Saying that Nancy Pelosi’s diatribe wasn’t her finest moment is understatement. Appearing on CNN’s The Situation Room, Nancy Pelosi lost her cool when Wolf Blitzer pushed her on the latest stimulus bill. During the interview, Pelosi said “What I say to you is, I don’t know why you’re always an apologist and many of your colleagues are apologists for the Republican position.” That’s rich. Calling CNN’s hosts GOP “apologists” is rich.

Pelosi wasn’t done, though. Next, she said “Ro Khanna, that’s nice. That isn’t what we’re going to do. And nobody’s waiting until February. I want this very much now because people need help now. But it’s no use giving them a false thing just because the president wants to put a check with his name on it in the mail.” Pelosi isn’t interested in compromising. She’s interested in saying no until she gets everything.

When she wasn’t lashing out at Blitzer, she lashed out at Democrats:

Andrew Yang, he’s lovely. Ro Khanna, he’s lovely. They are not negotiating this situation. They have no idea of the particulars

Then there’s this:

“What makes me amused, if it weren’t so sad, is how you all think that you know more about the suffering of the American people than those of us who are elected by them to represent them at that table,” Pelosi said.

What’s sad is having a rich San Fransisco hardline progressive living in a gated community telling people that they’re out of touch with people’s suffering. It’s really pathetic to see this:

As pathetic as that was, this diatribe is exponentially worse:

Seeing Pelosi screaming “We feed them” is kinda frightening. She was angry. Pelosi’s facial expressions said everything, though I thought it was interesting for her to say that President Trump’s $1.8 trillion package was “nowhere close to the good.” This partial paragraph speaks volumes:

In addition to Khanna and Yang, moderate Democrats in the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus have also been vocal in recent weeks about urging leaders to reach a deal to help Americans in need because of circumstances arising from the pandemic.

The Democrats on the Problem Solvers Caucus haven’t pushed any solutions. They’ve been spineless. Problem Solvers Caucus Democrats haven’t pushed Pelosi. She’s treated them like nuisances. That’s what she does with members of her caucus when they speak out against her.

It’s painfully obvious that Pelosi isn’t interested in negotiating with anyone. She’s pushed aside Mnuchin and Meadows, then the Problem Solvers Caucus, then Wolf Blitzer.

2 Responses to “Nancy Pelosi vs. Wolf Blitzer”

  • eric z says:

    Pelosi has the gavel because the DCCC picks idiots like her instead of progressives who would change things.

    Back a few cycles ago, Angie Craig against the high school civics teacher and coach. He got no traction, Craig got DCCC blessing, and had wealth and business orientatin and connections. That is the problem. Too many Angies. Too few high school teacher/coach “real people” in DC.

    Then there is Schumer, Bustos and the consultants. The Dems need to house clean, and instead have embraced traditional Republicans to become the party of traditional Republican Rockefeller politics – the Clinton poisoning of the well developing its full potential for stagnation and service of the wealthy over common people with regular needs and hopes.

    Pelosi, not a favorite of progressives, but as likely as not, Kasich loves her style.

  • Gary Gross says:

    I’ll be clear about this. Bernie is a disaster waiting to happen. Pelosi is, too. It’s just that Pelosi’s wouldn’t be as bad as Bernie’s. President Trump’s economic policies cut deeply into income inequality. That’s a statistical fact straight from the BLS so there’s no disputing it. Deal with it.

    Gas prices are the lowest in 10+ years. Home heating bills are the lowest in 7+ years, too. Incomes are rising, especially for the lowest 2 income quintiles, & we’re keeping more from each paycheck. Add to that that 56% of people say that they’re better off now than 4 years ago. Go argue with them.

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