After first lying about her corrupt bill, Pelosi has finally agreed to abandon it

On Sunday, the news was that Democrats in the Senate, having worked to draft a bipartisan bill to help Americans through the coronavirus crisis, received orders from Rep. Nancy Pelosi to reject it.  On Monday, the Democrats doubled down on that rejection.

Also on Monday, Nancy proposed a 1,100-page bill that did provide some help for America's workers, small businesses, and corporations.  Most of the bill, though, was given over to Democrat wish-list items.  If the coronavirus had hit America with a Democrat in the White House and a Democrat majority in Congress, by Monday's end, a new law would have

  • raised the federal minimum wage to $15,
  • subsidized student loan debt,
  • provided more funds for PBS,
  • funded the IRS and the Postal Service,
  • mandated race and gender diversity for corporate boards,
  • implemented same-day voter registration, and
  • required airplanes to be carbon neutral in five years,

as well as a host of other initiatives pandering to social justice, environmental, and union concerns — and all of it would ostensibly have been done to protect American workers from the coronavirus's ravages on the economy.

Speaking in the Senate without any Democrats present, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) shredded the Democrats for their proposals:

Twenty-four hours later, everything changed.

What might have tipped Nancy Pelosi off to the fact that her proposed legislation wasn't a winner was the pushback she got from Dana Bash on CNN.  Bash sits there stone-faced as Pelosi explains that everything in her proposed bill will address only issues associated with the coronavirus.  When Bash politely expressed some mild concerns, Pelosi got so flustered that she advanced multiple thoughts without finishing a single one and without explaining coherently why any of her leftist boondoggles deserved to go forward:

By Tuesday afternoon, Pelosi caved:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she will attempt to pass the Senate's coronavirus economic stimulus package — putting aside the alternative, projected $2.5 trillion measure that she proposed. 

The California Democrat said she'll try to pass the Senate's projected $1.8 trillion measure by unanimous consent, meaning House members can say yes without having to come to Capitol Hill to vote. 

Senators are therefore back to negotiating the original bill (and Democrats are still making wish-list demands, including funding for Planned Parenthood), but there should be a deal.  Nevertheless, the Democrats' despicable game-playing shouldn't be forgotten.

When American workers and businesses faced disaster, Democrats, rather than focusing their energy on helping Americans, decided to play hardball.  They opted not for patriotism, but for economic blackmail.

Derek Hunter put it best:

The words necessary to accurately describe how opportunistic and disgusting the behavior of Democrats has been over the third coronavirus bill has been are not fit for a family audience. Take every four-letter word you can imagine, square it, and create a few new ones and you'll be close to describing people who see one Republican Senator diagnosed with coronavirus and 4 others in self-quarantine because of possible exposure as "leverage."

The shame that Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Murphy, and all the rest should feel (but don't) must never be forgotten, and they should never be allowed to hide from it. Saving the economy of the United States from collapse is not the venue to insist on "Green" agenda items and payoffs to unions. Yet these piles of human garbage are counting on a few things they know will give them cover in order to play this game of Russian Roulette…with the gun to the heads of Americans.

[snip]

When presented with a choice to help the American people, Democrats prioritized THEIR people over all people, their agenda over the good of nation; they drew a line in the sand to give money to their donors, to push unrelated agenda items that will excite their base, and tell everyone else they can go to hell. No, they can. They deserve to, because they are truly bad people.

However, as Hunter notes, while it shouldn't be forgotten, the nature of politics is that it probably will be forgotten.  First, people have short memories; second, the media lie to protect Democrats; and third, the media will blame President Trump for anything that goes wrong with the economy.

We can only hope that when November comes around and this is all a distant memory, people can summon up the sense of revulsion they must feel now against the morally bankrupt, opportunistic Democrats and vote accordingly.

On Sunday, the news was that Democrats in the Senate, having worked to draft a bipartisan bill to help Americans through the coronavirus crisis, received orders from Rep. Nancy Pelosi to reject it.  On Monday, the Democrats doubled down on that rejection.

Also on Monday, Nancy proposed a 1,100-page bill that did provide some help for America's workers, small businesses, and corporations.  Most of the bill, though, was given over to Democrat wish-list items.  If the coronavirus had hit America with a Democrat in the White House and a Democrat majority in Congress, by Monday's end, a new law would have

  • raised the federal minimum wage to $15,
  • subsidized student loan debt,
  • provided more funds for PBS,
  • funded the IRS and the Postal Service,
  • mandated race and gender diversity for corporate boards,
  • implemented same-day voter registration, and
  • required airplanes to be carbon neutral in five years,

as well as a host of other initiatives pandering to social justice, environmental, and union concerns — and all of it would ostensibly have been done to protect American workers from the coronavirus's ravages on the economy.

Speaking in the Senate without any Democrats present, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) shredded the Democrats for their proposals:

Twenty-four hours later, everything changed.

What might have tipped Nancy Pelosi off to the fact that her proposed legislation wasn't a winner was the pushback she got from Dana Bash on CNN.  Bash sits there stone-faced as Pelosi explains that everything in her proposed bill will address only issues associated with the coronavirus.  When Bash politely expressed some mild concerns, Pelosi got so flustered that she advanced multiple thoughts without finishing a single one and without explaining coherently why any of her leftist boondoggles deserved to go forward:

By Tuesday afternoon, Pelosi caved:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she will attempt to pass the Senate's coronavirus economic stimulus package — putting aside the alternative, projected $2.5 trillion measure that she proposed. 

The California Democrat said she'll try to pass the Senate's projected $1.8 trillion measure by unanimous consent, meaning House members can say yes without having to come to Capitol Hill to vote. 

Senators are therefore back to negotiating the original bill (and Democrats are still making wish-list demands, including funding for Planned Parenthood), but there should be a deal.  Nevertheless, the Democrats' despicable game-playing shouldn't be forgotten.

When American workers and businesses faced disaster, Democrats, rather than focusing their energy on helping Americans, decided to play hardball.  They opted not for patriotism, but for economic blackmail.

Derek Hunter put it best:

The words necessary to accurately describe how opportunistic and disgusting the behavior of Democrats has been over the third coronavirus bill has been are not fit for a family audience. Take every four-letter word you can imagine, square it, and create a few new ones and you'll be close to describing people who see one Republican Senator diagnosed with coronavirus and 4 others in self-quarantine because of possible exposure as "leverage."

The shame that Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Chris Murphy, and all the rest should feel (but don't) must never be forgotten, and they should never be allowed to hide from it. Saving the economy of the United States from collapse is not the venue to insist on "Green" agenda items and payoffs to unions. Yet these piles of human garbage are counting on a few things they know will give them cover in order to play this game of Russian Roulette…with the gun to the heads of Americans.

[snip]

When presented with a choice to help the American people, Democrats prioritized THEIR people over all people, their agenda over the good of nation; they drew a line in the sand to give money to their donors, to push unrelated agenda items that will excite their base, and tell everyone else they can go to hell. No, they can. They deserve to, because they are truly bad people.

However, as Hunter notes, while it shouldn't be forgotten, the nature of politics is that it probably will be forgotten.  First, people have short memories; second, the media lie to protect Democrats; and third, the media will blame President Trump for anything that goes wrong with the economy.

We can only hope that when November comes around and this is all a distant memory, people can summon up the sense of revulsion they must feel now against the morally bankrupt, opportunistic Democrats and vote accordingly.