Here’s proof Washington politicians really don’t give a damn about our difficulties, and suppose we’re dumb adequate to swallow what ever they serve up.
Soon after a seaside getaway at the ritzy Alpemare Beach Club in Tuscany, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi returned to the nation’s capital to roll out additional episodes of the House’s Jan. 6 Committee televised miniseries final week.
Pelosi’s head ought to even now be trapped in the Tuscan sand.
How else could she imagine Us residents want to observe a scripted, partisan docudrama generated at their expenditure about one thing that took place 18 months back? The general public wishes Congress to resolve their most distressing difficulty: soaring meals, gasoline and electric powered selling prices.
Pelosi doesn’t sense that pain. She was dining on entrees at Alpemare that price up to $150 a plate, even though Us citizens back again household have been picking by means of the meat counters at their supermarket looking for inexpensive alternatives. The expense of a summertime barbecue is up 17% over very last calendar year for burgers, scorching canines and other humble fare. Overlook steak.
Forget about driving to the seashore or a lake for a swim. Not with today’s gasoline selling prices.
And neglect turning on your air conditioner to get a superior night’s slumber. Electric costs are skyrocketing. The Federal Energy Regulatory Fee warns prices in some places of the region could soar 233% for the duration of this summer’s warmth waves.
Which is why only a minuscule 14% of the public states the place is shifting in the proper path, according to an Associated Push poll. Even men and women with very good work simply cannot pay for straightforward pleasures.
Where are our political leaders? They’ve been on information demonstrates hyping the Jan. 6 “hearings.”
They want you to believe that that they’re uncovering the reality about Jan. 6, 2021, in buy to safeguard democracy. But, all over again, they’re participating in us for stupid.
The first seven episodes in their miniseries, were scripted to explain to a predetermined story. The “witnesses” were being interviewed behind shut doorways and videotaped. Then the committee took only snippets of testimony that help its propaganda and allowed you to listen to it.
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who is sitting in jail, volunteered to testify reside so his statements could not be selectively edited. But the committee so much is unwilling mainly because it will not risk a witness who may well contradict its predetermined results. As a substitute, very last Tuesday, the committee hosted previous Oath Keeper Jason Van Tatenhove, who has not been aspect of the group considering that 2018. He’s not a witness so significantly as a prop.
Equally, no 1 cross-examined Cassidy Hutchinson to check her sensational assert that Donald Trump grabbed the steering wheel of the Solution Support limousine to change toward the Capitol. Why not?
For the reason that the committee is just one-sided. The 9 associates, all hand-picked by Pelosi, include things like Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the deal with of the initially Trump impeachment, and Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., manager of the 2nd impeachment proceeding in opposition to Trump, as well as Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., two Republicans who voted twice to impeach Trump.
Which is as balanced as a single of Josef Stalin’s trials.
Why would anybody enjoy this unapologetically rigged approach about a matter that pales in comparison to watching your good quality of everyday living and foreseeable future plans ruined by soaring prices?
People under 50 have not lived as a result of inflation and the fear it instills. But President Biden and Senate The greater part Chief Chuck Schumer, the two in their 70s, and Pelosi, now in her 80s, were presently in electricity when inflation struck all through the Carter several years.
They know the reality — the agony of inflation. Disgrace on them for striving to distract from it with created-for-tv propaganda.
Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York and chairman of the Committee to Decrease An infection Deaths.