News Oh to be in Pelosi's Posse

1. Aug 28, 2008

isly ilwott

The liberal elitists are gathering with the world's most powerful woman at the DNC Convention. While the Pelosi 100 wine and dine from a lavish layout of foods and spirits at the Speaker's private party, the grassroots delegates eat seven-dollar hotdogs on the convention floor level because 'das all dey got'. This is indicative of the liberal elite's ability to live on the backs of dumb voters. I'm relatively certain there's also a "Clinton's Clutch" and a selected few called "Obama's Bunch" who will pay big bucks to rub elbows with those in control. Let the peons eat hotdogs while the ruling few have French wines and Russian caviar paid for with donations and taxes from all the sheeple.

I wonder if there're any rules to preclude the Pelosi Posse from being entertained at the expense of the federal government general funds. I wonder if the peons know what they are doing when they support the liberal elite.

I wonder if anything could look more like gestapo tactics than the video of the fine officers who choked and arrested the ABC producer trying to get information about some of Pelosi's Posse on a public street...outside of a fine and fancy restuarant. I wonder if the liberal peons know what kind of people actually benefit from their fanatic, kool-aid driven, circus-band-wagon support of their messiah liberal? I mean, they had to be fine cops...their platoon goon was smoking a cigar. Celebrities don't get such protection from paparazzi. It was like this man couldn't even be on the same side of the street as the restuarant.

Big Brother is right around the corner.

2. Aug 28, 2008

Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
I have no idea what this has to do with liberal elites (as opposed to conservative elites?), but here's the story :

Looks damning - I see no good reason for the cops to be shoving the reporter around and treating him the way they did. Pretty pathetic.

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3. Aug 28, 2008

isly ilwott

What it has to do with the liberal elite is that he was investigating the large group of them that is leeching off the hospitality of Pelosi and company. He was investigating the enfluence of lobby money and other big-spenders that Obamessiah had promised the sheeple would not be welcomed by the coming administration.

ABC should follow this story to its very end. They may become least favored in the White House press corp...but who cares? With that group, I'd want to be called least favorite.

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4. Aug 28, 2008

LowlyPion

I'd say the only lobby he got too close to was the hotel lobby.

5. Aug 28, 2008

isly ilwott

Perhaps you saw a different video. I saw an uncrowded sidewalk. The business entrance could hardly have been blocked by the presence of a single person. I did notice they were not manhandling the boom man of the camera operator...just the nosey reporter.

6. Aug 28, 2008

Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
The cops didn't do anything to stop the video or the audio feed ... what a bunch of incompetents the liberal elite recruit into their gestapo!

7. Aug 28, 2008

LowlyPion

Occupational hazard.

8. Aug 28, 2008

isly ilwott

I believe I did hear them tell him once to turn the camera off...he didn't. I'm shocked they didn't arrest him for disobeying a lawful order...could have put more into the legal system coffers...paying fines and lawyers and such. What a shame.

9. Aug 28, 2008

isly ilwott

Obama has recently voted YES to increased taxes on everybody making over something in the 40s. You need to wake up.

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10. Aug 28, 2008

LowlyPion

Well speaking for the Lowly Pions only I'd have to ask you to look at the beneficiary list that has been basking in the glow of the Bush-Cheney-Rove years.

11. Aug 28, 2008

isly ilwott

Show me where I implied that the Republicans don't have similar groups of VIPs. It is not an argument of mine to justify the actions of criminals based on the widespread occurences of crimes. "Everybody else does it" is not a valid justification.

When the Republican Convention comes around next week, I hope the press is equally tenacious in exposing the money trail.

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12. Aug 28, 2008

Greg Bernhardt

Maybe with income tax, but Obama will increase the hell out of every other tax. There is no magic cure here. The gov needs your money and will get it whether you eat rep/lib spin for dinner or not.

13. Aug 28, 2008

WarPhalange

Source.

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14. Aug 28, 2008

isly ilwott

The Congressional Record. Obama's statements.

and this...(similar to others)

From NBC’s Domenico Montanaro
Flat-taxer Steve Forbes went after Obama on taxes, claiming Obama’s tax proposals would “devastate” the American economy. He said that even though Obama now says he will cut taxes for the low-income to middle-class voters, Forbes and McCain economic adviser Douglas Holtz-Eakin claimed Obama voted for increasing taxes on those making as little as $32,000 a year. VIDEO: Sen. John McCain will be in the Rocky Mountain State of Colorado on Monday, working to convince voters he's the best candidate to confront the rocky economy. NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports. This gets to Obama’s “credibility,” Forbes said on a conference call with reporters, and cited it as an example of the Illinois senator “saying one thing and doing another.” The McCain campaign also sent out a memo, reinforcing the point. "This year, Barack Obama returned to the United States Senate twice to vote in favor of a budget resolution which raises income tax rates by three percentage points for the 25, 28 and 33 percent tax brackets," Holtz-Eakin writes in the memo. "This would mean a tax increase for those earning as little as$32,000. While Barack Obama campaigns on a promise of no tax hikes for anyone but the rich, we once again find that his words are empty when it comes time to act. In both March and June, Barack Obama could have put the force of his vote behind his words. Instead, he decided that 'rich' now means those making just $32,000 per year." Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017 15. Aug 28, 2008 Cyrus I really don't understand the point of this comment. Yes, there always is. Be it republican or democrat. Having money gives you power and connections to powerful people. Why's this new's to you? Did those powerful people pay to have those meals? Did they donate in the millions? Could you possibly give some background to the story to validify your complaint? ...... This is hilarious. And I'm sure George Bush doesn't do the exact same thing........ OooooHHhhhh, a "fine fancy restuarant". Seriously, get over your inferiority complex. The woman works in congress and makes upwards of$200k a year. She can afford them there fancy restuarants because she has a high paying job, bubba. And no, top government offical's don't have to go to TGI-Fridays for meals on tax dollars just because they work for the gov. They meet with the most powerful people in the world. These people don't want to be harrassed by the public, and probably prefer more private places where they can do business. CEO's of major companies don't tend to want to eat at cheap places.

I think you should stop talking, you look kinda foolish right now.

P.S. why do you call all liberals 'peons'? I'll call republicans like you morons.

So far, I see nothing but unsupported acusations and insults towards people that are democrats.

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16. Aug 28, 2008

LowlyPion

Nor is it mine. Of course enforcement of the laws and obeying the police when they have issued a lawful order is not to be ignored either. If Eslocker wanted to engage in civil disobedience in pursuit of his story, then he must be prepared to accept the consequences.

Personally I look with some suspicion on reporters that make an effort to become the story rather than report it. But then maybe that's just the way we mesons see things?

17. Aug 28, 2008

Cyrus

And after the hotel lobby its the, after partayyyyyyyy.. -R. Kelly

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18. Aug 28, 2008

Gokul43201

Staff Emeritus
So after the hand picked Gestapo thugs of the elitist liberal pigs forgot to actually throw the cameraman and mic operator in the gulag, we've now got the commie, liberal, America-hating ACLU speaking up in defense of the ABC producer.

19. Aug 29, 2008

isly ilwott

I support some of the causes promoted or defended by the ACLU...such as a man's right to be on a public sidewalk.

20. Aug 29, 2008

LowlyPion

Did Eslocker refuse to vacate the sidewalk in direct defiance of the order of a policeman? Did he refuse over the course of 3 hours?

Civil disobedience of unjust laws has a fine tradition. But I'd say the issue is not access to a public sidewalk. Any more than someone stopping in the middle of a traffic intersection refusing to move could be considered unjustly denied access to a public motorway, if such a person was arrested for refusing to move.