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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Party chairman offers to bring Pelosi, Rogers together if he apologizes

In response to attacks U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers made on Monday that were first reported on this blog, the chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party has said he will set up a meeting between the congressman and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if he agrees to apologize to her.
At an event at Auburn Montgomery on Monday, Rogers referred to the speaker as "crazy," "mean as a snake," and "Tom Delay in a skirt."
Several outlets including the Drudge Report linked to the story and the Montgomery Advertiser's South Union Street blog, which had more than 250,000 hits as of early Tuesday afternoon.
Democratic Chairman Joe Turnham said he would personally try to set up a meeting between Pelosi, a California Democrat, and Rogers to discuss bi-partisan cooperation if Rogers apologizes to her.
Rogers, R-Saks, said "they don't talk to us," stating the Democrats had enough votes in the U.S. House and did not need the Republicans.
The congressman also said the Republicans treated the Democrats the same way when their party was in the majority.
"At some point we've got to recognize that the power goes back and forth," he said. "One side only has it for a finite time and we've got to work together while the minority is still sensitive because that's going to be us one day."
Turnham has met the speaker on a number of occasions and last year she was the speaker at the Alabama Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner.
"She does her job with passion and tenacity. While Congressman Rogers does not agree with her politics, she is not the evil person Congressman Rogers portrays her to be," Turnham said in a release. "Congressman Rogers cannot serve the people of Alabama effectively if he uses profane language to disparage the speaker in this manner all while expressing the desire for more bi-partisanship in Washington. If Congressman Rogers will publicly apologize to Speaker Pelosi for his unflattering remarks made about her at AUM this week, I will personally request that the speaker meet with Congressman Rogers and discuss how he and the speaker’s office can work more productively together.
“You can’t call people names and then bemoan the fact they won’t work with you."
Original blog post on Rogers comments:

-- posted by Sebastian Kitchen


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who thinks she is not as described?

April 7, 2009 at 6:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many others have also said exactly what Mike Rogers said regarding Queen Pelosi. Profane language? Hah, that's a good one, considering the language liberals/Dems use for anyone that either stands in their way or simply disagrees with them and/or their agenda. I have been called worse names for my views and heard far worse language used by those on the left. Mr. Turnham needs to wise up.

April 7, 2009 at 6:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's going to get mighty cold out there for him if he goes to her with his pants around this knees. He better remember who votes him in. It isnt democrats.

April 7, 2009 at 6:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

His comments about her were far too restrained.I can't imagine how he controlled himself and didn't call her all the epithets she really is.

April 7, 2009 at 6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike Rogers' purported desire for more bi-partisanship is about as phony as that toupee he sports!

April 7, 2009 at 6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bi-Partisanship is also about the Dem's siding with the Rep's.
U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers just didn't include enough names with Nancy's laundary

April 7, 2009 at 7:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when Rogers said he was going to be a pain in Pelosi's ass

April 7, 2009 at 7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think he should apologize...

then show up with a cardboard cut out of her her head on Tom Delay's body along with a poisonous snake or two. Give em to her and show her the bi-partisan support we Republicans are all about.

April 7, 2009 at 8:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rep. Rogers - As far as I can see your descrition is dead on. Don't give in to politics and give up your position.

April 7, 2009 at 8:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The truth hurts.

April 7, 2009 at 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only is she mean as a snake, so are the people that work for her. I called her office to ask about her personal use of Air Force plans and they were not only rude but then hung - up on me.

April 7, 2009 at 9:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pelosi called Bush an idiot. Why was it ok for her to say something like this about the President of the United States, and then the chairman of the Alabama Democratic Party thinks an apology is needed by Rogers? Maybe she should set an example and apologize to Bush. Who the hell does she think she is, anyway?

April 7, 2009 at 9:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's ok for Queen Pelosi to talk bad about others....

(05-20) 04:00 PDT Washington -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco offered her strongest condemnation yet of President Bush on Wednesday, assailing him as incompetent and declaring that the only way for the United States to triumph in Iraq is to replace him as commander in chief.

"Bush is an incompetent leader. In fact, he's not a leader,'' Pelosi said. "He's a person who has no judgment, no experience and no knowledge of the subjects that he has to decide upon.''

Jul. 17, 2008 05:12 PM
Associated Press
WASHINGTON - President Bush has been a "total failure" in everything from the economy to the war to energy policy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday.

April 7, 2009 at 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rogers is a putz.

April 7, 2009 at 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it is believed the comments were profane then it is believed that the comments were irreverent or contemptuous to sacred principles or things. How could that be related to Pelosi?

April 7, 2009 at 11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one gets it: Bi-partisanship means Democrats getting what they want.

April 7, 2009 at 11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly, to the libs/dumocrats, it has been perfectly okay to call President Bush every name in the book the last eight years, make fun of him, call our troops occupiers that terrorize woman and children and families, and conservatives "nut jobs" but when the shoe is on the other foot, oh wow, we can't have that, we owe them an apology! Give me a break.

April 8, 2009 at 1:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I don't believe in tit for tat politics; SanFran Nan is a political whore. No good can come from an apology; frankly none deserved.

Maybe if Nancy gets around to apologizing to the rest of the nation Joe Turnham will get his face time with her...

April 8, 2009 at 3:11 AM  
Anonymous glick said...

I have watched this completely worthless liberal on several talk shows recently, pushing her book, which has been a complete flop. I sure hope the publisher did not pay her in advance, as they will need and probably get, some of the TARP money floating around. To me it seems she is really getting upset and acting more flaky than usual. I'm not so sure if she is not finally accepting the fact that she is a complete worthless liberal jerk whom Obomb-ass, her talking head, will readily hang out to dry if the going gets rougher. Then again she may have gone to confession, as is her Easter duty as a “devote Catholic-wink-wink” and got soundly reprimanded by her priest.

April 8, 2009 at 6:29 AM  
Anonymous Nancy from Maryland said...

“You can’t call people names and then bemoan the fact they won’t work with you." Yeah, when the Democrats called Bush Hitler and our troops Nazis that deliberately murder innocent civilians, and then expected Bush to kowtow to the likes of Queen Pelosi and the court jester Harry Reid? The DEMONcrats are the biggest hypocrites to come down the road.

April 8, 2009 at 7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She's crazy, there is no doubt. One look into those vacant eyes of hers and you know you're dealing with someone who's just a couple degrees off bubble. I wouldn't apologize. She's a power hungry nut job.

April 8, 2009 at 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got an idea! Why don't Nancy Pelosi and this Alabama democrat who is calling for the apology - why don't they both drop dead? What does everybody think about that? I like it!

April 8, 2009 at 7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks to me like he called her names after she aptly demonstrated that she would *not* work with him or any of the Republicans.

April 8, 2009 at 7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should apologise to the snakes of the world.

April 8, 2009 at 8:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

we should admire pelosi.

the first mentally retarded person to achieve so much

April 8, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why on Earth should he apologize? He only described her as she is.

April 8, 2009 at 9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attaboy, Congressman....She's just irritated because she's not the President, and it doesn't seem like he's asking her to Make Up Bills anymore.....DON'T APOLOGIZE FOR THE TRUTH>>>> She knows what she is....that's why she is what she is....Lord, help us all....

April 8, 2009 at 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Get together" means kowtow to the Dems.

Truth hurts. And that's why MS Pelosi is miffed.

Personally, I think we should oust ALL currently elected officials in BOTH parties and start over.

April 8, 2009 at 4:02 PM  

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