Have you ever had that sneaking suspicion that while you know how corrupt the Republicans are, what if the Dems you support are just as bad behind closed doors? Well to be honest if it is still just a suspicion for you, then you just aren’t really paying attention. What’s worse is we have systems like Facebook and biased media channels so if you stay on CNN and FB as a Dem you will never hear about things like Pelosi showing off a freezer with hundreds of dollars of Jeni’s ice cream while she stalls on stimulus checks. This might not seem like a big deal, however the fact that this was running rampant in conservative circles, even being used for ads, and most Democratic voters never saw it is scary. Just imagine what your own side can do and get away with!? Think about all the horrible things about Trump on the left media that a Trump voter has never heard before, it allows Trump to do whatever he wants, and the Dems are the same. The longer we feel a judgemental air of superiority over Trump voters and Republicans, not only will we keep losing, we will keep backing morally bankrupt people seeking cover behind our hatred for Trump.
Let’s back up, while we will get in plenty of pot shots on Nancy and it is easy to do so, it is more important to understand why she and the Obama wing hate the Progressive left more than anything on earth, even Trump. First let’s start with what the Dems get right and where they are actually aligned with the Progressives. Perhaps the biggest overlap is that the sellout Dems acknowledge climate change, but wow I literally can’t think of anything else where they align more with us than the donors and Republicans. It is truly sad that we will support them just because they will sometimes agree in theory with us. This is the core of why they hate us, when you look close enough, they are much closer on the ideological spectrum to Republicans than they are with us. Think about all they share with Conservatives, they love tax cuts, take donations from the same wall street donors, both agree on endless war, they both hate medicare for all, and they no longer help the lowest among us. Crazy to think we could go on for days and days about the overlap of Pelosi and the Republicans, from endless wars to doing the bidding of ISP’s for hefty donations.
This is a great lead into why she hates us so much. If we are honest with ourselves on where she is on the spectrum and where the progressive left is, she is in much closer proximity to the right. On the legislative/economic agenda, we are talking a frog hair split four ways separating her from the Conservatives, that close. When you think about it objectively, we are pretty foolish to just expect someone to change their lifelong personal views. We as progressives are asked to give up everything we believe in constantly, and it is so offensive and also impossible. See you can’t change someone’s life experiences that form their beliefs that then lead to their actions. That’s why it is a fool’s errand to try and ever work our agenda in with the Pelosi/Obama regime. Pelosi is worth over $114 million dollars(that we know of) and grew up super rich. Do we really think we are going to talk her into taxing herself? Do we really think she knows anything about the existence and struggle of working class Americans?
So how has Nancy Pelosi become so wealthy? Go figure, her husband has amassed a fortune owning a Venture Capital fund. If you are unfamiliar with VC, these are the money people in Silicon Valley who dump hundreds of millions into new companies. Ok big deal, she’s ultra wealthy, I’m sure she earned her place before that!? Nope, Pelosi’s father was a politician who served the wealthy like her. Her father was the Mayor of Baltimore and a US Representative for Maryland. His career was successful until his run for Governor- “D’Alesandro was a strong contender for Governor of Maryland in 1954, but was forced to drop out due to being implicated in receiving undeclared money from Dominic Piracci, a parking garage owner convicted of fraud, conspiracy, and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Piracci was the father of D’Alesandro’s oldest son and namesake Thomas D’Alesandro III’s wife, Margie Piracci D’Alesandro. “ Not only was he corrupt but this story of a wealthy powerful family sounds like a story from Russia where families and oligarchs rule, enriching themselves with ease and offense to everyone else. Wouldn’t you love to know how much Nancy and Paul Pelosi took home with the Trump tax cuts? If they even pay taxes it is likely more than $1 million!
Perhaps the greatest barrier for the Bernie agenda is that the average person has never met someone even 10% as wealthy as Pelosi. If you are making less than $100k/year the chances of knowing a top 1%er is extremely slim. People who don’t have money are led to believe the ultra wealthy work or worked just like them. This is one of the greatest illusions of our time, that you can be a billionaire and a worker at the same time. What we mean by this is that their earnings are not directly correlated with the amount of work they do. When you work in a factory, you get paid an hourly rate, that makes you a worker. If you made $180,000 every day since Jesus was born, you would need 76 more years to catch Bezos if he stopped making money today, and that is an old stat(March 2020). See there is no direct service or benefit Bezos himself provides, he just happens to be the owner who spends his time hiring private detectives to bust potential unionization. He spends his time ensuring he can pay his employees the absolute minimum amount of money. Billionaire don’t work in the same way the rest of us do, they spend time rigging the system to keep permanently enriching themselves. They aren’t working in the economy, they are working on the economy, lobbying to change laws and get out of taxes. And Nancy is the queen of this game, offering a cultural alternative to Republicans without going near the purse strings.
See at the end of the day if Obama and Pelosi lose the Republicans, it isn’t really a big deal. Personally they will become more wealthy, and on the political end, they love their job the most as the minority party. Each party seems to rather be the ones obstructing, counting donor checks, and making network appearances than the ones leading. If there weren’t Republicans to foil off of, it is hard to say the modern day Democratic party would even exist, it is a complete hollow shell with no ideology. This is the way Pelosi wants it, no expectations other than being anti-racist. And this is why she hates us, we ruin her whole game. With Bernie on the scene they are exposed for having no agenda. With Bernie they were exposed as swamp creatures who thrive on serving donors and seeking personal enrichment. Finally with Bernie around their personal wealth was at stake. See they didn’t believe they had to stop Bernie because he would be bad for the country, they knew how bad he would be for the ultra corrupt and wealthy, herself included.