Hat/Tip to IOTWReport.com.
So even the Left has a point in which someone of their own can wear out her welcome…
Who’d A Thunk It?
There is growing consensus in the House is that their only chance to retake the House is to move Nancy Pelosi out the door. Not even the biggest propagandist the democrats have in the tamestream media will not predict that happening in 2016. Even the democrats like Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, who want to dump Pelosi knows it will take more than one election to regain their power. I agree with him but while he thinks it will take two elections, I think a minimum of three will be needed. Why? Because Pelosi won’t step down until this term is up and republicans use her as the boogeyman under the bed to voters. No one wants to see her back in power.
The democrats in the House are watching what’s happening in the senate with keen interest. Harry Reid is stepping down and instead of Dick Durbin, who’s turn has come is watching as Chuck Schumer passes him by. In fact, Durbin is being pushed out of leadership entirely. Like a Mafia boss, Schumer wants people who owe their positions to him. Elizabeth Warren and Claire McCaskill are likely contenders for number 2 and 3.
Democrats in the House are also looking to copy the Gingrich example. The first thing Newt did was put the old bulls out to pasture. Instead of the time honored tradition of awarding committee chairmanships by seniority, he picked them for their loyalty and their abilities. Putting John Kasich, the current governor of Ohio, in charge of the budget is a perfect example. It was he and not Bill Clinton who balanced the first budget in many years. That also led to Newt’s downfall as you can turn the old bulls away but you can’t make them like it.
Everyone else knows, but one can only wonder if Pelosi herself will admit that she screwed up her party’s majority…?
Let’s face it, Steve Israel gave the democrats the House majority and Nancy Pelosi destroyed the party and lost the majority single handedly. To fully understand how she did that, you need to see how Steve Israel orchestrated the takeover of the House. He injected reality into the equation. There were some districts in the country that just weren’t going to elect a liberal democrat no matter what. In those districts, he recruited moderates that would make it difficult for the voters to distinguish between the candidates and it worked. Thirty eight members of the democratic caucus were moderates. Sure, they voted against leadership sometimes but the democrats were in the driver’s seat and could afford a few defectors.
Then the democrats won control of the House and Pelosi decided she was elected Queen and not Speaker. It became worse once Obama was elected. (Everything for everybody got worse under Obama) Pelosi started writing all the bills in the privacy of her office and moderates had no access to her at all. As a result, they had nothing to show to the voters and in 2010 most of them were defeated with the balance losing their seats in 2014. Now, they are 59 seats down and they need a net gain of 30 seats to win the House back.
But will she stick it out or bow out?
By the end of this year or the first of next year, expect nancy pelosi to announce her retirement. She’d rather retire than to be voted out as the minority leader in 2017.