But before we get to the snark, let me correct both President Obama and The Hill, for the record: WE DID NOT HAVE A ‘DIVIDED’ HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LAST YEAR. The tally was fluid, but was somewhere around 258 Democrats and 177 Republicans for most of the term of the 111th Congress; that works out to around 59% Democrats, 41% Republicans. If that is ‘divided,’ then so is the 112th (55% Republicans, 45% Democrats).
But back to the matter at hand: Barack Obama has just doomed Nancy Pelosi’s career. At least, I think that he did: like the Hill, I think that the below means that Barack Obama is saying that he thinks that Nancy Pelosi will be Speaker of the House again.
“What can I say about Nancy Pelosi?” Obama told members of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco on Thursday. “I think [she] will go down in history as one of the finest Speakers that we have ever had, and she is going to continue to be, in the future, one of the great Speakers that we’ve ever had.”
Hard to say, though: President Obama is notoriously inarticulate when he’s not in front of a Teleprompter. “[S]he is going to continue to be, in the future, one of the great Speakers that we’ve ever had?” That’s not a quote, that’s a passage translated into English via Babelfish.
Via Hot Air Headlines.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PS: It is hardly necessary to note that betting against President Obama’s predictions is, as one might say, a somewhat viable long-term strategy. Fun to note, but hardly necessary.