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Nancy Pelosi Claims Democrats are Winning, Can Re-take House

Nancy Pelosi Claims Democrats are Winning, Can Re-take House

“We didn’t win the elections, but we’ve won every fight.”

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi recently appeared on the New York Times political podcast and painted a very rosy picture of the Democratic Party’s future.

She thinks the Democrats have an “excellent” chance of re-taking the House of Representatives. Here’s a partial transcript from Real Clear Politics:

PELOSI: One of the reasons I stayed here is because I thought Hillary Clinton would win, we’d have a woman president and so there would be a woman not at a seat at the table, but at the head of the table for the world…

We wanted to have a woman president. But when we didn’t, then I couldn’t walk away and say, O.K., just let all the men have the seats at the table that are making decisions for our country…

We didn’t win the elections, but we’ve won every fight. We’ve won every fight on the omnibus spending bill — you know the appropriations bills and the rest. You look at everything, they have no victories!

When asked by the host what would be different if Democrats were in power, she responds by saying that unlike Republicans, Democrats are bipartisan. Anyone who remembers the passage of Obamacare, might disagree with that.

She then goes on to say how wonderful Democrats were to work with George W. Bush, while insulting him at the same time. Listen below:

Pelosi seems a bit overconfident in her party’s chances for winning in 2018. Lots of people think Democrats are likely to lose, including Frank Bruni of the New York Times:

Democrats, Please Get Ready to Lose

There’s a saying that what matters isn’t winning or losing. It’s whether you beat the spread.

But what’s the spread for Democrats in 2018?

Is the spread — which means the predicted margin of victory or defeat — gaining the 24 seats in the House that are necessary for a majority in the chamber? That’s certainly doable. I could argue that it’s probable.

But I could also make the case that Democrats fall five, 10 or 15 seats short. And I could imagine a demoralization that shadows and thereby dooms the party in 2020, when the stakes are even higher.

Is the spread control of the Senate? With just three turned seats, the Democrats have it. What promising math. But what a punishing map: There are more vulnerable Democrats up for re-election than there are vulnerable Republicans. Despite Donald Trump’s wackiness and the G.O.P.’s woes, Democrats could easily lose ground here.

The midterm elections are at once a golden opportunity and a dangerous trap for Democrats…

“I think Democrats are making a huge, huge, huge mistake,” said one prominent Republican strategist who is carefully studying House races and may help steer a few of them. He expressed guarded confidence that the G.O.P. would hold onto its majority in the chamber, because, he said, the Democratic Party “is now being controlled by 20 people who are running for president, and that’s causing them to move too far left.”

Democrats have moved too far left and they’re still not finished. Also, it’s obvious to anyone who’s watching that they have learned nothing from the 2016 election.

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Given Democrats are 0/7 with all the special elections and given their absolute certainty they had with winning ALL those elections I fear that 2018 is going to be even “more business as usual” for these idiots.

And how I will laugh at them.

    Matt_SE in reply to mailman. | October 3, 2017 at 10:20 am

    The funniest part is how they keep losing but still can’t get rid of Pelosi. Democrats only retire after suffering an “exercise machine” accident.

    richard40 in reply to mailman. | October 5, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    The electoral math is still against the dems in the house, and even more in the senate in 2018. The only real chance for the dems to win is if the alt right spends all their time trashing the entire repub party, helping the dems win, instead of what they should be doing, helping the Tea Party primary out the rinos, with Tea party or MAGA candidates, and then helping repubs win the general.

and the GOPe when the people start electing Senators who will do what they say they will do instead of doing a McCain and sh1tting on the people!

    4th armored div in reply to mailman. | October 3, 2017 at 9:55 am

    the GOPeeee are going to be primaried with the help of Steve Bannon.

    Trump will need to support conservative ideas, else what’s the diff if Pelosi or the Wisconsin Wimp wins..

    richard40 in reply to mailman. | October 5, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    The main problem is still the rinos, who do vote like dems. The average repub still votes conservative 3 times as much as the average dem, so the dems are still a much bigger problem than the average repub.

Pelosi is delusional.

Humphrey's Executor | October 3, 2017 at 7:34 am

They didn’t win on the Court appointments and roll=back of awful Obama regulations — two really big wins for the country.

