Originally posted at The Clash Daily
Someone really should suggest to Grandma Pelosi that it’s time to pack up the Tahitian pearls and turn her attention toward choosing a high-end Senior Living complex.
More and more, the minority speaker seems to have a knack for saying the strangest things at the worst possible time. So the only conclusion one can come to is that Nancy is either spinning uncontrollably into a vortex of senile dementia, or someone at the top has given her free rein to articulate all the deepest thoughts of liberalism.
This time, for Valentine’s Day, 73-year-old Nancy, married for half a century to someone who’s second only to Hillary Clinton in the most-patient spouse department, in a NowThis News interview said some surprising things about committing oneself to the sacrament of marriage.
Who would have thought that Nancy, the woman who said that her Catholic faith “compels her to support same sex marriage” and who thanked God for the overturning of Prop 8, would ask the question, “Why would you get married? Why would anybody get married?”
Did Nancy forget for a second that she’s married to Paul Pelosi, or is that her way of posing a cute rhetorical question?
Either way, in what seemed like an attempt to take a shot at traditional values, Pelosi said:
But I would say, you know, if you’re getting married — why are you getting married? Why would you get married? Why would anybody get married? Is that the person that they love so much, that was irresistible, that they had to get married?
So, same-sex marriage fanatic Nancy Pelosi apparently doesn’t have the same opinion of traditional marriage, because she said, “I’m not a big one for rushing people into marriage, as wonderful and happy as mine was.”
And why should she be? With abortion on demand, single women don’t have to be burdened with what Barack Obama calls a “punishment.” Moreover, now that there’s Obamacare, instead of being tied down or “hitched,” as Nancy calls it, the marriage-shy can be creative – take a painting class, or finally learn how to play that dusty clarinet stashed away in the attic.
Instead of getting married, commitment-phobes can voluntarily join the ranks of the jobless and instead of committing to a family, they can collect unemployment and help grow the US economy.
Nancy’s got a point! If Americans are free of “job lock,” why should our freedom be lost to spouse-lock?
The Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, who is also a mother of five and grandmother of eight, did stress that children are a good reason to get married – that is, if a woman chooses to let them get out of the womb alive.
However, Speaker Pelosi did warn that if children are the goal, before getting married, “make sure that the person that you’re madly in love with is with the program.” This is true especially if you’re a male, otherwise the government will pick up the tab for the woman “you’re madly in love with” if she should decide to dispose of your offspring.
So, on Valentine’s Day weekend, as bachelor Barack Obama jets out to California for golfing and in Aspen, as “resort reporters look out for the annual first lady ski trip,” it’s fun to have Nancy Pelosi around to tell us about romance and marriage from a senile liberal’s perspective.