Nancy Pelosi

Gerontocracy, Gender Confusion and Where to Put Illegal Aliens

Featured image On Saturday night I made one of my regular appearances on Outsiders, a terrific news program on Sky News Australia. Outsiders is hosted by Rowan Dean, James Morrow and Rita Panahi. They do excellent commentary and also have some fun. Some of the themes of my interview may be familiar to you from Power Line posts: »

Our Geriatric Political Class Needs To Go

Featured image Yesterday Joe Biden gave a speech that ended like this. He is a frail, elderly man obviously suffering from dementia: After Biden finished his speech, he turned around and tried to shake hands with thin air and then wandered around looking confused pic.twitter.com/ZN00TLdUUo — Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 14, 2022 Joe Biden had been, for decades, a corrupt and incompetent pol. Today, he is either an extreme left-winger or »

Pelosi Steps Up With More Deep Thoughts [Updated]

Featured image Only yesterday I noted Speaker Pelosi’s entry into the Kamala Harris Deep Thoughts Sweepstakes, and today she’s upped her game. I have previously noted Stan Evans’s great quip: “Whenever there is a pressing public policy issue, I want to know what celebrities think. It is important for our lawmakers to hear from Bono.” And back in September I offered this evidence of how dead on his parodies of liberal pieties can »

Deep Thoughts from the Speaker

Featured image I have a new theory about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She is self-consciously trying to help out hapless Veep Kamala by comparison. If you set the bar low enough. . .  How else to explain yesterday’s rambling comments about Ukraine (only 1:48 long, but it seems luch longer): And who can forget this weird Nancy moment in Biden’s State of the Union address: »

It Isn’t Just Slow Joe

Featured image The press has set the bar so low for Joe Biden that when he makes a public appearance, it is considered a triumph if he manages to stay upright. No one expects anything he says to be coherent, and blatant disregard of the facts is overlooked. But it isn’t only Slow Joe: the Democrats’ policies have run head-on into reality, and none of their leaders can comment publicly without telling »

An SOTU Postscript

Featured image A couple of observations on two strange aspects of last night’s event that have been widely commented upon. First, Nancy Pelosi’s bizarre actions while Joe Biden was talking about soldiers who were exposed to toxic “burn pits.” What on earth was she doing? What the hell is this reaction from Nancy Pelosi to Biden talking about soldiers breathing in toxic smoke from burn pits. pic.twitter.com/MKdgMCPnVf — Greg Price (@greg_price11) March »

Chutzpa (With Sharp Comment from Steve and partial reply by Paul)

Featured image In 2020, Nancy Pelosi, sitting behind Donald Trump at his State of the Union Address, showed her contempt for the speech by ripping it up. It was a nauseating display by the Speaker — one that said more about her poor character than about Trump or his address. Afterwards, Trump complained: I thought it was a terrible thing when she ripped up the speech. First of all, it’s an official »

Nattering Nancy’s nauseating palaver

Featured image What to say about nattering House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s nauseating palaver advising Olympic athletes to shut up and play ball lest they offend their totalitarian Communist hosts (video below)? I have wanted to cool down before venturing a thought. Charles Lipson now speaks for me in the Spectator column “Nancy takes a knee for Beijing at the Winter Olympics.” Subhead: “If politicians like Pelosi wish to add their two yuan, »

Keep nope alive: House edition

Featured image Turning my attention to literary pursuits yesterday, I checked the headlines for reports that Dems had worked out their differences to ram through the dystopian nightmare embedded in their prospective multitrillion dollar reconciliation bill. When news came that President Biden’s minders in the White House daycare operation had let him out for a pep talk to House Democrats in the afternoon, I feared they might be getting somewhere, but no. »

Pelosi reportedly will postpone infrastructure vote

Featured image The Hill reports that Nancy Pelosi is poised to postpone the vote on infrastructure legislation that was scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday). Apparently, Pelosi doesn’t have the votes to pass the $1 trillion bill. It seems that fewer than a dozen House Republicans will vote for it. That’s not enough to overcome defections from hardcore leftist Democrats. I’m surprised by this development. I thought that when push came to shove, only »

Pelosi’s mush on Afghanistan

Featured image Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement regarding the debacle in Afghanistan: The President is to be commended for the clarity of purpose of his statement on Afghanistan and the actions he has taken. The Taliban must know that the world is watching its actions. [Query: Does it care?] We are deeply concerned about reports regarding the Taliban’s brutal treatment of all Afghans, especially women and girls. The U.S., the international »

Trump’s obsession, and Pelosi’s

Featured image Notes taken by a high-ranking Trump administration DOJ official in late 2020 record Trump urging him to “just say the election was corrupt [and] leave the rest to me.” Washington Post anti-Trumpers Devlin Barrett and Josh Dawsey say the notes “illustrate how far the president was willing to go to prevent Joe Biden from taking office.” The notes show no such thing. They raise the question of how far Trump »

January 6 Hearings Get Under Way

Featured image The House Select Committee that purports to investigate the “insurrection” of January 6, 2021, started holding hearings today. I don’t intend to write much about this farce, as I think it is one of the dumbest things we have seen in many years. This is true for many reasons: * We Republicans may have our faults, but if we were actually going to stage an insurrection, at least one of »

Pelosi vetoes Jordan; McCarthy pulls GOP from “select” committee

Featured image Yesterday, I wrote about Kevin McCarthy’s picks for the select subcommittee to investigate the events of January 6 of this year. McCarthy made five selections, including Jim Jordan. It was far from clear that Nancy Pelosi would consent to Jordan serving on the committee, and she wasted little time in vetoing the Ohio Republican. She also nixed Jim Banks, another of McCarthy’s choices. McCarthy, in turn, wasted little time in »

Some questions about the deal

Featured image Joe Biden blundered bigtime when he said he won’t sign the compromise infrastructure bill unless Democrats in Congress first pass his social spending priorities through reconciliation. As I noted at the time, Biden’s statement opened the door for Republicans who had announced their support for the compromise bill to walk away from that commitment, since there is no compromise when the Democrats take some of what they want through agreement »

Nancy Pelosi’s white privilege

Featured image Nancy Pelosi’s father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., was mayor of Baltimore during the 1950s. Like most politicians of that era — including the two most influential ones, President Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson — D’Alesandro did not want to burn his bridges with either side of the civil rights divide. (The exceptions to this rule tended to be from the deep south or the firmly liberal north.) Thus, D’Alesandro’s record on race »

Don’t investigate this

Featured image The Washington Post reports that “momentum is stalling amid congressional efforts to swiftly investigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.” Good. The Democrats want to use the riot for political purposes. They hope, with assistance from the always-obliging media, to present it as the tip of an insurrectionary iceberg spearheaded by hardcore Trump supporters. To this end, Nancy Pelosi favors a 9/11 style commission. She would like this »