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Pelosi: DeMint won’t be missed
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Posted on 12/06/2012 10:45:39 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Pelosi: DeMint won’t be missed By Mike Lillis - 12/06/12 01:03 PM ET

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday linked outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to one of the “saddest” Senate votes in years and suggested DeMint’s values won't be missed on Capitol Hill.

Pelosi criticized the resigning South Carolina lawmaker and other GOP senators for voting Tuesday against Senate ratification of a United Nations treaty on rights for the disabled.

“For them [DeMint and other treaty opponents] to slap the face of our veterans, of people with disabilities, of families with children with disabilities, that was one of the saddest days,” Pelosi said in the Capitol, taking care to avoid DeMint's name. “So anyone who was a party to that, well, I wish them well wherever they are going, and hope that we can have more of our values represented [by his replacement].”

Just hours before, DeMint shocked Capitol Hill by announcing that he's leaving the Senate to take over the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank that had lobbied hard against the U.N. treaty on the disabled.

The treaty would have extended the rights granted under the Americans with Disabilities Act to all nations. It was voted down in a 61-38 vote.

The measure was backed most prominently by former-Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (R-Kansas), 89, a World War II veteran who came to the Senate chamber in a wheelchair Tuesday night to drum up support from his fellow Republicans.

He fell short.

Senate Republicans shot down the treaty, saying it was a threat to U.S. sovereignty. The final tally was 61-38, five votes shy of the two-thirds majority needed to pass the measure.

The Heritage Foundation's lobbying arm urged senators to vote against the measure, arguing that it would grant “undue authority ... to an unaccountable committee of academics and 'disability experts' based in Geneva, Switzerland.”

“The committee’s authority would be a direct violation of the principles of U.S. sovereignty and federalism,” Heritage warned.

Pelosi on Thursday choked up while condemning the GOP opponents, including DeMint.

“For Sen. Dole to come, as the former leader of the Republicans in the Congress, to personally come to the Senate floor to lobby, to advocate, for that legislation — it just needed five more votes — and to see the Republicans in the Senate reject that out of hand for reasons that go beyond reason ... it was stunning,” Pelosi said.

“There's a competition for the worst, most shameful, all the rest of that,” she said, “but [that was] the saddest of all occasions.”


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KEYWORDS: 112th; demint; pelosi
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1 posted on 12/06/2012 10:45:44 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
I'd like to see reporters start asking a better “set-up” question for candidates: “Do you oppose the United Nations and it's efforts to establish world government?"
2 posted on 12/06/2012 10:48:40 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver

Drop dead, madame.


3 posted on 12/06/2012 10:51:27 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy....gracious, as always........


4 posted on 12/06/2012 10:53:20 AM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: SueRae

DIE FROM PAINFUL RECTAL EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!


5 posted on 12/06/2012 10:53:19 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Sub-Driver

Will we EVER be rid of this despicable beotch????


6 posted on 12/06/2012 10:55:44 AM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Classless as always Nancy. What a horrible woman....I hope they declare the day Pelosi leaves Congress a National Holiday!(Ring the Church Bells and have parades) LOL.


7 posted on 12/06/2012 10:57:06 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi sure gets testy when US sovereignty defeats one world government. She’s such a shrew about it.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 10:58:08 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Sub-Driver

Much as I despise, loathe and have no use for Nine Percent Nancy, I must (reluctantly) give her credit where it is due. She is right. DeMint’s conservative values will not be missed in DC. By either party.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 11:01:22 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: Sub-Driver

DeMint said Harry Reid was “my friend” and implied a close relationship. I wonder if he feels the same way about Nancy? Hey, DeMint, they’d slit your throat in a heartbeat if they thought they could get away with it. No wonder we’re losing.


10 posted on 12/06/2012 11:01:47 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: SueRae
Drop dead, madame.

Well said. And take your party members with you.

11 posted on 12/06/2012 11:02:53 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Sub-Driver

“The treaty would have extended the rights granted under the Americans with Disabilities Act to all nations.”

They keep pushing this. The ADA is already law in the Unites States, therefore no need for the treaty.

The treaty would have expanded the power of the UN over the people of the United States, and dupes like Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe and Richard Lugar were all for it. Next month, they’ll be gone and Jeff Flake, Ted Cruz and Deb Fischer will be in the senate reducing the likelyhood that these stupid treaties i.e. shackles will be ratified.

And DeMint will be recruiting even more conservative senators.


12 posted on 12/06/2012 11:06:04 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi is one of the worst idiots in Congress.


13 posted on 12/06/2012 11:06:34 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a charming old hag.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 11:07:35 AM PST by Will88
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To: Sub-Driver

FOAD peloser.

LLS


15 posted on 12/06/2012 11:07:49 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I wish she would just drop through her anal sphincter.


16 posted on 12/06/2012 11:12:05 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Polyxene

This POS was no where to be found or heard from for about six weeks up to the election. I wonder why?


17 posted on 12/06/2012 11:13:47 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: NonValueAdded

I am sorry... I trust no one in DC... including demint and anyone else. They are all corrupt and part of the problem.

LLS


18 posted on 12/06/2012 11:13:56 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Wait a minute.....Jim DeMint says he and Harry Reid are good friends.

Surely Nancy knows this..................

19 posted on 12/06/2012 11:18:51 AM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Pelosi: DeMint won’t be missed

Yeah, your whole state won't be missed when mine secedes, either, NanPo.

20 posted on 12/06/2012 11:19:05 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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Classless hag.


21 posted on 12/06/2012 11:20:48 AM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: massgopguy
DIE FROM PAINFUL RECTAL EXPLOSIONS!!!!!!!

