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Fascist Pandering to Nancy Pelosi at Netroots Nation

Posted by libhom Thursday, July 24, 2008

Here are two scary reports from Netroots Nation (an affair started by the conservative Democratic blogger behind the DailyKos). The blogs reporting on the incident have very different political perspectives, which lends credence to the story.

After Downing Street:

Before Pelosi speaks, an announcement is made from the podium that disruptions will not be tolerated--if any of us express our frustrations too passionately with Pelosi and the sell-out Democratic Party leadership we will be arrested.

Stephen Keating:
Before Speaker Pelosi hits the stage, moderator Gina Cooper makes an announcement that any organized protests will result in the program being stopped and the protesters escorted out. She does give the crowd ten seconds to make their feelings known, which results in one shout: "Where's our &%#$@ impeachment?"

You would think that this was a Bush campaign event run by Karl Rove.

The notion that a supposedly progressive or liberal political conference would threaten to arrest people for protesting against a racist, corrupt, heterosexist, rightist, Republican war criminal like Nancy Pelosi is just plain disturbing.

I have previously blogged about conservative ideology, misogyny, and pro-war posturing at the DailyKos. I can't say I'm surprised by a conference run by the same people pandering to a right-wing wacko like Pelosi.

But, I am surprised at the fascist tactics used to do it.



  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. I would hardly call the DailyKos conservative, I don't think anyone would given their support for Senator Obama as well as other liberal causes. I will also admit I do like Nancy Pelosi primarily because she was the only person to stand up the to the Chinese government.

  3. libhom Says:
  4. crian: Try making comments on DailyKos from a liberal point of view that criticize Democrats. Read how they defend the policies of right-wing phonycrats. They talk the talk of progressives, but they walk the walk of conservatives.

    As for Pelosi, she says things about China policy that sound good, but she doesn't support the Olympics boycott, nor does she support revoking Most Favored Nation trade status for China. As is usually the case, she talks like a liberal to keep San Francisco voters mollified while taking actions that are conservative.

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. Pelosi is part of the problem in Congress. She knew about the torture therefore she is most certainly complicit in many of the bullshit moves BushCo has pulled, which is probably why she took Impeachment off the table.

    I also agree that Markos is not a progressive and his main goal is to line his own pocket by becoming a paid Democratic shill.



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