Robert Knight Posted: Feb 18, 2020
Remember that giant gavel that Nancy Pelosi carried in triumph across Capitol Hill after the House voted for Obamacare in 2010?
You know, the one that looked like a croquet mallet?
During the State of the Union address last week, she looked bereft without it as she chewed her lip, gauging the distance between her and Mr. Trump. It would have been so quick and easy. And who could have blamed her? Certainly none in the media. They would instantly have discovered all sorts of mitigating circumstances.
But, not having her mallet handy, she settled for ripping up her copy of his speech.
As political theater, it was enough to impress the “Squad,” who attended the event in their white uniforms along with other progressive women congresspersons. Their ringleader, New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, famed for her anti-cow, socialist Green New Deal, was a no-show.
Why they chose white is a mystery, unless they were 1) trying to convey virginal innocence to contrast with Mr. Trump’s famous coarseness, or 2) they were mimicking the real heroines of Cuba’s Ladies in White who resist the island’s communist regime (no, they’d be for Castro), or 3) they’re all racists.
In any case, rumors are floating about a second impeachment attempt, based on “new” evidence uncovered by the Democrats’ ongoing mugging of the Trump Administration.
You can say this about them; they’re like a Rottweiler with a bone, even when they’ve got nothing. Who else could have dragged out the Russian collusion fiasco for nearly three years? The real scandal is the politicized FBI’s lying by omission to the FISA court so they could spy on the Trump campaign in 2016. Shouldn’t that be actionable?
Likewise, the Dems still deny that the Russian collusion investigation was centered on the discredited Steele “dossier” full of racy stories about Mr. Trump. Never mind the official confirmation that it was the linchpin of the probe and was concocted by Russian agents and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC. No scandal here.