Skip to comments.Pelosi rues passage of Prop. 8
Posted on 11/07/2008 11:28:08 PM PST by SmithL
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed deep disappointment on Friday that California voters approved Prop. 8, the measure banning same-sex marriage, and defended her ally, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, against critics who say his actions contributed to its passage.
In a wide-ranging interview with The Chronicle, Pelosi said she believes some voters might not have fully understood the initiative, which overturned a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. The measure was approved 52 to 48 percent.
"Unfortunately, I think people thought they were making a statement about what their view of same-sex marriage was," the San Francisco Democrat said. "I don't know if it was clear that this meant that we are amending the Constitution to diminish freedom in our state."
Newsom played a starring role in TV and radio ads aired by the Yes on Prop. 8 campaign, which seized on his remarks at a rally in May after the court's ruling that same-sex marriages were "going to happen, whether you like it or not." The measure's passage was seen as a blow to the possibility of a Newsom bid for governor.
Pelosi, a longtime supporter of Newsom, said the mayor should not be blamed for the measure's success. "He acted upon his beliefs. He feels very strongly . . .
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Pelosi, a longtime supporter of Newsom, said the mayor should not be blamed for the measure's success. "He acted upon his beliefs. He feels very strongly . . .But those of us who feel strongly and act on our beliefs in support of marriage must be doing so because we aren't as enlightened as Gavin "Any Twosome" Newsom.
Nancy Pelosi is deeply disturbed!
DUH! Ya think?
Anyone else notice that the Dems always, always attack the intelligence of their enemies? W is stupid, voters are "misinformed" or "are misguided and listen to the wrong talk radio."
This from the party of such geniuses as Joe Biden and Robert Byrd.
I rue the day that Ms. Pelosi became speaker of the house.
Gavin Newsom: The Man Who Made Art Agnos Look Like Bo Gritz.
And once again the left treats its constituents as though they were stupid.
Good show, Nancy.
Hey, California voters, Pelosi just called you stupid.
Maybe Cali smartens up, now?
Can we please find a suitable Republican to defeat her next election?
Unfortunately Pelosi’s district is about 90% Democrat. It will be a cold day in hell when a Pub gets elected there.
Squirm “Edwierdo” and you too “Belagosie”.
LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT, Voters were ‘smart’ enough to vote correctly for “your” candidate, and ‘dumb’ enough to misinterprate prop 8?
You know what I think? I think you two are upset that the effort you put forth - Illegal aliens were a big part of your efforts - showed you that even these illegal aliens DID NOT want this measure to go your way.
My friend from CA told me last week that she had many friends saying that they were voting for Prop 8 because they wanted gay marriage.
They just connected the bill with gay marriage and said yes.
I’ve recently realized that I’ve had a habit of overestimating my fellow human beings for most of my life. People still surprise me.
Pelosi should be disturbed by the passage of Prop 8, it is an indication that even in liberal California, there is a majority of people who will vote for a conservative idea. She is either misleading, stupid, or both when she laments the change to the California constitution. Prop 8 merely clarified the language of the California constitution with respect to marriage. The previous wording, enacted to remove restrictions on mixed race marriages was legally vague. The GOP appointed California Supreme Court judges actually showed restraint when they ruled based upon the law, not their beliefs that the previous proposition had violated the language of the California Constitution.
I live in her district...and would run myself, but I'd never get over 15% of the vote! Consider that Nancy Pelosi got 72% and second place was CINDY SHEEHAN with 16%! The Republican, Dana Walsh, got only 9 percent. The people are loons out here.
I’d like to rue the day of Pelosi’s passing. Unfortunately that day seems fairly far off.....
Can anyone doubt that same sex marriager is a major part of the Demorat platform despite their denials?
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Nancy wishes she could decree, “Off with their heads!”
When will the Catholic Church excommunicate this b*tch???
Pelousy supports the homosexual agenda because about half of her constituents are fags.
She relishes in this sick perverted agenda.
What a sick and twisted group of criminals we have representing us in congress, the senate and now the presidency.
Suck it up, dillweed Speaker! Reap what you soe! I hope your whole state falls into the ocean!
BTW, your state electorate (55 votes), one party takes all, is about as unfair as it gets! It should be divided into two sections, North & South. This is a 55 electoral vote 'spot' for the already cheating ACORN supported wacko RAT Party. This has to change.
Most of us Rue Pelosi Galore, the mouth piece for deviates and enemies of America.
We don’t march and threaten Catholics and Mormons. We can boycott the corporations funding the repeal of Prop 8.
Boycotts can work for our side too.
There are many corporations funding the repeal of Prop 8.
This link takes us right to the corporate sponsor page to repel Prop 8:
No big surprises on that list. I used to have a Wells Fargo account, until they publicly announced that they would no longer fund the Boy Scouts. I was gone as soon as I had printed checks from my new bank.
I went in to deposit some money....I didn't have my account number with me.
The teller couldn't look it up...and directed me to a phone bank on the wall...
I went over there and talked to someone on the phone...they said they couldn't help me. I said...hey, ask me anything....!! Mom's maiden name, my SSI #..anything!!
Besides that...I WANT TO DEPOSIT $$$...not withdraw $$$..!! They wouldn't help, me.
So I went to a "desk person"....they couldn't help me either.
I told them right then and there....I will never bank there again. At the time I had a substantial amt. of $$$ there.....
Never again.........That was 15 years ago.
They can pound sand.
Oh, leftists ALWAYS consider themselves and their elected elites to be inherently more intelligent because they hold the “right” ideological viewpoints.
Never mind Ma(r)xine Waters or Cynthia McKinney.
We will be boycotting Nordstroms after seeing the list.