Was Pelosi eaten by her own words?
Dana Milbank of the Washington Post reported “Nancy Pelosi, the liberal House speaker, is heckled by liberals.” The story says, “For 17 months, anger at President Obama and congressional Democrats has been pooling on the left. On Tuesday morning, it spilled onto the floor of an Omni Shoreham ballroom and splashed all over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”
Yet, analysis of the content of the report isn’t about a clash with liberals at all. It is about Nancy Pelosi and the Obama Administration failing to address fundamental needs of constituents, mostly basic things that most voters want, and surely some liberal ideas to boot.
Milbank refers to her as a “celebrated liberal.” Yet, I am from the San Francisco Bay Area, and I don’t associate her with the liberal wing as much as with the intellectual elitist. Diane Feinstein, by contrast, is what you might say a hawkish Democrat or a conservative Democrat. She is not a Reagan Republican, because she respects diversity. Like Pelosi and Boxer, she supports Israel. What is Boxer, beside shrill?
When someone in the audience shouted, "Stop Funding Israel Terror," many Americans, Republicans and Democrats might go along with that.
People yelled to stop the wars, and they complained that the healthcare legislation isn’t what they ordered. These things are not liberal complaints, they belong to everyone.
For me, I want to see Nancy go away because she is a divider and not a uniter as they say.
“The celebrated San Francisco liberal took the stage to greet what should have been a friendly audience: the annual gathering of progressive activists organized by the Campaign for America's Future.
Instead, Pelosi was eaten by her own.
Just three minutes into her speech -- right after she gave the triumphant news that "Change is here!" -- two men stood up and spread out a large pink banner in front of the podium demanding "Stop Funding Israel Terror."
At that moment, a wheelchair-bound woman named Carrie James began to scream from her table about 30 feet away: "I am not going to a nursing home!" At that cue, about 15 people in the crowd -- who, like James, wore orange T-shirts demanding "Community Choice Act Now" -- unfurled bedsheet banners and struck up a chant: "Our homes, not nursing homes!"”
Most Recommended Comment
Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel