Pelosi: 'If Boehner Were a Woman They'd be Calling Him the Weakest Speaker in History'

"If he were a woman, they'd be calling him the weakest speaker in history."

So said Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) about John Boehner (R-Oh.) on MSNBC's All In Monday.

CHRIS HAYES, HOST: Is John Boehner a weak speaker?

NANCY PELOSI (D-CALIFORNIA): I will say this about John Boehner, and I have a good relationship. If he were a woman, they'd be calling him the weakest speaker in history.

HAYES: Why do you say that?

PELOSI: Well, because they don't get anything done. Where are the results? Whatever it is, what are the results? They've never been able to pass anything without our coming to the rescue, A, except their very nasty, in my view, unprincipled budgets.

HAYES: They've also been able to appeal Obamacare quite a few times.

PELOSI: They haven't done that.

HAYES: They've gotten the votes in.

PELOSI: But that's not what I'm saying. They have not -- that's --

HAYES: Accomplished anything.

PELOSI: They haven't accomplished anything. Yeah. So always when people ask me, I think, you know what, if a woman were speaker and nothing was happening in this way, they`d say, oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. I`m just getting a little, shall we say, tired of some of the way they take a pass on some and not on others. We get criticized for accomplishing things. They don't get criticized for not accomplishing things.


Not surprisingly, Hayes didn't point out that Pelosi presided over one of the biggest financial crises in American history leading to a devastating recession and over ten percent unemployment.

He also chose to neglect that in the final year that the Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress in the previous decade before the Democrats took over, the budget deficit was $160 billion. Under Pelosi's rule, it soared to over a trillion.

So exactly what DID Pelosi accomplish in her four years as Speaker?

For some reason Hayes didn't ask.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.