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Pelosi analyzes political landscape
Contra Costa Times ^ | 9/15/6 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen

Posted on 09/15/2006 4:15:42 PM PDT by SmithL

ORINDA - National Democratic activist Christine Pelosi, daughter of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, vows to leave no Republican charge unchallenged in the upcoming mid-term elections.

"A charge unchallenged is a charge conceded," Pelosi told enthusiastic members of the Lamorinda Democratic Club Thursday night, where she delivered the evening's keynote speech to a largely agreeable audience. "And we will not concede."

Pelosi is a California delegate to the Democratic National Committee and the director of a boot camp for Democratic congressional candidates sponsored by a collaboration of labor and a political action committee formed to support the effort.

In a wide-ranging and lively speech peppered with personal stories and partisan zeal, Pelosi delivered advice for volunteers, visited lessons learned from the 2004 campaign, talked about possible 2008 presidential candidates, outlined the party's "New Direction" platform and offered a detailed rundown of the most competitive races nationwide.

"The pundits say it's going to be (Sen. John) McCain (R-Ariz.) and (Sen. Hillary) Clinton (D-N.Y.) but I think the field is still wide open on both sides," Pelosi said.

In the mid-term elections, Pelosi described the Democratic field of candidates as strong and well-positioned to take majority control of the House and perhaps the Senate.

But she also encouraged area Democrats to volunteer in the campaigns of two Northern California congressional races where Democrats face a decidedly uphill battle in their races against strong GOP incumbents -- District 11 between Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy, and Democrat Jerry McNerney and District 4 between Rep. John Doolittle, R-Rocklin, and Democrat Charlie Brown.

Her advocacy comes despite the fact that neither challenger qualified for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's "Red To Blue" fund-raising initiative, largely because the men failed to raise enough cash on their own and their districts voted heavily GOP in the 2004 presidential election.

"But these are emerging candidates," said Pelosi, "so be prepared for surprises. You never know what will happen in a campaign."

In addition to the boot camp, Pelosi has helped organize her party's outreach to veterans and their families in what she characterized as a direct response to 2004 Republican charges that Democrats were disinterested in the military and national security.

"Our party was Swift-boated out of recognition," said Pelosi, referring to the controversy over Democratic presidential candidate and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry's record as a Swift boat commander in the Vietnam War.

The result is what the party calls its "Fighting Dems," Pelosi said, a group of more than 40 military veterans seeking congressional office in the mid-term elections. The field includes Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, a helicopter pilot who was shot down in Iraq and lost her legs.

"We needed an outreach program so that veterans would know they have a home in the Democratic Party," Pelosi said.

Pelosi drew the biggest laugh with her story about a fund-raising solicitation letter signed by House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., where the lawmaker described Nancy Pelosi as the greatest threat to America.

Of all the dangers facing the nation like terrorism and high gas prices, Hastert "is worried about my mom," Pelosi said.

Hastert is referring, of course, to the possibility that Nancy Pelosi could become House speaker if the Democrats win 15 new seats in November and take majority control.

The party's 100-day plan calls for adopting the 9-11 Commission's recommendations, raising the minimum wage, permitting stem cell research, cutting the interest rates on college loans, eliminating subsidies for oil companies and preserving Social Security as a government program.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen covers politics. Reach her at 925-945-4773 or lvorderbrueggen@cctimes.com. Visit her blog at www.cctextra.com/blogs/politicsblog/

On-line: Christine Pelosi

California delegate to the Democratic National Committee and an organizer in the party's efforts to take majority control of Congress, Pelosi blogs regularly from the campaign trail. Visit her blog, Trail Mix, at www.challengernet.com.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democrats; dnc; humor; liberals; pelosi; sorocrats
The Culture of Corruption is all wound up.
1 posted on 09/15/2006 4:15:43 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: Shimmer128

Nancy Pelosi is deeply disturbed Ping


2 posted on 09/15/2006 4:16:52 PM PDT by SmithL (Where are we going? . . . . And why are we in this handbasket????)
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To: SmithL

Christine Pelosi? You mean there are two of these things?


3 posted on 09/15/2006 4:17:05 PM PDT by Phibes
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To: SmithL

"The pundits say it's going to be (Sen. John) McCain (R-Ariz.) and (Sen. Hillary) Clinton (D-N.Y.) but I think the field is still wide open on both sides,"

Was she speaking of the Democratic primary?


