Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Nancy Pelosi: Democrats should skip the convention
Politico ^

Posted on 07/18/2012 6:31:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Nancy Pelosi: Democrats should skip the convention By: Tim Mak July 18, 2012 07:59 AM EDT

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says that Democratic members should stay home and campaign in their districts rather than go to the party’s national convention in North Carolina.

“I’m not encouraging anyone to go to the convention, having nothing to do with anything except I think they should stay home, campaign in their districts, use their financial and political resources to help them win their election,” Pelosi said in an exclusive interview for POLITICO Live’s On Congress, a new weekly show to be streamed live on POLITICO’s website and broadcast on NewsChannel 8 on Wednesdays.

(Also on POLTICO: Nancy Pelosi scolds Mitt Romney on taxes)

The California Democrat suggested that since Barack Obama is an incumbent, there is less of a need for Democrats to attend the convention.

“We nominated a president last time. We have an incumbent President of the United States. We’re very proud of him. There certainly will be enough people there to express that pride, but I’m not encouraging members to go to the convention no matter what the situation was, because they can be home. It’s campaign time. It’s the first week in September,” she said.

In addition, Pelosi also wouldn’t commit to serving in the leadership of the 113th Congress.

“I wouldn’t assume anything,” she told POLITICO editor in chief John Harris and reporter Lois Romano. “I would just assume that Democrats would win and we would stop the obstruction of the President’s agenda. I think it’s fair to say that most people don’t have the faintest idea about leadership races in the Congress.”

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; democrats; elections; fail; nobama2012; nodemocrats2012; pelosi
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-61 next last

1 posted on 07/18/2012 6:31:51 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Don’t want any embarrassing questions floating around in the national spotlight, now do we?


2 posted on 07/18/2012 6:33:51 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
Set Up.......To account for the "projected" low turn out !!

Obama's opening line....I know that you are all working your districts rather than attending the convention and I applaud you for all your efforts. Blah blah blah.....

3 posted on 07/18/2012 6:35:54 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: John Semmens

John - you’re probably all over this already, but this one’s for you ... made for satire!


4 posted on 07/18/2012 6:36:09 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Nancy wants her Speaker’s gavel back. It ain’t happening.


5 posted on 07/18/2012 6:36:54 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

I hope the businesses of Charlotte take note of this advice from Pelosi.


6 posted on 07/18/2012 6:37:04 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Nazi realizes that no body wants to attend.......


7 posted on 07/18/2012 6:37:50 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pistolpackinpapa

From your lips to God’s ear............


8 posted on 07/18/2012 6:38:07 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

That sounds EXACTLY like something Obummer would say


9 posted on 07/18/2012 6:38:09 AM PDT by Blue Highway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

This call is going out HARD. I’m starting to believe that there is one of two things that is going to happen at the convention.

1. A political Coup is going to take place against Obama.

or...

2. Something very bad is going to happen and it’s going to be blamed on the Republicans.

This call for delegates to stay home is very interesting. It’s also almost desperate. This could be quite entertaining when the convention happens.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 6:39:18 AM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

2012 Democratic National Convention Schedule
4:00 PM – Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
4:05 PM – Singing of “God Damn America” led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright
4:10 PM – Pledge of Allegiance to Obama

4:15 PM – Ceremonial ‘I hate America’ led by Michelle Obama
4:30 PM – Tips on Dodging Sniper Fire – Hillary Clinton
4:45 PM – Al Sharpton Leads Castrati Choir in Singing “Great Balls of Fire”

5:00 PM – UFO Abduction Survival – Joe Biden
5:30 PM – Eliot Spitzer Speaks on “Family Values” via Satellite
5:45 PM – Tribute to All 57 States

6:00 PM – Joe Biden Delivers 100,000-Word Speech Featuring 23-Minute Question and 2-Hour Answer
8:30 PM – Airing of Grievances by the Clintons
9:00 PM – Bill Clinton Delivers Rousing Endorsement of Obama Girl

