Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
This may seem distant to many people, but there was a time when Nancy Pelosi held onto some sense of responsibility as a leader in the Democrat party. Sure, she’s always been a left-winger from San Francisco, but when it came to issues like war and freedom, she could at least look past partisanship in those moments.
Those days are long gone, as her party has been fully inundated by pure delusion surrounding the presidency of Donald Trump. For her part, Pelosi is more than happy to make the shift as well, shedding all sense of commonality with American ideals in order to parrot whatever AOC’s hand up her back mouths.
The latest example of this comes courtesy of the Sunday shows this morning, where Pelosi finally managed to give a statement about the tens of thousands risking their lives by protesting the regime in Iran. Unable to simply say she supports the demonstrations and freedom for the oppressed, the House Speaker went with this take instead.
Nancy Pelosi dismisses protests in Iran against regime, "different reasons why people are in the street"
Sad. It shouldn’t be this difficult. pic.twitter.com/xa9oOKrRSY
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 12, 2020
There’s only one moral, correct answer when asked about the Iranian protests – that you stand with them and their fight to cast off the Islamist regime they suffer under. But Nancy Pelosi can’t even manage that. She’s so eaten up with partisanship that she’s more concerned about giving Trump a “win” than doing what’s obviously right.
At first, she tries to spin the latest protests as only being about the plane being shot down, not that such would make them any less legitimate. But that’s obviously not true when they are chanting for the death of Khameini and protecting American flags.
Pelosi then tries to draw an equivalency between the current demonstrations and the “mourning” that took place for Soleimani. Citing that as a counter to the question about the anti-Mullah protestors is just gross. Newsflash, Iran is a dictatorship. They closed down businesses and schools and called a national period of mourning when Soleimani was killed. You know what you do in that case when you live under a murderous regime? You go mourn. That’s in no way comparable to these students risking their lives to call for the downfall of the Mullahs.
Even past all the details, the interviewer pointedly asked her if she supports the current protests. She simply dodges and refuses to do so because she’s allowed herself to become a political coward, subject to the whim of her base. This isn’t hard but Democrats can’t even pass this simple test.
Trump has broken these people and it’s all the more reason they can’t be allowed to regain power in 2020.