Pelosi loves to wag her finger and call out Trump as immoral, lately even using the budget to do so… until Dan Crenshaw flips the script.
So far as we can tell, Pelosi has one great love — being seen as morally superior to everyone she disagrees with. And it really doesn’t matter what lie she has to tell to get that result.
Lately, she’s been using the budget as a club to hit Trump with.
Crenshaw sees through her act, and better still, he sees how the standard she’s holding Trump up to condemns her in the process.
Pelosi has not yet put forward a budget.
President Trump’s budget got a lot of criticism today from some Democrats who REFUSE to actually propose their own budget. This is hypocrisy at its finest.
What’s worse, is the moral grandstanding and shaming that occurs every year with respect to spending. pic.twitter.com/2pwFh9Z6SW
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) February 13, 2020
Dan was using his time in speaking with a Director testifying about the President’s proposed budget… after the Director has been raked over the coals by others, and he asked a couple rhetorical questions about whether the House had put forward a budget of its own (it had not).
“…Lots of stones being cast, but no actual values being proposed. And I use that word very carefully because Nancy Pelosi likes to say ‘show me your budget, show me your values.’ So the implication is there’s no values if you don’t have a budget.
But you say that, and yet the stones are cast in a way that would imply that the President’s budget is without values, is without any moral character. Because that, really, is the implication being thrown around. ‘you don’t spend enough money on this, you don’t spend enough money on that, how dare you, have you no heart?’
That’s always the shame used, the moral grandstanding to make the points. Why is it we have an unending debt, unending growth in debt, why is that?
Because this body engages in nothing but moral shaming; you don’t have a heart if you’re not willing to spend double or triple the money that we are. Never mind that there’s no thought put into the second, third order consequences, no thought into whether or not that money is being well spent. Just moral shaming.
Why? Because as Alex De Tocqueville said, ‘The end of a Republic is when politicians figure out they can bribe the people with their own money.’ And they do so by morally shaming their political opponents.
You want to understand where we’re at? That’s exactly why.
Hey Nancy, do you think maybe that’s why Jesus told people the parable about removing the plank from your own eye before trying to take out the speck from your neighbor’s eye?
If Trump’s failure to include ONE thing in the budget reflects badly on his morals, what can it mean when Pelosi failed to make one at all… despite the Constitution calling it the House’s responsibility?
Well played, Crenshaw.