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Pelosi demands equal Dem/Repub Split for Select Committee
Hot Air ^ | May 6th, 2014 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/06/2014 1:28:35 PM PDT by entropy12

Good luck with that. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi faces pressure from all sides in regard to the newly-launched select committee to investigate Benghazi. Participating would legitimize the results, while boycotting it might open up Democrats to attacks on their concern for diplomatic personnel abroad, four of whom were killed in the attack on September 11, 2012, and leave administration officials no way to set the narrative through the friendly questioning of Democrats on the panel during public hearings. Pelosi hedged in the direction of participation by demanding an equal number of seats on the committee:

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: demtrialballoon; gowdy; gowdybsc; johnboehner; ohio; pelosi; pelosiisgoingtohell; selectcommittee; southcarolina; trey; treygowdy; trialballoon
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I love the response by Chairman Gowdy:

I can tell you this. It is not going to be evenly constituted and when she was Speaker Pelosi, she certainly showed no interests in having an equal number of Republicans and Democrats.

We’re in the majority. That may or may not be the case after November but we’re in the majority right now and we’re in the majority for a reason. And I just find it interesting that people’s ability to do math changes when they go from being the Speaker to the Minority Leader.

1 posted on 05/06/2014 1:28:36 PM PDT by entropy12
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To: entropy12

She’s looking for a reason to walk out.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 1:29:12 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: AppyPappy

Walking out is not necessarily a political winning strategy. Me thinks the demoRats are caught in a dilemma.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 1:31:05 PM PDT by entropy12 (I am sick of people who think Obama is no worse than Romney, as bad as Mitt was.)
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To: AppyPappy
She’s looking for a reason to walk out.

Good catch. I hadn't thought of that.

They've done it before.
4 posted on 05/06/2014 1:31:16 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: entropy12
And I just find it interesting that people’s ability to do math changes when they go from being the Speaker to the Minority Leader.

It hasn't changed. She never could do math.

5 posted on 05/06/2014 1:31:19 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: entropy12

WE WON Bitch !!!


6 posted on 05/06/2014 1:31:47 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: AppyPappy

I say:

Don’t let the door slam on your corrupt A$$ nutsy.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 1:31:57 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: entropy12

No but it gives the media a reason to ignore it.


8 posted on 05/06/2014 1:32:04 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: entropy12

Life is a b!tch witch, suck it up.


9 posted on 05/06/2014 1:32:20 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Use of Planned Parenthood is hazardous to unborn black fetuses.)
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To: entropy12

Yeah, the Russians boycotted the UN in the early 50s about something or other, and next thing you know, the US gets the UN to vote to save Korea. We went into Korea as the UN, not as the US. They never did it again.


10 posted on 05/06/2014 1:32:37 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Defiant

She can’t change expression on her face either. Too much Botox has it’s consequences.


11 posted on 05/06/2014 1:33:01 PM PDT by entropy12 (I am sick of people who think Obama is no worse than Romney, as bad as Mitt was.)
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To: AppyPappy

Good, let her walk out. Let them stage a total walkout and parade down the Capitol steps. Let them march off to Maryland and hide in Steny Hoyer’s basement. Let them rot there.


12 posted on 05/06/2014 1:33:40 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: entropy12

People in Hell demand Ice water Nancy. Now go make Trey a sammich.


13 posted on 05/06/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: smoothsailing

Better idea. Put no dems on the committee to begin with and tell the Dems and media to pound salt.

Then have a live internet feed so people can watch it ALL.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 1:35:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: AppyPappy

The Democrats are scared. That initial ploy that “we will not participate” fell flat. Still it will be very difficult to defend a obvious deception. Those emails were devastating. Period.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 1:38:08 PM PDT by allendale
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To: entropy12; All

Pelosi’s PC half/half ratio wrongly ignores that voters have made Republicans the House majority party. Committee should reflect current ratio of House Republicans to Democrats favoring Republicans imo.


16 posted on 05/06/2014 1:38:20 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: entropy12
Democrats tell the Repubs to pound sand when they're the Majority
and demand equality when they are not. The Reid Senate is doing just that,
shutting out the Repubs. They cannot be seen by their sociopathic donors
as being partisan in actions.
17 posted on 05/06/2014 1:41:55 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Amendment10

If this were a case of any other set of Dems, I’d agree. But these idiots need to be excluded, minimized and shut out. Just as Harry does to Pubs in the senate.

