Subsequent to this blog, which, among other things, theorized that Pelosi wanted to castrate Trump, confirmation appears in a New York Times article dated January 3, 2019 by Sheryl Gay Stolberg, titled “Same Gavel, but Whole New Challenge for Pelosi”.
There is this: “‘She’s unapologetic about her ambition, she’s insulting Trump’s manhood and storming out of the White House in orange coat and sunglasses,’ said Amanda Litman, 28, and a founder of Run for Something, which recruits and supports young liberal candidates.” [Emphasis added.]
There is this: “Asked if she considers herself Mr. Trump’s equal, she replied, ‘The Constitution does.'”
The Times article is a puff piece, lauding her legislative accomplishments as if they were golden gifts to America. Her biggie? “Many say passage of the Affordable Care Act is her signature achievement.” Ugh. “She muscled through bills that bailed out Wall Street and helped arrest an economic free-fall.” Ugh.
In December, Pelosi had this to say: “It’s like a manhood thing for him. As if manhood could ever be associated with him. This wall thing.”
It’s also the case that Pelosi voted against the Secure Fence Act of 2006. Congress passed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 and it became law. It was a Republican bill, and the Republicans could have passed it without any Democratic votes. However, the bill got 64 Yes votes and 131 No votes from Democrats. Pelosi voted no; she’s being consistent in her opposition. The tables have now turned in Congress and she has the votes on her side to prevent funding the wall.
Again, in October, Pelosi turned the issue into a manhood thing, accusing Trump of being the one to do so. She said “It happens to be like a manhood issue for the president, building a wall, and I’m not interested in that.”
Something very strange is going on here, which is that Pelosi seems to be taking seriously the notion that men, and Trump in particular, lord it over women and push them around. She sees this issue through a feminist filter.
She sees being the first female Speaker through the same lens, as well as being the first woman to make a comeback. She wants to be acknowledged by Trump and males for her accomplishment as a woman, for her breakthrough. She needs this stroking. She’s 78 and she wants the applause for her legacy now, not after she’s departed her job and this world.
Pelosi is dead wrong that Trump raised the wall as a “manhood” thing. His first speech on the subject raised other specific concerns having nothing whatsoever to do with manhood or assertion of his manhood or assertion of American male manhood. Pelosi is imagining things. She apparently has internalized and believes the anti-Trump sloganeering of the past few years.12:21 pm on January 3, 2019 Email Michael S. Rozeff