9:15 PM – Tribute Film to Freedom Fighters at Gitmo – Michael Moore
9:45 PM – Integrity and Personal Finance Seminar - Charlie Rangle
10:00 PM – Denunciation of Bitter Gun Owners

10:30 PM – Ceremonial Waving of White Flag for IRAQ, & Afghanistan
11:00 PM – Obama Energy Plan Symposium/Tire Gauge Demonstration
11:15 PM – Free Gov. Blagowitcz rally

11:30 PM – Obama Accepts Tony and Latin Grammy Awards
11:45 PM – Feeding of the Delegates with 5 Loaves and 2 Fish – Obama Presiding
12:00 AM – Official Nomination of Obama by Bill Mahr

12:01 AM – Obama Accepts Nomination as Lord and Savior
12:05 AM – Celestial Choirs Sing
3:00 AM – Biden Delivers Acceptance Speech


11 posted on 07/18/2012 6:39:58 AM PDT by sunny48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Your Post #6 makes a good point. BTW, being a Texas girl in PA, what is your gut feeling? Can Romney take PA this Election.


12 posted on 07/18/2012 6:40:46 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: BCR #226

Boy was N.C. hoodwinked! Nancy seems desperate, deranged yet dangerous to us all.


13 posted on 07/18/2012 6:41:40 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

I do think you have it right.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 6:42:30 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

It’s because they’re communists but didn’t become communists on their own.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 6:42:46 AM PDT by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Whoa- General Pelosi just gave her democrat troops unscheduled leave during the democrat presidential nominating convention

Every congress critter out campaigning during the convention ought to be asked why they are disrespecting their own party’s sitting president ...?

Could it be because Barry is keepin’ all the pie he is collecting in Mahattan and Gollywood and not sharing?


16 posted on 07/18/2012 6:43:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi’s getting out in front of a parade... she knows something... big and bad enough NOT to share.


17 posted on 07/18/2012 6:45:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pistolpackinpapa

>> Nancy wants her Speaker’s gavel back.

...and I’d like to see them *give* it to her!

Back door... hammer head first.


18 posted on 07/18/2012 6:45:48 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

“I think it’s fair to say that most people don’t have the faintest idea about leadership races in the Congress.”

we be so dum


19 posted on 07/18/2012 6:48:33 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

They should all skip it and stand down for the election...


20 posted on 07/18/2012 6:48:47 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shibumi
She's giving cover to the growing list of Dem no-shows:

Update on convention and campaign skippers:

SKIPPING DEMOCRAT CONVENTION

U.S. Sen. or running for U.S. Sen.

Richard Carmona-AZ
Heidi Heitcamp-ND
Claire McCaskill-MO
Joe Manchin-WV
Jon Tester-MT

Gov. or running for Gov.

Earl Ray Tomblin-WV

U.S. Rep. or running for U.S. Rep.

John Barrow-GA
Mark Critz-PA
Kathy Hochul-NY
Jim Matheson-UT
Bill Owens-NY
Nick Rahall-WV

Other

AFL-CIO

SKIPPING GOP CONVENTION:

U.S. Sen. or running for U.S. Sen.

Denny Rehberg-MT

NOT CAMPAIGNING FOR OBAMA

Hillary
Slick
Barbra Streisand
Oprah

WITHOLDING ENDORSEMENT

Colin Powell

21 posted on 07/18/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT by randita (Either the politicians fix our fiscal insanity, or the markets will.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
I always thought that the convention was also a covert way to funnel kickbacks to their minor useful idiots. Soros and the big names get theirs often, but the lesser minions have to wait for things like this.
22 posted on 07/18/2012 6:54:56 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

The democrats are losing their water...


23 posted on 07/18/2012 6:55:30 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
This obviously proves that the Dems are terrified about losing seats in Congress. Telling their candidates to stay home and not attend the convention smacks of a deep concern the Dems must have about their chances of winning throughout the country.

