So, this week, Nancy Pelosi deliberately provoked China by traveling to Taiwan — to do what, exactly? Collect an award for showing up? Check out the nifty sash.
In her acceptance speech, Pelosi actually said this with a straight face…
“Today the world faces a choice between democracy and autocracy. America’s determination to preserve democracy here in Taiwan and around the world remains ironclad, and we are grateful to the partnership of the people of Taiwan in this mission.”
Notice that the United States isn’t included in that statement. Perhaps because “the world” knows U.S. promises about democracy are ludicrous while we turn a blind eye to this decrepit man-baby in a diaper openly plotting his next coup.
If Pelosi had kept it real, here’s how she might have described America’s “ironclad” commitment to preserving democracy…
“We in the United States look upon Taiwan’s struggle to remain free with great envy. Those who seek to oppress you are in China, about 1,300 miles away.
“The aspiring dictator seeking power over us is our former president, Donald J. Trump. He lives in freedom, with Secret Service protection, at his resort in Bedminster, New Jersey. He holds rallies regularly all over the country to undermine democracy and foment insurrection.
“We give Mr. Trump every protection under our First Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech — even if the speech is all lies.
“In addition, our current president, Joseph R. Biden, allows many, many employees hired by Mr. Trump to remain in highly sensitive positions throughout our government. Their continued obedience to Mr. Trump poses a grave, ongoing threat to our national security, but what are you going to do?
“Each day, I try to be a role model by working cordially with my Republican colleagues in Congress, whom we know helped Mr. Trump’s attempt to remain in power forever. These people would have danced around the Capitol with glee on January 6 if the mob that invaded and ransacked the building for Mr. Trump had murdered me and other Democrats in cold blood.
“I will defend until my last breath their ability to serve in Congress while openly committing treason — because I know they would do the same for me if circumstances were reversed.
“America’s democracy hangs by a thread. Rest assured that my colleagues will never stop gathering mountains and mountains of proof of sedition and treason. Yet we will bring no charges and arrest no one who ever served in our government because their payback would be hell.
“My faith inspires me in the knowledge that God will protect America as it descends in willful blindness into the valley of the shadow of death, lifting barely a finger in time to save our democracy from oblivion.
“But, don’t worry. We’ll help you save yours.”