The Democrats have become the anti-Trump party; nothing more.
They don’t promote any new ideas and instead work solely to bring down the president.
And because she is a leader in the party, Nancy Pelosi just got smacked with career-ending news, and it came from her own side.
The Trump Era
The entire political climate changed with the election of Donald Trump.
He moved into the political scene like a wrecking ball, destroying both the establishment of the Republican Party and the entire Democrat Party.
When he was elected, Democrats were caught off guard.
They expected Hillary Clinton to win and assumed that Donald Trump would be easily defeated.
Because of that, they already had their next two years planned out.
Hillary Clinton was going to reign from the top, working to implement the will of the Democrat establishment while controlling both houses of Congress.
With Hillary at the top, Nancy Pelosi was going to be one of the most powerful leaders under her.
She assumed she would be elected as Speaker of the House, but when Republicans held onto their majority in the House, those dreams were smacked down.
But there could have been more to that story, and Democrats could have pushed on, but they didn’t.
Now they are furious about those in powerful positions in the party, with Nancy Pelosi being one of their main targets.
Losing Support Fast
In recent polling, 75% of Americans believe that Nancy Pelosi should be replaced come November.
Among Democrats, 49% agree, while 79% of independents think the Democrats need new leadership, with Nancy Pelosi being replaced.
These numbers should be alarming for Pelosi.
If Democrats are to win back the House come November, this means that it will be much less likely that she actually gets elected as Speaker.
This is a major contrast compared to 2016, where if Democrats won back the House it was a virtual certainty that she would win in a Speakers’ race.
But the Democrat Party is much less unified than it was in 2016.
The Failed Anti-Trump “Resistance”
The Democrats’ new goal is to unify through their opposition to President Trump, using the anti-Trump “resistance” as a vessel forward.
That strategy clearly isn’t working, but if history tells anything, it could work.
In 2010, following two years of Barack Obama’s first term, Republicans were fed up.
Obama had passed Obamacare and made countless statements that infuriated Republicans and independents.
In response, the Tea Party was formed, which opposed Obama, much like Democrats are opposing Trump now.
But there were major differences between the two movements.
Under Barack Obama, the economy was not improving, which made the general public angry.
Along with that, the Tea Party had an agenda that was beyond opposing Obama.
They had policy positions that they supported, and actively called for.
Currently, Democrats aren’t unified enough to have solid policy positions to support.
The more establishment wing of the party is feuding with the more progressive wing that has become empowered by Bernie Sanders in 2016.
This failed resistance to Trump isn’t going well for Democrats, and will almost certainly be a barrier holding Nancy Pelosi back in a Speakers’ race.
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