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Nancy Pelosi Claims Democrats Never Denied Border Crisis, but Video is Forever

Nancy Pelosi Claims Democrats Never Denied Border Crisis, but Video is Forever

“We have never not said that there was a crisis.”

I’m so old I remember when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was incensed by the very idea of President Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration.

Pelosi repeatedly declared, and her fellow Democrats in Congress and the media dutifully parroted, that there was no border crisis, that the president had either made it up or, alternatively, created it himself.  They declined to work with Trump and Republicans on the border wall, and forced a government shutdown over wall funding.

Fast forward to this week.  Pelosi actually states that Democrats have never denied a border crisis.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a Thursday press conference that the southern border is a “crisis,” and held President Trump responsible.

“We have never not said that there was a crisis. There is a humanitarian crisis at the border, and some of it provoked by the actions taken by the administration,” the speaker said when asked if there is an actual crisis at the border.

“But, yes, it is a crisis. We’ve always said that it gets to be more of a humanitarian crisis the more that Republicans — the administration, I won’t paint all the Republicans with this — the more the administration acts in the shameful way,” Pelosi said.

As the Washington Examiner continues, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) appeared in that creepy video stating that there was no genuine crisis at the border: “In January, Pelosi held a joint press conference with Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. in which the Senate minority leader declared Trump ‘used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis, stoke fear, and divert attention’.”

Needless to say, there are many (many) videos on YouTube of Pelosi and other Democrats saying that there is no border crisis, that it is “manufactured,” and the like.

Now obviously Pelosi knows that there is video of her and many Democrats saying exactly what she now claims they never said, and equally obviously, she doesn’t care that she will be contradicted . . . . by her own words. So why even make such demonstrably false statements?


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So why even make such demonstrably false statements?”

Because liberal progressives are mentally defective and believe everyone else is stupid.

    healthguyfsu in reply to Miles. | May 19, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Let me fix that.

    “Because liberal progressives are mentally defective and…” have the near universal cover of the mainstream media.

    Barry in reply to Miles. | May 19, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    “…and believe everyone else is stupid.”

    Most of their supporters are that stupid.

So the Dims are going to admit now that there is a crisis at the border, but they still won’t do anything to fix it?

Or is this just their “we have a crisis at the border, so obviously we need to spend more taxpayer money on it” moment?

    randian in reply to Observer. | May 19, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    If a Democrat was President, this would not be a crisis. Blaming Trump for a situation the Democrats created is outrageous, and if we had an honest media they’d be taking them to task for it.

Colonel Travis | May 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Leftism and truth don’t mix.

Different interpretations of the word “crisis”, apparently.

When DJT says “crisis” he means an unlimited horde of criminals, smugglers and disease carriers flooding unimpeded into the country. I.e., a legal and public health crisis.

When Nan says “crisis” she means that somebody is trying to impede the flood, and of course that should not be allowed. That’s her idea of a “humanitarian” crisis. So, there’s only a crisis when somebody tries to do something about the crime wave; the crime wave itself isn’t a crisis, it’s just “business as usual” on the Democrat Plantation.

Maybe Whoopie can clarify things; which is a crisis, and which is a crisis-crisis?

    CorkyAgain in reply to tom_swift. | May 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Spot on, Tom. Anything that impedes the flow of migrants into the country is an unconscionable inconvenience for the poor dears.

    Yet when Pres. Trump suggested sending them directly to sanctuary cities and states, where they would presumably be welcomed with open arms and coddled, the Democrats balked.

Pelosi is a sleazy liar, rivaling hillary clinton.

There is no shame on the left – just a ruthless drive for absolute power.

God help us if they ever get it.

So why even make such demonstrably false statements

Doesn’t matter how false they are; they’re still good for a lot of mileage.

It can be easily demonstrated that Global Warming is a hoax. But that doesn’t even slow the hysteria down.

Of course hysteria isn’t a rational process, and so is not subject to rational review. Which is why the leftoids are always set on “11”—it’s the only way something as anti-intellectual as leftism can operate.

Gremlin1974 | May 19, 2019 at 3:39 pm

“We have never not said that there was a crisis.”

Hey Nancy, we just heard that there is a strange sound coming from the grave of your high school english teacher, sounds like the is rolling over like a high speed lathe.

“have never not” seriously?

Let me fix it for her; “We have never said that there was not a crisis.”

It’s still a lie but now it’s at least a grammatically correct lie.

G. de La Hoya | May 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm

Pelosi has always reminded me of Edith Bunker. I now believe I was unfair to Edith. The Dingbat has a higher intelligence than Pelosi and the Meathead combined 😉

They say these things because liberals suck these lies up like the whores* on meth that they are.

* My sincere apologies to whores for calling them liberals. It was totally uncalled for.

Occasional Thinker | May 20, 2019 at 10:31 am

“Never not said” obviously her grammar is from a public education. If you parse her words she is correct that part of this is the Trump administration’s fault. If we had a democrat administration the only crisis “at the border” would be providing sufficient transport to disperse the invaders throughout the country and having a nation wide crisis.

But you’re forgetting the new Democrat talking point that all video of Nancy Pelosi is “doctored”!