And when called on it, the GOP should say exactly that. Then bull ahead doing the job they were elected to do.


18 posted on 05/06/2014 1:42:24 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: entropy12

EVERYONE knows damn well that if things were reversed politically, democrats would NOT ALLOW a SINGLE republican on their committee!

POUND SAND PELOSI!!!!


19 posted on 05/06/2014 1:43:31 PM PDT by Safrguns (PM me if you like to play Minecraft!)
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To: entropy12

Gowdy should expect the dems to walk out...He should set up an internet access for the world to connect to and IGNORE THE SO CALLED MAIN STREAM MEDIA COMPLETELY... NO COMMENT SECTION.. USE WATCH ONLY UNFILTERED KINDA LIKE CSPAN , JUST CALL IT CONSERVSPAN AND CUT THE OBAMASUCKUPS COMPLETELY...


20 posted on 05/06/2014 1:44:31 PM PDT by contrarian
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To: Norm Lenhart

"She demands?!"
21 posted on 05/06/2014 1:45:16 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: entropy12
Me thinks the demoRats are caught in a dilemma

....one that maybe 10 percent of the population will be able to fathom; the other 90% will get the NBCABCCBS/MSNBC/Bill Maher spin about evil vindictive politically motivated Republicans.

Let's watch and see how heavily the 'rats target Gowdy in November as retaliation.

22 posted on 05/06/2014 1:46:59 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: smoothsailing

Nancy and Harry need to be in a nursing home, both have dementia.


23 posted on 05/06/2014 1:47:20 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: allendale

Not being present means you don’t have to answer questions.

Next ploy: Accuse Republicans of the Gotcha game.


24 posted on 05/06/2014 1:48:11 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: TexasCajun

I only wish that I could be so articulate...


25 posted on 05/06/2014 1:48:40 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Gowdy just needs say to her demand...”As President Obama said Nancy, “We won”. Now go sit down as I walk with my gavel up the steps because you have no say in the matter’.


26 posted on 05/06/2014 1:48:41 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: entropy12

her shoes are pinching - I don’t think they’ve got anything on Gowdy - nothing to blackmail with. And he’s probably the beet prosecutor we’ve seen in a long time - he doesn’t suffer fools gladly.

So she’s in between the proverbial rock/hard space.

She’s used to getting away with blustering and bullying and obfuscation, and blackmailing - and it ain’t working with Gowdy.

If she succeeds in a boycott - it’s going to look worse for them than the pubs - if she doesn’t, we’re to peel the scabs off and she knows what festers underneath.

Her teeth must be about ground to stubs -

(I hope Gowdy drives an old car, pre-electronics, has good backup, accepts no drinks at gatherings, etc., (Remember that Col. North, during the Iran/Contra hearings, had so many death threats against himself and even his kids, that he had to hire bodyguards and put a 6’ chain link fence around his home?)


27 posted on 05/06/2014 1:49:42 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: entropy12
Man, oh man.

Gowdy is terrific!

28 posted on 05/06/2014 1:51:04 PM PDT by Gritty (Gun controllers aren't afraid of guns but a country where the individual has power-Dan Greenfield)
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To: entropy12

The last thing Pelosi and all other democrats want is the truth to come out. They’ll throw every monkey wrench they can trying to derail this committee.

Democrats are vile, evil and disgusting.


29 posted on 05/06/2014 1:51:13 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: AppyPappy
No but it gives the media a reason to ignore it.

They won't be able to ignore it when Gowdy frog-marches The Won out of the Oral Orifice in an orange jumpsuit and shackles.

30 posted on 05/06/2014 1:51:14 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: entropy12

Nancy, elections have consequences.


31 posted on 05/06/2014 1:51:25 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: AppyPappy

Question the empty chairs on camera and mock the hell out of the cowards. Remind the audience before each question that you’d prefer a human was there to answer.

Shen send out the Sgt. at Arms to arrest every dem that does not show up, put them in the cellar jail cell until they talk and run an internet feed 24/7 of all of it. Including their animal in a cage confinement.


