For those of you convinced the world was going to end in twelve years due to global warming, be prepared to have your attitude adjusted. The planet will explode much sooner — in one year, in fact. And the culprit won’t be an unruly climate. It will be the re-election of Donald Trump.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suffered yet another “nervous fit” during a town hall event on CNN, claiming “civilization as we know it” might not survive another four years of President Trump.
“The damage that this administration has done to America, America’s a great country,” she blathered on. “We can sustain. Two terms, I don’t know.”
When asked about what the House could do to keep Trump in check should he win reelection, Pelosi admitted she couldn’t even bear the thought.
“Let’s not even contemplate that,” Pelosi said. “Civilization, as we know it today, is at stake in the next election, and certainly our planet,” she then added.
Knowing she’s being worked like a puppet by extremists in her party appears to be weighing on the speaker. Having to deal with provocative questions posed by the “fake media” isn’t helping either. On Thursday, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s James Rosen, who Pelosi branded “Mr. Republican Talking Points” earlier in the week, dared to ask her if she hated the president.
Despite the answer being self-evident, Pelosi lost her cool and eviscerated Rosen by invoking her Catholic faith and saying: “I don’t hate anyone. I pray for the president all the time. So don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that.”
Changing Her Tune
Following her meltdown over the word hate, Pelosi proceeded to demonstrate that the real motivation for the rush to impeach is political, declaring, “I think this president is a coward when it comes to helping our kids who are afraid of gun violence. I think that he is cruel when he doesn’t deal with helping our ‘Dreamers,’ of which we are very proud of. I think he is in denial about the climate crisis.” Then, seeming to show she had wandered a little too close to the truth while making an argument on behalf of impeachment, she added, “However, that’s about the election.”
Pelosi has journeyed far from days gone by when she tried to convince voters that Democrats had no interest in pursuing impeachment. “I’m not for impeachment,” Pelosi said just nine months ago. “Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path because it divides the country.”
There’s been nothing compelling, overwhelming, or bipartisan since then. So what changed? A shove perhaps from the Squad? In September, New York socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demanded Democrats move forward on impeachment, declaring it an “emergency.”
And, boy, did Nancy jump. She went from a level-headed assessment of needing actual impeachable evidence to dancing to the delight of Ocasio-Cortez while singing REM’s ‘It’s the End of the World As We Know It.’
Cross posted at the Mental Recession