“Hands Off Nancy Pelosi!” -Daily Beast

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Summary: ” Do the anti-Pelosi progressives honestly believe Republicans would stop attacking Democratic Party values if she went away, rather than choosing a new nemesis? And, yet somehow, Pelosi, very unique to every person who’s ever held the job of House Minority Leader, is left holding the bag, for each election that goes incorrect in America, simply because Republicans chose her as their target. But it also worked because Democrats didn’t bother fighting back (in fairness, House, and Senate members were too busy crashing into each and every other while fleeing the healthcare bill they’d passed and pretending they’d never heard of Barack Obama.) Even if the Fire Pelosi brigades were to succeed, what makes them think the Tweeter in Chief and his no-goody mob wouldn’t simply laugh in Democrats’ faces and brag that they forced the weak-kneed party to dump its Republican-declared leader? In the wake of John Ossoff’s narrow loss to Karen Handel in the run to replace HHS secretary Tom Price, a handful of these alter agents led by a Tim Ryan, a youngish Ohio congressman who wants the House minority leader’s job, for himself, raced for the Klieg lights to declare with gravely furrowed brows that it’s time for Pelosi to go. A savvier party would refocus attention on the threats to healthcare, national sovereignty, and decency coming from the White House and the cruel Republican congress. Never mind that Pelosi runs, neither the Democratic National Committee (that would be a man named Tom Perez), nor the DCC (bet you can’t tell me who heads that but yeah, it’s a dude), both organs whose function, in conjunction with the DSCC, is to assist Democrats win elections, including countering negative messaging from the other side. Those who’re demanding a new leader ought to at least explain just how their pick would better command the House minority, and steer it toward legislative victories than the woman who virtually single-handedly forced Obamacare through the unruly chamber. The strategy is credited to then-RNC chairman Michael Steele, and involved an orgy of Pelosi bashing that tagged the Democratic Party with her “San Francisco values,” a thinly veiled code, for gay tolerance and squishy liberal elitism that let the party avoid direct hits on the first of all black president. The minority leader’s job, on the other hand, is to organise the House caucus to try and pass bills, or stop them and to fundraise, for members when they need money for re-election, two things Pelosi does exceptionally well. Meanwhile, if the GOP shall be able to defend cheaters, beaters, white nationalists, Islamophobes, Vladimir Putin, and a guy who literally boasted on tape about grabbing women’s vaginas, would is it, accordingly hard, for Democrats to stand up for a woman whose great crime, apparently, is being a liberal from California who believes what Democrats supposedly believe? But her “San Francisco values” – fairness, equality and the correct to not die because you’re too poor to purchase health insurance – ought to be easily defensible, for something calling itself the Democratic Party, as should the in other words of a woman becoming the House leader because she happens to be the almost all qualified. It’s dangerous because it suggests that any Democrat who Republicans pick and pick out to fixate on shall be thrown overboard by so-called “progressives” in the name of appeasing white working class voters. Are the anti-Pelosi warriors arguing that Ryan, from an Ohio district that Hillary Clinton narrowly won that’s on the GOP’s high value target list, for 2018, is somehow more progressive? The Pelosi attacks showcase the worst aspects of the Democratic Party, whose typical response to losing even long shot elections is immediate panic, and frantic searches, for ways to appease the other side. This Democratic version of the right’s 2010 “fire Pelosi” brigades argues that the party is carrying the designer-clad Californian on their backs care for a well coiffed hunchback and no matter just how hard they try, they can’t hide her from the bad people. They too, apparently, disdain “San Francisco values.” Still, despite an ad campaign that literally depicted her leading an army of zombies in an animal sacrifice ritual, and an actual “fire Pelosi” bus tour, almost all Americans couldn’t pick the congresswoman out of a two-person lineup.”

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