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Pelosi Dismisses Americans’ Strong Consumer Confidence

Pelosi Dismisses Americans’ Strong Consumer Confidence

“Negative Nancy” criticizes “the nation’s nearly 18-year high in consumer confidence under the president’s leadership”

The economy is moving in the right direction, with the unemployment rate the lowest it’s been for 18 years and consumer confidence at “a 17-year high.”  This is not good news for Democrats who are watching their midterm blue wave potentially dwindle into a sad little ripple.

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is in a tough spot.   Not only is she too moderate for the Bernified Socialist Democratic Party and too radical for moderate Democrats running in red states, but she can’t seem to figure out how to talk to or about an American people who are going back to work and who are experiencing growing consumer confidence.

She first showed how tone-deaf she was in navigating these matters earlier this year when she seemed to sneer at the “crumbs” represented by employee bonuses given in response to the Trump tax cuts.  She just doesn’t get that big government has been squeezing Americans dry, to the point where a thousand dollar bonus sounds pretty darned good to many Americans and their families.

Pelosi isn’t sneering at the welcome “crumbs” of President Trump’s tax cuts; instead, she’s refusing to acknowledge that consumer confidence is at “historically strong levels.”


In doing so, she appears to be undermining (mocking?) the American people who are reporting strong consumer confidence.

Pelosi is trying to make the case for the Socialist Democrat platform of $15 minimum wage, “free” college, healthcare, and etc., but she’s coming across as out-of-touch, confused, and, as the GOP has labeled her, as “Negative Nancy.”

Fox News reports:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday resumed her attacks against President Donald Trump, this time criticizing the nation’s nearly 18-year high in consumer confidence under the president’s leadership.

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index rose 2.4 points in May, reaching 128 — for the highest reading in more than 17 years, the organization said this week.

But in her weekly news conference, the California Democrat downplayed the figure, just a week after she claimed low unemployment numbers reported earlier “mean little” to the American people.

Her recent responses about the economy have prompted Republicans to nickname her “Negative Nancy” over her attempts to downplay positive news.

“(P)eople say, ‘Oh my goodness, … people are saying the unemployment rate is down, why isn’t my purchasing power increasing?” Pelosi said. “So, this isn’t just about the unemployment rate, it’s about wages rising in our country, so that consumer confidence is restored.”

Watch Grover Norquist discuss Pelosi’s dismissal of Americans who have more money in their pockets and have reported increased consumer confidence:


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Keep talking, Nancy. Every time you open your mouth, democrat poll numbers go down.

Rich San Francisco liberal elitist tries to connect with the American middle class. This can’t end well.

    TX-rifraph in reply to rdmdawg. | June 9, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    She has lived her life as a “taker,” to use Adam Grant’s terminology. She has always used people for her personal gain. She has no idea how to “connect” — only to rule and control. Keep talking, Nancy! Or, trying to talk…

I wish I could pick enemies like this.

Did her face freeze again? Did she screw up another math problem? She paused to work out the New Pelosi Math: 63 – 15 = 47. I kid you not.

2O secs in:

An aide jumped in and still couldn’t get the right answer. Remember all those “studies” that Dems are so much smarter than us rubes? Heh.

But the rest of the clip is full of other verbal blunders. Confusing debt with deficit, etc.

She belongs in a nursing home. But if the Dems want to wheel out a cripple to grapple with Trump, let’s not get in her way.

“Nattering nabobs of negativity…” the guy who said that was way ahead of his time.

““Nattering nabobs of negativity…” the guy who said that was way ahead of his time.”
Said by Spiro Agnew, written, IIRC, Willian Safir.

Hillary and Nancy campaigning for themselves. They are gift.

She is turning into SNL skit. Which is great, so, carry on!

She sounds like she is insane. A sort of combination of Niclole Wallace and Tor or MSNBC. I am not sure what she lives for other than hate.

Pelosi and the Dems are endlessly jumping sharks now. Instead of finding a way to claim some credit they are conceding all of the good news to Trump and the Repubs. They are probably hoping that something bad happens and they can claim they knew it all along. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen before November and likely not before 2020.