crossposted at Docudharma
From the Washington Post:
"We have to make responsible decisions in the Congress that are not driven by the dissatisfaction of anybody who wants the war to end tomorrow," Pelosi told the gathering at the Sofitel, arranged by the Christian Science Monitor.
I guess that means the 70-odd members of the Democrats' Out of Iraq caucus are irresponsible? Or the 87 who have signed Reps. Waters/Woolsey letter pledging new funding only for redeployment?
Lessee... then there's the 70% in Barbara Lee's poll who favor funding redeployment only... And the 55% in the last ABC News poll who think Congressional Democrats haven't done enough to end the war... Or the 57% on the latest CBS News poll who disapprove of the way the Democrats are handling Iraq?
Well, despite those numbers, apparently you're all just spinning your wheels. Because Madame Speaker want you to just STFU and keep voting for Democrats.
Though crediting activists for their "passion," Pelosi called it "a waste of time" for them to target Democrats. "They are advocates," she said. "We are leaders."
Update a hat tip to Night Owl, for finding this petard, suitable for hoisting:
Speaking in San Francisco the day after adjournment of the Republican-controlled 2005-06 Congress, Pelosi declared -- as she had throughout her party's successful November election campaign -- that "my highest priority, immediately, is to stop the war in Iraq."