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Dogs don’t bark because they’re brave, they bark because they’re scared. The same can be said for the current House Speaker. Afraid of a revolt among the even more left wing of her party, afraid of a president her party looks increasingly unlikely to defeat in November, afraid of domestic and international American success via an approach that does not comport with her more liberal views and achieved without her consent, Speaker Pelosi has entered the twilight of her political career barking at all she fears. Enacting symbolic measures, absent any import, launching an impeachment, replete with hyperbole and hyper-gesticulation, yet devoid of any impeachable offense. In doing so she has both exposed and cemented her legacy, that of a barking dog with no teeth.
This past week, the Speaker spearheaded a largely symbolic effort to limit the President’s war powers, coming of course after a string of international successes that defied her adopted strategy of symbolic talk and no action. Her chosen action itself is wholly bark, with absolutely no bite, a non-binding resolution with no practical effect. Yet, more importantly, is how the feckless maneuver underscores her general philosophy of empty howling over substantive action.
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In October, Mrs. Pelosi had, what many would call, a White House meltdown of Chernobyl proportions when President Trump altered the U.S. strategy in Syria. She, of course, preferred the Obama Syrian strategy of ever shifting but never enforced “Red Lines”, an empty bark with no bite. Days later, the Trump administration killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, in Syria. Over a weeklong period in late December and early January, Iranian backed forces killed an American contractor and attacked a U.S. embassy. Days later the Trump administration killed the Iranian mastermind of the attacks, Qassem Soleimani, leading the Speaker to call Trump’s actions...
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