Gee, anyone remember when President Trump called members of the MS-13 gang “animals,” and everyone on the left had a major freakout? Oh, we can’t just go calling these rapists and murderers “animals”! We can’t dehumanize them! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went out of her way to step up to the podium and give a little sermon about the “spark of divinity” inside every human being, even if that human being has spent their entire life visiting misery on his fellow man. The lesson: No matter how despicable a person is, we must remember that they are human, they have a soul, and they should be treated as one of God’s children.
Well, if it wasn’t obvious enough at the time that Pelosi was merely invoking spiritual truth to win a partisan argument, it certainly became clear on Monday. That was then Pelosi “dehumanized” President Trump himself by comparing him to a rat or a bug that needed to be “fumigated” out of the White House.
“The fact is whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving,” Pelosi said in an interview on MSNBC. “Just because he might not want to move out of the White House doesn’t mean we won’t have an inauguration ceremony to inaugurate a duly elected President of the United States. And you know, I’m second in line to the presidency…just last week I had my regular continuation of government briefing.
“This might interest you because I say to them, this is never going to happen, God willing it never will, but there is a process,” Pelosi continued. “It has nothing to do with the certain occupant of the White House doesn’t feel like moving and has to be fumigated out of there because the presidency is the presidency. It’s not geography or location so, so much for him.
“I wouldn’t spend so much time on it,” she said. “That’s a victory for him because then we’re not talking about your first, more important subject, which is, what are we going to do to stop this vicious virus that is making an assault on our health, again, our lives, our livelihood and life of our democracy?”
Trump inspired Pelosi’s ridiculous comments this weekend when he told Fox News’s Chris Wallace that he would have to “wait and see” whether or not he would accept the results of the election. As much as the Democrats would love to turn this into a “gotcha” moment and characterize the president as a would-be dictator, it takes a hell of an imagination to see it that way. Especially when THEY are the ones constantly harping on how the election will be unfair if [insert absurd list of demands here]. They are the ones who are spending half their time setting the stage for a disputed election result.
Apparently, though, it’s only acceptable for Democrats to complain about the fairness and integrity of our elections.
If Trump does it, he’s a fascist.