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Nancy Pelosi stutters, garbles words while attempting to attack GOP
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) gave yet another stumbling and bumbling critique of the Republican Party agenda during a Wednesday press conference. In a garbled speech filled with unexpected starts and stops, stuttered half-steps and completely incoherent phrases, Pelosi sought to undermine the GOP platform while emphasizing her own party’s commitment to social programs.
Another bizarre spectacle
When the press conference was over, however, Pelosi succeeded only in embarrassing herself and raising doubts about her capacity to lead the Democratic Party forward in a country that has witnessed a complete Republican takeover under her anemic leadership. Watch below:
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Pelosi was difficult to follow during her brief interaction with reporters on Wednesday, beginning her speech by denouncing the conservative tax reform bill. The California socialite cited now familiar — and completely inaccurate — arguments against tax cuts which are expected to benefit 80 percent of U.S. taxpayers this year.
“As we all know that the, uh, the, um, the Republicans have this tax cuts for the rich,” she began, struggling to find words that were not scripted for her in advance.
Pelosi’s face began spasming uncontrollably as she continued. “Eighty three percent of the benefits going to the top 1 percent, 86 million middle-class American families will be paying, uh, more taxes in the life, of, of the bill, and, what’s important is it increases the deficit when you add in interest on the national, uh, on the uh, tax cut for the cor— corporate to over two, uh, two trillion dollars added to the deficit,” she finally finished.
Besides being almost completely incomprehensible, the minority leader’s muddled and disjointed monologue was deceptively misleading and resoundingly false. Pelosi first referenced the “86 million middle-class American families” during a similarly garbled speech last month. Then, as now, she was wrong; there are only a total of 126 million American households, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, and only 46 percent of those qualified as middle income in 2013.
Additionally, Pelosi’s contention that 83 percent of the cuts apply to the top 1 percent of taxpayers is a specious overstatement. Considering that the same top 1 percent of earners carry the success of the U.S. economy on their shoulders and personally pay about half of all federal taxes, it makes complete sense that the lion’s share of cuts would affect this demographic.
Moving on, Pelosi revealed the Democratic Party strategy for the future by repeatedly emphasizing the left’s commitment to social welfare programs. When she could get the words out, Pelosi repeated them often and emphatically in a transparent attempt to compel Americans to associate these buzzwords with the Democratic Party.
“I always like to have, uh, sessions with college students, high school students and the rest to hear what they think about the future,” she said, referring to a base of reliably Democratic voters.
“And when they talk about what some of their priorities are, they, they most always talk about Medicare and Soc— Medicaid and Social Security,” Pelosi claimed.
Pelosi isn’t just speculating here. The “Me Me Me Generation” is more likely to live with their parents at age 18 to 29 than with a spouse, and 40 percent believe that they should be promoted every two years regardless of their work performance.
As Pelosi continued, she revealed her party’s hand. “And we’re going to defend Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security,” Pelosi blurted. “I can’t say those three names, uh, uh, those pillars, uh, en— enough.”
Representing one of the most liberal districts in America since 1987, Pelosi is an undoubtedly experienced — if unpolished — politician. As a result, she knows the power of “effective frequency,” or repeating certain terms or phrases until their familiarity makes them more believable to listeners.
Medicare, Medicaid and social security. It appears that the Democratic Party is staking their future on these three social entitlements. Having alienated white, working class voters with identity politics that succeed only in reinforcing racial divisions, the left is determined to find a new way forward.
Unfortunately, they have chosen a spokeswoman who is increasingly difficult to understand and prone to bizarre conversational lapses, promising to turn the Big Blue Wave into a Gigantic Blue Bust.
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