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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 partys national convention in North Carolina.
Im 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 Lives On Congress, a new weekly show to be streamed live on POLITICOs 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. Were very proud of him. There certainly will be enough people there to express that pride, but Im not encouraging members to go to the convention no matter what the situation was, because they can be home. Its campaign time. Its the first week in September, she said.
In addition, Pelosi also wouldnt commit to serving in the leadership of the 113th Congress.
I wouldnt 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 Presidents agenda. I think its fair to say that most people dont have the faintest idea about leadership races in the Congress.
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Don’t want any embarrassing questions floating around in the national spotlight, now do we?
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.....
John - you’re probably all over this already, but this one’s for you ... made for satire!
Nancy wants her Speaker’s gavel back. It ain’t happening.
I hope the businesses of Charlotte take note of this advice from Pelosi.
Nazi realizes that no body wants to attend.......
From your lips to God’s ear............
That sounds EXACTLY like something Obummer would say
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.
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.
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
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.
Boy was N.C. hoodwinked! Nancy seems desperate, deranged yet dangerous to us all.
I do think you have it right.
It’s because they’re communists but didn’t become communists on their own.
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?
Pelosi’s getting out in front of a parade... she knows something... big and bad enough NOT to share.
>> Nancy wants her Speakers gavel back.
...and I’d like to see them *give* it to her!
Back door... hammer head first.
“I think its fair to say that most people dont have the faintest idea about leadership races in the Congress.
we be so dum
They should all skip it and stand down for the election...
Update on convention and campaign skippers:
SKIPPING DEMOCRAT CONVENTION
U.S. Sen. or running for U.S. Sen.
Gov. or running for Gov.
Earl Ray Tomblin-WV
U.S. Rep. or running for U.S. Rep.
SKIPPING GOP CONVENTION:
U.S. Sen. or running for U.S. Sen.
NOT CAMPAIGNING FOR OBAMA
The democrats are losing their water...
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.
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.
She knows the dems can kiss Obama,senate and congress seats good by.
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...
hats off....just pure brilliance
Funny how a venerable who's who roster of key Democrats in West Virginia and SW Pennsylvania have already figured that out.
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.
“Dont want any embarrassing questions floating around in the national spotlight, now do we?”
In other words: Stand away from the train wreck called obama.
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.
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?
I love your convention schedule.
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.
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.
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???
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!
What’s the need in going? The dictator is following his own agenda anyway.
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.
AMEN! The schedule is Fantastic!
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????
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.
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.
Pelosi should be in jail.
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?