Politics is a game, first and foremost, and some are just simply better at playing it than others.
As with any contest, keeping a cool head is paramount to you success. Agitation is nothing but a distraction, draining your cognitive resources and belying your frustrations to those around you. Such was the case with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last night.
Madam Speaker was ready to take her radiational State of The Union seat, directly behind Donald Trump and within view of the entire at-home audience. She arrived dressed in all white as part of a protest organized by female Democrats who were hoping to bring attention to what they perceived as misogynistic behavior by the President.
Then, when Trump arrived, the Commander in Chief snubbed Pelosi’s attempt at a handshake.
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— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 5, 2020
That gifted copy of Trump’s State of the Union speech then became a prop for Pelosi, who was unable to control her emotions as those gathered cheered the President’s message.
Speaker Pelosi’s rip is mood: pic.twitter.com/QOayIx4WDM
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 5, 2020
It was this obvious stunt that has longtime Trump aide Kellyanne Conway suggesting that Pelosi be punished.
From an appearance with Sandra Smith on America’s Newsroom.
“I think it shows you how petty and peevish and partisan and the Democratic Party has become,” Conway told Smith. “What’s wrong with her? Who mutters to themselves over the State of the Union?”
“She looked like she was reading the Cheesecake Factory menu all night going through every single page,” she added. “I think that she should either be censured or I believe the same woman who led a resolution in the House to denounce a tweet last summer — there ought to be a Senate resolution denouncing her behavior last night.”
To add insult to injury, Pelosi will likely be forced to face the acquittal of Trump in his Senate impeachment trial within a matter of hours.
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