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Nate Jackson / November 4, 2019

Pelosi’s Empty Warning to Her Party

Don’t go too far left, she says … while leading her party ever further to the extreme left.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a message for Democrats: Rein in the unbridled run to the left. However, much like Barack Obama’s hypocritical lecture on “cancel culture,” Pelosi’s message rings hollow because of her sizable role in Democrats’ dramatic leftward shift.

“What works in San Francisco does not necessarily work in Michigan,” the San Francisco Democrat said. Pelosi offered a rebuttal to “progressives” like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren hawking socialist policies, saying, “As a left-wing San Francisco liberal I can say to these people: ‘What are you thinking?’” She insists many in her party are “unhappy with me for not being a socialist.”

“Remember November,” she added. “You must win the Electoral College.”

A few thoughts. First, Pelosi is the (arguably reluctant) leader of the impeachment coup attempt, a charade she attempted to legitimize with the veneer of guiding process rules — passed on a party-line vote. Impeaching a duly elected president over what amounts to general derangement over his victory is about as left-wing as it gets.

Second, Pelosi perhaps realizes that Medicare for All isn’t popular with the overall American electorate, but she rammed ObamaCare through Congress on a party-line vote a decade ago. As we have long argued, ObamaCare was designed as a beachhead for single-payer government healthcare. That it took only a few years before Democrat presidential candidates were pushing for single-payer is, to the far Left, a feature of ObamaCare, not a bug. Pelosi cannot claim ignorance of that strategy, however restrained she publicly claims to be.

The same goes for climate change. Pelosi may deride “the green dream, or whatever they call it,” but her party insists “the science is settled” that humans are destroying the planet and drastic measures are needed.

Third, was her comment about the Electoral College what Leftmedia types would call a “dog whistle”? In other words, Democrats have been grumbling loudly about — and seeking to subvert — the Electoral College ever since Donald Trump lost the popular vote but won the presidency, as did George W. Bush in 2000. Pelosi just gave them a subtle reminder of their frustrations.

Finally, if Democrats wish to be the center-left party, perhaps their leader shouldn’t be a self-described San Francisco liberal. Pelosi may be more power broker than political ideologue, but she’s no moderate. Indeed, she is a big reason why her party has charged as hard and fast as possible toward socialism, so forgive us if we take the lectures on moderation with a big grain of salt.

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