Well, if you can believe the newly re-elected House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat Party neither wants, nor does it need, to venture off in some new direction. She said as much during an appearance on “Face the Nation” as recently as this past Sunday. Despite the Democrats underwhelming results on election night, Pelosi put forth the argument that the party is not questioning its identity. And it was to host John Dickerson that Pelosi said, “Well, I don’t think that people want a new direction. Our values unify us.” And she went on to say, “And our values are about supporting America’s working families. That’s one that everyone is in agreement on.” I can only assume that Pelosi must have been dropped on her head as a baby.
A number of Democrats blamed her for the party’s poor performance November 8, with Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan even going so far as to challenge her for her leadership position, arguing if they don’t change directions they will soon become obsolete. Pelosi said it is not the direction, but the messaging that’s the problem. She said, “What we want is a better connection of our message to working families in our country. And that clearly in the election showed that message wasn’t coming through.” And added, “But we are united in terms of the security of our country, which is our first responsibility, to be smart and strong and not reckless in how we protect the American people, strong in how we protect our economy.”
Republicans, of course, praised Pelosi’s leadership win, saying that as long as she is in power they believe they will retain the majority. Because the message we’ve heard from Democrats over the course of the last six years, and the message we are likely to continue to hear, equates to little more than screaming racism at everyone who isn't a Democrat. And I’m not sure how that helps "working families" in any way. And I’m confused about how it is that "fighting" for transsexual bathroom usage assists those same working families. And I doubt the passing of a Rube Goldberg healthcare law "so we can see what is in it" only to find that what's in it are huge increases in deductibles and premiums clearly wasn’t done with working families in mind.
And if by helping the American worker she means giving jobs and government aide to Illegals or having Americans getting shot by Muslim terrorists while calling the victims racist bigots, then yeah she's right. Pelosi is an old school hardliner who may have been powerful when the presidency, House and Senate were all under Democrat control, but as the leader of the minority she’s been far less than impressive. The Democrat Party is based solely on the spending of other people's money. They claim to be the Robin Hood political party, taking from the rich and give to the poor. But I question their definition of ‘rich’, as I view more of my tax dollars being provided to poor illegal aliens and refugees in the hope of growing more Democrat voters.
When Pelosi says, “she doesn’t believe people in the Democratic party want to take a new direction", I agree with her. Democrats don't want to go in a different direction. That's obvious by the bought-and-paid-for-protests, the recount effort, and the continuing Snowflake meltdown in the media. That's probably the first thing she's said that isn't a lie. And when she says, "Our values unify us. And our values are about supporting America’s working families. That’s one that everyone is in agreement on," I’m confused. Because while the Democrats’ ‘values’ certainly do unify them, and they claim those values support America's working families, it’s only so long as you're not white nor a Christian. And they certainly are all in agreement on that.
Pelosi said it is not the direction of the party, but its messaging that’s the problem. The direction that she is talking about is sharply to the left, because there’s no other direction in which the Democrat Party desires to head. As for the messaging, I agree. But in order to get Americans to agree with your message, you must first have a cohesive, precise, and honest message. And none of these three ingredient are apparent in the current Democrat message. Before allowing America to understand your message, you must actually tell them what you stand for and that has never been the objective with the Democrats. Because if they were to be intellectually honest with their message to the American people, it would be rejected outright.
And now that the media has been pretty much outed from their rather crowded ultra-Liberal closet, there is less of a chamber than there once was which allowed the left to do little more than to regurgitate their incessant talking points. This message is definitely "off" as Pelosi so eloquently puts it. To most rational, freedom loving Americans, the Democrat Party message is, to say the least, "off-putting". And that's far worse than merely having a problem communicating something successfully. Now I’m no genius when it comes to formulating a political message, but it would seem to me that the message I’ve heard coming for those in the Democrat Party for at least the last eight years isn’t one that would resonate with me, were I a loyal Democrat.
Pelosi "wants" to better connect the party’s message with working families, yet she won't tell them she wants to raise their taxes, again, she won't tell them that she believes that the sale of baby parts by Planned Parenthood should be funded by taxpayers and, worse yet, that she wants the courts to be able to prevent investigative journalist videos from exposing such atrocities. Also she won't tell them she supports grown men sharing public bathrooms with little girls, won't tell them that she believes that whites should be subjected to greater scrutiny when entering college than people of color. So she's right about one thing: those messages were not coming through in the election, because they were purposefully omitted from the platform in order to obfuscate the truth.
Pelosi also says Democrats are united in regards to the security of our country. Now if, by "security", she means that we need to blindly accept without question hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern refugees into our country, or that we need to continue to restrict the rights of legal gun owners, or that we must continue to whittle away at the Second Amendment, or that we must early-release convicted felons of "lesser crimes" in order to right past inconsistencies in the court system, or that we must embrace globalization and be a country without borders, or that we must continue to ignore the growing threat of radical Islam, then I guess "security" means something completely different to me and millions of other Americans than it does to Nancy.
But united the Democrats remain, at least according to Pelosi. Except for those, I guess, who didn’t vote to re-elect her as their fearless leader. But, I suppose, even those folks will eventually come around because, after all, independent thought isn’t something that’s usually tolerated from within the ranks. So, I guess all in all, yeah...she's probably right. So what we have here is the Democrats being united and many of the American people being united, with there being a failure to communicate. And if things remain as they are, never the twain shall meet. And the longer that situation is allowed to continue the greater the chance remains that the Republicans will remain in control of at least the House and maybe even the Senate.