Pelosi Disapproves of Ad. Like We Care?

Is anyone surprised to learn that Nancy “Impeachment is off the table” Pelosi sided with Republicans and expressed her disapproval of’s ad that referred to Gen. David Petraeus as “General Betray Us?”

The increasingly remote and inaccessible Speaker of the House said:

“I would have preferred that they won’t do such an ad.”

But Pelosi conceded it is not her prerogative to say how people express themselves.

MoveOn received heavy criticism for the ad, largely from Republicans who tried to make it a centerpiece of the hearings with Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker on the state of affairs in Iraq.

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16 Responses to Pelosi Disapproves of Ad. Like We Care?

  1. Brigadoon says:

    Nancy Pelosi should go fuck herself. I don’t recall this plastic surgery-addicted, piss-poor excuse for a Speaker being asked her opinion. At least not by me. MoveOn’s ad rocked and I thought it was perfect. Now run along along Nancy and get ready to give Bush another $50 billion for the Iraq war.

  2. taco says:

    “I would have preferred that they won’t do such an ad.”

    Well, Nancy, I would have preferred that you impeached George Bush and Dick Cheney but alas, you decided instead to hand the administration a Get Out of Jail Free card.

    We can’t always get what we want.

  3. Larry says:

    Maybe thats why Pelosi was huddled with Bush during the hearings yesterday, getting her orders for the day.

  4. dad2059 says:

    LOL! What taco said!

    As an aside, Madam Botox can STFU and go back to blowing AIPAC’s collective shlongs!

  5. Larry says:

    Will Pelosi disapprove of this remark from Obama:

    Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) is set to deliver a “major policy speech” on Iraq today in Clinton, Iowa. Below, an excerpt of the speech obtained by the Huffington Post:

    We hear eerie echoes of the run-up to the war in Iraq in the way that the President and Vice President talk about Iran. They conflate Iran and al Qaeda. They issue veiled threats. They suggest that the time for diplomacy and pressure is running out when we haven’t even tried direct diplomacy. Well George Bush and Dick Cheney must hear – loud and clear – from the American people and the Congress: you don’t have our support, and you don’t have our authorization for another war.

  6. DMason says:

    Pelosi is a moron. She’s so arrogant that she hasn’t pieced the pieces of the puzzle together yet that prove the American people, and especially her own constituents in San Francisco, are sick and tired of her bullshit.

  7. Matteo says:

    Saw this on DU and thought it belonged here.

    Pelosi’s Gavel Proves to Wield Little Power to End Conflict in Iraq×307206

    Equally content to merely watch the sand in Bush’s hourglass run out, Pelosi has turned to a dangerous political game of “blame Bush” and hollow rhetoric. The Speaker’s website, The Gavel, crafts spurious allegations that it is Bush’s veto pen, and a lack of a super-majority in the Senate, that is the reason Congress is unable to fulfill their election promise to America. This is the penultimate, intolerable excuse for being unable to deliver a mandate to President Bush to cease hostilities in Iraq.

    However, the definitive, insufferable failure on Speaker Pelosi’s part is her statement that the Bush-Petraeus plan is “an insult to the intelligence of the American people.” To the contrary, Bush has bullied, lied, and been outright indifferent to the demands of the American people. It is Pelosi’s dissembling, amid a tempest of empty vitriol indicting Bush for Congress’ failures, which is the damning insult to our intelligence.

    Nancy Pelosi’s invective to America’s wisdom began when she took impeachment “off the table” and ended when she commenced funding Bush’s illegitimate war. America is no longer only insulted by Pelosi’s inactions, but increasingly angry and restive.

    In truth, it is not Bush’s veto pen or the lack of votes in Congress causing a deadly, failed foreign policy to drag on into its fifth year. It is Speaker Pelosi’s acquiescence and incompetence that is the centerpiece of culpability and the reason why we are still expending blood and dollars in Iraq.

    As Speaker of the House, Pelosi ultimately determines what legislation is, or is not, brought to the floor in the House. As such, she has no constitutional directive that demands she allocate any further funding for Iraq. No legislation is requisite. No vote is necessary. All that is bluntly needed is for Pelosi to say “no” to Bush, and “You have the money to bring the troops home.”

    Sadly, Nancy Pelosi, America’s first female Speaker of the House, has chosen the path of least resistance. She has failed to heed the clarion call of America to put a stop to virtually five years of circular madness. In the end, it is Pelosi’s continual capitulation to political pressure and propaganda from a deeply unpopular President, which will render the gravest consequences of all to America for years to come.

  8. Christopher says:

    All that is bluntly needed is for Pelosi to say “no” to Bush, and “You have the money to bring the troops home.”


    This is precisely what the U.S. House did with Nixon in the months before he ultimately resigned the presidency.

    But Matteo, Pelosi lacks the courage to lead this way and she clearly has no understanding of history and more importantly in my opinion, no understanding of the Constitution.

