Will Obama Listen to Pelosi

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  1. LeBuick

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    What would Pelosi know about governing from the middle?

    Her arrogance concerning drilling for oil in the U.S. shows that she either doesn't care what the middle wants or thinks that she knows better.

    From your source:
    "The last two times Democrats controlled the House, Senate and the presidency, they choked on the bone of responsibility," he said. "They lurched far to the left and introduced the country to President Ronald Reagan and Speaker Newt Gingrich."

    History has a tendency to repeat itself.
     
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    "Will Obama Listen to Pelosi" From another slant - Will he have a choice to not listen to that woman? :laugh:
     
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    You're kidding! :laugh:

    Pelosi won't even listen to Pelosi.

    Democrats will not, I repeat, will not govern from the center.

    The only reason Clinton did was that a Republican Congress forced him to.
     
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    Actually, if you read the exit polls you will see the middle is not as eager to "drill, drill, drill" as the right would want to believe. Unlimited drilling in every nook and cranny is something only supported by the far, far right. We all want to end our dependence on foreign oil but we need to do it responsibly as good stewards of the dominion given us by our Creator. We can't destroy the earth in the process.

    By the way, with the way Palin attacked Obama and the democrats, I wonder how she will do getting her pipeline funded?
     
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    Got any proof America doesn't want to drill ? And God told us to have dominion. We should trust his words, and not add to them. And you shouldn't miusrepresent people's positions, just because you can't defend your own.

    So you are admitting Obama will govern by personal grudges, not by what will help the nation ?
     
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    Nonsense. I'm sure there's a "source" for your mis-information, right? What a load of bovine depositry. Saying that supporting domestic drilling is a radical right idea is laughable, and hints at a complete break from rational thought.

    Um...it's not "Palin's" pipeline. And she never claimed to own it. And if Obama/democrats retaliate and hurt our energy supplies in the process....well, now, that just wouldn't be cool, would it? Anyone who would be willing to wreck our economic well-being to "get back" at a political adversary should be unceremoniously yanked from office.

    Back to the OP (though I'm sure we'll be back to slamming Palin pretty soon)...It's been fairly consistent through the years that a candidate would move to the center for the campaign, and then go back to their "default position" once the campaign was over. That's been true for decades, and IMO still is.

    I would be shocked if Obama didn't move to the left now that he's in office. And if anyone, anywhere, would dare suggest that Pelosi is centrist...that person should have their head examined. That demonstrates a stunning lack of knowledge about Pelosi.
     
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    Go here to the CNN exit polls

    Look at the first poll which was "Offshore Drilling Where Not Currently Allowed". Look how the McCain supporters overwhelmingly wanted to drill, drill, drill while the majority, the Obama supporters since he had the majority popular vote, didn't seem to have that same attitude. Drilling everywhere just isn't a priority to the majority of the people.

    I don't speak for Obama so was just throwing that comment out there. I will say the liberals don't want to drill in Anwar so her pipeline has little chance of passing in the next few years. By the way, this is the pipeline she took credit for creating in her bid for the whitehouse.
     
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    What, this was her signature accomplishment and largest talking point the entire election. Here is a quote from the speech she gave the first month.

    The truth is, there is no pipeline yet... And it doesn't look like Anwar will be the place for new drilling since there are far more economical places to drill in this land without building a $40 Billion pipeline. And, the places we choose won't harm the environment and will leave natural habitats for our kids and grand kids.

    Oh, and I forgot to add, the pipeline would only cost $26 Billion, is not the most expensive infrastructure project ever and will only supply 3% of our oil consumption at maximum capacity. It is also at least 10 years down the road.
     
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    Of course he won't. He didn't regard Hillary's desires what makes you think he'll regard Pelosi?

    :laugh:
     
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    And, of course, since it will cost money, we shouldn't drill :rolleyes:

    The "anwar" angle is humorous. The eco-wackos act as though we're going to set the state of Alaska on fire. The section of "anwar" we'll be drilling upon is a tiny, tiny fraction of the federal-owned lands. It's also not the pristine, lovely mountainous fruited plain. It's a mud pit. And we won't mess it up...look at how the Alaskan pipeline has actually been beneficial to local wildlife.

    Face it...the eco-wackos desire our economy to be destroyed. It ticks them off that Americans are willing to drill for oil. And they'll lie to get their agenda accomplished. Congrats for buying in to it.
     
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    I could not access the poll from your link.

    What were the actual percentages?

    From the way that you word it "while the majority, the Obama supporters since he had the majority popular vote..." I am not convinced.

    A majority of the McCain voters and a minority of the Obama supporters could in deed add up to a majority of all voters.

    So what were the actual percentages?
     
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    That's part of the discussion, many believe it's a mud pit because of global warming and they believe oil drilling is a contributer.

    This is why Palin has to get the polar bears off the endangered species list which the Bush administration turned down a few weeks ago. She has a long way to go before she can build this pipeline to include getting Canada's support. She is a long way from drilling.

    The part about the money, we can drill in many other places for less money. If you can get the same amount of oil with a fraction of the investment then it doesn't make sense to proceed with the pipeline. Palin is pushing the pipeline because of what it will do for AK, not for what it will do for the lower 48. Don't be fooled.
     
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    Lets see if this works, other wise I'll have to take screen prints...

    President
    National Exit Poll
    17,836 Respondents

    4 of 7
    Offshore Drilling Where Not Currently Allowed

    Total Obama McCain Other/No Answer
    Strongly Favor (42%) 25% 73% 2%
    Somewhat Favor (26%) 62% 36% 2%
    Somewhat Oppose (15%) 86% 13% 1%
    Strongly Oppose (14%) 86% 10% 4%

    Offshore Drilling Where Not Currently Allowed

    Total Obama McCain Other/No Answer
    Favor (67%) 39% 59% 2%
    Oppose (28%) 86% 12% 2%

    Lets see how this comes through...

    Ok, didn't come through very well. On the question of "Offshore Drilling Where Not Currently Allowed" Obama supporters said 86% were against.
     
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    Two thoughts:

    There is no way that Pelosi would ever recognize what most Americans would view as "the middle".

    Don't you just think that somewhere down deep she is irked at no longer being the number one democrat in power?
     
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    According to that poll, McCain must have won the White House. His numbers kill the Obama numbers. Are you sure you want us reading that poll ?
     
  17. LeBuick

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    Which number you're looking at? Obama won the popular and electoral vote.
     
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    News flash:

    • Man-made global warming is junk science gone amuck. There is no reputable data--none--that drilling for oil causes global warming.
    • You hate Palin so bad that you've decided you understand her motivation for everything she does. So you now know why she wants to drill, and you know every motivation she has for removing the polar bears from the endangered list? (Hint: the data is very conflicted on the polar bears--several studies have them increasing in number).
    You oughta get some counseling for your Palin issues. It's not healthy to hate someone that much.
     
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    The part about removing the Polar bears is what she said in the interview with Maria Bratiromo and she building that pipeline was part of her campaign promises for Governor. It will bring a lot of revenue to AK, a place with no taxes and the people get a check from the oil companies.
     

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