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Pelosi Heckled Everywhere She Goes

Pelosi Heckled Everywhere She Goes

Charles Hurt: Convention Insider

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August 26, 2008
Pelosi Heckled Everywhere She Goes

Here in Denver this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been heckled by fellow Democrats nearly everywhere she goes. It's to the point that before a breakfast "conversation" this morning hosted by Politico and Yahoo News, the audience was warned that any disruptions or demonstrations would result in immediate ejection from the sunny rooftop event.

Hecklers are usually angry about Pelosi's failure to end the war in Iraq.

Elected on the promise to end the war, Pelosi and her Democrats have instead voted repeatedly to fund it until the next administration. Even more galling to the anti-war crowd is that there are even more troops in Iraq under Pelosi's Congress than there ever were during Republican Congresses.

House Democrats now have no less blood on their hands, activists say, than Republicans and the Bush administration.

Pelosi also endures heated criticism for a host of other failures, such as stalled domestic proposals and getting steamrolled on the domestic terrorist surveillance bill.

The most remarkable accomplishment of Pelosi's Congress is that she's managed to lead to current Congress to approval ratings that are even lower than President Bush's.

At this morning's event, Pelosi did not get shouted down by any Democrats, but she's clearly become defensive about her management of Congress.

After listing some mild accomplisments that drew no particular enthusiasm from the audience, Pelosi lamented, "Not ending the war has eclipsed everything else."