Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Greta Van Susteren and Nancy Pelosi

Greta Van Susteran had a three part interview with Speaker Pelosi yesterday on her show, On The Record. Ms. Van Susteren does an excellent job in this interview. She does not let Speaker Pelosi get by with a whole lot. Take a look at the interview. My letter to Ms. Van Susteren in response to this interview is below:

Dear Ms. Van Susteren:

Thank you for your interview with Speaker Nancy Pelosi. You have consistently been one of the BEST interviewers during this campaign season. I have a lot of respect for you. And I should add, I have been impressed at your willingnes to allow the interviewee to actually answer your questions fully. That is a skill sorely lacking among many currently in the media.

As to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, let me say this: I am a 50 yr old, FAR left liberal, lifelong Democrat who has chosen to leave the Democratic Party after the actions of Barack Obama, Howard Dean, Donna Brazille, Nancy Pelosi, the DNC elite, and the RBC of the DNC. For Speaker Pelosi to blow off your question about the level of sexism in this campaign by saying, "well, I'm too busy being Speaker of the House, so I haven't been able to document this..." was reprehensible. DOCUMENT it??? She was part of the PROBLEM!! And she did not NEED to document it - it was blatantly OBVIOUS!! Since she seems incapable of acknowledging the sexism, the misogyny, with which Senator Clinton was met, perhaps this video by might give her a little clue: Feel free to pass it along to her.

There is not a doubt in my mind that Speaker Pelosi's derogatory comments toward Senator Clinton this Primary Season were born out of her own fear of having a woman who will show how INCAPABLE Pelosi has been by contrast. Senator Clinton works HARD on behalf of her constituents, and the American people. Her abilities, her intellect, her drive, would clearly show up Speaker Pelosi's horrible leadership as Speaker. No doubt in my mind.

And Speaker Pelosi is wrong. Obama is NOT the nominee YET, as you reminded her - the Convention is not until the end of AUGUST!!! And his "better ideas" are ALL ones he has copied from SENATOR CLINTON!!! Even his recent statements on gas prices are the SAME ones about which he criticized Senator CLINTON just last month! He has NO original ideas - he is merely a copy cat, of Patrick Duval, of Chicago poltiics, and of Clinton's policies. How many times did he say in the debates, "What she said"?? He has no firm stances, no firm policies, and certainly no NEW ideas. Seems we just went through 7 1/2 yrs of another candidate who was similar in many regards, except one - he was actually MORE experienced than Senator Obama is now, and we all thought BUSH was too inexperienced to be President! Oh, wait - Obama did take ONE stand - he voted for the Bush/Cheney Energy Bill!!

And for Pelosi to claim that Obama is not a Washington insider with ALL of the Washington insiders who have been running his campaign is just laughable. Daschle? Kennedy? Kerry? Pelosi? Dodd? Leahy? Axelrod?? The list goes on and on. Not only is he not the blank slate she pretends he is, he comes from Chicago politics, politics in which he gets elected by getting EVERYONE else off the ballot! Politics in which the Republican contender for the Senate seat mysteriously has his divorce papers unsealed, thus forcing him to drop out, and he competes against ALAN KEYES!!! A State Senator who did NOTHING on his own, having his name attached to legislation on which he did NOT work by Emil Jones, legislation he neither earned nor deserved. He is a US Senator who has done NOTHING, including not chairing his OWN subcommittee on NATO and Afghanistan, a Senator who has spent more time campaigning than working, a US Senator who won't even vote on issues when he is in the BUILDING! He has NO real experience, and compared to Senator Clinton, he is SINGULARLY unqualified to be President. I will never, EVER vote for this arrogant, sexist, inexperienced man who is SORELY lacking in good judgment - his closest associates bears that out (Ayers, Rezko, Meeks, Wright, Auchi, et. al).

I won't even go into the behavior of Obama's campaign and his supporters except to say, the vitriol he has spewed about Senator Clinton in his speeches has given rise to a tremendous amount of acting out by his followers. It has become unsafe for people to speak out against him for fear of retribution. It is hard to believe this is still the USA...And it comes from teh TOP down, no doubt about it.

I won't bore you with all of my retorts to her ridiculous responses to your excellent questions, but her response about Obama's choice of church is absurd. People DO care about the kind of message to which he has been listening for 20 years! People DO care that he counts The Reverend Wright as family to him. People DO care about the connection between TUCC and the Nation of Islam! It is not enough that "at least he goes to church" - what KIND of church it is MATTERS!!!

