Nancy Pelosi – Will she stay or will she go? UPDATE: Stays
Moribund, failed Democratic leadership at the national level remains in place.
Voting is taking place right now on the challenge by Tim Ryan to Nancy Pelosi’s leadership of Democrats in the House.
Results are expected momentarily.
We will update.
UPDATE: She Stays –
Pelosi re-elected Democratic Leader 134-63. Tim Ryan received more votes than her last challenger in 2010 who only had 43 votes
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) November 30, 2016
Honored to be elected by my colleagues to serve as Democratic Leader. Let's get to work. pic.twitter.com/knAEqL8azt
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) November 30, 2016
This is probably the best result for Republicans. The moribund, failed Democratic leadership at the national level remains in place.
Nancy Pelosi easily reelected leader. On a related note: https://t.co/4sXmGbuMiK pic.twitter.com/66Ba1yliz6
— Chris Cillizza (@ChrisCillizza) November 30, 2016
This Republican could not be happier. More Pelosi. More LIz Warren. Go all the way to the ultra crazy coastal left!!
— El Harro (@elharroo) November 30, 2016
My statement regarding today's House Dem Caucus election: pic.twitter.com/rZqcqvTvWd
— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) November 30, 2016
What a relief. I was worried they had learned from the elections & might be competitive and cohesive again. https://t.co/cvwi0IxLdU
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 30, 2016
Break out the tiny violins:
Pelosi remains in charge. Our party has no courage. How many decades do we want to be out of power?
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) November 30, 2016
""No one is a better tactician than Nancy Pelosi…" Except when it comes to winning back a majority. https://t.co/F8MzL1oYN4
— Todd Eberly (@ToddEberly) November 30, 2016
Man we're really showing we are the party of the young and fresh ideas…
Pelosi – 76
Hoyer – 77
Clyburn – 76
— Loud Ohio Democrat (@LoudOhioDem) November 30, 2016
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It’s fine with me if Democrats don’t want to accept the reality of their situation.
As stated previously, it’ll be hard for Democrats to dislodge the urban core that is causing them to fail because that’s about all that they have left now.
Doing something repeatedly, anticipating a different result. The Dems believe the flaw is in the electorate, not the elected.
Very encouraging to see the Democrats investing heavily in continued failure!
Good for republicans, bad for the country. Having a unviable second party in 20 states will cause Dems to join the Republicsn party to get elected. They will be well financed and will make inroads, moving the Republicans left.
Worked for a New York Democrat at the very top of the ticket, didn’t it?
Now, if they could just talk Harry Reid into staying around a few more years….
The advantage Ms. Pelosi has over most other players is that in her district she could disembowel kittens on CNN and she would still get elected. She has the freedom to do or say anything and not have to worry about the coming election.
In San Francisco many think a pelosi is an Italian sex toy for gays.
I read after either the 2010 or 2014 mid-term wipe outs, that she got re-elected to leadership because she and her multi-millionaire husband have deep ties to the Silicon Valley oligarchs who co-won the Democrat Party. The caucus valued her for her fundraising skills. They thought they’d need her fundraising ability to rebuild. It never seemed to occur to any of them that her leadership is why they were in the hole they were in.
They are deeply invested in their “demographics is destiny” thesis. Get used to them calling you deplorable, racist, bigot, sexist, homophobe and Islamophobe. The destructive, divisive nature of identity politics is all they know now.
Let them say what they want.
But don’t hesitate in calling THEM out for what they are.
Crazy Pelosi: the gift that keeps on giving.
The working class have turned to Trump. By keeping Pelosi (and if Trump keeps his campaign promises) it’s only going to create more converts.
The old Stalinists survived to decay another day.
Hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
Your fifteen minutes are up, Mr. Ryan.
So, if the Dims want to keep digging themselves out of the hole, who am I to try to stop them?
@Kyrsten Sinema, don’t feel so bad. I’m sure in 2018 a 78 year old multi-millionaire white limousine liberal will be just the person to lead the party of diversity and inclusion to victory in the House and defeat the party of old white men.
They won’t be back in two years. Maybe four, then.
Pre pelosi election. Somehow they seemed to have missed the message from the voters.
Sensing that unrest, Pelosi last week proposed to carve out several new leadership posts and make some of them eligible only to newer members. The changes are designed to empower the next generation of Democratic leaders,
but there’s been some early pushback, as members of the Congressional Black Caucus are warning they would erode the power of African-American lawmakers.
One former House Democrat, speaking anonymously on the sensitive subject, said by that measure alone Pelosi deserves to remain in place.
“The most important messenger in American politics is money,
It’s not the Democrat Party’s fault that voters who live between California and New York are too stupid, too racist, and too sexist to appreciate the Party’s wonderful policies and plans.