It was business as usual Wednesday when Rep. Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as Democrat minority leader in the House of Representatives. Despite the shellacking they received on Nov. 8, the Dems decided to stick with the status quo, and a picture of House Republican leadership said it all.
The house republican leadership laughs. pic.twitter.com/fw3OgUIOhr
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) November 30, 2016
Will Ricciardella of Unbiased America wrote:
I’m glad Nancy Pelosi won another term as Minority Leader in the House.
Apparently, losing over 7 million votes in the general election and getting decimated in state elections as well, doesn’t mean it’s time for a change.
Stay out of touch Democrats, it’s just the way I like ya.
Longtime Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi won re-election Wednesday to the post, fighting off a challenge after calls for new leadership following the party’s crushing electoral disappointment.
In a closed vote, the caucus chose the California representative 134 to 63 over challenger Tim Ryan of Ohio, according to NBC News. They also decided on other key posts as they try to regain electoral viability in a country that just signaled its anger with a perceived Washington establishment by electing Donald Trump president.
Ryan and others have said the Democrats need new leadership to win elections and connect with voters away from the coasts. Democrats gained a fewer-than-expected six House seats in the election, while failing to win back the Senate majority amid a surprisingly strong turnout for Trump.
Pelosi, 76, has led the House Democrats for 12 years. She was House speaker from 2007 to 2011. Ryan — who represents a state Trump won — argued that the party needs a new generation of leadership.
He recently told NBC News that focusing too much on identity politics rather than economics may have alienated white voters who propelled Trump to victory.
Oh Democrats, so silly, yet so destructive. If something’s broke, you’re supposed to fix it. Although I don’t mind seeing the Democrat Party in tatters — especially given their awful policy prescriptions over the years — it would be good for the country to have a decent second party to keep the other side in check (Republicans have their own problems too, that’s for sure).
With Pelosi’s reelection, that doesn’t seem likely any time soon. Oh well, we’ll be too busy hopefully watching Trump make America great again to bother with the Democrat Party’s train-wreck.
Just for fun though, here’s the person the Dems just re-elected.
Just a quick note, the whole “let us just pass the bill so you morons can see that we know what’s best for you” thing illustrates pretty well why the Dems got their butts handed to them…