Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Nancy Pelosi: Despicable!

September 13, 2006

As tempting as it may be, no, that is not my description of the Leader of the House Democratic Party. It is the title of the email I received from her staff today. In the Democrats quest to retake control of our government from Republicans, while we are in a war they don’t like, these emails are coming at an every increasing rate. Excerpts from her email reads:

The only thing the Republicans have left to offer the American people is fear. And the fear-mongering has turned up to full volume in congressional races across America.

Let’s put this to rest once and for all. Their mantra is as silly as is their stance on terrorism and as dangerous as is their minimizing the threat to our nation after the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, which as we all remember, resulted in the loss of nearly 3,000 innocent civilians. Read more about their tactics at Instilling Fear and Divisiveness.

In fact, on last Sunday's broadcast of "Meet The Press," Vice President Dick Cheney warned Americans who dare to question the Administration's policies in the war in Iraq that they are emboldening the enemy.

Sorry, Ms. Pelosi, but you haven’t been “questioning,” you have been blocking and opposing nearly every step and measure suggested. Your party has misrepresented the NSA Eavesdropping program to have it squelched. In opposing the extension of part of the Patriot Act, you stated, “We have a duty to protect the American people from terrorism, but also to protect law-abiding American citizens from unaccountable and unchallengeable government power over their personal lives, their personal records, and their thoughts.” Does it matter that citizens are not being subjected to any abuses, regardless of cries of the ACLU and the left?

Instead of all the “questioning” and opposition, Ms. Pelosi, how about supporting the effort and give both the President and our brave Military the resources and abilities needed to defeat the worst enemy our country has ever had to face? Have you or your party tried viable solutions to defeat this enemy? Or, is “cut and run” all you can muster?

Karl Rove and his political hatchet men know that Republicans cannot win if they run on their record of failure, incompetence and corruption.

Ms. Pelosi, no one can win if all they have to offer is a “record of failure, incompetence and corruption.Maybe that is what led the country to dump the Democrats out of power 12 years ago. From what I read and seen in your email, you haven’t yet cured your own record of failure, incompetence and corruption.

The left’s constant droning of Republicans record of failure, incompetence and corruption doesn’t make it so. Yes, they have some that shouldn’t be there, but your party seems to have even more.

It would appear to me that your email would also constitute a “Political Hatchet job.”

They are coming at our candidates in full-force, but I promise you that we will not be intimidated for one second by this despicable attempt by the White House to scare Americans and silence critics.

Silence critics? Who was it recently that issued a veiled threat to Mr. Robert Iger, President and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, for the movie “The Path to 9/11?” I didn’t see Roves, Cheney’s or Bush’s name affixed to that letter. I see 5 of your Democratic Party leaders.

Looking back at previous emails I have received from the DCCC, I find:

“If Donald Rumsfeld spent less time thinking about the midterm elections and more time figuring out how to clean up the mess this administration made in Iraq, perhaps we would not be where we are today…. It is clear now that abiding by Donald Rumsfeld as Defense Secretary is simply untenable, and that another two years of his tenure will bring even greater regrets and disaster than the last six.” Rahm Emanuel, September 8, 2006

"Can Democrats win the House is no longer the valid question. The question is whether Republicans can do anything about it." Amy Walter, Political Analyst, 8/10/06.

“[A] Republican Congress that will vote against raising the minimum wage, in favor of endless corporate welfare, and against decent wages and labor standards for working Americans everywhere. Karin Johanson, DCCC Executive Director, August 23, 2006. In a recent bill raising the minimum wage offered by Republicans in the Senate, how did Democrats vote? Seems I remember they heartily rejected it if it meant inheritance taxes would be cut. Guess the minimum wage isn’t all that important after all, huh?

“And you can bet your sweet you-know-what that they are looking for new, even uglier ways to suppress votes.” James Carville, August 22, 2006 Uh, Ms Pelosi, who was it that blocked so many Military absentee ballots in the 2000 Florida elections? Hint: It wasn’t Bush.

Let’s look back at the recent funeral of Coretta Scott King, wife of the famed Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, shall we? Have we forgotten the Bush Bashing when Rev. Joseph Lowery said, “We know there were no weapons of mass destruction over there, but Coretta knew and we knew there are weapons of misdirection right down here,” and, “For war, billions more, but no more for the poor." Did you forget those, Ms. Pelosi?

What about former President Carter when he said of the Kings, "It was difficult for them then personally with the civil liberties of both husband and wife violated as they became the target of secret government wiretaps," and when he said that Hurricane Katrina showed that all are not yet equal in America? Did those slip your memory when you state They are coming at our candidates in full-force?

You titled this email as “despicable” when you sent it out. Looking back over the condition of the country and the constant drone of “impeachment” when there is no need or call, the constant obstruction of efforts to defend our country, calls by members of your party saying our troops have been terrorizing innocent women and children in the dead of night and that they have killed in cold blood and then parading a handful of Veterans who might agree with you as those with any “moral authority” to speak, while attacking Honorable Decorated Combat Veterans like the Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth as “Republican stooges” is truly “despicable.

Problem is, Ms. Pelosi, it has been your party acting in a “despicable” manner.

Lew

Read more at

Yes Pelosi, There Is A War On

3 comments:

Doll said...

Despicable and disgusting all rolled into one Ms. Pelosi.

"The only thing the Republicans have left to offer the American people is fear. And the fear-mongering has turned up to full volume in congressional races across America."

She is sick. What planet is she from or any other disgusting idiot that truly believes such inflammatory rhetoric?

All the Republicans can offer is fear? Huh? OMG I am sick of this moronic mantra.

First of all if it were not for the bureaucracy created back when Carter dealt with Iran, and Clinton with his lack luster resume and all the missed opportunities to wipe UBL off the face of the earth---well, that is fear. Fear the Democrats-the cut and run party will hand us over to the terrorists all the while smiling.

What a spineless *****. The Democratic Party has nothing to offer and BTW--proof of it was reported today on Fox News.

The GOP raised 60 million dollars while the Dem's beloved Dean has only raised 12 million--if they cannot even raise the funds to help them take over the congress and senate we are to believe they would fight the war on terror? NOT!

Good post Lew and it just goes to prove one more time that the Dem's do not have a plan--sorry, they do--their plan is to attack, defile, degrade, shrill and decry more Bush bashing and against the war double speak. Sickening isn't it?

If you have time check out my post today about NBC going liberal with Vieira today. UGH!

It has been known for decades how liberal Thomas Jefferson was. However, it is also known, but not widely spoken of that Jefferson, unlike today's liberal crowd always put his personal views aside for the greater good of the nation. That is something these fools do not know how to do in our times, nor care to do. They are too selfish and egotistical.

Pelosi et al are nothing better than 'narcissists'. I hope they ROT before they take our nation down a path that will cause our country to rot.

Lew said...

For any desiring it, here is the complete text of her email:

From: "Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader" {dccc@dccc.org}
Subject: Despicable
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 14:33:24 -0400

We Must Win!


Dear Lewis,

The only thing the Republicans have left to offer the American people is fear. And the fear-mongering has turned up to full volume in congressional races across America.

In fact, on last Sunday's broadcast of "Meet The Press," Vice President Dick Cheney warned Americans who dare to question the Administration's policies in the war in Iraq that they are emboldening the enemy.

They are taking their fear tactics to the airwaves in an attempt to distract voters from their own miserable record. Karl Rove and his political hatchet men know that Republicans cannot win if they run on their record of failure, incompetence and corruption. They know that their only hope of staving off defeat this November is to pour money into attack ads that frighten the American people and distract them from the Administration's disastrous policies on Iraq, record-high gas prices, not raising the minimum wage, and privatizing Social Security.

In fact, the NRCC, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's (DCCC) Republican counterpart, "plans to spend more than 90 percent of its $50 million-plus advertising budget on what officials described as 'negative ads'" according to a front page story in Sunday's Washington Post. The Republican National Committee will be right behind them with tens of millions more. And then there are the extreme right-wing groups with ads you may have already seen, featuring the most shocking fear-mongering imaginable -- with pictures of the 9/11 attacks and slogans like "Vote as if your life depended on it. Because it does."

They are coming at our candidates in full-force, but I promise you that we will not be intimidated for one second by this despicable attempt by the White House to scare Americans and silence critics.

This week alone the DCCC will be on the air in 13 cities, but we know the Republican attacks will run from now until the election. Keeping our ads on the air - just this week - will cost up to $200,000 per day. In the next few weeks, this number could jump to over one million dollars a day! You can help make sure that our ads stay up and that no attack goes unanswered by making a contribution today.

Click here to make a secure contribution of $35, $50, or more today. Help the DCCC level the playing field.

Polls show the Republicans' House and Senate majorities are in serious jeopardy, and they are willing to say anything and do anything to keep their control. In a Republican memo released last week, party leaders told vulnerable incumbents to "define your opponent immediately and unrelentingly."

Party strategists said they have concluded that their best chance to prevent big Democratic gains is a television and direct-mail blitz over the next few weeks viciously attacking Democratic candidates.

We have an historic opportunity to win the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. But, many races will come down to just a few votes and we must have the resources to stand up against the coming tidal wave of special-interest Republican money.

Click here to make a secure contribution of $35, $50, or more today. Help the DCCC level the playing field.

President Bush will try to make terrorism the issue nationally, casting the election as a choice between two distinct approaches for protecting the nation from attack. He will continue to divide this country over national security, instead of uniting it.


The DCCC is hitting back against the Republican sleaze machine. We will not be "swift boated" again. In races across the country, Democrats are on the offense -- but we need to keep up with the Republican special-interest war chests to stay on the air and make sure voters do not fall for their dirty tricks.

We need the help of committed Democrats across the country to fund our efforts to keep Democratic candidates on the air - and ahead in the polls. Our Democratic candidates are leading or are within striking distance in many of our races. We're going to win, but not without your help.

Click here to make a secure contribution of $35, $50, or more today. Help the DCCC level the playing field.

With a Democratic Congress, we'll get started on the Democratic plan to move America in a new direction -- strengthening our national security ... creating jobs and boosting wages ... achieving energy independence ... expanding access to affordable health care ... guaranteeing the retirement security of America's seniors ... protecting our environment ... moving forward with vital stem cell research ... and putting a college education back within reach for every American.

You have played a critical role in helping the DCCC beat back these attacks and get the truth out. Your continuing, generous support is critical at this pivotal moment in the 2006 campaign. The DCCC has successfully put dozens of congressional races into play and the most trusted surveys indicate that of the 30 most competitive races 25 are in congressional districts held by a Republican.

Your generous gift will be put to work immediately to maximize our ability to get our message for change out to voters and to ensure that Democrats turn out in massive numbers this Election Day. With your help we will prevail in November and take our nation in a new direction.

Sincerely,


Nancy Pelosi
House Democratic Leader


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Doll said...

Pathetic. Thanks for posting this.
Talk about desperate.