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You’re #WhyTrumpWon, Nancy Pelosi

Posted on | January 15, 2017 | 2 Comments


She’s a 76-year-old white woman whose father was the boss of the corrupt Democrat machine in Baltimore during the segregation era, and being married to a multimillionaire California real-estate investor, she’s one of the top 10 richest members of Congress. Democrats in Congress couldn’t have picked a more out-of-touch leader if they had tried. The geriatric liberal, whose political beliefs are like a fossil of the 1988 Dukakis campaign, apparently cannot understand why Democrats keep losing.

In 2010, Pelosi insisted on ramming ObamaCare through Congress: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” Eight months later, in the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans scored their biggest congressional gains since 1938. Four years later, Democrats lost the Senate, and their losses have been even worse at the state level.

“Republicans are now in control of a record 67 (68 percent) of the 98 partisan state legislative chambers in the nation,” as Barbara Hollingsworth reported. “In 24 of the 32 states with Republican-controlled legislatures, voters have also elected Republican governors.”

Pelosi can’t seem to grasp why her party has become so unpopular, and instead resorts to scapegoating rationalizations:

While giving a press briefing to reporters, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called the GOP’s push to defund the taxpayer funded Planned Parenthood a “manhood thing.”
During her press briefing, Pelosi fielding questions about Republican plans to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and remove taxpayer funding for abortion provider Planned Parenthood.
At the end of her remarks, Pelosi said, “Let me end on this note. Of all the things that they could be doing in a reconciliation bill — job creation, deficit reduction — no, forget that. What are they doing in this bill? Overturning the Affordable Care Act, undermining the health security and financial stability of America’s working families, and defunding Planned Parenthood. That’s their — that’s their manhood thing,” Pelosi said while shaking her hands.
“You know, defunding Planned Parenthood. How can they establish that as a priority unless they’re coming at all of this from a very ideological stand-point?” she asked.

Here, Ms. Pelosi, let me explain briefly: Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider. Many millions of Americans (who, not coincidentally, are eligible to vote) believe that abortion is morally wrong and should be illegal. However, even if you aren’t in favor of outlawing abortion, you may not think that giving federal taxpayer money to Planned Parenthood is a good idea. To repeat something that I keep saying, but which no Democrat seems capable of understanding: The national debt is now approaching $20 trillion — that’s trillion with a “T,” meaning $20,000,000,000,000 — and interest payments on the national debt cost $223 billion, or 6 percent of the federal budget, in 2015. So for every dollar the IRS collects from taxpayers, only 94 cents is available for current needs, and the annual budget deficit in fiscal year 2015 was $439 billion out of $3.7 trillion.

When you have a budget deficit of more than $400 billion, why spend half a billion dollars annually to fund Planned Parenthood, an organization whose business is about killing future taxpayers? Also, Planned Parenthood is a major donor to the Democrat Party, and why should Republicans in Congress give money to their worst enemies?

Despite the spectacular failure of ObamaCare, which has driven up health insurance premiums everywhere, Nancy Pelosi still can’t understand why anyone would want to repeal ObamaCare, and her propaganda phrase, “America’s working families,” is the exact opposite of reality. “Working families” — married people with jobs — generally had health insurance before ObamaCare was enacted, and have found themselves paying higher premiums because of the mandates imposed by ObamaCare.

ObamaCare wasn’t about “working families,” it was about mandating and subsidizing coverage for the kind of people who don’t have jobs or don’t have families, i.e., the typical Democrat voter. Republicans officials may not be rude enough to actually say this, but the people who vote Republican are not so stupid they can’t figure it out. What were Democrats really talking about when they invoked “pre-existing conditions” as an urgent cause to change our healthcare system? AIDS? Hepatitis? Cocaine addiction? “Gender dysphoria”?

During the first four years of the Obama administration, the government added nearly 6 million new recipients of federal SSI disability payments, more than doubling the number on the disability lists, while workforce participation rates fell to the lowest in American history. Democrats see nothing wrong with this, because moochers and malingerers tend to vote Democrat, whereas taxpayers with jobs tend to vote Republican.

Like I said, voters aren’t nearly as stupid as Nancy Pelosi assume them to be, and Democrats being the Baby-Killing Welfare Moocher Party is the fundamental cause of Donald Trump’s election. Yet the failure of the Democrat agenda, both as policy and as politics, is not something that the party’s elderly liberal leadership can admit, and therefore Pelosi is compelled by her partisanship to offer scapegoating rationalizations and counterfactual explanations, including blaming George W. Bush (who left the White House eight years ago) for the federal deficit under Obama.

You have failed, Ms. Pelosi. You have lost. You are personally responsible for the Democrat Party’s decline into political irrelevance.

You are #WhyTrumpWon. Congratulations.




2 Responses to “You’re #WhyTrumpWon, Nancy Pelosi”

  1. We owe Nancy Pelosi a debt of gratitude, no really – The Daley Gator
    January 15th, 2017 @ 2:51 pm

    […] No, I have  not lost my mind, nor am I on drugs of any sort. Nor have I been drinking Irish whiskey, or hit my head really hard. No, the truth is, Nancy pelosi might be the biggest reason we do not have Trainwreck Hillary as president elect. RS McCain, who is as sane as I am, explains […]

  2. We owe Nancy Pelosi a debt of gratitude, no really - Watcher of Weasels
    January 15th, 2017 @ 3:08 pm

    […] No, I have  not lost my mind, nor am I on drugs of any sort. Nor have I been drinking Irish whiskey, or hit my head really hard. No, the truth is, Nancy pelosi might be the biggest reason we do not have Trainwreck Hillary as president elect. RS McCain, who is as sane as I am, explains […]