The Jon ‘PeeWee Herman’ Ossoff’s loss was about all the Democrats could bear and calls for Pelosi to resign are growing exponentially, starting with Cher!
Cher seemed to open a can of worms with a tweet Wednesday and what followed has pushed Pelosi to defend herself in another one of her incoherent rants. (See ‘So you want me to sing my praises?‘ below.)
Democratic lawmakers en masse are blaming House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for the party’s loss in the Georgia special election runoff Tuesday.
Cher sure seems to have gotten it started. “I think I’m worth the trouble, quite frankly,” Pelosi hit back.
You might be Pelosi, but the fact is that every time a Republican candidate injects you into the campaign message, the Democrat loses. You are 0-5 crazy woman! #JustSayin
👏🏼.CONGRESSIONAL RACE IS NOT OLYMPICS,THERES NO MEDAL🥈FOR 2nd PLACE‼️I ADMIRE & RESPECT NANCY PELOSI,BUT IN“EVERY”RACE,GOP RUNS AGAINST HER🥀 pic.twitter.com/QX5I26Yl3s
— Cher (@cher) June 21, 2017
The singer was responding to tweets by Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) that said Democrats need a new message if they want to win in the 2018 midterm elections.
Since the damaging Cher tweet, over 30 Democrat legislators have called publicly or privately for Pelosi to be removed from leadership.
Inside the rank-and-file, members are getting restless and the call for Pelosi to depart is louder than ever. A group of her colleagues have even met privately to brainstorm on whether there was a way to force her out.
“We need leadership change,” Rep. Kathleen Rice, (D-NY), told CNN. “It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.”
Rep. Tim Ryan, (D-Ohio), said Pelosi is “less popular than Donald Trump in my district.”
“I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” said Rep. Filemon Vela (D-TX), who supported Pelosi in her last leadership race. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost. But she certainly is one of the reasons.”
“#Ossof Race better be a wake up call for Democrats – business as usual isn’t working. Time to stop rehashing 2016 and talk about the future,” Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.), a rising star for the party, tweeted on Tuesday night.
“I think it’s very concerning that that tactic still has some punch,” added Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), who challenged Pelosi for Minority Leader last November. “Again, it’s part of the broader national brand that average people don’t feel connected to the Democratic Party. Walk up the street and ask 10 people what the Democrats stand for, you’ll get 10 different answers. That’s no way to build a national party.”
Democrat Joe Cunningham candidate tweeted, “If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker. Time to move forward and win again.”
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“It’s as real as it gets,” one House Democrat told Fox News. “I’ve never seen people this torqued. She’d be out if there was a clear plan in place for [succession]. The question is, where does this end?”
It seems that Pelosi has her biggest support on the other side of the aisle! Republicans are openly rooting for Pelosi to stay, under the assumption that her presence helps GOP candidates.
“It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down,” President Trump told “Fox & Friends” in an interview that aired Friday morning. “I’d like to keep her right where she is.”
The President also tweeted his support for the poor woman:
I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out. That would be very bad for the Republican Party – and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017
Pelosi also found some unexpected support from a fellow former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich:
“I mean, we have all the ads done. They worked perfectly in Georgia,” he said. “We know exactly how to run against a Nancy Pelosi-led party.”
Gingrich said having Pelosi will help Republicans in the 2018 mid-term elections.
“We’d love to have the question be in 2018, Nancy Pelosi versus Paul Ryan,” Gingrich added. “And I hope that the Democrats keep her right where she is for a long, long time. At least a decade.”
How long until Pelosi is forced to resign? I have serious doubts she has what it takes to make it through another campaign. We will see! I do think her time is numbered. We will see what catastrophe they replace her with.
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