The political class is holding a political funeral for Pelosi whose House majority couldn’t be salvaged by ballot harvesters because Orthodox Jews in New York, Asians in California and a bunch of other voters rebelled against the crime, violence and corruption.
But Pelosi, who had repeatedly broken promises about stepping down from the leadership, was hedging her bets like a good election denier until the end.
And yet the ballot harvesters could not save her.
“When I think of Nancy Pelosi, I think of dignity,” Joe Biden, who has the natural dignity of an overturned tortoise with a hairpiece, gushed.
“History will note her as the most consequential Speaker of the House of Representatives in history – she is first, last, and always for the people. America owes her a debt of gratitude for her service, patriotism, and dignity.”
I know that Biden hasn’t heard of Henry ‘The Great Compromiser’ Clay because it wasn’t in a paper he plagiarized.
But it’s still embarrassing. Long-serving is not the same thing as being accomplished. And House Speakers in general as a breed, in modern times, are generally undistinguished for a reason.
“Speaker Nancy Pelosi will go down as one of most accomplished legislators in American history—breaking barriers, opening doors for others, and working every day to serve the American people,” Obama bloviated.
The only reason Pelosi was ever in that position was because she was a conduit to Bay Area donors. And they’re the ones financing the party.
The two top Dem legislative officials, Pelosi and Schumer, represent the two respective geographic financial epicenters, San Francisco and New York.
Pelosi had no particular skills and needed few except the crucial one of keeping the cash flowing.
It’s a long way from Henry Clay.