Oh, you could talk about so much that was intriguing last night. Rick Scott’s big win over Bill Nelson in Florida…Ron DeSantis’ win over Andrew Gillum in the Governor’s race in that state…Claire McCaskill getting her rear handed to her in Missouri…the Dem’s taking over the House…but there was something else that I thought was the most intriguing and interesting thing I heard all night.
It was Nancy Pelosi’s speech.
IF Nancy meant what she said, which was that it was a new day in America…that Democrats were willing to work across the aisle with the Senate, and work with Donald Trump…IF there was a return to bi-partisan politics…IF there was going to be a healing process in America, and an end of the political rhetoric of hate speech that the left has spewed for the past two years…IF all of that were going to occur, there is hope for DC.
And personally, I think it’s all hogwash.
If Nancy is telling me that she, and she alone is willing to forego “revenge politics” that the left has been screaming about for two years, how they were going to “impeach 45” and open up hearings on Russian collusion, and do a rectal exam the likes of which Brett Kavanaugh has never seen before, I’m all for it, and I welcome her back to humanity. But in the background, I also heard someone named Maxine Waters (who Nancy will certainly have to sit on) screaming about how she is going to fight every day to “impeach 45”, and will never quit. THAT is just the divisive politics that will lose the Dem’s the House, the White House, and continue a Republican stronghold in both the Senate and the federal court system in 2020. THAT is not what Nancy Pelosi said last night!
OK, so do I believe her? Nope. Not for a minute. Nancy Pelosi says one thing and usually doesn’t make sense. Last night she made sense. She was clear, concise, and actually sounded like a politician that cared more about the people she served than she did about the power she hoped to wield. It was not the Nancy Pelosi that I’ve come to know over the past 12 years, and being a consistency guy, that bothers me.
I wonder what schemes she’s cooking up. I wonder how long the Dems IF they do follow her lead, will go before they revert back to what they always do. I wonder how long it will be before Adam Schiff opens up hearings into Russian collusion, Donald Trump’s past income taxes, Brett Kavanaugh (even though everyone except Ford that came through has been completely embarrassed and had to recant their accusations).
No, I’m sorry. I see gridlock in DC, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The only thing the Dems winning the House back will do is energize the Republican base for 2020. It gives Donald Trump a demon to run against. It’s tough to run against a demon when you own everything…and the Republicans did. It will show a group that is so angry that they will mean to resist and circumvent reality in order to try and pin how illegitimate Trump’s presidential win in 2016 was. These are people living in the past, not looking toward the future.
And for the rest of the country? Politics is cyclical. The pendulum had swung so far to the right under Obama and his misguided leadership that it had to come back the other way. Don’t worry…the GOP actually came out of this better than I really thought they would.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!