Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had a lot to bark about when it comes to reporters asking what she deems silly questions. It all began when a reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle asked, “Do you have any regrets about not bringing the House back in August to keep the flame lit on gun violence?”
Her visible annoyance at such a pedestrian query prompted a downright snippy and confusing reply: “I’m getting very angry about the silliness of these questions. Lives are at stake. Senator McConnell is standing in the way.”
Well, it must be Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) fault. How could it have possibly been the House Democrats, who all took an extended vacation the entire month of August? Remember Pelosi on the Capitol steps lauding the accomplishments of her tribe marking 200 days this past July? So far, a scant 39 bills have been sent to the Oval Office, with only 29 of them being enacted into law – and only 18 have originated in the lower chamber.
Woohoo, let’s grab a cocktail and hit the pool. Never mind the only subject House Dems have discussed in 200 plus days is Russia and how to impeach a president because he is uncontrollable by the elitists.
Just Blame it on McConnell
Pelosi, at times, sticks to the approved script, sounding lucid and in control of her chaotic and splintered Democratic Party. Let’s face a hard reality – Nancy is in an unenviable position, trying to strike a balance between the extreme radical wing and the elite old guard. As frustrating as that job is these days, labeling the question of gun control as “silliness” was not a great start. But the madam’s seasoned political mind soon after sparked to life:
“We did our job. The Senate was supposed to come back. Why don’t you all get that straight? And if you are annoyed with my impatience, it’s because people are dying because Senator McConnell hasn’t acted. Why don’t you go ask him if he has any regrets for all the people who died because he hasn’t acted?”
Now McConnell is the latest Republican to be labeled a mass murderer. Seriously, this party appears a tad desperate lately, and according to the good senator from Kentucky, Pelosi is full of bologna and her claims are pure fiction. McConnell indicated that the White House was working up legislation that the president would actually sign – and he is adamant about not sending anything to the Oval Office that ends up in the first family’s recycling bin.
McConnell responded to Pelosi’s accusation of negligence by saying that until the president gives a thumbs-up, “all this is … is theatrics. These horrendous shootings, in my opinion, deserve a response. I hope we can get something that can actually become the law of the United States of America.”
As Messages Go …
The “Squad” is bringing anti-Semitism and hate to the hallowed halls, presidential candidates on the American-flagless debate stage appear too old, addled, or straight-up insane, and the most significant issue Congress spent time discussing proved to be, in fact, a witch hunt.
Poor Nancy must be exhausted. Most near-octogenarians are already at the pool, having retired from the rat race, an umbrella cocktail in hand. Maybe that’s why she called gun control a silly question: She’s just pooped out. Or perhaps that crafty old McConnell is right – draft something the president will sign – or maybe the question just caught her off guard.