Well, to hear Nancy Pelosi tell it, it’s pretty much all over but the cryin’, or time to turn out the lights, the Republican Party is over. Pelosi is pretty confident that she’s going to take Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s job after the mid-term elections this November. So much so that it was earlier this week that she told The Boston Globe, “We will win. I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too.” She said, “It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table, no offense.” And she added, “I have no intention of walking away from that table.”
If Democrats do retake the House, Pelosi is certain to face resistance from members of her own party who want her to step aside. It was Democrat Rep. Seth Moulton who told The Globe, “I think there’s a strong desire out there in America for new leadership in Washington, not just getting rid of Republicans but getting new leadership in the Democratic Party.” Moulton has repeatedly called on Pelosi to quit her leadership post before November, so she doesn’t hurt Democrats’ chances in the midterms. If her interview with The Globe is any indication, Pelosi isn’t worried.
Pelosi stressed the significance of her being the only woman who holds a top position in the House, Senate and the White House, saying: “It’s important that it not be five white guys at the table, no offense. I have no intention of walking away from that table.” One unnamed Pelosi ally was quoted by ‘The Hill’ as saying, “The problem that Pelosi complainers have is that no one can beat her. And that continues to be the case. Who’s going to beat Nancy Pelosi? There’s no one that can. So she’ll win in the Caucus, and then she’ll win on the floor.” But let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
But with all that said, it’s still a bit too early to start speculating, as the Democrats will need to turn 23 seats blue in order to win back the House. As many on the left have hoped their voters will show up to turn the tides, an opinion piece in ‘The Hill’ said on Monday that the Democrats are “dreaming” if they expect a blue wave in the upcoming mid-terms this year. While I am doubtful that there will be any sort of a blue wave, I do recognize the fact that history is on the side of the Democrats. But I also feel that these are not normal times and political history may not apply.
You may, or may not, recall that it was Pelosi who served as the nation’s first female Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011. And it was in 2010 that she led her party to what was a rather crushing defeat in the 2010 midterm elections, after forcing Obamacare through the lower chamber, infamously declaring: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” She defied expectations that she would resign after her party’s defeat, and repeatedly fought off internal challengers to retain her “iron grip” on power — in the Globe‘s words — within her caucus.
She has rejected claims that she’s too old, at 78, to lead, dismissing concerns about her mental sharpness and physical stamina by speaking on the floor of the House earlier this year for more than eight uninterrupted hours on behalf of so-called “Dreamers”. Some Democrats are irritated at Pelosi’s efforts to intervene in primary races to push out “progressive” candidates that appeal to the party base but who are considered less likely to win in a general election. Republicans believe that Pelosi will help their prospects in November by motivating conservatives to vote against her.
For those who get it, preventing Pelosi from once again becoming Speaker should be enough to encourage every red blooded patriotic American to the voting booth. Democrats have already made it very clear that ‘WHEN’ they take control of the House, and perhaps the Senate as well, after this November’s election the Trump Agenda will be declared to be officially dead. So the Democrats have thrown down the gauntlet and it’s up to the American people to now decide how best to respond. And the question that remains to be answered is, are we up to the challenge?
And if the American people truly are stupid enough to hand back to the Democrats control of the House, or the Senate or, God forbid, both, it will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they have now officially thrown in the towel on our once great American Republic and are using those in the Republican Party incapable of keeping their promises as their excuse for doing do. It’s just that simple. That way it’s not REALLY their fault but the fault of the RINOs who have lied to them. But I intend to neither stay home this November nor vote Democrat. I will vote for my country.
And the goal of every freedom loving American must be to do all that they can to expedite the demise of the Democrat Party. And if that requires the voting for a RINO this time around, so be it. Because if the Democrat Party loses in the midterms, I have no doubt that the party may very well go into a tailspin. The Bernie wing crazies will not be contained by the wealthiest of Democrats like Pelosi. The infighting could be expansive. Another Democrat loss could just be that final nail in the coffin of a party that has now moved so far left as to represent a serious threat to our country.