Pelosi Helpfully Offering GOP Advice on Presidential Politics

Posted by on Jun 30, 2013 at 9:37 am

Does anyone take any Democrats seriously when they’re offering the GOP advice on how to win? Well, Marco Rubio, perhaps, but does any rank and file Republican pay them any mind?

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says immigration reform is the right thing for congressional Republicans “if they ever want to win a presidential race.”

So voting to fracture the party is going to help?

The wide-ranging immigration bill approved by the Democratic-controlled Senate last week faces tough opposition in the Republican-controlled House. In the Senate, 14 Republicans joined all Democratic senators and independents in the 68-32 vote.

In an interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Pelosi linked GOP support for the immigration overhaul with future success of Republicans in political races, particularly for the White House.

“We wouldn’t even be where we are right now had it not been that 70 percent of Hispanics voted for President Obama, voted Democratic in the last election,” she said. “That caused an epiphany in the Senate, that’s for sure. So, all of a sudden now, we have already passed comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate. That’s a big victory.”

Pelosi said she believes that members of Congress will do what’s right for the country when it comes to approving immigration reform. “And it’s certainly right for the Republicans if they ever want to win a presidential race,” she said.

Sure, and if Republicans in the House vote for this abomination Pelosi and company will stop campaigning against them? They won’t still be racist bigots? Strange because every day our inbox is packed with DNC solicitations, including this just last night from … Nancy Pelosi:

Jammie —

I can’t tear myself away from my email.

When we got word of the unprecedented wave of cash flowing to the Republicans from the likes of the Koch brothers, we knew we were in for a tough challenge.

Well, I just received the latest update: In just the last few days, over 20,000 of you have stood with our campaign to win a Democratic House for President Obama. That’s amazing!

Those evil Koch Brothers are mentioned in pretty much every missive we get from them.  Funny how Pelosi and company don’t mention them when they’re on the same side of issues. Weird how supporting gay marriage doesn’t get them a pass.

Along with Wall Street, libertarians are probably the best allies one can expect to positively influence the debate on same-sex marriage even if silly rumors run around them. The Koch brothers, for example, are accused of undermining democracy like no other. And yet, not only did they financially supported same-sex marriage in New York State and fought against the Patriot Act, but they now support same-sex marriage.

So if any Republican is dumb enough to pay attention to the Pelosis and Schumers of the world, maybe they should have a chat with the Kochs first and ask them how that’s been working out.

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3 Responses to “Pelosi Helpfully Offering GOP Advice on Presidential Politics”

  1. davidt on 30/30/13 at 2:54 pm

    “Voting third party only helps the Democrats win,” is what we are repeatedly told.

    But when the actions of the Republican politicians themselves help the Democrats win, then it can’t hurt to cast an honest vote rather than hold one’s nose and cast a vote one doesn’t want to.