Videos: Pelosi heckled at progressive conference

posted at 12:55 pm on June 8, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

I wish I could cheer this on more, but it’s hard to tell the lefties apart in this confrontation at the America’s Future Now conference. The liberal confab welcomed the most powerful progressive in the nation — yes, that’s Nancy Pelosi, not Barack Obama — to speak on the future of the agenda that has voters about ready to press the reset button in November. A group of protesters tried to shout Pelosi down, apparently for not committing political suicide fast enough for them. The Washington Post calls it a “bizarre scene” (via The Corner and The Right Scoop):

The protesters, wearing orange shirts and chanting “Our homes, not nursing homes,” did not let up until Pelosi finished her address and left the stage with security guards. The protesters said they were members of ADAPT, an activist group that advocates for disability rights and is fighting for passage of the Community Choice Act.

They weren’t the only protesters. Code Pink also demonstrated in protest of the continuing war in Afghanistan and our support for Israel. Given that only 19% of the American public backed the side of the pro-Palestinian flotilla organizers, Code Pink must really want to see a housecleaning in November.

The AFN conference had already generated media analysis as a collection of shell-shocked liberals wondering what happened to Hope and Change. Now they have their own activists disrupting the conferences. It looks like a meltdown on the Left, and a harbinger of a deeply conflicted Democratic constituency on the eve of the midterm season.

Update: Politico notices the stress fracture on the Left:

The left has a message for Barack Obama: Shape up, or we’re shipping out.

A high-profile conclave of progressives, which served as a platform for supporting Obama in years past, opened in Washington on Monday amid growing disenchantment with the president over the Gulf oil spill, health care, jobs, immigration and political deal cutting.

Liberal activists warned that Obama can no longer count on a progressive base that was supposed to protect Democrats from a mass wipeout in the midterms in 2010 and propel him to reelection in 2012.

“We are not apathetic, we are not depressed — we are willing to get out and fight for the people who fight for us,” said Ilyse Hogue, MoveOn.org’s campaign director, at the Campaign for America’s Future annual meeting. “But no longer can they count on us for a solid Democratic vote. We are getting more sophisticated to understand that not all Democrats are created equal.”

Ah, a purity campaign!  When will we start seeing media handwringing over “epistemic closure” on the Left?  Prediction: never.


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Look out hippies! Ass kicking software has been uploaded to Obama’s CPU!

Chuck Schick on June 8, 2010 at 12:57 PM

Anytime Pelozilla gets heckled by anyone, that for me is MILLER TIME!!!! : )

pilamaye on June 8, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Should have thrown some water on her.

jukin on June 8, 2010 at 12:59 PM

When will we start seeing media handwringing over “epistemic closure” on the Left? Prediction: never.

I’m sure chrissy was planning to do a news special about the ‘new left’ right after his special on the ‘new right’

/s

cmsinaz on June 8, 2010 at 1:00 PM

jukin on June 8, 2010 at 12:59 PM

heh

cmsinaz on June 8, 2010 at 1:01 PM

But Pelosi LOVES protesters……

Dick Turpin on June 8, 2010 at 1:01 PM

Bolsheviks vs. Mensheviks.

rbj on June 8, 2010 at 1:02 PM

I’m So Ronery (Team America)

John the Libertarian on June 8, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Ah, a purity campaign! When will we start seeing media handwringing over “epistemic closure” on the Left? Prediction: never.

Nancy Pelosi runs to the left, and gets ran over by the leftest anyway, you can’t appease the unappeasable. Contrarians – they are on both sides of the aisle, their counter point Pat Buchanan is on the right.

Dr Evil on June 8, 2010 at 1:02 PM

The protesters said they were members of ADAPT, an activist group that advocates for disability rights and is fighting for passage of the Community Choice Act.

Aren’t these the same knuckleheads that tried to get all home care providers in California unionized? If so, that makes a ton of sense.

Johnnyreb on June 8, 2010 at 1:04 PM

And she thought she needed that giant gavel to protect her from Tea Partiers?

Dee2008 on June 8, 2010 at 1:04 PM

I thought protesting was patriotic and stuff.

Should have thrown some water on her.

jukin on June 8, 2010 at 12:59 PM

Her security dude said “We have to leave, they are throwing stuff”. Maybe it was water bottles.

