Failing to name names, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi is accusing Congressional Republicans of playing racial favorites , as reported by the left-of-center news portal The Daily Beast on April 14, 2014, the Los Angeles Times on March 14, 2014, and lastly by the right-of-center Breitbart.com on March 9, 2014.
With specific numbers impossible due to their entering this country illegally, an estimated 50,000 Irish men and women (residing mainly in the North East) are here in violation of America's immigration laws. That amount is a literal and figurative drop in the bucket when compared to the 12-20 million here illegally from Central America - and the vast majority of that number is assumed primarily from Mexico.
In light that Congressional members of the Donkey Party as well as Barack Obama having been stymied by the majority party in the House of Representatives from what the GOP perceives as the Democrats attempting to legally grant amnesty for illegal aliens, the former Speaker of the House has lashed out against her fellow legislators on the other side of the aisle.
Very publicly, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) none-too-subtly accused House Republicans of covert racism for their to support the Democrat plan of what they deem immigration "reform." In what reporter Ron Christie of the openly liberal The Daily Beast deemed "laughably absurd," Pelosi stated:
I think race has something to do with the fact that they are not bringing up an immigration bill. I’ve heard them say to the Irish, ‘If it was you, it would be easy.’
The San Francisco Democrat has raised more than a few eyebrows by failing to cite exactly who the "them" was in her accusation of the Grand Old Party playing a game of racial favorites. Yet this isn't exactly the first time Pelosi has taken a damning swipe at Republicans without stating the source of her information.
During the House Minority leader's speech at the 2014 California Democrats State Convention earlier last month in Los Angeles, she quite plainly accused Republicans of hating small children:
I asked a Republican friend why his party remains so opposed to extending the vital lifelines for struggling families and really hungry children. This colleague response was telling in its blunt nature and it's stunning in its honestly, what he said was to the Republican caucus these people you are talking about, are invisible, and the republican caucus is indifferent to them.
Perhaps there is something in the Capitol Hill water that effects Democrat honchos, but Pelosi just may have taken her cue from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The Nevada Democrat not once, not twice, but three times during the 2012 presidential election he claimed that an anonymous source told him that Mitt Romney failed to pay taxes for the previous ten years:
As we know, he has refused to release his tax returns. If a person coming before this body wanted to be a Cabinet officer, he couldn't be if he had the same refusal Mitt Romney does about tax returns. So the word is out that he has not paid any taxes for 10 years. Let him prove he has paid taxes, because he has not.
Many on the political left hammered Reid for his inflammatory language as well as failing to cite any source whatsoever. As a self-admitted liberal, reporter Frank Bruni of the New York Times slammed Reid’s wordplay as part of an "unbecoming, corrosive game."
Later penning that Reid was guilty of engaging in "Spew first and sweat the details later, or never," as well as "Speak loosely and carry a stick-thin collection of backup materials, or none at all. That’s the M.O. of the moment, familiar from the past but in particularly galling and profuse flower of late."