WATCH: Nancy Pelosi Mocks White Male Voters

During an interview with PBS at the Democratic National Convention, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi openly disparaged the white working class.

“I think that, so many times, white — non-college-education — educated white males have voted Republican,” Pelosi said, “They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G’s, God being the woman’s right to choose.”

The fact that one of the highest-ranking Democrats in American politics said this shows something about the Democratic Party: they are not the party of the people. They are the party of the Washington elites.

Most Americans, including many Democrats, support restricting abortion to the first trimester of pregnancy. Yet, Hillary Clinton and the Democratic establishment — especially Nancy Pelosi — oppose such measures, and they dismiss those who disagree out of hand.

Pelosi and her cronies are not particularly interested in what entire swathes of voters care about. She believes that she and other technocratic bureaucrats in the center of political power can, and ought to, make decisions for the average American. To Pelosi, the” wisdom” of Washington lobbyists and government agents surpasses the common sense of Main Street.

This, of course, is not the first time the Democratic leadership has disparaged voters for their values. In the 2008 campaign, President Obama famously made fun of Midwestern voters, riffing on themes similar to Pelosi’s remarks.

“They get bitter,” Obama said, “They cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Last year, President Obama made the same criticism again, that time directing his ire towards voters in the Republican primaries. Continue Reading

Pelosi is Not the Pope: Rubio is Right on Marriage

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (photo credit: US Department of Labor via Flickr, CC BY 2.0)

In a recent interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Marco Rubio took a firm stance on his views on same-sex marriage. Rubio expressed his opposition to same-sex marriage and contended that there is a clear and present danger to Christians who defend traditional marriage based on their faith since those behind the same-sex marriage rhetoric nowadays refer to traditional marriage supporters as homophobes and characterize those beliefs as hate speech:

“After they [same-sex marriage supporters] are done going after individuals, the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech. That’s a real and present danger,” Rubio said.

After Rubio’s interview, Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared on “MSNBC Live” attacking Marco Rubio’s ‘failed’ Catholic faith, arguing that based on her “mainstream catholic” faith and upbringing, Rubio’s position was intolerant and against our nation’s direction on the issue. She then went even further, asserting Pope Francis would not subscribe to Rubio’s faith-based position towards marriage:

I thoroughly disagree, being raised in a Catholic family, raising a Catholic family, mainstream Catholic – well, the Baltimore catechism, to get back to our hometown of Baltimore, was what we were raised on. And I think that this statement by Senator Rubio is most unfortunate. It’s a polarizing statement. The fact is, is that what we’re taught was to respect people in our faith and to say that this endangers mainstream Christian thinking is so completely wrong.

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