While admitting on Monday that he could see the shutdown debate from both sides of the issue, Fox News contributor Dan Bongino said that it was a bit much to watch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ride out the pandemic from her multi-million dollar mansion while denigrating those who are protesting the shutdown in Michigan, Ohio, and elsewhere. Bongino said that Pelosi, who is insulated from the economic effects of a prolonged shutdown, should have more compassion for those who are not.
Bongino said he was taken aback by Pelosi’s recent interview with Chris Wallace, in which she was “seemingly confused about what protesters were doing.”
On Sunday, Pelosi was asked if she could understand why protests were growing.
Her answer: “No, not really.”
“Because what we have to do is, is shelter in place. That is really the answer,” Pelosi said. “Testing, tracing, treatment, shelter in place. And I do think that it’s unfortunate, but, you know people will do what they do. But the fact is we’re all impatient. We all want out. But what they’re doing is really unfortunate.”
“Let me enlighten you, Nancy, because you seem to be living in an insulated $25,000 freezer ice cream bubble and you don’t get it,” Bongino said. “Here it is plain and simple: People have to feed their families. These are smart Americans who are intelligent. They understand there’s a risk. They live with risk every day.
“If you need to understand that, Nancy, go talk to a construction worker on a construction site down the block that is living with multimillion-dollar equipment that could kill him in a minute,” he continued. “If you tell him or her on that site, ‘You’re going to need to wear a mask. There are precautions. You may have to wear some kind of hand protection, wash our hands often and we may have to distance, but you will be able to go to work and feed your kids.’ I promise you the entrepreneurial brave American citizens will figure it the hell out. Get out of your bubble. People have to feed their kids. That is what’s going on right now.”
Bongino said he’s just about had it with elected officials talking down to the American people as if we were nothing more than a collection of spoiled children.
“They work for us. Stop talking like this is like ‘Romper Room.’ We’re not children, we’re adults. We’ve lived much harder lives than these people who are governing us,” he said. “It’s a joke the way they talk to people. ‘I don’t understand what they’re doing?’ Well, figure it the hell out. That’s your darn job to understand what we’re doing.”
No, no, Dan. Pelosi’s job is to sit in her ivory tower and treat Trump and all of his supporters like misguided idiots who need the government to step in and control their lives. This is the Democratic Party’s entire M.O., and the coronavirus has given them the perfect opportunity to wallow in it. Well, enjoy it. We’ve got a feeling that your petty tyranny will be extremely short lived.