Nancy Pelosi: I’m Not Going Anywhere
Despite a rough few years for Democrats, the House Minority Leader says she’s not going anywhere.
Brushing off critics from her own party, Nancy Pelosi says she plans to stay in her leadership position and claims. “I think I’m worth the trouble.”
There is no doubt that once upon a time, Pelosi was a force to be reckoned with. She helped formulate the strategy that led Democrats to regain control of the House back in 2007 and made history by becoming the first female speaker. Since then however, the momentum of America has shifted. Despite abundant evidence of this, Pelosi claims she’s just as effective as she has always been.
In fact, with several of her colleagues calling for her to step down Pelosi proudly claimed she is still “a master legislator” and a “strategic, politically astute leader.”
The list of Democrats calling for her to step aside continues to grow with Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) being the most recent voice. Pelosi it seems is having none of it however.
Unfortunately for the Minority Leader, she doesn’t seem to be looking outside of Washington. If she did, she might not be so confident.
While both parties are experiencing their share of infighting, Democrats are the only ones on a terrible losing streak. The Democratic Party has completely lost touch with its base and has failed miserably at connecting with millennial voters. Since the Presidential election, current Democrats have largely come across to the American public as sore losers.
Perhaps if Pelosi can reconnect with the new party demographic, she can be an effective leader. If not, Democrats will only watch as they lose more elections in 2018 and 2020.