On Thursday, after a highly touted Democrat lost a special election in Georgia, it finally began to dawn on Democrat congressmen that maybe, just maybe, Nancy Pelosi’s continuing 15-year reign as Democratic House Leader was past its expiration date and should be cut short. Many were concerned that the Republicans were able to successfully feature her in a majority of the political ads attacking Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia congressional race, which he lost by a margin of 52 percent to 48 percent. This was even with Ossoff managing to outspend the Republican, Karen Handel, about $24 million to $5 million (although outside spending narrowed the Democrat advantage somewhat).
Several Democrats were so incensed that they even spoke out publicly. “If you were talking about a company that was posting losing numbers, if you were talking about any sports team that was losing time and time again, changes would be made, right? The CEO out. The coach would be out and there would be a new strategy put in place,” Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) said. “We need a vision, right? Where do we want to go as a party? And we need a message. How are we going to get there?”
Pelosi didn’t take such criticism lightly. She immediately held a press conference to refute her critics.
As a conservative Republican, I probably shouldn’t be giving out political advice to the Democratic Party. But, then again, it’s not like they are going to listen to me, will they?
Rep. Rice is almost certainly correct. If Pelosi was ever a good leader, which is debatable, she almost certainly isn’t now. Nevertheless, there doesn’t seem to be much likelihood that Pelosi might actually be ousted from her position, which she has held since George W. Bush was in his first term as president.
Granted, Pelosi is often arrogant, hypocritical, a terrible party spokesman, who can’t be relied on to remember relevant factss (and here), but, on the plus side, she is a fundraising powerhouse, having raised $568 million for Democrats since she joined leadership in 2002 (when she became Whip), and $142 million in the past election cycle. Money talks, as they say. Besides, as the first woman leader (and Speaker) of Democrats in the House, it is almost impossible for fanatical politically correct House Democrats to oppose her without running a woman and/or another minority against her, which precludes the candidacy of more than half their party’s caucus.
Pelosi’s fundraising prowess is probably considerably overrated, as well. It seems hard to argue that Pelosi’s personal qualities are really what is driving her ability to raise prodigious sums of money. Presumably, any functioning left-wing adult, possibly even the dreaded white heterosexual male Democrat, can do the same, by stirring up the rich moonbats who donate to Democrats. Perhaps he just needs to scream a few times, accuse a Republican president of treason, or hypocritically babble endlessly about the greedy top 1 percent of taxpayers, paying your fair share of taxes, and not taking care of the poor and elderly.
Jon Ossoff himself has shown he can raise yyyyuuuuge amounts of money — maybe he should be the leader? (A Speaker need not be a member of the House.)
As I said before, I suspect most Democrats can’t handle this obvious truth. Or, they just can’t take the heat from removing the first woman Democrat leader (and Speaker). Even President Trump trolling them is not enough for the House Democrats to second-guess their blind devotion to Pelosi.
Either way, Nancy Pelosi is likely to leave her leadership position only in a pine box.