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Pelosi: "Dems Not Out For Revenge"  
User currently offlineLHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/08/pelosi.interview/index.html

Looks like there will be an early chance for the Democratic congress to demonstrate their sincerity and choice of direction. She did leave open the likelihood of investigation.


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User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3009 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/11/08/pelosi.interview/index.html

Looks like there will be an early chance for the Democratic congress to demonstrate their sincerity and choice of direction. She did leave open the likelihood of investigation.

Likelihood?  rotfl  you are dreaming. While we are going to hear all sorts of "we can work together" platitudes over the next 60 days, the sh*t is going to hit the fan now that the Senate is in democratic hands.

Quote:
Pelosi, however, has previously said that a Democratic-led Congress will no longer serve as a "rubber stamp" for the president's policies, and that an investigation of events that led to the U.S.-led war in Iraq is likely as part of the checks-and-balances system built into the Constitution.

Revenge is coming, whether you believe it or not.


User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

The same democratic party that has recently called for impeachment of the president? Right. They have been able to get away with making all sorts of threats and big talk because they were out of power. No one could blame them for not following through. Now that they just want to get along? Time will tell...


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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

Well, Rummy's head rolled already.

I suspect that in the first 3 months it will all be nicey-nicey and Pelosi will hammer through legislation (enforcing all the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission, for instance).

Once that's done and the Dems have some legislation under their belts, the heads will start rolling.


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2981 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 3):
I suspect that in the first 3 months it will all be nicey-nicey and Pelosi will hammer through legislation (enforcing all the recommendations of the 9-11 Commission, for instance).

Not until they can get 2/3rds of both houses to overrule the veto's that are sure to come. We will get a guest worker visa bill, that's a foregone conclusion, a new federal minimum wage, since 29 states already have a higher than federal minimum that's a no brainer, an probably a more expensive prescription drug bill. vomit 

When I hear Conyers, Waxman, or Rangel say they can and want to work together with this President, then I might start to believe there is a chance for bipartisanship.  rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Since the majorities are so slim, whatever happened to that dem notion of "sharing power" with "co-chairs"? Seems that when the majority is on the other foot, some ideas that sounded great slip through the cracks. no pun intended!  wink 


User currently offlineLH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2979 times:

I hope the Dems concern themselves more with governing and working for competant government so that they showcase thier abilities for '08. The electorate has given them a chance at governing, they should not blow it. Many in the democrats do want retribution for what happened to Clinton, I do hope thier better instincts takeover though. It is ironic that the republican's are now talking about how the democrats will open investigations, et all, and easliy forget the Clinton affair on their hands.


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User currently offlineDrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2962 times:

Quoting LHMARK (Thread starter):
She did leave open the likelihood of investigation.

Well, we very much need a serious investigation of what happened in the days and weeks leading up to the war, don't we.

Just because an investigation is launched doesn't mean that the Democrats are "out for revenge." Being out for revenge would mean doing what the Republicans did to Clinton during his 8 years in office; investigation after investigation after investigation..., as well as refusing to work with the Republicans to pass legislation.

I don't know if I believe that some of that will not happen, but there's a big difference between launching one or two specific, serious investigations, and being "out for revenge".

-DrDeke



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User currently offlineAndesSMF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 1):

Revenge is coming, whether you believe it or not.

Bingo! There have already been previous reports of Democrats creating an investigation list.

Quoting LH477 (Reply 5):
I hope the Dems concern themselves more with governing and working for competant government so that they showcase thier abilities for '08

At least now the GOP will have a chance to go on the offensive in '08, instead of playing defensive cards.

Quoting DrDeke (Reply 6):
Well, we very much need a serious investigation of what happened in the days and weeks leading up to the war, don't we.

Yeah, it was called the 9/11 commission...


User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

Pelosi and friends have nothing but revenge on their hearts and minds. I'm not saying that it will happen on January or even February, but it will happen. Nancy cannot and will not control the old gray liberal hags such as Dingell, Waxman, and Conyers and Rangel. They want Bush's head on a platter and they don't care what Rahm Emanuel or the Clintonistas say about it. Their left wing wants blood and the chairman are going to give it to them.

A Republican should feel safer in Tikrit without a bulletproof vest than in the House committee rooms come next year.

BTW, Rumsfeld's exit didn't even come close to satisfying the far left. They want Cheney and Condi as appetizers and Bush himself as the main dish. Republicans would do well to remember that unlike Clinton, the media will support any impeachment effort this time (how surprising).



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User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

Quoting DrDeke (Reply 6):
Just because an investigation is launched doesn't mean that the Democrats are "out for revenge." Being out for revenge would mean doing what the Republicans did to Clinton during his 8 years in office; investigation after investigation after investigation..., as well as refusing to work with the Republicans to pass legislation.

