Skip to comments.As nation faces a grave threat, Pelosi assumes presidential power
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.
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My man Tom, nails it as usual.
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.
Unless they arrest Pelosi when she arrives stateside it’s all just talk.
Who wants to be in my half? We have football!
Impeach President Pelosi.
Such gratitude from someone of the origins he claims. He hates the very Country to which he owes very his existence and prosperity.
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.
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.
Just imagine if Newt had flown to Serbia for a “Republican” foreign policy when the Stain was POTUS.....
“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?
The more I read about this woman the more I think she should be slapped in irons upon her return and tried for treason.
Im shocked to see Nancy take hits from any print media outside of the Wash Times & NY Post.
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.
“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.
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.
LOL! You just don’t get it, jed.
Oh man that would be awesome! The moonbats who so dearly want Bush impeached turn around and find their beloved Pelosi impeached!
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.
“The old idea of politics stopping at the waters 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.
Do you think everyone in her delegation and Frank Wolf, Joe Pitts and Robert Aderholt should be tried for treason as well?
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.
We have guns and food in ours!......
Yes! All of them!
Pelosi would of shaken hands with Mussolini during WWII. Impeach!
If they ran around making the claims she did...yes.
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?
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?
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.
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).
“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.
(((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.
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.
The only thing these people have not done is an all and all out coup attempt. They need to be held accountable
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.
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!
I thought so.......
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.
PS I'd like a missing wingman salute!
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.
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!
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.
When Stain was POTUS!!!....Loved that line, hadn’t heard it yet!!!...
“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.