The face of the corrupt congress. Back again.
(11-05) 00:10 PST LOS ANGELES, (AP) --
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was easily re-elected Tuesday, overcoming a challenge from anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan.Pelosi was elected to a 12th House term representing San Francisco with 71.56 percent of the vote, compared to 17.19 percent for Sheehan, with 67 percent of precincts reporting.
Sheehan didn't concede defeat but vowed to run again in 2010. She accused the media of ignoring her and criticized Pelosi for not debating her.
"Just avoiding a debate shows a lot of disrespect for my campaign," she said.
"We tried very hard to get our message out, but it is very hard when the media does not listen to your message."
Pelosi, who has easily fended off past challenges from the left, said she respected Sheehan's right to run. But for the most part she ignored her during the campaign.
Cindy Sheehan, and Nancy Pelosi Zio-Fraud
November 5, 2008
Well, Isn’t That Special!
Now we can all look forward to the three horsemen of the apocalypse — Obama, Pelosi, & Reid — trashing what little remains of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, of the American way, of capitalism, of free will, of the American Dream.
If your radio goes silent, it’s all in the name of fairness. If the phone rings, it’s just the social engineers reminding you that it’s not about you. If your doorbell rings, it’s just the Nanny-State come to baby-sit you and change your diaper.
America is now a third world country.
Keep your powder dry.
***********************************************************************November 5, 2008 at 01:49:04
With tremendous respect and appreciation, congratulations Cindy on your successful run against the formidable Democratic House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi. Success does not always show itself in numbers of pulled levers, pushed buttons, touched screens or whatever godforsaken voting machine one uses in California’s District 8.
Success is shown in the great numbers of Americans who have supported you and your efforts since we first uttered to a friend, a colleague, a family member, "Hey, did you hear about the woman whose son was killed in Iraq? She’s camping outside Bush’s ranch in Texas. Yea, she wants to ask the president for what noble cause did her son die…that’s a damn good question."
In the summer of 2005, success might have been measured by President Bush taking a break from clearing brush to answer that simple question of a mother whose beloved son was killed in his "noble" war.
Instead, success was measured by the thousands upon thousands of supporters who traveled from all over the country, the world, to a small town called Crawford helping to ignite the anti-war movement in this country.
When evidence first trickled and then poured in that the attack and occupation of Iraq was based on lies and intelligence "fixed" around the policy, that our government was abandoning habeas corpus, engaging in extraordinary rendition and torture, when countless Americans fell victim to illegal wiretapping, you were there to shine light on it.
Success might have been measured by the impeachment and removal of those responsible for these crimes against humanity and our Constitution. By joining with thousands of Americans who refused to tolerate these egregious acts you were successful in helping to awaken, energize and give hope and direction to millions of people.
When you refused to play the game and fearlessly confronted "non-Republican" leaders, you were chastised and abandoned by those who had used you for their own gain. Instead of shrinking away, you stood tall and you were successful in taking control of your own destiny.
When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to abide by her sworn oath to defend and protect the Constitution at least in part to cover her own criminal trail, you were successful in becoming the sixth person in the history of California to qualify as a third party candidate in order to challenge her in the 2008 congressional election.
You inspired everyday citizens to throw their hats in the ring, to declare this the year they would stop responding to fear and vote for a third party candidate who actually represented their views. Through your courage and at times unconventional ways, you reminded us what a real democracy looks like.
Throughout the campaign process you and your staff were victims of harassment, the breaking and entering of your campaign office and theft. You were forced to run a challenge against an opponent too afraid to face you for a single debate and a press that chose to act as pawns of the powers to be rather than champions of a free nation. But, like so many times before you weathered the storm. In the process, you earned a respectable showing against a powerful politician wedded to a corrupt establishment.
In an age where people demand immediate gratification or else they bail, you showed that no great change can come by giving in to those who would divide, by backing off when confrontation is what is in order, or by trading integrity for approval.
Congratulations Cindy on successfully speaking truth to power, for enduring when others would cave, and for demonstrating that from the deepest depth of despair we can rise up and realize our strength and with it help change the world.