Nancy Pelosi

Pelosi barks

Featured image Nancy Pelosi is Exhibit A in Kim Strassel’s Wall Street Journal Potomac Watch column “Pols Face a Coronavirus Test.” Subhead: “Who’s leading and who’s seeking political advantage? Here are the answers.” Pelosi is the leading example of what not to do: Crises have a way of separating the leaderlike wheat from the opportunistic chaff. Coronavirus is the crisis of our time, and the political winnowing is something to behold. Example: »

Who’s Fiddling?

Featured image I don’t watch television, so I am spared much of the madness that most people have to absorb. But I take it that the Democrats and their press are still doing their best to blame COVID-19 on President Trump. This makes no sense, obviously, but when has that ever stopped them? On CNN on Sunday, Nancy Pelosi said, “As the President ‘fiddles,’ people are dying.” That is an absurd way »

Pelosi Caves

Featured image Nancy Pelosi has thrown in the towel on her attempt to misuse the Wuhan virus epidemic to sneak partisan legislation that has never been able to make it through Congress into law. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she will attempt to pass the Senate’s coronavirus economic stimulus package – putting aside the alternative, projected $2.5 trillion measure that she proposed. The California Democrat said she’ll try to pass »

Dems gotta Dem, Pelosi style

Featured image Congressional Democrats apparently count on the media to conceal the reason for the failure of the relief package on the floor of the Senate this week. The absurdly irrelevant provisions that Dems seek to incorporate to further the progressive takeover of the United States are meant to remain a deep secret. The current crisis — it’s not meant to go to waste, in the usual reckoning of the thought leaders »

Starring Nancy Pelosi

Featured image The Senate Republicans have tweeted out a one-minute video starring House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hard at work last night tearing up the text of President Trump’s terrific State of the Union Address. The video cleverly alternates moving highlights excerpted from the president’s address with the shots of Pelosi at work. I trust this will not be the last we will see of Pelosi’s uncreative destruction in Republican advertising this year. »

Pelosi’s pique

Featured image The distaff contingent of the House Democrats’ caucus attended the State of the Union address last night dressed in white. I had forgotten the meaning of the symbolism, although I did notice that no one’s attire exceeded Pelosi’s in whiteness. She was, preeminently, the woman in white. As President Trump moved into the wrenching heart of his speech, Pelosi demonstrated her disapproval with a variety of facial maneuvers. Like a »

I don’t believe what I just saw

Featured image In case you missed it, and in case this is your first stop for news about President Trump’s State of the Union address, Nancy Pelosi tore up her copy of Trump’s speech (as I understand it, the official copy he is constitutionally required to give her) at the end of the oration. Pelosi doesn’t exactly exude class on her best day, but this was an incredible display of petulance. To »

A Great Night for Trump and the Republicans

Featured image Before tonight’s State of the Union, the White House told reporters to expect a low-key presentation by the president. That was what we got, in style–relatively subdued. The content, on the other hand, was dynamite. More than anything, the speech was a reminder of what an excellent record the president has to run on in November. In both domestic and foreign policy, his achievements are essentially unarguable. This puts the »

Impeachment a la mode

Featured image The Dems have no shame in pursuing a fraudulent case for impeachment fraudulently. No shame at all. I thought they had reached the limit in justifying their haste in the House proceedings by the alleged emergency presented by President Trump, and then sitting on the articles of impeachment for a month for some ulterior purpose. That was not the limit. After Speaker Nancy Pelosi proclaimed the solemn and prayerful nature »

A gross engrossment

Featured image House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats celebrated the passage of impeachment articles against President Trump yesterday. Pelosi and the Democrats could barely contain themselves. Among the celebratory events was a ceremonial “engrossment” of the articles (video below). The engrossment — it was gross. Pelosi signed the articles at the engrossment as though the signing represented an epochal achievement along the lines of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with »

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Featured image Pelosi treated impeachment as a major accomplishment, yet it is a disgrace representing the cheapening and degradation of an awesome constitutional power. Pelosi’s remarks naming the House impeachment managers were weird beyond belief (video below). “Listen, my children, and you shall hear,” Pelosi’s deep thoughts on…time: This is a very important day for us. As you know I referenced temporal markers that our founders and our poets and others have »

Pelosi unhinged

Featured image In the tweet below Dan Bongino concisely disposes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s unhinged take on the ongoing impeachment saga (embedded video). Those of us who avoid the Sunday morning gabfests missed this revealing glimpse into the mind of the Dems’ strategic genius and legislative mastermind. The video clip below puts me in mind of a variation of George Wallaces’s infamous vow of “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” In »

Shadow Secretary of State Pelosi on the killing of Soleimani [With Comment by John]

Featured image Nancy Pelosi fancies herself a foreign policy expert who not only must be consulted by the president’s foreign policy team, but who can set or manipulate American foreign policy. Recall her foray into Middle East policy a decade ago, when she defied the Bush State Department, met with Bashar al-Assad in Syria, and declared him the key to bringing peace to the Middle East. Here is what Shadow Secretary Pelosi »

Democrats considering more impeachment articles to not prosecute

Featured image The impeachment farce (by which I mean the way impeachment is being handled) may be headed for new heights. Farce status was attained when Nancy Pelosi decided, for the time being at least, not to send the two articles of impeachment authorized by the House on to the Senate for prosecution. Pelosi’s rationale was astounding. The Senate needs to hear more evidence than the House bothered to collect to adjudicate »

Has Trump really been impeached?

Featured image Professor Noah Feldman, whose biography of James Madison I admire, embarrassed himself when he testified about impeachment before the House Judiciary Committee. Now, he is embarrassing Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi is withholding the articles of President Trump’s impeachment from the Senate. Feldman argues that the House has not impeached President Trump until it sends along those articles for trial. If Feldman is right, then the supposed “indelible mark” on Trump’s presidency »

Don’t bother, they’re here (2)

Featured image House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to be in a “support mental health or I’ll kill you” state of mind. She may be in need of help of some kind or, perhaps, an intervention. In the tweeted video below, Pelosi clarifies the strategery behind her decision to sit on the articles of impeachment the Democrats passed last night against President Trump. We took a first pass exploring her “thinking” this morning. »

Don’t bother, they’re here

Featured image In a comic postscript to yesterday’s farce, Nancy Pelosi is threatening to withhold delivery of the House Democrats’ two impeachment articles to the Senate. Politico’s Kyle Cheney et al. have the story here. As of this morning, it is the top story at Politico. By withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate, Pelosi hopes to extract the terms of a trial procedure that she deems favorable to the Democrats. »