Who doesn’t love them some Nancy Pelosi now and again? This picture is the perfect illustration as to why. You don’t need no words or no captions to understand what that she is taking the Ol’ Pussy Grabber to school. All you need to do is look at the expressions on everyone’s faces and their postures.
Mick Mulvaney looks like he just realized that someone slipped him some Ex-lax in his chocolate. He’s got that startled look that you get when you wake up and realize that the smell of a fart — probably yours — just woke you up while you were napping in public. Luckily, for him it was the Ol’ Pussy Grabber that stunk up the joint and Pelosi was just telling him what for. He’d have to wait a day or two for it to be his turn.
Kevin McCarthy, to his credit, shows some mild signs of shame. He is looking down into the mid foreground. Not able to make any facial connection with anyone in the room. He’s got his hands up on the edge of the table like he’s about to push away to leave. Unfortunately, it isn’t enough shame — you only change when you’re in enough pain to change — to dislodge his tongue from the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s anus.The Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s shit, even at this late date and its increasingly bitter bile flavor is endurable… for the time being.
Red Shirt waiting for his turn to be run over by a bus — who is this guy? I dunno, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him. At first I thought it was George Stephanopoulos — is still a strong supporter of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. His jaws are clinched. He’s looking her squarely in the face. Hands are tightly clasped. He’s just barely holding his outrage on behalf of the fellow who will stand on his dying corpse to reach the Big Mac he has hidden on the top shelf.
The Ol’ Pussy Grabber is slack jawed and rotating towards the supportive Red Shirt in an attempt to use him as a human shield. His right hand is in his lap where it is undoubtedly searching the voluminous folds of his pants searching for his tiny balls where he can give them a protective squeeze and gain some courage from the protective gesture. It’s the look that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has a dozen times a day as he struggles to comprehend what is going on around him, his overinflated ego is pricked and he briefly begins to question his great and unmatched wisdom, his being the very model of a modern stable genius, his best brain, and his best words until his narcissistic delusion is able to plug the leak and reinflate it to even greater size. Of course, that plugging and reinflation requires a helluva lot of huffing and puffing and red-faced endeavor otherwise known as a meltdown.
The three military guys sitting immediately after the Ol’ Pussy Grabber are the real gem here. I had heard on one of the talking head shows that they were generals. I don’t know who they are either. I guess the ones in the suits are retired and working in the Defense Department or something.
Anywho, they are the real tells. All of them looking down at a steep angle boring holes into the table top. Hands clasped. Tight jawed. These men are deeply ashamed. They know there is no escaping the truth of Pelosi’s words that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber — and by extension them — deserve the dressing down she’s giving him for abandoning brave and steadfast allies in a crucial fight and ceding important military and political ground to one of our most deadly adversaries. How they didn’t immediately resign after that, I don’t know. Cognitive dissonance is an amazing thing.
The Democratic delegation for their part are all either looking at the Ol’ Pussy Grabber or Pelosi with the exception of Steny Hoyer and Chuck Schumer who are reading their notes. Four of them are touching their faces which is a self-conscious gesture. A couple are boldly backing Pelosi’s play by staring unwavering at the Ol’ Pussy Grabber.
Between the Dem delegation’s reaction and the staffers sitting behind them, you can see how uncomfortable such situations are even when you support what the person is saying. It is never any fun to be present during severe chastisings like the one Pelosi is laying on him.
All in all, the postures and expressions on the faces of the people in the room tell you all you need to know about this historic occasion. Why the Ol’ Pussy Grabber thought it was in anyway embarrassing for Pelosi or the Dems, I don’t know. She is clearly not intimidated by him. She is not backing down. She is literally standing up for herself, her party, and the gottamn country at a time when the nation needs someone to.