Under Nancy Pelosi’s leadership, the Democrats have spectacularly failed to win several special elections that they have all marketed to voters as, “referendums on President Trump.” And most recently, thy rolled out a new legislative initiative with the motto “better pay, better jobs and a better future.” The motto met with immediate and widespread mockery for it’s resemblance to the Papa John’s Pizza slogan, “better ingredients, better pizza, Papa John’s”
Last Thursday the House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., argued that Democrats are in a, “much better place” to win the House in the upcoming 2018 election, as a result of her leadership. Furthermore, when asked about Democrat’s failures at the ballot box thus far, she dismissed the question as, “unimportant.”
“We have a very exciting time ahead of us,” Pelosi announced. And that, “We are in a much better place now than we were in ’05 in terms of our attempt to win the Congress. Elections are about a couple of things, they’re about who wins, and … do the American people win in terms of the debate?”
“I feel very optimistic about it,” she added.
However, on this Sunday’s airing of “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace questioned Pelosi as to how confident she was that the Democrats would win the midterm elections in 2018. Pelosi responded saying, “That’s so unimportant. What is important is that we have the lively debate on a better deal.”
“Better pay. Better jobs and a better future. And that’s what we look forward to having. And we have unity in our party. You saw it with the fight on the Affordable Care Act in the House and in the Senate.”
While Pelosi continued to argue that they “have unity” in their party, Wallace asked if the Democratic Party House leadership could use new leaders.
Pelosi has been subject to growing pockets of sever criticism by members of her party, but she argued she would never step down, admitting that “self-promotion is a terrible thing, but somebody has to do it.”
“I am a master legislator. I know the budget to the n-th degree. I know the motivation of people,” she bragged.
“I respect the people who are in Congress. I think this is a great moment for those of us who understand what is at stake with the Affordable Care Act,” she added.
She then went on to falsely claim that she had never been opposed by anyone within the Democratic Caucus. “So I feel very confident about the support that I have in my caucus. I have never not been opposed within my caucus.”
Wallace continued to grill Pelosi, insisting, “You say the American people have spoken, they put Republicans in charge of the House and Republicans in charge of the Senate, Republicans in the White House. You cannot argue that they spoke in Washington didn’t listen.”
Taking on the issue of healthcare, Pelosi stated, “I’m talking about since the election day, so what the repeal might be in they’ve rejected overwhelmingly. We will see what it means their life, and I think it’s important for us to recognize the facts that what the Republicans are putting forth put 17, 22, 23 million people off the rolls and diminish the benefits of increased the costs, undermined Medicare and really was not a good proposal. I think there is —Senator McConnell, one of his bills that he had, he has a provision that we can replace. It’s a provision to cover the cost-sharing that is — cost-sharing reduction to extend the reinsurance, which is very important. Best short-term stability, long term stability, and I fully support that and hope that he would advance that.”
Interestingly enough, it was not Pelosi in the House nor Senate Democrats that saved Obamacare, but three Republican Senators; John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins.