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It has become a tradition in recent elections for anti-gun Democrats to condescendingly refer to opposition voters as too stupid and bigoted to act in their own best interests. The latest example of this came from none other than former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), whose Bay Area district covers arguably the most anti-gun jurisdiction in the country. Her remarks had a receptive audience, delivered in a recent debate before the Oxford Union Society in England about whether “populism is a threat to democracy.”  As obnoxious as these spectacles are to ordinary, hardworking Americans, they serve an important purpose by revealing the depths of disgust that anti-gun Democrats feel toward those who stubbornly embrace a traditional view of America. Such Americans should take those sentiments to heart and vote accordingly.

Though the wording of the remarks differs, their message is always the same: We represent the party of progress and the future. Everyone could thrive, if only they would align themselves with us. There are literally no rational arguments against our agenda, so anyone who opposes us is by definition acting out of illegitimate motives, principally hatred for people who are different from them. We might be tempted to pity these wretches, but we cannot allow them to stand in our way.

Needless to say, if you take this view of your political opponents, you cannot tolerate them being armed.

Barack Obama kicked off the trend in April 2008 during his first campaign for the presidency while addressing Democrat party donors at a fundraiser in San Francisco. He was attempting to explain why the party’s economic agenda did not necessarily resonate with voters in heartland America, where industrial jobs had moved overseas, leaving once thriving communities impoverished.  Obama said: “So it’s not surprising then they get bitter and they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them … as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Obama’s comments insulted Americans who believe traditional values like firearm ownership and belief in God are a source of strength and resiliency in hardscrabble communities, not a manifestation of bitterness or resentment toward other people. Even his primary opponent, Hillary Clinton – hardly a champion of the everyman – quickly condemned his remarks as “demeaning,” “elitist,” and “out of touch.”

Yet Clinton resurrected a similar message during her own presidential campaign against Donald Trump. Like Obama, she was speaking before a group of wealthy party donors, only this time in New York City at an LGBT for Hillary gala in September 2016. “You know, to just be grossly generalistic,” Clinton said, “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” The audience agreed, laughing and clapping enthusiastically. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that.”

Clinton continued:

Now, some of those folks — they are irredeemable, but thankfully they are not America. But the other basket … that other basket of people are people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they’re just desperate for change. …

Americans who did not appreciate being characterized by their would-be president as deplorable, hateful, and irredeemable would later help give Trump the most shocking and unexpected victory in American presidential history.

One might imagine the Democrat party would have learned its lesson, but it is apparent these condescending sentiments are so deeply ingrained in its collective thinking that its leadership simply cannot help expressing them, especially when they are before a friendly audience.

Though no longer the Speaker of the House, Pelosi remains an influential and iconic member of her party. Thus, it was perhaps fitting that she would be the one to express, once again, the party’s contempt for ordinary Americans. No doubt it was a bonus for her and the partisan faithful that she got to do it front of a gathering of highfalutin British intellectuals, to boot.

Pelosi began by insisting that American populism is a brand of a “ethno-nationalism” practiced by people who believe in “isolationism” and express “negativity” toward “immigrants” and “people who are different from them.” She allowed, however, that the people who are vulnerable to it may also have legitimate economic concerns but cannot accept the largesse of her party because of their dysfunctional social outlook. Pelosi called these people “pour souls” who are “looking for some answers.” She continued: “We’ve given them to them, but they are blocked by some of their views on guns. They have the three Gs: guns, gays, God (that would be a woman’s right to choose). And the cultural issues cloud some of their reception of an argument that is really in their interests.”

Pelosi, however, may have been putting the chicken before the egg. It is entirely possible that it’s not a love of guns that keep people from embracing her style of globalist politics. Rather, it’s possible working-class Americans struggling to keep their heads above water recognize politicians like Pelosi have no understanding of or concern for people like them. Thus, they embrace self-reliance as a necessity, which includes equipping themselves for the defense of their homes and loved ones, including against the “pour souls” awaiting trial or serving time for violent crimes that members of Pelosi’s party release from custody as a form of charity. Likewise, it might well make more sense for a beleaguered American to appeal to God for help than to a politician whose applause line is to refer that person and others like him as “deplorable” and “irredeemable.” Recent history has, in fact, shown an unprecedented level of diversity among those embracing their Second Amendment rights, including demographics whose support Pelosi and her party take for granted.

Nancy Pelosi, to no surprise, soundly won her debate in Oxford, England. But time will tell whether her party’s message of “listen to your betters, give up your guns, and stop standing in the way of progress” will have the same resonance here in the United States. One thing is for sure: Americans who disagree will have the opportunity to vote against that outlook this November.

Courtesy of NRA-ILA

 

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40 COMMENTS

    • Any bets she supports Hamas?

      She would be a very willing capo to herd the others into the showers for delousing.

      • democRat pelosi wants you and yours to be defenseless and at the mercy of a home invader like her boozer husband was. On the other hand and much, much more important Memorial Day should not be over and forgot for a year…

  1. If you just eat the bugs, walk everywhere, lived in a 12 square foot pod and froze in winter we could all live in a utopia where everyone got everything they wanted as long as what they wanted wasn’t meat, autonomy, private property and warmth. You bigot!