4 posted on 09/15/2006 4:19:45 PM PDT by Just_an_average_Joe (Frank Costanza: I'm like the Phoenix, rising from Arizona.)
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To: SmithL
Good Lord:

The Spawn of Pelosi!!!
5 posted on 09/15/2006 4:19:46 PM PDT by verum ago (To the UN:Diplomacy is useful only when backed by the threat of swift, merciless, and violent death.)
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To: SmithL

The dung does not fall far from the bull does it?


6 posted on 09/15/2006 4:20:36 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: SmithL; All

Pelosi analyzing = Dog listening to card trick.


7 posted on 09/15/2006 4:20:59 PM PDT by brewer1516
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To: SmithL
Republican charges that Democrats were disinterested in the military and national security.

Journalists are idiots, and this one doesn't actually know what "disinterested" means...

8 posted on 09/15/2006 4:21:49 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: SmithL

I was litening to Rush today quoting sources in Republican campaigns and the internal polling shows a surge of support for Republican candidates across the board. I think Nancy is going to be very upset election night. I plan on watching just to hear the howls of rage from the Dems.


9 posted on 09/15/2006 4:23:00 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions-------and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: SmithL
Of all the dangers facing the nation like terrorism and high gas prices, Hastert "is worried about my mom," Pelosi said.

I don't get the joke.

Your Mom = terrorism, high gas prices, and much more in her position.

10 posted on 09/15/2006 4:23:55 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: SmithL
"You never know what will happen in a campaign."

Maybe not, but I do know that it will happen on "the Thursday before the Tuesday," as Susan Estrich lamented after the LA Times dumped on Schwarzenegger the Thursday before the California Recall Election in 2003.

-PJ

11 posted on 09/15/2006 4:24:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: SmithL
"A charge unchallenged is a charge conceded,"

To some extent, I agree with her. That's why I gain impatient sometimes that Republicans let many charges unchallenged.

12 posted on 09/15/2006 4:25:32 PM PDT by paudio (Universal Human Rights and Multiculturalism: Liberals want to have cake and eat it too!)
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To: saganite
I plan on watching just to hear the howls of rage from the Dems.

Over chads, erroneous electronic voting machines, and voter fraud.

In the era of CD's the Dem's are like a broken record.

13 posted on 09/15/2006 4:26:46 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: SmithL

A navel-gazing hippie. My country would be a better place if both Nancy and her offspring moved to Havana.


14 posted on 09/15/2006 4:26:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You can't defeat your enemy unless you are willing to get down in the mud with him.)
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To: EGPWS

And the lib catch-all......"Stolen Elections"


15 posted on 09/15/2006 4:31:01 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: SmithL

16 posted on 09/15/2006 4:32:17 PM PDT by Gritty (First Liberals opposed the Islamofascists. Then they noticed whose side they were on.-EM Terrell)
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To: SmithL


All she needs is a rein and a saddle. She looks more like a horse than Camilla
17 posted on 09/15/2006 4:34:13 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: SmithL
The party's 100-day plan calls for adopting the 9-11 Commission's recommendations, raising the minimum wage, permitting stem cell research, cutting the interest rates on college loans, eliminating subsidies for oil companies and preserving Social Security as a government program.

Tax increases, defense cuts, more government control, and a further loss of sovereignty were conveniently left out of the equation.

18 posted on 09/15/2006 4:34:47 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: SmithL

This is getting to be like the Gotti family...like momma like daughter...D'Alessandro - Pelosi...Baltimore mob princess daughter threatens.

Bring it on garlic girl.


19 posted on 09/15/2006 4:36:00 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: stm
And the lib catch-all......"Stolen Elections"

Thank you!

ANY election not won by a Democrat is stolen isn't it?

20 posted on 09/15/2006 4:36:18 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: verum ago

>>The Spawn of Pelosi!!!

Sounds like a horror movie. "It came from San Francisco Bay"


21 posted on 09/15/2006 4:36:34 PM PDT by Betis70 (Every generation needs a new revolution)
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To: SmithL
A lost cause even discussing the Pelosi crime syndicate there. The Lamorinda area is ground zero of west coast liberalism. Mexicans tending manicured yards of posh suburbia with astronomical property values serving the legal vultures that commute to the city each morning, many leaving their vehicles at Bart because the Escalade eats too much gas. The botoxed skin stretched on a human skull look popularized by Nancy is considered a fashion statement there. They like the Pelosi's because they truly represent their twisted world-in-a-bubble values.
22 posted on 09/15/2006 4:36:37 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Phibes
Christine Pelosi? You mean there are two of these things?

