In the wake of the Democrats’ loss in the Georgia special congressional election, there has been a lot of soul searching in the Democratic Party as to why. If Trump is the most heinous human being to ever sit in the White House…why did they lose? If nothing else, it has forced the Democrats to move past Russian hacking as the reason for their loss. These spurious accusations have been headline news on left wing media broadcasts and newspapers for months. Obviously, it had no effect on the election. So it must be something else. Nancy Pelosi…there’s the ticket. She’s the root of the problem.
Well…maybe. Pundits spin it in terms of Democrats not having a message. Actually they do. It’s Nancy Pelosi’s message. The problem isn’t lack of a message. The problem is the message…uber left wing progressive political theory based on tribes of special interest groups rooted in hate. Before the election, tongue in cheek, I wrote that Democrats were offering transgender bathrooms while mid-America was looking for security and jobs. But it turns out it’s not so tongue in cheek. It is a spot-on summation of the problem.
The Democratic Party has been taken over by Progressives who offer nothing but violence in the streets (Black Lives Matter); economic disruption (Occupy Wall Street); whacked out feminists marching on Washington wearing hats resembling female genitals; militant transgender warriors; riots on university campuses attempting to silence those with whom they disagree; profanity spouted from party leaders and elected officials; open borders; fake chopped off heads; globalism…and what has become the religion of the left…climate change. They told coal miners that they will be put out of work, but not to worry, there is welfare check. They called their base of support “deplorables.” And now they tell folks if you are pro-life, there is no place for you in the Democratic Party. That helps with Catholic support how? All of the hyperbole converged when a whacked out Bernie Sanders supporter attempted to assassinate a bunch of Republican Congressmen playing baseball. And they wonder why they are losing election after election after election.
Nancy Pelosi is the personification of the Democratic message. The fiasco in Georgia earned her the title “San Francisco Democrat.” They tried to fool the public in Georgia. They ran a politically correct young man who is a politically correct part time documentary film maker as a centrist advocating fiscal responsibility and lower taxes. But he was funded by over $23 million in contributions from some of the most leftist folks in the country as Hollywood left wing Progressives turned out in droves to campaign for him. It didn’t quite work out.
The Democratic Party has more serious issues than Nancy Pelosi. She is the symptom, not the problem. The question isn’t whether or not Ohio’s Tim Ryan or someone like him can replace Nancy Pelosi. The question is whether the party has moved so far to the left it will shove center-left Democrats like him out altogether.
Mark G. Mangie