Pelosi Warns Clinton Supporters of "Scorched Earth Philosophy"

As a Dem. who has been disturbed by the numerous diaries on MyDD urging Clinton to "take it to the convention," I was heartened to read Pelosi's comments today, as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle in an article entitled "Pelosi Warns Clinton Die Hards" i?f=/c/a/2008/05/30/MNQE110L6T.DTL&t sp=1

From the article: "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday warned supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, who are threatening to take the delegate fight as far as the Democratic National Convention, that they are pursuing "a scorched earth philosophy" that would seriously damage the chances of electing a Democratic president in November."

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Impeachment: A Primer

I am not going to spend a lot of time "writing" my position. To me, this is a crystal clear position based on facts and accounts from various trustworthy people and journalist.

Please watch the following videos and decide for yourself.  If you decide we need to push for impeachment then follow my directions below and push hard. Share it with your friends and stay on it. My position is that at the very least, Conyers and Pelosi should do exploratory hearings and hear out any facts. If from those meetings they decide not to pursue further impeachment proceedings, then I will be satisfied - not happy - but satisfied. It is a constitutional duty of Congress to follow up with due diligence.

Paul O'Neill: Paul went on the record with CBS' 60 Minutes stating that the Iraq War was being planned since day 10 of the administration.

Downing Street Memos: Bush works with Blair to make up the rational behind the Iraq War. If you are in a rush, please start watching at minute 6:00 to the end. It is shocking that Bush and Cheney have not been brought up on charges of treason. You can read more about the Downing Street Memos by visiting

Lies, lies, and more lies

Valerie Plame: Scooter Libby, Karl Rove, and Dick Cheney were implicated and the issues was not investigated as well as it should have and at the end Bush pardons Scooter Libby's sentence.

There are many more points one could make.

  • Missing White House E-Mails
  • Attorney's Firings
  • Unanswered Subpoenas

    All this makes me believe that maybe Democrats and Republicans are in cahoots. It is obvious that hearings should be held but nothing has really happened. Why? This is where you/we come in. Please and don't give up on our constitution!

    Impeachment Primer

    1. Sign up and donate a few dollars to Congressman Wexler at

    2. Visit and tell Nancy Pelosi to hold initial hearings. I tend to tell her that I will keep donating to her competition - Cindy Sheehan.

    3. Visit John Conyers (D-MI) and ask him to follow up on impeachment motions that was tabled in December/January.

    4. Forward to your friends and tell them to follow up and act on this problem.

    5. Call everyone above once a week and write an email once a week.

    6. Call in to right-wing talk shows and cause chaos. Be careful, because their screener will sniff you out before you make it on air. The trick is to think of something positive to tell the screener regarding whatever topic is being covered and then once you talk to the host, change the subject quickly before they hang up on you. Make it hard for them to do their jobs. Key shows are: Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, John Gibson, and Mark Levin.

    7. Write to President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. What ever you write will be part of the historical record for the President. I want everyone that visits his archives (what ever he doesn't delete or destroy), to see how the American public saw through his lies.

    A Recomment would be appreciated if you think it is worth reading.

    Thank you and stay strong and positive!

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  • Looking Back In Anger 5/20/looking-back-with-anger/

    The Democrat Party -- crippled for decades by stale ideas that never quite resonated after the turbulent 60's, humiliated by the perception of weakness against the backdrop of the Cold War and the Reagan Revolution -- the party of George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, and Michael Dukakis FINALLY broke through the bland barrier when Bill Clinton was discovered in 1992.  

    The Republicans were so insensed with the DNC's one shining star that they embarked on an eight year character assassination attempt, culminating with an impeachment trial that produced..... NOTHING.

    The Clintons survived every political stick, stone, and scud launched at them. Yet amidst the constant haze of the incessant political battlefield they still managed to make the 90's one of the most peaceful and prosperous times in American history.
    The post-Bill Clinton years were like a time warp. We returned to candidates who were uncomfortable and stiff in debate. Al Gore, much like Jimmy Carter, has proven to be much more interesting far away from the political arena. John Kerry was a dud from the beginning, much like Dukakis. The Massachusetts liberals never had a ghost of a chance in connecting with the vastly diverse American culture.

    After eight years of yet another DNC draught, not one but TWO shining stars have emerged. This time, however, each candidate inspires completely different segments of the DNC canvas. Each candidate is flawed in his and her own way. There are doubts that either candidate alone will be able to defeat John McCain in the general election.

    But with the Democrat party split almost exactly down the middle, and both candidates drawing a record number of voters to the polls, any sane person in the DNC should have recognized months ago that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama together would be the "unstoppable force" that Bill Clinton spoke of months ago. Call them Yen and Yang.

    Hillary Clinton "unleashed" with the backing power of the formidable Clinton machine, along with arguably the most inspirational political figure in 50 years, would have won in November in a landslide. With Hillary at the top of the ticket and the unvetted freshman senator in the V.P. slot, the perfect resolution to the perfect storm would have been complete.

    Why Hillary on top? Because not only has all her political dirty laundry been hanging in the wind for 15 years, it has rotted on the clothes line from endless Republican prodding. Barack Obama desperately needs a good, long meet-and-greet with the American public who deserves to know who he really is. Who is Wright, Rezko, Auschi, Odinga, and Ayers? What do they have to do with you? Why does your foreign policy team resemble a bunch of anti-Semetic skinheads that would make the Third Reich proud? America will NEVER elect Barack Obama without having satisfactory answers to those questions. Regardless of what Uncle Teddy thinks (Godspeed, Teddy). And six months isn't enough time to do it.

    The DNC has the opportunity to squeeze 16 years out of their two shining stars. Unfortunately, they don't possess the vision to make that happen. After eight years as Vice President, under the protective wings and guidance of the Clintons, Barack Obama would emerge fully-vetted. At age 54, he could boast that his career never backtracked once in his stellar rise to the White House. He would still be fresh and inspiring.

    As things stand now, Barack Obama is lining himself up to be yet another failed DNC attempt at reclaiming the White House. There is simply too much anger within the party for him to even secure a solid blue state victory. After November, he will tip-toe back into the Senate, his collegues glaring at him in dismay. The stellar rise of Barack Obama will suffer a setback that won't allow him to run again for possibly 8 years. By then, the magic will be gone.

    By attempting to play kingmaker for their man Barack Obama, the mainstream media and half of Washington have attempted to destroy the Clintons. In final analysis, they will succeed only in destroying both candidates. Sadly, many in Washington and the mainstream media, whether through greed or vanity, don't have the intellectual fortitude to see the destruction of their party in the making. I pray my party changes course immediately and stops the bleeding of these self-inflicted wounds. Stop the political assassination of the Clintons now! Make the Clinton/Obama ticket a reality so we can all stand unified in November!

    Stand down Michelle Obama! Stand down Keith Olbermann! Stand down Nancy Pelosi!

    If only someone would listen...

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    Howard Dean's Superdelegate Double Standard

    Much has been made of Dr. Dean's exhortation to superdelegates to make up their minds. Nancy Pelosi and Donna Brazille, among others, have made similar entreaties of the supers. They have the right to express their opinion on this matter, but their pleas ring hollow because they are themselves superdelegates.

    For months the three of them have been feigning neutrality in the Hillary-Obama contest. While fooling nobody, their "neutrality" supposedly gives them the moral authority to ask for decisions from the supers.

    If this unholy trinity wants to be taken seriously they must come out of the closet. They are all superdelegates. Dr. Dean, Speaker Pelosi, Ms. Brazille, lead by example! Make your own preferences known; only then you will have the right to tell the other superdelegates what to do and when to do it. Until then SYFPH!

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    Superdelegates: Pick a Winner

    Let's assume Hillary wins tomorrow in Pennsylvania. Regardless of her margin of victory, superdelegates are still tasked with picking the Democratic nominee. A post by Jeralyn on TalkLeft argues convincingly that Obama would face almost insurmountable odds against McCain. Jeralyn uses William Arnone's analysis of the electoral landscape. Jeralyn says:

    First, we need to figure out which of the 20 states are vulnerable to McCain and decide whether Hillary or Obama has a better chance of carrying them. Mr. Arnone says those states are: Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon and Wisconsin, which have a total of 68 electoral votes.

    As I've written before, Kerry won Pennsylvania by only 2% in 2004. Obama's inability to carry large states besides his home state does not bode well for his candidacy.

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