Pelosi’s Shutdown: Polls Shows Americans Blame Her for Shutdown, Not Trump

We endured a record shutdown. Somehow, the bridges didn’t collapse. The military didn’t cave in on itself, and the IRS kept collecting taxes without batting an eye. As much as the left tried to tell you that the shutdown was a crisis (and that it was manufactured by President Trump), America barely noticed.

In reality, this was another example of the ineptitude of Capitol Hill. Congress has long acclimated us to its ineptitude. This shutdown was just another showing. Despite that, mainstream media outlets are more determined than ever to tell you what to think. They’re very proud of the massive win they scored.

The Mainstream Narrative

If you saw a single headline in the past week, it probably said some version of the same thing. Nancy Pelosi is the greatest hero in the history of America. Not only has she saved us from the tyranny of Trump, she has also spared us from the dismal future of racist policy. There will be no immoral walls built today! Not in Pelosi’s America!

Past the headline sensationalism, mainstream outlets are mostly praising Pelosi for standing strong against the wall. They’re trying to reward her with claims that her approval rating has skyrocketed and that she is clearly the voice of America. You can imagine that this hyperbole is far from the truth, but even you are probably overestimating how well the shutdown went for Pelosi and the Democrats.

The Actual Loss

Let’s talk about approval ratings first. The most reliable poll right now was a joint effort between NBC and the Wall Street Journal. They compared approval ratings from before the shutdown to right after. While most of the media is telling you that President Trump’s ratings tanked over the shutdown, he actually only lost two points. Mitch McConnell did quite a bit worse, losing 12 points. Nancy Pelosi, however, came in dead last — even behind all of Congress and the Republican and Democratic parties. She lost 19 points in favorability.

The media wants America to believe that her crusade against Trump was a win. As far as support goes, it was the opposite. Every politician in Washington lost points over the shutdown, but Pelosi got his the worst. This shows that the American people actually gave her the most blame and don’t see her as a winner at all.

The Policy Actually Matters

There are two sides to the shutdown story. On the right, it’s easy to blame Pelosi and Democrats for the shutdown. We have wanted border security and immigration reform for 30 years. While they’ve stalled, bad problems have grown into full-blown crises.

In spite of that, President Trump’s request was pretty modest. He was willing to bench his grander border plans for a stopgap measure that was requested by Border Patrol. The “immoral” wall was so much less than Pelosi made it out to be. It was a desperate attempt to plug a few, well-known holes in the border that are causing major problems.

On the left, Pelosi actually did worse. The Democrats, claiming to be the party of compassion, have long fought for extended protection for the DACA and TPS programs. Trump offered both. Pelosi didn’t just flush those promises down the toilet; she did it without reading Trump’s proposal.

On top of that, the $5.7 billion that she absolutely refused to discuss was mostly earmarked for migrant processing. It was intended to expand Border Patrol’s capacity for processing asylum claims. The sick children and separated families could receive far better treatment under Trump’s request. Pelosi was the one who said no.

Mainstream media has long been going to bat for establishment Democrats. We saw it when they tried to rig the primaries for Hillary in 2016. We got eight endless years of it under Obama. The right has been wise to it and sick of it for too long, but now, even the voter base of the Democrats are learning. The media smokescreen didn’t protect Pelosi one bit. The left knows that she betrayed them, and they’re angry.

In the weirdest bit of irony of the last two years, Nancy Pelosi was the issue that Republicans and Democrats finally found common ground between them. We all despise her.

It might be naive to hope that this mutual loathing could grow into something productive, but at the very least, we can enjoy a moment of respite. We can stop fighting the bulk of the left for a few minutes and come together against a common enemy.

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34 Responses

  1. Like!! Really appreciate you sharing this blog post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

  2. Pelosi is putting her hate for Trump above the safety of the American people. She should be held accountable for every drug overdose, Murder by an illegal alien or any crime by an illegal. She was elected to do the peoples work not her donors. She is not upholding the oath that she took and she should be removed from office.

    1. Boy, do I agree with you! Pelosi should be held accountable for ANY wrong doing by an illegal alien just as Don Cook said. The way she claims to want them in the “just for their comfort” (yeah, sure it’s not for you to get votes? beg beg beg… how else could you get any? Any sane person wouldn’t vote for you). She cares more about people OUTSIDE the US than the people she is by OATH holding office for.