Bucky Barkingham | October 3, 2017 at 7:42 am

It’s not so much that the LibDems have won fights in Congress as that the Roll-Over Party has done just that.

She is wrong. But there will be set backs to the cause of the people. Electing people to the Congress that will carry out the will of the “people”, will be a much harder fight than most think. The biggest consolation the people should have is that the long term tide is running in their favor.
What the Establishment in DC does not understand is that their greatest weapon (MSM) is now their greatest weakness. What was once their slave has become their master. Pelosi et al can believe nothing else than what they are told and the Media can only tell them what they want to hear.

To elaborate, the elections of 2018 and 2020 will be fought as almost no election before has been. Especially 2020, for the Left will see it rightly as their last chance (rightly) to have a presence on the national stage for decades.

    Tom Servo in reply to James. | October 3, 2017 at 9:03 am

    “Especially 2020, for the (xxxx) GOP-E will see it rightly as their last chance (rightly) to have a presence on the national stage for decades.”

    There, fixed it.

      richard40 in reply to Tom Servo. | October 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Enough already with this vendetta against average repubs, the dems are still a far bigger threat than average repubs. The average repub votes 53% conservative, the average dem 18%, which still makes the average repub 3 times as good as the average dem, so the conceit that there is no difference is total BS. On the other hand, if you want to primary out the 30% of the repubs who are rinos, and actually do vote like dems, with Tea Party or MAGA candidates, I will be happy to help in that.

In Pelosi’s current state, I doubt she’s all that clear on just who the Democrats and the Republicans even are.

This news of the Dimocrats floundering sounds good, until you realize the GOPe seems to be working everyday to set themselves up to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    4th armored div in reply to rinardman. | October 3, 2017 at 10:01 am

    the (R)inos are not called the ‘stupid party’ for no reason.

    richard40 in reply to rinardman. | October 5, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Not GOPe, the average repub is still 3 times as conservative as the average dem, whihc makes them much better than any dem. The problem is in the 30% of the caucus who are rinos, and actually do vote the same as dems.

“In Pelosi’s current state, I doubt she’s all that clear on just who the Democrats and the Republicans even are.”

In Congress’ current state, I’m not all that clear on just who the Democrats and the Republicans even are.

casualobserver | October 3, 2017 at 9:31 am

In a way, the Democrats ARE winning. Even in the minority they prove time and again how they are master at political witchcraft, so to speak. Outside of Trump and executive actions, they set and a control the agenda in Congress. That’s mostly due to panty waste GOP leadership and the fact that some Republicans actually favor a lot of the points within the Dem agenda (McCain anyone?).

The other side of that coin, if there is one, is that the near total ineptitude of the GOP is probably going to deliver more non-careerists and non-establishment types like Roy Moore in the next election cycles.

    4th armored div in reply to casualobserver. | October 3, 2017 at 10:04 am

    McLame needs to be primaried, but won’t be, how can you go against a cancer vic ?

      regulus arcturus in reply to 4th armored div. | October 3, 2017 at 10:14 am

      John McCain will be dead in 6 – 12 months. He has aggressive glioblastoma.

      Gov. Doug Ducey will then replace him.

      His current term doesn’t end until 2022.

      The real show in AZ is Jeff Flake – he is being primaried by Dr. Kelli Ward, who is up by double digits.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | October 3, 2017 at 10:11 am

Mike, many thanks for the big laughs today!


If you really want to know Nancy just pull up a pic of her where you have a good look at her eyes. Then pull up a pic of good ole’ Chucky Manson where you can see his eyes and then compare. That will tell you all you need to know.

(Hint the crazy is in the eyes.)

She’s right. they are winning, but its just more smoke to push the idea that there are 2 parties. Somebody has to win, somebody has to lose to maintain the slight of hand trick that is the uniparty.

    richard40 in reply to jack burns. | October 5, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    The 2 parties are not the same, the average repub still votes 3 times as conservative as the average dem. The only time talk about uniparty is legit is if you look at the 30% of the repub caucus who are rinos, and actually do vote like dems.

Wasn’t she diagnosed with a touch of dementia? That’s what I heard…

As much as some voters dislike Congressional Republicans, their frustration does not translate to love for Democrats.

buckeyeminuteman | October 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm

Democrats haven’t won anything by themselves. They’ve had plenty of help from piss-poor excuses of Republicans.