At about 10:15 in this video, you’ll get a glimpse of what Nancy Pelosi’s is made of:
That’s when a bunch of firebaggers start heckling her. At 12:40, a member of her security detail arrives to tell her that she has to leave because the crowd is throwing things. Pelosi responds, “I’m not leaving.” Then she gives her speech over the yelling.
In addition to giving the crowd a chance to exercise their vocal cords, this little event gave the media a chance to exercise their narratives. For Dana Milbank, who’s always eager to find Democrats falling apart, this shows Progressives “imploding in real time”. Firedoglake, where louder yelling is always better argument, says “while Pelosi delivered a pretty decent performance above the din, hopefully she heard the concerns, too.”
Pelosi’s daughter and baby granddaughter were in the audience. I’m sure they “heard the concerns” too.
I cannot begin to understand the mentality of any group that thinks that this protest was effective advocacy.