‘You suck’: What did Nancy Pelosi say to make her own peeps boo her?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., broke the cardinal rule of public speaking — know your audience — on Saturday afternoon, and got booed for the effort.

Pelosi - say whatAddressing the Netroots Nation convention in San Jose, Calif., Pelosi said that former government contractor Edward Snowden, who has since fled to Hong Kong, committed a crime by leaking National Security Agency classified information to the Guardian newspaper, according to The Hill.

The Netroots Nation is a political convention for American progressive political activists, originally organized by readers and writers of the far left Daily Kos. Her remarks would have played better at The National Review.

“He did violate the law in terms of releasing those documents,” Pelosi said, earning her a loud chorus of boos. One person shouted out “You suck!” Seema Mehta, political writer for the Los Angeles Times, tweeted the following:

Mehta-tweet

“I understand, I understand, but he did violate the law. And the fact is that, again, we have to have the balance between security and privacy, and we don’t know what sources and methods may have been revealed, which is a tough thing.”

The U.S. is now seeking the extradition of Snowden from Hong Kong after having charged him with espionage and theft of government property in a criminal complaint unsealed in a Virginia federal court.

“I feel sad that this had to come down to this because I know some of you attribute heroic status to that action, but again, you don’t have the responsibility for the security of the U.S.,” she added. “Those of us who do have to strike a different balance.”

Pelosi also asked the convention-goers to refrain from comparing President Obama’s NSA surveillance actions with those of his predecessor, George W. Bush.

“The fact is that you should reject any notion that President Obama’s actions have anything to do with what President Bush was doing or was done,” Pelosi said, adding that there was no Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court under the Bush administration.

H/T The Hill and Twitchy.

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  • KB Cook

    Let's try to count the number of times princess-nancy has violated her oath of office …

    • Kenneth Clark

      Infinity sounds like a good number to start at.

      Ms. Pelosi doesn't have to say anything to get this type of response. She just has to be Ms. Pelosi. Maybe we should lobby for a Mental Evaluation of her.

    • lovinspoonful

      Can't count that high an don't care to. She needs to go.

    • joel goodman

      have no worry about the fate of this bitch.. her faith has condemned her to burn in hell for her abortion support.I'll contribute 20 gallons of gas at her wake.

  • sunflower

    Nancy Pelosi is responsible for the unvetted muslim in our WhiteHouse.

    • Hiram Davis

      That is correct. She is the one that signed first the document for the Democratic Party swearing that he was eligible according to the Constitution and then signed the altered document that left out any mention of the Constitution. Had she not done that, he would not have been nominated. The fact that she did should tell EVERYONE he was not eligible according to the Constitution. If he was, why sign an altered document? No Guts Republicans let it slide.

      • RonSr

        and along with BO she should go to prison.

  • http://yahoo Robert

    What difference does it make ?

  • Roe

    I would trust President Bush with my life and my country's future more than I trust this current administration and it's thug politics and corruption.

  • Buck Dude

    This woman here is a real jewel of the U.S. Just ask her…

  • http://FACEBOOK stanley ink

    all these people the commies thieves pelosi obama holder scum liars lefty bums . are un american .and will bring down america all the people that voted for this enemy .should be in jail .

  • Doug Hanks

    Commentary was exactly right. Know your audience.

  • Alice

    You bet Obama is nothing like Bush; but, he has carried on many of Bush's policies – except the ones where we stand up to the World and keep our dignity before brutes like Putin.

  • http://BizPac Norma

    Before we continue the well earned attack on Nancy Pelosi, and Obama…..Don't forget that Hillary Clinton has been hip deep in those same lies, and now she is running for President in 2016. The HILLARY COVER-UP HAS BEGUN! The MAKE HILLARY LOOK GOOD CAMPAIGN has begun. The SUGAR COAT ALL HILLARY CLINTON'S LIES is starting. Let us not be so quick to just look at the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and their cohorts…..Let us begin the campaign to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming President in 2016.

    • Dorothy grafton

      Well stated, Norma! Yes, we definitely need to watch Hillary as she gears up to run in 2016. We do not need her ilk in the White House!! We already know that she cannot be trusted, is a liar and a cheat! We need someone much cleaner, it will be up to the Republicans or Tea Party to get someone on their tickets to stop her.

      • John Stuart Mill

        If Hil strokes out again before the Election … well I'll just consider that the "Early Vote" ….

      • John Stuart Mill

        BTW … I'm going to spam this everywhere, because it needs to be done:

        Tea Party organizations need to change en masse to "Reform Movement" — take out billions in airtime $ of MSM smearing the good name. Switcheroo a la Acorn.

        But more importantly, mirror the impact of the Reform Party of CANADA. As a dual citizen, I watched with shocked euphoria as they rose in the 90's … and FIXED CANADA (as best they could, nothing's perfect).

        Read about them HERE — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reform_Party_of_Cana… — and pay special attention to the section titled "Disbandment" … oh, keep in mind WHO RUNS CANADA NOW.

        Cheers, JSM.

  • Adelia

    The video of Pelosi here shows her hypocrisy! Edward Snowden broke the law by exposing the Government who broke the Law?

    4th Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    1st Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.