I’m concerned about Nancy Pelosi. Really, I am. I used to think she was a liar. And she was. I also thought she was foolish. And she was. However, upon reviewing many of her comments over the past couple of years I’m beginning to think that lies and foolishness may not be the root of the problem, rather, it is simply that Nancy Pelosi is completely and totally off her nut.
It could be dementia. It could be that bacteria has taken up residence in her head and eaten away at her brain. I’m not a doctor so I can’t supply an official diagnosis, but her remarks over the last few years do reflect symptoms of some form of psychosis.
An online medical dictionary gives this description of the mental malady, “Patients suffering from psychosis have impaired reality testing; that is, they are unable to distinguish personal subjective experience from the reality of the external world. They experience hallucinations and/or delusions that they believe are real, and may behave and communicate in an inappropriate and incoherent fashion.”
May behave and communicate in an inappropriate and incoherent fashion: that is classic Pelosi. Most recently, on November 13th regarding Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber she said, “I don’t know who he is. He didn’t help write our bill.” One could argue that she is now lying in an attempt to untangle herself from the fraudulent means used to pass the bill.
However, remember, Pelosi did not even find out what was in the bill until they passed the bill, so it is feasible that she really didn’t know who Gruber was. Except, her website cited Gruber in 2009 while Congress was debating the bill, and she also cited him by name during a press conference in 2009.
Though, given my thesis, it is reasonable to believe that in 2009 she did know who he was, but like a mother with dementia often does not recognize her own children, Pelosi has no recollection of Jonathan Gruber. Her spokesman tried to explain away her comments by saying that Pelosi meant she didn’t know Gruber personally. Nice try, but “I don’t know him” and “I don’t know who he is” imply vastly different things. If she was lying when she said “I don’t know who he is” and her office believes the public will buy the explanation of “She meant she doesn’t know him personally,” then they are as delusional as she is. But more likely, Pelosi’s staff is like the sad forgotten children of the mother with dementia trying to explain to the neighbor why their mom is standing in the middle of their lawn at midnight, in her nightgown, singing Oh What a Beautiful Morning.
One incident of misspeaking is to be expected. Two can be overlooked. Three, five, ten: how long can one ignore the obvious? There seems to be no end to her insanity. Here are a few more from the annals of Aunt Nancy:
June 2013: Pelosi voiced her opposition to a bill that would ban abortion in the last four months of pregnancy by saying, “It would make it a federal law that there would be no abortion in our country.” Ignorance or Alzheimer’s?
July 2014: After the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, Pelosi’s response was, “Really, we should be afraid of this court. The five guys who start determining what contraceptions are legal. Let’s not even go there.” There is, indeed, no need to go there, Mrs. Speaker, because that is not at all what was determined. She continued her legal illiteracy with, “That five men could get down to specifics of whether a woman should use a diaphragm and (whether) she should pay for it herself, or her boss. It’s not her boss’ business. The business is whatever his business is, but it’s not what contraception she uses.” Au contraire, madame, Obamacare made a woman’s birth control the boss’ business when the government mandated the business pay for it.
September 2014: On an episode of Real Time with Bill Maher she said, “Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate.” Then moments later asserted, “Fear is a motivator, and we are not fear-mongers. The Democrats are messengers of hope, and that’s what we will continue to be.” Only a daft loon would believe that those two statements are congruent.
June 2014: Regarding a proposed bill to send illegal immigrant children back from whence they came, Pelosi rambled about immigration reform and the GOP’s aversion to it with this little nugget of what-the-hell?: “I don’t know if these people were all sprung from the head of Zeus, or maybe they’re all Native Americans. Bless their hearts.”
Aunt Nancy is not right in the head. She’s like the crazy, doddering woman wandering the streets, muttering to strangers about an end of the world apocalypse, interspersed with a giddy recounting of her youthful days in the circus.
So I’m concerned about Aunt Nancy. But I’m also very concerned about the people of San Francisco who continually vote a lunatic into office – how insane must they be?
Watch further evidence of Pelosi’s instability here: http://townhall.com/video/best-of-nancy-pelosi-n1883571