According to Merriam-Webster.com, one of the definitions of pariah is “one that is despised or rejected”. If she isn’t already there, then Nancy Pelosi is on her way to fitting that description. Just take a look at some of the news headlines from June 21-22, 2017.
Politico quotes Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas) as saying, “I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top. Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost. But she certainly is one of the reasons.”
CNN quotes Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-NY) as saying, “We need leadership change. It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.”
From ABC News: “[Rep. Tim] Ryan [D-OH] said Pelosi stands in the way of the party’s goal of flipping control of the House back in their favor for the first time since 2010. “It’s not personal against Leader Pelosi, it’s just reality,” Ryan said, adding later his belief that Pelosi’s leadership “provide[s] a good, solid impediment” to taking back the majority.”
So, what is Pelosi’s response to her Democrat colleagues?
If Nancy Pelosi insists on dragging down the Democratic Party, then I won’t complain.