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Pelosi Says She Miscalculated GOP Determination on Iraq
Congressional Quarterly ^ | Dec. 13, 2007

Posted on 12/18/2007 9:32:04 AM PST by george76

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., admitted Thursday that she had underestimated the willingness of Republicans to stand behind President Bush’s Iraq policy despite the drubbing the GOP took in the polls in 2006.

“The assumption I made was that the Republicans would soon see the light,” she said. Instead, the minority stuck to the president’s war policy in the face of unrelenting pressure from congressional Democrats and powerful lobbying campaigns by anti-war groups.

Bush has consistently refused to accept any limitations on his authority to direct military operations in Iraq, or on funds destined for the war effort. Democrats have been unable to muster enough votes to force him to accept a timetable for withdrawal of combat troops or a change in their mission in Iraq.

“The grassroots are justifiably disappointed and I am too that we have not done more to end this war,” Pelosi said.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boohoo; congress; cultureofcutandrun; democratparty; democrats; elections; iraq; nancypelosi; pelosi; rat; sanfranciscovalues; wariniraq; wot
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To: george76
>"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., admitted Thursday that she had underestimated the willingness
>of Republicans to stand behind President Bush's Iraq policy despite the drubbing the GOP took in the polls in 2006."

One more time, Democrats: You need to realize that you won the House by narrowly winning a lot of close races where you had relatively conservative Democrats running against weak Republicans in districts that voted for Bush. You didn't win because of all the code-pinkos who now think they own the Democratic Party.

101 posted on 12/18/2007 6:01:09 PM PST by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: tiki
She is an idiot and a traitor.

...and was still elected via to her district and placed as house speaker by the DNC.

102 posted on 12/18/2007 6:02:32 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: george76

Just think of the America deaths she and reid, schumer and their ilk can take full credit for. With full congressional support, we could have well ended the Iranian interference and the Mukie incidents before the constitutional election in Iraq.

Politics end at the border, but in their defense we must ask, do we still have borders?


103 posted on 12/18/2007 6:09:27 PM PST by Steamburg (Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: Always Right
Sounds like Pelosi’s got herself into a quagmire of her own, and cut and ran instead of trying the surge.

Nailed it in one.

104 posted on 12/18/2007 6:13:13 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("Therefore the prudent keep silent at that time, for it is an evil time." - Amos 5:13)
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To: EGPWS
Pelosi is a FAILURE.

Politically she isn't.

After all, she IS the first female speaker of the house.

OK, she succeeded at getting elected, but failed to perform as she said she would. I wouldn't consider Carter to be a success just for getting the job, I consider him a failure too.

105 posted on 12/18/2007 6:16:31 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle
OK, she succeeded at getting elected, but failed to perform as she said she would. I wouldn't consider Carter to be a success just for getting the job, I consider him a failure too.

They are both failures in the largest degree in life, except politically....

106 posted on 12/18/2007 6:20:07 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: krb
One more time, Democrats:

They are great at repeats.

107 posted on 12/18/2007 6:22:00 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: george76

both pelosi and reid

have turned out to be

duds.

lucky for the pubies.


108 posted on 12/18/2007 6:24:45 PM PST by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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To: george76

“The grassroots are justifiably disappointed and I am too that we have not done more to end this war,” Pelosi said.

Oh come now Mizzz Pelosi, you had Reid surrender, isn’t that enough?


109 posted on 12/18/2007 6:26:48 PM PST by Gator113 (My short list..Fred, Hunter, Romney.)
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To: george76

Soooo many OUTSTANDING FReeper comments!

BUMP-TO-THE-TRUTH!


110 posted on 12/18/2007 6:33:25 PM PST by PGalt
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To: george76

Nancy Pelosi HAS NO SOUL!


111 posted on 12/18/2007 6:40:53 PM PST by Just Lori (There is nothing democrat-"ic" about democrats.)
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To: george76

Pelosi is an idiot! It’s called putting the security of your country over your politics. Something the RATS no nothing about!


112 posted on 12/18/2007 6:57:31 PM PST by Bush gal in LA (Don't tread on the Fred! ''Fred Thompson 2008!'')
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To: george76

What she failed to grasp was that what consensus there was against the Iraq war was built upon the false reports coming out of the MSM...but even the MSM is having a hard time keeping a lid on the marked improvement in the situation in Iraq, and hence the “mandate” she was counting on does not exist.


113 posted on 12/18/2007 7:21:45 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: george76
Pelosi and her brethren extremist leftists also misjudged the resolve of the majority of the populace regarding victory in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere against our murderous Islamist enemy world wide. But lack of common sense is a bona fide occupational skill with socialist losers.
114 posted on 12/18/2007 7:37:50 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: george76
"The grassroots are justifiably disappointed and I am too that we have not done more to end lose this war,” Pelosi said.

Fixed it.

