America’s political circus in 2020 is now bordering on pure and unfettered absurdity. There is no more decorum, and there is very little tact left. There’s no meat left on the bone of decency as we approach the feast of the 2020 election, and this has made for some desperate distractions.
Name-calling has truly come back into style as well, likely spawned by the creative, succinct nicknames that Donald Trump began leveling against his opponents in the 2016 contest. “Crooked” Hillary Clinton. “Lyin'” Ted Cruz. In 2020, we’ve already been inundated with the “Sleepy” Joe Biden moniker as well.
So the Democrats, in what could only be described as a bid to keep up, have tried this nicknaming nonsense for themselves. Like nearly all copies, however, the original is still much, much sharper.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took a page out of President Trump’s playbook on Sunday when she bestowed a derogatory nickname on the commander in chief.
“This president, I have a new name for him, Mr. Make Matters Worse,” Pelosi said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” when discussing the president’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Pelosi went on to slam Trump for his past statements saying that the virus will go away on its own “like a miracle” and other controversial comments the president has made during the public health crisis.
“He has made matters worse from the start — delay, denial, it’s a hoax, it’ll go away magically, it’s a miracle, and all the rest — and we’re in this situation,” she said.
Pelosi’s awkwardly long moniker doesn’t appear to have any real lasting power and, with only 100 or so days until the election, she’s running out of time to come up with something better.
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