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10/27/2020

Democrat Emails, Part 1 – Nancy Pelosi: Livid

Filed under: General — JVW @ 11:53 am



[guest post by JVW]

I mentioned a while back that one negative consequence of sliding Little Aloha Sweetie and Crazy Cute Hippie Chick a few bucks to get them on the Democrat debate stage last winter is that I have ended up on the DNC’s mailing list. I decided to track the emails that I received between September 22 and October 15, and you can see the results at this Google Sheet. During that 24-day period there arrived in my mailbox 255 email messages from the Dems, not to mention the other 182 email message from the Dems which landed in my spam folder (for what it’s worth, emails from Donald Trump and Mike Pence also go straight to the spam folder).

I’ll have some further posts about the assortment of pleas, promises, lies, threats, and admonishments that I have received, but today I want to highlight my (one-sided) correspondence with the beating heart of the Democrat Party, a seasoned veteran who has been a steady leader in Washington lo these many decades, a voice of reason who has risen through the party ranks to the highest level of leadership by bridging the party’s establishment flank with its progressive idealists. I am referring of course to the one, the only, Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

(Oh, did you guys think I was referring to Slow Joe Biden? Pffffffffft.)

Anyway, Speaker Pelosi, whom I like to refer to as Aunt Nancy, has been my most loyal correspondent. Over those two-dozen days to which I referred above, she has appeared in my inbox no fewer than 36 times, four-and-one-half times as often as the party’s nominee for President, nine times more often than lazy Barack Obama, and thirty-six times more often than sweet but useless Jimmy Carter. Lazy-ass Chuck Schumer hasn’t bothered to email me so much as once; it’s Aunt Nancy, den mother to the party, who is doing all of the hard work, and if that’s not blatant sexism then I’m not a woke feminist.

But I’m really not here to settle scores. The reason, friends, that I want to highlight the efforts of our beloved Speaker is because, quite frankly, I am worried about her. She started off by writing to me through her Team Pelosi account on September 22, warning me that Mitch McConnell had raised a whole Clintonload of money. The next day, however, she was emailing from her personal campaign account, buoyantly reporting that Cocaine Mitch had admitted on television that the GOP could lose the Senate. By the next day, she was optimistic that Democrats could block a Republican nomination to the Supreme Court. It seemed that things were trending well for her party, and Aunt Nancy had every reason to be feeling happy about her position.

But then it all started getting rough. On September 26 Aunt Nancy sent me a message with the subject line “outraged.” She reported that she had just watched President Trump announce the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, and our Speaker was incredulous to see “Republicans fall in line and cheer for the destruction of our health care.” Two days later, she had come down from outrage and now self-reported as “deeply concerned” about the nomination of Judge Barrett, recycling a verbal tic popularized by former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. The next night — the night of the first Presidential Debate — she reported that President Trump had raised $1.33 billion (huh?) and asked me to help counter that massive sum by passing along $5-25, or maybe $500 or more, to the DNC.

On the morning of the last day of September, Aunt Nancy started to spiral downward. I found in my inbox a message from her with the subject line “livid.” Uh-oh, I thought to myself, today would be a really bad day for our Adorable but Clueless Niece to pull some silly left-wing shit like wearing an ACAB shirt or something, and I sincerely hoped that dear AOC would take heed and keep a low profile. Anyway, our Speaker was agitated by Trump’s debate performance the previous evening. Fair enough. But later that day (Aunt Nancy would email me three times on September 30) she sounded determined, reminding me that the last day of the month was her final opportunity to reach her September fundraising goal. Every organization should have a fundraiser or salesperson as dedicated and thorough as Nancy Pelosi, I am telling you. She then took a week off, which I really think she deserved, with the lone exception of an October 3 message about how the GOP has imperiled the post office, because an organization that on average delivers 182 million pieces of first-class mail each and every day apparently somehow needs billions and billions of additional dollars in funding to deliver an extra 200 million ballots to voters, then pick up, process, and deliver maybe three-quarters of them all within the course of roughly 24 mailing days. But never mind that, I was just happy that Aunt Nancy was getting the rest she needed so that she could come back and finish October strong.

