015 December 23 7:29 am
    drdog09 permalink

    A truly heart warming story for the season — — share it.

  8. 2015 December 23 7:43 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #6:

    Here are the House members that voted for Omnibus:

    Here are the Senate members that voted for it:

  9. 2015 December 23 7:45 am


  10. 2015 December 23 7:58 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Sorry, its about Trump again — — Like he needs any more promotion.

  11. 2015 December 23 7:59 am
    drdog09 permalink

    BC, thanks for the data points.

  12. 2015 December 23 8:16 am
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #10

    The media is doing everything it can do to take Trump down. It is really playing up the Iowa caucuses because it appears Cruz has a good chance of winning. If Cruz should take the lead, the media will go after him.

    To the establishment, anyone is preferable to Trump, even Cruz. I know Cruz has some supporters at BJG, but a guy who, until recently, supported a 500% increase in H-1Bs, wants to double legal immigration (with the biggest increases coming from Mexico, India and China) and had to be forced into taking a stand against legalization isn’t what this country needs at this time.

    Were it not for Trump, immigration wouldn’t be discussed any more than it was in 2008 or 2012.

  13. 2015 December 23 8:23 am
    justrand permalink

    Thx for the WalMart story, drdog…you got me & Mrs. Justrand all tears-eyed.

  14. 2015 December 23 8:45 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Got dust in my eyes too.

  15. 2015 December 23 8:48 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Soft targets”. — — Any way we can. An investor in the 2nd Amendment.

  16. 2015 December 23 1:11 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Scott Adams, yeah that one — — with an interesting perspective on ISIS. Think Germany and the Spanish Civil War and you get the meme.

  17. 2015 December 23 1:30 pm
    bc3b permalink

    More from Pelosi: “They were willing to concede so much”:

    But the fact that the Republicans wanted big oil so desperately really argues for voting for the bill because they were willing to concede so much. This was their raison d’etre. We are here to export crude oil at the expense of American jobs, and so we’re willing to give up so much.

    Sad when Nancy Pelosi is more truthful than Paul Ryan. But, she is right. Corporate America is the Republicans’ chief constituency and when it comes down to what’s doing best for crony capitalist or the country, crony capitalists win every time.

  18. 2015 December 23 3:23 pm
    justrand permalink

    bc3b, I do actually trust Cruz right now more than any of the others…including Trump. But time will tell.

  19. 2015 December 23 5:57 pm

  20. 2015 December 23 6:11 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Get your NFL picks in tonight so you can concentrate on Christmas shopping for me tomorrow.

  21. 2015 December 23 7:37 pm
    mulletover permalink

    I was gonna get you an Asian sex robot but it would not arrive by the 25th, so I got you a box of Santa Claus marshmallow Peeps.

    Watch for them, and Enjoy.

  22. 2015 December 24 7:52 am
    justrand permalink

    Bc3b, my picks will be in later today…I got distracted by Mullet’s “Asian Sex-bot” idea! 🙂

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