Pelosi: We have a clear agenda to amend the First Amendment

posted at 6:41 pm on April 19, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Eh, at least Nancy Pelosi isn’t trying to hide it that she wants to alter the First Amendment, that cherished declaration of the right to free speech:

“We have a clear agenda in this regard: [DISCLOSE], reform the system reducing the [role] of money in campaigns, and amend the Constitution to rid it of this ability for special interests to use secret, unlimited, huge amounts of money flowing to campaigns,” Pelosi said at her Thursday press briefing.

“I think one of the presenters [at a Democratic forum on amending the Constitution] yesterday said that the Supreme Court had unleashed a predator that was oozing slime into the political system, and that, indeed, is not an exaggeration,” said Pelosi. “Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy. It said elections are determined by the people, the voice and the vote of the people, not by the bankrolls of the privileged few. This Supreme Court decision flies in the face of our Founders’ vision and we want to reverse it.”

The Supreme Court “decision” to which she refers is the SCOTUS majority opinion in Citizens United.

It ought to go without saying, but amending the First Amendment to allow Congress to regulate corporate political speech would significantly abridge the freedom of the press. Why? As CNSNews.com’s Terence Jeffrey writes, “Television networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or elements of, corporations.”

Oh well, say Pelosi and other Democrats behind this three-pronged effort to rid the country of the Citizens United decision once and for all. Maryland Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards perhaps summed up the liberal position on this most clearly: “I mean, in my view, a corporation is not a person. It is not an individual. The rights that it has are those that are granted by the state, granted by the, by the Congress.”

Ms. Edwards misses a crucial point: The functions of government (what you might call the “rights” of government not in the original, inalienable sense, but in the sense of being the appropriate purview of government) are those that are granted by the people, with whom all power ultimately resides. If corporations as such don’t have natural rights (and I’d agree that they don’t, but the individuals that comprise them still do, including the right to pool their money for the purpose of political speech), then Congress certainly doesn’t have any rights of its own, either, including the right to regulate corporate political speech.

Fortunately, it seems highly unlikely that the people would grant Congress that ability through the amendment process — but trust Pelosi to continue to push for it.


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Always nice when the fascists self-identify.

chimney sweep on April 19, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Pelosi: We have a clear agenda to amend the First Amendment

corrupt, crazy pelsoi is, once again, so drunk even she doesn’t know what she’s saying.

While she mis-served as THE WORST SPEAKER IN AMERICAN HISTORY, we taxpayers shelled out more than $10,000 PER MONTH for crazy pelosi’s liquor tab! (Not to mention the $18,736 PER MONTH we payed for her San Francisco office, plus the hundreds of thousands for her constant use of huge military jets for her, and her family members’, personal transport. And then there’s the more than $5 TRILLION in increased American debt she wasted.) One thing we can deduce from that: crazy pelosi is almost ALWAYS drunk as a skunk, so we can expect her to make as much sense as charlie sheen in her statements. What’s most amazing, of course, is that she can ever make a statement WITHOUT FALLING OVER.

Seriously, just how drunk do you have to be to say something like: “We have to pass the bill [obozocare] so that you can find out what’s in it.” or “…elections shouldn’t matter as much as they do…” ?

Get help, pelosi — AA has a huge team waiting just for you.

TeaPartyNation on April 19, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy.

 
You are so awesome.

rogerb on April 19, 2012 at 6:44 PM

hey stretch….it’s over. you’re over. obama is over. novemeber is a lock sweetcheeks. but please, keep talkin’.

GhoulAid on April 19, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Are you serious, Nan? Are you serious?

Wethal on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Go ahead and convene an article V convention. There is no telling just how many admendments you will end up from that convention. Oh the joy…..

paulsur on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

She still hasn’t read anything!

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Oh yeah, let them run on that.