But I don’t know that it worked. On October 8 she was back to being agitated that Vice-President Mike Pence had “defile[d] our democracy during his first and ONLY [sic] debate performance.” By the 11th, I was receiving email from her with the subject line “deeply alarming” (Cocaine Mitch had hauled in $55.7 million for Republican Senate candidates), and by the 13th she was back to being “livid,” this time over the lies that President Trump had told at a rally. Since then, I have received three additional email messages from her in which the subject line is simply “livid”: Lindsey Graham pushing through the ACB nomination (October 22), President Trump once again lying at a rally (October 23), and the confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett (yesterday).

Guys, that’s just way too much lividity for an 80-year-old woman to bear. She deserves so much better: lockdown evenings scarfing down pints of $13 ice cream from her $24,000 freezer, seeking bailouts for profligate-spending states who have chosen to hamstring their economies with strict lockdowns, or even time spent with her grandkids, if she really must. She doesn’t need nor deserve the aggravation of lying Republicans doing their Constitutionally-proscribed duty so close to an elections in which she is just sure her party will clean up. Maybe if a deadbeat like I had sent her party a few bucks when she had repeatedly requested it of me, she might have been a bit less livid. I guess we’ll never know.

In any case, spare a thought for our embattled Speaker who finds herself veering from (all of these taken from the subject lines in her email messages) dismayed to outraged to livid. It’s a lonely life she leads on behalf of a grateful nation, and she deserves a whole lot better from the likes of us.

– JVW

56 Responses to “Democrat Emails, Part 1 – Nancy Pelosi: Livid”

  1. I’m learning a whole lot about progressive psychology by going through these email messages.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  2. Anyway, Speaker Pelosi, whom I like to refer to as Aunt Nancy, has been my most loyal correspondent. Over those two-dozen days to which I referred above, she has appeared in my inbox no fewer than 36 times, four-and-one-half times as often as the party’s nominee for President, nine times more often than lazy Barack Obama, and thirty-six times more often than sweet but useless Jimmy Carter. Lazy-ass Chuck Schumer hasn’t bothered to email me so much as once; it’s Aunt Nancy, den mother to the party, who is doing all of the hard work, and if that’s not blatant sexism then I’m not a woke feminist.

    Dude, Tulsi and Marianne are just not that into you.

    Get over it.

    ;p

    Dave (1bb933)

  3. It wounds me grievously that Little Aloha Sweetie has not solicited me to donate to Dems or to vote for Biden.

    On the other hand, it delights me to no end to know that rotten party hates her and everything she stands for.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  4. Dear Nancy,:

    Some questions from a long-time follower:

    1. If the confirmation of Judge Barret was unfair when Judge Garland wasn’t confirmed in the exact same circumstances, how come we didn’t act in 2016? Were you asleep at the switch or something?

    2. Just how big a pandemic stimulus will we need in order to make all those public employee pensions solid, if not able to give retirees a huge raise like they did in CA in 2000?

    3. Why do we have to wait until 2035 to ban cars? We’ll have the votes right after the election! Or are those Rethuglicans going to be mean and make us wait until January?

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  5. Great post, JVW. Thanks, it was fun to read.

    felipe (023cc9)

  6. Great post, lol.

    This is why I have that other email address for spam.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  7. She blew it; was more concerned about Covid relief checks going out w/Trump’s signature on them rather than clucking over cutting the deal.

    She has a lot in common w/Plagiarist JoeyBee: mainly Swamp Stink and being too damned old for her gig.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  8. A lot of of people are irate over things that aren’t true:

    Jackie Calmes
    @jackiekcalmes
    ·
    Trump, posing on the White House balcony with new Justice Amy Coney Barrett, is an unprecedented bit of staging. Unprecedented because the 3 branches of government traditionally maintained the appearance of separation of powers, and of the independence of the judiciary.
    __ _

    Jay Caruso
    @JayCaruso
    ·
    This simply is not true. Obama held a reception for Elana Kagan in 2010 after she was sworn in despite:

    A. Her donation of the max to his campaign in 2008

    B. She was his Solicitor General before the SCOTUS nomination

    C. There were already pending legal challenges to Obamacare
    _

    harkin (7fb4c9)

  9. Pelosi is riding the squad tiger which is ready to devour her at the first opportunity. AOC is the thought leader of the democrat party as latinx has now replaced blacks as largest minority. Here in az 100 latinx turn voting age every day add dreamers its 130 day turning az from red to blue. Same is happening to texas.

    asset (352ed8)

  10. First, how much of this is Aunt Nancy and how much of it is her young staff?

    Second, either way, get ready for similar GOP anger when it is in the minority. Fearful people get very angry.

    DRJ (aede82)

  11. It’s a little different to have a campaign photo on the balcony of the white house, where you had the whole political convention, with the new Justice, while the outcome of the election seems to be under litigation already, than for Obama to have a reception.

    I don’t know why Harkin thinks people are irate about this.

    But Trump set the standard insisting Obama cannot make campaign calls from Air Force one. He then failed that standard over and over, Goya Beans, convention, etc. If you compare the tenor, it’s Trump who was irate.

    I do know why Harkin thinks Trump should not be president: it’s because Trump is a garbage president.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  12. 11 – How many times have you typed my name today?

    I know Trump lives in your head rent-free but you don’t need me in there too.

    So broke that they’re now woke.
    __ _

    More derangement:

    Washington Examiner
    @dcexaminer

    Rob Reiner: Trump’s closing strategy is to use rallies to infect and ‘kill as many Americans as possible’
    __ _

    Stephen L. Miller
    @redsteeze

    I see a slight flaw here.
    _

    harkin (7fb4c9)

  13. How many times have you typed my name today?

    Three? I think.

    I just think it’s great that we both agree Trump shouldn’t be the president, and I really enjoy learning about who is pwning the libs on twitter.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  14. Hey, speaking of Hawaiian Surf Princesses, here is a really interesting Twitter thread on My Little Aloha Sweetie where the author posits a scenario in which she ends up as the Republican nominee for President in 4. 8, or 12 years. Don’t dismiss it out of hand until you read the whole thing. I would copy-and-paste it here for those of you who hate Twitter, but it’s too long and I’m too lazy.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  15. First, how much of this is Aunt Nancy and how much of it is her young staff?

    Second, either way, get ready for similar GOP anger when it is in the minority. Fearful people get very angry.

    I don’t know re: your first question. On the one hand, I’m sure she hired young leftist staff members specifically to build bridges to the Squad and other Socialist Democrats. On the other, she’s a wealthy San Franciscan who wouldn’t be too keen on disrupting the tech sector or the big banks. She’s in a tough position, and I think a unified Democrat-dominated government would cause her major headaches.

    Yeah, the GOP will be an absolute mess should Trump lose and the Senate majority go away. I honestly do think, though, that a Democrat government will be so dysfunctional that the GOP will be able to rebound in 2022. I know that sounds optimistic, but it actually is a function of my pessimism over the prospects of Biden and the Democrats being able to function effectively.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  16. On the bright side – The Big Guy attracted a dozen or so never trumpers today.
    More good news – Plenty of front row seating available.

    mg (8cbc69)

  17. My mother was a Democrat. I handled her mail the last 3 years of her life. She got a ton of mail from the Democrats and left wing PACs. I wish I kept a few. The PACs were the worst with the fear mongering.

    Mattsky (55d339)

  18. So, how secure is this vote again? I received the following today at my home in New Mexico. It gives me a credential for voting in Los Angeles County. The last time I voted in CA was 2016, and my NM registration included information about my previous residence.

