Friday, August 14, 2009

Pelosi Told Anti War Protesters in '06: "Your advocacy is very American, I'm a Fan of Disruptors"

In an op-ed column in the USA today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced protesters who've shown up at recent town hall meetings as "disruptors" and said "drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.":
An ugly campaign is underway not merely to misrepresent the health insurance reform legislation, but to disrupt public meetings and prevent members of Congress and constituents from conducting a civil dialogue... These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American....
But in 2006, Pelosi told a group of anti -war protesters that she was "a fan of disruptors" and that their actions were "very American and very important."
So I think all of you who have spoken out for your courage, your point of view. All of it. Your advocacy is very American and very important.... So let's not question each others patriotism when we have this very honest debate that out country expects and deserves.
h/t - Doctor Bull-Dog

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