Democrats have systematically destroyed the United States with their liberal policies. And yet the continue to blame our woes on Donald Trump.
But Pelosi took it a step further, calling Trump policies elephant poop. I kid you not.
However, I say this. If Pelosi is looking for elephant dung, she might wanna read the Democrat play book. It’s chocked full of sh*t and has been for decades.
Ironically, Pelosi was referring to coronavirus relief when she made the pathetic assertation.
As Fox News tells us:
“Because we want to have an agreement we can come to negotiation, and we can do it now but what’s the difference, a few days, except we can have it before the election, which we want it as soon as possible,” Pelosi said. “And I certainly want it because I don’t want to have to be sweeping after this dumpings of this elephant as we go into a new presidency in a few short months.”
Pelosi was unclear whether her use of “elephant” was a general reference to Republicans, or if she meant President Trump in particular. Fox News reached out to Pelosi’s office for clarification of her statement, but they did not immediately respond.
Pelosi spent much of the interview talking about negotiations between Democrats and Republicans over the next pandemic response package, saying they have 48 hours to reach a deal in order to pass legislation before November’s election. She claimed that when administration officials said Democrats agreed to language for a testing plan, this was not entirely accurate.
“On this subject where we have agreement, we don’t have agreement on the language yet, but I’m hopeful,” Pelosi said. She said that the administration changed terms like “requirements” to “recommendations,” and “plan” to “strategy,” and “shall” to “may.”
“When you say ‘may’ you’re giving the president a slush fund,” Pelosi claimed. ” He may do this, he may grant, he may withhold.”
Judging by the History
Dr. Phil has a little saying I like to live by. He says, “the best indicator of future behavior is past behavior.” Apply this to Congress, and we know who is more likely to misappropriate stimulus funds.
Democrats took the first stimulus bill as an oppurtunity to pack the legislation with things that weren’t even part of the covid crisis.
Here are a few examples:
— New tax credits for solar and wind energy.
— Increased collective bargaining and other sops for labor.
— Required same-day voter registration and early voting.
— Publication of corporate pay statistics and race statistics for all corporate boards.
— $300 million apiece for the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment of the Humanities.
— $35 million for the John F. Kennedy Center of Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
The final bill even gave congress a pay raise. Some will argue that it wasn’t a raise, exactly. But the wording went like this: The CARES Act provides $25 million in funding “for necessary expenses of the House of Representatives to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus, to be allocated in accordance with a spend plan submitted to the Committee of Appropriations of the House of Representatives.”
TomAto, TomOto, either way congress made sure they weren’t hit hard by covid. I’d like to see how many average Americans were giving a budget to adapt to telecommuting and make up for other miscellaneous hardships created by the pandemic.
Still Out of Touch
No matter how you slice it, we’re still going to need another round of stimulus to get our wheels rolling again. It’s not ideal, but our economy took an unprecendented hit when mainstream America decided to buy into quarantining the entire country.
While, in some cities, this strategy was useful, there are just as many places where it didn’t have any positive impact. Only economic ruin.
I have a good friend in Seattle, and we’ve compared notes a few times. He lives in a place where the virus was spreading like the plague, and shutting down was essential to managing things.
Sidenote: my mom explained this to me, and I now better understand what went on. The quarantine wasn’t just to keep people from getting sick. Eventually, we will have to face this virus. But it gave hospitals and the government time to put supplies in place for such a fast-spreading illness. This quarantine wasn’t due to the seriousness of the illness. It was a logistics buffers, if that makes sense to you.
Back to my Seattle friend. He was shocked when I shared selfies, as I was out and about in the world. I go to see my daughter sing, or watch my boys play football, and yes, my face is bare in public. We had to agree to disagree, but not before I reminded him that I live in a different world. I’m not fighting off the crowds or coughing on my neighbors.
Seattle policies make no sense in Small Town, Texas. But Pelosi can’t seem to grasp the concept. She wants a “national plan” that eliminates the input of local government. It’s a fundamental difference between the right and the left. Liberals want the Federal Government to have all the power. Whereas Republicans understand the importance of Sate and Local Government. This debate is a partisan polarizer. Who should really be in charge?
It’s a tough question to answer, but I know one thing for sure. Pelosi should never be on the list of leaders we can trust.