I actually thought the Dems might have been on to something, but, apparently they haven’t lost quite enough federal, state, and local elected positions yet
(The Hill) House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday fended off a challenge to her long leadership reign, defeating Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a closed-door vote prompted largely by Donald Trump’s unlikely ascension to the White House.
Pelosi got 134 votes to Ryan’s 63 — winning 68 percent of the votes after declaring before the election that she had the support of two-thirds of the caucus. The victory sends a message that while there’s a growing appetite for major changes in the party’s leadership structure and messaging tactics, it’s not strong enough to loosen Pelosi’s grip on a liberal-heavy group that’s rarely challenged her authority.
Ryan and his supporters had argued that the Democrats’ grim performance in this year’s elections — the latest in a string of cycles planting Republicans firmly in the majority — was a clear signal that Pelosi’s leadership strategy has failed to attract the broad coalition of voters required to return the Speaker’s gavel to the Democrats’ hands.
Under Pelosi, they’ll continue to be the party that sneers at folks in the Rust Belt, “flyover country”, whatever you want to call these Middle America areas. They’ll be the party of coastal city elites, dilettantes in the Hamptons, celebrities, and people who demand to live off the backs of he work of other people. They’ll be the party of abortion on demand with zero restrictions allow, of gun grabbing, of forcing people to accept the gender confused in the changing rooms with their daughters. The party of Big Government taking more and more money, and liberty. away from citizens. People have gotten smart, and, while so many agree with the Dems in theory, in practice, they know the policies are bad for their own lives.