Skip to comments.Democrats put heat on Pelosi over genocide bill
Posted on 10/18/2007 7:24:27 AM PDT by yoe
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came under increasing pressure from members of her Democratic caucus Wednesday not to bring a resolution officially recognizing the Armenian genocide to a vote.
The San Francisco Democrat, who had promised to bring the long-debated resolution to the floor, sounded uncertain about its fate as support waned in the face of angry denunciations from Turkey and fears that the symbolic resolution could disrupt U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Whether it will come up or not, or what the action will be, remains to be seen," she said.
The Bush administration and the Turkish government -- aided by high-paid, well-connected lobbyists -- have ratcheted up their campaign against the measure, which calls on the president to "accurately characterize the systematic and deliberate annihilation of 1,500,000 Armenians as genocide."
Now top Democrats are leaning on Pelosi. Rep. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania, an influential Democrat on military matters, has urged Pelosi not to bring the resolution to the floor. He said party leaders miscalculated support for the measure. If the resolution is brought to a vote now, he said, it would fail, with 55 to 60 Democrats opposing it.
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She must have had Botox seep into her brain. The Dims in Congress have had one crushing defeat after another, but I fear that if Clinton gets in that may no longer be the case.
I love the way the LÅ Times lists the negatives of pressing this resolution but fails to include the fact that by doing so they will cut the supply lines to our troops and be seen in the next election as anti-military...which they are but do not wish to appear being so. Clearly, the next election is their priority here. If there wasn’t one soon they’d have no trouble pressing this even if it did harm the troops because it would helpe their “big picture” of removing us from Iraq.
She knows exactly what she’s doing. It’s more than likely the idea was whispered into her ear by a more diabolical mind, but she was fully complicit in knowing the outcome.
This is a prelude and a sample of what will happen if we have another '06 failure in '08.
Do we deserve a speaker of the house who walks like a teenager who's proud of her newly developed boobs and with a brain to match?
Apparently, we do and we better not reinforce that and give Pelosi a lesbian boss whose Marxist appetite is endless.
A Tale of Two Turkeys.
Pelosi should stick to something she knows something about, like....um...like...um......well....you know....
More like bong water.
It’s one thing to be dumb...it’s quite another to go out of your way to be dumb...to actually work at it...to go so fa as to erect a stage and plan an entire show designed to prove just how dumb you are....well that’s quite a different thing entirely
The pix were prior to her latest facial surgery.
Denny Hoyer looks ridiculous today, given his assertions on Fox News to Brit Hume recently.
And thats a good thing....(chuckle)
Does anyone know the Bill number? H. R. ???
Clinton said that such a resolution could be counterproductive to resolving problems between Armenia and Turkey
Consideration of the resolution at this sensitive time ... could undermine efforts to encourage improved relations between Armenia and Turkey -- the very goal the sponsors of this Resolution seek to advance. .
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