Originally posted at The Clash Daily
Someone really should suggest to Grandma Pelosi that itâ€™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 Valentineâ€™s Day, 73-year-old Nancy, married for half a century to someone whoâ€™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 â€œcompels her to support same sex marriageâ€ and who thanked God for the overturning of Prop 8, would ask the question, â€œWhy would you get married? Why would anybody get married?â€
Did Nancy forget for a second that sheâ€™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 youâ€™re getting married â€” 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 doesnâ€™t have the same opinion of traditional marriage, because she said, â€œIâ€™m not a big one for rushing people into marriage, as wonderful and happy as mine was.â€
And why should she be? With abortion on demand, single women donâ€™t have to be burdened with what Barack Obama calls a â€œpunishment.â€ Moreover, now that thereâ€™s Obamacare, instead of being tied down or â€œhitched,â€ as Nancy calls it, the marriage-shy can be creative â€“ 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.
Nancyâ€™s got a point! If Americans are free of â€œjob lock,â€ why should our freedom be lost to spouse-lock?
The Womenâ€™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 â€“ 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, â€œmake sure that the person that youâ€™re madly in love with is with the program.â€ This is true especially if youâ€™re a male, otherwise the government will pick up the tab for the woman â€œyouâ€™re madly in love withâ€ if she should decide to dispose of your offspring.
So, on Valentineâ€™s Day weekend, asÂ bachelor BarackÂ Obama jets out to California for golfing andÂ in Aspen, as â€œresort reporters look out for the annual first lady ski trip,â€ itâ€™s fun to have Nancy Pelosi around to tell us about romance and marriage from a senile liberalâ€™s perspective.