On the other hand, Obama probably doesn't care if they are there or not...he ignores Congress anyway and has no use for them. Heck, I hope BO doesn't even show up...and just sends Biden, like he did for the NAACP convention. I am sure it is more important for him to visit some little high school crowd, as he has been doing, so he can entice the gullible youth with his jibberish.

24 posted on 07/18/2012 6:58:07 AM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sacajaweau

Set Up.......To account for the “projected” low turn out !! Exactly. Democrat thinking....when in doubt, LIE. Then the mediocre main stream media will pick it up and run with it.


25 posted on 07/18/2012 6:59:01 AM PDT by Bitsy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

She knows the dems can kiss Obama,senate and congress seats good by.


26 posted on 07/18/2012 7:07:01 AM PDT by Vaduz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BCR #226
Yeah...at first I thought a few not going ...no big deal.

But, this almost feels like something is up. It is almost just too weird. 2 months out from a Presidential campaign and they are dissing the last rally push?

When is the last time any party dissed one of their Presidential conventions? A handful here or there, but the DNC party to tell folks to stay home and campaign?

Desperate or Devious. I don't trust them...

27 posted on 07/18/2012 7:15:01 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: sunny48

hats off....just pure brilliance


28 posted on 07/18/2012 7:15:21 AM PDT by advertising guy (the White House hasn't had this much leakin since Billy Carter watered the Rose Garden)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: BCR #226
It is also possible that even a libtard twit with Nancy's intelligence is smart enough to know that being seen in the same convention hall as BO might be a reelection liability.

Funny how a venerable who's who roster of key Democrats in West Virginia and SW Pennsylvania have already figured that out.

29 posted on 07/18/2012 7:21:23 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: pistolpackinpapa
We have to hit back at liberal pukes like they hit at us.... twisting every single statement.

And sorry I can't answer your question about PA because we moved back to Texas 8 years ago. I just couldn't bring myself to change my name. If I were to guess I would say we have a better than average chance in PA, but that union mentality is strong there, as well as the cheating in Philly that dominates the State.

30 posted on 07/18/2012 7:24:35 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (ABO)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: shibumi

“Don’t want any embarrassing questions floating around in the national spotlight, now do we?”

In other words: Stand away from the train wreck called obama.


31 posted on 07/18/2012 7:27:09 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: randita
Nice list, with two comments:
  1. Jason Altmeier (D-PA) is also skipping the convention. He's a lame duck, having lost to Critz in the primary, but still a congressional incumbent. He'd have nothing to lose by attending, but may be thinking long term. Who knows?
  2. Colon Bowell is just biding his time. If Romney is leading, be might try to parlay his worthless endorsement into an administration appointment. If BO is leading, he will naturally wait until October to endorse BO again. If they are running even, he might endorse Romney to help sabatoge the campaign.

32 posted on 07/18/2012 7:30:11 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

The jackass convention is 1-1/2 months from now and they are saying this now???

This tells me that Obama, ObamaTax, the dem message, and the economy is Kryptonite to them. I bet Pelosi is getting a TON of feedback from other dems ( not on the list) that are not showing up. And again, their convention is 1-1/2 months out. Panic? I think so. If they thought they had a chance to win this, they would really pump the convention and make everything look great and positive.


33 posted on 07/18/2012 7:31:53 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shibumi

NO, they (Democrats) can’t stomach the thought of taking another white-guilt adoration trip to praise Messiah Hussein(BTW, what’s the Muslim word for Allah’s version of Messiah?).

My big, big question for the masses is: What’s Obama going to do, how is he going to recharacterize himself in front of so many disparate groups.

Blacks, white liberals, rabid Democrats, queers, OWSers, Unions, et al? I mean, he can’t get down-with-the-rap / down-wit-da-struggle spiel while simultaneously limping his wrist whilst liltingly lisping out “Look for the Label” song, can he?


34 posted on 07/18/2012 7:32:12 AM PDT by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: sunny48

Excellent. LOL


35 posted on 07/18/2012 7:38:17 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Gaffer
"(BTW, what’s the Muslim word for Allah’s version of Messiah?)."