Pelosi is sure to get the speaker’s oversize gavel back next year.

cozmo on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Anyone who doesn’t know Pelosi is totally insane should have their voting rights taken away on the grounds of being illiterate.

volsense on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

“Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy.”

No, it was called a Republic

ladyingray on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Pelosium sure does have UnMitigated Gall!!

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Of course. We peasants shouldn’t have the right to say JUST ANYTHING how about our rulers, now should we?

wildcat72 on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

a predator that was oozing slime into the political system

sez you, Nancy

John the Libertarian on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Say what?

totherightofthem on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Trying to decide who is the biggest beyond stupid in the house and sentate for their statements? Today dear botox nan got the prize of the day over dingy harry!
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letget on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

A reminder, with the MSM monopolized by the libs, money in politics is the only place where conservatives have a chance to even things out. That’s what was wrong with McCain’s finance reforms. It may be laudable to call for getting $ out of politics, but only if you are a Dem, because that would give them a huge advantage.

$ and self-directed campaigns is the only place where the MSM disfavored conservatives have a chance. Stay away from leftist campaign finance reforms. That could spell our death knell.

anotherJoe on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

She confuses words… like agenda…with enema!

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM

How about only of state approved news media? That would be the next step.

SC.Charlie on April 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM

When Newt sat on a couch with this very unstable individual, and attacked global warming, he forfeited any opportunity to ever be elected again.

volsense on April 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM

She is eeeevulll. Evil!

I realize she is also quite intellectually impaired but, well, the devil works easily through those who are when they’re slothful of the soul, as Pelosi is.

I’m having a hard time even understanding how someone who has sworn to an oath of office that relies upon upholding and defending the Constitution can be demanding that that Constitution be not upheld nor is defending it.

Pelosi…she shall go down in history as grotesque.

Lourdes on April 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Pelosi actually read the Constitution and understood it?

racquetballer on April 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Is Nancy trying to get in the looney bin or what? That woman is an idiot.

tim c on April 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

…and amend the Constitution to rid it of this ability for special interests to use secret, unlimited, huge amounts of money flowing to campaigns,” Pelosi said at her Thursday press briefing.

Like unions? No, can’t be.

Anyway, when Obama loses, is this what they’ll blame it on?

Curtiss on April 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

that the Supreme Court had unleashed a predator that was oozing slime into the political system, and that, indeed, is not an exaggeration,” said Pelosi

The only predator(s) oozing slime into the political system is Pelosi, Reid, obama, and soros!

Old Country Boy on April 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I wonder,like HealthCare,will Pelosium try to High-Vault
or Parachute over,the amendation of the First Amendment!!

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM

She still hasn’t read anything!

KOOLAID2 on April 19, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Why are you insulting her? She did read Das Kapital.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Pelosi actually read the Constitution and understood it?

racquetballer on April 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I think she approaches it more like a high-calorie meal from a ‘dirty’ cafeteria that lacks gourmet lowfat dainties.

Lourdes on April 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Corporations are not individuals and neither are unions. Unions should not be able to take union dues and contribute them to any political party or candidate.

Zelsdorf Ragshaft on April 19, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Why are you insulting her? She did read Das Kapital.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 6:50 PM

yep, she read it in Austrian…

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

When Newt sat on a couch with this very unstable individual, and attacked global warming, he forfeited any opportunity to ever be elected again.

volsense on April 19, 2012 at 6:48 PM

I think you’re right. Gingrich-on-the-couch-with=Pelosi was his pivotal, awful moment, unfortunately.

And that Pelosi has since proven herself to be insane and truly ugly of soul and mind hasn’t helped hide or defuse that photographed moment.

Lourdes on April 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Nancy Pelosi was once the Speaker of the House. Imagine that.

Curtiss on April 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Is there any comment that can properly sum up how off the rocker this woman is?

YIKES!

gophergirl on April 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Yes we canine!

(someone else’s post but i forgot whom for attribution.)

