Nancy Pelosi throws a public temper tantrum and other Democrat misbehavior

Two different events played out on the floor of the House on Tuesday night. The first was President Trump’s powerful, moving, uplifting, and optimistic State of the Union speech. The second was the immature, arrogant, intemperate, and really disgusting temper tantrum in which Democrats indulged.

The most obvious sign of a complete mental breakdown on the left was Nancy Pelosi’s conduct during the speech. Her petulant behavior could not be missed because she was seated behind the president, to his left. Whenever the camera was on Trump, it was on Pelosi too.

Pelosi's hissy fit first showed itself when Pelosi refused to give Trump the traditional formal introduction. Traditionally, Speakers of the House say that it is their “high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the President of the United States.” Pelosi, however, in grudging and rushed tones, simply said, ‘Members of Congress, the President of the United States.”

Things went downhill from there. When Trump handed copies of his speech to Vice President Pence and Pelosi, Pelosi extended her hand for a shake, but Trump did not extend his hand back. There’s much debate about whether it was an oversight on his part or an intentional insult. You can decide for yourself:

As Trump began to speak, Pelosi began to perform a running pantomime behind his back. Rather than listen to Trump's speech, she leafed through the written speech he gave her. She also wriggled around in her chair, sucked her dentures, made disdainful faces, waved to people in the crowd, and generally behaved like an angry 15-year-old girl whose parents have forced her to attend a formal event. It was painful to watch the person who is third in line to the presidency behave in such a childish, rude manner.

Being intentionally disrespectful and disruptive, though, was just a warm-up for Pelosi’s final act. When Trump’s speech ended, she carefully gathered together her copy of the speech into neat little piles, ostentatiously ripped each pile in half, and disdainfully dropped them on the table in front of her:

Afterward, Nancy was even more insulting:

The White House tweeted:


One of our last surviving Tuskegee Airmen.

The survival of a child born at 21 weeks.

The mourning families of Rocky Jones and Kayla Mueller.

A service member's reunion with his family.

That's her legacy.

The Democrats seated in the House were just as bad. As Trump methodically went through all the wonderful things that have come to the American people in the past three years, they sat there, angry and lugubrious. They refused to clap for record low unemployment, especially for minorities; record rising wages for blue-collar jobs; a secure Southern border; shrinking food stamp and welfare rolls; a rising stock market; criminal justice reform; energy independence; beneficial new trade deals; a revitalized American military; vocational studies in high schools; ending free medical care for illegal aliens; and, of course, Rush Limbaugh’s Medal of Freedom.

The Democrats thought that they were protesting Trump. That's not what Americans saw, though. They saw politicians so invested in regaining political power that they deeply resented Americans becoming richer, healthier, and safer. If Democrats were smart, they would applaud what Trump has achieved and promise to do even better. Instead, they keep peddling their dystopian nightmares and promise that, once given unlimited power, all will be well again. It’s an ugly look.

Other Democrat lowlights:

(The Cummings bill, of course, was anti-free market, making it the equivalent of rent control for medicine.)

This has been a bad week for Democrats: First, their impeachment effort not only failed, it drove up Trump’s popularity. Second, they made a complete hash of the Iowa caucuses, which must have caused more than one person to wonder if they’re capable of managing a country. And third, they humiliated themselves by behaving like boorish, immature brats. This was not a principled protest; it was a tawdry, tin-eared tantrum.

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