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Nancy Pelosi has been reelected as the House minority leader

House Democrats have reportedly reelected Rep. Nancy Pelosi to the position of  minority leader for the next two years.

The election has been confirmed Tuesday by NBC News.

Sources told the Associated Press Pelosi, 74, was reelected in a closed-door meeting of House Democrats by a voice-vote.  Pelosi ran unopposed for her reelection, despite Democrats saying their party needs new blood to be elected to leadership positions.

The unrest in the Democratic Party comes after the party lost the Senate in the midterm elections, and many Democrats are saying the unpopularity of President Obama has turned many voters away from the party.

However, Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-NJ, said, “We need a full-blown discussion of who we are, where we’re going, what are our priorities. If everything is a priority, nothing is a priority…It’s all of our faults, not just the leadership.”

Despite a call for new leadership, many Democrats still think Pelosi is a great leader and laud her for the financial assets she brings to the party.  Over the past two years, aides for Pelosi say she has raised about $101 million for Democrats in the House, while she appeared in over 115 cities for about 750 campaign events.

Pelosi, after her reelection addressed her fellow Democrats, saying, according to Politico, house Democrats are the “strongest team on the field.”  She also called for a refocusing of the party’s attention on “middle-class issues.”

Pelosi is not the only Democratic leader to retain their position.  Many sources are saying the entire Democratic leadership team will be reelected, many of whom are running unopposed as well.

Sixteen-year-old takes Nancy Pelosi to task on NSA and leaves her dumbfounded

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014– House minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D- Cali.) has fought tooth and nail to support the NSA. According to a House aid, when the House scheduled a vote to put the NSA back under constitutional restraints Pelosi aggressively lobbied Democrats behind the scenes to vote against Rep. Justin Amash’s (R-Mich.) bill. In fact, the aid says that Pelosi gets all the credit for saving the NSA’s unconstitutional usurpation of power.

After winning a documentary contest with CSPAN, sixteen-year-old Andrew Demeter was given the opportunity to interview Pelosi. By questioning Pelosi on the NSA, Demeter lands one square on Pelosi’s jaw. Unable to answer for her votes and support of the NSA, Pelosi performs what could possibly be the strangest display of Orwellian double-talk ever seen.

The best part? “Bush did it.”

In just a couple short days Demeter’s video has been viewed more than 300k times. He tells us that he has received invitations Fox News and other major news networks to appear as a guest.

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Nancy Pelosi & Fellow Democrat Calling For A Change In The Constitution

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. John Sarbanes (D-MD) are calling for a change in the Constitution.

The duo is pushing legislation called the “Government by the People Act.” This deceivingly named bill would reverse a Supreme Court decision and amend the Constitution in order to limit campaign contributions. It would also put in place a new system in which tax payers subsidize elections.

Pelosi and Sarbanes wish to overturn Citizens United vs. Federal Elections Commission, the case in which the Supreme Court ruled that corporations and unions are allowed to spend money on elections — so long as they do not directly donate funds to a specific campaign. For example, a business may finance and produce a political documentary that promotes a certain candidate or ideology.

In a Washington Post op-ed on Wednesday, the two Democrats wrote, “We must disclose the sources of the money in our campaigns, amend the Constitution to reverse the grievous error of the Citizens United decision, reform our broken campaign finance system and empower citizens everywhere to exercise their right to vote.”

They continued, “We know that if the role of money in our elections were reduced and the level of civility in our politics increased, the result would be the election of more women, more minorities, more young people and more people dedicated to serving the public interest, not special interests.”

The Government by the People Act would give more federal money to candidates during the “homestretch” of their campaigns to ensure that they are not “completely drowned out” by super PACS and competing, well-funded campaigns. It would also establish federal matching funds for political candidates who “agree to a limit on large donations,” and it would give a “refundable $25 My Voice Tax Credit” to citizens who donate to campaigns.

Pelosi and Sarbanes claim that their legislation is what “the American people deserve” and that it would “restore confidence in our democracy.”

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Top Ten Moments In Conservative Politics For 2013 So Far

This year has played host to a paradigm shift in the Republican Party. That shift has been reflected in headlines again and again. The below list reflects that shift and some other top moments in 2013 conservative politics.

#10 OBAMA TELLS STUDENTS NOT TO CELEBRATE FOURTH OF JULY SATIRE PIECE 

A satire piece, which jokingly cited Obama telling students not to celebrate the Fourth of July made headlines around the country last Summer. The piece was published just 2 days before the holiday and went viral. Viewed more than 500k times in only 2 days, many conservatives were enraged when they discovered the story they had shared was in fact satire.  As MSN News points out,

A label at the end of the short article reads in all capital letters: “POLITICAL SATIRE.” But not everyone reads to the end of articles, however short. For every hour Americans spend online, only two minutes is spent reading news, according to Experian, which doesn’t leave much time to absorb details like “satire” labels.

TheOnion.com ran a satire piece on Kim Jong-Un being the sexiest man alive a few months before this piece ran. Conservatives were delighted when the entire country of North Korea was fooled by the piece. However, when the tables were reversed it wasn’t funny. Perhaps the article taught us a lesson about actually reading versus seeing a 5 word headline and re-posting to our Facebook walls.

