Oct 23, 2020

Nancy Pelosi Screwed Us — No Stimulus Relief, No Checks for People, Small Business, Landlords, the Whole Damn Country

Pelosi's Congressional Chairs v People Mean:  We Lose

Updated: Conflicting messages now dominate COVID relief news, The New York Times , Pelosi Says a Stimulus Deal Is
'Close' and Is 'Pleased' With Progress. CNN calls prospect for deal "dim."

Madison, Wisconsin — Nancy Pelosi did it, or at least she says she did it calling a COVID 19 bill by Election Day unlikely.

Nancy blew the stimulus deal, as was widely predicted after her unhinged interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

As America is poised to enter another Great Depression, the House Democrat says no stimulus deal is likely because the Democratic Committee chairs did not get what they want in White House-House negotiations, nor were the House Chairs shown "respect," in Pelosi's estimation.

Here is a passage from the Wolf Blitzer-Nacy Pelosi interview last week illustrating how out-of-touch Nancy Pelosi is:

WOLF BLITZER: Let me read a line from the letter you wrote. 'The President only wants his name on the check to go out before Election Day and for the market to go up.' Is that what this is all about, not allow the President to take credit if there's a deal that will help millions of Americans right now?

NANCY PELOSI: No, I don't care about that. He's not that important. But let me say this with all due respect, with all due respect, and you know we've known each other a long time, you really don't know what you're talking about.

If the plural of anecdote is not data, yes, there's some people who said this or that, overwhelmingly, my caucus wants, what is right for the American people. Overwhelmingly, our chairman who wrote the bill, read their statements, they'll put out their own statements, when they saw what the White House was proposing. So do a service to the issue, and have some level of respect for the people who have worked on these issues, written the bill to begin with. (emphasis added)

Economists are issuing dire warnings that families, landlords, restaurants, taverns, professional-service, essentially everyone except the top few percent are facing catastrophe.

There you have it: Both political parties do not give a damn about the people.

Oct 21, 2020

Early Voting Begins in Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin —  The Meadowridge Library early-voting site on Madison's southwest side saw the first trickle of voters casting their ballots late this morning.

It's a sight sure to annoy Republicans here as much of the early-voting electorate held in disfavor — non-Republicans and minorities — look likely to their cast votes at variance to what the the GOP regards as proper.

Judge Frank Easterbrook, the Republicans' go-to judge on the U.S Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, penned a bizarre opinion in this appellate circuit now overrun with Republican-appointed judges.

Easterbrook writes that statutory discrimination against minorities is not discriminatory if discrete demographics vote in similar political fashion and reside prominently in urban jurisdictions, Luft v Evers; One Wisconsin Institute, Inc. v Jacobs, (Nos. 16-3003, 16-3052), (Marley, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). 

The opinion, in part, reinstates Republican-enacted restrictions on early, in-person voting. So, early voting began today, instead of late Sept. 

No matter, the massive pro-voting campaign by private and public interests blunts any depressive effect on turn-out here, as envisioned by Easterbrook.

The nonpartisan counteroffensive against Republicans is joined by election clerks in metro voting districts notes In These Times, pointing to public-private partnerships that have emerged in reaction against the Republican Party, (WISC-TV).

This pro-voting phenomenon is a consequence of the most comprehensive and outrageous attack on voting rights in some 50 years by the Republicans.

Oct 18, 2020

Nancy Pelosi Is Running out Clock on Stimulus-COVID 19 Relief Negotiation

Two weeks out to Election Day, and Pelosi Postures

Update: Yahoo News: reports: White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said the White House increased its stimulus offer as the Tuesday deadline to get a deal through before the election looms.

"We've increased our offer up to almost $1.9 trillion," Meadows told reporters on Monday morning. "[The president] is willing to give some additional money in terms of direct payments, he's willing to give some additional money in terms of PPP to restaurants and hotels and small businesses."

Update: Nancy Pelosi sets fake 48-hour deadline to kill stimulus bill.

Updated - A problem for American families battling the COVID 19 Pandemic amid a ravaging economy is Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell do not have to live with the consequences of their actions.

Suppose stimulus-relief negotiations produce nothing.

So what? 

Pelosi, Trump, and McConnell are going to be fine.

They don't sweat deductibles for their healthcare.

All three are millionaires anyway, so they can bail anytime they want, and they're still set, even if the American people did not pay for their pensions.

That is why last week's CNN interview of Nancy Pelosi on the stimulus talks is so jarring.

Pelosi is blatant in her willingness to walk away, and it's clear Pelosi, and not just Pelosi, could not care less what happens to the American people. 

More Democratic representatives are publicly expressing their disgust.

In the interview, Queen Nancy spoke extensively of her respect for Wolf Blitzer and stated Blitzer showed disrespect of Congress and Committee chairs. 

But viewers are left wondering where the American people fit in.

The latest news this weekend on the stimulus talks is not cause for optimism.

Pelosi does not get it, and she remains willing to walk away.

A press aide tweeted the American people will get nothing, or the White House must change its $1.8 Trillion offer.

Mitch McConnell said the Republican-led Senate would "consider" a deal reached between the White House and Pelosi, reports The Hill.

But Pelosi and Trump seem content to drive American families over a cliff.

Oh, for Nancy's edification, the American people care even less about House Committee chairs than they do about the Queen's respect for Wolf Blitzer.

Said Pelosi last week to Wolf Blitzer, "You evidently do not respect the chairman of the committees who wrote this bill."

I know I don't.

Writes Andrew Yang: