‘Wants His Name on a Letter to Go Out With a Check in It’

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

If you look up “Trump Derangement Syndrome” in the dictionary, the first thing you’ll see is a picture of Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Yeah, I know; I’ve said the same thing about multiple TDS-riddled Democrats. Let’s just say there are a lot of pictures, there.

Anyway, during a Sunday appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” — where else? — host Jake Tapper asked Madam Speaker why House Democrats returned to Washington to only pass a stand-alone emergency funding bill for the U.S. Postal Service, vs. to also attempt to compromise with Republicans on another round of COVID-related emergency assistance for Americans hammered by the pandemic.

Fair question, right? Not in Pelosi’s TDS-riddled mind. Thing is?

Pelosi is still obsessing over the first round of paper COVID assistance checks that went out — containing Donald Trump’s signature:

“All the president wants is this one thing. He wants his name on a letter to go out with a check in it. And he doesn’t care about the rest of it, about the coronavirus funding, about the state and local, which really fund our schools.”

How can I put this delicately? What a complete crock of crap. Pelosi knows full well that Trump cares about continuing to fund research on COVID, not to mention America’s school children, and more.

However, more important to Pelosi and her House comrades are Democrat talking points and scare tactics — always their go-to — in an attempt to bamboozle low-information (I say “low,” kindly) Democrat voters into believing that evil Trump wants to destroy their lives.

Check out the nonsense she spewed after Tapper asked her a very legitimate question (bolded font, mine):

Tapper: “There are some areas of common ground between Democrats and Republicans. If you’re willing to vote on a solo post office bill, why not reach a deal on some of these other issues where there is agreement? Surely, passing something to provide relief for struggling Americans is better than nothing.”

Pelosi: “Appreciate your question. What he (Trump) put forth was bare leaves. He didn’t mention the fact that millions of children in our country are food-insecure, that millions of people on the verge of eviction, that he did nothing to address the actual coronavirus, more testing, tracing, treatment, et cetera, that they are ignoring the needs of state and local government.

“And all of this comes down to the education of our children. They don’t want to do enough for that. And what they want to do is not the right path.

“So, again, he’s putting out that to say — and, by the way, what the president has said, if you give me this, I’m not doing anything else.

“We cannot accept that, not when kids are hungry, kids want to go to school, people need housing. The list goes on. Of course, they don’t want to do anything about the election, the $25 billion that would go to the Postal Service.

“And that’s not about the elections only. It’s about the coronavirus. It’s about the nearly 100 percent of the prescriptions that go through the mail from VA for our veterans are affected by this and delayed by the actions of the Postal Service.

“So, this is an emergency, immediately. And it’s something that should be bipartisan. And it was yesterday. The public is demanding action on this now. I can’t see how the Senate can avoid it, unless they do so to their peril.

“But don’t be misled by bare crumbs [“bare crumbs”?] — and I don’t say crumbs, but the bare leaves that this administration wants to put out.

All the president wants is this one thing. He wants his name on a letter to go out with a check in it. And he doesn’t care about the rest of it, about the coronavirus funding, about the state and local, which really fund our schools.

Shocked? Me, neither. Pelosi is a master at the Democrat art of fear-mongering that her party has honed to precision over the last 60 years. Every time she goes on a ridiculous spiel like this, I’m surprised she doesn’t drag along a violinist to softly accompany her with melancholy music, as the faux drama dribbles out of her disingenuous mouth.

Pelosi insisted to Tapper “My caucus is standing together on this,” adding: “Of course, we all want the negotiations to continue, but not just what the administration wants, but what the country needs.”

Translation: “Not just what the administration wants, but what WE say the country needs.”

And what “we” said “the country needs” in the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act (Democrats have always been awesome at coming up with names for their bills that defy the reality of the bills themselves) includes:

  • a provision that would allow cannabis businesses to more easily access traditional banking and insurance services by preventing federally regulated financial institutions from being penalized for working with them
  • research be conducted on minority- and women-owned cannabis businesses
  • $250 million in grants to help reintegrate formerly incarcerated individuals into society and prevent recidivism
  • $10 million for the National Endowment for the Arts and $10 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • $71 million for the Fish and Wildlife Service, to help prevent diseases spread to humans by wildlife
  • $3.6 billion for elections
  • $10 billion for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly, Food Stamps)
  • $175 billion in rent and mortgage assistance

But in the minds of many conservatives opposed to the Democrats’ $3. 4 trillion package, the main objection is the 3.4 trillion dollars.

To that point, I wrote a piece earlier this month titled Still Bucking the System: Rand Paul Says GOP Should ‘Apologize’ to Obama — Here’s Why, in which I shared the thoughts of the Republican Senator from Kentucky about fiscal conservatism, and his chastisement of his own party for behaving like Democrats.

I included the following quote from Paul:

“So we were already running a trillion dollars short just with our normal budgetary expenses for the year. We added three trillion [with the CARES Act]. Now they’re talking about another one to two trillion. {$3.4 trillion, to be exact]

“We’re going to borrow $5 trillion in five months. I remember when conservatives complained about George W. Bush borrowing $5 trillion in eight years […]

“I’m very upset with my colleagues right now. They went eight years — they should apologize right now to President Obama for complaining that he was spending and borrowing too much. He was a piker compared to the borrowing that they’re doing now.”

To Paul’s point, while spending like drunken sailors has always been the favorite pastime of the Democrat Party, the intoxicating allure sometimes entices less-than-fiscally-responsible Republicans to join the drunken party.

Contrary to Nancy Pelosi’s faux dire warnings about starving children, forcing people out of their homes, unfunded schools, and bare crumbs — er  — bare leaves, Donald Trump and the Republicans must hold the fort. If not, there’s always that apology to Obama.

Mike Miller

Political junkie. Former senior writer and editor at Independent Journal Review. Realist. Slayer of hypocrisy. Sports lover (except for soccer, of course). Insufferable pizza snob.



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