Guardian on June 8, 2010 at 1:04 PM

Communism, faster faster faster.

I wonder does anyone have a complete video of the loonies conference.

Seems like a really small close group for the speaker to be attending.

tarpon on June 8, 2010 at 1:04 PM

America’s Future Now

What do we want?
THE FUTURE!!!
When do we want it?
NOW!!!!

exception on June 8, 2010 at 1:06 PM

The Democrats are letting the minority “Progressives” run the party off a cliff. If the Democrats can’t learn that the majority of the American Voters live in the middle “ideologically” they get what they deserve. They are pandering to the wrong group of voting Americans, counting on folks who are at best ultra fringe, what did the Democrats expect? You can’t hold all those conflicting factions together for any significant period of time…so what’s plan B?

Dr Evil on June 8, 2010 at 1:06 PM

you reap what you sow

unseen on June 8, 2010 at 1:08 PM

we are willing to get out and fight for the people who fight for us,”

Yes! Especially since none of us have REAL jobs!

And I SWORE I wouldn’t start posting today. I actually promised Mrs. Leprechaun I’d get some work done today.

oldleprechaun on June 8, 2010 at 1:09 PM

now if only a REAL liberal would primary Nancy

unseen on June 8, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Payback is a b!tch.

BetseyRoss on June 8, 2010 at 1:11 PM

Dissent… the highest form of patriotism.

JohnGalt23 on June 8, 2010 at 1:11 PM

heh.

The Democratic Party left me – R.R.

The Democratic Liberal Party left me – ??? some Berkely student.

Are we going to have a Progressive Party now/

upinak on June 8, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Now all the Dems need is a Michael Steele-type character as head of the DNCC and their destruction will be complete. Actually, they can have the real Steele.

search4truth on June 8, 2010 at 1:14 PM

The dems have their own ronulans.

If you’d have been at the Washington State Republican caucus in 2008 this would look familiar (with the power grabbing, not the shouting… well, not as much)

WitchDoctor on June 8, 2010 at 1:16 PM

There is nothing quite as satisfying as observing pouty, disappointed socialists.

Vashta.Nerada on June 8, 2010 at 1:17 PM

What goes around, comes around.

Kini on June 8, 2010 at 1:18 PM

But no longer can they count on us for a solid Democratic vote.

Who ya gonna vote for, retard? A republican? LOL

lorien1973 on June 8, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Anarchy is hard to manage.

faraway on June 8, 2010 at 1:19 PM

This is an example of why the left always devolves into a myriad of squabbling factions, because there’s always some group that thinks everyone else isn’t pure enough, and they’re the real smartest persons in the room and should be able to tell everyone what to do and say.

It’s also why once a faction like this does get into power, everyone else is jailed or worse after being branded as “Enemies of the State”. Pelosi can only be pure enough for these people if she had pushed what the actually expected after Obama won in 2008 — a move to a Venezuelan-style government, with property rights repealed, state control expanded further and faster than already done and opposing party members and other opposition voices silenced.

Those are the people Nancy, Barack and Harry have aligned themselves with, and even as annoyed as Pelosi might be over the protests today, she’ll never throw them under the bus, because she doesn’t see them as wanna-be totalitarians; they’re just frustrated and slightly misguided, and with Nancy’s help, they can be pointed towards the proper targets on the Republican side of the aisle.

jon1979 on June 8, 2010 at 1:21 PM

Look out hippies! Ass kicking software has been uploaded to Obama’s CPU!

Chuck Schick on June 8, 2010 at 12:57 PM

That’s just an ass-kicking hole-plugging screen saver, that only runs when Tiger Woods PGA is paused.

Kenosha Kid on June 8, 2010 at 1:21 PM

The words I could decipher equals the biggest horse sh$% PLATTER IN American history. LOWER TAXES, REDUCE THE DEFICIT AND Jobs. Just who is buying this crap?

rjoco1 on June 8, 2010 at 1:22 PM

HaHa…It’s a good thing Dems decided to play it safe and not have anymore townhall meetings! /sarc

DJ from MA on June 8, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Update: Politico notices the stress fracture on the Left:

Heh. Stress fractures.

They’re going down like a DeHaviland Comet.