32 posted on 05/06/2014 1:52:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: entropy12

Gowdy rebuffs Pelosi: The select committee WON’T be evenly divided because ‘elections have consequences’

http://therightscoop.com/gowdy-rebuffs-pelosi-the-select-committee-wont-be-evenly-divided-because-elections-have-consequences/


33 posted on 05/06/2014 1:54:32 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: entropy12

These hearings are not - barring something unprecedented - going to end before elections - and THEN. madam peelface, the Senate will be ours too - I wouldn’t be surprised to see her resign.

She still needs to be investigated regarding illegal shenanigans that got O’Bummer on the ballot in many states in 2008. She’s long overdue to be wearing orange.


34 posted on 05/06/2014 1:54:36 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Well OK, we’ll go with your plan. :)

(but I still want that rot in Steny Hoyer’s basement part.)


35 posted on 05/06/2014 1:55:04 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: All
Related:

Police investigate threats against Trey Gowdy
36 posted on 05/06/2014 2:03:21 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: AppyPappy

I agree that Pelosi is looking for a pretext to walk away, but consider this:

By saying, “Give us equal representation,” she’s ALREADY agreed in principle to proceeding.

If she tries to hang the Dems’ walk-away on the GOP’s refusal of her “equality” demand, it won’t work, not even with the lefty media. The GOP has 233 seats to the Dems’ 199. If the GOP offers, for example, a makeup of 12 GOP and 10 (or, generously, 11) Dems, I think Pelosi now HAS to take it or expose herself as the unfair one. She painted herself into a corner.


37 posted on 05/06/2014 2:04:54 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: entropy12
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38 posted on 05/06/2014 2:06:53 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: smoothsailing

It rubs the lotion on it’s skin....


39 posted on 05/06/2014 2:09:10 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: entropy12

Tell the witch to fly away.


40 posted on 05/06/2014 2:13:07 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: AppyPappy
She’s looking for a reason to walk out.

Don't think so.

If they boycott the GOP will have free reign to call whomever they want and ask whatever they want 100% of the time.

Pelosi won't want that which is why she proposed what she believes to be the lesser evil...equal representation.

41 posted on 05/06/2014 2:52:03 PM PDT by what's up (su)
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To: ErnBatavia
Let's watch and see how heavily the 'rats target Gowdy in November as retaliation.

Me thinks Boehner is setting this up, partially to allay those of us that want heads to roll over Benghazi, and partly to set up Trey. If it fails, Trey goes down, Boehner goes on. If it's successful, Trey is where he is right now, Boehner goes on. This is the buffer to protect Boehner. Win/win Boehner.

42 posted on 05/06/2014 3:01:26 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: entropy12

no.


43 posted on 05/06/2014 3:16:32 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: maine-iac7

“her shoes are pinching - I don’t think they’ve got anything on Gowdy - nothing to blackmail with. And he’s probably the beet prosecutor we’ve seen in a long time - he doesn’t suffer fools gladly.”

The wildcard is Boner going limp and telling Gowdy to back off behind the scenes.


44 posted on 05/06/2014 3:22:02 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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People in Hell demand Ice water Nancy. Now go make Trey a sammich.

And iron his shirts while you're at it!

45 posted on 05/06/2014 3:34:10 PM PDT by Tonytitan
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To: AppyPappy
She’s looking for a reason to walk out.

Like the Fleebaggers did in Wisconsin. Just like the D's to talk trash, strut, and make a show of things, especially when their case is kaput.

46 posted on 05/06/2014 3:51:34 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: entropy12

I believe the most appropriate response from the Honorable Mr. Gowdy should be:

“We Won. Deal with it. Now sit the hell down and shut up.”


47 posted on 05/06/2014 3:53:42 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: entropy12
Me thinks the demoRats are caught in a dilemma.

Oh, hell no. Not with all the evening TV news shows and their drones on her side.

Remember, the president of CBS News is the brother of the Administration talking head who wrote the memo.

Bigtime cover there.

48 posted on 05/06/2014 4:07:15 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: headstamp 2
The wildcard is Boner going limp and telling Gowdy to back off behind the scenes.

Very good possibility. We wouldn't want any unpleasantness. That would make us sad.

49 posted on 05/06/2014 4:08:33 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: TexasCajun

Embrace the Suck!


50 posted on 05/06/2014 4:09:06 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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