During a record-setting marathon of a speech on the House floor Wednesday morning, in which she stood for over eight hours to defend DACA recipients after refusing to stand for practically any of President Trump's State of the Union address, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi put forth an embarrassing and frankly racist anecdote involving her grandson.
Real Clear Politics reports that Pelosi, who is of Italian descent, noted that her grandson is a mix of Irish, English, and "whatever, whatever" heritage. In an apparent attempt to make a poignant point about the racial mix of America's future, she related a story about his sixth birthday party. She claims that after blowing out the candles on his cake, her grandson revealed that his wish was that he would have "brown skin and brown eyes" like his Hispanic friend:
I'm reminded of my own grandson. He is Irish, English, whatever, whatever, and Italian-American, he is a mix. But he looks more the other [Italian] side of the family, shall we say.
And when he had his sixth birthday... he had a very close friend whose name is Antonio, he's from Guatemala. And he has beautiful tan skin, beautiful brown eyes, and this was a proud day for me, because when my grandson blew out the candles on his cake, they said did you make a wish?
He said yes, he made a wish. What is your wish? I wish I had brown skin and brown eyes like Antonio.
So beautiful. So beautiful. The beauty is in the mix. The face of the future for our country is all-American. And that has many versions.
Leave it to a Democrat to swell with pride over a white child wanting to erase his skin color (assuming the story is even true). For Pelosi and her party, "the beauty in the mix" and "the face of the future for our country" is her grandson's Hispanic friend.
The beauty in the American mix lies not in skin color but in the values and freedoms that Americans of all colors share -- or used to share before the country became irrevocably split by the radical left's obsession with identity politics. The Democrats don't care about those values, only about the beautiful illegal aliens who will change the future of our country and give the open-borders party the permanent power it craves.