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O/T Pelosi at it again!

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Shooting Jack, Oct 24, 2007.

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  1. Shooting Jack

    Shooting Jack Active Member

    Jul 29, 2006
    Blackshear, Georgia

    This is more than the well documented attempt to undermine Soldiers and the war effort. Read on….it affects gas prices and more!!!

    Pelosi's Premium
    By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2007 4:20 PM PT

    Politics: Congress' foolish move to declare the massacre of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire a genocide will have an impact far beyond politics. It affects you — both in your pocketbook and in your security.

    No question, Armenians have a right to seek recognition of their people's suffering. The Ottoman Turks slaughtered an estimated 1.5 million Armenians in one of the largest ethnic cleansing operations ever, lasting roughly from 1915 to 1923. It sure seems like genocide to us — or at least something very much akin to that odious practice.

    But congressional Democrats weren't interested in justice when they voted on this resolution. They had political mischief in mind.

    Those who pushed the resolution saw a chance to pander to an aggrieved but well-heeled group — Armenian-Americans — while damaging U.S. ties with Turkey, a key ally in the war on terror.

    For Democrats, what could be better? Shore up their Armenian-American support at home, while making it harder for President Bush to win in Iraq — a war Democrats have come to loathe, even though they voted for it. Win-win, as political strategists like to say.

    Yet what they actually did was stab U.S. troops in Iraq in the back, forcing the military to scramble to find new ways to supply our soldiers in case the Turks, as threatened, close our base at Incirlik. (More than two-thirds of our Iraq supplies go through that base.)

    Not content to merely to make our soldiers' lives more difficult and risky, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her allies have helped create a sharp spike in crude oil prices.

    After Turkey's government warned on Oct. 7 that the declaration on Armenian genocide might damage U.S.-Turkey ties, the price of oil jumped from $79.03 a barrel to $87.61 Tuesday, a gain of 11%, or nearly $9 a barrel, in a little over a week.

    The Democrats' move, blamed by oil traders for the upsurge in crude, has increased our monthly national oil bill by roughly $3.53 billion at current import rates. That's about $42 billion a year. Call it the Stupidity Tax.

    Hit hardest will be the poor. A fuel tax is regressive, meaning it falls heaviest on those at the bottom. We're surprised we've not seen this levy dissected in detail by the mainstream media. But they've gone strangely quiet.

    Who knows if oil will continue to rise following the Democrats' attempt to hijack foreign policy? It could trigger a recession — one the Democrats and the left-leaning media would blame on Bush.

    So as you pull up to the gas pump and watch the digits rise ever higher, please avoid cursing OPEC's potentates or China or Hugo Chavez or whatever. This time, you've paid the Pelosi Premium.

    Worse than oil prices, though, are the Pelosi Democrats' intentional damage to our Iraq War effort. Her party doesn't have the courage to end the war by defunding it, which it could do. Instead, it's creating chaos in the Middle East, where Turkey has threatened to send forces into Iraq to pursue Kurdish guerrillas.

    On Tuesday, the head of Turkey's parliament warned Pelosi that "it might take decades to heal negative effects of the bill if it passes." Pelosi knows that neither the current government nor any citizens of modern Turkey committed the atrocities against the Armenians. She also knows the horrible timing of the genocide resolution means big trouble for the U.S. Yet she doesn't care.

    Well, we do; so should you. Successful democracy depends on goodwill from both sides of the debate. That's now in short supply, at least for one party.

    What do you think about this? Jackie B.
  2. Hipshot 3

    Hipshot 3 TS Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    I'ma saya dis a once....I'ma saya dis a twice...she's a very gooda looker woman! Shesa gotta my vote! !
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Green Bay Wisconsin
    1923..........lessee now. We need a resolution against the WCTU for banning alcohol, starting the gangster era, and the birth of the Mafia.

    At least that's an at home injustice we can go on record against.

    Then we can work on Wall Street, the short sellers, and the Great Depression.

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