Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Nancy Pelosi's Reign of Error; Dems' Growing Discontent Hints at Trouble in Pelosi Land

Nancy Pelosi's Reign of Error:
Nancy Pelosi made news late last month, and not in a good way. She was caught on a security camera having her hair done at a San Francisco salon that has been closed to the public during the coronavirus lockdown. When confronted with the footage, she did not apologize for the do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do impression, but rather expressed outrage at the salon owner for setting her up.
If you have followed Pelosi’s career over the past 15 or so years, the whole affair was hardly a surprise. Pelosi is one of the most unpopular figures in the last decade of American politics. According to RealClearPolitics, her average favorability rating stands at just 38%, compared to a 52% unfavorable rating — numbers that are worse than President Trump's at the time of writing. Pelosi’s numbers have been this poor for quite some time. In January 2007, shortly after she was first sworn in as speaker of the House, an ABC News/ Washington Post poll found Pelosi enjoying a 54% favorable rating, compared to a 25% unfavorable rating. But last fall, the ABC/ Post poll found her approval rating at just 38%, roughly in line with where her numbers in RealClearPolitics are today.
Congressional leaders often struggle with this kind of broad unpopularity. The same ABC/ Post poll from last fall had Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with just a 25% approval rating, compared to 51% disapproval. Likewise, Harry Reid, the former Democratic leader of the Senate, usually had net-negative approval ratings when he was in office, as did former Republican Speakers John Boehner and Paul Ryan. It goes with the turf: Congress as an institution is widely disliked, but voters tend to approve of their own representatives, so the public usually focuses its ire upon the leaders of the institution. --->READ MORE HERE
Democrats' Growing Discontent Hints at Trouble in Pelosi Land:
Pelosi Grumblings in the People’s House
While I have never agreed with her on policy, I’ve long sung the praises of Nancy Pelosi’s prowess as a politician. There’s no point in not acknowledging when the opposition’s got game. A lesser politician in her leadership position would have been nudged into retirement after the shellacking that House Democrats got in 2010. Pelosi not only hung on but became speaker of the House for a second time.
Speaker Pelosi’s encore performance hasn’t been nearly as impressive as her first time around, when she got people to fall on their swords to help the Obamacare cause.
When she arrived to take the gavel for the second time she was greeted by a commie gnat in the form of one Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
AOC and her freshman “squad” wasted no time in letting Granny Boxwine know that the kids weren’t there to behave. As soon as they had been given office space they began pressuring their leader to pursue the impeachment of President Trump, a route that the Speaker thought imprudent. AOC refused to respect her elder and kept at it. --->READ MORE HERE

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Pelosi among the worst Catholics. Two sets of rules. Then there came her ugly fascist msg: be afraid, @salon owner. Ugly nazi threats. Awful lousy skeletor-pelosi.