Dr. Demento on April 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Is Nancy trying to get in the looney bin or what?

tim c on April 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

where do you think she posted that enormity from?

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I didn’t know there was any of the of the Constitution left after Pelosi and Obie used it for toilet paper while passing ObieCare!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 19, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Sigh…growing old waiting for a reporter to ask San Fran Nan whether these restrictions would apply to the labor unions who pour at least as much into exclusively Demo campaigns as corporations do to campaigns of both major parties.

Of course they dont, she’ll invariably say. Unions are real people who like me, care so very much about the working class, whereas corporations are evil and corporationy and smelly and they give to Republicans so we cant have that.

Sacramento on April 19, 2012 at 6:54 PM

I’d like to see Nancy Pelosi cry too.

Is that too mean?

Curtiss on April 19, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy

Umm, Nancy. It WAS called a Constitutional Republic. Now it’s a Socialist semi-Banana Republic.

TugboatPhil on April 19, 2012 at 6:55 PM

“…a predator that was oozing slime into the political system…”

She’s as batty as Hugo Chavez.

Lourdes on April 19, 2012 at 6:55 PM

said Pelosi. “Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy a
Republic.

FIFY Nan.

Dr Evil on April 19, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Anyone who doesn’t know Pelosi is totally insane should have their voting rights taken away on the grounds of being illiterate.

volsense on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

That disqualifies 53% of the electorate as recorded in the 2008 elections. I’m all for it.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Huh?

..I know these HG headlines are designed to get us to click into the post, but I gotta say this: this scammy old bag musta been drunk on her asss when she said this..or something.

Tell me the botox has leaked into her frontal lobes, please!

The War Planner on April 19, 2012 at 6:56 PM

“I mean, in my view, a corporation is not a person. It is not an individual. The rights that it has are those that are granted by the state, granted by the, by the Congress.”

Yes, but corporations also have First Amendment rights through the Fourteenth Amendment, which applies the Bill of Rights to the states.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I’d like to see Nancy Pelosi cry too.

Is that too mean?

Curtiss on April 19, 2012 at 6:55 PM

No, not mean. But I think her tear ducts, along with her bodily moisture, evaporated a while ago, likely about the time she was sure that the CIA was “spreading lies” about her. Or something.

Lourdes on April 19, 2012 at 6:56 PM

“Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy.”

No, it was called a Republic…

ladyingray on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Sure was but we couldn’t keep it. I think B. Frank was very frank on this point.

whiskeytango on April 19, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Anytime the democrats HATE something, that most definitely means it is a good thing…

Ltlgeneral64 on April 19, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Wow Now I know where those people who designed the Halloween Decoration of the witch wrapped around a light pole got it’s start. I would say see is dumb as a bag of hammers, but that would be insulting the hammers.

stormridercx4 on April 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Does she really think she has the ability to persuade people to amend the flippin’ Constitution? Aside from the fact that she’s generally reviled, it’s not an easy process. Last time it happened was 20 years ago, before that, 1971. The woman is nuclear stupid.

Erich66 on April 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM

So Nancy would be okay with outlawing political contributions from labor unions?

GarandFan on April 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM

yep, she read it in Austrian…

jimver on April 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Using Hussein’s Austrian Dictionary. He’s got a bookshelf worth, one for Argetinian, one for Mexican, Chilean, Monaco, Monte Carlo and a bunch of others. Full set.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM

This is Pure Dog Sh*T!!
(sarc)

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM

So Nancy would be okay with outlawing political contributions from labor unions?

GarandFan on April 19, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Of course, read her definition again, slowly. Public unions are not outsiders, they are fully qualified and paid for insiders.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 6:59 PM

amend the Constitution to rid it of this ability for special interests to use secret, unlimited, huge amounts of money flowing to campaigns,” Pelosi said at her Thursday press briefing.

Like unions?

Like Planned Parenthood?

