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No Budget as Pelosi Loses Control of Her Crazy Caucus

Whenever Republicans win control of one branch of Congress in an election, the media subjects everyone to an endless series of stories about how the GOP will have to “prove they’re ready to govern.”

They did the same thing when President Trump won in 2016. Now that Republicans would no longer be dealing with a hard-left socialist in the White House, they’d have to prove that they could govern.

It’s a good thing that standard is never applied to Democrats, because the House budget proposal under Speaker Pelosi’s leadership totally collapsed at the last second.

Failure to produce a budget is nothing new for Democrats when they’re in power. The US Senate under Harry Reid’s (D-NV) leadership famously went more than 1,400 days without producing a budget.

That’s more time than it took the Lewis & Clark expedition to travel across America and back, more time than it took to put a man on the moon after President Kennedy first proposed it, and more time than it took to build the Empire State Building from start to finish using 1930s technology.

That’s kind of bothersome when you consider that setting budgets is really the only important job that Congress has. Harry Reid’s Senate always skated by on “stopgap” budgets where they would piecemeal things together at the last minute.

Failing to produce a budget is, however, a new experience for Nancy Pelosi. During her previous run as House Speaker, her party had not gone completely crazy.

You have to wonder now if Pelosi would have even wanted her old job back, if she had known what a coalition of kooks her new party has turned into. Her job now resembles cat juggling more than running a political party. Not that anyone should feel sorry for her.

The proposal that Pelosi failed to pass would have blown up the budget caps that Congress has already voted to put in place. Pelosi wants to spend your tax dollars like never before – but that wasn’t good enough for the House Progressive Caucus.

The progressive socialists in that caucus, led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), wanted even more money for entitlement programs. They demanded an additional $33 billion to pay for things like health care for illegal aliens and even bigger kickbacks to labor unions.

From the other side, Pelosi was attacked by the so-called “Blue Dog” Democrats. They’re the party moderates that you never see on TV.

If you did, they’d be saying things like, “Can we please stop being crazy in front of the voters? We’re going to get clobbered in 2020 if we don’t shut Ocasio-Cortez up!” The crazy idea from the Blue Dogs was that they should stick to the budget caps and follow the law as it’s written. Nuts, right?

The Blue Dogs also have a somewhat legitimate complaint. Republicans in the Senate want to blow up the budget caps to increase defense spending by $88 billion per year in 2019 and 2020.

The Blue Dogs argued that they have no room to complain about Republicans increasing defense spending if they can’t rein in their own domestic spending wish list.

When it came time to vote on the Democrats’ opening proposal, the Progressive Caucus and the Blue Dogs abandoned Pelosi. She didn’t get or deserve any help from Republicans, either. It was an embarrassing failure Pelosi as she was only 96 days into her new gig as Speaker of the House.

Compounding the embarrassment was the fact that the bill wasn’t even a proper budget proposal. It was a “messaging” proposal, which is part of the games that the House and Senate play when they’re run by opposing parties.

The House will float its proposal, the Senate will offer an alternative proposal, and when they get sort-of close, both sides will pass their budget bills and then it goes to conference. Pelosi’s Democrats can’t even agree on a message about the budget.

They can’t agree whether they should spend a little bit too much, way too much or only the amount allowed under the law.

The only thing they do agree on is the fact that they don’t want to reduce spending in any way. This is uncharted territory, because spending bills must originate in the House.

If Pelosi can’t cobble something together before September, we’ll be headed for another government shutdown. And she won’t be able to blame Donald Trump for this one.

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  1. Kilndried says

    can’t think of better person to wish this problem on. better buy stock in popcorn since this is better entertainment than any movie

    1. The Redhawk says

      Pop corn AND BEER ….bat schiff crazy Nance is providing better entertainment than the Comedy channel at EACH Interview ….Pathetically funny going off the rails

  2. Ginger Firestone says

    This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Rather than doing their job – that of coming up with the budget, they have done nothing but try to impeach Trump and obstruct anything he wanted to do. They score a big fat zero in doing anything productive in their first 100 days. So, do you think they learned anything after all this? Of course not, they are still trying to unseat Trump. You just can’t fix stupid. Think of what the budget would have looked like if they had started working on it on day 1. Here’s a clue for them – no benefits at all for illegals. Just think, we just cut the budget by billions and not one citizen was affected by that cut. Maybe they should try to remember who they work for – hint, it’s not foreigners. Not only would we be saving money by cutting off the parasites, but we would probably save on court dates for their hearings as they would self deport if we weren’t supporting them – not to mention it would tend to encourage other illegals from coming here in the first place. They could be seen as hero’s to the masses who don’t want the illegals, only legal migration. They could boast about it while campaigning and saying how they are doing so much for the American people while they cut down illegals as much as Trump and saving money while doing it, not spending it. The media could do a really good spin on it and the people would eat it up. Probably not enough to keep Trump from his 2nd term, but perhaps enough to get those in office re-elected instead of people looking at them figuring out that they’ve done nothing to earn a paycheck the last past 2 years. Just a thought.

    1. Jenney says

      You are soooooo correct

    2. GySgt. Lew says

      GREAT Comment Ginger, there should be more people like you. e have to get more Democrats on our side (GOP).


  3. Rodger Shull says

    Well ,” Lit,l Ms BitchButt, win and lost column in not looking to great, for her. And so righteously fitting for a LOSER ANTI-AMERICAN CORRUPT COMMUNIST.

    1. maria says

      Agree. She and most of the so called democrats hate the US. She is quite impossible as a speaker.
      There should be people like Trey Gowdy or Tom Cotton or Mike Huckabee.
      The so called Democrats should change their name to islamic-neo nazi party

  4. Marlene says

    The dimwit party is looking very California, NUTS, FRUITS, AND lotsa FLAKES.

