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Tue Mar 3, 2015, 04:51 PM

Nancy Pelosi: "I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister's speech-saddened by the insult..."

“That is why, as one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel, I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation."



the rest:
http://www.democraticleader.gov/newsroom/pelosi-statement-prime-minister-netanyahus-address-congress/

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared visibly angry during the latter half of the speech, frequently gesticulating to House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and declining to stand when Mr. Netanyahu said the deal being worked on with Iran is a bad deal.
http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/03/03/live-blog-netanyahu-delivers-speech-to-congress/

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Reply Nancy Pelosi: "I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister's speech-saddened by the insult..." (Original post)
kpete Mar 2015 OP
KoKo Mar 2015 #1
sabrina 1 Mar 2015 #18
KoKo Mar 2015 #25
PoliticAverse Mar 2015 #2
ScreamingMeemie Mar 2015 #3
enough Mar 2015 #10
BrotherIvan Mar 2015 #13
Peregrine Took Mar 2015 #4
shaayecanaan Mar 2015 #36
bananas Mar 2015 #5
sabrina 1 Mar 2015 #20
KoKo Mar 2015 #26
libdem4life Mar 2015 #6
Wounded Bear Mar 2015 #16
libdem4life Mar 2015 #22
bigwillq Mar 2015 #7
Mike Nelson Mar 2015 #8
sabrina 1 Mar 2015 #21
4139 Mar 2015 #9
840high Mar 2015 #15
Skidmore Mar 2015 #11
KoKo Mar 2015 #28
LittleBlue Mar 2015 #12
Martin Eden Mar 2015 #14
Wella Mar 2015 #17
libdem4life Mar 2015 #24
Wella Mar 2015 #32
Autumn Mar 2015 #19
spanone Mar 2015 #23
Scootaloo Mar 2015 #27
bravenak Mar 2015 #30
Rex Mar 2015 #29
hopemountain Mar 2015 #35
libdem4life Mar 2015 #31
Enthusiast Mar 2015 #33
Sunlei Mar 2015 #34

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 04:55 PM

1. Well I caught her standing up and clapping several times...

She did look a bit emotional, though. Still..there she was standing and clapping in at least the first half of the speech.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's full address to Congress
http://www.politico.com/multimedia/video/2015/03/israeli-pm-benjamin-netanyahus-full-address-to-congress.html?ml=tl_4_b

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Response to KoKo (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:32 PM

18. I am wondering why she was there at all. She didn't need to be in tears, she could have emulated the

French President who, with his entire entourage, walked out on Bibi's speech in front of the world.

I guess you can insult the US President, but not the French.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #18)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:35 PM

25. Here is your post about that...I just looked up...



French President Hollande Walked Out on Netanyahu Speech. If He Can Do It, So Can Democrats
I read this week that VP Biden 'hasn't decided yet whether or not to attend Netanyahu's speech' to Congress! Why?

The plot hatched between Israeli Ambassador Dermer and Netanyahu to use Boehner in order to undermine President Obama's efforts for a peaceful resolution with Iran, has outraged world leaders from the US to Europe to Israel itself.

So what is the problem? These plotters insulted this COUNTRY, by insulting its President.

Dems, who were on board with Bibi initially, like Menendez eg, have begun to change their minds since the tide turned so swiftly after the nefarious plot was exposed.

They are now expressing their own intentions not to vote for Menendez's own Amendment to increase sanctions on Iran, Bibi's reason for coming to encourage them to do so against the President's wishes.

What is everyone waiting for? The Israeli Ambassador also treated Kerry like garbage when he kept quiet about the plot during a visit from Kerry to the Israeli Embassy.

Kerry has stated, rightfully, he will not be meeting with Bibi if he comes to the US.

French President Hollande did not hesitate to show his displeasure when Netanyahu insulted HIM by refusing to comply with a request HE made and simply doing what HE wanted.

Hollande asked Netanyahu not to attend Paris memorial march
Hollande's anger at Netanyahu was evident during the ceremony held Sunday evening following the march at the Grand Synagogue in Paris, an event attended by hundreds of members of the local Jewish community.

Hollande sat through most of the ceremony, but when Netanyahu's turn at the podium arrived, the French president got up from his seat and made an early exit.


When the French Govt found out that Netanyahu intended to defy their request, they invited Abbas to the ceremony and their reaction to Bibi's flaunting of their authority, was swift.


http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026191033

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 04:57 PM

2. Not saddened enough to not attend the speech like many other Democrats though. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 04:58 PM

3. I was saddened when the Catholic church took a stance on the pulpit against gay

marriage one Sunday. So I got up and walked out. Because that's what you do when you are insulted.

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:35 PM

10. Well said. (nt)

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 06:31 PM

13. That is how you do it

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:08 PM

4. She was clapping pretty enthusiastically when I saw her. n/t

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 04:32 PM

36. Probably just the Stalin impulse

nobody wants to be the first to stop clapping.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:09 PM

5. Pelosi and Susan Rice agree: "A bad deal is worse than no deal"

From Pelosi's statement:
Today, Prime Minister Netanyahu reiterated something we all agree upon: a nuclear armed Iran is unacceptable to both our countries. We have all said that a bad deal is worse than no deal, and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons is the bedrock of our foreign policy and national security. As President Obama has said consistently, all options are on the table for preventing a nuclear-armed Iran.

http://www.democraticleader.gov/newsroom/pelosi-statement-prime-minister-netanyahus-address-congress/


National Security Advisor Susan Rice, yesterday:
"I want to be very clear: A bad deal is worse than no deal," Rice said to much applause.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141028165

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Response to bananas (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:38 PM

20. That's laughable or Bibi of all people to say: 'Stopping the spread of Nuclear Weapons'! When is

Israel going to allow the UN to inspect their Nukes, and reveal how many they have?

