I’ve lost sight of Pelosi’s end game.
Most of the time, when I predict things months and years in advance, and people want to know how to do that — one thing I teach — is to look for the other person’s end game.
Most people, even very different people, have some idea of where they are going, what they are doing, who they are, and what systems and/or people they believe in. If you know these things about another person, it isn’t hard to figure out what they will do and/or say, a very large percentage of the time. For example, politicians from both parties and every different personality type nevertheless generally conform to a certain forward-looking code of behavior, which is an ostensible reflection of what the voter will think, or can be counted on to think.
And for years, without liking her politics one bit, I’ve been able to accurately predict what Nancy Pelosi would do and/or say next, and part of that was the clarity of her end game. She truly idolized and worshipped at the Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama political and personal trough/altar and the great distance those two heroes have fallen — so fast — I believe, has unmoored her.
That, and having to fight tooth and nail against Donald J. Trump, a competitor the like of which, Nancy never saw coming. She respected his money and power during his developer days — but never even gave a thought to the idea that he could what she does — wield real power — and do it better than her.
This has blown her mind, and she can’t get it back. I know this because her statements and actions have flown apart, she isn’t demonstrating loyalty to some end game anymore, it’s as if she’s driving toward a known cliff and accelerating.
The next year should be very interesting.