Sometimes everyone does or says something stupid for a variety of reasons.
Sometimes the reason is you reside somewhere near the end of the food chain along with aoemebas and other one celled creatures. A case in point.
Nancy Pelosi was asked to comment on the recent Supreme Court Kelo decision. That ruling allows State legislatures to exercise eminent domain to seize private land and transfer it to other private ownership for the purpose of increasing local tax revenues.
Senator Jon Cornyn has announced he will introduce legislation to restrict the use of federal funds for projects like as those involved in the Kelo case. A reporter asked the House Democratic leader her thoughts on the Kelo decision and the potential Cornyn bill to limit Federal funds. Here is the exchange, you tell my how many brain cells Pelosi has.
Question: Later this morning, many Members of the House Republican leadership, along with John Cornyn from the Senate, are holding a news conference on eminent domain, the decision of the Supreme Court the other day, and they are going to offer legislation that would restrict it, prohibiting federal funds from being used in such a manner.
Two questions: What was your reaction to the Supreme Court decision on this topic, and what do you think about legislation to, in the minds of opponents at least, remedy or changing it?
Ms. Pelosi. As a Member of Congress, and actually all of us and anyone who holds a public office in our country, we take an oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Very central to that in that Constitution is the separation of powers. I believe that whatever you think about a particular decision of the Supreme Court, and I certainly have been in disagreement with them on many occasions, it is not appropriate for the Congress to say we’re going to withhold funds for the Court because we don’t like a decision.
Question: Not on the Court, withhold funds from the eminent domain purchases that wouldn’t involve public use. I apologize if I framed the question poorly. It wouldn’t be withholding federal funds from the Court, but withhold Federal funds from eminent domain type purchases that are not just involved in public good.
Ms. Pelosi. Again, without focusing on the actual decision, just to say that when you withhold funds from enforcing a decision of the Supreme Court you are, in fact, nullifying a decision of the Supreme Court. This is in violation of the respect for separation of church – powers in our Constitution, church and state as well. Sometimes the Republicans have a problem with that as well. But forgive my digression.
So the answer to your question is, I would oppose any legislation that says we would withhold funds for the enforcement of any decision of the Supreme Court no matter how opposed I am to that decision. And I’m not saying that I’m opposed to this decision, I’m just saying in general.
I won’t bother laying out just how stupid this woman is, any clear thinking person can see for themselves. Something this mental midget isn’t!