On one side of the table is a parody of the body politic who appears on television daily to make a mockery of our government and all it stands for — and on the other side is Stephen Colbert.

From The Hill:

“If we want to cancel elections and just have the wealthiest people in America, and you know what their names are, give millions and tens of millions, we can just ask them who do they want to be president, who do they want to run Congress, who do they want to be governor,” Pelosi said attacking current campaign finance laws.

“That would be polite,” Colbert jokingly responded.

“That would be a plutocracy,” Pelosi said. “We are a democracy and our founders intended that the people would decide.”

Wow… Pelosi’s got some surprisingly harsh words for the Obama campaign’s flip on Super PACs, doesn’t she? Of course not. Nancy knows that Obama only went full hypocrite on Super PACs in order to selflessly save America from the Koch brothers. She’s only referring to Republicans here — Obama’s doing the same thing but for completely altruistic reasons:

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28 Responses to “Pelosi Pitches Campaign Finance Reform on the Colbert Report”

  1. SignPainterGuy on February 23rd, 2012 4:14 pm

    Wow, the wicked witch really IS in Oz ! The rich guy must be Soros, he`s playin` the part !

    And again she has it wrong; this is a republic, not a democracy. A plutocracy is precisely what the OWSers think we have now and are protesting. You know she`d be all for a plutocracy as long as Soros and she were those doing the controlling !

  2. Truesoldier__ on February 23rd, 2012 4:18 pm

    Gee, I seem to remember Pelosi's daughter saying this:

    She would retire right now, if the donors she has didn’t want her to stay so badly.
    http://biggovernment.com/jsshapiro/2011/12/29/exc

  3. Dexter_Alarius on February 23rd, 2012 4:31 pm

    "…the wealthiest people in America, and you know what their names are…"

    Uh, Warren Buffet? The Kennedy's? John Heinz-Kerry? Algore?

  4. SignPainterGuy on February 23rd, 2012 4:52 pm

    Those are who she "wants", but I think she was implying Murdoch and the Koch Bros. on the right ! You know, those scary guys ! ;-)

  5. SignPainterGuy on February 23rd, 2012 4:53 pm

    It`s all about the boodle !

  6. SignPainterGuy on February 23rd, 2012 6:21 pm

    Isn`t it amazing how the dems / libs go to comedy channels to make / get their news !?

  7. Truesoldier__ on February 23rd, 2012 6:31 pm

    Not really….everything they say/believe is a joke.

  8. Marshall_Will on February 23rd, 2012 8:30 pm

    TS,

    Been meaning to ask you, coming down this home stretch, do you feel it's as imperative as ever to be 100% accurate in all our Conservative/relevant points or… is the effort even necessary?

    I've come to rely on -your- posts and links nearly as much as Michelle's and Doug's and typically will *make* time to track the pertinent links and concise comments you provide! You're as focused as ever.

    Perhaps it's b/c the ObamaBataan Death March Economy has hit so many of us ground zero and we're understandably fatigued.., but we've been laying out our case for NOT re-electing this bozo since… well since BEFORE he was elected!

    In your considered opinion, is the onus on Conservatives any more? Does our jumping up and down saying, LOOK more dirt on Soilyndra! More DIRT on Gunwalker really serve a purpose at this point? If they're going to vote for this clown after all The Good Conservative Bloggers have brought to light, one more Friday doc dump flare isn't going to sway them toward sobriety?

  9. Truesoldier__ on February 23rd, 2012 9:15 pm

    No it really wont change the minds of the die hard liberal, but it may sway the independents and the old Scoop Jackson type Democrats.

    The one thing that I try to do is to point people to many different sources of news that they may not have otherwise looked at. Once they see a different side to the story they start to question more and more of what they are being told on the alphabet networks.

    I believe that this can go much further to bringing people around to the truth than anything else. If they can draw the conclusion for themselves then it becomes a much stronger position in their own mind.

    It is like Morpheus said to Neo in the Matrix "I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it."

  10. backwoodsconsr on February 23rd, 2012 9:23 pm

    I've been telling people to go to Hot Air for quite a while. For sheer volume of things the LSM won't tell people about it can't be beat.

  11. Truesoldier__ on February 23rd, 2012 9:26 pm

    And thank you for the compliment. Being compared to Michelle and Doug in such a way is an honor.

  12. SignPainterGuy on February 23rd, 2012 9:26 pm

    From whatever the source, libs and indies must be made to believe they arrived at these new revelations "on their own" ! That is the trick and the difficult part.

    You can have a lib convinced you`re right, right up to the point he learns your source was MM, Rush or Glenn !

  13. Granny55 on February 23rd, 2012 9:27 pm

    Nancy and Paul Pelosi!!!

  14. Granny55 on February 23rd, 2012 9:31 pm

    I thank you to TS – And the part that is so frustrating for me is the hook, line and sinker the alphabet channel feed to the not so informed and they believe it. It just p!sses me off when they won't report on the Solyndra and Fast and Furious stories. If the everyday non-politcal voter heard this from the MSM perhaps they would strive to become more involved and informed.

  15. SignPainterGuy on February 23rd, 2012 11:06 pm

    I know they`re well off, but I thought they felt even more "entitled" than rich ! ;-)

  16. Marshall_Will on February 23rd, 2012 11:14 pm

    +1 all!

