Pelosi on a mission to damage Bush

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As I watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prance in front of the news cameras and announce that Congress would force the president to schedule troop "redeployment," I had a nightmarish flashback to the 1980s when then-Speaker Jim "Buy My Book" Wright undermined our president.

President Reagan had warned about the dangers of communism gaining another foothold in our hemisphere, and our need to support the Contra freedom fighters in Nicaragua. Mr. Wright dashed off to Central America to commiserate with the enemy, and managed to push through legislation that criminalized the president's chosen foreign policy.

Now another Democratic speaker apparently hasn't read the Constitution, and thinks there are 435 commanders in chief rather than one. President Bush has the courage of his convictions, but Pelosi's only conviction seems to be whatever will damage the president.

She claims to be dedicated to raising the minimum wage, but sought to exclude American Samoa and benefit a large corporation in her district. She gives lip service to battling so-called "manmade global warming," but demands a jumbo jet to fly cross-country. She pretends to support labor unions, but she and her super-rich husband won't allow their own employees to unionize.

Just another "do as I say, not as I do" Democrat.

John Salazar, Augusta

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 03/12/07 - 03:20 am
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The Nicaraguan Contras were

The Nicaraguan Contras were not "freedom fighters". They were
terrorists pure and simple. They attacked government run day care
centers, health clinics, and killed literacy campaign
volunteers. The Contras were terrorist because they attacked soft civilian
targets. This is where the expression "one man's freedom fighter is
another man's terrorist" comes from. The U.S. did the same thing to
Nicaragua that we did to Afghanistan after the Mujahideen won there . We fuggotaboutit. 17 years after their "return of democracy"
Nicaragua is the poorest country in the western hemisphere save for
Haiti. That is why Sandinista Daniel Ortega was elected President last
year. Ronald Reagan subverted the will of Congress and illegal funded
the Contras by selling missiles to Iran. You care to justify that, Mr.
Salazar? Ronald Reagan also funded the terrorist Jonas Savimbi in
Angola. Nobody cried when that man met his fate. Your facts are skewed,
Mr. Salazar. Speaker Pilosi, 3rd in line of succession to the U.S.
Presidency, simply requested a jet capable of making a non-stop flight
to her home state of California. Denny Hastert only had to go as far as
Illinois. Democrats now control Congress. The Legislature is a coequal branch of government with the Executive. Separation of powers in written into the U.S. Constitution.

bone
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bone 03/12/07 - 04:50 am
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Care to comment on any of the

Care to comment on any of the other skewed facts, JRHC? I think the Samoa and anti-union moves are pretty interesting. Want to see how much Democrats control congress? Watch carefully to see how many backpedal as the vote to draw down military deployment draws nearer.

GACopperhead
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GACopperhead 03/12/07 - 05:06 am
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You also seem to forget,

You also seem to forget, Mr.Salazar, that Mr. Reagan also lied to the faces of the American people by saying that the arms sales didn't occur, and then one week later admitted that the did take place. The Contras were also being funded by drugs, which Mr. Reagan knew of. I'm no Democrat, but I'm against any lying, cheating, stealing administration which, obviously the present one is.

Dedicated
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Dedicated 03/12/07 - 06:16 am
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I give you one major

I give you one major truth........Cain is still an idiot!

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/12/07 - 06:20 am
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Mr. Salazar, while your

Mr. Salazar, while your letter is right as far as it goes, it failed to mention Ms. Pelosi was carrying on with bussiness as usual. She is the speaker of the house and as such it is her job to get as much for herself and her people while doing as much damage to the other party as possible. All is fair in politics. You're only guilty of what you can be prosecuted for in the press. As the "great American", Mr.Cain, so eloquently stated, even the greatest president of modern times, Ronald Reagan, didn't preside over a perfectly clean administration. Politics is a nasty bussiness and national politics is nationally nasty. Complaining about bussiness as usual is just whining.

pr37
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pr37 03/12/07 - 08:21 am
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The "do as I say" moniker for

The "do as I say" moniker for Pelosi fits. She's conservativly worth about $30 million. Owns vinyards. Hires non-union labor, but accepts lotsa bucks from the unions! What's wrong with this picture? The NAFTA was passed on B.Clinton's watch. We--the USA--loses jobs and manufacturing opportunities that are shipped out of country--off shore. Here again, we suffer, while Pelosi and her ilk grow $ fatter. The Bullmoose mentality!

critter
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critter 03/12/07 - 08:38 am
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Here's how you know if a

Here's how you know if a politician is lying, no matter what their political affiliation: watch carefully, if they're lips are moving, they're lying. Car salesmen, politicians, and preachers, all cut from the same cloth and out to get a hand in your pocket.

intheknow
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intheknow 03/12/07 - 09:30 am
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WOW> I agree with PATRICIA

WOW> I agree with PATRICIA THOMAS. But then again I did run out of medications this weekend. Still great point.

intheknow
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intheknow 03/12/07 - 09:41 am
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Salazar. Do you support Labor

Salazar. Do you support Labor Unions? What about raising wages? What kind of vehicle do you drive? At least she has the guts to stand for something. What do you stand for? Did the word "PRANCE " come about because Speaker Pelosi is a female?

CHIEF
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CHIEF 03/12/07 - 09:55 am
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u voted for her and her band

u voted for her and her band of clinton lovers; so deal with it. republicans are not much better. the fact is that bush is the only true christian in the lot and he has conviction regardless of the path he chooses. at least they (bushes) are morale people and not clinton liars and sexual perverts.

jack
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jack 03/12/07 - 11:10 am
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I see the DNC parrot, Cain,

I see the DNC parrot, Cain, is the first to respond to the article. Not surprising. I believe he is a paid employee of the local DIMocRAT Party (or maybe the DNC)?. The House DIMs in cahoots with the Senate's Dingy Harry Reed, have launched a get Bush initiative that will backfire on them, as it should. The DIMs know they can't get this ridiculous legislation past the Senate, but think it will discredit Buah and the Republicans when it either fails in the Senate or is vetoed by Bush, which it wont. Americans are smart enough to see that this is a ploy by the DIMs to cut off funds from the troops to cut and run n Iraq, but haven't the intestinal fortitude to come right out and do it because the vast majority of Americans do support our troops.. Yes, Americans are tired of the way the war has been run/mismanaged, but the vast majority do NOT want to cut and run but DO want a victory in Iraq.

Ken
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Ken 03/12/07 - 11:29 am
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Pelosi's father was one of

Pelosi's father was one of Baltimore's most crooked politicians. She & her brother learned on his knee. Maybe she smiles so broadly because she speaks out of both sides of her mouths! This 2 faced so called liberal has to deal with "fishy" businesses in her San Francisco district being exempted from the minimum-wage increase that Democrats approved. This is the problem with rushing legislation through without full debate, just the opposite of MS Speakers pontification. She's done anyway, stick a fork in this plastic old bag.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/12/07 - 12:54 pm
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intheknow, rest assured that

intheknow, rest assured that every time you agree with me you'll be right. So far, this is one in a row. Stay off of those meds.

intheknow
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intheknow 03/12/07 - 01:32 pm
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Bush and his family are the

Bush and his family are the only true christians. WOW> I think I will get back on my medication.

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