House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., allowed herself a bit of nostalgia Friday, yearning for the days of an administration friendlier to Democrats: that of former President George W. Bush.
Pelosi was touting her bipartisan bona fides on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” citing her relationship with former President Bush as proof of her willingness to reach across the aisle. When an interviewer suggested she’s “missing him now,” Pelosi conceded she did.
“I wish George W. Bush were president now,” she said, laughing. “I wish Mitt Romney were president. I wish John McCain were president.”
That exchange, on the surface, looks innocent and harmless. It’s just a Congresswoman reminiscing about the good old days when America had “reasonable” presidents as opposed to the madness of Donald Trump.
After all, John McCain, of all people, said he wished Obama was still president. It’s a bipartisan feeling, you say, especially when you also hear that former vice president Biden is encouraging Mitt Romney to run for Senate in Utah to help bipartisanship.
Yes, it does appear harmless until you give it deeper thought and begin to wonder what it all really means.
What are the implications of two supposedly ideologically different political parties suddenly wishing that the other party was in charge, and encouraging candidates of the other party to run for office? Does it show that they’re just tired of the madness which President Trump has brought to the White House, or does it mean that they’re not really as ideologically different as we thought they were?
My take is that it confirms what many already know, and even more suspect, that the two political parties have become two extensions of the same cancerous establishment. While the ideologies have ostensibly remained different, the policies have become the same. That’s why they’re united in their opposition to this usurper who has come out of nowhere to take over power.
Trump’s ascendance to the presidency is such a calamity to the establishment that they have decided to use the opportunity of the calamity to achieve something they might not otherwise achieve under normal circumstances. You know the saying that you should never let a crisis go to waste. The establishment is trying to use the Donald Trump crisis to bring the idea of the two parties being one into the mainstream.
That is why major players in the two parties are now speaking out nostalgically about presidents from the other party, and how they wish they were in charge. It sounds like they’re doing it because of how bad Trump is, but what they’re really doing is getting you used to the idea that anyone chosen by the two establishment owned parties will be better than any outsider.
They believe they’ve damaged Trump’s reputation enough to be able to start putting it out there that anyone the two establishment parties put out is better than anybody outside no matter what. This is the start of the next line of brainwashing. This is how they always begin: by throwing it out “jokingly” to see how much traction it gets. Of course, there isn’t any shortage of sheep to agree because ‘Trump is such a devil.’
Trump might turn out to be the worst president America will ever have, who knows, but he is an outsider, and that’s why his election is a big blow to the establishment. That’s also why they fear him so much. He is someone outside their control, and that gives them a lot of sleepless nights, and is why they’ll keep fighting to impeach him so they can install Mike Pence, the quintessential establishment puppet.
Mike Pence who will essentially become a rubber stamp to their bills, like the other “great” presidents today being extolled in a bipartisan manner were, is who they would prefer. Therefore, what these party leaders waxing lyrical about the greatness of establishment ex presidents and presidential candidates are really doing is just endorsing Mike Pence.
Makes you think that Senator Bernie Sanders would have gotten the same treatment, or even worse, if he had somehow managed to beat the Democratic party establishment and won the presidential election. If they could treat a core capitalist like Trump in this manner just because he’s someone they’re not sure they can control, I leave you to imagine what they would have done to a “socialist” like Sanders who would also have been outside their control.