WASHINGTON, September 14, 2014 — The intellectual powerhouse of the Democratic Party, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, told comedian Bill Maher that traditional Democratic voters are shiftless, ungrateful schmucks. “Nobody comes out to vote to say ‘thank you,’” Pelosi said, “The people who get health care now – they’re the people least likely to vote. The people who come out to vote are the angry people.”
Pelosi proved unable to connect the dots linking President Obama’s authoritarian health care monstrosity to voter anger. When the host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher told his guest that voter anger will likely cost her party control of the U.S. Senate this November, she offered a warning. “It would be very important for the Democrats to retain control of the Senate. Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate,” Pelosi said.
Unable to take her seriously, the audience laughed.
Pelosi’s statement was in response to an insightful question posed by Maher. “What would change? There’s the filibuster there anyway. They [Republicans] don’t pass anything. It’s completely gridlocked. Why do I care if they [Democrats] lose the Senate?”
The Democratic Party is a victim of its own success. Its authoritarian notion that all power trickles from the top on down has positioned the presidency as the most important office in the U.S. government.
The midterms center on the election of Senate and House members. At a time when a president insists he can sidestep Congress and rule the country with his pen and phone, and with timid House Republican leaders unwilling to utilize the power of the purse to stymie the Chief Executive’s authoritarian ambitions, why would Democratic voters care who sits in Congress?
The joke, it’s clear, is on Nancy Pelosi. If you live by the presidential personality cult, you die by the presidential personality cult. The Oval Office leader of the Democratic Party is rendering Pelosi’s job irrelevant.
During an appearance on MSNBC, Washington Post columnist E.J. Dion said the president will issue an executive order granting a large segment of America’s 11.5 million illegal aliens amnesty because “in presidential elections especially, where Latinos vote in larger numbers than in midterm elections, I think the president is looking to solidify the Latinos as a firmly Democratic group. Which is why, whether he does it sooner or later, he is going to take [Executive] action on immigration.”
And with 40,000 illegals storming across our southern border each month, the constituency for a Latin American-style supreme leader can only increase over time.
Last February, a Fox News national survey found that 74 percent of Americans “think the president using executive orders to get around Congress is not how things are supposed to work in our country. That includes 54 percent of Democrats.”
Obama’s impending executive action on immigration will change those poll numbers with the flick of his pen, and change American civilization “as we know it” today.