Described by the New York Post as “defiant – and possibly delusional,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday insisting that Americans don’t want to change direction despite her party’s surprising losses at the polls last month, including the race for the White House.
Here’s what she said, which is getting plenty of attention:
“Well, I don’t think people want a new direction. Our values unify us and our values are about supporting America’s working families. That’s one that everyone is in agreement on. What we want is a better connection of our message to working families in our country, and that clearly in the election showed that that message wasn’t coming through. But we are united in terms of the security of our country, which is our first responsibility. To be smart and strong and not reckless in how we protect the American people, strong in how we protect our economy.”
Pelosi is the woman who infamously stated back in 2010 while discussing the Affordable Health Care Act pushed by President Barack Obama, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.”
She comes from a state where there is now a movement to secede from the United States because Donald Trump won the presidential election. Before Golden State political warriors go too far with that, they might want to read some history about what happened the last time states wanted to secede.
California once was the magnet that drew people ravaged and ruined by the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. Now, with its far leftward tilt, many conservatives think it is more of a laughingstock.
Back on Nov. 30, the Los Angeles Times ran a piece by Michael Hiltzik in which it was noted that voters approved more gun control laws and legalized marijuana. The story quoted “progressive billionaire” Tom Steyer, who asserted that Trump will be bad for California.
“It’s impossible to look at the Trump campaign and not see a direct threat to the civil liberties and dignity of California citizens,” he said.
California’s beleaguered gun owners might argue that the state’s gun control laws are more of a “direct threat” to their civil liberties than anything Trump might do after he takes office. As for the dignity of California citizens, they are the same people who continue sending Pelosi back to Congress.