On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stood before her fellow congressmen and heralded a message of unity in the wake of the assassination attempt on Rep. Steve Scalise and other GOP members that same morning. By Thursday, however, Pelosi was back to her usual routine of divisiveness and blamed Republicans for creating the stark divisions in the country.
Pelosi was asked during her press conference this morning if both the Left and the Right share mutual responsibility in the divisive rhetoric plaguing the United States. Certainly not, she explained:
“It didn’t use to be this way. Somewhere in the ‘90s, Republicans decided on a politics of personal destruction as they went after the Clintons and that is the provenance of it. And that’s what has continued.”
Well, that sure is a far cry from yesterday when she was passing out hugs across the aisle.
After Speaker Paul Ryan gave an emotional address before Congress shortly after the shooting, Pelosi rose to say, “To my colleagues, you’re going to hear me say something you’ve never heard me say before: I identify myself with the remarks of the speaker.”
She praised unity over diversity: “Again, we are not one caucus or the other in this House today, but we speak for each other in saying that we send our thoughts and prayers to our colleague, Steve Scalise.”
“We will use this occasion as one that brings us together and not [one that] separates us further,” Pelosi added.
This is truly the most outrageous example of the Left’s psychological projection. The truth of the matter is, the politics of personal destruction was begun and perfected by the Left, thanks to the influence of master strategist Saul Alinsky. That has been their modus operandi for decades. Not that her mind can think that far back. She can’t even remember who the current president is.
But Pelosi is up to something else; doing what Democrats do best: playing the victim. Both in her “unity” speech yesterday and her news conference today, she claimed to be more of a political target than anyone else, besides Barack Obama. And yet what it all comes down to is, the bullets were whizzing past the heads of GOP members yesterday. Receiving threatening messages is one thing, but when a gunman asks, “Are those Democrats or Republicans out on that field?” and begins shooting when the answer is “Republicans,” perhaps it’s time to rethink what part you’ve had to play in the divisiveness of the country.
It took only 24 hours for Pelosi to abandon her own message of unity before she was back to her normal day's schedule of bashing Republicans. Is that their fault, too?