Shorter Nancy Pelosi: America is hard.

As Jeryl Bier at The Weekly Standard reports, while addressing the Center for American Progress last week, Pelosi forgot that the Constitution is not, in fact, the Declaration of Independence:

Transcript via TWS:

“And so, it was 165 years ago, 165 years ago.  Imagine the courage it took for those women to go to Seneca Falls and do what they did there, to even leave home without their husband’s permission, or father’s, or whoever  it was.  To go to Seneca Falls, and to paraphrase what our founders said in the Constitution of the United States: they said the truths that are self-evident, that every man and woman, that men and women were created equal and that we must go forward in recognition of that.”

Bier also notes that the transcript posted at Pelosi’s website omits the gaffe. Funny, that! Funnier still? Mockery:

Ladies and gentlemen, the Constitution according to Nancy Pelosi:


We hold this truth to be self-evident: Nancy Pelosi is a dolt.

  • Steven A

    #NancyPelosiConstitutionQuotes The rights of the people to submit written questions to government officials, and be answered provided they’re really easy questions, shall not be infringed.

  • Sakemoto

    #NancyPelosiConstitutionQuotes The right of the Govt to fist you shall not be infringed.

  • Clayton Grant

    We the Democrats of the United States, in Order to form a more leftist Union, establish Injustice, subjugate domestic Tranquility, provide for the common offense, promote Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to just us, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of Absurdistan.

  • ObamaFail

    So do any liberal want to tell me again that Democrats respect the Constitution? They can’t even tell the difference between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Publik skool and the worst University “training.”

      • Deborah Hallsted

        And 25yrs of political “service” in D.C.

        • trixiewoobeans

          The Perfect Storm!

  • RblDiver

    #NanciPelosiConstitutionQuotes It’s not the legislature’s job to make sure what they pass is Constitutional.

  • WhoDat

    Meh, it happens sometimes.

    If screwing up disqualifies someone, Boehner wasn’t respecting the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence back in 2009, either.

    “House Minority Leader John Boehner was fired up and ready to go at the Tea Party rally today.

    He even held up his pocket copy of the Constitution, pledging to “stand here with our Founding Fathers, who wrote in the pre-amble: ‘We hold these truths to be self evident …”

    • Clayton Grant

      You realize that the Declaration of Independence has no preamble, right?

      • trixiewoobeans

        Heh heh heh. Government trolls, gotta school ’em cause their bosses fool ’em.

    • alanstorm

      Yes, but screwing up as the rule instead of the exception, like Obama, Pelosi, Reid, et al?

    • grais

      So, ‘Meh, but look what Boehner did, nyah-nyah nyah-nyah-Nyah-nyah’, eh?

      • conservativechick

        Just speak in language he might understand. “I know you are but what am I?”

    • Adela Wagner

      Yes it happens sometimes to the average person. With Nancy Pelosi, it happens every time she opens her mouth.

      • killdozerd11R

        How does that explain Dianne Feinstein and Sheila Jackson Lee

        • Adela Wagner

          As far as I can see, NOTHING explains them.

    • dwsmokin

      Wow-bold effort. Had to go back and dig that one up, while the left gives us new ones every day. Now twy again, this time wif feewing.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I the People of the United States,”

    • fishbonehead


  • Joe

    This woman ans many like her need to be in private employ.
    We are witness to the downfall of America.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    The Constitution will henceforth be known as ‘The Constipation’, due to the effect it has on democrats

  • Stephen L. Hall

    By the authority of Nobles Oblige (of course, not through any divine in instrument as might be otherwise implied), in order to form a more fair, socially redistributive and apparently equitable collective . . .

  • Karin_A

    Don’t forget about the Good ‘n’ Welfare Clause.

  • shafman

    Pelosi–Charter Member of the Federal Witless Protection Program.

  • Steve_J

    She is one obnoxious and stupid woman.

  • fred

    #NancyPelosiConstitutionQuotes We don’t know much laws,
    but what we do know, we can’t tell you until we pass it.

  • detroit19

    Senile much? No, just an Obama whore who thinks that by kissing his ass, she won’t be perceived as a racist. Sorry Nazi Pelosi, that dye has already been cast. You’re white, after all and RICH, to boot.

  • William Kent Jenkins

    Nancy’s Baltimore school up bringing

    • Roto

      …. that’s Ballimer to us locals 😉

      • William Kent Jenkins

        Bawlmer …hon

        • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

          same sound… :-)

          • William Kent Jenkins

            I’m a former Baltimoron and have to say I don’t miss it a bit except for family and friends

          • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

            Well, two words: Old Bay. You’ll have to come back for the crabs though. 😉

  • John Hattabaugh

    to a liberal, thedeclarationofindependenceconstitution, are just worn out pieces of paper that should have been thrown out with the trash years ago…i mean come on, they’re nasty looking, all worn out and tattered. there’s nothing really important about them, or on them. nothing but some scribbles, and doodles…and besides, what difference do they make?

  • facts76

    #NancyPelosiConstitutionQuotes “We hold these statements to be usefully ambiguous…”

  • facts76

    #NancyPelosiConstitutionQuotes “Powers not delegated to the United States…BWAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!”

  • facts76

    #NancyPelosiConstitutionQuotes – “Congress shall make no law it has actually read”

  • Jack Deth

    Memo to “Botox Brain” Pelosi:

    There’s an old mansion full of cats on Mission Hill that are really missing their senile, old Crazy Lady.

    • bungopony

      Bet they aren’t!

  • Roto

    #NancyPelosiConstitutionQuotes “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and thank God Nancy Pelosi is just the Minority Leader….”

  • killdozerd11R

    Wasn’t she quoted as to saying she was “Hearing Voices”

    Someone call a doctor…an Obummercare ….one and have her committed

    A statement like that can keep you from having a firearm and should keep you from holding a public office or having a security clearance

  • c5then

    A couple of score and a few more years ago, we the left, in order to establish welfare and ensure the never ending flow of cash from the people to us, did stop reading the founding documents because we didn’t like what they said.