    Debates are pointless and nobody “wins” them.
    Scratch that, they’re not entirely pointless. It’s worthwhile to know just how little these people think of you. Better they put it on full display than hide it. The worst mistake anyone could make is to believe creatures like her are actually human.

      • Sure, why not? I’m a monster. Whaaa, whaaa.

        I kinda feel bad for the ones that got suckered with all that patriotism talk and those pressured in by family “tradition” but you’ve got to be pretty blind to see enlisting is a joke. Out military hasn’t accomplished jack shit in 80 years except for making more messes.

        I know, I know, it’s the politicians. Point stands. Why sign over your life to fight to lose? Especially for the globalist nonsense they’re all dying to enforce.

        Human history is full of loyal and patriotic people who fought and died to make the rich richer and to enable the erosion of real liberty going back thousands of years. Suckers.

        • Nothing’s perfect, Shire.

          I will say this – The military has given millions in piss-poor circumstances with zero prospects for anything good an actual start in life. Needed skills like paying attention, and showing upon time, things no one taught them are important…

          • Worse. He’s in agreement with folks like dacian and miner49er.

            That would cause me to do some real soul searching.

            • My last 2 years in was focused entirely on riot duty and domestic counter insurgency with a focus on essentially setting up and running concentration camps. I don’t like his viewpoint but it is not entirely incorrect given who we constantly used as opfor.

        • Ants and humans are the only two species on earth that I can think of.
          Would an ant colony if it had the capability destroy the world it lived on?
          The best thing for Earth is no humans.
          War is Good. Can’t have war without warriors.
          Join the Army, be all you can be.
          Join the Navy, see the world
          Join the Air Force and learn to fly
          Join the Marines,,,,,,,, and crayons.

    • “Pelosi and her ilk can kiss my a**.”

      I don’t want any of them putting any part of themselves on my glorious naked body… 😉

  2. She said the GOP is focused on God, Guns, and Gays. OK She is correct.

    1. God= the 1st Amendment. Which the democrats and liberals don’t care about. Certainly since 2020. Or at least that long ago. But probably much longer.

    2. Guns= the 2nd Amendment. Which the democrats completely rejected. They, the democrats, don’t believe in civil rights.

    3. Ga.ys= the interference in the traditional family. The loss of civil rights for Christians. The undermining of public education. And g.ays are so.ciali.st prog.ressi.ve in their p0litic@l 0rien.tati0n.

    Also ga.ys don’t believe in the 1st amendment. They believe in pornography. But they don’t believe in the 1st amendment.

  3. “Needless to say, if you take this view of your political opponents, you cannot tolerate them being armed.”

    Bang on, that. If I were president, I would use an Executive Order to prohibit anyone who espouses a liberal, leftist, progressive agenda from owning firearms, or any device/mechanism that can be used in the manufacture of firearms. I would instruct the DOJ, ATF, FBI, whatever, to immediately arrest anyone who is liberal, leftist, or progressive.

    Well, I would, except for that pesky national constitution.

    Be polite to everyone, and have a plan to kill them if necessary.

    • Far better to disarm and disband the ATF/FBI. DOJ top to bottom purge, Certainly not give the JBT more power.

  4. Them Eygptians did a hell of a good job at embalming.
    How they got her and Joe animated is beyond modern science.

  5. Pelosi and the others have read the constitution and chose to ignore it. She has posed a threat to all Americans. She does not matter much, she is old and will be passing on soon, (we hope). Hopefully when she goes, she will choose cremation, if she chose burial, I hate to think what the urine content on the gravel above the grave will be.

  6. Wonder how people like Pelosi will survive if those of us in flyover country are eliminated as she desires. The recent migrants know little about large scale, modern farming and likely will not be capable of producing enough food to keep the political, and corporate elites comfortable.
    Politicians like Pelosi hate people who are self reliant and self sufficient. Because if people don’t rely on government largesse the politicians are not needed and out of their profitable jobs and grifts.
    Never forget, you can vote your way into socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out of it.
    No, the republicans are not the solution to our problems, but the democrats are the cause of them. Use politicians as tools but never trust them. If any politician isn’t doing what we need done, vote them out and replace them with someone else.

    • They are learning about modern farming to some extent.
      The inevitable
      machinery breakdowns are were they fail.

  7. The Wicked Witch of the West needs to follow Feinstein to the hearafter. Her constituents would be blessed to be rid of her. Sadly I’m certain they would vote in someone just as evil. Take Schumer the Demon with you.

  8. The creation and use of the term “Islamophobia” is an amazing and highly educational example of pure-tee toxic leftwing brass-bound bullshit…

    Although the term may be in some disrepute in Israel these days.

  9. It’s ok to write the article but do you have to show her picture? It’s going to be difficult to eat for a few days. 🤮

  10. “Pelosi’s Contempt for Guns and Everyday Americans on Full Display in Recent Debate”

    Perhaps, one day, “we the people” will see the value of titles of nobility, and revert; just to make clear who is officially among the ruling class.

  11. Nancy Pelosi can kiss my ass. I’m sick of hearing about her and extraordinarily sick of seeing her picture.

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