Democrat Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been known for speaking in riddles that only she can decipher. She is all about the mystery, remember? Who could forget her famous line about Obamacare, “We Have to Pass the Bill So That You Can Find Out What Is In It” ?
Pelosi’s latest speech to her peers on the House floor revolved around the holidays and the fiscal cliff, and . . . well, I’m not sure exactly what her point was. She addressed Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s statement made to Republican members to expect to stay in town through Christmas Eve and be ready to return the day after Christmas. Pelosi began with a chastisement:
“Why are we having all this subterfuge and this, that and the other thing? Why are we being told make a reservation on Christmas Eve and one on the day after Christmas to come back? Is there not an appreciation for the Jewish holidays? The Christmas holiday? Kwanzaa? All the other things that families come together around?”
“Well, the American people care about it. And they want to shop for it. They want to have family dinners and they want to exchange gifts as is the tradition, but they really don’t know if they’re going to be able to pay the bill in January for the purchases in December.”
Pelosi was presumably trying to make a case for why members of Congress should be able to ignore the fiscal cliff problem and enjoy their holidays. Perhaps she’ll take our latest poll, Should Obama & Congress get a holiday vacation?
The animated Pelosi may have been heading for a comprehensible argument until she took a sharp turn off her own cliff and mentioned that the American people have no idea how they are going to pay their holiday shopping bills in January. Oops, now I’m confused, again.