Nancy Pelosi says the American people are exhausted and have no appetite to fight another war.
Even against a group who has declared war against the American people?
Even against a group who has beheaded average American citizens?
Does Nancy Pelosi believe Americans are so exhausted that they couldn’t even conjure up a second wind?
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
Is Ms. Pelosi implying these average, exhausted Americans should dictate important global decisions?
Who are these so-called average Americans?
Where are they and why are they so exhausted?
Do you know any? Now that I’m thinking about it, I think I’ve ran across a few.
Exhausted Average American No. 1
An average American family blamed an average American cat for starting the fire that destroyed their average American home in North Carolina. This blame was broadcast over the radio and reported in all the local newspapers.
Although vacant at the time, a lit candle was apparently overturned, igniting a blaze that completely gutted this average American home. Even more disturbing, the average American firefighters also blamed this mysterious cat for starting the blaze. This average American cat was never found and nobody really knows if it ever existed at all. The cat, as well as the house, was deemed a total loss.
Exhausted Average American No. 2
My average American neighbor’s 14-year-old son thought it would be a hoot to feed his average American younger sister’s pet poodle brownies laced with marijuana. As the dog lay on the living room floor convulsing, this average American teen changed into his uniform and left the house on his way back to school for lacrosse practice.
Six hours later my neighbor returned home to find a listless dog moaning on the living room floor; she was quite upset because it appeared the dog had soiled the carpeting.
My average American neighbor was not angry with her son, only with the veterinarian who dared to bill her for the three days the dog lingered in and out of consciousness at the average American animal hospital which provided exemplary care for her daughter’s pet.
Exhausted Average American No. 3
I ordered coffee at an average American drive-thru, but it was taking an unusually long amount of time. It seems the driver of the Cadillac Escalade in front of me was demanding an item not offered at this particular restaurant.
Without a care for anyone else, this average American was holding up the entire drive-thru line. When the polite young lady at the drive-thru window explained once again that the item she was requesting was not available, this average American in the Escalade announced, “I’ll wait,” and turned off her vehicle in an apparent protest.
“No tater-tots, no peace,” she was muttering.
Ms. Pelosi is correct; it’s exhausting being an average American.
My confidence goes to our above average Americans, our military generals and strategists, those heroic leaders who have bravely dedicated their lives in order to protect our homeland.
It is they who I want deciding upon whether or not we should go to war.
Unless we are prepared to tell the average exhausted American that Islamic State stole our tater-tots, in which case the war could probably be over by tomorrow afternoon, it is best to let the average American sleep this one out.
Perhaps Nancy Pelosi has a point after all.
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