Nancy Pelosi "pathetic"

January 12, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi isn’t backing down from her claim that the Republican tax cut is “Armageddon” and “the worst bill Congress ever passed.” She was asked to respond to the tidal wave of companies announcing raises, bonuses and new hiring thanks to the tax cut (the latest is Walmart, raising starting wages to $11 an hour, with bonuses up to $1000 per worker and expanded maternity, family leave and adoption benefits).

Pelosi dismissed those raises and bonuses as "insignificant," claiming they were just for PR and "so pathetic," and that the raises and bonuses amounted to “crumbs.” Why does her use of the word “crumbs” remind me of a previous era's clueless aristocratic leader sneering that if the peasants don’t have bread, then “let them eat cake”? (As for her blasting companies for cutting workers back to 32 hours a week, that was in response to Obamacare, a genuinely terrible bill that she forced onto Americans; but she might not know that since I'm still not sure if she ever read it.)

Do you know what I would call “pathetic”? The history of Nancy Pelosi and her party when it comes to helping those workers. The record-setting years of stagnant wages, slow growth and crippled job creation that they tried to pass off as the “new normal,” as if their own dunderheaded policies of high taxes, crushing regulations, open borders, America-last trade deals and lack of enforcement of illegal immigration had nothing whatsoever to do with the suffering of the working class.

Know what else I would call “pathetic”? A self-styled champion of the working class airily dismissing those workers’ desperately-needed raises, bonuses, new benefits and increased 401K contributions as “crumbs,” when she and her husband have an estimated net worth of nearly $30 million. A study found that while traveling on military jets over a two-year period (which cost taxpayers $2,100,744.59, but at least was for security reasons), she ran up $101,429.14 for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol (I doubt that was necessary for security). I wonder, does she consider $101,429.14 to be “crumbs”?

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Personally, I would say that "crumbs" is an appropriate term for well-heeled liberals who claim to care about low and middle income working Americans but back policies that harm them, vote against a tax cut to help them, and sneer at the size of their raises. I hope that before working class voters let the media bamboozle them into returning these arrogant crumbs to power, they will remember just what it was like to live under their job-crushing policies and exactly what they really think about you “deplorables.” After all, they don’t exactly make their contempt a secret.



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  • Gerald Baber

    01/28/2018 02:05 PM

    stop an think of this if you give 1000 workers $1000 that means you give away 1,000,000 dollars that is a large crumb even to pollosi I wonder if she gave any of her staff a raise or bonus probably not , when you start looking at like these company's just put a hugh amount of money into the economy. The dimms wanted that money for themselves not the people.

  • Gayle Davis

    01/26/2018 08:52 AM

    Nancy Pelosi along with Rosie O'Donnell, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Hillary Clinton, Meryl Streep, Joy Bahar, Ashley Judd (The infamous NASTY woman) along with a few others...give women a bad name...STUPID! I am dumbfounded as to the longevity of these magpies and their ability to continue to have a public forum. Nancy Pelosi needs to retire to the Palm Springs bubble world of golf, leisure and plastic surgery and leave the rest of the country to those of us who actually work for a living, pay for their own health insurance and fly commercially!

    The recent black designer dress protest (how much did those dresses cost?), another bright and non-impactful female idea of the Hollywood elite, has the world shaking in its boots! A better solution would have been the voicing of the affronts at a time of occurrence when it counted before other young women were molested. But as Miss Judd said, according to a magazine interview, to her old friend Harvey..." when I win the Academy award you will stop this behavior". Yes Miss Judd you are NASTY WOMAN...and STUPID...but hypocritically wealthy!

  • Nancy Andrews

    01/22/2018 02:09 PM

    Thank you for writing your article about Nancy Pelosi is pathetic. I also think you need to include in this is Maxine Waters and Chuck Schumer and Jeff Flake. Nancy Pelosi’s words reminds me of Hillary Clinton's words about Trump Supporters as “Deplorables”. Do these Democrat’s think that the American public does not know what these words mean? We do, and I am very offended by the Democrat’s and their words as much as DEMOCRAT’S are offended by Trumps words. I am not always happy about what President Trump Tweets, but I am sure he gets as frustrated with stupidity and nonsense that both of these parties have done and are doing. At least with President Trumps Tweets, the news organizations cannot construe President Trump’s words.
    I would like to see the Congress and Senators live on $11.00 an hour. They will see that $1000.00 bonus is really something special to the American people and it isn’t considered “CRUMBS”. It shows me that Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have no idea what a bonus of a $1000.00 means to middle class people. Watching your 401K (which is our retirement) to lose significant over the last 8 years and now 401K’s are making money. . If anything we have lived for 8 years in Armageddon and with insignificant wages and the American people got crumbs from the previous President.


    01/20/2018 09:29 AM

    I am in favor of a "New California" in large part due to watching the irrational political scene in present day CA.

  • Kent Wallace

    01/18/2018 09:45 AM

    Reminder to everyone how Nancy made sure minimum wage raise did not apply to American Samoa where she and her husband have a Tuna processing plant!!! No crumbs for them! LET THEM EAT FISH GUTS!