An 'Insignificant Person' – Pelosi Breaches Protocol, Decorum

Editor’s Note – Nancy Pelosi has been attributed with many off-the-wall comments, statements, speeches, and more. Now, she one-upped herself in a major breach of protocol and decorum. She has simply proven who the “insignificant person” is, and it is not Rep. Tom Marino R-PA, the Congressman she assailed as such!

Can anyone justify her actions, her methods, her mere presence? San Francisco must be proud that she would chase her opponent down and cross the aisle because he “hit the right nerve” in his passionate floor speech. She made it personal, yet Rep. Tom Marino was expected to apologize, though Pelosi’s people said he did – he did not, nor will he!

Now that she has indicated that a duly elected representative from Pennsylvania is ‘insignificant’, that means you have always been insignificant her. “WE have to pass the bill to see what is in it,” remember that when you see what happens next with health insurance and ObamaCare, the now infamous PPACA that is none of the above!

Pelosi Chases Republican Tom Marino Across House Chamber

By ABC News

In an unusual breach of decorum, even for the divided Congress, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi chased Rep. Tom Marino across the House floor, taking offense at comments by the Pennsylvania Republican during debate on the border funding bill Friday night.

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“We don’t have law and order,” Marino began as he wrapped up his comments on the border supplemental. “My colleagues on the other side don’t want to do anything about it.”

“You know something that I find quite interesting about the other side? Under the leadership of the former Speaker [Pelosi], and under the leadership of their former leader [Rep. Steny Hoyer], when in 2009 and 2010, they had the House, the Senate and the White House, and they knew this problem existed,” he continued. “They didn’t have the strength to go after it back then. But now are trying to make a political issue out of it now.”

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Pelosi crosses the aisle, but not in the way they always refer to when working in the House of Representatives.

Off-mic, Pelosi then approached Marino, crossing the aisle in view of cameras, and apparently challenged Marino’s assertion that Democrats did not do anything about the issue when they had majority control.

“Yes it is true,” Marino replied directly to Pelosi, who was House speaker in those years. “I did the research on it. You might want to try it. You might want to try it, Madam Leader. Do the research on it. Do the research. I did it. That’s one thing that you don’t do.”

Marino then urged lawmakers to support the border supplemental “because apparently I hit the right nerve.”

After Marino concluded his remarks and as many Republicans applauded their colleague, Pelosi crossed the chamber again in view of cameras, enraged, pointing and sticking her finger at Marino.

She then followed Marino up a Republican aisle, gesturing and arguing with him. Lawmakers on the GOP side gathered in dismay as one spoke out to tell the chair that the House was not in order, in an effort to halt the bickering.

Pelosi finally relented after Republicans tried to get between Pelosi and Marino, and she returned to the Democratic side of the chamber. The House then promptly voted to approve the $694 million border supplemental, 223-189.

*UPDATE: According to Pelosi spokeswoman Evangeline George, “Leader Pelosi just wanted to remind the Congressman that House Democrats had the courage to pass the DREAM Act – and have the courage to stand up for what the American people want: bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform.”

George added that “Pelosi accepted the Congressman’s apology.”

But Marino’s chief of staff, Bill Tighe, stressed that Marino did not apologize to Pelosi, and will not apologize.

“[Rep. Marino] did not apologize to Leader Pelosi and does not intend to do so as he has nothing to apologize for.  She was entirely out of line in approaching him while he was recognized and delivering remarks on the Floor,” Tighe wrote in an email. “Her staff’s comment in your story about her accepting his apology in simply not true.”

Later, Marino took to Twitter to explain his side of the story.

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"A-load-of-you-know-what" – Class, and dignity?

Editor’s Note – Perhaps one of the more egregious ways to demean the Oval Office is to talk like a street thug while wars loom on the horizon, the economy and personal worth are at a nadir, jobs are non-existent, world finances are at the brink of collapse, and our troops in Afghanistan are being killed by those pesky Taliban and a thankless Hamid Karzai doesn’t apolgize, Obama does.

Class is the hallmark of the Oval Office, yet we have a Chicago thug, a community organizer demeaning our processes while apologizing overseas. That is not class, and dignity is not a needed asset apparently. Decorum is gone and ‘street cred’ is in! Are you proud?

Obama speaks to the UAW - Chicago politics

President Obama Suggests Romney Shoveling ‘A Load of You-Know-What’

Yahoo News

By Jake Tapper and Mary Bruce

As Michigan Republicans headed to the polls Tuesday morning,President Obama delivered an aggressive defense of the bailout of the auto industry and his presidency in general, harshly criticizingGOP frontrunner Mitt Romney – though he never mentioned him by name.

“I’ve got to admit, it’s been funny to watch some of these folks completely try to rewrite history now that you’re back on your feet,” the president said to a raucous crowd at the United Auto Workers Convention. “The same folks who said if we went forward with our plan to rescue Detroit, ‘you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye.'”

In a November 2008 New York Times op-ed titled ” Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,” Romney wrote, “If General Motors, Ford andChrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.”

In a boisterous, excited tone, President Obama continued, criticizing Republicans who said “the workers made out like bandits in all of this; that saving the American auto industry was just about paying back unions. Really? I mean, even by the standards of this town, that’s a load of you-know-what.”

Campaigning in Grand Rapids, Mich., earlier this month, Romney said the bailout was ” crony capitalism ,” arguing that President Obama had “gotten hundreds of millions of dollars from labor bosses for his campaign. And so he’s paying them back in every way he knows how. One way of course was giving General Motors and Chrysler to the UAW.”

As part of the GM bailout’s complex arrangements, a UAW-owned trust was given a 17.5 percent ownership stake the car company (now roughly 10% as stock has been sold) in exchange for various concessions including the union taking responsibility for health care costs of retirees. The president today argued that with reduced hours and pay, some worker rights relinquished, and roughly 700,000 auto worker retirees seeing a reduction in health care benefits, workers indeed gave things up in the bailout.

The visit was an “official” presidential event, not campaign-related, but the odd dynamic when the president took the stage to chants of “Four More Years!” after which a labor official told the crowd, “This is not a political event.”

That seemed a questionable assertion, given how the president continually referenced Romney, defending how his moves to save GM and Chrysler demanded change and accountability. “The other option we had was to do nothing, and allow these companies to fail,” the president said. “In fact, some politicians said we should. Some even said we should ‘let Detroit go bankrupt'” – another reference to Romney’s New York Times op-ed.

The crowd booed at that reference.

“You remember that?” the president said to the crowd that clearly did. “You know him?”

“Think about what that choice would have meant for this country,” the president said. “If we had turned our backs on you; if America had thrown in the towel; GM and Chrysler had gone under.”

The president used the event to not only reject Republicans referring to labor unions as a special interest group, he painted his support of the industry as part and parcel of his campaign platform: “”This notion that we should have let the auto industry die; that we should pursue anti-worker policies in hopes unions like yours will buckle and unravel – that’s part of that same old you’re-on-your-own philosophy that says we should just leave everybody to fend for themselves….We can’t afford to go back. Not now….The economy is getting stronger. The recovery is speeding up. And now is the time to keep our foot on the gas.”

Without directly asking the UAW workers to help his re-election campaign he said, “I’ll promise you this: as long as you’ve got an ounce of fight left in you, I’ll have a ton of fight left in me.”