The exchange you are about to read, between George Stephanopoulos – a lifelong Democrat and former Clinton Chief Of Staff) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (a lifelong Democrat and current Speaker of the House)is real.
It took place on yesterday’s Good Morning America show, during a discussion of House Judiciary Committee chairperson adam schiff’s 100% made-up version of the telephone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky:
PELOSI: “I want the American people to know what that phone call was about. I want them to hear, it. So yeah [the parody’s] fair. It’s sad, but it’s using the president’s own words.”
STEPHANOPOULOS: “Those weren’t the president’s words, it was an interpretation of the president’s words. They’re saying he made this up.”
PELOSI: “He did not make it up.”
Nancy Pelosi lied.
It is as easily checkable a lie as you will ever find, since the transcript of that call is available on countless websites and anyone can see schiff invented the dialogue. In fact, when challenged by a Republican house member schiff grudgingly admitted as much himself, calling it “at least in part parody”.
But to Nancy Pelosi, the fact schiff made up Trump’s words is not important. Because she is counting on you being too stupid and too ignorant to know it.
The sad fact is that, more and more, the Democrat Party, as it lurches further left and further into the identity politics abyss, requires that you be stupid and ignorant.
Because if you are stupid and ignorant, you won’t challenge her claim that schiff accurately conveyed what Trump said…
…just as you won’t challenge Elizabeth Warren’s “free everything for everybody” program, at an estimated cost of over $90 trillion dollars that she cannot explain how to pay for…
… or how her party can claim it favors border security when the major candidates not only demand open borders, but several want to give illegals free health care when they cross into the country….
…etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
Personally, I have never registered with a political party in my life. I have voted for many Democrats and many Republicans from local office right up to the presidency. I want, and believe, the country needs, two vibrant, viable political parties.
But today’s Democrat Party, under the “leadership” of Nancy Pelosi….or, more accurately, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her self-self-segregated, no Whites/no men, “squad”, are less and less one of those parties.
For the sake of what used to be mainstream Democrats, and the country as a whole, I hope this reverses, and the party comes back to some modicum of sanity. But, as of now – other than getting creamed in the next election and recognizing it as a wake-up call – I don’t see a short-term path to that happening.
More on this in subsequent blogs.