I hate being a Democrat (version 182863633):
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s mathematical grip on political power is getting slippery.
With House Democrats already bracing for steep losses in the midterm elections, at least five of Pelosi’s colleagues have announced in the past two weeks that they would not support her remaining as speaker, should Democrats retain the majority. More than a dozen others have told local and national media that they would consider backing a different Democrat.
Pelosi refuses to discuss any outcome next month other than Democrats staying in power and her still wielding the speaker’s gavel. “Would anybody ever go up to somebody during a game and say, ‘What are you going to do if you lose?’ We’re in a fight. We don’t even think about losing. We just have our eye on the ball, which is victory,” she said Wednesday in a radio interview on the “Gayle King Show.”
Looking back at the last two years, if there was one portion of the government that acted pretty much EXACTLY the way you would think Democrats would want it to act, passing great legislation in a timely manner and really advancing the ball on issues important to Democrats, it would be Nancy Pelosi’s House. She’s pretty much been the glue that that has kept the entire party together, as was evident during the HCR saga.
So of course, it would make complete sense if Democrats would stab her in the back. If there is anyone in DC right now who I trust almost completely, it is Pelosi. She gets shit done.