- Mar 11, 2009
- Reaction score
- South Carolina
- Political Leaning
Raucous demonstrators greeted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at a gathering of progressive activists in Washington on Tuesday morning, forcing her to yell her 28-minute policy speech over their loud and uninterrupted protests.
What's this? Not the TEA Party? Will Gran Nan deliver another tear filled speech on how she has seen this before?
So let me get this straight, demo's have played group politic now for decades, and they are in power, not delivering what they promised to gain that power, and even at a 'progressive' conference they are being heckled now....? Oh this is too good.It was a bizarre scene at the America's Future Now conference, as protesters screamed just a few feet away from the speaker's stage. At first, Pelosi paused and appeared rattled, apparently trying to discern what the protesters were chanting. But minutes later, surrounded on stage by her security detail, Pelosi pressed ahead.
"I'm not going to leave," Pelosi said to the audience of several hundred leaders of the progressive movement. "I'm going to deliver my speech. . . . I am going to make my speech over your voices."
Many of the protesters were in wheelchairs or otherwise disabled, and they held up banners. One protester shouted at Pelosi: "We supported Obama. We supported you. We supported the campaign . . . But we don't want to be taken from our homes."
Oh my...."We voted for you and you lied".......
When the protests began, Pelosi's security offered to remove the demonstrators, but she declined because she believes in free speech, said two conference organizers who were with Pelosi on stage. Her security then advised her to stop speaking and leave the venue, the organizers said, but Pelosi refused, saying she was determined to finish the speech she came to deliver.
I just love how the WaPo leaves out that the protestors were throwing things at the stage. Typical I guess. Unless ofcourse it were protestors from the right, then the story would have been how menacing they were and how dangerous they are.....:roll: