Nancy Pelosi is the Speaker of the House, and since that’s the only branch of government held by the Democrats at the moment, Nancy is the defacto leader of the party.
And she’s in big trouble.
Her constituency is split right down the middle — and her Party members are also split. One side, the Progressives, have AOC, Omar, and Talib, and also have the platform, namely Medicare for All, Free College Tuition, $15 Minimum Wage, and a bunch of other stupid shit like “Impeach Now”. These people have Trump Derangement Syndrome, have little if any respect for the Constitution — but wield power in great disproportion to their constituency size.
The other side, the establishment side, don’t have much of a platform, they just personally attack anyone that challenges what I call the donor agenda; keep the regime change wars going, keep the debt cycle going, keep the environment damaging agenda going, keep Dems in office any way possible including no support for Progressives, even if it means a Republican wins. This group, led by Hillary supporters and Hillary herself, loath Tulsi Gabbard because she has exposed them for what they are — but from within the Party, which makes all the difference in the world. When Joy Reid says Tulsi Gabbard sounds like a Kremlin agent, on MSNBC, while Brian Williams chortles in agreement, they look like complete fools and tools — even to TDS suffering partisans, which means the hysteria may finally be wearing off.
Here’s how we’ll know, when Democratic Party candidates stand up and demand accountability, demand change from rules like, “No primary challenges or we ostracize you, de-platform you and blackball you from DNC and DCCC contracts.” This — by the way — is not an editorial statement or exaggeration for this column, it is actual DNC and DCCC policy.
So, Nancy cannot make the old guard, corrupt, clinging-to-power establishment wing happy, because they need wins (bills passed) to take home and campaign on, and Nancy’s House hasn’t passed any bipartisan legislation whatsoever — they haven’t passed anything.
And she cannot make the new-guard, energetic, press-monopolizing Progressives happy either because she cannot call a vote on — and push Impeachment toward the Senate — where she knows she’ll get toasted like a marshmallow — by the Senate Trial — right during the all-important lead up to the Democratic primaries.
She’s caught like a mouse in a trap. And the guy who set out the cheese?
President Donald J. Trump.