Few people deserve to be excoriated more than Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Few people are better at excoriating leftist nonsense than conservative actor and producer James Woods.
It’s a perfect match.
As she is wont to do, Pelosi opted to grandstand publicly in an interview last week about why President Donald Trump’s border wall is, in her mind, such a horrific idea.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 4, 2019
“The fact is, a wall is an immorality,” Pelosi said shortly after being sworn in on Thursday. “It’s not who we are as a nation.”
An immorality? I’m sorry, but it completely eludes me as to how and why wanting to secure the borders of a sovereign nation is “immoral.”
Worse than not making sense, Pelosi’s remarks are the utter height of hypocrisy. It only took Woods seven words to nail her on it.
Well, then, why do you have one? https://t.co/3hTIvJWbMu
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 6, 2019
“Well, then, why do you have one?” Woods sharply retorted.
It’s a question many leftists would struggle to answer. If security and protection are so immoral, why have any at all surrounding their homes?
Woods’ remark echoes a tweet Trump sent in late December skewering former President Barack Obama for a wall around his Washington property.
President and Mrs. Obama built/has a ten foot Wall around their D.C. mansion/compound. I agree, totally necessary for their safety and security. The U.S. needs the same thing, slightly larger version!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 30, 2018
And just to be clear, this isn’t some nutty right-wing conspiracy theory. Even the left-leaning fact-checkers at Snopes admitted that there was at least some truth about these walls leftists had around their homes.
It’s true that there have been some debunked memes about a wall surrounding Pelosi’s home that turned out to be false, because it was not actually her residence. But a different Snopes fact check noted that Pelosi owned property “along the banks of the Napa River on Zinfandel Lane in Northern California” that did have some sort of fencing or gates around the enclosure.
Snopes noted that the shorter walls likely provide no additional security, but at the very least Pelosi wanted to make it clear exactly where the rest of the world ends and her own land begins.
And anyone crossing that border without permission would be trespassing — and could be dealt with accordingly.
Gee, why does that sound so familiar?
Oh that’s right. It’s because that basic idea is one of the many reasons Trump has been touting border security in the face of hypocrites like Pelosi for the last several years.
Pelosi and her ilk, of course, deny that.
“And this is not a wall between Mexico and the United States that the president is creating here,” Pelosi also said in the ABC News clip. “It’s a wall between reality and his constituents, his supporters.”
Pelosi, as classy as ever, also had time the throw in a jab at the president.
“He’s a master of diversion,” she added.
Here’s the thing, Mrs. Pelosi. President Trump is not the one diverting attention from a problem here. He is the one facing the reality of a major problem, as the recent, tragic death of a policeman in California showed.
And he’s striving to protect the country in the process.
That’s far more preferable than a hypocritical hack who’d rather not get anything done.