House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) echoed President Barack Obama’s mistaken rhetoric that there are some voters whose clinging to “God, guns and gays” prevents them from voting for Hillary Clinton. She interviewed with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff on PBS News Hour during the last day of the Democratic National Convention.

Watch below:

Transcript:

Judy Woodruff: I don’t think anyone is closer to the voters in Washington than members of the House of Representatives. You know that place very well. Right now, Donald Trump is doing much better than Hillary Clinton with white men, particularly white men who have not attended college. How does Hillary Clinton counter that?

Nancy Pelosi: With an economic agenda to create jobs, good paying jobs, increasing paychecks, the economic agenda is what it is really… It is about the economy, you know that statement, it is not a cliche, it’s a fact. And I think I think that, so many times, white — non-college-education — educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G’s, God being the woman’s right to choose. That is softening, some of those people are never going to be voting Democratic anyway, but I believe with the turnout that we expect to have we will draw some of them in with our message and enough other people to win the election. 

First, I’ve never accused Nancy Pelosi of being very bright, but if she wants to draw in white, non-college educated, men this is not they way to do it. Second, she makes an assumption that they are voting against their economic interests. How is that? Are they opposed to tax cuts? Also many of these men are going over to Trump precisely because of his economic message. What he is saying is resonating with them. Third, the Democrats economic agenda will only drive up our deficit and debt. Fourth, abortion is not God…. well maybe it is to liberals – an idol at least.

Yes an economic message is important, but people have legitimate concerns about their personal liberty and life. Democrats are wrong on all counts.

Particularly with abortion.

2 comments
  1. White uneducated men do not see the NRA is filling their heads with BS. No one wants to take their gun rights away. They want better background checks (why not? Unless they have something to hide) and I am pro gun ownership as long as it is in the hands of responsible people, but I also see that automatic and even semi automatic rifles are used primarily in the public sector for nothing good. The NRA has convinced you that you have the right to own anything you want. In a different world and a much different country, one with little violence murder,rape etc . Truth is The NRA keeps you in a state of fear for a reason. The almighty dollar. Guns do not kill. That is true. Criminals do. They use stolen guns to use against the rest of society. If you are a law abiding citizen you should have zero problems being checked out for criminal, mental health history. Just because you “want” 35 guns with clips that hold many many bullets does not mean you should have them. You’re fun is someone elses choice of weapon for murder and more. This is not the 1800’s. Responsible gun ownership is needed. Stop acting like a big cry baby and realize the real world around you. You ruin it for the rest of the us who are educated and who care for our country, our fellow citizens and our lives who also own guns responsibly. Get off your butts do something for the community you live in besides whine about guns and the rights only YOU think are IMPORTANT. One day you may lose a child or loved one to gun violence and you will feel differently.

  2. And to accuse all Democrats of being wrong on everything is absurd. Are all Republicans obsessed with tax cuts only for the upper middle class & rich? Trump has no message period. If you consider I will do this on my first day I will do that without anything even close to how or a plan then you are clearly wrong. His hatred for poor people, disabled people, persons with any color skin other than white, hatred for women who are smarter than he, draws in uneducated people of all races who think he will share the wealth. You are wrong on all counts.

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