As if things weren’t ridiculous enough with 80-year old President Disaster and 77-year-old former President Trump being the presumed nominees to run for president, then we find out that 83-year-old former speaker of the House and House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) is actually going to run for office again.
Seriously???! She’s 83-freaking-years-old. She’ll be 86-freaking-years-old (close to 87) if she wins and FINALLY leaves at the end of her next term which would be her 20th, having been first elected to Congress in 1987.
What exactly is in it for her to do this? Is it the money? The power? Both? Or because she hates Donald Trump?
Yes, it’s probably all three. She told Politico, “My focus is the House and presidency; you’re in a stronger position as a candidate…You may not know this, but if you’re not a candidate, you really can’t raise money for yourself. And raising money for myself enables me to spend that on other people.” She added, “I feel I have a leverage, an influence, it’s not power – you know, I had power as speaker – it’s influence and that I shouldn’t underutilize it.”
“Our Democracy is at stake,” she whined to supporters in San Francisco when announcing that she’s running for office again.
Pelosi isn’t the only one who should be in an old folks home instead of being let loose to destroy the country. Instead of getting a life and enjoying their golden year, they choose to ruin ours.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is 72. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is 81.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (a Democrat when running for president, an Independent the rest of the time) is 82.
California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is 90.
And West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who is thinking about running for president as a third party candidate, is 76.
What’s going on? Is 80 the new 40? Is 90 the new 50?
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While the rest of America is forced to stop working and driving at a certain age, politicians seem to stay in office as long as they possibly can, not wanting to give up the limelight or the power and wealth they have amassed over the years.
While most of the rest of us – Republicans and Democrats alike – want term limits and age limits for all of the politicians, it’s pretty obvious that neither will ever happen because they are in control of their own rules.