pelosi makes excuses

Watch and be amazed… Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that she has absolutely no power to stop the war. She also says that she has no intention whatsoever of pursuing impeachment… Maybe I’m missing something, but it seems pretty clear to me that she doesn’t want to stop the war or get Bush out of power so long as she thinks these things can be used to beat the Republicans at the polling place. The truth is, she could both stop the war (by cutting off the funding) and begin impeachment proceedings, but she lacks the political will to do so. She’s afraid to go up against the Republicans who will invariably say that, by cutting funding, she’s putting American troops in harms way. And it’s an oversimplification, but let’s face it, Bush in the White House is good for fundraising… Don’t we deserve better leadership – leadership that’s more concerned with the constitution and the future of our country than in political gamesmanship? Ending the war and ending this administration is essential to the future of our democracy. I know there’s a risk that doing so might cost us the Presidency in ’08, but I think it’s a chance we have to take.

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  1. mark
    Posted September 27, 2007 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Now I’m just waiting for Robert to come along and call me stupid.

  2. Robert
    Posted September 27, 2007 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    I’m ready to (and enthusiastic), but you haven’t called Pelosi a “joke” yet. I’m bound by certain rules of engagement, unfortunately.

  3. egpenet
    Posted September 27, 2007 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    If Pelosi, Dingell and Hillary think they have a GREAT PLAN and they’re SO SMART for all of these silly posturings … they need to think again! The Reepblicans have handed the Democrats everything on a silver platter. And yet, I’d be willing to bet the Democrats lose in 2008, because they have played this silly game about being opposed to the war, opposed to tax cuts and opposed to getting third world oil any way we can. Are we stupid!? The Democrats voted right down the list for the last eight years … from the war to the Patriot Act to more war spending to privatizing the war with Halliburton and Blackwater … bingo bango. Hillary can’t make a decent denial if she tried with both hands! Thety are all phonies and traitors in my eyes.

    Dennis Kucinich, Richardson and Ron Paul are the only three telling ALL of the truth and whose records reflect the facts every step of the way. And NONE of them are electible at the head of a ticket, because all the POWER is lined up on both sides of the aisle behind the plan to control oil, control the Middle East and control … eventually … Asia. Pelosi is in lock-step with them all.

  4. Fred
    Posted September 27, 2007 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    I’ll do it.

    She’s a joke.

    Not a funny joke. A sick and cruel joke. The worst kind of joke. The kind of joke where the punchline is delivered on the end of a police baton.

    Welcome to the police state.

  5. Robert
    Posted September 27, 2007 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Fred, you just bought yourself a tasering.

  6. Posted September 28, 2007 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    While assuming the position for a proper tasering, I’ll say that I wish I could say this was suprising to me. She at least looks less comfortable in her uncanny spinelessness than she has over the last couple of years. Maybe the stress is getting to her.

  7. Posted September 28, 2007 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    I love the way you called this country a demmocracy, even though it is actually a republic. You must have been educated by the goverment. You are a very good liberal. Thanks

  8. Robert
    Posted September 29, 2007 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Just for the record, “Robert R” is not me, though my last name starts with an “R” also. However, I’m not so dumb as to respond to someone calling our country a ‘democracy’ by saying “no, it’s a republic.” It’s no more a republic than it IS a democracy. It actually has aspects of both a democracy and a republic. It’s not incorrect to call our country a democracy, because it IS a type of democracy…a republican democracy. It is also not incorrect to call it a republic because it IS a type of republic…a democratic republic. And actually, thanks to Karl Rove and his criminal friends, Robert R’s declaration that the US is not a democracy is becoming a truer statement every day.

  9. a different Robert R
    Posted September 30, 2007 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I am likewise a Robert R, and, as such, just wanted to say that I am neither of these two gentlemen. Furthermore, I believe we live under a McOcracy.

  10. Posted September 30, 2007 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    All hail the french fry and extra large soda!

  11. Robert
    Posted October 16, 2007 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    I’ve got a sign on my desk that reads, “The Buck Stops Anywhere But Here.”

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