Well, now it’s official. The revolution I have been anticipating in these columns for the past two months has finally come and, lo, it turns out to be none other than the American revolution which is, indeed, redux. We have Nancy Pelosi’s own word for it:

As you’ve heard me say over and over again, [in] the dark days of the revolution, Thomas Paine said, “The times have found us.” We think the times have found us now. Not that we place ourselves in the category of greatness of our Founders, but we do place ourselves in a time of urgency [based] on the threat to the Constitution, a system of checks and balances, that is being made. It is—they fought for our independence, they declared independence, they fought and won, they established a democracy.

Mind you, her somewhat garbled...

 
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