Poster child of a career politician

Over the past few years, I’ve written many posts about Representative Nancy Pelosi. I can’t recall one that was flattering of her.

Pelosi has spent the last 43 of her 78 years in politics, 32 of which has been spent in the U.S. House of Representatives. Before being elected to the House, Pelosi climbed the ranks within the California Democratic Party, which she chaired for 2 years in the early 1980s.

Actually, her political career began when she was in college and she interned for Senator Daniel Brewster. Well, I guess you could say that her political career started at birth as her father was a local politician in the Little Italy section of Baltimore.

When Pelosi was born, her father, Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., was a member of the House from Maryland and as she grew up, he served as mayor of Baltimore.

She served as House Minority Whip from January 2002 to January 2003. She was House Minority Leader from January 2003 to January 2007 when she became Speaker of the House until January 2011. She returned to being House Minority Leader until moving back into the speaker’s position last month.

To put it bluntly, she is the poster child for a career politician. She has lived in San Francisco for past 50 years. The liberalism of the Bay City allowed Pelosi to rise to where she is today.

Over the past 10 years, Nancy Pelosi has been displaying increasing signs of having some type of mental disorder, most likely a form of dementia. Her symptoms have steadily become more evident over the past several years.

In a number of her speeches, she forgets words, slurs her speech, babbles non-sense and lately, displayed minor facial spasms. She has left audiences confused and bewildered at times.

Then there are her growing outrageous comments, like telling the nation that Obamacare was working and rates were coming down and coverage going up, when the exact opposite was happening. She also stated that Barack Obama never did anything for political purposes.

More recently, she blamed President Donald Trump for the five-week government shutdown and then took credit for the shutdown after Trump agreed to a three-week compromise.

Many of Pelosi’s statements and actions have demonstrated that she may not be all that stable.