    Anybody voting for the party that is AntiAmerica, anti LAW, pro crime, pro drugs, protecting the criminals, and bleeding taxpayers to pay for people that INVADED OUR COUNTRY.

    Seems the choice is pretty clear. Do you vote for winners or losers?

  5. Paul Moore says

    I think it time to become one party the Republican party .Because the democrats has done nothing to keep our nation economy going and there agent our boarders safety.

    1. Marlene says

      Even Trump said a one party political system is not good, a one party government is prone to rubber stamp any decision, good or bad, that way lies government overreach and corruption. The Democratic party is down the tubes but we need another party, independents is a good choice and I don’t mean a party, just independent of party agenda.

  6. The Redhawk says

    So what has Bat schff crazy Nancy got done in her first 100 days???
    Has she fixed the Obamacare created HIGH cost for drugs??? Yes Pharm asold out to BHO care for HIGH PROFITS on the back of America .. Hey Nance READ that now
    Has she addressed the REALITY of ILLEGAL immigration ?? Her Deranged “Sanctuary” CITY hypocrisy???

    Has she adimittted to TRUMP economc SUCCESSES due to his UNDOING of the OBAMA restrictive dunbassed policies??

    Well MSM when will you ASK these QUESTIONS????

  7. WhiteFalcon says

    Pigloci could cure most of her problems by putting a few of her criminal morons up for expulsion from the House. AOC, Omar, the Muslim form Minn. and maybe one or two others. It would quiet down the mass of rotten Democrats and make them more manageable for her, but she lacks the spine and/or intelligence to do that. Also, I have no doubt that George Soros is funding Pigloci as well as AOC and Omar and others of the far left wing of the so called Democrat Party. I really enjoy seeing them spout their idiocy because it will just make more people turn away from them. The Walkaway movement will grow as well as the JEXIT, I may be wrong on the spelling of that but it is the Jewish form of the Walkaway movement. It is about time those folks woke up. I think the black folks are beginning to realize that they have been taken by the so called Democrat Party for many years. It was the Republican Party that freed the slaves, not the Democrat Party.

  8. Carl J Bujan says

    Pelosi has no idea what she is doing, her mind is gone she belongs in a mental institution.



  10. Jean says

    You will have to “DIG INTO THE DUNG PILE” to find a “BRAIN” amount the whole lot….

  11. Nancy says

    Please forgive all my short comings. I have try so very hard to make our country a place of pride and prosperity
    Some day you will appreciate the effort that I have put forth to make our country a world leader again.

  12. Kilroy is Here says

    Finally some of the newer Devilrats are seeing Ug Pelosi has made the whole Party completely Anti American over the border problem. Open borders and advertisements of Free every thing is a death sentence to our country and our prosperity and jobs even tho she thinks it’s all about votes.

  13. carol dziamski says

    with the far far left running the democrat party NOTHING will be done to help AMERICA””the left HATE’S every AMERICAN who loves this country”’ they are out to destroy our way of life””’ to become a socialist country”’ but that will NEVER happen”’to many AMERICANS love our country and will fight to the death to make sure we stay a GOD loving country””

  14. Paul Brown says

    Right about now to let Trump have the money for the border must be looking real good to her now. These new morons the idiots elected to the house are running right now on their own crooked and corrupt communist agenda just like Osama the black Islamic dictator did, spend, spend, and spend because what the hell its not their money so leys blow it before someone cries to lower the deficit again. This corrupt DIMWIT party couldn’t get out of their own way right now. They have no idea how to put a budget together anymore than saying: “We Lost The Election”
    They have gone off the deep end because they refuse to face the fact the American people want better than they can or are willing to give us, we don’t want to live off the crumbs the DIMWIT gov’t wants to throw us. We want and deserve much better than morons like this.

  15. Byron Claghorn says

    It is good news that the Democrat Party under Pelosi & Shumer is splintering and not able to work and vote in “Lockstep” now that the party has swung, in the 21st Century, so very far left that they have basically ‘Adopted & Stolen’ as well as exceeded the Communist Party USA’s Complete Platform!

    Look up “Communist Party USA” for yourself on Wikipedia, you will see the close similarity to the pronouncements and proposals by Current Democrat candidates and Dem Congressmen/women is true on Socialism, Nationalism of our major industries, utilities and communications, Environmental policies and similar liberal claims of pacifism, etc., including even $15 minimum wage and exaggerated Global Warming propaganda!

    The Communist Party USA was formed in 1911 and is still in existence today — Although it’s membership has dwindled to only about 20,000 now and they no longer present a candidate for President as done in the past. Why should they, the current Democrat Party has already assembled about 20 candidates for President in 2020 where most of them are loony enough to follow the extraordinarily-ignorant freshman Congress Woman AOC and their ridiculous (on so very many levels): “The Green New Deal” proposed by Dems & AOC.

    So if you would rather not be addressing your fellow citizens of the USA as “Comrade”, be sure to vote for Trump in 2020! Trump has now established a pragmatic and efficient track record of winning accomplishments for our country proving that he is a competent leader, businessman, and negotiator on the World Stage and our now Robust Economy.

    Trump has faithfully addressed all of his many campaign promises and he plans to keep faith with his recent claim: “America will NEVER become a Socialist Country!” because Socialism does not and has NEVER Worked!

  16. Bob A. says

    The only way Pelosi will get a budget passed is if she can pull her old trick out of her a** and convince all her Commucrat clowns, “We have to pass the budget so we can read what’s in it.”

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