Politics Daily that was posted today. In this interview she claims that the 111th Congress under her leadership has been very effective and that the seeming anger from a large swath of voters in the country is due to a campaign of misinformation regarding their accomplishments and a lack of understanding on behalf of voters regarding what the Democrats have done for America.
Pelosi said that Democrats, "haven’t really gotten the credit for what we have done, but we will take it to the voters and have a Democratic majority to follow through on it." Despite her intimating that the public is just not aware of the ramifications of what the Democrats have accomplished, the irony seems to suggest that the public is indeed quite aware of what this latest congress has enacted into law and that is precisely why they are furious.
The controversial financial reform act, the gargantuan deficits racked up, the trillion dollar stimulus package spent, and a widely and ever-growing-in-unpopularity health care law are precisely why a large percentage of Americans are angry and ready to take away the reigns of control of the House of Representatives from Pelosi.
In 2007 when Nancy Pelosi became Speaker, she had promised to enact "no new deficit spending". Under her tenure, nearly $5 Trillion in new debt has been amassed. Nancy Pelosi is the 60th Speaker of the House and has added more debt to the nation than the first 57 Speakers combined.
“There are forces at work, special corporate interests who aren’t happy,” says Pelosi, and those interests are “pouring millions of millions of dollars into the media and now into the campaigns to mischaracterize everything that we did....So that’s that. It’s up to us to go out there. I’m very confident; our members know why they voted for what they did.”
I imagine that the Democratic members of the House do indeed know why they voted for what they did. They simply have no way to justify their votes now to an angry populace though. Far better to distance themselves from their votes and avoid the issues when at all possible. If these laws enacted were to the betterment of America, I guarantee you they would be trumpeting their votes and running on their records. Instead, despite Speaker Pelosi's comments to the contrary, Democrats are running away from their records... and understandably so.