I don't know if I believe that some of that will not happen, but there's a big difference between launching one or two specific, serious investigations, and being "out for revenge".

I'm pretty liberal, but I have to say that while you make a valid distinction between investigation and revenge, your post comes across with a bit of "well, they did it to us, so we'll do it to them." The best thing for this country would be to look to the future, and we need to find a way to elect officials who have this type of vision. If the newly-elected crop turns out to be more about Dem vs. Rep, then we, as voters, have failed. And we will continue to fail whether we vote right or left in the future.

Certainly there must be opposite views on all issues, but there must be a way to allow differences of opinion to be fairly compromised on both sides.


User currently offlineTurbo7x7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2928 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 1):
Revenge is coming, whether you believe it or not.

What goes around. . . comes around.  Smile

I for one, am looking forward to the next two years. In fact, I got a trip to Rio next week and I plan to celebrate the Dem victory there in a huge way.

It's going to be a lot of fun to see Dumbya and his neo-con cronies squirm!  Cool


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2918 times:

Quoting DrDeke (Reply 6):
Being out for revenge would mean doing what the Republicans did to Clinton during his 8 years in office; investigation after investigation after investigation..., as well as refusing to work with the Republicans to pass legislation.

Well you got part of that right!
 wink 


User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2908 times:

Quoting Turbo7x7 (Reply 10):
It's going to be a lot of fun to see Dumbya and his neo-con cronies squirm!

Enjoy yourself. But realize that the mandate is for change in Iraq and no sleaze in the halls of congress. But for outright impeachment or other things that you and your far left friends want so badly, I don't think so.



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User currently offlineLH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2894 times:

I would love for Bush to be impeached, however that won't make the situation any better. Dem's need to offer constructive criticsm and moderate solutions, not have a witch hunt. It's not good for them nor the US. Hopefully the leadership of the Dem's can raise above partisan politics and work of govern effectively, just as Arnie has done in the California.


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User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

Quoting Texdravid (Reply 12):
But realize that the mandate is for change in Iraq

If that is the case, why is Joe Lieberman headed back the Senate as an Independent when his opponent based his whole campaign on getting us out of Iraq? This election was about far more than just Iraq.


User currently offlineDrDeke From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 830 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 9):
I'm pretty liberal, but I have to say that while you make a valid distinction between investigation and revenge, your post comes across with a bit of "well, they did it to us, so we'll do it to them."

That's funny; what I was trying to say is that the democrats should not pull a "they did it to us, so we'll do it to them."

Now, I'm not at all sure that they actually won't, but I definitely think they shouldn't. However, I am also quite sure that if even one investigation is started, certain members of this board as well as the American public will be screaming REVENGE, REVENGE, whether it's true or not.

-DrDeke



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User currently offlineDaedaeg From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 659 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

Of course the Dems feel it's pay back time for the Republicans. Some form of revenge is on the horizon. It's human nature.


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User currently offlineOU812 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Quoting RJdxer (Reply 14):
If that is the case, why is Joe Lieberman headed back the Senate as an Independent when his opponent based his whole campaign on getting us out of Iraq? This election was about far more than just Iraq.

This conservative is a fan of Liebermen . However , Joe L wasn't black listed from the Media since he was a Lib Dem [ran as an I].

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 7):
Bingo! There have already been previous reports of Democrats creating an investigation list.

Then they should put on their list : Harry Reid & Murtha !

Oh , I forgot . The Liberal Media does go after Liberal Dems as the do Republicans .

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...le/2006/10/11/AR2006101101640.html

Reid Land Deal Under Scrutiny
Senator Confers With Ethics Panel on Disclosure Requirements

By Jeffrey H. Birnbaum
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, October 12, 2006; Page A03

Harry M. Reid of Nevada, the Senate's top Democrat, said yesterday that he was in discussions with the chamber's ethics committee to determine whether he should amend his financial disclosure forms to include details of a real estate transaction that allowed him to collect $1.1 million.


http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics....chive%5C200601%5CPOL20060113d.html

Murtha's Anti-War Stance Overshadows Abscam Past
By Randy Hall and Marc Morano
CNSNews.com Staff
January 13, 2006

(CNSNews.com) - Members of the press have given extensive and glowing coverage to Rep. John Murtha's criticism of the war in Iraq, but have overlooked a number of other controversies the Pennsylvania Democrat has experienced over the past 25 years. This includes his reported role as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Abscam bribery scandal of the late 1970s and early 1980s.


User currently offlineCharger From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

Quoting DrDeke (Reply 15):
I am also quite sure that if even one investigation is started, certain members of this board as well as the American public will be screaming REVENGE, REVENGE, whether it's true or not.

That is a certainty!!! Can't you just hear them now?


User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2827 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 1):
Revenge is coming, whether you believe it or not.

