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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Eugene Robinson: The president has pretty much ceased being president ... Enter Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who is not the president, obviously, but increasingly is acting almost like a prime minister. Over the weekend, she led a congressional delegation on an unannounced trip to reassure U.S. allies in Jordan and Afghanistan.

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Given that Pelosi greenlighted the House investigation that likely will end in Trump's impeachment " and, thus, that Trump sees her as his nemesis " the president likely considered the speaker's trip a slap in the face.

But somebody had to do it. Somebody had to tell leaders who have thrown in their lot with the United States that Washington hasn't forgotten its friends or forsaken its responsibilities. That was the message of Pelosi's trip, aimed not just at leaders in Amman and Kabul but at allies around the world who wonder whether the United States is still worthy of their trust.

In an administration that operates like a television reality show, Pelosi's trip was effective counterprogramming. For Trump, this may be the most unsettling development of all: He's not the only one in town who knows how to steal the spotlight with a well-timed surprise.

With Pelosi's dressing-down of Trump at last Wednesday's White House meeting, her weekend trip abroad and her highly visible oversight of the impeachment process in the House, a first-time visitor to the capital might conclude that she is shaping events while Trump just thrashes around.

Nancy Pelosi is one of the most powerful women in history given the outsized influence of the United States on global affairs.

She didn't get where she is by accident and hopefully she'll be able to help guide us safely through these troubled waters.

Just like a boss should do.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-10-21 08:27 PM | Reply

She cant even lead the dems,

#2 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-22 12:52 PM | Reply

Yeah yeah. Pelosi for president. Go for it!

What this country needs is a president with big t**s.

#3 | Posted by Ray at 2019-10-22 09:07 PM | Reply

She cant even lead the dems,

#2 | POSTED BY SNIPER

I know why you're confused. You're a conservative, so don't know what actual leadership looks like.

Trump bullies, and insults, inflates himself and degrades his "allies" - while getting nothing if substance accomplished. And YOU probably see that as leadership.

Pelosi negotiates, and convinces, and manipulates, and builds up her allies - and EASILY accomplishes her goals. But because she is not degrading people (the only person, ally or opponent, she degrades is Trump, because that is the only language he understands) or flinging gradeschool insults at them, you don't see it as leadership.

Just ask yourself, who is better at accomplishing things... Republicans or Democrats (remember Obamacare which Dems passed and Republicans STILL haven't repealed?). The ones that actually accomplish things probably have the best leaders, irregardless of your preference for simple-minded bullying and theatrics.

#4 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-10-22 09:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

She cant even lead the dems,

#2 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2019-10-22 12:52 PM | FLAG:EYE ROLL

spare us your stupid... you silly republicl0wn lemming.

Trumplethinskin is leaving office in disgrace... and you put him there.

#5 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-10-22 09:24 PM | Reply

*Who* said what?

And why would we listen?

#6 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-10-22 10:38 PM | Reply

"She cant even lead the dems,"
#2 | POSTED BY SNIPER

That's a ridiculous statement on many levels. However, the "dems" are not her primary concern right now.

It's the Free World that's been missing a leader for the last three+ years.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-10-23 05:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

RAY

"What this country needs is a president with big t**s."

Better than that teeny-tiny appendage that's been leading Trump around for the past 3+ years.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2019-10-23 06:19 AM | Reply

how do you know that twi?

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-10-23 11:29 AM | Reply

*Who* said what?
And why would we listen?
#6 | POSTED BY DIXVILLENOTCH

Go back to 4Chan.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-10-23 01:33 PM | Reply

This isn't 4Chan? Lot's of tail chasing conspiracy theories.

I'm just here for the LULZ.

#11 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-10-23 04:06 PM | Reply

The haters are rubbing one imagining pelosi as President.

#12 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-10-24 08:18 AM | Reply

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