It’s hard to watch someone like Nancy Pelosi talk, and especially on television so much of the time because it’s not difficult from her demeanor to think that she doesn’t have total control over what she is saying.
It’s actually kind of scary that her fellow Democrats would let her keep going on like this without telling her that it is time to hang it up.
Nancy Pelosi was at it again doing her best “Aunt Clara” imitation, for those youngsters not familiar with the bubbling mumbling zany aunt of Samantha Stevens in the classic 1960’s sitcom “Bewitched,” played by character actress Marion Lorne, who would create all sorts of chaos, confusion and mayhem.
However Pelosi (sad to say) “isn’t play acting,” she’s the real deal, as this brief video clip reveals.
This week the California lawmaker just returned to Washington to hold her weekly press conference, and instantly began doing her best “Aunt Clara” imitation, mumbling stumbling and repeating words and having one of those “senior moments” trouble saying “Martin Luther King” and slurring “prescription drugs.”
Pelosi had intended to use Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy as a political talking point in pushing a progressive agenda of socialized medicine, however, what ensued was a rambling, incoherent performance, reminiscent of her past performances, which seems to have become more problematic with each year.
At one point she stumbled within her remarks appearing confused saying she was “inspired by Dr. King’s call for fairness, opportunity, and… equal oppor— opportunity, and equal acc— uh, acc– access to equality.”
She continued speaking appearing more lucid saying: “It’s really sad the Republicans tax cut.”
Then moments later she looked at the ceiling as if trying to remember her next line, then blurting out “86”, then exclaiming “83% of the benefits go to the top one percent,” she said. “It’s really sad,” she repeated.
“What has happened this week that is…” she said, trailing off and staring at reporters.
“I don’t want to say different,” she finally continued, before correcting herself.