Is there one of those socialist programs that gives out new keyboards? One of the things I love about FR. You read something once in awhile that makes you laugh until you almost pee and makes your whole day better. Better still, it can be something different for everyone.

Thanks Phibes for mine.

23 posted on 09/15/2006 4:39:21 PM PDT by IamConservative (Humility is not thinking less of oneself; humility is thinking about oneself less.)
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To: SmithL
it appears that Pelosi’s daughter was hired by Rep. John Tierney as his chief of staff. Soon after Pelosi appointed Tierney to the very powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Very interesting.


It was recently reported in a local paper that Rep. Tierney has been appointed to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In his press release, he states:

“I am honored to be appointed by Leader Pelosi to serve on HPSCI, which has principal oversight responsibilities over our intelligence community and confronts the most challenging national security issues currently facing the United States,” said Tierney, who will be the sole New England representative on the Select Committee.

“Congressman Tierney will be a powerful voice for aggressive oversight of all intelligence activities, whether conducted by civilian agencies or the Department of Defense,” House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said. “I am proud to name Congressman Tierney to the Intelligence Committee; he will be an outstanding Member.”

The HPSCI is a highly sought after committee assignment. Former Massachusetts Representative Peter Blute stated on his AM 680 Talk Show “Blute and Scotto” last week that he would have loved to serve on this committee.

Members of this committee receive full intelligence clearances. Blute’s co-host, Scott Allen Miller (”Scotto”), pointed out on his blog an interesting side note to this story, thanks to an astute listener of the show. In the Parade Magazine supplement in last week?s Sunday Boston Globe, in the story titled One-on One with Rep. Nancy Pelosi, it was revealed that “[n]ow one of Pelosi’s daughters is chief of staff to Rep. John Tierney (D., Mass)…” The astute reader also points out that Christine Pelosi has a reputation for “romantic liaisons with members of Congress,” particularly, Texas congressman Max Sandlin. (Note: Christine Pelosi has not been linked romanticly with Rep. Tierney, her married boss–at least, not yet.)

As President Bush embarks on his second term, many of his cabinet nominees have been criticized, despite being eminently qualified for the positions (case in point, Condoleeza Rice and Alberto Gonzalez). It has always been the position of the President to nominate only qualified individuals. So is this appointment to the HPSCI a reward for cronyism? Pelosi’s daughter has been Tierney’s Chief of Staff for some time, but I’m sure her association with the relatively unknown Congressman didn’t hurt Tierney’s chances for the appointment. Should not an individual appointed by the House Minority Leader to serve on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence be the most qualified individual to serve, not the one who employs the House Minority Leader’s daughter?

It is also worth noting that Nancy Pelosi is no stranger to this type of cronyism, as she is the daughter of former Baltimore mayor Thomas D’Alexandro Jr. and the sister of former Baltimore mayor Thomas D’Alexandro III. It is doubtful she would be where she is today if not for her family’s political history.

I suppose the first counter-argument to this assertion is that President George W. Bush comes from a long political lineage, and perhaps would not be where he is today had that not been the case. Perhaps, however, there is a distinct difference. President George W. Bush was elected president, not appointed. Had Rep. Tierney been elected by his colleagues in Congress to the committee, there would be no argument–but he wasn’t, he was appointed to this committee position by the mother of his chief-of-staff. There is no doubt in my mind that had a Republican Congressman been appointed to such a committee as the HPSCI by the parent of said congressman’s chief-of-staff, the Democratic propaganda machine would be working overtime and in high dudgeon.

http://www.floppingaces.net/2005/05/04/glass-houses-update/

24 posted on 09/15/2006 4:40:24 PM PDT by hipaatwo (Vote for your life. Every vote for a Democrat is a vote against victory.)
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To: stm

If Kerry fathered her child...Whoa Nellie!


