You heard it here first (I predicted it with absolute certainty months ago): Nancy Pelosi has once again been elected Speaker of the House, to the surprise of absolutely nobody who knows how power works in Washington. Forget all that righteous balloon juice from the Democratic freshmen, be they out-and-proud socialists or fake “moderate centrists.” Like brash freshmen “revolutionaries” down through the ages, when it came time to show their bravado in front of the senior class, they wilted like week-old lettuce.
Only 15 Democrats voted against Pelosi. Most were freshmen from swing districts who must have figured that breaking their campaign promises to oppose her would cause them more grief than crossing her – it probably wouldn’t, although I’m fairly sure she privately gave them her permission to publicly “oppose” her as part of the political game. Even so, as if to make clear their lack of seriousness, some voted for “opponents” who aren’t even in the House, such as Joe Biden or Georgia Democratic gubernatorial sore loser, Stacey Abrams. Three profiles in courage left their ballots blank and one failed to show up at all.
So now Speaker Pelosi gets to try to ride herd over a House that is the political equivalent of a kindergarten class that’s had way too much sugar and is throwing an epic temper tantrum, hurling toys at their elders and demanding everyone else's birthday cake. On her very first day, she’ll be forced to deal with the hotheads who have been howling for Trump’s impeachment since the nano-second they realized he’d won and who now have a government platform to make their doomed and self-immolating dream come true.
Check out the link for her interview with NBC’s “Today,” where she gives a masterful example to trying to thread the needle by leaving the door open for Trump to be impeached to keep those sweet donations rolling in from the unhinged left, while maintaining a “wait and see” attitude that none of the unruly toddlers she’s trying to mollify have any patience for.
If her charges in this socialist Romper Room can’t understand that derailing the economy, ignoring the people’s business and showing contempt for democracy by trying to overthrow a duly-elected President out of nothing but sheer partisan pique will poison the Democrats among swing voters while not removing Trump from office (even with Mitt Romney, there is not going to be a two-thirds vote to remove him in the GOP Senate) and only boosting his support, maybe she could explain it to them on a level they can actually understand. Try a “Star Wars” reference:
If you strike him down, he shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.