October 24, 2006
Did you see Nancy Pelosi on “60 minutes” Sunday night? She is mean-spirited and plays political hardball. If she were a republican she would be denounced for being mean-spirited and not seeking common ground. But she is a democrat and an extreme liberal one at that. She claims she would not rule from the left if she becomes speaker. Don’t believe it. Every important committee would be headed by a far-left liberal. People like John Conyers of Detroit, Barney Frank of Massachusetts and John Dingel of Michigan.
This is serious stuff, folks. Electing liberals to lead congress means no more good judges who abide by the constitution, cutting and running in Iraq (which will confirm what our enemies already believe about us) and raising taxes, which will hurt the booming economy. Does government need more of our money? What about the money they are already wasting?
I’m as upset by what some republicans have done as you may be, but I’m not prepared to throw them out just because they haven’t delivered 100 percent on the conservative agenda. You can bet the democrats – if they win – will deliver 100 percent on the liberal agenda. Nancy Pelosi always has.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.