Many conservatives are chomping at the bit to vote in the 2022 midterm elections, especially in light of the far-left direction in which the nation is presently careening.
While the Biden administration has undoubtedly contributed to the lurch to the far-left direction, Congress has not exactly played a shrinking wallflower role either.
On the contrary, the remarkably abrasive squad members have played a notorious role in shifting the House abruptly to the left, leaving the likes of Pelosi to sort out the mess between the far left and “moderate” elements of the Democrat Party, with the latter appearing to include Senator Sinema of Arizona and Senator Manchin of West Virginia.
Leaving the likes of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to attempt to balance vehemently competing interests, which more often than not involves attempting to clean up AOC’s very public messes (“Tax the Rich” dress, anyone?)
Which is likely why rumors about Pelosi’s imminent retirement, some of the most intriguing of 2022 to date, are so juicy.
The Washington Post, which is generally known for fictional news, hopefully is telling the truth this time when it details Pelosi’s supposedly imminent plans to retire after the 2022 midterm elections.
“House Democrats are bracing for a turnover in leadership next year that would amount to a seismic event for the party — one that could empower a new, diverse generation of members while also exacerbating tensions over the direction of the caucus and the policies it should pursue …
After almost 19 years as House Democratic leader, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) is expected to step down at the close of this Congress, ending a historic career that included trying to end George W. Bush’s Iraq War, implementing President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law, impeaching President Donald Trump twice and squeezing President Biden’s sweeping agenda through a narrowly controlled House.” [Source: The Washington Post]
Well, that’s a rather glowing commentary on Pelosi’s career. It appears most of her career revolved around being Obama’s gofer and demonstrating permanent Trump Derangement Syndrome, as evidenced by the remarks from WaPo.
One thing is for sure: The WaPo article has undoubtedly fired up intense speculation about Pelosi’s potentially imminent retirement.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is also repeatedly referring to Pelosi as a “lame duck speaker” across his social media accounts.
Since Big Tech is notoriously zealous about flagging conservatives for any type of “misinformation,” it would appear that Pelosi’s retirement may well be imminent since McCarthy’s “lame duck” commentary has yet to be flagged as “misinformation.”
Pelosi’s imminent retirement would also explain why her staffers are allegedly fleeing in droves, as her office currently holds a turnover rate of 0.69.
Legistorm, a company dedicated to “government affairs professionals who need to accurately identify congressional staff, monitor activity on Capitol Hill, and engage with members and staff,” details how a turnover rate of 0.5 could indicate a fairly high degree of volatility, underscoring the remarkably high nature of Pelosi’s.
“Turnover of 0.0 indicates no turnover during a time period, while a 0.5 turnover index indicates that half of the office, weighted by salary, has turned over per year.” [Source: Newsmax]
So, in other words, with a turnover rate of 0.69, nearly 75 percent of Pelosi’s office turns over in a given year. On average.
What’s going to be even more enlightening is the battle for leadership of the Democrats if Pelosi does retire.
Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois hopes for someone able to unite the party, especially since internal divisions have clearly blocked Biden’s massive spending agenda more than once.
“I want to make sure that it is someone who can pull the party together. As Pelosi says: ‘Our diversity is our strength, and unity is our power.’ I want to make sure it’s someone who can hold that unity.” [Source: Newsmax]
Doesn’t look like the Democrats enjoyed much “unity” on a legislative front this year, especially with Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda facing repeated roadblocks thankfully raised by Senator Manchin.
Which in turn prompted the Biden White House to openly bully Manchin, not exactly a hallmark of civility.
Needless to say, Schneider does not exactly express the wishes of everyone, given that Progressive Caucus Chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington has openly expressed a desire for more decentralized power within the party.
“I think there was a ‘holding of power’ model that worked very well for a long time, and I think now it is more about a recognition of different centers of focus within the Democratic caucus that has to be brought in and brought together.” [Source: Newsmax]
With any luck, the socialists will split off from the Democrats, automatically reducing the party’s size and influence. Which might be one of the most effective ways to disempower their “America Last” policies …
Author: Jane Jones