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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 07:24 PM
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Netroots shafted by Reid, Pelosi and Emanual.
They were scheduled to appear in public, answer questions, and talk on Satuday. Netroots even had a site up, with votes up and down, on which questions would be submitted to them, Pelosi in particular.

As Gomer said all too often, SURPRISE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!. They canceled.

Even though they could have easily scheduled votes and work late on Tuesday, Wednesday, or even Lobbyist Thursday, nope. Saturday is the day. Gives them an excuse to avoid dealing with pesky questions that the People might have.

I guess when you are at 9% popularity, the last thing you really want is public accountability. Especially when the top rated question on Netroots is Impeachment.

Shame on Reid, Pelousi and Emanual. They don't even have the guts to deal with a group of activists who could and should be their biggest supporters. I guess having a lack of spine and no honest answers will cause that.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 07:25 PM
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1. Ditto on Gomer
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 08:33 PM
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16. False alarm, at least for the time being......
I'm putting this as near as I can get to the top, because I have had the experience of taking action on something before I scrolled down....! ;->

Please see my posts below.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 07:28 PM
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2. We are the Democratic Party, and they don't give a fuck about us.
They just want power.

:-(
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 07:31 PM
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3. they just want to KEEP it. and fuck the constitution, or our Bill of Rights.
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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 07:33 PM
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4. It sucks, but they're the establishment.
They're the "man" or rather the "men and woman" now and we need to realize it.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 07:34 PM
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5. did the questions scare them off? possibly. here's the site:
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 07:42 PM
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7. Interesting what's at the top, huh?
Yep, I'm thinking that's why. It would have made for interesting headlines.....
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KelleyKramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 08:18 PM
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13. Look at the top 5 questions...

I'm not surprised they ran away... bunch of cowards.

Hopefully all the Dem leadership will be replaced in January.
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Tutonic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 07:38 PM
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6. Payback will be a dog Nan, Rahmmie and Harry boy.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 07:43 PM
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8. Link to source, please? - never mind, found it
Edited on Sun Jul-13-08 07:47 PM by tbyg52
http://www.netrootsnation.org/node/730

which in turn links to

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/house-to-work-overt...

Glad to see you have your priorities in order, fearless leaders....! :grr:
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 08:07 PM
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10. Here's something interesting, though - I don't find this news when I navigate from their home page
http://www.netrootsnation.org /
Cannot find it from there just by browsing, not nohow. (I found my first link through Googling.)

An interesting thing about the link to The Hill is that it's dated before July 4th.

And Netroots Nation's front page seems to indicate that Pelosi is still scheduled to attend.

I'm very confused, but that's not unusual.
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 08:20 PM
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14. FALSE ALARM
The link I Googled is from last year. No one has cancelled for this year, per the person who replied to my email at Netroots Nation.
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 07:45 PM
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9. Cowards
eom
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 08:08 PM
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11. Nancy Pelosi - you are a bought and paid for coward; a shame to your party, your state and your
country
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 08:11 PM
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12. Damn!
I didn't know Reid and Emanuel were going to be there, but I was sure looking forward to Pelosi. I knew she'd need to bring heavy armor -- it promised to be a tough crowd. Haven't gotten an e-mail yet that they cancelled.

I'm still looking forward to Netroots, though. Should be a great five days. Anyone else here going?
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 08:24 PM
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15. FALSE ALARM, per email from Netroots Nation
The link I found was from *last* year.

Just out of curiosity, where did you hear this?
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-13-08 09:55 PM
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17. I got an e-mail alert about 3 hours ago.
weird.

LAST YEAR? someone fucking with us?
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-14-08 04:07 PM
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18. Could be.
I found the link from last year (when she *did* cancel) by Googling Pelosi and cancel. Maybe someone ran across the link by chance while Googling for something else....?

The page didn't have a date on it, was part of the problem. And the website said Netroots Nation, not Yearly Kos.

The Hill piece it linked to did have a date, which is when I got to wondering, as it was before July 4th. I'd like to say I noticed the year at that point, but I didn't. I tried to find it by navigating from Netroots Nation home page, and couldn't. Then I emailed Netroots Nation.

Who'd the email alert come from, if I may ask?
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