Nancy Pelosi gave a victory speech the other night that swerved so hard from anything she’s ever said before, I had to play it back a few times to believe it.
She called for Unity. She called for peace with the Republicans!
She referenced the founding fathers and their dream of making us all one from many.
She specifically promised a bipartisan approach.
This was not the Pelosi I know, it wasn’t the Pelosi of old, it was just her spouting one tired platitude after another, delivered in a halting style that had me thinking she would stroke out any minute. It was a mystery really.
The Democrats ran against Donald Trump and did not run on one single idea themselves — and it appears — they didn’t even bother to think one up, in case they won and needed something to talk about.
Not sure where all this is going, but since this election did not turn out like I thought — or evidently the way she thought it would either — Pelosi must be scared, deep down real scared. The Blue Wave was so pathetic if just a few races had broken differently, less than 10 seats, she would have been the subject of the most embarrassing defeat in midterm electoral history.
The election numbers must have shocked her to her toes — because she did not come out swinging, there was no bragging, no taunting, none of the old Pelosi arrogance, it was like listening to a politician from 50 years ago, talk about the sacrifice our troops make, about apple pie and about unifying for the greater good. At times, she would halt for applause and not a single sound was heard!
I’m not making any of this up, by the way, if you have listened to Pelosi over the years like I have, this speech will really surprise you. That was the not the fiery “Mayor’s Daughter”, breathing destruction at her enemies, instead, this was like listening to an 80-year-old, Republican city council member rehearse his Lincoln day dinner address in front of a mirror, and jumbling it all up.
It’s a good thing Pelosi has raised over $750 million dollars for her comrades in Congress over the last 20 years — because if she had not done that — I don’t think a single person outside of San Francisco, would know her name.