Whether I’m talking about Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer, my first impression is simple. Their first instinct is political partisanship. President Trump’s first instinct is to fix problems or make life better. That isn’t to say that President Trump is as pure as the driven snow. It’s saying that what drives this trio is noticeably different.

Karen Townsend noticed Pelosi’s tendencies in this article. She wasn’t gentle:

The speaker gave four criticisms of President Trump and his administration. First, she said, is disloyalty to the constitution. Next came her assertation that the Trump administration denigrates “newcomers” (code for illegal immigrants), Republicans degrade the environment, and lastly, she said, “Our values are being devalued by the current attitude in D.C.” See, she wasn’t bold enough to specifically say President Trump’s name out loud among all of the word salad she was serving up to the audience, so she referenced “attitude” in an odd way. Civilization as we know it is at stake because Trump is killing it, or something.

In the spirit of reciprocity, I won’t be gentle with Ms. Pelosi. I won’t get lectured about the Constitution by a woman who impeached a president based on hearsay testimony. Call it Pelosi’s situational appreciation of the Constitution. When there’s a political advantage to caring about the Constitution, Ms. Pelosi will fake giving a damn about it. When there isn’t, the Constitution is just a bunch of words written by slave owners.

As for not welcoming illegal immigrants, that’s true. America is a land of plenty but only because we welcome people with moderation. Cheap labor is great for the bosses but it’s worthless for the middle class. Finally, as with getting lectured about the Constitution, I won’t get lectured about attitude and civility from someone, to steal a line from the cartoon version of How the Grinch stole Christmas, Ms. Pelosi “has all the sweetness of a seasick crocodile.” Given the choice, I’d pick the seasick crocodile over Ms. Pelosi.

I wrote here that there aren’t any moderate Democrats. They’re a myth. There are just situational moderate Democrats. They’re radicals when Speaker-in-Waiting AOC needs them to be. Think impeachment vote in December, 2019.

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