  9. Jim says:

    Republicans need to grow up. How many times have they thrown much larger grenades at the Dems without a second thought. Whiners, all of them.

  10. Bill Perdue, RainbowRED Organization says:

    Giuliani ran an attack ad accusing Hillary Clinton of being behind the MoveOn ad about General Petraeus. He’s frightened because just a few days after announcing Freddie Thompson is nipping at his heels. Giuliani’s losing his lead and in desperation exposed his ‘inner bigot’ by backtracking on GLBT Equality and refusing to budge from his prowar stance.

    Giuliani’s a fool. Who’s silly enough to believe that Hillary Clinton has the backbone to attack the war criminal in the White House or General Petraeus; she’s far too slick to be pinned down. At the American Legion convention she said the surge was working. Later at the Latino debate she called for yet another nebulous timetable for withdrawal. She arrogantly refuses to support samesex marriage, because if Bill Clinton is the daddy of DOMA, she’s it’s midwife.

    Like Vietnam this is an unwinnable war typified by horrific civilian casualties, GI’s getting mauled, and by a huge new air campaign that’s pushing the civilian death toll to near genocidal levels.

    A plague on both their houses. Don’t vote for our enemies in the Democratic and Republican Party. Vote for leftwing parties or independent African American or Latino candidates or join and build the union controlled US Labor Party.

  11. jweaver says:

    Wait a minute, you people are charging a true hero with lying before he even testifies! You want defeat and you complain when we call you traitors? Grow up.

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  13. Paul in LA says:


    The Speaker is campaigning for Tsongas, and has just completed the S-CHIP bill negotiation. She did not schedule today’s vote on Moveon — Republicans used their power to put it forward.

    She also did not say she supported such a resolution — AND SHE VOTED AGAINST IT.

    So you are bashing her for being distracted by one of the most important child health bills of this Congress.

    • And, once again, you have EXCELLENT evidence of why impeachment is off the table. Because we have about 30 votes for conviction in the Senate, not 67. And those votes are not changing, regardless of facts, so “impeachment,” which expects Senators to judge in a non-partisan way, is a myth when the entire R party with few exceptions (and quite a few R-leaning Dems) has already thrown in with the coup and won’t vote the facts, come hell or high water.

  14. Paul in LA says:

    Christopher: “This is precisely what the U.S. House did with Nixon in the months before he ultimately resigned the presidency.”

    A non-applicable case, in which a longstanding illegal war was eventually blocked by the Congress and a man who won by landslide by promising withdrawal, was not insisting that the next thing to do was nuke Japan or attack Burma to take over their rubber industry.

    Bush, by contrast, and the Republican party, by contrast, are running a war whether we like it or not. They are not promising to withdraw us, they are promising to sink us up to our necks, and they have pretty much done so already.

    “Pelosi lacks the courage to lead this way and she clearly has no understanding of history and more importantly in my opinion, no understanding of the Constitution.”

    She understands one thing you don’t: How to count the votes. Not only do we NOT have the votes to cut off funding for the war, but we do NOT have the votes for conviction in the Senate (by a lot — we are at least 30 votes shy).

    Look at the Out of Iraq Caucus in the House, the largest caucus in the House. It has, last I checked, 92 members — all Democrats. If you think 92 members from one party can shut off funding for a war sponsored by an opposition party which is STILL in great strength in the Senate and STILL supports those policies en block — then you have some fancy fictions instead of studied views.

    COUNT THE VOTES. Speaker Pelosi already did, and the news ain’t great.

  15. Paul in LA says:

    Matteo, you and DU have your scapegoat, so I’m sure you can sleep well tonight knowing who to blame for a conspiracy that includes an entire party voting en block, complicit members of her own party, a justice system blocked up like a brick wall, a military-industrial corporate conspiracy in full blossom, and a press that won’t cover the facts or actually report the facts of the illegal genocide in Iraq to the public.

    No reason to look to all that. SO much easier to pin the tail on the donkey, the donkey who rose to minority leader by heading a majority NAY vote by Dems on the Iraq Resolution in the House, and who is not in any conceivable way profiting from the war (unlike, say, Sen. Feinstein), and in fact opposes the war vociferously.

    But, the tomatoes have to fly, so why not attack the most progressive Speaker in fifty years (or ever)? Your THEORY of how she can buck that violent conspiracy against the United States by simply refusing to allow votes is enough reason for you to sit in your chair and attack her. Nevermind the real equation, in which she is not free to be the only thumb in the dike.

  16. Brigadoon says:


    I don’t know when you went on the payroll for Pelosi but “remote” describes your boss perfectly. When anti-war activists contacted Madam Speaker when they carried out their “IMPEACH” on the beach action in Pelosi’s home district and asked her to attend, she said she was too busy. No one in her San Francisco office could steal away an hour either. Pelosi is remote and out of touch and that’s why the Congress of Pelosi and Reid enjoy an 11% approval rating. You can take this back to her from me.

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