Questioned on whether her notion for a new TGFD day means Thank God For Democracy--not just Thank God For Democrats--Ms. Pelosi responded, “N-no. I mean Democrats.”
She further explained the word democracy is not specific enough for the current heroic actions underway by the Democrats to impeach Mr. Trump.
But was Christmas Day itself also appropriate as this special day, given its traditional role of day of prayer for peace?
She replied: “Y-yes, oh yes.”
Speaker of the House Pelosi defended her comments on CNN last night.
As with the advent of Christianity itself, the Democrats—especially today’s Democrats, including herself—are busy “saving humanity from Mr. Trump.”
After the interview Ms. Pelosi confided to additional reporters that her idea for a special day had been inspired by Professor Pamela Karlan, a Stanford law professor.
Ms. Karlan, also Chair of Perception Management Studies at Stanford, addressed impeachment hearings recently with these remarks:
“America is not just 'the last best hope' . . . but it's also the shining city on a hill. We can't be the shining city on a hill and promote democracy around the world if we're not promoting it here at home.”
Seated in her office at Stanford, portrait of Mr. Reagan on the wall behind her, Ms. Karlan added that a recent Harvard study on America as an “oligarchy,” not a “democracy,” left something to be desired.
“I mean would it be appropriate for me to speak to my students of America as an oligarchy, and a rogue one at that, if I understand that study?”
Given inequalities in wealth and representational power in the government, versus the clout of lobbyists for corporations on the country’s affairs, the answer to this question seemed elusive for the professor.
Further, US efforts to push aside election results in various foreign countries of the globe, currently and historically, might also sully a student’s notion of America on its shining hill.
Ms. Pelosi quite agrees with Professor Karlan on this matter.
“No, the shining hill imagery must be maintained. Our youth must hope for joining the plutocracy at some point, if they can just get through college and manage its indebtedness over subsequent decades, this sort of thing.”
At this point a reporter tried to interject: “But . . .”
“Please be quiet. I’m speaking here, don’t you see? I am impressed and very pleased with Professor Karlan’s remarks, and will honor her as inspiration to my idea for the TGFD day.”
“Nothing less than the fate of global civilization hangs in the balance. That, of course, and curbing the aggression of Russia, as we must do on their doorstep in Ukraine.”
TGFD day is already in the planning steps for legislative approval.
Special Santa toys waving placards proclaiming TGFD day as cause for extra celebration also now developing.