(a little engineering humor there)

UltimateBob on June 8, 2010 at 1:25 PM

So, I’m curious. If Pelosi gave these people every dollar they wanted – for as long as they wanted. Would they be happy? Or would they just find something else they want money for?

If so, why bother at all?

lorien1973 on June 8, 2010 at 1:27 PM

What is the significance of “our homes, not nursing homes”?
What were they protesting? I must be missing something.

Jvette on June 8, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Third party movement anyone?

trigon on June 8, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Well I’m sure O’s new plan to open up whale hunting will improve his bases mood. 8-)

warren on June 8, 2010 at 1:29 PM

Are we going to have a Progressive Party now/

upinak on June 8, 2010 at 1:14 PM

I wish they would they are a tiny self important group they would get their a$$ handed to them in any number of elections.

Dr Evil on June 8, 2010 at 1:30 PM

hey embrace them Nancy, this is your New Base you were soooo excited about in 08. As I recall Nancy, Steny and pinheads like Donna Brazille were allll about the ‘exciting!” ‘;new!”:progressive!! voters they had with O and didnt need we ‘old’ ;bitter’ ‘clingy’ moderate Dems

embrace your faithful Nancy, may they give you all the joy you gave us lifetime Dems when you threw us and our candidate unda da bus.

ginaswo on June 8, 2010 at 1:31 PM

UltimateBob on June 8, 2010 at 1:25 PM

Well, I am getting Leftist fatigue. There is No Highway for the left to follow, maybe they want to be On the Beach.

NaCly dog on June 8, 2010 at 1:31 PM

What is the significance of “our homes, not nursing homes”?
What were they protesting? I must be missing something.

Jvette on June 8, 2010 at 1:28 PM

It’s about the community choice act that was introduced into congress but never went anywhere. Pretty much makes Medicare pay about 150% of the current nursing home rates to unlicensed people to provide home care to the aged and disabeled. I am pretty sure these are the same people mixed up in that attempt to try and force unions on all home care providers awhile back in CA.

Johnnyreb on June 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Ok so are we back to protestors being “constitutionally protected”, or are these people fringe racist militia types that are inciting violence?

DaveCal on June 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM

jvette

likely they are protesting the Cali cuts that are coming in home health care. things no private insurer used to cover like convalescent care outside a Skilled Nursing Facility were apparently paid for by Cali

wait til they get a load of the Medicare cuts coming down the pike

of course, we will see lots more Seniors in homes under the new ‘caring’ Obamaconomy as people lose everything

ginaswo on June 8, 2010 at 1:33 PM

If they are unhappy, couldn’t they just go back to Germany or Poland?

Welcome back my friends,
To the show that never ends
We’re so glad you could attend

GnuBreed on June 8, 2010 at 1:34 PM

Update: Politico notices the stress fracture on the Left:

Looks like a compound fracture.

So, when’s Nancy going to compare dangerous, violent protesters to assassins and Nazis?

forest on June 8, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Wow! When you get dead beats, and their enablers together in a room, and their freebies might be at risk…it sure gets ugly.

capejasmine on June 8, 2010 at 1:35 PM

Nancy must have felt a little bit like the guy in the middle.

Poor Nancy, hoisted by her own ‘retards’. Watch it to the end; the extended California voter base shows up.

Doorgunner on June 8, 2010 at 1:35 PM

So, when’s Nancy going to compare dangerous, violent protesters to assassins and Nazis?

forest on June 8, 2010 at 1:35 PM

I’m frankly shocked the msms’s didn’t try to parlay this into a blame the tea party movement, and claim they were tea partiers.

capejasmine on June 8, 2010 at 1:36 PM

I actually feel a little better after watching that.

Hening on June 8, 2010 at 1:36 PM

The left has a message for Barack Obama: Shape up, or we’re shipping out.Oh, bullsh*t.

They’ll all pull the levers for Obama and Pelosi and any other Democrat every single time. No matter what. Obama could invade Iran, eliminate capital gains taxes, repeal his own heatlh care boondoggle and worse, and they’d still vote for him. The alternative (HORROR) is voting for somebody other than a Democrat.

They’re not going anywhere.

All bark, no bite.

Good Lt on June 8, 2010 at 1:37 PM

The far left doesn’t like a world where people are monetarily compensated on the basis of their skills, and on their work ethic. They want a world where people are compensated (by government) based on the level of their victimhood, and where they (leftists) get to determine the relative levels of victimhood.

