Kyle Olson, writing online in The American Mirror, asks: “Has Nancy Pelosi completely lost her mind?” The simple answer is: Yes.
Olson poses a follow-up question: “Or does she just have to complain about everything President Trump does?” Again, the simple answer is: Yes.
The all-but-rhetorical questions come in the wake of the U.S. House minority leader’s criticism of Trump’s travel agenda abroad. The president screwed up, Pelosi maintains, because he did not visit the five nations on the planned itinerary in alphabetical order. She hints that to have done so would have shown a more neutral approach and less of an appearance of favoritism. After all, it’s form and not function in these foreign trips that matters most in the mind of a former mechanic shop beauty queen.
The five nations on Trump’s first visit abroad as president are (in alphabetical order): Belgium, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Sicily and Vatican City. If you’ve been paying attention, Trump stopped first in Saudi Arabia and wound up in Belgium — a logical and nearly straight-line route that consumed less jet fuel than had he and his entourage followed an alphabetical itinerary.
If this is the best that Pelosi, a California Democrat, can do to challenge her fellow lawmakers across the aisle, the naysayers need to gird themselves for more bad news news as we draw closer to the mid-term elections in 2018. Take, for example, Republican pacesetter Greg Gianforte, who just won a special election to represent Montana in the U.S. House after engaging in a physical confrontation with a pushy news reporter. In the incident, the most damage done was that the reporter’s eyeglasses were broken. The left-leaning media covered the incident like it was a presidential felony deserving of the electric chair. When Geraldo Rivera — a veteran reporter and a veteran of confrontation — heard about the incident, he laughed, indicating it was much ado about nothing. (With a tip of the ol’ green eyeshade to William Shakespeare.) Apparently the majority of voters in Montana’s special election agreed.
Olson winds up his article with a third gem of a question: “Is Nancy Pelosi really advocating for a Sesame Street strategy to boost foreign relations?” Again, the answer quite possibly is yes. It’s what you would expect from a demanding member of Congress who advocates for a floor vote before she has read the bill to understand what’s in it.
All that being said, I am guilty of Ding Dong School blogging for having spent this much time and ink on answering such Sesame Street concerns. Mea cupla.