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Nancy Pelosi’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

THE DAILY REFORMER (NEW YORK, UNITED STATES)

Last week was not a stellar one for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. With the Congressional wins of Michelle Steel, Young Kim, and Burgess Owens, three more House seats have flipped from Blue to Red. This is a total of 12 House seats ripped from the Democrat majority, and there are still 13 House races yet to be called.

As former President Barack Obama used to delight in saying, “Elections have consequences.” But the consequences probably don’t feel so good when the shoe is on the Democrat’s foot.

At Pelosi’s Friday press conference, she claimed that her focus during the lame-duck session of Congress will be on passing a COVID-19 relief package, especially with surging case rates and death toll numbers. She described this as “an emergency of the highest magnitude,” and a “red alert” situation.

No more than a few hours later, she got hoisted by her own petard when a photo was tweeted of a lavish dining room being prepared in the Capitol to welcome incoming House members. Pelosi claimed that it was safe, that there was advanced ventilation for the meal, and that the Capitol physician had given his approval.

My colleague Sister Toldjah explained:

“Pelosi’s black-tie/glittery dress party was especially egregious when you consider 1) she’s still stalling the COVID relief bill as millions of Americans are struggling to make ends meet, and 2) the email she’d sent out to supporters in her Congressional district not long before the event was scheduled to take place:

Pelosi managed to piss off both sides of the aisle with this one.

When you’ve lost Chelsea Clinton…

“To show public health leadership”? When has Pelosi ever done this? In September, she got her hair blown out for an MSNBC appearance when salons in her hometown of San Francisco were supposed to be closed. Then she was caught on camera traipsing through the salon without a mask! Pelosi promptly claimed she was set up, and left the salon owner to deal with the fallout and death threats.

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But, leadership…

Pelosi ended up canceling the dinner, and reflective of the “health leader” she is, she let her Deputy Chief of Staff present the news.

Now, the New York Post reports that Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer are urging House members to forgo offers to jump ship to the Biden-Harris administration:

“Nancy is telling House members, ‘Now is not the time to leave,’” a Democratic Party official who’s been briefed by Democratic congressional reps said.”

Hoyer is also asking the Biden transition team to slow their roll. It’s like vultures picking through the bones of a carcass.

“But another House insider said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is urging Democratic congressional reps to stay put, and told the Biden transition team not to poach its members because of the party’s slim majority following the Nov. 3 elections.”

With 13 more races not yet called, any additional open House seats would have to be filled by a special election, which are open to Democrats and Republicans. Dependent upon the timing of such elections, it might not bode well for the supposed Democrat mandate.

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From the comments on the New York Post’s tweet, Pelosi is receiving lots of compassion (NOT) for her predicament.

 

Elections have consequences. Pelosi’s gamble on the election results backfired, and I don’t believe she expected it to be this massive.

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Keep the popcorn hot: I doubt this week will get any better for Madam Speaker.

 

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