Frankly I trust him, since Israel actually threatened to use them, with Nukes as much as I trust Iran.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:38 PM

26. Many Ask that ....but, are Never Answered...

"Israel's Nukes" are NOT to be DISCUSSED....except by those who are so called "Israel Haters" or some other concoction to shut down the question.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:15 PM

6. We should withhold their next, eagerly awaited, allowance. /s/ Taxpayer

 

We don't like their Prime Minister either. So that makes us equal...when they get back on track we can talk allowances again. In the meantime, if you have any troubles, call NetanYahoo.

On Edit: Also require Boehner to enroll in a High School Civics Class after he completes AA.

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 07:36 PM

16. We should deduct it...

to pay for the free campaign ad we gave Netty. About a billion should pay for a global propaganda piece like that.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #16)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:32 PM

22. Ain't it the truth.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:18 PM

7. Boo Hoo. Then walk out.

 

I was near tears when she took impeachment off the table. Way to go, Nancy.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:21 PM

8. She's having it both ways...

...she should have skipped the speech.

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Response to Mike Nelson (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:40 PM

21. That would cost her her campaign donations from AIPAC. She's a businesswoman apparently above

all else.

I'd love to see her crying for the dead Palestinians eg. I know I have.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:28 PM

9. It only took her speech writers 200 hours to write her faux tears....

Sorry, not my fault.

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Response to 4139 (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 07:34 PM

15. hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:54 PM

11. Another article.

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2015/03/03/nancy-pelosi-turns-her-back-on-benjamin-netanyahu/

Nancy Pelosi Turns Her Back on Benjamin Netanyahu’s Speech

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi turned her back on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he said, “Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand.”

While nearly everyone else in the audience stood and cheered for the Israeli prime minister’s defiant declaration, the camera caught an unhappy-looking Pelosi turning her back and speaking to the colleagues behind her.

Netanyahu continued, “But I know that Israel does not stand alone. I know that America stands with Israel. I know that you stand with Israel.” The audience in the House chamber responded with another standing ovation and thunderous applause.

In a press statement after Netanyahu’s address, Pelosi said, “I was near tears throughout the prime minister’s speech – saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1 nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation....more

YouTube link:

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #11)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:41 PM

28. This doesn't look the same as when former CIA Agent, Ray McGovern turned his back on Hillary

speech, though.

Seems those Nancy is talking to with her "turned back" are smiling at her and very comfortable. Is that Steny Hoyer Clapping Profusely to her Left in the photo.

Peace Activist and Ex-CIA Analyst Ray McGovern Beaten, Arrested for Silent Protest at Clinton Speech

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 05:59 PM

12. I'd rather leave the tears to Boehner

 

and get angry that an American president was undermined in his own country for pursuing peace talks.

Netanyahu's argument was ludicrous. Iran's leaders are violent maniacs, therefore we should do nothing and eventually these maniacs will propose a sensible solution. That makes sense.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 07:28 PM

14. RWers like the idea of Nancy Pelosi in tears

Doesn't matter why.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:30 PM

17. My question is why did she go?

 

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Response to Wella (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:34 PM

24. See Post 21...right on.

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 10:51 PM

32. $$$$....

 

Sad.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 08:35 PM

19. I was near tears throughout the Prime Minister's speech- every time I stood to applaud him.

Fixed it for you Nancy. Hypocrite, you can't have it both ways and still be credible.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:34 PM

23. a direct insult to the President.

an insult to all americans.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:40 PM

27. What, did she forget where the door was?

 

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #27)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:47 PM

30. She was blinded by tears, couldn't find the door.

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:44 PM

29. I didn't know it was required to stand every 5 seconds during a political speech.

 

This countries leaders have lost their collective minds. THANK GOD there is one person still capitan of this ship and still steering it through all these political icebergs!

THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA! I feel he is the only one left not insane. Everyone else is playing kabuki theater.

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Response to Rex (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 02:40 PM

35. kabuki is a perfect description

i your post!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2015, 09:48 PM

31. I'm trying to think of another country we "love", except our own. Would we say we loved

 

say, France? Sounds so parental.

'That is why, as one who values the U.S. – Israel relationship, and loves Israel,..."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 06:47 AM

33. Well, Nancy, why didn't you boycott the damned thing as millions of us asked you to?

Kind of like "off the table"? Isn't it Nancy?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Thu Mar 5, 2015, 10:29 AM

34. I'm disapointed more Ds didn't stand up and speak out

republicans had one of their RW political charities pay millions to send 50!! or 60!! of them to Israel in January to set-up their RW drama.

republicans wasted another 3 months ignoring the American people and creating drama. All Ds should have been there and stood with Mrs. Pelosi.

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