Trump delivers another stunning blow to Pelosi
President Trump, before he was president, must have spent a lot of time studying Nancy Pelosi; I say this because he has her had number from inauguration day, and is delivering the body punch slamming of a lifetime in recent rounds.
His pattern, now becoming recognizable, is to first throw a “jab” with a tweet AIMED at a Democratic Party platform plank Trump has identified as a weakness in the Overton Window.
This “jab” is a set-up punch; he wants the media, the Democratic Party leaders and his political opponents inside his own Party to react to this punch. In fact, the jab is meaningless if the Nancy Pelosi’s of the world — and the Jeff Flake’s — don’t react.
Trump’s gamble here – in every single one of these encounters — is that he has correctly identified the REAL size and shape of the Overton window on the issues he chooses – and that the MEDIA’s intense interest and illumination — of this heretofore unknown gap — will eventually grow his base. So far anyway, that is exactly what is happening.
What is the Overton Window? Overton, working for a political think tank in Michigan pioneered the idea that statements made in the “window” of accepted thought will not be attacked, but ideas outside of the window, will be, the problem is, of course, the window moves. This tidbit by Rinzini from The Hill goes into it a little bit:
Donald Trump has skillfully manipulated the national media using the Overton window by discovering that the accepted boundaries of where the window lies on the right is not where the window actually is.
His statements attacking the post-WWII political consensus were outside the generally accepted understanding of the position of the Overton window on freer trade, freer immigration and the need to transfer some national sovereignty to supranational organizations such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organization, which the western political elites have advocated for over 70 years as necessary to avoid a third world war, which would be fought among nuclear armed states.
The national media pounced on some of his comments attacking these pillars of globalization as being outside the realm of respectable political speech and widely publicized those controversial statements thinking that it would bury his political career.
Instead we discovered that Trump gained votes and support for vocalizing those positions.
By stating positions outside the political window, which the media thought would bury his campaign, a New York Times analysis shows that Trump earned over $2 billion in free media exposure during the crucial part of the primary season, despite spending only $10 million of campaign funds.
His nearest rival, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, had just $313 million of free media exposure while spending $22 million of campaign funds.
What Trump discovered is that a majority of people in the United States are against globalization: while it has kept the peace and avoided the horror of global nuclear war, free trade and free immigration have lowered the wages of the working class and middle class across all the developing nations.
But just knowing this crucial fact about the disenfranchised Democratic blue-collar demo would not have gotten Trump elected.
He had TO know it, and Pelosi had to NOT know it, AND Trump had to trick the media, the pundits, and a huge number of average Americans into closely examining the difference between his position on these critical “Blue” issues and the Democratic Party’s position.
Hence the Trump tweet “jab”.
Hillary did not take the “jab” bait – which then opens you up to the Trump right cross — nearly as often as Pelosi does. That’s why Trump had to claw and scratch for every vote, Hillary hid behind scripted events, with supporter/staff audiences, and as result, only rarely tripped up on the Trump jabs.
As a result, Hillary would have beaten Trump if she’d been a candidate WITHOUT — even half the nasty political baggage — she brought from her time at State and the Clinton Foundation. She lost, but mostly because she beat herself by leaving such a huge crumb trail to her criminal behavior.
Nancy Pelosi on the other hand, looks like a fighter with his bell rung and the lights twinkling out. At least 5 times during the Russia thing, Trump would jab, Pelosi would attack, and then BAM, the counter punch lands and Pelosi HAD to back track.
Think about that statement because it represents a licking like the “Mayor’s Daughter” has never experienced. She just doesn’t normally lose. The Party does of course, her reign has been ruinous, but her hold on power through thick and thin while this precipitous decline has occurred, has been almost absolute.
This was not an accident. Pelosi developed a formula for over-fund raising (directly abusing her Congressional powers in most instances) and then using those surplus funds to propel the campaigns of colleagues she then grooms into her base. It’s like Scientology, she helps them get elected, but they are not allowed to stray from her narrative from that DAY forward.
Pelosi is also a ruthless, narcissistic, powerful, and utterly fearless politician. She isn’t afraid of anyone or anything and as a result, cannot be coerced, bribed, threatened, muscled, even sweet-talked.
It’s her way or the highway and I’ll let you in on a little “tell” that displays how true that is. The Democratic Party platform and narrative are complex, ever-changing things, and I have noticed over the years, many prominent Democrats, like Hillary herself, had important places where their agenda, positions, speech’s, and thinking — DIFFERED from the narrative.
This is NEVER true of Pelosi and the only way this could be true, was if she was the AUTHOR of said Democratic Party narrative. For the same reasons actually, I believe she shared this duty with then President Obama.
But Trump is a different kind of opponent than she has ever faced.
He knows the media will take her screeching overreaction — to whichever one of his initial tweets triggers her – and issue a magnified response.
This is her counter-punch, and traditionally this was the END of the fight for Pelosi, she was that good. But Pelosi has slipped and slipped badly. Maybe because of age, or too much plastic surgery (seriously, anesthesia brain), she hasn’t caught on yet, these counter-punches’s, thrown toward Trump — are always DEFINED then, by Trump’s initial jab.
In other words, at this early point in the sequence, Trump – even while coming under fire from the initial withering assault of the combined MSM – is still controlling the narrative.
Fast forward a week or two, a month or two, or even a year or two, and we find Trump’s opponents, conspicuously being forced to apologize and/or CHANGE their position, and worst of all for them, they are having to do it under a camera’s glare – because they created one. Ouch.
The example below of Nancy Pelosi eating crow, humble pie and a mountain of her own shit all mixed together – is a great example of a Trump right cross to the face Pelosi INVITED by defending thugs, communists, terrorists, and criminals — people so mentally filthy, they need to wear masks to practice their brand of politics.
She quietly defended this trash until the president flushed her out with a Trump “jab”, a punch she should see coming by now, but for some reason, does not.
After the full frontal assault she orchestrated over Trump’s Charlottesville remarks, this Pelosi collapse looks complete – as described in a statement below, that her own office released today.
Remember, she doesn’t fear Trump, the press, the law, God, she feels above virtually everyone – Pelosi would only humiliate herself and release a statement like this — essentially verifying EVERYTHING the President said – for one reason. Her only weak spot, her Achilles heel, THE only place she feels fear anything anymore – is in her privately contracted internal, secret, polling numbers.
And for this statement below, and other signs of capitulation she and Schumer are displaying — to be happening — those secret numbers must be so bad, so horrid, she must be looking at a mid-term catastrophe, a wipe-out of biblical proportions, a handover of complete Senate control, not just to Republicans, but pro Trump Republicans.
This is hardly the path to impeachment, admitting the President is right.
Read it and weep, Nancy Pelosi condemning AntiFa:
San Francisco — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement denouncing the violent protests carried out this weekend in Berkeley, California:
“Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts.
The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.
“In California, as across all of our great nation, we have deep reverence for the Constitutional right to peaceful dissent and free speech.
Non-violence is fundamental to that right.
Let us use this sad event to reaffirm that we must never fight hate with hate, and to remember the values of peace, openness and justice that represent the best of America.”
Think about what this statement really means.
Pelosi does not believe she can quietly slink away and twist words and come out on top like usual. She knows she needs to REVERSE her position PUBLICLY, or maybe, just maybe, even she is finally vulnerable. This happened in her backyard, Berkeley, and her normal supporters, blind to her lies, are calling her out. They were there. Ouch, ouch, ouch. Time to go Nancy.