Nancy Pelosi Makes a Panic Move and Sets up a Showdown With Her Own Party – Opinion

Democrats don’t look good in the coming mid-term election. In fact, short of some kind of divine intervention, Joe Biden’s party is going to get absolutely boat-raced. It could stack up to be a wave election that makes 2010 look like child’s play, and I don’t say that lightly.

Many incumbent Democrats have announced that they are retiring amid this hostile political environment. This is often a sign of impending doom. Many articles in 2018 noted how Republican retirements are a bad sign. In fact, they were the precursor to a blue wave. The reverse of this is occurring now in 2022.

What is the worst of it all? Nancy Pelosi may have given us a hint today with this cringe video (she apparently found the old “Full House” set), in which she announced that she’s running for re-election.

It also signals a possible renunciation of her pledge to give up her leadership post. I say that because there’s essentially no chance Pelosi is running for re-election at her age just to sit on the backbench. You only go forward in politics, and Pelosi isn’t the type to concede power to anyone.

Why do I consider this a negative sign for Democrats? Because I don’t think Pelosi would be running again if she felt she could safely retire without it being a giant white flag for her party. It’s one thing to have marginal members retire. It’s another to have the House Majority Leader call it quits while staring down the barrel of a major election defeat.

With that in mind, I’m not at all convinced Pelosi will actually serve out another two-year term. It seems perfectly possible to me that if and when Democrats get blown out in November, she’ll change her mind. As I’ve said before though, to do so before the mid-term vote would be catastrophic, and she knows it.

But let’s say she does intend to serve another full term. If that happens, it’s going to set up a major showdown with the progressive wing in the House, which has been patiently waiting to take the reins from the former establishment. They’ve swallowed Pelosi’s leadership for years now with the promise that she would finally hand things over after this year’s election. Now, that promise looks to have been broken, and it’s going to result in some major infighting when the time comes to vote on leadership.

Still, politics aside, there’s something deeply disturbing about an 81-year-old politician refusing to hand over power like this. It could be that people are living longer or some other factor, but America’s government is now a quasi-oligarchy. Decrepit elderly geriatrics have taken over the reins and continue to serve until the end.

That’s not healthy for our society, and it’s a trend that needs to stop. I don’t care what party you are from, I don’t want you in a high position of power if you are in your 80s. Spend your retirement time enjoying the company of your grandchildren as a non-psychopath. I find it absurd to believe that Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden are the greatest this country has to offer. We can do better, America.

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