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The Big Threat to 'Civilization As We Know It,' According to Nancy Pelosi, Is...

"Yeah, no, it's really important."

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Stand aside, Islamic State.

Move back, Ebola.

There's a new threat to "civilization as we know it," according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and it's neither genocidal nor pathological: It's political.

"It looks like, actually, Republicans are going to win the Senate [in the upcoming midterm elections]," Bill Maher said to Pelosi on "Real Time" Friday night, asking her, "What would change? Why do I care if [Democrats] lose the Senate?"

Pelosi's response: "Civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if the Republicans win the Senate."

Was she joking?

She laughed, and then said, "Yeah, no, it's really important."

Later on, Pelosi said that the American people "are very wise" right after she noted that half of the American public doesn't even know that midterm elections are coming up in November.

She predicted Democrats could pick up wins just as long as they got enough of their supporters to show up to vote.

(H/T: Mediaite)

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