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The Rushmore Report – Pelosi Slams Great Job Numbers; James Woods Fires Back

Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is at it again. The new jobs numbers – lowest unemployment numbers in 40 years, first income increases since 2009, and record tax cuts for the middle class – were met with her predictable disgust. In stepped actor James Woods, a rare Hollywood Republican. And his response to the millionairess Democrat was priceless.

First, let’s lay out the numbers that have Pelosi so upset. The U.S. saw 223,000 new jobs in May. Unemployment hits 3.8 percent, a rate last seen the year Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. Second quarter economic growth is on pace for a staggering 4.8 percent.

But that is all bad news for Ms. Pelosi. Never mind that when unemployment dropped to 7 percent under President Obama, she called it “historic.” She referred to Trump’s economic policies as “reckless. Then she stepped onto her government financed jet, on which she flies across the country twice a week – again at taxpayers’ expense.

James Woods has apparently had enough. After hearing Pelosi’s description of the greatest tax cuts in recent history as “crumbs,” on top of her most recent diatribe, he weighed in.

Woods said, “Pelosi is terrified that Americans are working again, of course. The entire Democratic strategy is based on welfare, illegal immigration, and taxing those who work and create. Misery and poverty are the recruiting engine of the Democratic Party.”

Woods concluded with a message to President Trump. “The lowest unemployment in recorded American history. Thank you, Mr. President.”

In a world where 3.8 percent unemployment is considered “reckless,” while 7 percent is “historic,” former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee offered this prayer on a Sunday news show. The Governor said, “I went to church this morning and prayed, ‘Please God, let the Democrats keep Nancy Pelosi as their leader.'”

Will Huckabee’s prayer be answered? Time will tell. Until then, Pelosi’s definition of economic success – and the response from such humorists as Woods and Huckabee – will be fun to watch.

The Rushmore Report: Nancy Pelosi Says Pro-Life Stance ‘Dishonors God’

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, the House Minority Leader has said something outrageous about Christians who are crazy enough to defend the lives of the unborn. Such a position, taken by political leaders, “dishonors the God who made us,” said Pelosi. The California Democrat is a strong supporter of abortion rights and Planned Parenthood.

Recently, in comments about the proposed GOP healthcare bill which aims to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund the biggest abortion provider in America, Planned Parenthood, Pelosi seemed to equate caring for God’s creation with support for the organization.

“I know my colleagues are people of faith,” she said. “They tell us that all the time. So, this is God’s creation, we have a real responsibility to it . . . to minister to the needs of God’s creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.”

She also called on Republican legislators to “examine their consciences and look into their hearts” before they vote so they can “make a decision in favor of what is right.”

Guy Benson, of Townhall, offered a response to Pelosi’s comments. “This condemnation on behalf of ‘God’s creation’ comes from a woman who, as a professed Catholic, has amassed a 100 percent pro-abortion rating from both NARAL and Planned Parenthood,” writes Benson. “She has opposed virtually every conceivable limitation on abortion, over her political career, including measures to ban the barbaric procedure known as partial-birth abortion. Read up on the grisly details of what that entails, then circle back to this lecture from Nancy Pelosi about faith, conscience examination, moral responsibility, and honoring God.”

It really is remarkable that the highest elected Democrat in America can call out those who support birth over barbarism as “dishonoring God.” And still, many left-leaning Christians question why it is so hard for Bible-believing believers, supporters of the rights of the unborn, to support Democrats.

The Rushmore Report: President Trump’s Choice to Lead the Democratic Party

Since Donald Trump was inaugurated, there have been four special congressional elections to fill vacated seats in the House. Democrats are 0-4 in these contests. This has led to fresh introspection within the Democratic Party. What is clear is that the party lacks a unified vision for America. What is equally clear is that the party needs one leader around whom they can rally. Not surprisingly, President Trump has weighed in. He has thrown his support behind one experienced politician to lead Democrats as they seek to regain a majority in both houses of Congress in 2018.

And President Trump’s choice is . . .

Nancy Pelosi

Trump is now on record. He hopes Democrats keep Rep. Nancy Pelosi in her role as House Minority Leader. In a tweet, Trump offered his “endorsement” of Ms. Pelosi. “I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out. That would be very bad for the Republican Party – and please let Cryin’ Chuck stay!” (“Cryin’ Chuck” is Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York.)

Trump’s tweet comes at a time when some Democrats are questioning if Pelosi is the right person to continue to lead the party in the House of Representatives.

“We need leadership change,” New York Democrat Rep. Kathleen Rice recently told CNN. “It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.”

Criticism of Pelosi increased after Democrats lost in the special race in Georgia last week, with Republican Karen Handel’s win over Jon Ossoff.

For her part, Pelosi has made it clear that she isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Though Democrats have lost over 1100 seats to Republicans – House seats, Senate seats, Governor seats, and state congressional seats – since Pelosi rose to leadership, most in her party seem content with their current direction.

Count President Trump among her biggest supporters.