One of the most important women in the history of American politics has just told Democrats to stay home from the September 3rd Democrat National Convention in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is a first of its kind public announcement. What might it mean?
No tax returns from the multi-millionaire
Nancy Pelosi, just now.
It could mean that they are so confident that Black Barry will win both the nomination and the presidency again that they need not rally in Raleigh.
It might also mean that the Democrat leader feels that it will be useless to have Obama in office if the House and Senate are controlled by Republicans. The way she said what she did seems to indicate her concern is over the Democrat races in the states. Therefore, all funds must be invested in winning House and Senate seats.
This then would imply some deep suspicion or fear that the Tea Party movement will rise up again, as in 2010, or that the Republicans have sense enough to recognize that Obama will win, and therefore the Republicans must hold both the House and Senate.
Either way, this unprecedented public advice from the most powerful woman in the Democrat Party expresses a financial concern. There is a apparently a decided fear that Republicans can ‘buy’ the House and Senate seats–if the the Democrats don’t wisely spend their money in those political races.
Inevitably, Pelosi’s words imply that the Democrats are short on political money.
Could that be possible? Is this a Freudian slip, some confession that the big money in the world is still Republican? Is that what Democrats fear? Or, is that what they are compelled to pretend? They must play the underdog role, always. As Limbaugh says, this current president it trying to create a coalition of losers, of dependents, of those who would rather be given money than to earn it. If the beggars outnumber the workers, then Obama wins.
So, maybe the Democrats do need to cry poverty, officially. That way they refurbish their image of spokesman for the common man. What a glorious image. Let’s listen to Aaron Copeland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.” Or maybe Pelosi would prefer Joan Tower’s “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (a pitiful, gestural imitation).
Aaron Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, 1942.
Of course, Pelosi wants to see Romney’s tax returns, but that’s all part of the image of fighting for the common man. Herself being worth $35.2 million as of last year, it is terribly important that she and the other Democrat tycoons make every possible appearance of fighting for the poor–whom they are willing to take advantage of in precisely all the ways of which they accuse Republicans. They survival depends on the emotional strength of their accusations against Republicans. Of course, they never want the same standards applied to them.
Posturers, they are. Pretenders. “Politicians,” we normally call them.
Nancy Pelosi, “Why can’t you believe me?”
So be it. We all know this. So why do these people keep getting elected? Because we have elections. True, only about half the eligible voters in America bother to vote, normally speaking. And if it is true that most people are not wealthy, then it should be an even contest, no? Most poor people don’t vote at all.
It’s all about getting the most votes–from those who do vote. That we call political campaigning. Seems a far cry from reason. How could we ever expect a worthy leader to arise when the sole premise of his appeal to get elected is his sales pitch? Well, I suppose that is the American way. Capitalistic politics. Or, political capitalism. Elections are a sell. That’s all.
“Just trust me. I’m good. I’m rich, but I’m good.”