House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently announced her desire to have 11 Confederate monuments removed from the United States Capitol. The crazy old Californian wrote a letter to the Joint Committee on the Library, which is responsible for Capitol displays, stating: "The statues in the Capitol should embody our highest ideals as Americans, expressing who we are and who we aspire to be as a nation. Monuments to men who advocated cruelty and barbarism to achieve such a plainly racist end are a grotesque affront to these ideals. Their statues pay homage to hate, not heritage. They must be removed." Though, as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) pointed out, individual states are responsible for the statues and retain the power to remove them.
Interestingly, nine of the eleven statues that Pelosi wants removed are of members of her own party. Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States of America and a devout Democrat. Wade Hampton, John E. Kenna, Uriah Milton Rose, Alexander Hamilton Stephens (Vice-President of the Confederate States), James Zachariah George, Zebulon Baird Vance, Joseph Wheeler, and Edward Douglas White were also proud Democrats. The other two whose likenesses must go? Robert E. Lee, iconic Confederate general, and Edmund Kirby Smith, neither of whom had stated political party affiliations.
That’s nine Democrats, two with unknown political affiliations, and zero Republicans. If Pelosi really wanted to remove vestiges of a racist past, she would advocate the abolition of the Democratic Party…and return to her mansion In San Francisco, replete with a $24,000 freezer containing vast stores of designer ice cream.
It’s a Rocky Road to atonement, isn’t it Nancy?