Delusional Pelosi Loses It In CNN Interview

Delusional Pelosi Loses It In CNN Interview

Delusional Pelosi Loses It In CNN Interview

There’s something about 2020. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, 2020 rears its ugly head and proves you wrong. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi deomonstrated that last night during an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. The House Madam–or is that the madam of the House–didn’t like being put on the spot by Blitzer over her refusal to deal with the Trump Administration on the next stimulus payment. Instead of answering very basic questions, Nancy smirked and then steamed before acusing Blitzer and others at the network of being Trump apologists.

Yes, you read that right. The Speaker of the House accused one of the most anti-Trump media outlets of being apologists for the President. And no, Hell hasn’t frozen over. But it does make you wonder if there isn’t reason to seriously consider Rep. Collins’ resolution to oust her as Speaker.

Watching the interview, I found myself wondering if Pelosi was trying to model herself after Kamala Harris. There were smirks. There was insincere smiling. There might have even been an eye roll or two. But the facade cracked not once but a number of times as Blitzer did what journalists are supposed to do–ask direct questions. Now, I’ll grant you that doesn’t often happen with CNN’s reporters when talking to politicians from the Left. It quickly became clear Pelosi didn’t appreciate it either.

Pelosi would have us believe the problem all comes down to money. After weeks of back and forth, Trump has offered up a $1.8 trillion deal. That’s much closer to the $2.2 trillion the Dems want than the less than a trillion the Republicans in the House wanted. But Queen Nancy raised her scepter–er, her gavel–and said no. She’s not going to consider it.

Blitzer pointed out people all over the country are hurting due to Covid-19 and they need money to pay rent, pay their other bills, survive. So why won’t she make a deal? Oh that was the wrong thing to ask.

“Can you look them in the eye . . . and explain why you don’t want to accept the President’s latest offer?”

Is that really such a difficult question to answer?

It appears it is for Nancy. She starts to answer and then stops and tries to redirect. She hopes he will ask the Republicans the same questions. She’s served her district for 30 years and she knows what they need. She listens to them.

Pardon me, but I call BS. If she listened to them, she would be doing everything she could to make a deal with the Administration to help. If she listened to them, she would have apologized after being caught breaking San Francisco’s mask law instead of trying to put the blame on the salon owner. If she listened to them, she wouldn’t have spent the last four years trying to first keep Trump from taking office to removing him from office on what can only be called questionable evidence.

In other words, this isn’t about money. This is about her ego and her determination to get her way all the way and nothing less. And heaven help anyone who doesn’t agree with her.

But wait. It gets better.

She grins and nods and even tells Blitzer several times that he’s right. But she’s not about to deal with Trump because Orange Man bad.

“I don’t know why you’re always an apologist and many of your colleagues are apologists for the Republican position,” Pelosi said when Blitzer continued to press the issue. So now, according to the highest ranking person in the House of Representatives, you are an apologist if you ask a relevant and direct question about doing your job.

Note, this outburst from the woman who would be queen came after Blitzer reported California Democrat, Rep. Ro Khanna. According to Blitzer, Khanna said, “People in need can’t wait until February. $1.8 trillion is significant & more than twice the Obama stimulus … Make a deal & put the ball in McConnell court.” He also noted Andrew Yang earlier said basically the same thing.

And how did Pelosi respond?

Ro Khanna—that’s nice. That isn’t what we’re going to do.”

She went on to later say:

But you know what? Honest to God!” Pelosi complained. “You really- I cannot get over it because Andrew Yang, he’s lovely. Ro Khanna, he’s lovely. They are not negotiating this situation. They have no idea of the particulars. They have no idea of what the language is here …”

Here’s a suggestion, San Fran Nan. Talk to your fellow Dems in the House. Let them know what the language is. Tell them what the real problem points are and listen to them. After all, you tell us you know what your constituents want and need. Guess what, Nan. As Speaker you have a responsibility to your fellow Dems in the House (not to mention to the nation as a whole). Part of that responsiblity is to listen to them and know their needs and the needs of their constituents.

To say the interview is far from Pelosi’s shining hour is putting it mildly. We saw a woman unraveling. She became snide, possibly even rude. At one point, she “thanked” Blitzer for his “sensitivity to our constituents’ needs.” His response should have shut her up–or at least made her pause for a moment to rethink what she said. After all, he noted he was sensitive their situation because he saw them out on the street “begging for food, begging for money.”

Pelosi’s response was to attack and demand to know if he’d fed them because, by golly, she and her ilk had.

Madam Speaker, prove it. Prove how your policies have done anything to help your constituents or anyone else around the country in the last six months. Prove how your refusal to accept the President’s very generous stimulus deal will help anyone except your own political agenda.

As Curtis Houk noted in one of his tweets, you know the Dems are playing politics when CNN and Blitzer start questioning their motives. Poor Nancy simply can’t get over the fact they aren’t falling down and fawning at her feet any longer. You would have thought she’d have learned her lesson after she took much the same approach with Judy Woodruff in August. Then she accused Woodruff of being “an advocate” for the Republicans with Wooddruff dared ask about unspent pandemic relief monies.

One could make the argument that the Speaker is coming unhinged. Her years’ long episode of Trump Derangement Syndrome might finally be taking its toll. But let’s give it a helping hand. Let’s show the media how much we appreciate them asking the Speaker and others of her ilk the hard questions. Better yet, let’s ask those hard questions ourselves and demand answers.

For now, we can only hope she either realizes she has been in office too long or her constituents finally wake up and decide she needs to be replaced. She is a menace, if not to herself then to this country.

 

Featured image by Donkeyhotey. Nancy Pelosi caricature used under Creative Commons 2.0 license.

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