Bitter Clinger on April 19, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Pelosi actually read the Constitution and understood it?

racquetballer on April 19, 2012 at 6:49 PM

I doubt it. Didn’t she say something to the effect about whether or not something’s Constitutional doesn’t matter? Or do I have my Dems mixed up?

I’d like to amend the Constitution to say that you couldn’t be seated in Congress unless you passed an exam that measured your knowledge and understanding of the Constitution.

INC on April 19, 2012 at 6:59 PM

It ought to go without saying, but amending the First Amendment to allow Congress to regulate corporate political speech would significantly abridge the freedom of the press.

I thought Pelosi and her ilk already controlled the press?

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 19, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Fortunately, She, Harry and Barry don’t have that power. But they would sure like it.

RADIOONE on April 19, 2012 at 6:59 PM

The Blue Dog Democrats are looking to get wiped out this next election cycle there are only 24 left. That leaves Nancy and the progressive communist caucus and 85 Yellow Dog democrats. They aren’t going to get House seats back if republicans are getting bankrolled and the democrats can’t compete. They can take Soros money, but everyone knows what a Soros bought politician looks like and acts like. Who doesn’t know what the progressive agenda is in this country?

Dr Evil on April 19, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Of course NOT (above)

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM

“I mean, in my view, a corporation is not a person.

Corporations have had personhood in the law since before the United States was founded and were recognised as putative persons under the law by the Supreme Court in 1819.

Resist We Much on April 19, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Two things this proves:

One…That Obama and the dems are not raising money anywhere near what they hoped.

Two…They are expecting to lose and want to limit money flowing into the winner.

right2bright on April 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

The Blue Dog Democrats are looking to get wiped out this next election cycle there are only 24 left. That leaves Nancy and the progressive communist caucus and 85 Yellow Dog democrats. They aren’t going to get House seats back if republicans are getting bankrolled and the democrats can’t compete. They can take Soros money, but everyone knows what a Soros bought politician looks like and acts like. Who doesn’t know what the progressive agenda is in this country?

Dr Evil on April 19, 2012 at 6:59 PM

They eat their own, nothing goes to waste.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Doesn’t CITIZENS UNITED also apply to UNIONS? If so, can anyone explain to me why the dems want it overturned and the First Amendment modified? It’s a lose/lose/lose for them since those evil corporations, the friendly unions and the First Amendment support them as much as the repubs.

rotorhead on April 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Anytime the democrats HATE ATE something, that most definitely means it is a good thing…

Ltlgeneral64 on April 19, 2012 at 6:57 PM

FIFY

Dr. Demento on April 19, 2012 at 7:02 PM

She’s funny. Is she always stoned?

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM

One…That Obama and the dems are not raising money anywhere near what they hoped.

Two…They are expecting to lose and want to limit money flowing into the winner.

right2bright on April 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Soros hasn’t opened his checkbook yet. Unions have not kicked in yet as well. Last time union kicked in roughly $300M, Soros even more. He was repaid with the $2B “loan”, unions via TARP. Simple math, pay to play.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM

The densest element in the known Universe has been found – Pelosium

Pelosium:
*********

A major research institution has just announced the discovery of the densest element yet known to science.

The new element has been named Pelosium.

Pelosium has one neutron, 12 assistant neutrons, 75 deputy neutrons, and 224 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 311.

These particles are held together by dark forces called

morons,

which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called peons.

The symbol of Pelosium is PU.

Pelosium’s mass actually increases over time, as morons randomly interact with various elements in the atmosphere and become assistant deputy neutrons within the Pelosium molecule, leading to the formation of isodopes.

This characteristic of moron-promotion leads some scientist to believe that Pelosium is formed whenever morons reach a certain quantity in concentration.

This hypothetical quantity is referred to as Critical Morass.

When catalyzed with money, Pelosium activates CNNadnausium, an element that radiates orders of magnitude more energy, albeit as incoherent noise, since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons as Pelosium.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2485914/posts

canopfor on October 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM

She’s funny. Is she always stoned?