Speaker Pelosi is COMPLETELY out of touch with the American people. And her behavior toward Senator Clinton will not be forgotten, OR forgiven.

Finally, the vote stealing by the RBC/DNC, voter fraud, and inaction by the DNC of numerous reports of unethical behavior at the least, and illegal activity at most, in the caucuses made it CLEAR that the DNC did not care who the people wanted, contrary to Pelosi's constant refrain that Obama is the people's choice. I never thought I would see the DNC disenfranchise voters , especially after the 2000 Florida debacle, never mind STEAL votes and delegates as they did in MI, and so blatantly go against the will of the people, but that is EXACTLY what they have done. Their actions, especially the theft of actual votes and delegates from Senator Clinton TO Senator Obama, who was not even on the BALLOT in MI, have proven to me that the fix was in to shove this unqualified candidate down our throats. I am ashamed of what the Democratic Party has become. I am ashamed of how they have conducted themselves in this primary. And I am sad that the Party to which I have belonged for decades has become one of such immorality. The DNC's candidate will get neither my money NOR my vote.

Thank you again for your outstanding work. You are a breath of fresh air in the Mainstream Media!

The Rev. Amy
Just Say No Deal


Mary Ellen said...

I can't tell you how painful it was to watch that woman speak (Pelosi).

Her remarks about Obama's judgment made me laugh, and when she tried to defend Obama by saying that he is nothing like GWB was ridiculous, especially when she said, but..."the GOP embraced him!" What the hell does she think the DNC did with Obama?

Then, watching her try to filibuster the discussion when she didn't like the question. I'm glad Greta let her talk and then asked it again. Good for her, I wish more journalists in the media were like that.

And in your letter, I can't agree with you more. For Nancy Pelosi to talk about status quo and try to make it sound as if she and her minions, Kennedy, Kerry, etc. aren't part of that status quo,'s just insane.

My dad always had a way of describing people like her...she thinks her shit don't stink.

They can have their hopey-changey nominee, he won't get my vote. Even though he may win without it, at least I will have the satisfaction of knowing that my name and vote won't be attributed to his Presidency. I can honestly tell others...Don't blame me, I didn't vote for him!.

Great post, now I have to wash the vision of that Pelosi phony smile out of my head. I'm going for a run on my treadmill (raining in Chicago today).

Have a great morning, I'll be back later.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

LOL abt tryint to wash that image out of your head. I hear ya - to think I was actually GLAD when Pelosi became the speaker! Wow...

One of the main reasons I wrote Greta was that she seems to read her emails! Since she mentioned those of us who aren't buying the Obamamania, I thought I'd add another voice to that growing number...

Did you see at No Quarter today another Obama ad in which he claims work he didn't do? The ad is "The Country I Love," and includes more dubious claims by him (

What a piece of work. I swear, the DNP deserves EVERYTHING it gets this year and I HOPE that includes Pelosi losing her re-election bid!!

Good to hear from you, and thanks for the compliment!!

LindaA1 said...

I think you're spot on in saying Pelosi is envious of Hillary and doesn't want to give up her top gun woman status. She was abhorrent in that interview - a political joke, really.

It's unforgivable that she attempted to gloss over the sexism in the campaign against Hillary and even worse that she pretended SHE had no awareness of sexism against her.

That "upside" of being a woman she says she so enjoys was not very apparent on back when she ran for Speaker.

I dove into that detestable conservative website for days blogging in her defense while right wingers vilified her, ridiculed her and poked fun viciously at every female thing about her.

Well, don't I feel like I just got bit by my own dog?

LindaA1 said...

I think you're spot on saying Pelosi is envious of Hillary. She doesn't want to give up her top gun woman status. She was abhorrent in that interview.

It's unforgivable that she attempted to gloss over the sexism in the campaign against Hillary - and even worse that she pretended
SHE had no real awareness of sexism against her.


That "upside" of being a woman she so much enjoys was not very apparent on back when she was running for Speaker.

I dove into that detestable conservative website for days blogging in her defense against rabid sexism. Right wingers vilified her, ridiculed her and poked fun at every female thing about her.

Well, don't I feel like I just got bit by my own dog?

LindaA1 said...

Oops! Sorry about the double post. I had a little browser trouble. Please delete one and this post too.