Pelosi’s Dubious Intelligence Test

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
by Carl M. Cannon
March 8, 2015

.[Obama’s] petulance preceding the speech wasn’t a lapse, it was a calculated strategy apparently directed out of the White House. It included Obama’s claim that he wasn’t going to watch Netanyahu— Tuesday at 11 a.m. being such an important hour and all. During the speech, literally, White House aides and Capitol Hill political operatives began circulating the Democrats’ talking points, the main three being: (1) “Nothing new here, folks.” (2) Bibi is offering no specifics. (3) His approach will lead to war. Obama airily repeated talking point No. 1 himself, notwithstanding the fact that it would have been difficult to reach this conclusion if you didn’t actually watch the speech. The president skirted that pothole by claiming he’d scanned a transcript of the address. But the apex of Democratic Party querulousness came from someone who did attend the session—Nancy Pelosi, the ranking House Democrat. Pelosi pronounced herself “near tears throughout the prime minister’s speech,” on account of what she termed its condescending tone. She also characterized herself as “saddened by the insult to the intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 + 1 nations.” READ MORE

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