CHARLOTTE, NC: In the midst of ceremonies to honor those who perished on the beaches of Normandy 75 years after D-Day along with a few remaining survivors who were able to revisit the site of their victorious experience that preserved freedom and liberty for us all, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told five of her committee chairmen last Tuesday night that she preferred to see Donald Trump “in prison” after next year’s election rather than be impeached.
Spin it any way you want, but Pelosi demonstrated first-hand last Tuesday why her party is going to have a tough time ousting Donald Trump in 2020.
Such a move, much like the last-minute charges by Diane Feinstein (D-CA) to squash the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, has a cumulative effect over time. An effect that completely escapes the desperation moves of Democrats obsessed with regaining power in Washington.
Some say Pelosi was simply being political by attempting to buy time against fellow Dems who continue to seek ways to oust Donald Trump. While that may or may not be true, Pelosi’s timing could not have been worse.
While the story was in the mainstream press, it was not covered within the context of the D-Day ceremonies. A memorial which should have been totally void of political commentary for the few hours our courageous veterans were honored.
Love Donald Trump or hate him, this was NOT about world leaders or American politics. The observance of D-Day was, and should have been about, the preservation of democracy and a victory over tyranny by those who gave their all because it was the right thing to do.
Nancy Pelosi should have taken that into consideration, and ultimately, she, and her party will pay for their indiscretion and lack of class.
American voters have long memories.
Meanwhile, another debate is raging between “Never Trumpers” and voters who prefer to opt for dealing with Trump’s stylistic idiosyncrasies while yielding control just because they don’t like the president on a personal level.
As Kurt Schlichter writing for Townhall sees it,
“It’s those of us who seek to win versus the Never Trump losers, and there’s no middle ground.”
“I say we should fight to win and preserve our liberty,” adds Schlichter.
After all, that’s what those who stormed the beaches of Normandy did 75 years ago. And they never questioned the reason. Unlike Ms. Pelosi who has no clue what so many died for or what they sought to preserve. If she did, there’s no way she would have used the limelight of Normandy to make her sickening remarks.
One reason international opinions often take such a dim view of American politics is due to our “in-your-face” attitude about the rest of the world. American media and politicians believe the world rotates around the United States, which is often justified because of our role globally.
On the other hand, the arrogance by someone of Nancy Pelosi’s ilk to think that her words should somehow outshine the ceremonies taking place just a couple of miles away should take precedence was over the top.
Andrew McCarthy of National Review believes
“Team Trump is way overconfident about reelection. Maybe it’s too much of that ‘Electoral College landslide’ Kool-Aid. I’m glad the president won, but I try always to remember that he had to pull an inside straight to do it. If a little over 70,000 votes spread across five counties in three states had gone the other way — which is nothing, about a half-point swing, no more — he would have lost.”
McCarthy may be right. Only time will tell, but he misses the point.
The election is well over a year away.
Would it not have been possible for Pelosi to table her remarks for a day or two? So that those who gave so much could enjoy the last days of their lives basking in the sunshine of their accomplishments 75 years ago?
Consider that most, if not all, of the veterans who were present at the D-Day memorials at Normandy last week, will not be alive for the 80th anniversary.
Politics has always been a nasty game. One that is more often disguised by personal agendas rather than the altruistic ideals which present them as being for the greater good of public interests.
But times change, and so, too, do standards.
Even so, Nancy Pelosi could have held off on her bold presidential announcement a little bit longer. She could have allowed our D-Day survivors an opportunity to savor their moment in the sun at Normandy.
It would have been the dignified and classy thing to do.
About the Author: Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. Taylor was an award winning television producer/reporter/anchor before focusing on writing about international events, people and cultures around the globe.
Taylor is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com)
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