In Pelosi-land, the only people who can complain about or vote on or negotiate or even have a thought about a certain issue are the ones she deems are affected by it. You know, if you’re not a woman you can’t have an opinion on birth control or abortion. And if you’re white, you can’t have any knowledge or an opinion or work on laws relating to immigration. Because it’s only non-white people who are affected by our immigration laws, right?
So Pelosi is peeved that the five people working on an immigration deal are white, and that they’re men. In her weekly press conference she made an incredibly racist statement:
“The five white guys I call them, you know. Are they going to open a hamburger stand next or what?”
Nice stereotype, Nancy. Do you really think that’s all white men can do?
.@NancyPelosi slamming the lack of diversity within the leadership of the #DACA talks asks are the five guys in leadership gonna 'open a hamburger stand?' https://t.co/rRhU0dQxsD pic.twitter.com/aLAzAtSkI0
— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) January 11, 2018
“That could’ve been done four months ago. The very idea that this week they’re saying, ‘Oh why don’t we get four white guys and General Kelly to come and do this…”
Pelosi’s defense? Well, the joke went over fine last week, so I thought I’d get more mileage out of it.
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s spokesman, later said she wasn’t criticizing Hoyer or Durbin’s participation and has made similar comments during meetings with both this week, without complaints.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the Minority Whip, was ticked. He told Politico:
“That comment is offensive. I am committed to ensuring DREAMers are protected and I will welcome everyone to the table who wants to get this done.”
Hammill said his boss lady was just trying to call attention to the people who *weren’t* at the table.
The millionaire from San Francisco also said that employers who have given employees bonuses or increased hourly wages as result of the tax bill are just giving “crumbs” and that it’s “pathetic.”
This is a devastating and incredible gaffe from Nancy Pelosi that will likely fuel many Democrats' concerns that she is killing her party's efforts to appeal to working class voters again. pic.twitter.com/CfuBuT6x6f
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) January 11, 2018
Not everyone can be married to a man who has lucrative government contracts thrown his way, Nan. Some of us are getting by one $1,000-bonus at a time. Feel free to throw any such crumbs my way.
The Botox really seems to be building up in Pelosi’s brain. Her press conferences and speeches have become almost unbearable to watch, not because of the crazy logic she attempts to employ, but because it’s so painful to watch her try to even find the words. Perhaps it’s time for her to head back to the Bay Area and enjoy her twilight years. Then her colleagues can explain away her racist and elitist comments as the mutterings of a crazy old lady.