House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) proved once again that there she is the undisputed champion when it comes to seeing only what she wants to see on Tuesday when she spoke to NPR host Michel Martin about the ongoing destruction plaguing dozens of American cities. Pelosi assured Martin that while there’s been a little bit of violence scattered throughout the country, the protests were “by and large” totally peaceful and appropriate.
Not sure where she’s getting her news from, but we have to assume it’s from the same place she discovered the Grand Russian Conspiracy Theory.
“Just when we thought we had seen it all with this President, last night he crossed another threshold of undermining our democracy,” Pelosi said. “That the federal forces would be used to disperse a crowd using billy clubs and tear gas, that takes us to the status of banana republic, to make way for the President to come out. And to threaten them all while deploying the U.S. military.”
“I was going to ask you about that because there–the fact is, there has been violence in cities across the country,” said Martin. “Do you feel that the President’s threats to call out the military are warranted and, if not, is there anything Congress can or should do?”
“I don’t think the President calling out the military are warranted,” she said, of course. “I think that there, by and large, have been peaceful demonstrations in large numbers across the country. There has been some violence and there is no place for that in any of our expressions of concern that the American people want to make. And violence must be addressed. But there’s no reason for the U.S. military to be called out for this.”
So let’s try to hold these two ideas in our head simultaneously: Police are racist and out of control and they have proven to be incapable (either through mandate or capability) to quell the violent unrest in many American cities. On the other hand, that’s all we can do, and there’s no need to get the military involved. If we’re reading into this correctly, that means that we should all just step aside, let the rioters do whatever they’re going to do, and then pick up the pieces when and if they ever finish the job. We assume this will require another trillion dollar stimulus package from Congress.
Anyone still voting for Democrats at this point is either wildly ignorant or profoundly deranged.