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM

You’re assuming there is any gray matter left to “stone”. Grave mistake, IMO.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Liberal logic:
Corporation – Evil; not made up of people, thus, has no rights
Union – Good; made up of people, therefore, has rights (to influence elections as long as all that “Good; people-money” goes to democrats)

Strike Hornet on April 19, 2012 at 7:04 PM

“Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy.”

No, it was called a Republic…

ladyingray on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Word. It’s scary how this woman has the position she does and doesn’t even know the basics. Her next sentence is wrong as well:

It said elections are determined by the people, the voice and the vote of the people, not by the bankrolls of the privileged few.

Forget that an idea can’t say anything (that’s just being picky grammar-police) but the whole idea was precisely that only those privileged few (i.e., male land owners, and, contrary to popular belief, that meant a land owner of any race, not just white land owners) would vote. Not to get all 1700s up in here (and I certainly don’t think only male land owners should be allowed to vote) but a big problem today is that a whole bunch of people who have absolutely no skin in the game (i.e, by today’s standards, that would be those who pay 0 in income taxes because, obviously in 1787 there were no income taxes) can vote. Of course, they’re going to vote to keep the “free stuff” coming their way because they aren’t paying for it. That number today (those who pay no income tax) is around 48% — as soon as that number becomes 51% we can just give it up — the experiment called America is done. If Obama wins re-election we are well on our way there.

Dark Star on April 19, 2012 at 7:05 PM

The Blue Dog Democrats are looking to get wiped out this next election cycle there are only 24 left. That leaves Nancy and the progressive communist caucus and 85 Yellow Dog democrats. They aren’t going to get House seats back if republicans are getting bankrolled and the democrats can’t compete. They can take Soros money, but everyone knows what a Soros bought politician looks like and acts like. Who doesn’t know what the progressive agenda is in this country?

Dr Evil on April 19, 2012 at 6:59 PM

They eat their own, nothing goes to waste.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Obama ate the Blue Dogs.

Hey!

CycloneCDB on April 19, 2012 at 7:06 PM

If we don’t get rid of these people in government we never will get out country back.
Is there one person on any of these blogs that will admit to voting for this hag?

Bambi on April 19, 2012 at 7:06 PM

She’s funny. Is she always stoned?

Bmore on April 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Bmore:I think its Nancys Rapid-Eye Movement,where inexplicably
she mesmerizes herself,hence,the Stoned look!!:)
(sarc).

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 7:06 PM

This woman, as well as most Libtards, are all NUTS!

She is the winner of the “Nuts” award.

God have mercy on the USofA.

Kick this dimwit out of the congress … oops, I’m asking that of the inhabitants of SF. (fruits & nuts)

ORrighty on April 19, 2012 at 7:07 PM

I have been waiting for this meme. Once the Democrats lose control of the communications, they want to ban it.

crosspatch on April 19, 2012 at 7:08 PM

to drive a liberal to insanity all you have to do is mention Citizens United. Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman (The Talking Tina evil doll)Schultz belong in the looney bin together.

jeffinsjvca on April 19, 2012 at 7:09 PM

The only “Slime oozing into the political system” are people like Pelosi & the rest of the goose stepping dumb-o-crat party!

Confederate on April 19, 2012 at 7:09 PM

If we don’t get rid of these people in government we never will get out country back.
Is there one person on any of these blogs that will admit to voting for this hag?

Bambi on April 19, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I don’t believe we have many Franciscans on HA.

RickB on April 19, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Amendment I–she has to repeal it to find out what’s in it.

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 7:10 PM

When is this woman retiring?

racquetballer on April 19, 2012 at 7:11 PM

No, it was called a Republic…

ladyingray on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

but we couldn’t keep it.

WryTrvllr on April 19, 2012 at 7:11 PM

So I guess this means the whole Attack Watch thing didn’t have the results they wanted?

