I really should have picked up on this yesterday, but didn’t even notice it until a Facebook friend pointed it out. I guess I wasn’t reading very closely (that’s probably it) or I didn’t want to rain on the ‘liberal’ parade, but the sentence Nancy Pelosi uttered, in her meeting the other day with President Pumpkinhead, that’s got all the centrist Democrats all aflutter, saying “Oh, my goodness, she is such a badass,” is really kind of nonsensical, a sort of a covfefe moment.
“Mr. President, please don’t characterize the strength I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats, who just won a big victory.” Don’t characterize the strength I bring to this meeting as the leader of the House Democrats, who just won a big victory….as what? If you’re going to characterize something, you have to characterize that something as something. Please don’t characterize it as a bad thing, an impediment to negotiations, or a threat to your tiny manhood. Something like that.
But no, she just said “Don’t characterize it.” On the other hand, if she were being more literal, she may have just slipped over a qualifying word or two, like ‘Please don’t characterize the strength I bring to this meeting as if it’s due to me being the leader of the House Democrats, who just won a big victory.”
Which doesn’t make much sense, because how else could he characterize it? She is the leader of the Democratic Party (not that I’m happy about that, but that’s not the point now), and they did just win a big victory, which gives her x strength points, and everybody in the room already knows it.
But my guess is she was just throwing words into the air gratuitously, trying for a nice sound rather than any substance, quite the way Trump does, come to think of it, and it appears she has gotten away with it – this time at least.