Interesting that you should ask that question. The answer will surprise and maybe shock you.

It's "Barack O Ba Ma."

Think I'm joking? Read this article from Forbes.
36 posted on 07/18/2012 7:41:51 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: sunny48

I love your convention schedule.

That’s great.


37 posted on 07/18/2012 7:49:39 AM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

An even better idea would be to cancel the televised coverage of the convention. Anyone who wants to can watch on YouTube, or they can listen to it on the radio.


38 posted on 07/18/2012 7:53:07 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

What I find very bizarre is the bastard communist Muslim puppet usurper is virtually guaranteed to lose in a landslide, yet runs completely unopposed by other rats. I guess he thought Cain and Palin would win and we saw what happened to them.


39 posted on 07/18/2012 7:58:24 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Correct me if I’m wrong, but don’t politicians live for conventions and schmoozing opportunities and networking and all that???

All of that goes on at conventions, in addition to the housekeeping chore of re-nominating Obama and Biden.

Has there ever been another case, in which a leader of a political party tells her membership that they should skip their party’s convention?

Some things don’t pass the smell test, and this is one of them. A party leader telling her people to avoid their party convention is something I never thought I would hear. If Obama is so wonderful, wouldn’t they all want to be there for his big moment???


40 posted on 07/18/2012 8:04:49 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Wouldn’t it be spectacular to see Bank of America Stadium with 80% of it’s seats Empty! Or better yet, with just 4 Raging Idiots there, Obummer HUSSEIN(or whatever his real legal name is!), Pelos, Harry Reid and Debbie(Idiot!) Washerwoman Shultz!


41 posted on 07/18/2012 8:08:01 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver
"Thank you all for coming tonite to hear me accept your nomination for the President of the United States. Thank you! Thank you!! Please..hold your applause!"
42 posted on 07/18/2012 8:08:06 AM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BerniesFriend

What’s the need in going? The dictator is following his own agenda anyway.


43 posted on 07/18/2012 8:12:44 AM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: BCR #226

A third possibility is giving Labor what it wants. AFL-CIO is not attending because NC is a “right to work” state.

BTW, Tea Partiers in NC - what gives? I sent an e-mail to the website, suggesting that the Tea Party commerate the 1898 Wilmington, NC riots during the RATs convention. That was when the RATs kicked the elected PUB administration plus all blacks out of town. No response.


44 posted on 07/18/2012 8:13:04 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: samtheman; sunny48

AMEN! The schedule is Fantastic!


45 posted on 07/18/2012 8:13:24 AM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; All

Why do Pubbies always feel like they have to just bend over and take the voter fraud in every Election? Can’t something be done to stop this? If I lived in Milwaukee, Philly, Cleveland, Miami, Richmond or any other city known for voter fraud, I’d volunteer to be a poll watcher. Something has to be done. We can’t just always factor in that we need a 5 percent greater vote margin to offset voter fraud by the Dems. What the hell????


46 posted on 07/18/2012 8:20:55 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: NTHockey

I read that they have already cut the length of the convention by one day. There was also talk of reducing the size of the venue because of the lack of participation.

All these signs do not bode well for the dims in general.


47 posted on 07/18/2012 8:26:36 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Dilbert San Diego
If Obama is so wonderful, wouldn’t they all want to be there for his big moment???

Exactly. Zippy is now so unpopular and thin skinned that he cannot possibly bus in enough astroturf which will give room for the tomato throwers to heckle him.

48 posted on 07/18/2012 8:28:13 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi should be in jail.


49 posted on 07/18/2012 8:28:13 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sub-Driver

Better yet, move the convention to Hawaii, Las Vegas, or some exotic high rent place to show where the Democrats heads are at? Does Obama plan on attending? The Dems need another shot of Obama rhetoric to get them pumped don’t they, since he hasn’t’ done anything yet to make them relevant?


50 posted on 07/18/2012 8:32:09 AM PDT by Harley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-61 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson