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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:21 PM
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Republicans Denounce Pelosi for Warning Against 'Incitement'
Source: Washington Post

The House Republicans' top campaign chief strongly denounced Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments that appeared to question whether today's angry conservative protests were similar to anti-gay rallies in the late 1970s that preceded the assassination of two San Francisco political leaders.

Rep. Pete Sessions (Texas), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said Pelosi crossed the line when she related the rhetoric of anti-gay protesters in San Francisco in 1978 -- the year Harvey Milk, the first openly gay member of the city's board of supervisors, and his political ally, Mayor George Moscone, were killed by former supervisor Dan White -- to that of contemporary conservatives while answering a question about the protests against President Obama's health-care proposals.

"The Speaker is now likening genuine opposition to assassination. Such insulting rhetoric not only undermines the credibility of her office, but it underscores the desperate attempt by her party to divert attention away from a failing agenda," Sessions said in a statement. "During one of the most important policy debates of our time, the American people have been completely abandoned by those elected representatives under her control. Voters are justifiably frustrated with Washington, and the Speaker's verbal assault on voters accomplishes nothing other than furthering her reputation for being wildly out of touch with the American people."



Read more: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/capitol-briefing/2009/...
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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:23 PM
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1. Republicans Denounce Pelosi
for breathing...
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:43 PM
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21. So do a lot of DUers.
Hmm...

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mth44sc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:41 PM
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24. She has been better of late
I never wished her ill. But there are days when I thought we could do better. Its not the same thing.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:19 PM
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31. We wouldn't denounce her if she would wear and use the fucking spine she has.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:23 PM
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2. Fuck them.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:41 PM
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17. So they're in favor of murdering mayors?
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:43 PM
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18. I am so sick of those bastards. Yeah, it sure seems like they're implying that they're
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 07:46 PM by myrna minx
"pro assassination" party. :puke: They are so out of control.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:23 PM
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3. Yeah, why would anyone question incitement?
Isn't incitement what America is all about?
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:24 PM
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4. Well I am sure they can censure her then,
wonder how many Dems will agree with it?
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:33 PM
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13. She's just doing her job. Lot's of Incitement going on; can we talk about Religion as BUSINESS?
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:39 PM
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16. Religions incite.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:24 PM
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5. republicans know pelosi is a spineless paper tiger lol...will she apologize asap?
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:24 PM
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6. Go! Nancy! Go!
Give them hell!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:27 PM
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7. What a surprise. nt
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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:27 PM
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8. Real Headline, Sir: 'Sessions Calls For Assassination Of House Speaker!'
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:28 PM
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9. Incitement of a Civil War? or a Race War? how about Incitement of a WAR of CHOICE, not Necessity.
How about Incitement to Kill MANY IRAQIS?

Do THEY REALLY want to talk about Incitement. Stupid move.

What does anyone call that trash that Rove's Pig Boy vomits, between recreational drug use, into Public resources for $400 million dollars a year?
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:31 PM
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10. How the frac about War Crimes that incited Torture and Blackmail for "victory" in Iraq
only the Serfs go to jail.
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:31 PM
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11. She caught them in the act and they'[re screaming "innocent".
They're starting the fire and then fanning the flames. Back in the 70s we didn't have the media sending the bs out there on a 24/7 basis, today the hate has a venue.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:38 PM
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15. She's right. Everyone would better busy working to solve a problem.
I admit I do incite sometimes, but I am not an Absolutist.

I enjoy problem solving and I think my town is ready to focus on its own real community, now . . .
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:33 PM
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12. Republicans race baiters & haters.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:28 PM
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26. Guiding Light for Timothy McVeigh and the Exceptionalist "Christian" Identity Absolutely Powerful Th
eocrats for The Magistrate
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rayofreason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:38 PM
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14. I wish Pelosi could shoot straight
Dan White, who killed Moscone and Milk, was a Democratic politician who was angry that he had been passed up for a city job.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_White

Not the best analogy, but maybe a Freudian slip on Pelosi's part. Is she afraid that someone within the party might be unhappy with her?

Anyway, this kind of mistaken metaphor (which serves to remind people of a Democrat shooting Democrats) won't swing any fence sitters to Obama's side. Quite the opposite.
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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:44 PM
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34. But all Democrats are not the same.
Especially in the 70s. From your link:

His district was described by The New York Times as "a largely white, middle-class section that is hostile to the growing homosexual community of San Francisco. <...> As a supervisor, Mr. White made it clear that he saw himself as the board's defender of the home, the family and religious life against homosexuals, pot smokers and cynics.
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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:48 PM
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19. Since they hold the scum-dweller's trophy on morals, their "denouncement" is WORTHLESS,
Absolutely,....worthless!!!
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orpupilofnature57 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:20 PM
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20. "Genuine Opposition" they have no clue of Genuine ,except for hate.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:43 PM
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22. "The Speaker is now likening genuine opposition to assassination." UM, no. . .
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:44 PM by emulatorloo
Let me translate what she said.

The overheated rhetoric could cause some nut to freak out. That is a pretty damn reasonable statement.

I swear these Republicans either have Compreshension Problems, or they are Huge Liars.
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CBHagman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:10 PM
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23. SHE crossed the line?!
Typical modus operandi adopted by abusers, narcissists, radio hosts, and your garden-variety Republican operatives: Wring hands while tearfully declaring one's victimhood, while staying on the offensive 100 percent of the time. Foment resentment, encourage us-versus-them attitudes, and intone piously about bringing people together, a la Glenn Beck, or about bipartisanship, in true GOP shtick.

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Hugabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:04 PM
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25. Those fucking bastards. They absolutely want to see Obama dead.
They won't say it. They'll come out and officially deny it. They'll tell their followers not to commit acts of violence.

But they do so with a wink in one eye, and their fingers crossed behind their back.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:30 PM
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27. What about those who incite secession?
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BluDemocratGirl Donating Member (262 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 04:29 AM
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28. This is why the Greedy Obnoxious Pigeons are running out of time!
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 04:32 AM by BluDemocratGirl
They are so busy denouncing everything the Dems say or do.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 10:14 AM
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29. "likening genuine opposition to assassination" Nooooo....
likening genuine opposition that lead to assassination to today's opposition that might well again lead to assassination -- ASSHAT!
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:17 PM
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30. Has Ms. Pelosi made her timid, shaking mousie apology yet?
I expect it in 3....2....1.....
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:19 PM
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32. Way to go Speaker Pelosi........
Just remember folks members of the Democratic Party don't throw the baby out with the bath water....
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:28 PM
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33. Tell It Like It Is Nancy!
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 07:08 PM
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35. Breaking: Repukes Denounce Democrats for EXISTING At All!!!
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 07:33 PM
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36. And of course they denounced Glenn Beck for talking of poisoning Pelosi. //nt
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