Revenge? Despite your premature ranting, this sounds more like justice and accountability to me. Massive screw ups deserve investigations. Anything less would be shameful.



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Quoting Charger (Reply 18):
That is a certainty!!! Can't you just hear them now?

You mean like they're doing in this thread?  Wink

I hope Pelosi and crew take the high road. I think that single act would earn them more political capital than any legislation they could pass. The election was as much about voter disgust with the pervasive partisanship and corruption in Washington, and while I don't think anybody is expecting much different from the Dems, they could really earn points by proving them wrong.



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User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2017 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2798 times:
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Quoting Texdravid (Reply 8):
BTW, Rumsfeld's exit didn't even come close to satisfying the far left. They want Cheney and Condi as appetizers and Bush himself as the main dish. Republicans would do well to remember that unlike Clinton, the media will support any impeachment effort this time (how surprising).

And why shouldn't they? Republicans impeached Clinton over lying about sex. Bush & Co lied about WMD and then started a war in which thousands died... and yet that somehow didn't rise to the level of an impeachable offense?

I don't blame Bush. He's a moron. Lacking any intellectual curiosity whatsoever, he simply wasn't equipped to know he was Dick Cheney's butt-boy. Cheney and Rumsfeld need to be behind bars for what they did to this country. However, as much as I would love to see them behind bars as someone's prison bitch, I wouild much rather that Pelosi and the democrats take the high road and simply ensure that the executive branch can't get hijacked again by a bunch of power hungry megalomaniacs.



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User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2059 posts, RR: 8
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 9):
If the newly-elected crop turns out to be more about Dem vs. Rep, then we, as voters, have failed. And we will continue to fail whether we vote right or left in the future.

Bingo  checkmark 

Quoting PA110 (Reply 21):
He's a moron.

Really? With better grades than your hero John Kerry? And not only that, he won, twice.

Quoting PA110 (Reply 21):
Lacking any intellectual curiosity whatsoever, he simply wasn't equipped to know he was Dick Cheney's butt-boy.

That's an intelligent, debate winning argument you have right there dude...

Quoting PA110 (Reply 21):
Cheney and Rumsfeld need to be behind bars for what they did to this country.

For what? Especially Cheney... Tell me exactly what he did to be convicted of anything. And I'd like specifics, not just typical Liberal "throw it out there and see if it sticks" charges. Tell me, if you were a prosecutor, what EXACTLY did Dick Cheney do to deserve any second of prison. And then, Rumsfeld too...

Quoting PA110 (Reply 21):
I would much rather that Pelosi and the democrats take the high road and simply ensure that the executive branch can't get hijacked again by a bunch of power hungry megalomaniacs.

I agree, but don't think it's going to happen with your Pelosi comment....
but hijacked? By whom? The President and VP who were RE-ELECTED by the voters AFTER they started this "illegal war" that you so protest that everyone in the executive branch to to jail over??



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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

There is a large difference between investigation and revenge. Investigations are needed, especially regarding the runup to Iraq, to find out how policy was based on such shabby intelligence. The point of these investigations will not be revenge, but to ensure that these mistakes cannot be repeated.

If the Democrats conduct their investigations in a constructive manner, ie, trying to identify the mistakes and proposing solutions, and not just look for blood and revenge, then it will be a very productive term.

May I also remind you that a lot of work got done after 1994 when Clinton had to work with a Republican Congress. Those of you who just assume the Democrats will lead to no solutions need to wait and hold your analysis for after the first legislative session. It's argued that the Democrats never proposed any policy alternatives, however they never could. Republicans controlled all of the committee assignments and work, and basically cut them out of the decision-making process.

6 years of Republican domination of both branches has lead to:
1. Budget Deficits
2. Out of control spending
3. Unprecedented amounts of pork barrel legislation

I'm not saying that the dems will raise taxes, but tax-and-spend is a sustainable policy, deficit-spend is not. America as a whole needs to make some tough decisions now, there's no magic solution.


User currently offlineRJdxer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 20):
I hope Pelosi and crew take the high road.

Daooooh....so much for that idea.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/nation/4332381.html

Murtha is the democratic version of Delay. Where the hell is Artie?

Quoting PA110 (Reply 21):
Republicans impeached Clinton over lying about sex.

What's a little pejury in the court room now again right? No big deal right? Every defendant should be granted at least a couple of lies right?

Quoting PA110 (Reply 21):
Bush & Co lied about WMD and then started a war in which thousands died... and yet that somehow didn't rise to the level of an impeachable offense?

Source?

Quoting PA110 (Reply 21):
I wouild much rather that Pelosi and the democrats take the high road and simply ensure that the executive branch can't get hijacked again by a bunch of power hungry megalomaniacs.

So you are in favor of only 2 branches of government?


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