Open Thread: 'Elections Shouldn't Matter as Much as They Do,' Says Pelosi

April 13th, 2011 9:09 AM

Nancy Pelosi really misses the days when there was little discernable difference between the two major parties. She told students at Tufts University that Republicans should "take back" their party - presumably to a posture that didn't place so much importance on quaint notions such as rule of law ("Are you serious? Are you serious?") and fiscal solvency. Check out a longer excerpt from her speech after the break, and give us your thoughts in the comments.

To my Republican friends: take back your party. So that it doesn’t matter so much who wins the election, because we have shared values about the education of our children, the growth of our economy, how we defend our country, our security and civil liberties, how we respect our seniors. Because there are so many things at risk right now -- perhaps in another question I'll go into them, if you want. But the fact is that elections shouldn't matter as much as they do...But when it comes to a place where there doesn't seem to be shared values then that can be problematic for the country, as I think you can see right now.

Oy. What can you say to that? Who has the heart to tell Pelosi that the vast majority of the country does not share her values?