Nancy Pelosi’s 73, but she sounded like a love-struck 15-year-old rhapsodizing about President Obama during an interview Thursday.
Or dementia’s setting in early.
In an interview headlined “Nancy Pelosi Unplugged,” the Democratic leader from San Francisco told Politico there’s only one reason anyone couldn’t like her Barack: They’re just jealous.
“You know why it is,” she said. “You know why it is. He’s brilliant, … he thinks in a strategic way in how to get something done … and he’s completely eloquent. That’s a package that they don’t like.”
Actually, his brilliance is doubtful. And Pelosi could only by right about the strategic thinking part if by thinking strategically she means means making a fool of yourself and your country while brilliantly tricking the president of Russia into assuming a leading role in the Middle East.
And eloquent? She’s talking about the the “you-didn’t-build-that” guy, right?
Later in the interview, Pelosi reprised the theme of Barack-the-Way-too-Good-for-those-House-Republicans theme.
They just don’t understand him, she said.
“He has been … open, practically apolitical, certainly nonpartisan, in terms of welcoming every idea and solution,” Pelosi said. “I think that’s one of the reasons the Republicans want to take him down politically, because they know he is a nonpartisan president, and that’s something very hard for them to cope with.”
Really, no sane person could believe that. Calling Obama nonpartisan would be like calling Madonna chaste. It not only denies how he got where he is, it denies how he’s done everything since.
Nancy didn’t always see her dreamboat this way.
Back in 2009, when Pelosi was still House speaker, she memorably hit the mute button on a conference call with Obama when the eloquent one got a little too loquacious, according to Bob Woodward’s 2012 book “The Price of Politics.” That was before loverboy’s health-care law got her party thrown out of power in the House, though, and Pelosi was responsible for getting things done.
Pelosi has since denied the incident took place, but Woodward stands by the story.
So who are you going to believe? After reading Pelosi’s interview Thursday, it’s a fair bet her grasp of reality isn’t quite the same as yours.
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