#9 OFFICIAL AT CENTER OF IRS SCANDAL PLEADS THE FIFTH 

Conservatives knew they were onto something when Lois Lerner, a senior IRS official, took the Fifth claiming that she had nothing to do with the IRS targeting tea party political groups. They kept digging and discovered that Lerner was indeed involved. She had sent emails directly targeting the tea party.

#8 MEET DR. BEN CARSON 

Dr. Carson isn’t new to politics, but he made national headlines in his National Prayer Breakfast speech last February when he literally insulted Obama at an event where the President was featured to his face. Dr. Carson has been a household name since, and many are begging the Dr. to run for office.

#7 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN 

A new libertarian leaning stronghold has emerged out of the United States Congress, and in 2013 their voices are being heard. Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) was attacked by Karl Rove, who called him, “The most liberal republican member of Congress.” Rove claimed Amash had the most similar voting record to Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Amash laughed back with facts. The fact is that Amash actually has the least similar voting record to Pelosi than any other member of the House. Rove Recently launched his Conservative Victory Project, which seeks to squash any tea party, libertarian leaning republicans who seek a run for office. Amash is joined by Rep. Thomas Massey (R-KY) who is being painted as Kentucky’s “Next Rand Paul”. United States Senators Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul form the Senate version. Harry Reid (D-NV) recently took to the Senate floor and proclaimed that Congress had been taken over by anarchists. The 5 horsemen are certainly not anarchists. They just aren’t socialists, and that upsets Harry Reid. Headlines around the country read, “Nation Has Arrived At A New Libertarian Movement” and these are its leaders.

#6 WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE

Hillary Clinton, mulling over a presidential bid in 2016, gave conservatives all the ammunition they could ever need to take her down when she shocked the country by saying the talking points made no difference when it came to the Americans who had died in the Benghazi terrorist attack. To politicize Benghazi does no honor to the souls lost, but it’s the American way.

#5 SENATOR TED CRUZ V. SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEN 

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy many in the country were calling for stricter gun laws. Democrats capitalized on the incident. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made a name for himself when he infuriated Diane Feinstein (D-CA) with his Texas straight talk. Cruz challenged Fenstein’s knowledge and understanding of the Constitution to which she responded:

“I’m not a sixth grader,” said Feinstein. “Senator, I’ve been on this committee for 20 years. I was a mayor for nine years. I walked in, I saw people shot. I’ve looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. I’ve seen the bullets that implode. In Sandy Hook, youngsters were dismembered. Look, there are other weapons. I’ve been up — I’m not a lawyer, but after 20 years I’ve been up close and personal to the Constitution. I have great respect for it.”

 #4 Plead The Tenth

Nullification has experienced a recent renaissance in America. The Tenth Amendment Center, the driving force behind the rebirth of American nullification, has come under attack from mainstream democrats and republicans.

Michael Boldin, executive director, tells us:

“If you’re not catching any flak, you’re not over the target. Nullification is definitely over the target with the establishment on both the left and right using the same talking points to attack it. But truth seems to catch on, and the nullification movement keeps growing no matter what these people throw at us.”

It is the mission of the Tenth Amendment Center to pull back the hand of the federal government and return power to the states, which is where the Constitution delegates it. Polls show that more than 1/2 of Americans now support nullification.

#3 Ron Paul Retires From Congress

The man who quite literally started a revolution retired from Congress this year. Many heavy hearts watched his farewell speech and were sad to see him leave. Paul blatantly called his colleagues crooks to their faces, which they all applauded to by time the speech was over. It was quite comical.

 #2 John McCain To Retire? 

Thank God!

#1 “I will speak, until I can no longer speak.” -The Rand Paul Filibuster

My number one pick for conservative politics in 2013 so far was the Rand Paul filibuster. There’s no need to go into details about the filibuster as it made headlines around the world, and if you don’t know about it then you probably aren’t alive. Rand Paul became a viral sensation around the world that night. The 13 hour filibuster was front page news everywhere you looked. Paul trended to the top of Twitter, Facebook and Google. He also generated a new campaign slogan #StandWithRand. The “Stand With x Candidate” slogan has now been used in just about every republican campaign for the upcoming election. Even the establishment likes it. Except John McCain and Lindsey Graham of course who called Paul a wacko bird. Paul’s bone-chilling 13 hour speech captured the hearts and minds of the world, and many believe it is why he now sits at the top of the 2016 GOP Presidential polls.

Stay tuned and in 2014 I will update the list to include the Top 20 moments for the year.

Pelosi Uses Her 5 Year Old Grandson To Propagandize War With Syria

In an attempt to rally support for a Syrian war Nancy Peolosi (D-CA) uses a conversation with her 5-year-old grandson to try and persuade Americans:

The behavior from Pelosi seems quite contradictory to her statements regarding Bush in 2004 during the Iraq war when she stated:

“The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition.”

Is this not exactly what President Obama is doing now?

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