Oxford Union Debate: Winston Marshall Demolishes Pelosi’s Argument That Voters Are The Problem With Democracy

by Fuzzy Slippers at legalinsurrection.com

We’ve known for a long time that the Democrats loathe and disdain normal Americans. Whether we are busy clinging to our guns and God (Obama), just downright deplorables (Hillary), or threats to the soul of nation (Biden), everyday American voters are constantly belittled, demonized, and/or ignored by Democrat elites (by establishment elites on both sides of the aisle, frankly, but particularly overtly so by Democrats).

So it was with great interest that I watched the recent Oxford Union Debate on whether or not populism is a threat to democracy. While the debate consisted of numerous speakers (you can view all the parts here), I was most interested in hearing what Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had to say and to the now-viral response by Winston Marshall.

Fox News reports:

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was rebuked as an “elite” during a recent Oxford Union debate, where she argued that populism in the United States is a threat to democracy.

Pelosi — a self-described “devout” Catholic — said during the April 25 debate that certain Americans, whom she considered to be “poor souls who are looking for some answers,” refuse to accept the answers Democrats give them on particular topics due to their beliefs about “guns, gays, [and] God.”

Challenging Pelosi’s position in the debate about populism, Winston Marshall, a musician who was once a part of Mumford and Sons and now hosts the “Marshall Matters” podcast for The Spectator, spoke in opposition to the Oxford Union motion that “This House Believes Populism is a Threat to Democracy.”

. . . . Pelosi said, “Democracy is the rule of law, democracy is free and fair elections, democracy is about independent judiciary, it’s about freedom of the press to have transparency and to have accountability of elected officials to the people.”

“It’s about all of that, and that is everything that the populist regime in Washington, D.C., is against,” she added. “Ethno-nationalistic populism, as is the threat to democracy, is about threatening what they call elites, a free press,” she said. “It’s about fighting issues that relate to free and fair elections, where we have voter suppression to the nth degree under this regime and its resistance to passing the Voting Rights Act, the John Lewis Act, all of that.”

. . . . At one point, while speaking about those who may consider themselves a part of the populist movement and/or are “poor souls who are looking for some answers,” Pelosi said, “We’ve given them to them, but they’re blocked by some of their views on guns – they have the three Gs, guns, gays, God, that would be a woman’s right to choose — and the cultural issues cloud some of their reception of an argument that really is in their interest.”