  3. PELOSI. You need to understand when you spread the crap the wind blows it back on you. Please stay in Washington long enough to do your job thank you. Duh

  4. God has a wall around heaven. Does Pelosi think she can get him to take his wall down or open the pearly gates to those who don’t follow his rules.
    Angels gard his gate there no holes in his wall.
    Pelosi will not even say the name of Jesus.

  5. Williams Pelosi,Schumer,Durbin.Sanders and on and on…they should all be removed from office, prosecuted and deported to some SOcialist Country for LIFE! Starting with Obama …the Muslim pster boy and now in the REALLY SICK LIBERALS IN OFFICE AND VOWING TO RUN IN 2002>>We the PEOPLE …WILL…if necessary fight a CIVIL WAR to regain our country and be rid of these CORRUPT S O B s!

  6. Polosi don’t care about the American people she swore to protect, she don’t care about those who laid their lives down and on the line for the constitution, rule of law or the 1st 10 ammendment s! What she cares about is her power, and money and NOTHING else!

  7. Pelosi needs a hot poker shoed up her ass. She has a shutdown and she want to travel around. Hope she dies on her trips

  8. Polois are the Democ-Rats are not for the American People.All They wont is votes and could care less about We the people…Take down Your wall around Your home..You and all Demon-rats took a oath to protect American . You must think We the people are Idiots but most of us can see Your the Idiot.

  9. Will written article maybe it’s time for the democratic voters to face the truth about the democratic leadership and the people who they placed in office. If history didn’t teach us anything after eight years of Obama’s administration and Hillary Clinton and allowing the corruption and fraud within the government agencies and holesale of the country that they sworn to protect. The biggest problem is that the liberal media circus should report the truth and not the shit they’ve been shoveling?

  10. Pelosi should be arrested and charged with endangering police and other LEOs, let alone civilians with her stance!

    She is a threat to National Security and should be treated as a traitor!

  11. that old bat and all her friends crying chuck and the rest of the dum o rats lets get rid of thm cant wait for nov 2020

  12. Scumbags like Pelosi are all crooks, they know very little about life as it really is lived.. They are professional crooks and have all types of income they have rigged while in office. This includes both Democrats and Republicans. The Democrats swing so far to the left they are off the charts. The Republicans are not the best but are far ahead of the Democrats at this time.

    When a President is elected both Democrats and Republicans support the President. In time you will learn the mistakes you created for yourself, family and your America. It’s time to wake up America, time is of essence. Don’t wait until it is too late. The good people of the USA have given too much to this Nation for you to destroy it with your newly elected Officials and many in Office now that want to tear down THE GREATEST COUNTRY EVER, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.. REMEMBER IN GOD WE TRUST ALWAYS.

  13. Pelosi’s Shutdown: Polls Shows Americans Blame Her for Shutdown, Not Trump
    As this should be

    As WE US voting public should/need to do

    As pelosi & her corrupt demoncratic criminals politicians need to be blamed

    and are properly left blamed

    for the damned US Government shutdown

    and at the same time President TRUMP is awesome unequivocal winner & blessing

    of the damned hateful demoncrats doing

    this is – should & needs to be the TRUMPing Truth for the damned disgusting demoncrats!!!

  14. Don’t worry – with the “unbiased” media repeating “Trump’s fault” every day between now and election day 2020, enough people will give them the shadow of a doubt and vote (d). Again, what is the reason the right gives in their refusal to infringe on the left’s control of the MSM?

  15. President does not need congress or a deceleration of emergency to build the wall. The statue already exist and no court can stop him.

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    Contract Authority.—
    In carrying out subsection (a), the Secretary may acquire services or equipment by contract for support provided under that subsection if the Department of Defense would normally acquire such services or equipment by contract for the purpose of conducting a similar activity for the Department.

    Any questions?

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  19. The mere fact that Pelousy is demonizing the building of the wall should alert all citizenry… there is no rational excuse for that!

    She spoke about demonizing someone or something or an issue at one point in order to shut them down and she’s actually using that tactic and appear to be succeeding. R Americans that numb already to their allegiance to God and country? To the TRUTH?

    We should make reparation prayers for First our own offenses against God and man; then for the offenses of these derailed
    “leaders” of our country and democracy and morality (Truth).

    The only way this insanity can be reversed is by God’s Divine Intervention through our sincere and heartfelt prayers….

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  21. It looks likes most folks have got Pelosi’s number!! I would urge all of you to contact your congressman and your senator and express
    your opinion. They NEED to hear from those who vote from them. Most of them are following Pelosi like they don’t have any sense.
    They will listen to the voters from their districts however!! Please contact your representatives!!

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