Hero of the Week Award: August 10, Rep. Nanci Pelosi

10 Aug

Hero of the Week

It’s a real pleasure to celebrate this week’s Hero, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D – CA). Always outspoken and clearly interested in making America work for all its citizens, she’s been boldly visible this week on many fronts. Demonstrating clear reasoning, she supported Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s recent remarks about Mitt Romney’s refusal to share his tax returns. She delivered a brief, precise analysis of Reid’s statement that one of Romney’s former Bain colleagues claimed the GOP hopeful paid no taxes for at least a portion of the past ten years:

[That statement] is a fact. Whether he did or not can easily be disposed of: Mitt Romney can release his tax returns and show whether he paid taxes.

Equally and delightfully accurate and succinct, Pelosi has also weighed in on the disastrous House Republican tax plan:

I don’t know what’s trickling down but it hasn’t been pleasant.

She also skewered the Republican budget plan, noting that the massive reduction in health and environmental regulations required by their slashing effectively makes the bill’s supporters “The E. Coli club.”

Topping it all off, she took the Dept. of Homeland Security to task, noting that recent statements in support of bi-national same-sex married couples are still just lip service which has lasted more than a year.

It’s a welcome development that a DHS spokesperson is explicitly and publicly acknowledging that DHS’s consideration of family ties includes same-sex couples and spouses. We look forward to the written guidance that we expect would be a logical next step.

Demonstrating courage and real leadership, Rep. Pelosi reminds us why she was one of our nation’s best Speakers of the House and shows a clear contrast to the cowardice and fringe-pleasing orange abomination who currently wields that gavel.

7 Responses to “Hero of the Week Award: August 10, Rep. Nanci Pelosi”

  1. Christine Noble August 10, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    Nancy Pelosi is a class act that has to suffer far too many attacks. It is to be expected though, after all, strong women are scary.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt August 10, 2012 at 6:42 am #

      You expressed my sentiments exactly.

      • Tom McCollin August 10, 2012 at 8:59 am #

        I , for one, admire and respect Nancy. Whether a person loves her or hates her, they must admit that she was a powerful Speaker. She has gotten a lot done in her former (and current) position. Much more so than the joke that has promised since the day he took office that he would change the way this job is done and put this country on the right track. One must wonder, the right track to where…..?

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt August 10, 2012 at 9:03 am #

        Nicely put, Tom. To where indeed.

  2. newsofthetimes August 10, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    Great post. She is such a badass! I love that woman. Thanks for highlighting – I hadn’t been following all this craziness that closely.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt August 10, 2012 at 9:05 am #

      You’re welcome — glad you love her too. She’s certainly been busy dealing with the mess that is Boehner’s house.

      • newsofthetimes August 10, 2012 at 9:09 am #

        Absolutely. And what a disfunctional mess it is!

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