We are seeing several clear indications that Nancy Pelosi is feeling the heat of our campaign.
Two weeks ago, the Harvey Milk Democratic Club invited Cindy for Congress to their meeting to vote on un-endorsing Nancy Pelosi and endorsing US. The vote was overwhelmingly in favor to have a vote on the two questions. The energy at the meeting was incredible and we felt that we won a victory for the people that night.
Last night, the vote was held at the Milk Club meeting. Nancy Pelosi sent a handful of staffers and her SF Chief of Staff. In what everyone said was an unprecedented move, she even wrote a letter to the club touting her dubious accomplishments. Her staffers acted like right-wing Republicans by shouting down our supporters (which numbered in the dozens) whenever one of them wanted to discuss the issues. To each one of our questions regarding Pelosi's support of torture, off-shore drilling, war, warrantless wire tapping, letting George Bush and Dick Cheney escape without being held accountable, and to the banker's 700 billion dollar welfare plan, her staff would yell: "You want McCain to win." Well, no we don't but we sure don't want Pelosi to win, either, and their bellicosity proved to US how they cannot defend their boss' awful record so they have to shout absurdities a la Bill O'Reilly.
The vote went against US, but we were able to at least get a hearing and we were able to take heart that their are many, many people in San Francisco who do care about democracy over faux-progressive Democrats. Our thanks go to the Harvey Milk Club for taking the courageous step of at least considering supporting US.
Another sign that Pelosi is afraid of US is her refusal to answer our campaign on a candidate's debate in California's 8th District. We have sent her office requests and have asked her Chief of Staff about it twice (face to face) and we can't even get an answer. They are trying to run out the clock on debating as Pelosi unconscionably and inconceivably ran out the clock on impeachment.
The third indicator of Pelosi's fear is that today she announced (from Denver) that she was going to bring Congress back to DC after the elections to work on a 150 billion dollar "stimulus" plan for US. This is a completely transparent political ploy to win back some of the votes that she and her colleagues lost when they bailed out the banksters for 700 billion dollars. That stunt has proven to have had horrible consequences already and her last stimulus plan also failed miserably. We can't allow these crumbs that the elite want to toss US deter US from voting out the corrupt elite in less than four weeks.
Cindy for Congress is demanding that Nancy Pelosi show respect for her constituents and the democratic process by agreeing to debate her challengers. Not only do we deserve to air our visions but she needs to answer to the people of the 8th for her questionable record.
Please call her office to encourage her to debate her opponents: 415.556.4862