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As nation faces a grave threat, Pelosi assumes presidential power
The Baltimore Sun ^ | April 5, 2007 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 04/05/2007 12:38:01 PM PDT by flutters

Congressman Tom Lantos, who is a member of the delegation that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi led to Syria, put the mission clearly when he said: "We have an alternative, Democratic foreign policy." Democrats can have any foreign policy they want - if and when they are elected to the White House.

Until Ms. Pelosi came along, it was understood by all that we had only one president at a time and - like him or not - he alone had the constitutional authority to speak for this country to foreign nations, especially in wartime.

All that Ms. Pelosi's trip can accomplish is to advertise American disunity to a terrorist-sponsoring nation in the Middle East while we are in a war there. That in turn can only embolden the Syrians to exploit the lack of unified resolve in Washington by stepping up their efforts to destabilize Iraq and the Middle East in general.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: burqagirl; dhimmicrats; islamophiles; islamophilia; muhammadsminions; nancypelosi; pelosi; sowell; syria
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1 posted on 04/05/2007 12:38:02 PM PDT by flutters
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To: flutters

My man Tom, nails it as usual.


2 posted on 04/05/2007 12:40:22 PM PDT by Forrestfire (("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." Theodore Roosevelt))
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To: flutters

The old idea of politics stopping at the water’s edge is clearly a thing of the past. That was a sort of a minimum necessary to have a country. The impression I get is that the United States is no longer a viable country and needs to be split up somehow or other.


3 posted on 04/05/2007 12:40:32 PM PDT by jeddavis
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To: flutters

Unless they arrest Pelosi when she arrives stateside it’s all just talk.


4 posted on 04/05/2007 12:41:23 PM PDT by madison10
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To: jeddavis

Who wants to be in my half? We have football!


5 posted on 04/05/2007 12:42:53 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: flutters
Nancy Pelosi - Vidkun Quisling!
6 posted on 04/05/2007 12:42:56 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: flutters

Impeach President Pelosi.

Celebrity Bimbo.


7 posted on 04/05/2007 12:43:22 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I will forgive Jane Fonda, when the Jews forgive Hitler.)
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To: flutters

Such gratitude from someone of the origins he claims. He hates the very Country to which he owes very his existence and prosperity.


8 posted on 04/05/2007 12:43:23 PM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: flutters

The Democrats have attempted to implement a Parliamentary system of government by breaking down the separation of powers of the three branches and trying to bring the other two under its control under the guise of “Congressional oversight.” Never before have they been quite this blatant with Bela Pelosi acting as “shadow President/PM” and flying over to a country listed as a state-sponsor of terrorism.


9 posted on 04/05/2007 12:43:38 PM PDT by Quick or Dead (Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms - Aristotle)
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To: massgopguy
I'm with you then! They can have San Francisco and Pelosi!
10 posted on 04/05/2007 12:44:01 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: jeddavis

At this rate, we are headed to at least “Second World” status. The Dems must want it that way. That way they can have their little Kingdoms.


11 posted on 04/05/2007 12:44:41 PM PDT by unkus
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To: jeddavis

Just imagine if Newt had flown to Serbia for a “Republican” foreign policy when the Stain was POTUS.....


12 posted on 04/05/2007 12:45:26 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: flutters

“Today, Ms. Pelosi and the congressional Democrats are stepping in to carry out their own foreign policy”

Do the people writing these articles not realize there is a Republican in her ‘delegation’ and that three Republican members of the House met with Assad the day before Pelosi did?


13 posted on 04/05/2007 12:46:01 PM PDT by Sols
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To: flutters
Until Ms. Pelosi came along, it was understood by all that we had only one president at a time and - like him or not - he alone had the constitutional authority to speak for this country to foreign nations, especially in wartime.

The more I read about this woman the more I think she should be slapped in irons upon her return and tried for treason.

14 posted on 04/05/2007 12:46:02 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: flutters

Im shocked to see Nancy take hits from any print media outside of the Wash Times & NY Post.


15 posted on 04/05/2007 12:46:07 PM PDT by DogBarkTree (The United States failure to act against Iran will be seen as weakness throughout the Muslim world.)
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To: jeddavis
The impression I get is that the United States is no longer a viable country...

What we are witnessing here is the rise and fall of nations. The Roman Empire lasted 800 years. The United States will be just a faint memory in the dustbin of history long before that at the rate we are declining.

16 posted on 04/05/2007 12:46:16 PM PDT by vox humana
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To: flutters

“It has been said that the world ends not with a bang but with a whimper. But who would have thought that it could end with political clowning in the shadow of a mushroom cloud?”

That’s fairly ominous.


