Skip to comments.Gingrich to Pelosi: Change 'Outrageous' SOU Rebuttal
Posted on 02/02/2005 5:19:38 PM PST by wagglebee
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich called on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi Wednesday afternoon to change her rebuttal to tonight's State of the Union Address, saying the language she intends to use referring to U.S. troops in Iraq as "an occupying force" is "outrageous."
"I hope before she says it tonight that she will withdraw that phrase and does not use it tonight," Gingrich told radio host Sean Hannity. "That's like describing American forces in Germany during the Cold War as an occupying force instead of a force that was protecting the German people from the Soviet Union." In a transcript of her pre-taped remarks released to the press earlier today, the top House Democrat complains: "We all know that the United States cannot stay in Iraq indefinitely and continue to be viewed as an occupying force. Neither should we slip out the back door, falsely declaring victory but leaving chaos."
Gingrich predicted that Pelosi's remarks would be used by America's enemies as a propaganda tool.
"You don't give them a chance to play the Democratic leader around the world saying something that even implies" you're critical of the troops.
"This is a big mistake. It is a bad thing for America. How can you be quiet about something that's this outrageous?" Gingrich said.
Newt should just come out and say it:
Pelosi and her ilk are the enemy!
I pray she doesn't!
Let her use it. Gives Rush more ammo, like he needs more when taking dowm dems, but let her open her trash mouth.
Nancy, don't change. I want the Democratic Party dead. Thank you for sharing the same goal.
Pelosi, Kennedy and Dean today's democratic leaders, helping to ensure a Republican Congress, Senate and President.
See what I mean? I wonder if she'll go through with it....
Newt, the Freepers are right and you're wrong. Let the Democrats rip their disguises off and show the country just who they are.
But the term "occupying force" fits Democratic sensibilities just fine. I think it reflects the fact that national Democrats are desparate to hold on to the left wing voter. Everything they've done lately seems to be aimed to please the political Left.
It's noteworthy that Iraqi political figures have expressed that they want the "occupying force" - liberating force would be a better term - to stay.
You've got that right. She's a Socialist pig and a traitor to the bone!!!
Why is it that only Newt and Zell are willing to call the Democrats on their treasonous conduct ?
The silence from the Republican side sends a clear message to the terrorists.
And a clear message to the base.
Oh, lord...don't stop her! Please, I'm begging you, let her say it! OUT LOUD.
Hey Newt! SHUTUP! The Beast is not dead yet.
Nancy practicing her rebuttal to the Presidents State of the Union.
Newt knows that if he says do X, the Dimwits will do Y instead. He is ensuring that Pelosi will use the phrase by asking her not to. :-)
Looks like the takeover of the Dean wing is complete.
The Iraqi people ignored the terrorist threats; they can easily ignore idiot Democrats. If nothing else, the Iraqi people will be prepared to ignore their own version of a future Democratic party.
A quick definition from www.lectlaw.com says about this clause:
"AID AND COMFORT - The U.S. Constitution, Article VIII, Section III, declares, that adhering to the enemies of the United States, giving them aid and comfort, shall be treason. These words, as they are to be understood in the constitution, have not received a full judicial construction. They import, however, help, support, assistance, countenance, encouragement. The word aid is explained by Lord Coke as comprehending all persons counselling, abetting, plotting, assenting, consenting, and encouraging to do the act, (and he adds, though not applicable to treason; who are not present when the act is done)."
Yes, good point.
All of you who are wishing she would say it for political reasons are forgetting that it could cost American lives. Even Hannity said he was not going to mention it anymore so she would say it and look foolish. Who's looking foolish here?
Newt just out to get some facetime. Maybe he will run afterall. I think he should just continue letting them self-destruct.
Although I have a theory; I fear this is all a Clinton effort. Let the left fracture the democrats and put Dean in charge of the DNC to continue building a party divide - opens up a slot for a 3rd party candidate (preferable strong on immigration methinks) to siphon enough votes for Hillary to get in. Thus, you get another Clinton in with less than 50%.
If anyone is an "occupying force" in this country it's the DimoWits and their occupation of any empty-headed, shallow or still-formative wo/man-child that's willing to swallow their tripe.
Until the last dem. is mired neck-deep in quag, let them be. It's not enough to read between the lines their intentions. Loud and frequent outbursts of desperate liberals is becoming good entertainment.
If Im right the only other party to self destruct in US history were the Whig Party right? Man, the Rats are really trying to tie the record.
And what is up with their leadership? Pelosi and Reid are leading their troops off of a cliff, and they are about to give Dean command of their armies. They are all committing suicide. Its like Jonestown all over again!
Someone should take her "minority whip" away and just hand her a shovel.
Why did Gingrich warn her...how foolish...let her dig their grave!
Then again, he may have done it just to make her do it. It's not like Pelosi would ever take Newt's advice.
The rats just keep making the wrong moves. Maybe next year they will invite the French/German Ambassadors to provide commentary and rebuttal.
Or maybe Ramsey Clarke.
The President back then said we would be home by Christmas, 1999.
Oh nevermind that was Clinton so that "occupation" is ok.
The poor wide eyed fool could not resist, she just said it.
She sure did. Unbelievable. When some Freeper gets the video of her saying off of a terrorist website pleas e-mail the link to her.
He was "politely" warning all of us to watch for it. He knew NP would never listen to what he said.
Yep, she actually said, I listened to the rebuttal by Reid and Pelosi.
Now excuse me while I go de-louse.
Pelosi even went as far as to tell the terrorists what we have left unguarded since 9/11.
she changed it from "Americans are an occupying army" to "we are seen as an occupying force"
Here's where she said that American troops have failed:
"Despite the best efforts of our troops and their Iraqi counterparts, Iraq still faces a violent and persistent insurgency, and the Chairman of the National Intelligence Council said in January that Iraq is now a magnet for international terrorists."
Even California will be sick of her ass by the time she's been in office another term.
One GIANT flaw in this theory is that if the 3rd party candidate is on the left, is robs a ton of votes from Hitlery.
The middle might go either way. You are right, a far left candidate may hurt her. I don't see that as the plan though. Just something to watch. She knows she could never get 50% in a straight up election. Her husband was gifted by a third party candidate.
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