I know she’s irritating, but she’s one of thebest friends the GOP has ever had! The longer she stays in, the more trouble the Democrats will have. They seem to be figuring that out, which is also a sign that they’re coming out of their coma, and that Trump is not the country’s problem, THEY ARE.
The silver lining of their Pelosi problem is they may finally turn completely inward and turn their toxic need for destruction on themselves.
The only other option for them is for Democrat party leaders to recognize their entire problem isn’t Pelosi, or any one individual in their party– it’s what they stand for, reflected in the fact that they’ve let the scourge of the left swallow their party whole.
“I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Tex., bluntly told Politico. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost, but she certainly is one of the reasons.”
As Speaker of the House in 2009, Pelosi presided over a 255-seat majority which was wiped out by the next election, when Democrats fell to 193 seats. In three election cycles since then, Pelosi’s party has netted a single House seat.
Those seeking to be part of the next Democratic majority are already seeking separation from Pelosi.
Democrat Joe Cunningham, running to unseat Republican Mark Sanford in South Carolina, tweeted soon after announcing his candidacy: “If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker. Time to move forward and win again.”
And those calls are coming from Washington, D.C., too.
Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., told CNN “we need a leadership change. It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.”
Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Oh., who ran against Pelosi in the last leadership election, didn’t invoke his former rival by name, but did by association, saying the Democratic product has grown spoiled and rotten in recent years.
“Here is the truth: the Democratic Party has a toxic brand, one that is worse than Donald Trump’s in many parts of the country,” Ryan wrote in a Medium post.