Nancy Pelosi has been the Democrats leader in the House since 2003.
She’s presided over historic electoral defeats, yet has managed to cling to her position.
But that all may change because of one development.
The Democratic base is unhinged.
Their voters were energized by Bernie Sanders presidential campaign and his crusade to implement socialism in America.
Now Pelosi – a reliable leftist radical – has drawn a Sanders inspired primary challenger.
The Observer reports:
“Pelosi’s attitude has incited Sanders supporters to recruit progressive candidates to challenge establishment Democrats in their primary elections. Nancy Pelosi’s challenger, employment attorney Stephen Jaffe, recently launched his campaign.
“Two words: Bernie Sanders,” Jaffe said in an interview with the Observer when asked why he was running for Congress. “My goal is to try to pull the Democratic Party away from the establishment, corporations, big money, big oil, big pharma, and return it to the people.”
Pelosi infuriated the left with her refusal to endorse Sanders and his European-style socialism.
The Observer also reports:
“Following Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential election loss, Bernie Sanders‘ supporters scoffed at Pelosi’s re-election as House Minority Leader. Democrats had abandoned all hope of party reform, and Pelosi made it clear that the Party wouldn’t do much to reverse the drastic losses suffered throughout the Obama Administration. At a private, three day conference with billionaire donors, Pelosi doubled-down on developing Party strategy—without any input from voters.
In a December 2016 interview, Pelosi confirmed she would preserve the status quo, claiming “I don’t think people want a new direction.” At at a CNN Town Hall in February 2017, she again revealed her disdain for progressives, telling a millennial Sanders supporter who asked if the Democratic Party would embrace Sanders’ populist message: “Well, I thank you for your question, but I have to say we’re capitalists—that’s just the way it is.” Pelosi then embarked on a tone-deaf rant, arguing that the solution was to make billionaires and millionaires more empathetic. “We have to change the thinking of people,” she said. “The free market is a place that can do good things.”
The Pelosi challenge is another front in the growing Democrat civil war.
The marginalization of Sanders supporters – which Jaffe cites as one reason he threw his hat in the ring – played out during the Democrats selection of a national chairman.
Bernie supporters rallied around Keith Ellison – the extreme leftist Muslim congressman from Minnesota – while establishment Democrats and their financial interests pushed former Obama labor secretary Tom Perez to victory.
The Democrats tearing themselves apart in an ideological civil war is one of the most underreported stories of 2017.
It’s played out in under-the-radar races such as the Omaha, Nebraska mayoral race.
National Chairman Perez and Bernie Sanders threw their support behind a candidate who supported a 20-week abortion ban.
The Democrat base and their special interest groups revolted and the controversy ended with Perez saying pro-lifers were not welcome in the Democrat Party.
Pelosi’s primary challenge will be one of the highest profile test cases in the Democrats circular firing squad.
But if a certified leftist like Nancy Pelosi is not even radical enough for Democrat base voters, then they will continue to drift outside of the mainstream of American politics and lose elections.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in the Democrats destructive civil war.