RBMN on June 8, 2010 at 1:39 PM

If Nancy still had functioning tear ducts, water would be dripping from them over this.

NoDonkey on June 8, 2010 at 1:41 PM

It’s about the community choice act that was introduced into congress but never went anywhere. Pretty much makes Medicare pay about 150% of the current nursing home rates to unlicensed people to provide home care to the aged and disabeled. I am pretty sure these are the same people mixed up in that attempt to try and force unions on all home care providers awhile back in CA.

Johnnyreb on June 8, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Thanks, I haven’t really followed that though I remember when it was introduced. Brain freeze there I guess:)

Jvette on June 8, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Joe Biden: “This is a big effing deal!”

mwdiver on June 8, 2010 at 1:44 PM

Ah, a purity campaign!

But..but..but…that was supposed to happen only on the RIGHT!
As for that 19%, dig a hole and crawl in. YOUR time is OVER!

GarandFan on June 8, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Liberals stay home on election day? Will never happen. I don’t care what they say…these are political activist and there is no way they will let a Republican win. These are people who believe anything is better than a republican.

Also, when will be be getting media reports about the dangerous, racist, uncivilized, foaming at the mouth activist showing up at political events…you know, like the Tea Partiers?

ramrants on June 8, 2010 at 1:55 PM

Hey SanFranNan…what did you say about tea partiers???

Gothguy on June 8, 2010 at 2:16 PM

Laughing too hard….can’t type….bwahahahaha!

When’s their next convention, Ed? How about a little advance warning…could be Fun!

Who is John Galt on June 8, 2010 at 2:19 PM

These people make me laugh – “America’s Future Now” I’m sure someone thought it was clever.

reaganaut on June 8, 2010 at 2:22 PM

From the Washington Post article:

Pelosi said to the audience of several hundred leaders of the progressive movement. “I’m going to deliver my speech. . . . I am going to make my speech over your voices.

If I could only use one sentence to describe Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama, it couldn’t be one any better suited than this.

Heralder on June 8, 2010 at 2:36 PM

I love it when they eat their own.

The truly sad part is these neo-marxist nutjobs won’t rest until they find the tool who will animate zombie Stalin, enslave the USA, and usher in a perpetual workers paradise funded by moonbeams and butterflies harvested from the Mother Ship.

Not only do these nutjobs vote, but even more scary is they reproduce!

God save the Republic.

locomotivebreath1901 on June 8, 2010 at 2:39 PM

The left has a message for Barack Obama: Shape up, or we’re shipping out.

Where do these idiots think they’re going to go? The looniest 10% of the country has lightning strike so that one of their own gets elected as a wolf in sheep’s clothing. And now their guy is demonstrating full-blown incompetence. The can’t go right, and they’ve lost the middle. So their response is…go farther and harder left!

Didn’t Will Rogers say something like, “Go left, young man, go left”?

I say push the anti-American, hard-left agenda. You guys are really on to something.

BuckeyeSam on June 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM

What the hell is that idiot doing with her right hand throughout her speech?

50sGuy on June 8, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Hummm……can I get a cup of that “purely progressive” tea-baggin’ ideology?……sounds just yummy.

There’s nothing more beautiful than watching the left attacking the left for not being left enough. Now if we can just train them to eat their young. Oh wait, that’s an abortive view.

Rovin on June 8, 2010 at 2:46 PM

I believe I heard Ms Stretch Pelosi say at 1:12 – 1:14 in the 1st video that she got help from her dem. COMRADES to get these things through. God help us get rid of this parasite and her minion.

USMCDevilDog on June 8, 2010 at 2:47 PM

USMCDevilDog on June 8, 2010 at 2:47 PM

The word I’m hearing is “congress” but I can’t make out the words immediately preceding that.

Democrat congress = her comrades regardless.

sloopy on June 8, 2010 at 2:56 PM

You know that gave that Midol Molly a headache.She is so far in and believes her base and those that show up to hear her drivel love what she has to say.That action is funny but I have no sympathy for the protesters.They vote for her and the other Dems so they get what they bought.

docflash on June 8, 2010 at 3:09 PM

“not all Democraps are created equal” Ha Ha yes they are.Equally stupid.