    Information has been redacted, but the city and 5-digit zip is clear.

    https://i.imgur.com/oHEpx5S.jpg

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  19. I feel for you, JVW. I get the same, all these text messages from Donald Jr. and Eric Trump, among other sycophants. I think it’s because Cruz sold my contact information, when he became a butt licker.

    I don’t do text messages. Every one I receive is deleted unread. It’s the same with emails. I receive dozens every day. Most of them are for marketing purposes, like from Omaha Steads, the New Braunfels Steakhouse, or Domino’s Pizza. If I want to order from you, I will contact you. Others are for political purposes. All of them deleted unread.

    As for Nancy Pelosi, say what you will about her but she is a savvy politician. She’s up for reelection like any other representative. But she has already said that she will not run for another term as Speaker of the House.

    This election is in turmoil. Who’s the president? Who’s the senate leader? Who’s the speaker of the house?

    Everything will sort itself out eventually, but it’s going to be a tough row to hoe.

    The American people will survive, but they need to know what their priorities are: freedom (the absence of tyranny) and liberty (individual rights). It is a strange conflux of history that we should find ourselves at this point now.

    We need to know who we are as a nation. I would recommend Emerson, Self Reliance. Thoreau, Walden. Whitman, Leaves of Grass. Twain, Huckleberry Finn. That is who we are, as a nation.

    We are a product of our arts and sciences. And to me, the arts far exceed the sciences.

    I don’t know how governance under Biden will be, but I suspect it will be better than under Trump.

    Gawain's Ghost (b25cd1)

  20. Unprecedented because the 3 branches of government traditionally maintained the appearance of separation of powers, and of the independence of the judiciary

    Justice Fortas used to call LBJ every week to tell him what went on in the weekly conference, which is well beyond anything happening here.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  21. The PACs were the worst with the fear mongering.

    Back in the 90’s, in my Libertarian days, I thought I’d send a small donation to the ACLU. This put me on their mailing list and any pretense they were not a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party was swiftly demolished. You would think the Republicans were literally Hitler, and the Democrats the stalwart defenders of Liberty, from what they had to say.

    I sent them a change of address.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  22. I delete about 40 emails every morning and about as many at night. Filters don’t seem to work well, as they have pretty much play-tested their mailings against the common defenses.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  23. She’s up for reelection like any other representative. But she has already said that she will not run for another term as Speaker of the House.

    Oh really? I hadn’t heard that. Was this some deal she cut with the Young Turks in order to be Speaker the past two years?

    I just can’t see her surrendering power gracefully if the Dems capture the White House and the Senate too. There’s too much on her to-do list, and the struggle to replace her would be like the Hunger Games.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  24. It looks like the deal that Aunt Nancy made with the kids allows her to keep the gavel through 2022.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  25. > She’s up for reelection like any other representative

    there’s … no way she’ll lose re-election.

    aphrael (4c4719)

  26. Yeah, the GOP will be an absolute mess should Trump lose and the Senate majority go away. I honestly do think, though, that a Democrat government will be so dysfunctional that the GOP will be able to rebound in 2022. I know that sounds optimistic, but it actually is a function of my pessimism over the prospects of Biden and the Democrats being able to function effectively.

    JVW (ee64e4) — 10/27/2020 @ 3:22 pm

    10,000 years of government service is plenty of time to conclude that Biden isn’t going to be a dynamic leader that rallies the broad coalition that is the dems into a cohesive team that suppports his clear vision.

    Time123 (daab2f)

  27. It is my hope that the Democrats fight among themselves while Biden is inept and has no agenda of his own. In other words, like Trump and the GOP were in his first two years.

    DRJ (aede82)

  28. there’s … no way she’ll lose re-election.

    Not even dead.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  29. It looks like the deal that Aunt Nancy made with the kids allows her to keep the gavel through 2022.

    Well, the post-Trump midterms might be important, with Joe and Nancy being pensioned off in 2023 for the Kamala-AOC revolution. LEt’s see how the “it’s a binary choice” brigade deals with having to vote for some #NeverTrumps to avoid the #NeverFrees winning.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  30. Dodgers WIN World Series in 32 years!! P

    Peace breaks out in Middle East.

