By Phil Lawler | Jul 29, 2016
Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a PBS audience this week that white male voters have been stupid:
They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God: the three G’s. God being the woman’s right to choose.
That last sentence is stunning, isn’t it? After this week’s Democratic convention, it does almost seem that the party’s leaders are preparing to make abortion an object of worship. But I think that Pelosi intended that remark to be ironical; I think she meant that dumb white male voters see abortion as an offense against God.
But there’s another remarkable facet of Pelosi’s argument. She is—fairly clearly—saying that white male voters acted irrationally, because they put God ahead of their own economic interests.