Governing Philosophy/Process

When will you start opposing the Republicans?

The Democratic Congress of 2006 was elected on a clear anti-Bush mandate. Unfortunately, you seem to have misread that mandate. You have apparently been making it a priority to pass any legislation, even if it's bad Bush-backed legislation, rather than making it a priority to *stop* the worst Republican schemes.

You bottled up impeachment hearings, and you failed to use inherent contempt on subpoena-violators, but more importantly you passed the warrantless wiretapping law, every Iraq spending request, and several other bills which the majority of Democrats opposed very strongly. We know that you had the power to stop at least some of those, using your agenda-setting powers. The Republicans used those powers to stop our bills.

Can we trust you, in future, to start using your powers as Speaker to at least prevent the worst of the worst legislation? Why should we trust you to do so? Why shouldn't we ask our Representatives to elect a different leadership?

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  1. Comment
    ugb942

    This is one of the top issues for me. Why should we trust you, or Steny Hoyer, to do do now what you have thus far refused to do? Defend the Constitution and stop playing politics. No more CYA! Do your job -- or move out of the way. Remember that old saw: If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem!

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    msdavi01

    Speaker Pelosi is being viewed as someone who cannot or will not stand up to the corruption of the Republican party. How does she answer this charge?

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    swtangkiss

    I believe these are important issues to be addressed. I just think it should be reworded as a little less offensively confrontational. You

    might get a more straight forward response if you dont put her so much on the defensive.

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    dominick

    These issues are very important and Ms. Pelosi needs to address them No Matter how confrontational the questions get. After all we've had 7 1/2 years of her joing the GOP at the HIP and we don't even know if she going to finish out Bushs term in office with out further giving into him. We need answers as to why and they need to be legitmate answers, no hemming and hawing. I'm all for having Ms. Pelosi replaced as a leader of the Democrat Party and she, like Diane Feinstein Needs to be Censured! SHe has been actin like the GOP are her constiutiens instead of Democrats! Her actions Do NOT match her words!

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