President-elect Donald Trump showed America just how biased and inherently flawed the liberal mainstream media and the Democratic Party is when he defied nearly every prediction and took the Presidency.
The polling industry will most likely go out of business.
And the Democratic Party is in full-blown panic mode. The Democratic leadership, Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren, just met in D.C. with liberal billionaires – including George Soros – to strategize how they can stop Donald Trump.
They can’t, obviously. It was just proven that they couldn’t stop Trump in the general election.
Now it seems the Democratic Party is unraveling and desperate to shake things up, because Ohio Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan just became the first congressman to formally challenge House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for her post.
Weirdly, Ryan announced his decision in a letter to colleagues who had been publicly considering mounting a leadership bid since Election Day.
He said he was “disheartened” by the election results and Democrats “must not let this opportunity for change pass by without a fight.”
“Over the last 18 years, Democrats have only been in the majority of the House of Representatives for two terms and last week’s election results set us back even further. We have lost over 60 seats since 2010.
We have the fewest Democrats in state and federal offices since Reconstruction. At this time of fear and disillusionment, we owe it to our constituencies to listen and bring a new voice into leadership.”
The last time Pelosi faced a challenger was in 2010, after the Party lost their control over the House. Representative Heath Shuler ran against her, but only got 43 votes.
But now Pelosi is dealing with a fluid and unpredictable situation on Capitol Hill.
The Democrats just delayed leadership elections until the end of November, amidst bewilderment over the Party’s failure to win control of either chamber of Congress on Election Day.
According to those who attended a closed-door session discussing their frustration over the results from November 8th, Democratic lawmakers grew angry after Pelosi left the room to hold her weekly news conference.
They were even offended that she handed out a legislative plan for next year, and suggested she should be listening to members rather than forging ahead and flexing her muscle.
“Some of her supporters are tone-deaf,” one Democratic member groused.
Pelosi has remained confident of her support within the caucus, saying at a press conference on Thursday that she has support of at least two-thirds of the Democratic members — and that’s “without having asked for their vote yet.”
“When somebody challenges you, your supporters turn out, both internally in the caucus and in the country.”
Ryan called for a different Democratic Party in his letter:
“America 2.0 — a multicultural, progressive, and innovative country that fights every day for ordinary people.”
Before making it official, Ryan told Fox News it was time “for a new direction, a new way of doing business, a new Democratic Party. We have to talk to those people who take a shower after work, not those who just take a shower before work.”
And who knows? Maybe other candidates will emerge to challenge Pelosi for her post.
Apparently, some House Democrats were pushing House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman, Joe Crowley (D-NY), to run.
Crowley – who is from working-class Queens and has broad support inside the caucus – was seen as a possible choice to topple Pelosi.
But, Pelosi; House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD); and Assistant Minority Leader Jim Clyburn (D-SC), all announced bids for their old positions.
The Democratic Party might be in the middle of a rebirth thanks to Donald Trump.