As a native Californian, I like to keep abreast of what’s going on in my home state, and in California, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is losing support…in her home state. According to the Sacramento Bee, fewer than 1 in 3 California Democrats think Nancy Pelosi should be leading the party regardless of the outcome of the midterm elections next year.
Part of Democratic frustrations with Nancy Pelosi is her infuriating caution when it comes to taking political action that steps outside the comfort zone of the status quo. Another prong on the ditch-Pelosi pitchfork is the impression that Pelosi represents the ineffective Democratic Party and who seems more interested in maintaining her title than in representing the wishes of California Democrats.
Some of this came to a head yesterday, after Nancy Pelosi and New York Democrat Chuck Shumer had dinner with trump and came out beaming about how productive the meeting with trump was. Many Democrats want to see a more aggressive, less conciliatory Democratic Party in the trump era, and they believe that Pelosi is far too willing to give trump what he wants under the guise of preventing the boat from rocking.
Many younger California Democrats have expressed a desire to see the kind of energy and refusal to concede to right-wing tantrums that they are seeing in freshman senator Kamala Harris.
Another unflattering episode occurred when Chuck Shumer was caught on a hot mic in the Senate apparently beaming about being liked by trump.
Perhaps it’s time for a change in Democratic leadership, too?
Here’s your trump picture: