It would almost… almost be easy to feel sorry for Nancy Pelosi if she wasn’t a member of the United States House of Representatives serving real constituents and allowed to cast a vote on matters of national importance.
The California Democrat has been the Congresswoman from the San Francisco Bay area since 1987, including a stint as the first female Speaker of the House and her current role as Minority Leader, but sometimes has appears to have a tenuous grasp of reality at times when she makes statements with no seeming basis in fact.
Pelosi is probably best known for making nonsensical statements that find their way into the public consciousness more for their amusement value than content, such as when she famously said of the massive, 2700-page ‘Obamacare’ health insurance legislation then-pending in Congress, “We have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it.”
Recently, when asked how the Democrat party planned to regroup after huge losses to Republicans at every level of state and federal government, Pelosi inexplicably replied, “I don’t think people want a new direction,” despite all evidence to the contrary.
It appears no one dares or cares to directly challenge the second-most powerful person in the House, but her words should – and must be taken with more than a pinch of salt such as with these two recent whoppers.
Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Pelosi tried to find a precedent for the Democrat boycott of President Trump’s inauguration last week claiming, “A number of Republicans skipped Obama’s inaugurations.”
No Republican members of the House of Representatives boycotted either inaugurations of President Obama.
The 76-year-old Congresswoman said, “I keep asking for the numbers, how many Republicans did not show up for Barack Obama’s inaugurations. And there are a number of them, although they say, ‘We don’t have the records,’ there were quite a few.”
No, Nancy, there weren’t.
In any event, one must ask just who Rep. Pelosi has been asking for this information.
As House Minority Leader, it would seem merely to be a matter of instructing an aide to get the information from House records.
Then, following the march in Washington on Saturday, Pelosi added this gem to her greatest hits, calling it, “An awesome, peaceful show of power and support of women’s rights and women’s health and other things.”
Those who were accosted by angry participants, spit upon, shoved, yelled physically blocked and trapped, tripped, yelled at including being told that they should be raped, including those families whose children were sworn at might beg to differ with Representative Pelosi’s definition of the word ‘peaceful,’ but in “Pelosi-speak” it makes perfect sense.
But then, that wouldn’t make such a juicy – and false, sound bite.