House Speaker Nancy Pelosi isn’t going to win any awards for acting. The only emotion she can seem to muster is anger from time to time and that’s the only thing she can seem to sell with honesty.
While Pelosi is known for trying to sell quite a bit of nonsense to the American people, the latest thing she tried to get us to buy are tears.
During an Mornging Joe interview on MSNBC, Pelosi was speaking as she normally does while talking about the subject of climate change as demonstrated by the California wildfires and hurricanes approaching the gulf coast. She then changed gears to the subject of the Coronavirus where she declared that “they” (meaning Republicans) have a “contempt for science.”
That’s when Pelosi, like a bad actor in a school play, suddenly shifts emotional tones. There’s no gradual lead up to the change. Her voice doesn’t crack as she tries to hold back her sorrow. Pelosi suddenly dips her head, places her hands on her chest, and begins to choke through her words.
“That’s why almost 200,000 people will lose their lives by the end of this week,” she says looking back up at the camera.
The Speaker repeats the number as if holding back tears. She then immediately switches gears back to being regular Pelosi with nary an emotion to see.
She finishes with some word salad, sans sadness.
“And that’s why their contempt for science as to what the — uh…uh — the climate crisis is.
Pelosi with an incredible emotional pivot here pic.twitter.com/iCYCxBG5lS
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) September 16, 2020
Not only is this embarrassing for Pelosi, but it’s also insulting to the viewer.
Pelosi is attempting to display the fact that she cares about the lives being lost to the Coronavirus but it’s hard to believe that given the fact that she seems okay with flagrantly disobeying the rules she herself supports. In fact, when she’s caught breaking them, she adamant that she is owed the apology. She feels she doesn’t owe one herself to anybody.
Does Pelosi actually care about the lives lost? One would hope so, but if she truly cared then she would likely direct her party to open the states back up. Not only are the states that stayed in lockdown help nothing, but their economies are crashing, people are being driven further into poverty, and suicides are skyrocketing.
The data shows that the House Speaker and the Democrats’ strategy of keeping their states in lockdown is doing more harm than good and opening up would do nothing but help. Doing so, however, would get the economy back into a good territory and since that’s the best card Trump has to play it would be disastrous for the Democrat party to have solid economic numbers coming in as well as a whole host of “I told you so’s” from the Republican party and its supporters.
If that happened, Pelosi may actually shed real tears.