115 posted on 12/18/2007 8:01:29 PM PST by A.Hun (Common sense is no longer common.)
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To: potlatch


116 posted on 12/18/2007 8:19:49 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: devolve
Lol, Pelosi miscalculates a lot! She should straighten up and fly right!

Cute, haven’t seen her fly in awhile.

117 posted on 12/18/2007 8:23:20 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: potlatch

Pelosi is having a bad week, too.


118 posted on 12/18/2007 8:28:49 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: devolve; george76

I think every week is a bad week for Pelosi!


119 posted on 12/18/2007 8:31:12 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: potlatch

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Pelosi is in a nosedive

(If that’s still her real nose)


120 posted on 12/18/2007 8:51:31 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: devolve

[(If that’s still her real nose)]

Maybe Michael Jackson let her borrow one, ya think??


121 posted on 12/18/2007 8:54:09 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: potlatch

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Ever notice you never see Nancy Pelosi & Michael Jackson in the same place at the same time?


122 posted on 12/18/2007 9:06:53 PM PST by devolve (---- - Hey Boone! - My bonus check is late again! -)
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To: devolve

That’s because they only have one nose - have to share it.

Ever notice pictures of Michael Jackson with a mask over his ‘nose’?

heh!


123 posted on 12/18/2007 9:09:55 PM PST by potlatch ("Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance!")
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To: potlatch; devolve
Back when I actually bothered to write satire...

All Your Face Are Belong To Us
124 posted on 12/18/2007 9:14:05 PM PST by beezdotcom
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To: Fido969
The Democrats should recognize that Congresss is a quagmire! Pull out!

Unfortunately, Pelosi's father didn't pull out.

125 posted on 12/18/2007 9:27:35 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Right Cal Gal
Pelosi completely misread the 2006 election, or she had also completely forgotten the Dem strategy during same. They ran CONSERVATIVE Democrats which beat LIBERAL Republicans that the right refused to return to the House again.

Yes.

126 posted on 12/18/2007 9:30:24 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: george76
..once again RATS are shown to be STUCK ON STUPID
127 posted on 12/18/2007 9:34:13 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Always Right
It took a year or so but Nancy Doolittle has just realized shes “out of-touch” with the American “community” or “Village” or what ever they (D) want to call it
128 posted on 12/18/2007 9:56:07 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: potlatch
Michael Jackson Spotted With Bandages All Over His Face
129 posted on 12/18/2007 9:58:27 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: ricks_place
have to find a picture with her and some Arab leader and photo shop their shirts with the “i’m with stupid” T-shirts arrows pointing to ms doolittle
130 posted on 12/18/2007 9:59:40 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: VRWCmember
It's almost as if he thinks the Constitution states that as President he is the Commander-in-Chief or something.

Thanks! It took 64 posts for someone to finally say what you did.

131 posted on 12/18/2007 10:09:07 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Soul Seeker
She and Reid have a majority. they can cut funding. They chose not to.

Reid does not have a majority, especially when it comes to the war. The senate is split 49-49 with 1 Ind. and 1 Commie. That Independent will vote with the republicans when it comes to the war. Thus, pro-victory=50 and pro-defeat=50. The tie breaker would VP Cheney! ;*)

132 posted on 12/18/2007 10:21:20 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: EGPWS
Pelosi is a FAILURE.

Politically she isn't.
After all, she IS the first female speaker of the house.

And, as the first female speaker, she has garnered the lowest ratings in the history of our nation.

...and was still elected via to her district and placed as house speaker by the DNC.

She received 110,989 votes in 2006. That is less than half the votes she received in 2004. She talks/acts like she speaks for the American people, when in fact she barely speaks for her own constituents. To hear her tell it you would think she got 64 million votes.

133 posted on 12/18/2007 10:52:14 PM PST by Just A Nobody (PISSANT for President '08 - NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: george76

134 posted on 12/18/2007 11:23:28 PM PST by oyez (Justa' another high minded lowlife.)
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To: george76

nancy just clued into the idea we dont want to lose the war, wow, what a shocker.


135 posted on 12/19/2007 8:38:04 AM PST by tm61
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To: george76
“The grassroots are justifiably disappointed and I am too that we have not done more to end this war,” Pelosi said.

Those traitors are far more disappointed that the surge is working and that we're now winning the war than anything else. Both sides of the aisle want our troops home, but the Rats want them home with their tails between their legs after a loss. Hurting the GOP is their top priority -- national security be damned.

136 posted on 12/19/2007 8:53:23 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: george76

misunderestimated again.


137 posted on 12/19/2007 4:40:50 PM PST by Dimez Apart (Absolute Infantry - Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: joe fonebone
Hey Nancy......I possess something you will never have........... an IQ....

Both *that*, and a set of principles, something else all too apparently lacking in the current "Screecher of the House"...

the infowarrior

138 posted on 12/19/2007 7:02:54 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: george76

Heck, even a little housewife like me could have told her that.


139 posted on 12/19/2007 9:11:41 PM PST by pray4liberty (Watch and pray.)
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