There has been no shortage of hyperbole floating around the politi-sphere in 2020, as politicians and pundits alike attempt to prove that this is, indeed, the most important election of our lives.
Of course, this is nothing new: The infotainment industry has been at the forefront of this hyperbolic turbocharging for years, hoping to scare Americans into tuning in nightly. Now, instead of this being the most important election in our lives, one prominent Democrat is attempting to proclaim that this is the most important election in the history of civilization.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Monday waxed hyperbolic about the 2020 presidential election, telling an audience that “civilization as we know it is at stake.”
Pelosi made the remark during a speech at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, according to Fox News correspondent Rob DiRienzo.
Video footage of the statement was making the rounds on social media soon after being uttered.
— Rob DiRienzo (@RobDiRienzo) March 9, 2020
This isn’t the first time that Madam Speaker has taken to such stark warnings either.
Pelosi made similar comments claiming that President Trump’s possible re-election threatens the world as House Democrats readied two articles of impeachment against the president.
“The damage that this administration has done to America — America is a great country, we can sustain — two terms, I don’t know,” Pelosi said at a CNN town hall event in December. “Civilization, as we know it today, is at stake in this election.”
Is Pelosi on point, is or the House Speaker just attempting to terrify the Democratic base into casting ballots come November? There is perhaps no way to be sure, given her track record of exaggeration.
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