Monday, January 7, 2019

Nancy Pelosi shows off her incredible weakness and gullibility, telling MSNBC's Joy Reid that "we're not looking for a fight" - and will, instead, be seeking "bipartisanship" and "unity" with Republicans. Unbelievable.

Above: "Down and Out," a painting by B. Braverman, while the artist was in the WPA's Federal Art Project, 1937. Today, the Democratic Party needs to punch more, and take the mat less. Image courtesy of the General Services Administration and the New Deal Gallery in Mount Morris, NY.

Gullible, naive, weak, foolish

We are frequently told that Nancy Pelosi is a fighter and a powerhouse. A few days ago, her daughter gruesomely said, "She'll cut your head off and you won't even know you're bleeding." However, her recent interview with MSNBC's Joy Reid, at Trinity University, shows her to be a weak, gullible, and perhaps even delusional congresswoman.

Speaking about political division (see video of the interview here, starting about 36:15), Pelosi said she's going to seek bipartisanship, and that there's already bipartisan support on issues like prescription drug cost, infrastructure, gun safety, protection for the "Dreamers," ending discrimination against LGBTQ, and "a number of other issues." Joy Reid, the reliable cheerleader for centrist Democrats, played her role dutifully, nodding in approval and repeatedly saying "sure" to all this nonsense. 

Either Pelosi is purposefully deceiving the public or she's utterly clueless and delusional. There is not bipartisan support or agreement on any of the issues she mentions. Anyone who has paid attention to politics and the news these past 10+ years knows that conservatives and liberals are in complete disagreement on just about every major issue in this country. Indeed, this is why major issues remain unresolved; because neither party has been able to completely overpower the other - not in Congress and not in the court of public opinion.

This sort of "reaching across the aisle" during the Obama era was a complete disaster. It led to the Democratic Party losing 1,000 political seats across the country, and ushered in the lunatic Donald Trump. It seems that the Democratic Establishment has learned nothing. Nancy Pelosi has learned nothing. How can they be so damned obtuse?

Pelosi and her ilk are leading us to the next, perhaps final slaughter; they're setting the stage for the next madman - a madman even worse than Trump. Why? Because in their efforts to appease and shake hands with the Republican Party they will accomplish nothing (because the Republican Party wants them to accomplish nothing). And the resulting stagnation will infuriate a good percentage of the electorate. They'll be angry, desperate, and they'll fall for the next authoritarian carnival barker who promises to "Make America Great Again."

Above: "Bradshaw's Twist," an etching by Frank Ominsky (1898-1981), created while he was in the WPA, ca. 1935-1943. Fighting in politics is the norm, not the exception. This will never change, because of the very nature of politics. The corporate-controlled Democratic Establishment seems to have forgotten this, and constantly tries to "reach across the aisle" to shake hands with vipers. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

We need a fire-breathing pugilist

Nancy Pelosi is perhaps well-intentioned; but she is nonetheless a political menace. The Nancy Pelosis, Hillary Clintons, and Barack Obamas of the world simply can't get it through their thick skulls: the Democratic Party needs to fight aggressively and fight dirty. They need to punch, kick, belittle, and snarl. They need to breathe fire like Daenerys Targaryen's dragons. They need to "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee," and then finish off their opponent with a series of merciless jabs, uppercuts, and roundhouses.

Republican politicians--who give endless tax breaks to the rich, while reducing the quality of life for the rest of us--need to be stomped into the ground and exposed for the sociopaths that they are. If supposed "fighter" Nancy Pelosi isn't up to the task, then she should step down and let someone else take up the leadership role. Someone with fire & fight.

Instead of reaching across the aisle, Democrats need to write up legislation that will help the American people, and then let Republicans block it, as they inevitably will (Republicans sign nothing that does not, somehow, someway, enrich the already-rich), and then broadcast those blockades every minute of every day. Show the American people how the Republican Party is damaging their lives and blocking progress.

Yes - punch, kick, elbow, clothesline, trip, spit, growl, poke in the eye and never apologize. That's how you win in politics. That's how you beat Republicans and their hideous policies.

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