17 posted on 04/05/2007 12:46:52 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68
Sowell nails it:
That these political games are being played while Iran keeps advancing relentlessly toward acquiring nuclear weapons is a fateful sign of the utter unreality of politicians preoccupied with scoring points and a media obsessed with celebrity bimbos, living and dead.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, bimbo.
18 posted on 04/05/2007 12:46:55 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (The most dangerous place in the world is between Hillary and the Oval Office)
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To: jeddavis

LOL! You just don’t get it, jed.


19 posted on 04/05/2007 12:46:57 PM PDT by Paperdoll ( Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: sgtbono2002
Impeach President Pelosi.

Oh man that would be awesome! The moonbats who so dearly want Bush impeached turn around and find their beloved Pelosi impeached!

20 posted on 04/05/2007 12:47:11 PM PDT by avacado
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To: flutters
I keep saying, "This is the problem with the two party system".

If Lantos really said this, it's indicative that these people, supposedly elected by us, have no conception of our Nation, our Heritage and will not educate themselves on our Laws and our Purpose.

21 posted on 04/05/2007 12:47:50 PM PDT by FixitGuy (By their fruits shall ye know them!)
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To: jeddavis

“The old idea of politics stopping at the water’s edge is clearly a thing of the past.”

Only until the dem’s win office, then they will demand silence from republicans on foreign issues.


22 posted on 04/05/2007 12:49:06 PM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Rummyfan

Do you think everyone in her delegation and Frank Wolf, Joe Pitts and Robert Aderholt should be tried for treason as well?


23 posted on 04/05/2007 12:49:36 PM PDT by Sols
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To: flutters

Good for Thomas Sowell! He is 100% correct. I said several days ago that it was clear Pelosi was positioning herself for the Presidency, but apparently the coup has already taken place. May God protect us all.


24 posted on 04/05/2007 12:50:04 PM PDT by Paperdoll
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To: massgopguy

We have guns and food in ours!......


25 posted on 04/05/2007 12:51:03 PM PDT by Red Badger (If it's consensus, it's not science. If it's science, there's no need for consensus......)
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To: Sols

Yes! All of them!


26 posted on 04/05/2007 12:51:15 PM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: avacado

Pelosi would of shaken hands with Mussolini during WWII. Impeach!


27 posted on 04/05/2007 12:53:04 PM PDT by mad_madniac
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To: Sols

If they ran around making the claims she did...yes.


28 posted on 04/05/2007 12:54:28 PM PDT by bannie
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To: flutters
LOL... I just posted on another thread that Pelosi has declared through her actions... that she is now the ”Opposition-President”. An equal partner(albeit an avowed enemy) with the elected President.
29 posted on 04/05/2007 12:55:44 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Issue in Doubt." -Col. David Monroe Shoup, USMC 1943)
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To: madison10
"Unless they arrest Pelosi when she arrives stateside it’s all just talk."

I agree.

This is what frustrates me the most about our government, and especially the Republicans we have voted into office - none of them want to enforce the laws of this country in fear of offending liberal Democrats or losing voters. I am sick and tired of Republican officials that have been elected to do what the people have elected them to do only to cower away and not do anything when the liberal Democrats walk all over the Constitution.

We have the Logan Act in place, use the damn thing or liberal Democrats will continue to do whatever the hell pleases them. Have FBI Agents waiting for her plane to land and place her a$$ in custody and soon as she steps off. We have the Constitution which clearly defines the separation of powers of the three branches, inforce it. Doesn't the Constitution mean anything anymore to these people?!?

/Rant
30 posted on 04/05/2007 12:56:51 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot
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To: flutters

Can`t this psychopath (and she is) Pelosi be arrested for undermining US intereststs? Oh yes, and by the way, did she fly to the terrorist country in her jumbo jet that she demanded being that she is in her words “the most powerful woman in the country”? Amazing how one can just declare oneself President. Maybe I should try that, “I hereby declare myself President of the US”.. Now where is my private Jumbo jet?


31 posted on 04/05/2007 1:00:03 PM PDT by Screamname (The only reason time exists is so everything doesn`t happen all at once - Albert Einstein)
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To: bannie

They are “undermin[ing] the ability of the United States to speak to other nations of the world with one voice”. Isn’t that enough?


32 posted on 04/05/2007 1:00:10 PM PDT by Sols
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To: flutters
This Pelosi b&#ch lusts for power.

Its time to put her out of business. The president better get busy.

All we need is evidence that she has caused the deaths of Americans abroad. Give her enough rope, and hang her with it.

33 posted on 04/05/2007 1:00:59 PM PDT by Candor7
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To: flutters
How many have sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic?

The Constitution is clear in the definitions of treason (Article III, section 3) and specifically states that members of Congress are not exempt from arrest in cases of treason (Article I, section 6).

34 posted on 04/05/2007 1:01:54 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: FortWorthPatriot

“This is what frustrates me the most about our government, and especially the Republicans we have voted into office - none of them want to enforce the laws of this country in fear of offending liberal Democrats or losing voters.”

