After many, many embarrassing defeats, the latest of which comes from Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia, Democrats are starting to turn on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
A Democratic lawmaker recently spoke with CNN, stating it’s time to replace Pelosi as a leader in favor of someone with a winning strategy to help get the party back on track.
The left is truly imploding.
According to CNN:
Democrats need to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House minority leader if they are going to win future elections, a Democratic lawmaker said Thursday.
“We need a winning strategy and I think the first step to getting to a winning strategy is a change in leadership,” Rep. Kathleen Rice told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day” Thursday.
“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,” the New York lawmaker added. “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?”
Several Democratic lawmakers have said Pelosi’s position as a prominent face of the Democratic Party will continue to make winning elections difficult. In special elections for House seats vacated by Republicans who wound up in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, Democrats went 0-for-4 losing races in Georgia, Montana, South Carolina and Kansas.
A successful Republican strategy in Tuesday’s race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District included promoting a relentlessly anti-Pelosi message to drive out the conservative base.
“This is not anything personal between me and Nancy Pelosi. I have enormous respect for her. She has been a great leader, but like every leader, time immemorial, it’s time for people to know when to go,” Rice said. “And sometimes it’s hard to get people who are in power, who are used to that, to say, ‘You know what? I need to step back and do what’s best for this party.'”
“I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi believes that she is the one that can lead this party. I happen to have a different opinion, and I think it’s important for people in my position to not be afraid to speak truth to power.”
You know your political party is in deep, deep trouble when the claws come out and folks start devouring one another.
While Pelosi’s leadership certainly hasn’t helped Democrats, much of the real reason they’re experiencing so many losses is because the policies and platforms they continue to promote do not work and are out of touch with the majority of Americans.
The last eight years were filled with the liberal agenda, and the only thing that we have to show for it is higher taxes, awful health care costs, war and terror everywhere, and a massive unemployment rate.
Perhaps the message that needs to be changed for the Democratic Party involves how to ensure prosperity for people without siphoning off money through taxation.
It’s going to take a whole lot more than booting Pelosi to get the Democrats back on track.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]