At a private caucus meeting Thursday morning, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told her members that if Obama's serious about putting Social Security on the chopping block, he'd left her in the dark about it. And after an at-times-contentious meeting about how open Dems should be to significant entitlement cuts, leaders departed to the White House to read Obama the riot act.
And okay, maybe not telling Nancy means this is all just theater and horseshit and trial balloons and whatnot, and nothing actually is going to happen to Medicare and Social Security, because if Obama really was serious surely he'd have talked to, you know, the most powerful Democrat in the House.
However, the semi-pro pessimist in me says this is just one more example of fucking amateur hour and in case nobody's noticed the world is burning down out here. We could use some adults around. Mercifully, we seem to have Nancy.
"You [asked], 'could the changes compromise the vote?'" Pelosi said at a Thursday afternoon briefing near the House chamber. "I said yes."
That's FUCK YES, Madam Minority Leader.