Patience my FRiend. The eternal Lake of Fire awaits her.
22 posted on 12/06/2012 11:26:00 AM PST by crosshairs (Hurricane Barry is 1000 times more destructive than Hurricane Sandy.)
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To: Sub-Driver

F the UN.


23 posted on 12/06/2012 11:42:09 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: Sub-Driver

she is what she is.. an old bitter politician , poisoned by the environment she fermented in her own vineyard..


24 posted on 12/06/2012 11:42:40 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Sub-Driver

FUNP.

Multiple times.

Witch.Harridan. Dogface putz.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 11:44:43 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Polyxene
Will we EVER be rid of this despicable beotch????

That piece of Botox-packed sh*t will only leave that building horizontally.

27 posted on 12/06/2012 11:52:54 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Pelosi on Thursday choked up

Obviously not enough.

28 posted on 12/06/2012 11:54:51 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a worthless hag! I bet Boehner is too busy crying to respond.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 11:57:06 AM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gosh, I wish Pelosi would give me a chance not to miss her. The old, scary, communist witch most likely will out live me. Drats.


30 posted on 12/06/2012 11:58:24 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Sub-Driver

Why does a House member have to comment on the resignation of a member of the Senate? She would never have worked closely with him, but has to opine on everything?


31 posted on 12/06/2012 11:59:58 AM PST by EDINVA
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This is the difference between democrats and conservatives. When Pelosi leaves, her counterparts will 1) Publically state they wish her well and thank her for her service to the American People...and 2) PRIVATELY be thanking God that witch is gone. IOW-They will be classy about it.

Democrats on the other hand=NO class.

32 posted on 12/06/2012 12:02:54 PM PST by NELSON111
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To: Sub-Driver

“Stay classy, Nancy.”


33 posted on 12/06/2012 12:08:20 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Sub-Driver

FUNP

The Republicans were right. Anything coming from the UN in the form of a treaty should be turned down.


34 posted on 12/06/2012 12:10:55 PM PST by Venturer
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To: cotton1706

The ADA is the worst piece of legislation ever passed only surpassed by the Obamacare act.

It has cost us billions and kept lawyers in business for years with pathetic suits.


35 posted on 12/06/2012 12:13:14 PM PST by Venturer
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To: lonestar

I agree with you on that, but I only wish John Boehner had helf of her balls.


36 posted on 12/06/2012 12:14:10 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

I agree. All the more reason not to elect idiots like George Bush that propose or sign such odious laws.


37 posted on 12/06/2012 12:21:11 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: EDINVA

Simple. You have to hand it to the Dems, they never ever give up. They take every opportunity to bash Republicans. Unlike the GOP who, if Nancy resigned tomorrow, would form a conga line to opine what a great person and representative of America she was.


38 posted on 12/06/2012 12:22:58 PM PST by sheana
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To: Sub-Driver

Nancy is a floating turd.


39 posted on 12/06/2012 12:31:33 PM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Isn't it time for a house to fall out of the sky and onto this woman?
40 posted on 12/06/2012 12:33:03 PM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Queen Nan, please STFU!!


41 posted on 12/06/2012 12:50:52 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: SueRae
Drop dead, madame.

Yes, Nan is a madam... she is the madam of a house of prostitution!!

42 posted on 12/06/2012 12:55:07 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Vision

Isn’t it time for a house to fall out of the sky and onto this woman?

I was rather hoping it would be a septic tank truck.


43 posted on 12/06/2012 1:02:21 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s probably heading back to the Big Island of Hawaii for her “festivus” break. I hope she receives a warm welcome...from an active volcano.


44 posted on 12/06/2012 1:03:13 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: BenLurkin

So many politicians (and “journalists”, and others) in fairly recent years have been “useful tools” in the relentless march to World Government - Strobe Talbott and his buddies, the ubiquitous Clintons, Susan Rice (feeding at the trough for a long time), Barack Hussein Obama, Walter Concrete, and many others. - They claim it’s for “the world” and intended to avert war; the very thing it will eventually facilitate. - The Constitution stands in their way and has, up to now, slowed them down; thank God. - Now I am at the point where I say, “Maranatha!” He’s the only one who is fit to govern mankind; but anyone paying attention dreads the Antichrist and his threatening mark which must come first. May the Lord deliver us!


45 posted on 12/06/2012 1:34:37 PM PST by Twinkie (The WICKED walk on every side when EVIL men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: Venturer
“The ADA is the worst piece of legislation ever passed only surpassed by the Obamacare act.”

No, Hart-Celler was by far the worst piece of legislation ever passed IMHO.

46 posted on 12/06/2012 2:44:46 PM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I have a disability (one arm)...talk for your self Nance you f..ing @##@!


47 posted on 12/06/2012 3:12:07 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: sheana

“... GOP...if Nancy resigned tomorrow, would form a conga line to opine what a great person and representative of America she was.”

How true and how depressing.


48 posted on 12/06/2012 3:16:52 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Sub-Driver
It was voted down in a 61-38 vote

Okay. Now I have to look up and see who the sick Republican scumbags were who voted FOR this atrocity.
I'll be back.

49 posted on 12/06/2012 3:21:17 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Sub-Driver

So, lets see if I understand this correctly.

There was a proposed treaty that would commit the US to doing ... exactly what it is already doing (under the ADA).

The difference being that the treaty would make the US subject to oversight and possibly intervention by international bodies, supplanting (or maybe the right word is superseding) the oversight already being done by the Judicial Branch of the US Government and various Executive Branch agencies and Congressional Committees.

Yup, that’s a sovereignty issue alright. No if-ands-buts about it. It’s a shame that Senator Dole came out in support of it. I know he was called “the tax collector for the welfare state”, but he did seem to usually take a pretty strong line against infringement of US sovereignty by the international community.


50 posted on 12/06/2012 3:30:06 PM PST by tanknetter
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