Nancy Pelosi agrees with Hillary Clinton: there can be no civility until the Democrats regain political power. The wannabe next House Speaker told late night host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night that, “when we win, you will see evidence” of more civil political discourse from her side. Colbert had asked whether Pelosi has seen any evidence that Democrats are taking the advice of many to lower the temperature of the political discourse coming from her political allies.
—QUOTABLE: “There has been a lot of talk lately about lowering the temperature of political discourse…Have you seen evidence of that?” -Colbert
—QUOTABLE: “Well, I think when we win, you will see evidence of that. Because when we do win, we will have, as we open the new Congress, we will honor the vows of our founders, E pluribus unum, from many one…It’s OK to disagree in the marketplace of ideas, that’s exciting, but it is also important to find solutions that unify and not divide.” -Pelosi
Hillary Clinton’s publicly maneuvers are drumming up speculation she’s planning yet another doomed presidential run. The twice-failed candidate has recently showed up on the bombed reboot of “Murphy Brown,” popped up on CBS’s “Madam Secretary,” and dropped into an episode of “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert. She and Bill are also embarking on a nation-wide comedy tour—speaking tour—being billed as a sort of fireside chat with the couple.
—“This kind of cameo stuff comes off as a novelty and won’t help resuscitate her career as a political leader…Rhetorically, doing these television cameos almost signals that her real influence on the national stage is pretty much over.” -Jeffrey McCall, professor of media studies at DePaul University
Stephen Colbert is ripping Jim Acosta. The CNN grandstander-in-chief had another confrontation with President Trump during a news conference on Wednesday, with Acosta asking if one of his female colleagues could ask Trump a question after he was done. “It would be great if a female reporter would ask you a question about this issue,” Acosta said in a nauseating display of virtue signaling while asking about accusations against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. The president said he “wouldn’t mind that at all,” then called on a female correspondent…from NBC. Acosta and Trump have had a rocky relationship, and the president has dubbed ol’ Jim and his employer “fake news.”