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Saturday, August 12, 2017

House Democrat: 'No Way in Hell' Do We Win in 2018 With 'Obvious Obstacle' Pelosi

Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela (Texas) called House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) an "obvious obstacle" to Democrats taking back a majority in the chamber, saying there is "no way in hell" they can do it with her in leadership.

In an interview with BuzzFeed, Vela, whose south Texas district is safely Democratic, said Pelosi was a clear "drag" on candidates in swing districts. Democrats are hoping to win back a majority in the House in 2018 for the first time since losing it to the GOP in 2010.

Historically, the party out of the White House does well in midterms.

"When we go to 2018, if we’re going to win the majority, Democrats have to win swing districts, which means winning independent voters, swing voters, and even Republican moderates," Vela said. "The problem is that in that demographic … it is real clear that the drag on our candidates is Nancy Pelosi."

"If you have an obvious obstacle, why not remove it?" he added.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pelosi must stay! If she leaves we'll only have a few more old Dems to ridicule!

Anonymous said...

I agree wholeheartedly. Replace her with Maxine, you should be GTG!

Anonymous said...

How and why can they have to blame someone like this for the predicament they are in. This woman is like a child , they have known this for years. Leader , I don't think , they voted for her .

Anonymous said...

As a "blue dog" i wanted her gone in 2006.

Anonymous said...

A master legislator? With Obamacare as her legacy, she's hardly that. No longer should anyone vote for anything she proposes or supports without the due diligence of actually reading and digesting it. How stupid can our congressmen be?!

Anonymous said...

Nancy must stay. I also am interested in some saggy pics on Facebook. There must be some redeemable features of this woman. I just need to witness some.

Anonymous said...

They're not going to win in 2018 because the Democrats no longer represent America. If you're an illegal alien, criminal or some type of deviant or freak, they support you but if you're a Middle America person, forget it. They couldn't give two hoots about you. You are nothing to them. This is the real reason they will continue to lose election after election like they have since 2010. Pelosi is only one of many issues they have and even if they rebranded, we all still have their number! It's crystal clear!