Column: ‘It’s getting worse.’ The sad part of the Pelosi attack is it doesn’t surprise us. It wasn’t because Trump criticized her for not being tough enough about border security. It wasn’t because of comments he made about women. It wasn’t because he has said some stupid shit about people of color. It wasn’t for any of those reasons. Pelosi, as Speaker of the House, is far more important than any one of those things. Nancy Pelosi is the heart and soul of the Democratic Party. No party has ever had a heart and soul like the Dems.
If that’s not the heart and soul of the Democratic Party, I don’t what is. When it comes to politics, the Democrats are, simply put, the party of the little guy. Pelosi is that. She’s the reason that Democrats never get things right. Everything that happens is an example of her mistakes, or how she doesn’t fight enough, or how she’s too weak, or too much of a Washington insider, or all of the above. For a party that is supposed to be on the right side of history, it’s shocking to see that Pelosi isn’t even on the right side of history. That’s why she has to go. And that’s why they have to have a new, effective Speaker.
It was always going to be difficult, though. The Democratic Party has been divided by a number of things over the last several years, the most controversial being race, with the party embracing a candidate like Kamala Harris who has been called out on a number of racist comments for almost a year, as well as Senator Cory Booker. But that’s not the reason Nancy Pelosi is leaving. It’s because she’s not doing it for the party. She’s doing it for herself. And no party can exist for the people on it’s own. Democrats have no idea of how to effectively replace one of the most powerful people in the country. It’s simply beyond the party to decide whether to replace Pelosi with someone she has a chance of beating, a candidate who is not as conservative and not as white as she is, or to replace Pelosi with someone she’s likely to be defeated by. For once, a party seems to agree with me on the best possible candidate.