Fifty-Six Percent Of Democratic Voters Do Not Want Pelosi To Be Speaker . . . Democratic Members Move To Make Pelosi Speaker

During the election, the potential of Rep. Nancy Pelosi being made speaker was a constant drag on close races with many members and candidates assuring voters that they will not support her return to the office.  Despite those assurances (and many of the Democratic leadership remaining silent on Pelosi), the Democratic establishment is now pushing to put Pelosi right back into the chair. Obviously, when all voters (including Republicans and independents) are considered, the opposition to Pelosi is overwhelming.  None of matters (including to the media which barely mentioned the opposition and does little on the many polls showing the position of voters).

This is despite a new Gallup poll showing that 56 percent of Democratic voters are opposed to the move as well as past polls saying that Pelosi and the establishment are driving younger voters away from the party.  The reason is simple: the Democratic members do not view these elections about the party and certainly not the voters.  It is about them and Pelosi can deliver key positions and benefits to them for support.  This is precisely why I have been long critical (here and here) of both party establishments and how voters continue to be played like chumps in this duopoly of power in our country.

As someone who comes from a deeply political and Democratic family in Chicago, I have been amazed by the resilience of Pelosi and establishment leadership who have held on to power despite repeated rejections from the voters.  To make matters even worse, Hillary Clinton is reportedly considering another run for the White House.

According to the new Gallup poll, only 39 percent of Democratic voters want to see Pelosi return. Pelosi has previously said that complaints about her refusing to step aside as sexist — ignoring her position as the most unpopular Democratic leader in office.  She also said after the stinging defeat in 2016 that she does not believe that voters want any change in direction.

Given the past elections and polls showing the need for change, this should be a no brainer if the party was truly responsive to voters and repositioning to be a majority party.  Instead, Pelosi — who has remained one of the most unpopular politicians in the country for years — will remain the face of the Democratic party going into the critical 2020 election.

148 thoughts on “Fifty-Six Percent Of Democratic Voters Do Not Want Pelosi To Be Speaker . . . Democratic Members Move To Make Pelosi Speaker”

  1. There’s trouble brewing from a 29 year old NY Democratic house rep freshman

    Newly Democratic Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who will represent parts of Queens and the Bronx starting in January, picks fight with:

    Nancy Pelosi
    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio
    NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo
    Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos HQ2 deal

  2. Once again, Professor Turley has nailed it! I live in “upstate” NY. Throughout the recent election process, the junior senator from my state bombarded voters with e-mails in an effort to advance the progressive agenda and raise money for fellow Democrats. Did she conduct voter surveys? Of course, she did. However, the questions included in the surveys consisted of binary choices. The surveys might have provided a little critical thinking exercise for a fifth grader. I responded by saying that I would prefer to write a letter and asked whether she would read it if I did that. I did not receive a response. The electorate is uninformed, and the election process has been compromised.

  3. Prior to Trumps election the one big thing that Democrats and Republicans had in common were the belief that their parties did not represent them well. Trump beat all the establishment on one side. Sanders gave Hilary a run on the democrat side. Making Pelosi speaker just shows the tone deafness of the establishment is as bad as ever.

    1. Doug,…
      – Trump started out with 16 opponents for the GOP nomination.
      The 55% of the vote that went to his opponents was split up among candidates like Cruz, Rubio, and Kasich…..all of whom stay in the race till near the finish.
      Jeb Bush dropped out fairly early, but he and other “early dropouts” also make up part of that 55% of the vote that went to Trump’s opponents.
      Trump ended up with 44.9 % of all primary votes casts; his closest competitor, Ted Cruz, got 25%.

  4. OT

    “Kyrsten Sinema Declared Winner in Arizona Senate Race”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/12/us/kyrsten-sinema-arizona-senator.html

    Excerpt:

    PHOENIX — Representative Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat and former social worker, scored a groundbreaking victory in the race for a Senate seat in Arizona, defeating her Republican opponent after waging a campaign in which she embraced solidly centrist positions.

    Ms. Sinema’s victory over Martha McSally, a Republican congresswoman and former Air Force pilot, marks the first Democratic triumph since 1976 in a battle for an open Senate seat in Arizona. Ms. Sinema takes the seat being vacated by Jeff Flake, a Republican who is leaving the Senate after repeated clashes with President Trump.

    Ms. Sinema’s victory guarantees the Democrats at least 47 Senate seats. Republicans control 51, with two still undecided: Florida, where there is a recount, and Mississippi, where there is a runoff.

        1. George – I am hoping the replacement will be Dr. Kelli Ward. She is a real conservative. McSally is a RINO and just replaces Flake. Sinema is Dennis DeConcini, who was our last Democratic Senator. Not a bad person, but not a good Senator.

          1. I’m no big fan of some claim Rino McSally, but I think she should have not quit until the vote fraud investigation was over.

            When we hear the numbers we can start to see where to look for the fraud.

            IE: One county, I forget, but it’s been going 60% GOP & now 60% Dem for Sinema.

          2. PCS, great call. I stand corrected. Incomprehensible that AZ goes dem after 3 decades republican. Maybe we can understand it as the truth, hidden so long by McShame/Flake, that they were quintessential RINOs. Who wouldn’t vote for Marilyn Monroe. Give Marilyn some time to perform/fail, however, and conservatives will, hopefully, see the error of their ways. What are y’all drinking there in the Valley of the Sun? Oh, silly me, the sun got to y’all, right?

