Two-Faced Weasel Alert: Her Speakerness Finds She Shares Some of the Views of Tea Partiers
… after accusing them of carrying swastikas, implying that they incite violence and calling them astroturf.
[Thanks to NewsBusters’ Noel Sheppard for sitting through the interview so as to bring this to light.]
[House Speaker Nancy] PELOSI … But, you know, we share some of the views of the Tea Partiers in terms of the role of special interest in Washington, D.C., as — it just has to stop. And that’s why I’ve fought the special interest, whether it’s on energy, whether it’s on health insurance, whether it’s on pharmaceuticals and the rest.
[ABC’s Elizabeth] VARGAS: So, common ground with many people in the Tea Party movement.
PELOSI: Well, no, there are some. There are some because they, again, some of it is orchestrated from the Republican headquarters. Some of it is hijacking the good intentions of lots of people who share some of our concerns that we have about the role of special interests and many Tea Partiers, not that I speak for them, share the view, whether it’s — and Democrats, Republicans and Independents share the view that the recent Supreme Court decision, which greatly empowers the special interests, is something that they oppose.
That last item is sheer projection. How does she know what most Tea Party members think of that recent Supreme Court decision about campaign financing?
She fails to retract her comments about swastikas and violence, she continues to insult the Tea Party by claiming that it is orchestrated by the GOP (as as a Republican and on behalf of the RNC, I can say with confidence: we wish) yet simultaneously tries to glom on to this movement, presumably because of its popularity and the political advantages that she herself perceives would accrue to her reelection campaign.
I need a shower.