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Pelosi rues passage of Prop. 8
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/7/8 | Zachary Coile

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 . . .

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: anytwosomenewsom; ca3008; hissyfit; homosexualagenda; intolerance; nancypelosi; newsom; prop8; sanfranciscovalues; sodomandgomorrah
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.
1 posted on 11/07/2008 11:28:08 PM PST by SmithL
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I forgot to mention,

Nancy Pelosi is deeply disturbed!

2 posted on 11/07/2008 11:28:59 PM PST by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: SmithL
"Unfortunately, I think people thought they were making a statement about what their view of same-sex marriage was,"

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.

3 posted on 11/07/2008 11:32:08 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (1-22-13)
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To: SmithL
A zillion news stories, signs everywhere, TV commercials, 72 million dollars spent, & people didn't know this was to amend the constitution. Yeah, right!

I rue the day that Ms. Pelosi became speaker of the house.

4 posted on 11/07/2008 11:35:01 PM PST by smokingfrog ( God doesn't wear a wristwatch.)
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To: SmithL

Gavin Newsom: The Man Who Made Art Agnos Look Like Bo Gritz.


5 posted on 11/07/2008 11:36:42 PM PST by GOP_Raider (GO UTES!)
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To: SmithL
Blacks and latinos helped pass Prop 8.

And once again the left treats its constituents as though they were stupid.

Good show, Nancy.

6 posted on 11/07/2008 11:37:52 PM PST by South40
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To: SmithL

Hey, California voters, Pelosi just called you stupid.


7 posted on 11/07/2008 11:37:54 PM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: SmithL

Maybe Cali smartens up, now?


8 posted on 11/07/2008 11:39:35 PM PST by period end of story
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To: SmithL

Can we please find a suitable Republican to defeat her next election?


9 posted on 11/07/2008 11:40:44 PM PST by Brian S. Fitzgerald
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To: SmithL
We didn't amend the constitution to diminish freedom, but to restore it. When judges make law based on their feelings they take away the right of the people to decide public policy. They remove fundamental issues from the democratic process, and place it beyond the power of the people and their chosen representatives. The only way that can ever be justified is when it it a clear violation of the constitution which was itself democratically voted on. When they simply make it up, they are usurping the most basic of political rights from all the people, our right to live in a democratic society.
10 posted on 11/07/2008 11:41:48 PM PST by Hugin (GSA! (Goodbye sweet America))
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald

Unfortunately Pelosi’s district is about 90% Democrat. It will be a cold day in hell when a Pub gets elected there.


11 posted on 11/07/2008 11:43:58 PM PST by Hugin (GSA! (Goodbye sweet America))
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To: SmithL

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.


12 posted on 11/07/2008 11:47:35 PM PST by ChetNavVet (Build It, and they won't come!)
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To: smokingfrog

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.


13 posted on 11/07/2008 11:50:23 PM PST by Marie ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SmithL

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.


14 posted on 11/07/2008 11:52:15 PM PST by Natural Law
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald

Tom McClintock?


15 posted on 11/07/2008 11:57:25 PM PST by chaos_5
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To: SmithL
Apparently, Californians don't want quite as much change and the Democrats do. They have seen what the Homosexual Agenda is and they don't like it. I only hope they feel the same way about Obama in a few short months.
16 posted on 11/07/2008 11:57:39 PM PST by eggman (Obama's Spread the Wealth will work just as well as Spread the Liabilities (sub-prime mortgages))
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To: Brian S. Fitzgerald
Can we please find a suitable Republican to defeat her next election?

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.

17 posted on 11/07/2008 11:57:44 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: smokingfrog

I’d like to rue the day of Pelosi’s passing. Unfortunately that day seems fairly far off.....


18 posted on 11/08/2008 12:11:09 AM PST by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: SmithL

Can anyone doubt that same sex marriager is a major part of the Demorat platform despite their denials?


19 posted on 11/08/2008 1:08:59 AM PST by kaehurowing
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To: SmithL
Nancy doesn't understand the rest of California doesn't want San Francisco values.... or Gavin Newsom's interpretation of marriage!

"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

20 posted on 11/08/2008 1:19:54 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
I find it interesting that Jo J Bruno an Episcopal Bishop in California called those who supported Proposition 8 “ignorant”. If you don't see things the same way the liberals do there is something wrong with you. There can be no honest difference of opinion. That is why McCain reaching across the aisle is so dangerous, it just reinforces that view in the libs mind.
21 posted on 11/08/2008 1:52:32 AM PST by carcraft (The Obamalator, sold on TV, very expensive,doesn't work , is a cheap copy of the original Caterlator)
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To: carcraft
That should read Jon J Bruno
22 posted on 11/08/2008 1:53:37 AM PST by carcraft (The Obamalator, sold on TV, very expensive,doesn't work , is a cheap copy of the original Caterlator)
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To: SmithL
These people are so sick, they are funny. Every single time they don't get their way in an election they claim the people were too stupid to know how to vote. Its like 2000 when they wanted a ‘’do over ‘’ cause they said the butterfly ballot was too ‘’confusing’’! Notice its just when things don't go their way that the people are just too dumb to know what they were really voting on! Incredible!
23 posted on 11/08/2008 3:04:32 AM PST by Bush gal in LA (''Impeachment is patriotic!'')
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To: goldstategop

Nancy wishes she could decree, “Off with their heads!”


24 posted on 11/08/2008 3:14:37 AM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My cartridges are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: SmithL

When will the Catholic Church excommunicate this b*tch???


25 posted on 11/08/2008 3:33:05 AM PST by proudofthesouth (What Obama's and Michell's REAL names are: Obama = O'Fuerher / Michell = MiMao)
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To: SmithL

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.


26 posted on 11/08/2008 3:56:29 AM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: SmithL
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed deep disappointment on Friday that California voters approved Prop. 8

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.

27 posted on 11/09/2008 5:47:33 AM PST by SlightOfTongue
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To: SmithL

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:

http://laglc.convio.net/site/PageServer?pagename=SU_CORPORATIONS


28 posted on 11/10/2008 1:10:24 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Do we trust 0W0N$PENDALOT, Pelo$i, Barnie, Dodd & Reid to leave our 401k's/IRA's alone?)
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To: Grampa Dave

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.


29 posted on 11/10/2008 1:39:23 PM PST by SmithL (Drill Dammit!)
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To: SmithL
I've a Wells Fargo story....

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.

30 posted on 11/10/2008 1:47:53 PM PST by Osage Orange (Victims that fight back live longer.....................)
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To: Darkwolf377

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.


31 posted on 11/10/2008 1:50:25 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, and Thuggery)
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To: SmithL

We will be boycotting Nordstroms after seeing the list.


32 posted on 11/10/2008 1:58:46 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Do we trust 0W0N$PENDALOT, Pelo$i, Barnie, Dodd & Reid to leave our 401k's/IRA's alone?)
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