Well if they arrested Pelosi and the Democrats who went with her, they would have to arrest at least four Republicans as well, one of whom went with her and three of whom went on their own. And at least two of them have pretty solid conservative voting records, I don’t know the finer details about any of them. But it would hurt members of their own party so I don’t think they are interested.


35 posted on 04/05/2007 1:03:18 PM PDT by Sols
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To: Sols

(((Do the people writing these articles not realize there is a Republican in her ‘delegation’ and that three Republican members of the House met with Assad the day before Pelosi did?)))

They’re not Speaker of the House.


36 posted on 04/05/2007 1:03:54 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Sols

A trial would be nice. This would allow us to see exactly what each of the participants did. We could then determine the appropriate punishment.


37 posted on 04/05/2007 1:06:35 PM PDT by bannie
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To: flutters

The only thing these people have not done is an all and all out coup attempt. They need to be held accountable


38 posted on 04/05/2007 1:08:40 PM PDT by clamper1797 (How fortunate for liberals that MOST men do not think ...)
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To: flutters

I think the Democrats with the move by Ms. Pelosi have attempted a Coup de atat.

Yes a takeover over of cotrol of the Executive office.


39 posted on 04/05/2007 1:10:00 PM PDT by stockpirate (You want real conservatives to show up at the polls this time, run real conservatives!)
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To: freepertoo

I don’t personally think any offense is made more pardonable because you are “merely” a member of the House, rather than the Speaker.

“You jaywalked/beat up an old lady/committed treason? Well you’re not Speaker of the House so I guess we’ll just let it slide!” I can understand more criticism for someone in the Speaker’s position, but NO criticism is being leveled towards the Representatives who went with her and it’s driving me crazy!


40 posted on 04/05/2007 1:11:08 PM PDT by Sols
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To: flutters
OK which Republican has the gonads to place Pelosi under arrest for treason when she arrives back in the USA?

(crickets chirping.........)

I thought so.......

41 posted on 04/05/2007 1:11:21 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.)
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To: FortWorthPatriot
Doesn't the Constitution mean anything anymore to these people?!?

No it doesn't mean anything to them, they are socialists that lean more closely to communism. When are we going to realize that we are at civil war in America and the Constitutionalists are loosing the war. We have a huge bunch of rotten leftist to overcome call the MSM, RATS, and corrput Courts. Add a few Republicans that just are RINOs and it will probably result in a serious battle. Bring the troops home and let them see what has happened. Talk about a huge bunch of pissed GIs, not like Vietnam, they will raise hell. The RATS want redeployment not bring them home because they realize, some great Americans are these fighting men.

42 posted on 04/05/2007 1:12:00 PM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: flutters
Loan me an F-15. Vector me to rendezvous with the Pelosi party as it cross the Atlantic and I will give her an escort whe won't forget!

PS I'd like a missing wingman salute!

43 posted on 04/05/2007 1:13:28 PM PDT by Young Werther ( and Julius Ceasar said, "quae cum ita sunt.")
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To: Sols

YES


44 posted on 04/05/2007 1:14:27 PM PDT by Edgerunner (I am here to learn...)
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To: Sols

No, my point is that because of her third in line position, her being there is more grave (a very grave insinuation) than the Republicans who went there, too.


45 posted on 04/05/2007 1:15:06 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: flutters

Wow Thomas pulled no punches, now if only some Republican office holders can get a hold of their own testicals and start to stand up to the clowns too.

WHERE IS OUR CHAMPION?

Let him stand and fight and I will vote for him!


46 posted on 04/05/2007 1:16:41 PM PDT by stockpirate (You want real conservatives to show up at the polls this time, run real conservatives!)
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To: flutters

I think this is not a lone effort on her part, but part of a larger plan to usurp the power of the office of the POTUS and weaken it for generations to come.


47 posted on 04/05/2007 1:20:44 PM PDT by stockpirate (You want real conservatives to show up at the polls this time, run real conservatives!)
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To: Kozak

When Stain was POTUS!!!....Loved that line, hadn’t heard it yet!!!...


48 posted on 04/05/2007 1:24:05 PM PDT by GitmoSailor (Cold War Vet==Is it Bush's fault Yet??...Please help this Fourum Now!..Before its to late!!!...)
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To: flutters
Speaker Pelosi epitomizes the Peter Principle, she has definitely risen to her level of incompetence.
49 posted on 04/05/2007 1:35:13 PM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: jeddavis

“The impression I get is that the United States is no longer a viable country and needs to be split up somehow or other.”

Funny. The impression I get is the Elitist Marxists hate Bush and want to take over our government.


50 posted on 04/05/2007 1:35:15 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The Clintons: A Malignant Malfeasance of the Most Morbid)
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