Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) praised President Joe Biden as a beacon of unity during an interview with MSNBC. “We couldn’t be better served in that regard [of unity and optimism] than by President Joe Biden,” declared Representative Pelosi. “This is a person who respects other points of view, a person who has a vision about our country that is consistent with the vision of our Founders, that respects the sacrifices of our men and women in uniform to keep our freedom intact and again, honors the aspirations of our children” raved the California Democrat.
She then pontificated further, venerating Biden as “someone who knows the issues, he is strategic in how to get things done…from the heart he is the most empathetic, unifying person we could have.” The former party leader said she was “excited about the reelection of the president” and then went out of her way to praise Bidenomics, the president’s economic record, which she claims is focused on the “very kitchen table issues” of “America’s working families.”
No doubt in the name of (ironic) unity, Pelosi then shifted to attacking Donald Trump for “saying he is going to re-do the presidency and take more power. The genius of the Constitution is the separation of power…checks and balances. That is what makes us a democracy.” Apparently with all the declamations of unity under Biden, she neglected to mention this president’s nasty habit of using the Justice Department as his family’s personal shield and sword against his opponents.
The indictment of Biden’s chief political rival on politically motivated and constitutionally unsound charges alongside the agency’s protection of the president’s son from serious charges is a prime example of this. A two-tiered system of justice is perhaps according to Pelosi just an expression of Biden’s boundless love for the people and a shining beacon of his unity.
For all her talk about the success of Bidenomics and its “kitchen table” impact, public pessimism about the economy has reached historically high levels during the Biden presidency. This disconnect between the public and the elites has led corporate outlets to ask “Will Americans Even Notice an Improving Economy?” and “Why Are Americans So Negative About the Economy?” Maybe the economy is not as good or as solid as these outlets say they are and the average American knows something that this class does not.
Nancy Pelosi also presumably referred to the plan to enable the president to fill out and fire members of his own executive branch and to eliminate independent unelected forces within that one branch that are arguably unconstitutional. The second article of the Constitution expressly states that all power and authority of the executive branch flows from its elected president.
This stands in contradiction to the current practice of numberless agencies that the president does not have clear control over. In effect, Pelosi is arguing that bureaucracy, a force that is not mentioned in the Constitution, ought to be able to check its elected head and is the fourth branch of government.