Thursday, September 17, 2009

Nancy Pelosi: Tearful Warning of 1970s-Style Political Violence - 'This Climate is Frightening'

The Blog Prof gets the hat tip: "Video: Nancy Pelosi Worries About Tea Protest Violence. Chokes Up. Likens It To What Killed Harvey Milk."

But check out this from The Hill, "Pelosi Concerned About Potential for Political Violence Like S.F. in '70s":

A usually steely House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday began to tear up when, in responding to a question about the tone of the national debate, she recalled the politically charged violence that tore through her hometown of San Francisco in the late 1970s.

At her weekly news conference, Pelosi (D-Calif.) was asked if she was concerned about whether the debate over healthcare and the role of the federal government — much of it wrapped in escalating anti-government rhetoric — could lead to acts of violence.

“I think we all have to take responsibility for our actions and our words. We are a free country and this balance between freedom and safety is one that we have to carefully balance,” Pelosi began.

But she then reached back some 30 years, to the very beginning of her career in politics, to recall how heated rhetoric led to the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk by a disgruntled former supervisor on Nov. 27, 1978.

“I have concerns about some of the language that is being used because I saw … I saw this myself in the late '70s in San Francisco,” Pelosi said, choking up and with tears forming in her eyes. “This kind of rhetoric is just, is really frightening and it created a climate in which we, violence took place and … I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made.”

More at Memeorandum.


Tom the Redhunter said...

She's gone 'round the bend.

At least I hope she's gone insane, because the alternative is too terrible to imagine.

Dave said...

So, where was this brain-dead, aged hippie burn-out when Comrade Chairman Obama's union goons were beating the shit out of a black conservative at a Tea Party function?

Stogie said...

It's all an act. It wasn't political debate that got Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone killed. They were killed by an unbalanced Dan White who had resigned his City Supervisor post and then wanted it back. Moscone and Milk didn't want him to have it back. White was under financial pressure and shot them both at City Hall. No one ever claimed that rhetoric or "racism" had anything to do with it.

Pelosi is just so full of it.

Average American said...

....I wish that we would all, again, curb our enthusiasm in some of the statements that are made.”....

Good idea Piglosi, why don't you start?!

Dennis said...

A slight change in an old saying, "When you live by the smear, as Pelosi and her ilk, then you die by the smear." For the leftist, who appear to have poor reading and comprehension skills, it is meant as a metaphor et al.
Amazing for those who like to sling mud now they want others to be nice to them.

Trish said...

This woman is an opportunistic sniveling little liberal. She will whine and wring her hands now, because it's her causes and her president who is being challenged. I didn't see her fear the repercussions of the very hateful way GW was treated. I didn't see her plead with her liberal contingent, to cease their attacks on his intellect his policies and his family. I didn't see or hear her compel the haters in her party to use civility, when speaking of her then president.
Another set of double standards which the liberal faction of the Democratic party has deeply ingrained into it's core being.

Go away Nancy, you are a non-useful idiot. Someone ought to pour water over her. Dorothy???? Are you out there dear?

Dennis said...


As I remember White was a Democrat.
I lived in the San Francisco area in the early 70s and almost all of the political violence came from the Left. Anyone remember Angels Davis and her ilk? A recruiter I knew who worked in the Oakland area was stabbed something like 32 times and killed by some whacked out Leftist. Mill Valley was not exactly a place of non violence either.
Lots of good young kids who were just part of the scene and did not have a clue, but many of the leaders were thugs.