Nancy Pelosi—a woman of many faces. All of which appear to be slouching into some bizarre sort of watercolor of her own hypocrisy. A living mural of the politics America now finds herself saddled with: once life-filled ideologies now sagging off the bones appearing in skeletal outline beneath. This is to say (again) that Ms. Pelosi is a hypocrite. Granted, she’s also a politician—but don’t tell her that. She, as she finger-pointed at a reporter this week, “was raised in a Catholic household” and that she doesn’t “hate anyone”.
Really? What does “I don’t want to see him impeached; I want to see him in prison” mean?” Then what do you call this four-year temper tantrum presided over by your ever-watchful eye? And what, pray tell, happened between now and 1998 when she assailed the Republican party for impeaching then president Bill Clinton?
Here’s a few of her statements from ’98 that appear to have been lost when the mirror is held up against her own actions:
“Today the Republican majority is not judging the president with fairness, but impeaching him with a vengeance,” then-House Minority Leader Pelosi declared in December of that year.
“In the investigation of the president, fundamental principles which Americans hold dear – fairness, privacy, checks and balances – have been seriously violated, and why? Because we are here today because the Republicans in the House are paralyzed with hatred of President Clinton. … Until the Republicans free themselves of that hatred, our country will suffer.”
Naturally, this means nothing. Even if these statements were thrust in her syrupy molasses decaying to the bone, she would still simply wave them away with political sidesteps, misappropriations, or simply have another temper tantrum like she did when a reporter dared to use the word “hatred” in her presence. The whole Democratic party under her charge operates like this—under the guise of “saving democracy”, “fighting for our constitution” and “defending our democracy for the people”. Recent polls show support for impeachment below 50%. For the people…right.
And the constitution? You can fling that line of B.S. right out the window—is this not the same party of Ocasio-Cortez and her loudmouth gang with their apposable thumbs permanently sewed onto twitter who spew of phrases like “Republicans are now arguing that the US isn’t (& shouldn’t be) a democracy”? Isn’t this the party who endorsed left-wing commentator Matthew Dowd when he stupidly remarked, “Texts written 2000 years ago or 200 years ago should not control our ability to advance the human race and do what needs to be done in the 21st century to create a more enlightened community based in justice and compassion for all”?
And now Pelosi invokes one of the signers of that constitution when she unsheathes the sword against Trump: “In order to honor the spirit of Benjamin Franklin, we must suspend our democracy in order to preserve it.”
One has to hope that the sheer laws of gravity will make her face drop once and forever and disappear. And take the whole 4-year circus you’ve created with you. You know, to save our democracy for the people.