On the surface this seems like a badly missed opportunity. House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters that if Hillary Clinton had won the presidential election last November that she would have retired from Congress. The reality is keeping crazy-ass Pelosi on in a powerless role for the democrats is far better than having Hillary Clinton in an actual position of power. In terms of trade-offs, we are actually blessed to have Pelosi still around.
Politico reports that Pelosi spoke to reporters on Friday:
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is publicly declaring what she’s been saying privately since after the election: Had Hillary Clinton won the presidency, the longtime Democratic leader was planning to ditch Congress.
“If Hillary had won, I was ready to go home,” said Pelosi.
Pelosi told some colleagues behind closed doors last month that she had intended to retire had Clinton won… And sources close to Pelosi said she’s made similar comments to members “many times” privately. But her remarks to reporters [on Friday] is one of the first times she’s made the declaration publicly.
And then there is this gem:
“None of us thought Hillary would win. We all knew she would win. It was really shocking that somebody like Donald Trump could be president of the United States. … But anyway, that motivated me to stay,” said Pelosi.
It wasn’t just Trump that motivated Pelosi to stay on, she also stated it was to protect ObamaCare, which is kind of ironic if you consider that democrats have no power in Washington in large part because of ObamaCare. Then there’s the fact that she and her party are neutered and can’t possibly protect it, so who knows what she’s talking about? She certainly doesn’t.
“If she were there, then I would not worry about that,” Pelosi said about Hillary and ObamaCare.
Speaking of ObamaCare, Pelosi also sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan complaining about the Republican ObamaCare repeal and replacement plan.
“The American people and Members have a right to know the full impact of this legislation before any vote in Committee or by the whole House,” wrote Pelosi.
Now if you remember back when she and the democrats controlled the House and rammed ObamaCare through with out reading it, she said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
So, yes, Nancy Pelosi is a lunatic and completely full of shit, but we are lucky to have her. The alternative of having Hillary Clinton as president would have been much worse. Hillary would have stacked the Supreme Court with liberal Justices, rolled back gun rights, raised taxes, killed jobs, enabled terrorists, opened our borders, and plunged us into a depression.
With Pelosi, she has absolutely no power so all she really does it publicly make a fool out of herself and her party. With her having engineered the demise of the democrats, it’s actually kind of nice to know that she is still here running the ship into the ground.