Lily on April 19, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Why hasn’t Pelosi developed a terminal cancer yet?

This woman is a blight on America.

redguy on April 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Large, well-funded, widely broadcast organizations of people presenting a political point of view under protected speech.

Why does Nancy hate the MSM?

TexasDan on April 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Amendment I–she has to repeal it to find out what’s in it.

Christien on April 19, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Perfection.

TexasDan on April 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM

If our founders wanted democracy, why did they give us a Republic? If we can keep it.

Cindy Munford on April 19, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Soros hasn’t opened his checkbook yet. Unions have not kicked in yet as well. Last time union kicked in roughly $300M, Soros even more. He was repaid with the $2B “loan”, unions via TARP. Simple math, pay to play.

riddick on April 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I don’t think Soros particularly liked Dodd- Frank…and the Unions are not happy with Obama’s position on the keystone pipeline or the Free Trade agreement with Columbia.

firedoglake – US Moves Forward on Colombia FTA, to Take Effect May 15 … Colombia Free Trade Agreement, despite continued violence against trade unionists in the country. … AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka delivered a harsh …

I can’t imagine what it’s like for the democrats, when Obama loses the firedoglake folks….

Dr Evil on April 19, 2012 at 7:14 PM

That woman is either insane or is a closet fascist.

rplat on April 19, 2012 at 7:15 PM

If our founders wanted democracy, why did they give us a Republic? If we can keep it.

Cindy Munford on April 19, 2012 at 7:14 PM

because democracy give rise to populist leaders and eventually totalitarianism

WryTrvllr on April 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM

TexasDan on April 19, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Well Said!

Where are our Conservatives in Congress?

Slap her stretched face for these insults to our Constitution.

ORrighty on April 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM

ladyingray on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Opps, should have read the comments first!

Cindy Munford on April 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM

We have a clear agenda to get rid of this crazy Witch and burn her broom!!

Jersey Dan on April 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM

When Obama says:”Ay, Chihuahua!”, that’s what’s for dinner.

Gladtobehere on April 19, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Cit U is just another worn and tired “talking point”. It really hasn’t done anything other than to give some balance so people could hear both sides of a discussion.

teejk on April 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Sadly , looks like the woman is suffering acute Alka Seltzer ?

Sandybourne on April 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Nancy Pelosi was once the Speaker of the House. Imagine that.

Curtiss on April 19, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Yes, but was she a free-speech Speaker of the House? Oh, I get it: only the State and Congress have the freedom to speak or limit speech.

Nancy, free speech is a fundamental right. Congress does not have the power to limit that speech, whether done by individuals or by groups.

onlineanalyst on April 19, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Pelosium sure does have UnMitigated Gall!!

canopfor on April 19, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Actually, i think it’s a diseased liver.

Jack Slade on April 19, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy. It said elections are determined by the people, the voice and the vote of the people, not by the bankrolls of the privileged few.

Double fail.
1: Democratic Republic, not democracy
2: How does spending money to tilt public opinion prevent the voice and vote of the people from determining elections?

Count to 10 on April 19, 2012 at 7:18 PM

““…a predator that was oozing slime into the political system…”

This is a perfect example of “projection” if there ever was one…

Seven Percent Solution on April 19, 2012 at 7:20 PM

If our founders wanted democracy, why did they give us a Republic? If we can keep it.

Cindy Munford on April 19, 2012 at 7:14 PM

A reason . . . they wanted to protect minorities and ensure participation by all. In a pure democracy the majority always rules. Their goal was freedom with representation in all aspects of government by all citizens.

rplat on April 19, 2012 at 7:20 PM

“Our Founders had an idea. It was called democracy.”

Sometimes, you just wish the Founders were around to defend themselves. They would of course have been horrified to be associated with a democracy, since they saw it as next to mob rule.

Failing that, I suppose Pelosi could always just shut up….

tom on April 19, 2012 at 7:22 PM

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