Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi: Best ever?
She is one of the most powerful and respected ever.
Undoubtedly, she'll go down in history as one of the greatest.
It's sad to see the jealousy on here....it's not her fault that you've failed in life.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You've honestly mistaken disgust for jealousy
With her trip to Syria, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi achieved two things: She undercut her own credibility in Washington, and she spotlighted what is wrong with the Democrats' approach to national security.
The spectacle of Pelosi making nice with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in Damascus and accepting at face value his claim that he is ready to "resume the peace process" with Israel had a large portion of official Washington tittering.
At the same time, Syrian authorities were telling the local press that there had been no change in its position. And Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Pelosi that "a number of Senate and House members who recently visited Damascus received the impression that despite the declarations of Bashar al-Assad, there is no change in the position of his country regarding a possible peace process with Israel."
Moreover, Pelosi misrepresented Israel's position to Assad, announcing that she had delivered a message from Olmert that "Israel was ready to engage in peace talks" with Syria. Olmert quickly issued a statement denying that.
Even the Washington Post saw through the charade.
"Ms. Pelosi not only misrepresented Israel's position but was virtually alone in failing to discern that Mr. Assad's words were mere propaganda," an editorial in the paper said. The editorial added that "Ms. Pelosi's attempt to establish a shadow presidency is not only counterproductive, it is foolish."
While that is certainly true, the specter of Pelosi naively chatting with Assad and announcing that she had helped achieve a diplomatic breakthrough also highlights all that is wrong with the Democrats' approach to foreign policy today.
Syria hosts the exiled leadership of Hamas, as well as other Palestinian radical groups, and is a major supplier of funds to Hezbollah. Syria is also believed to be involved in the assassination of Lebanese political figures and allowing its territory to be used by jihadists fighting against the United States-led coalition and the coalition-backed government in Iraq.
Pelosi's willingness to undercut the president and accept the word of the chief of state of a sponsor of terrorism is on a par with the Democrats' effort to set a timetable for fighting the war in Iraq. It brings to mind the efforts of Joseph P. Kennedy, the founder of the Kennedy dynasty, to appease Adolf Hitler.
As ambassador to the Court of St. James, Joe Kennedy met on June 13, 1938 with Herbert von Dirksen, the German ambassador. The two got along famously, and Dirksen later reported on the conversation in great detail to Baron Ernst von Weizsäcker, the German state secretary.
According to that report, Kennedy confided to the German ambassador that Neville Chamberlain, the British prime minister, was anxious to have some sort of settlement with Germany. By saying this, he undercut Great Britain's negotiating position with Hitler. Moreover, Kennedy said President Roosevelt was not anti-German and wanted friendly relations with Hitler. However, no European leader spoke well of the Germans because most of them were "afraid of the Jews" and did not "dare to say anything good about Germany..." Kennedy stated.
Even as the two met at the German embassy in London, Hitler was planning to gobble up most of Europe and exterminate the Jews. The following year, World War II began after Hitler invaded Poland.
"Speaker Pelosi is the Neville Chamberlain of our time," said Brad Blakeman, a Republican strategist who was an aide in the Bush White House. "Cowering to and appeasing the dictator of a terrorist state was a disgrace to the high office she holds. The Sryians used this visit to validate their bad behavior by propagandizing the whole visit and her anti-war stance."
The Pelosi visit underscores that, when it comes to dealing with our enemies, the Democrats live in a dream world. Yet when another terrorist attack occurs in the U.S., they will be the first to say President Bush did not do enough to protect the country.
- Anonymous4 years ago
Newt Gingrich wins it via a nostril. He took the 1st Republican majority in 40 years right into a combat with bill Clinton and lost massive time. If Pelosi has to offer up in shame like Gingrich, it ought to be a three way tie with Dennis Hastert, who lost that majority after attempting to guard a toddler predator jointly as turning a extensive budget surplus right into a deficit.
- zclifton2Lv 61 decade ago
The only way the Republicans can fight is to distort the truth. In fact, brainwashing their troops is now the number one goal of the leaders of the Republican party, and boy do those youngsters fall for it!
Nancy Pelosi is the greatest!
Thanks for your question!
- scott.bradenLv 61 decade ago
For 100 days? That's like saying you won the SuperBowl because you made a first down on your first possession.
Oh, strike that - not a good analogy, since a first down is a specific, clear accomplishment.
What has Speaker Pelosi's House accomplished?
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- just the factsLv 51 decade ago
Old Nancy, I take it, is your idea of a success story? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered an excellent demonstration [last week] of why members of Congress should not attempt to supplant the secretary of state when traveling abroad. After a meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Ms. Pelosi announced that she had delivered a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that ‘Israel was ready to engage in peace talks’ with Syria. What’s more, she added, Mr. Assad was ready to ‘resume the peace process’ as well... Only one problem: The Israeli prime minister entrusted Ms. Pelosi with no such message. ‘What was communicated to the U.S. House Speaker does not contain any change in the policies of Israel,’ said a statement quickly issued by the prime minister’s office. In fact, Mr. Olmert told Ms. Pelosi that ‘a number of Senate and House members who recently visited Damascus received the impression that despite the declarations of Bashar Assad, there is no change in the position of his country regarding a possible peace process with Israel.’ In other words, Ms. Pelosi not only misrepresented Israel’s position but was virtually alone in failing to discern that Mr.Assad’s words were mere propaganda... The really striking development here is the attempt by a Democratic congressional leader to substitute her own foreign policy for that of a sitting Republican president. Two weeks ago Ms. Pelosi rammed legislation through the House of Representatives that would strip Mr.Bush of his authority as commander in chief to manage troop movements in Iraq. Now she is attempting to introduce a new Middle East policy that directly conflicts with that of the president. We have found much to criticize in Mr. Bush’s military strategy and regional diplomacy. But Ms. Pelosi’s attempt to establish a shadow presidency is not only counterproductive, it is foolish.” —The Washington Post
UPRIGHT YOU ALSO MAY WANT TO READ THIS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Until Nancy Pelosi came along, it was understood by all that we had only one president at a time and—like him or not—he alone had the Constitutional authority to speak for this country to foreign nations, especially in wartime. All that Pelosi’s trip [to Syria] can accomplish is to advertise American disunity to a terrorist-sponsoring nation in the Middle East while we are in a war there. That in turn can only embolden the Syrians to exploit the lack of unified resolve in Washington by stepping up their efforts to destabilize Iraq and the Middle East in general... Once it becomes accepted that it is all right to violate both the laws and the traditions of this nation, and to undermine the ability of the United States to speak to other nations of the world with one voice, we will have taken another fateful step downward into the degeneration of this society. Such a drastic and irresponsible step should remove any lingering doubt that the Democrats’ political strategy is to ensure that there is an American defeat in Iraq, in order to ensure their own political victory in 2008.” —Thomas Sowell
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Did you notice that after Nancy got back from Syria, she was wearing a new shade of lipstick? Bashar Brown.
- yupchageeLv 71 decade ago
The most ego-maniacal in my memory. That's quite an impressive achievement given the level of competition.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
She should do her job , " She is the speaker of the house not the Secretary of state .
- Anonymous1 decade ago
She hasn't done anything to earn the title of "greatest ever". It's too soon. So far she's just average.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
SHE'S A WOMAN - NEW CREDENTIALS, WEARING A SKIRT AND SITTING IN 'THAT' SEAT - 2ND IN LINE TO THE PRESIDENCY. GIVE HER A CHANCE, SHE COULD DO WELL. REMEMBER, SHE'S A DEMOCRAT - THERE'S ALWAYS HOPE !!