            P.S. I thought all those relocated retirees in AZ were seeking lower taxes which you will never get out of taxocrats.

            1. George – I have a theory, which I cannot prove, but I will put out there. 1) we are getting a lot of Californians who are still liberal and they can by 3 times the house here with the money they sold their house for there and 2) the snow birds are voting both here and in their home state.

      1. Paul,

        Is there some issue that’s stopping Dr Ward from being elected?

        I keep seeing things like Dr Ward elsewhere, Judge Moore, State Senator McDaniel from Miss, etc.

        We in Okla had at least 2 here that with the bought/paid for media, the ole political bosses, rigged voting machines/voting programs, 3 Billionaires own like 90% of them, & all the illegal votes cast. took them out in the primaries, when I believe they could have won in the general.

        Much like Dr Ward, if Sheriff Joe would have endorsed her rather then attack her & run in the race cause both to lose.

        Our country is in pretty much full collapse & the voting system continues to lead the way.

        1. Oky1 – I think that Ward and Joe split the conservative vote allowing McSally to win the primary. Ward gave McCain a run for his money the last time when she primaryed him. It will be up to Kyl and Gov. Ducey now.

        2. Excellent. I think we all can surmise from your incoherent “contribution” that tonight’s “product” from the still was top-notch. Thanks for your participation. Pro tip; Remember to stay hydrated to avoid hangover.

          this is to “my mom will always make my bond, so it’s okay” okie

          1. The NPC Marky Mark Mark runs the pro tip script with some word salad about alcohol consumption. I think the original programmer is an alcoholic.

      2. Actually, for those that are paying attention, the “big question” is “what is that ticking sound?”

        to paulie – georgie

        1. ticking down to when talk ends and loudmouths have to man up
          rest in confidence now liberals, and when the fire comes you will be asleep

          if lived in a big urban enclave the question i would consider is:

          how many days of food stores are available for the million plus sized population of major metros if truck shipments are cut off for a week?

          https://www.citylab.com/life/2014/10/a-complete-guide-to-the-future-of-us-freight-movement/381012/

          unsustainability now to a pinko means attacking republicans for daring to drill more oil wells

          unsustainability may eventually be what life looks like once the urban proles go wild

          1. Mr. Kurtz,…
            You’ve overlooked the capacity for adaptation and improvisation.
            Mark M. seems like a person who would likely prosper in such a scenario; The Soylent Corporation would eagerly recruit him.
            And much of the cities’ nutritional needs could be met, at least for an extended period.

  5. This is SOME great “democracy” we’ve got. Glad I stayed home last week instead of engaging in the farce we call “elections.” Let’s check out that picture of Trump and Pelosi embracing and warmly smiling at each other again.

    1. It’s as if currently the US govt has collapsed.

      And someone please tell these lawyers, like Corsi’s lawyers, to tell their clients they should claim all their Rights under the USC & of those Rights are the 1st amd Right to Shut the Phk up and to Demand that if the govt has charges against the client they should be filed in court.

      These DOJ- Mueller type of fishing expeditions are nothing short the worst kind of Tyranny.

      But starting from the start, why hasn’t Trump released the unredacted that Phony FISA warrant Mueller claims to be operating under?

  6. JT’s headline is spot on. What the voters want is immaterial to the wishes of the ruling class in the Socialist Party. Maybe that 56% will remember that next time. First the country got screwed by the progressives and now they are sticking it to their members but the what else is a collective good for?

      1. SPUSA is indeed an irrelevant left opposition party of mesheviks and syndicalists. A perennial locus of jewish anti-zionist zeal. operates as a scheiss magnet to keep the worst crazies out of the Dem party.

        Bernie is not a crazy, whatever his faults, so he has avoided bothering too much with them.

        the two system is a lockdown. might as well shift to representational voting like europe. won’t happen.

        oh that reminds me of one of its advocates, zoe baird

        https://www.nytimes.com/1993/01/23/opinion/the-lesson-of-zoe-baird.html

      2. Liberal-progressive-socialist-democrat-RINO-cum-communist.

        Are you —-ing kidding me?

        When they all impose central planning, control of the means of production (i.e. regulation), redistribution of wealth and social engineering, they are all de facto communists.

  7. Nancy, like Hillary, can not help herself….consistent, liar in the Clinton opportunist tradition.

    “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accomplished two unusual feats last week: She got the head of the CIA to call her a liar, and she implicated herself in what her left-wing base must, by dint of its own contrived logic, consider a war crime.

    Last week, Pelosi denied that the CIA informed her in September 2002 that it had used enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs, on archterrorist Abu Zubaydah, and she went so far as to accuse the agency of “misleading the Congress” by withholding this information from representatives. To that weighty charge, CIA Director Leon Panetta effectively called Pelosi a liar in a statement contradicting her claims and reaffirmed that a declassified agency document indicating that Pelosi had been informed about the use of EITs was indeed accurate.”
    https://www.politico.com/story/2009/05/is-pelosi-a-liar-or-a-hypocrite-022654

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