Pelosi needs re­al­ity check

The Washington Times Daily - - EDITORIAL -

House Mi­nor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi has once again demon­strated an un­bri­dled level of buf­foon­ery. Her re­cent procla­ma­tion that the hate­ful and vi­o­lent in­ci­dents we see to­day can be traced back to the 1990s dur­ing the Clin­ton ad­min­is­tra­tion and the at­tacks by con­ser­va­tives and Repub­li­cans on Bill and Hil­lary is sim­ply lu­di­crous and un­founded (“Pelosi: ‘Out­ra­geous’ for Repub­li­cans to blame Democrats for heated rhetoric,” Web, June 15).

Some­one needs to re­mind the for­mer speaker of the House that cor­re­lat­ing two dis­parate events that hap­pened decades apart does not prove that one event was the root cause of the other. It would take a thor­ough in­ves­ti­ga­tion, tons of re­search and a sta­tis­ti­cal anal­y­sis to reach any such con­clu­sion about the root cause of the cur­rent hos­til­i­ties we are see­ing. Of course, I would never ex­pect Nancy Pelosi to un­der­stand any of this. She and the Demo­cratic left pre­fer to deal in hy­per­bole, in­nu­endo and im­pas­sioned, base­less pleas to their base. This ap­proach has be­come the de­fault strat­egy of a group of scur­rilous scoundrels who seek power and po­si­tion to the detri­ment of the free­dom and lib­erty of most Amer­i­cans.

ROB WEINHOLD Dale City, Va.

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