Nancy Pelosi and Trey Gowdy had their share of battles over the years.
Gowdy long served as a thorn in Pelosi’s side.
But now Nancy Pelosi just took on Trey Gowdy. Here is why she will live to regret it.
Before Joe Biden’s first address to Congress, Trey Gowdy punctured the media narrative that Joe Biden’s historically mediocre approval ratings could shield Democrats from the usual midterm election blowback against the party in power.
Republicans only need to flip five seats to win back the majority in the House of Representatives, and Gowdy predicted that the far-left agenda Pelosi pursued in the House would serve as the defining issue in the midterms and cost Democrats their control of Congress.
“Because of court-packing, and because of this social infrastructure, and because of other initiatives like H.R., he [Biden] is going to lose the House,” Gowdy declared.
Gowdy also forecast that Republicans taking back the House on the strength of voter anger at the Democrats’ agenda would signal the end of Biden’s presidency.
“So congratulations, people really like you, but they don’t like the House and you are going to lose the House and whatever you want to do you aren’t going to be able to do for the remainder of your time as President,” Gowdy continued.
The following day Pelosi took on the idea that the socialist agenda that Biden laid out in his speech—trillions in new welfare programs and tax increases, amnesty for illegal aliens, and massive new gun control – would tank Democrats’ chances next year.
Pelosi predicted victory in next year’s midterms for the Democrats and claimed her party’s ace in the hole was the fact that Republicans did not gain as many seats in the census reapportionment as many expected.
“[E]lections are always a contest, and you see what happens in them,” Pelosi told CBS. “But I feel very confident that the Democrats will hold the majority after the next election. I think that we’re — for all the huffing and puffing the Republicans are doing, these numbers were not as good for them as they had hoped. They wanted three in Texas, two in Florida and the rest. But many of the — much of the growth in many of these places that picked up more numbers, more — more members in Congress, the growth was from Hispanics, African-Americans and the rest, so we’ll see where those votes go.”
Pelosi went so far to claim that the agenda Biden proposed would actually serve as a net positive for Democrats.
“But this is right now,” Pelosi continued. “The best politics of all is to get the job done for the American people, the blueprint that was put forth by the president last night to meet the needs of the American people. That’s what we’re about. We’re not worrying about who’s going to be speaker two years from now.”
History suggests Pelosi’s mouth is writing checks the Democrats won’t be able to cash in the midterms.
Since 1946 the average number of seats lost by the president’s party in the House is 25.
If Republicans won 25 seats they would comfortably win the majority in the House of Representatives.
And if past is prologue, the socialist agenda that Nancy Pelosi thinks will provide a buffer against the usual midterm backlash may prove to be the Democrats’ undoing.
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