    Points well taken. Having been a sales guy my whole life, I was always taught "never talk over the close".

    Meaning, the potential buyer has already subscribed to your logic, made a commitment to BUY the product but we're so proud of our skills ( We.Just.Keep.Talking! )

    Now… they have their reservations? Why is this guy trying so hard to 'sell' me all of a sudden? These must be really cr@ppy tires, or stock or aluminum siding if he's "high pressuring me!".

    Again, nothing disinfects like sunlight, and YES there are still potential defectors that honestly haven't heard about Soilyndra. So I def. see your point. If you watch MM closely, she's coming across as more relaxed. More assured and confident.

    Information, sure! Getting adamant about it? Not so much…

  17. Truesoldier__ on February 23rd, 2012 11:34 pm

    Exactly. I would say most people that could still be swayed will have made up their mind by some time in early October. There are still the Presidential and Vice Presidential debates that will happen some time this summer.

    That is where the candidates will have their best opportunity to bring these scandals to light, but only if they have the facts to back it up. That is just one more reason it is important to keep encouraging Isaa and Grasely to keep digging. The more information they uncover the greater treasure trove of facts the GOP President and VP candidate will have at their disposal to bring forth in front of a national audience.

  18. SignPainterGuy on February 23rd, 2012 11:40 pm

    I certainly hope CNN`s John King won`t be moderating the Prez. and VP debates; we won`t learn anything but how they feel about contraception !

  19. SignPainterGuy on February 23rd, 2012 11:44 pm

    I`m also pleased with the work of Issa and Grassley, but extremely disappointed in the "rumors" of Weepy boehner thinking of dropping the F&F investigation !

    Is Boehner really disinterested in prosecuting Holder and Co. or has "someone" gotten to Boehner ?

  20. IrateNate on February 23rd, 2012 11:49 pm

    Let's examine this idea of "buying" the presidency. Obama's $750 million war chest for 2008 set the benchmark, and his goal to set the bar at $1 billion for 2012 speaks volumes about how our leaders are now elected.

    The current emphisis on Super PAC funding indeed suggests that the determing factor in any election is how much propaganda one side is able to spread. What if we just stop all this "democracy" foolishness, and just put the thing up on eBay?

    It would give a new meaning to "presidential bid", and put an end to the endless stream of nauseating advertisements and pointless GOP "debates".

  21. Truesoldier__ on February 23rd, 2012 11:56 pm

    The latest I have seen on this is that it was just a rumor, but with Boehner you never know. Here is Boehner's statement on the investigation from the 16 of this month:

    Chairman Issa and the members of [the House Oversight] Committee, have done a very good job of investigating this abuse of government power. I continue to support their efforts, and believe that this Justice Department must be held accountable.
    http://biggovernment.com/awrhawkins/2012/02/16/sp

    My guess is the rumor started over the frusteration of Holder not being impeached or anything of substance happening. Of course part of the problem is we live in a world where we expect everything to happen overnight, so when it does not occur quick enough (and with Boehners rep) people begin to wonder why nothing is happening.

    I am guessing that they are still hoping to come across a "smoking gun" and that is why they keep pushing for more of the documents. Isaa has said it himself, why not turn over the requested documents if there is nothing to hide?

  22. Truesoldier__ on February 23rd, 2012 11:57 pm

    Well at least he has stopped "grunting" throughout the candidates' answers. That was really annoying during the very first debate he moderated.

  23. Marshall_Will on February 24th, 2012 12:18 am

    TS,

    Correct, and it's never been my position to advocate the Professional Left's ' selective memory, fact suppression/media manipulation approach.

    Dick O'Drama is literally in a FOOT RACE to see how quickly he can lock up/in votes before too much truth gets out! With more getting it by the day, quality may be as important as ever?

    With libs, if 99.9% of what you've told them over the last 4 years rings absolutely TRUE, if they find the loose thread of .1% you my friend just became total bs.

    You know how they work.

  24. SignPainterGuy on February 24th, 2012 12:22 am

    He`s switched from grunting to being just plain ludicrous. He said the contraception issue was popular with the audience. while the audience was booing him ! Ha ha !

    And DWS says WE are out of touch !

  25. SignPainterGuy on February 24th, 2012 12:35 am

    We just have to take him at his word, even if it is in the mealy congressional political speak, instead of something more convincing !

    Patience is tuff, when guilt seems so obvious to us !

  26. Truesoldier__ on February 24th, 2012 1:11 am

    You also have to figure in the attention span of the public. If the scandal blew wide open tomorrow it would be forgotten by the majority of Americans by election day.

    Far better to keep digging and blow the lid wide open in October (hopefully with proof going all the way to the WH) when it will be fresh in everyones mind.

  27. SignPainterGuy on February 24th, 2012 1:47 am

    Septober, Octember, Nowonder …… those magical months ! Can we skip Sprimmer and get on to the election while our memories are fresh ? My patience is beginning to wear thin !

  28. Truesoldier__ on February 24th, 2012 1:56 am

    LOL…I concur with that setiment, Not to mention it would give Obama less time to do anymore damage.

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