Pelosi: Dems Never Treated Bush the Same Way GOP Treats Obama

On MSNBC yesterday, Nancy Pelosi told Ronan Farrow that Democrats never treated President George W. Bush as disrespectfully as Republicans now treat President Barack Obama. Farrow asked Pelosi if she believes Democrats are, in any way, to blame for the fact that this current Congress has a “do-nothing reputation.”

Pelosi said, “We never treated President Bush the way they treat President Obama.” To her, that’s a false equivalency. Pelosi then quickly pivoted to pushing for midterm turnout, and said she would love to see “bipartisanship” on the ballot this November (mere days after half-joking that “civilization as we know it would be in Jeopardy” if the Republicans win the Senate).

And while of course there have been some truly out-there attacks on President Obama, it’s not like Democratic leadership during the Bush years was shy about bashing his leadership.

Watch the video below, via MSNBC:

[h/t Right Scoop]
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