DDT on June 8, 2010 at 3:13 PM

The Democrats may be fractured in their support of dingbat Pelosi,but come 2012,they will solidly back their Messiah,no matter how much damage he causes.After all,A democrap can’t make such an idiotic mistake as voting for an incompetent narcissist for POTUS.Democraps are TOO INTELLIGENT for that.If you don’t believe me,just ask one of them,they’ll TELL you how smart they are.What they will SHOW you however, is that there are no bounds to their stupidity.Kind of like Bambi.

DDT on June 8, 2010 at 3:23 PM

Not only do these nutjobs vote, but even more scary is they reproduce!

God save the Republic.

locomotivebreath1901 on June 8, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Sorry, God seems to be busy elsewhere of late. It’s up to us, Brother. I can’t say how, for fear of hammer…but we will BANHAMMER the bastiches by “any means necessary“!

Who is John Galt on June 8, 2010 at 3:28 PM

Ed, this kind of “terrorism” is gettin’ [to use an Obama "I'm-in-touch-with-you" thang] kinda boring.

Let us know when the ADAPT and Pinkies send Pelosi and her generation into the Politically Correct [and – it goes without saying – environmentally friendly] Gas Chambers.

I’ll have my bucket of solar-popped popcorn ready.

Lockstein13 on June 8, 2010 at 3:39 PM

“But no longer can they count on us for a solid Democratic vote.

Now that’s funny. They can’t count on “progressives” to vote for them. Well maybe if they clone Bernie Sanders.

Squiggy on June 8, 2010 at 3:49 PM

I wish I could cheer this on more, but it’s hard to tell the lefties apart in this confrontation at the America’s Future Now conference. The liberal confab welcomed the most powerful progressive in the nation — yes, that’s Nancy Pelosi, not Barack Obama — to speak on the future of the agenda that has voters about ready to press the reset button in November. A group of protesters tried to shout Pelosi down, apparently for not committing political suicide fast enough for them.

Category: Why Can’t They Both Lose?

See: Iran/Iraq War (1980s)

tom on June 8, 2010 at 4:06 PM

Makes me want to start Halloween shopping early…
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RalphyBoy on June 8, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Taste of your own medicine. Drinking that bitter syrup down biatch!

Sultry Beauty on June 8, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Anytime Pelozilla gets heckled by anyone, that for me is MILLER TIME!!!! : )

pilamaye on June 8, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Nope. Datsa a Peace Prize!!!!

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on June 8, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Anyone else notice how many white people were in the audience? Didn’t the Dems criticize the Tea Party and Republicans for just that? Where were the minorities Nancy? Just saying….

Susanboo on June 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM

This is why the first to go after a true leftist takeover are the looniest leftist supporters.

Next on deck are the disabled and elderly.

Nan there will be Trotsky-ed early on.

Paradoxically, hard working conservatives will be left alone as long as they mind their p’s and q’s. Afterall, good parasites never completely destroy their host.

justltl on June 8, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Welfare dependents?
Buh-bye.
Can’t have those in a continually impoverished socialist state, where true bankruptcy would mean the demise of the ruling class.

Jews?
Always persecuted by the leftist state, sort of for the amusement of the ruling class and the unwashed rabble.

justltl on June 8, 2010 at 8:00 PM

So, who is then left?
The party elite, of course. Or at least those that survive internecine battles and purges.

And naturally the enslaved populace must survive so that they can toil for the “common good”, which translates to comfort and extravagance of the ruling elite (good partying for the Obamas and friends).

justltl on June 8, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Nancy Trotsky needs to avoid Mexico City for a while.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 8, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Heh. Yep. Nancy will definitely need to avoid Mexico.
And like most of her elite comrades, she will need to constantly sleep with one eye open.

And then, after a generation or two or three of abject misery, the socialist house of cards collapses, and the elite statists are slaughtered by the masses as freedom flowers again.

I like happy endings like that.

justltl on June 8, 2010 at 8:33 PM

Political Staffer: “My Queen! My Queen! The Pesants are revolting!”

Pelousy: “Yes they are. So what else is new?”

IMHO, Pelousy could be caught in full public view stringing up one of her slaves and she would STILL win her elections. Such is how the liberal Hive Mind works.

DannoJyd on June 8, 2010 at 10:59 PM