A growing number of liberal lawmakers are pledging to ‘dump’ Nancy Pelosi should they retake control of Congress this fall; easing concerns of moderate and centrist voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
According to Politico, a “growing trend” is taking place in the Democratic Party, with more and more left-leaning legislators -such as Rep. Conor Lamb- saying they wouldn’t support Pelosi’s bid for Speaker of the House if the “blue wave” sweeps them into power.
“A trend that started in earnest with Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), who won a special election deep in Trump country, has spread rapidly to encompass a growing cadre of candidates — many in must-win districts for Democrats — that threatens Pelosi’s nearly sixteen-year grip on the party’s leadership,” writes Politico.
“Whether you are someone who has been here a long time, a short time or a candidate running for office for the first time, people are being more vocal about how they feel about leadership of the party,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice.
Read the full story at Politico.
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: Democrat Edge EVAPORATES Heading into Summer
The Democrats’ double-digit lead continued to crash and burn this week, with new polls showing the GOP has either erased the liberal advantage or is actually beating their left-wing opponents on generic ballots.
The lead -once as high as 18 points- is all but gone on ballots asking voters if they preferred Democrats or Republicans; raising serious questions about the overly-hyped “blue wave” expected to sweep Congress this fall.
Late last year, Liberal Congressman Ted Lieu warned of a Democrat “megatsunami” heading into the midterm.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 20, 2017
Those predictions may turn out to be little more than wishful thinking, with a new Reuters poll showing Republicans enjoying a 2% edge over their Democratic opponents.
Say good-bye to the D-advantage in the generic ballot. Our latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that registered voters as likely to support Republicans as Democrats. @ReutersPolitics https://t.co/0ZIVVs6Zqc pic.twitter.com/rLIHL7jPRl
— Chris Kahn (@Cmkahn) May 21, 2018
BLUE WAVE CRASHING: Magazine Admits Democrats Are ‘BLOWING’ Midterms
The media’s over-hyped prediction of a Democratic “blue wave” this fall continued to crash and burn this week, with a prominent magazine admitting the liberal legislators are totally “blowing” the 2018 midterm elections.
The Week published an article Thursday titled, “Democrats are totally blowing it,” where the author blasts the left-wing lawmakers for acting like “simpering” dealmakers who are “barely muddling” towards an election disaster.
“Democrats should clean up in the midterms. Instead, they’re barely muddling through,” writes the author.
“Democrats, you had this. If you blow it with an inability to sustain a brawl for more than six months, rest assured: You will be replaced with other lawmakers who can,” he adds.
Read the full story here.