25 posted on 09/15/2006 4:41:34 PM PDT by toddlintown (Six bullets and Lennon goes down. Yet not one hit Yoko. Discuss.)
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To: EGPWS

Yup, the Republican mantra is "if you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em" </sarc>


26 posted on 09/15/2006 4:42:38 PM PDT by stm (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: stm

...why the long face?

ta-boom

Doogle

27 posted on 09/15/2006 4:42:46 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF 69-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: IamConservative

Did you see that pic of Christine? Looks like a transsexual to me. After all, how could Marble Eyes spawn anything since her stance on family values is Pro-Death?


28 posted on 09/15/2006 4:44:09 PM PDT by Phibes
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To: SmithL
Notice they never say they will refute "the charges". Simple reason, they cannot scream down the truth
29 posted on 09/15/2006 4:44:17 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Democrat Party: Campaign Laws? We don't heed no stinkin' laws!)
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To: stm
Yup, the Republican mantra is "if you can't beat 'em, cheat 'em"

A shallow minded crook considers all to have the same mindset as them don't they?

30 posted on 09/15/2006 4:45:35 PM PDT by EGPWS
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To: Gritty

Democratic National Committee seems to running on terrorist rights, they don't want to make terrorists uncomfortable.


31 posted on 09/15/2006 4:46:44 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: SmithL

Pelosi analyzing anything is like Al Franken trying to be funny.. its all LIES...


32 posted on 09/15/2006 4:49:54 PM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole.)
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To: SmithL

is this the Pelosi daughter who did the film about the '00 or '04 election? That one was relatively sane and not nearly as partisan as I'd have expected .. this may be a sister.

Remember, this political thing is in their genes ... Nancy Pelosi's father and brother were Mayor(s) of Baltimore, and totally controlled "Charm City" ... I think it was under the D'Allesandro regimes when Charm left the city


33 posted on 09/15/2006 5:06:26 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: SmithL

Can I throw up now?


34 posted on 09/15/2006 5:33:41 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: stm

Oh you're bad. LOL!


35 posted on 09/15/2006 5:35:18 PM PDT by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: Doogle
I thought that nancy was pro abortion?


36 posted on 09/15/2006 5:47:08 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: SmithL
"I think the field is still wide open on both sides"

So is the space between Christine's ears.

37 posted on 09/15/2006 6:02:56 PM PDT by Savage Beast ( 9/11 was never repeated thanks to President George Bush.The Democrat Party is The Party of Treason)
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To: Phibes
Did you see that pic of Christine? Looks like a transsexual to me. After all, how could Marble Eyes spawn anything since her stance on family values is Pro-Death?

Marble Eyes. :)

I always say: "She gets one more face lift and she will have a goatee.

Perhaps that visual will square us on my having to visulize her reproducing!

38 posted on 09/15/2006 6:17:25 PM PDT by IamConservative (Humility is not thinking less of oneself; humility is thinking about oneself less.)
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To: IamConservative
Haha, If San Fran Nancy has one more face lift, we will be viewing her skull on the National Geographic channel listening to some anthropologist trying to figure out were the damn thing came from.
39 posted on 09/15/2006 6:25:46 PM PDT by Phibes
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To: stm; Doogle; USS Alaska
Thanks for posting the pics of the contestants in the ugly contest.

Here's another pic of the leading contender:


40 posted on 09/15/2006 6:31:47 PM PDT by upchuck (Q:Why does President Bush support amnesty for illegal aliens? A:Read this: http://tinyurl.com/nyvno)
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To: stm
Ok, enough with the ugly jokes. The poor girl is proof that insanity is hereditary. Delusions can be transfered at birth.

"Our party was Swift-boated out of recognition,"

Just the opposite. It was Swift Boated INTO recognition. That was why it hurt so much.

41 posted on 09/15/2006 6:31:47 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s...you weren't really there.)
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To: SmithL
Pelosi analyzes political landscape


42 posted on 09/15/2006 6:57:43 PM PDT by right-wingin_It
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To: SmithL

hope you don't mind.....I added humor as a keyword, it seemed, thats' where "Botox" Nancy's comments were heading.


43 posted on 09/15/2006 10:32:09 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just b/c your paranoid; Doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^)
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To: upchuck

I kept thinking Pelosi's daughter was a hot one but I think it's Barbara Boxers'


44 posted on 09/15/2006 10:39:29 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: SmithL
Opppsss! ....thats' where "Botox" Nancy's et.al. comments... :D
45 posted on 09/15/2006 10:41:01 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just b/c your paranoid; Doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you. :^)
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