Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nancy Pelosi, the House's Bella Lugosi

Tears were brought to my eyes today as I read the opinions of some New Yorkers about Nancy Pelosi's recent treasonous act by letting the Protect America Act lapse. Ms. Pelosi has proven time and time again that she is the very worst politics has to offer American citizens.

But don't take my word for it; here is what some astute Americans had to say:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is enchanted with the political position she holds and the power and authority she enjoys in the majority ("Lawyers Fiddle, America Burns," Post Opinion, Feb. 18). Democrats simply don't understand that terrorists are planning further pain and
death for Americans. Radical Islamists have launched a jihad against our nation because they feel inferior to America's power, which is now turned toward them.

We must persevere and simply allow our great troops the time and the intelligence required. As usual, the Democrats believe that is over the top. -Edward F. McGrath, Sayville

The actions of Pelosi and her Democratic cohorts are reminiscent of the 1930s French politicians who were so busy fighting each other that they left their country unprepared, enabling the Germans to waltz through it in six weeks. History does repeat itself, and what amounted to treason then amounts to treason now. - Joseph Facciolo, Rome

The Post is on target regarding Pelosi & Co., but what is disgraceful is that this news was not on the front page. When these weasels pull this sort of thing, they need to be outed for all to see. If only these politicians had the heartache felt by the surviving family members of 9/11, and if only they would represent the voters who elected them instead of their self-serving interests. -Arthur Jenkin, Moscow Mills, Mo.

I'm not surprised that Pelosi allowed the Protect America Act to expire. During the 2006 election, Democrats promised to end the eavesdropping on terrorists by claiming that it was illegal. We got what we voted for - and if that leads to another terrorist attack, we'll have no one
to blame but ourselves. -Tom Kay, Somerset, NJ

Please add "concern for the rights of criminals and terrorists" to The Post's list of Pelosi's priorities. - James J. Ring, Ossining

What else did you expect from these Democrats? -Guy Viviers, Manchester, NH

If Islamist terrorists were to target the offices of the American Bar Association, ACLU or DNC, very few Americans would weep or lose sleep. How have we allowed tort lawyers to amass so much special-interest power that is used to hamper our ability to pursue terrorist cells in our country? A warning to the ABA: If any harm is inflicted upon my body, or those of my wife or children, due to terrorism, I will sue the heck out of you for all you've got. The first priority for any government is to protect its citizens. -Lee Anthony Nieves, Charlotte, NC

Capitol Hill is a very strange place to have a fight over intelligence- Pelosi and her crew seems to be in very short supply of it. She has moaned, whined and cursed President Bush for months on end and has done everything short of calling him a liar while ignoring that it's her own pants that are on fire. What a shameful example she is. Ignoring the best interests of America and circumventing the spirit of the law does not make you tough. It makes you stupid and bitter.
Somebody should tell Pelosi that these are big character flaws. Taking a vacation when there are serious international issues to be resolved is just plain dumb. She has been the leader of the biggest "do-nothing" Congress since 1948. Hopefully, in November she'll be pushed back into the shadows, where she belongs. -Tom Cahill, Jackson Heights

What contempt these elected representatives have for the American public. Lawyers are the new nobility in this country - the very thing we fought against for our freedom. How dare they not act with a sense of priority regarding the very security of this nation? The Protect America Act has contributed to keeping this nation safe from another 9/11 attack and was passed by Congress in a bipartisan effort to keep us safe from harm.

Pelosi and her naysayers have again obstructed the will of this nation by blocking a vote on this bill. How dare they have the time to write politically motivated citations and not take up the business of the people? - Theodore Miraldi, The Bronx

God Bless America


Anonymous said...

Slow news day Patrick? You're going to lose your entire audience by digressing into your mindless conservative rants.

You're taking your eye off the ball and disappointing your readers, all of whom look to you as a beacon of light against the JPCA executive board's machinations against our community.

Your politics, however, are assinine. Most of the hard core conservatives I know (including close relatives) freely admit that the past 7 years of Cheney/Bush rule have been a disaster for our country. You apparently want more of the same.

Fortunately, you and you Limbaugh loving brothers are in for a big fall this Fall.

Anonymous said...

Patrick... Dick Cheney wants to go hunting with you. You can discuss your "progressive" views on world events (you know, the Inquisition, the introduction of Small Pox into the New World by Europeans, whether Henry VIII should be allowed a divorce.. and everything else that fits your knowledge of events)... do not forget to bring your blunderbuss since you and Cheney are surely part of a well organized militia.

When you discuss local affairs and the mismanagement of the JPCA, you often make sense.

But when you digress to your Rush Limbaugh/Sean Hannity/Bill O'Reilly crap, you make the crapper seem sane.

When wiser voters oust the thieves, miscreants, ear-marking, Constitution bashing, war mongering Republicans come November, you might consider moving down to West Texas where that other ass will retire.