    “No miracle is coming.” -Joe Biden

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  31. If fracking bans and a Philly riot dont do it, will raucous Doyer celebrations be the kill shot?

    urbanleftbehind (2641dd)

  32. DODGERS!!

    32 years is a long time.
    _

    harkin (7fb4c9)

  33. Not too shabby an acid test. Let’s see how fragile our election system is.

    nk (1d9030)

  34. “In other words, like Trump and the GOP were in his first two years.”
    __

    Hopefully this time they won’t need non-stop media pumping of unfounded smears. If Biden wins we’ll be back to the see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil of the Obama years.
    _

    harkin (7fb4c9)

  35. 32 years is a long time.

    Indeed. I was at Game 1 in ’88. No chance to be at this one though.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  36. Demographics matter! Obama, clinton and biden were given the nomination by older black women voting in southern democratic primaries. AOC’s support of bernie got him the california primary and nearly texas democrat primary as latinx has passed blacks as largest minority group. Arizona is turning blue and about to be joined by texas thanks to latinx population growth. Latinx love AOC and will vote for her for president as soon as they can as will white liberal bernie sanders democrats.

    asset (c6a6c1)

  37. Probably 90% of Latinos hate the whole woke “Latinx” nonsense even more than they hated “Latin@” two or three years ago. It’s just pseudo-intellectual bilge from the usual grievance studies cartel at the second-rate higher education indoctrination camp near you trying to worm its way into the mainstream. It’s also bigoted as it bastardizes a beautiful Romance language and tries to force it into an ugly, English-based pseudo-mathematical form.

    JVW (ee64e4)

  38. Probably 90% of Latinos hate the whole woke “Latinx” nonsense even more than they hated “Latin@” two or three years ago. It’s just pseudo-intellectual bilge from the usual grievance studies cartel at the second-rate higher education indoctrination camp near you trying to worm its way into the mainstream. It’s also bigoted as it bastardizes a beautiful Romance language and tries to force it into an ugly, English-based pseudo-mathematical form.
    JVW (ee64e4) — 10/27/2020 @ 11:33 pm

    Damn right, JVW!

    Stop peddling that carp, asset! It is insulting and defeats all attempts at persuasion.

    felipe (023cc9)

  39. Unified patriots are never trumpers greatest fear. You people have your u-hauls ready to head north?

    mg (8cbc69)

  40. The Big Guy has the plan:
    Bigger masks and plexiglass.
    Moron.

    mg (8cbc69)

  41. JVW, I have the opposite problem. Four + years ago, I was so impressed with Fiorina that I slipped a few dollars toward her campaign (though I’m an independent who usually votes a split ticket). As a result, I seem to be on the Republican mailing list, and have found all kinds of appeals for support in my mailbox, including some that sounded a bit threatening from Don Jr. (who was deeply disappointed in me for not ponying up megabucks, thereby putting America, mom, and apple pie in jeopardy).

    Roger (83ed7d)

  42. Don Jr is calling his father tomorrow to go over the most recent list of Trump Gold Members and I really don’t want to tell him you still haven’t donated, Roger!

    I think I’m getting a lot of that kind of mail, but the problem is I’m counting too much. If I didn’t count as many of them there wouldn’t be as many.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  43. youre rounding the corner for sure mr dustin

    Dave (1bb933)

  44. The tone of these e-mails is always imminent apocalypse — for them or us — depending on the day. In a small way, this unending diet of fundraising mania contributes to the tribal hysteria that gives 2020 its ghastly flavor.

    Appalled (1a17de)

  45. I don’t think any of the people whose names are on emails like that write or even pre-approve what’s written.

    They only give general permission for their name to used, and trust the people who write it not to create trouble for them. Now if it comes from their personal campaign email address, then they appoint the staff to write it, or agree to each one, but it is still co-ordinated. I think they know the sorts of things they can say.

