Could a helping hand from a considerate royal help Nancy Pelosi in her time of need?
Right now the House Speaker is stressed. Can you blame her? The $3.5 trillion spending boondoggle, which the left claims we need desperately in order to save our doomed planet and also fund their pet projects, is still gridlocked.
Thanks to Pelosi’s skills as a “master legislator,” this monstrosity of a spending bill is tied to the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. At one point Nancy tried to back off her all-or-nothing posturing, but it was too late. The far-left Squad had already started parroting her “in tandem” talking points.
On top of all of this, Pelosi’s subjects in the mainstream media have become unruly lately.
When CBS News’s Nikole Killion asked the Speaker if she could do a better job selling the bill, Pelosi snapped back, “Well, I think you all could do a better job of selling it — to be very frank with you — because every time I come here, I go through the list: family and medical leave, climate, the issues that are in there.”
Nancy is always thin-skinned and short-tempered, but her recent panic makes sense. If she plays this wrong, which she very well may have already done, Biden could end up with zero wins as far as his domestic agenda goes.
Fear not though Madam Speaker. I come bearing good news!
An influential celebrity is taking a break from her constant and grueling quest for privacy. That’s right. Meghan Markle, former royal turned A-list podcaster, is making her voice heard on a very specific aspect of the Build Back Better Act.
The actress penned a long letter to the Speaker and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer about the importance of paid family leave.
Can you imagine how excited Schumer and Pelosi were when they saw this fancy letter coming all the way from the Markle Estate in Montecito.
Maybe we’re getting invited to a Hollywood premiere for one of Harry’s new Disney+ documentaries!
Alas, it was not to be.
“Dear Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi, I’m not an elected official, and I’m not a politician. I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a parent,” Meghan humbly wrote below a giant cursive letterhead that reads “the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.”
She goes on to discuss her own childhood, brings up Estonia’s family leave policies and mentions how grateful she is that unlike most parents she was able to spend ample time with her daughter after giving birth.
Markle ends this letter by informing the leaders that she “trusts” they will meet this moment and make paid leave a national right.
Oh and of course she signs off the letter from her, her children Archie and Lili, and her husband Harry. You might know Harry from his previous work as a royal or from his most recent cameo in one of Meghan’s birthday videos where he could be seen juggling outside a window.
The reconciliation bill is stalled. However, family paid leave is included in the bill. President Biden confirmed at his chaotic CNN town hall on Thursday that paid leave “is down to four weeks. The reason it’s down to four weeks is I can’t get twelve weeks.”
In the case that Democrats can convince Senators Sinema and Manchin to sign on with this bill, Meghan Markle can take credit for her first political success even if her letter had zero to do with it.
While the mainstream media is focused on Meghan’s description of growing up on $4.99 salads from sizzler, Republicans are more concerned with Meghan moonlighting as a royal in order to interfere in American politics.
Rep. Jason Smith, a Republican from Missouri, told the Daily Mail, “Ms Markle’s latest interference in US politics reignites the question in my mind as to why the royal family does not simply strip her and Harry officially of their titles, particularly since she insists on sending this under the pretense of being the Duchess of Sussex.”
I do understand why Meghan would want to put her fancy cursive princess name on the top of the letter. Even a fake fancy title is better than no title, right? But in this case that might not be true.
For some Americans, having a royal (even a fame-hungry, ex-royal) try to influence politics in the United States, well — it hits a bit too close to home. At least King George III was trying to tax us from his throne at Buckingham Home (later Palace). He didn’t give up his throne, move to California, buy an $14 million mansion and then try to tell us what to do in between yoga classes and sit-down interviews with Oprah.
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