Nice try Blue Dogs, but the Democrat party is the party of lunatics
The mainstream media will focus on whatever problems the Republican party is having post-election, but the real fireworks are in the Democrats’ camp:
An elder statesman of the moderate Blue Dog Coalition is calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to step down from party leadership after a historic election in which she presided over the loss of 60 seats and control of the House.
Utah Rep. Jim Matheson, a co-chairman of the Blue Dogs, told POLITICO on Thursday that Pelosi should not be a candidate for minority leader —a sign that other Blue Dogs are ready to pounce if Pelosi doesn’t voluntarily cede her power.
“No,” Matheson said flatly when asked if Pelosi should seek the job. “We just got whupped.”
Matheson, one of a handful of Democrats who still represent districts that backed Republican Sen. John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, said he does not have a favorite candidate in mind to support for minority leader. But he contends that Pelosi is no longer in position to lead the party.
“I’m just suggesting that when you have the largest turnover since 1948, then it’s time to shake things up,” said Matheson, who watched as more than half of the Blue Dog districts flipped into Republican hands on Tuesday night.
His comments come on the same day that fellow Blue Dog leader Heath Shuler of North Carolina told CQ-Roll Call that he would run against Pelosi if she runs for minority leader — echoing an earlier suggestion that he would have challenged her for speaker had Democrats held the House.
Shuler told the paper that he didn’t think she would run for the job of leader.
What Congressmen Matheson and Shuler are failing to realize is that there is no room for moderates in the modern Democrat party. The party is now in the vise grip of the lunatic fringe–the Pelosis, the Clyburns, the Waters’, the Grijalvas, etc., and it’s going to take a lot more than tough words for that to change. In fact, the damage that the Left has done to the party will take years to reverse. Blue Dogs don’t have the spine to do anything about that.
Pass the popcorn.