This is from yesterday, but I only just saw it. Taegan provides us with some levity:
“You know what? He is known to cry. He cries sometimes when we’re having a debate on bills. If I cry, it’s about the personal loss of a friend or something like that. But when it comes to politics — no, I don’t cry. I would never think of crying about any loss of an office, because that’s always a possibility, and if you’re professional, then you deal with it professionally.”
– House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), quoted by the New York Times Magazine, noting how House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) shed tears during an election night speech.
Nancy is on to something. She has re-framed the whining and crying of the Party of No by calling the GOP unprofessional… and not just because one of their FearLeaders lapses into blubbering every five minutes.
No, they’re unprofessional because of their conduct; the appalling shunning of their own president; their obstructionism at the expense of the entire nation and nation’s legal system; their accusations about how the Democrats are handling the economy while their ideas would launch the deficit even farther into the stratosphere; their tantrumy foot stomping about shutting down the government; their utterly disrespectful shouting, over talking, interrupting, infantile name-calling; and their clear disdain for those who don’t look, sound, or dress like them.
That is not only unprofessional, it’s despicable.