    Sammy Finkelman (a69e24)

  46. I don’t think any of the people whose names are on emails like that write or even pre-approve what’s written.

    I agree. We’re talking compound sentences, punctuation, I think one time I got a proper semi-colon. Don Jr could read it, theoretically, with help, but if you watch Jared or Don Jr speak you wonder just how narrow the family tree actually is for these “people.”

    Dustin (4237e0)

  47. It is my advice, comrades, that you delete all those emails from any laptop you leave with a legally-blind computer repairman in Delaware, unless you want them used as evidence of your party and candidate loyalty in the New York Post, even though you did not solicit them or reply to them.

    nk (1d9030)

  48. It is my advice, comrades, that you delete all those emails from any laptop you leave with a legally-blind computer repairman in Delaware, unless you want them used as evidence of your party and candidate loyalty in the New York Post, even though you did not solicit them or reply to them.

    Despite making contributions (including some up to the legal maximum) to a number of candidates between Y2K an 2016, I’ve done reasonably well in squelching GOP emails just by using the sometimes well-hidden “unsubscribe” link in them.

    Text messages seem to arrive in bursts despite replying “STOP” to each.

    Unfortunately I still get a lot of postal mail, including regular thanks for my “support” and pleas for money from “billionaire” Donnie. Before tossing these into the trash receptacle next to the mailbox, I try to tear them up into pieces so small that my name and address on the envelope are impossible to read.

    Dave (1bb933)

  49. You can also get occasional telephone calls.

    Sammy Finkelman (a69e24)

  50. Text messages seem to arrive in bursts despite replying “STOP” to each.

    Oh yeah, replying “Stop” probably just validates this is a real number, these texts are being read, so they just sell that data.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  51. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/28/angry-rudy-giuliani-demands-apology-from-fox-tv-interviewer

    I think Rudy Giuiiani is going beyond the evidence. He’s taken one statement made in passing in an text message sent by Hunter Biden to his daughter Naomi on January 3, 2019 to mean that for 30 years he’d been his father’s bagman for bribes.

    https://nypost.com/2020/10/21/donald-focus-on-biting-joe-biden-off-the-dust-not-hunter-devine

    In a text message to his daughter, Naomi on Jan. 3, 2019, Hunter writes: “don’t worry unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.

    Sammy Finkelman (a69e24)

  52. Rudy digging in his pants with that girl nearby… that could be a great meme “I’ve got your apology right here.”

    I wish I hadn’t deleted photoshop, but I have some friends who would say that is divine intervention.

    Dustin (4237e0)

  53. The full text message:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZasrHQeKiY&feature=youtu.be (at 5 minutes or if you want 5:15 minutes after you skip the ad. You first see a Democratic Party ad to flip the Senate)

    “I love all of you. But I don’t receive any respect and that’s fine I guess. Works for you, apparently. I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years. It’s really hard, but don’t worry, unlike Pop (Joe Biden) I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

    The entire family, of course, would be his wife and children, not all the descendants of his grandfather or even of Joe Biden. Hunter Biden was certainly not paying for everything his father and his siblings spent.

    The reference to half the salary may be a reference to something that happened one time with one job when he was very young. I would presume that.

    WATCH:

    Sammy Finkelman (a69e24)

  54. Giuliani says he called the police, and Borat and his crew ran away abandoning their equipment. Also it maybe wasn’t in the film at the previews in July because nobody talked about it.

    Sammy Finkelman (a69e24)

  55. don’t worry, unlike Pop (Joe Biden) I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

    I think most likely, at some point when he was young. Joe Biden lent his son Hunter money and said he should pay it back by giving him half his salary after college. Hunter is saying he won’t do that tp Naomi.

    It cannot bear the construction Giuliani puts on it – that for many years Joe Biden was collecting half the money Hunter Biden mmde – and if it did this would mean that this kickback was known even to Joe Biden’s young grandchildren, and if we are going to suppose that, shouldn’t there be some other mention in the voluminous material that was included in Hunter Biden’s files?

    Sammy Finkelman (a69e24)


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