Moderate and conservative Democrats are spitting mad their party lost so many seats in the House. Some almost lost their own seats. Now they want a change in the party message back to center left from radical left. But Nancy Pelosi wants to stay far left.
A caucus call exploded on Thursday, as moderate Democrats vented their ire at bad polling and a hard left message, “There’s absolutely no accountability from the speaker!” frustrated Democrat Abby Spanberger of Virginia reportedly screamed during the call. “We should have won big but you know the defund the police issue, the Green New Deal — those issues killed our members. Having everybody walk the plank on qualified immunity with the cops. That just hurt a lot of members. No one’s taking responsibility for it. We lost races we shouldn’t have lost. Defund the police almost cost me my race because of an attack ad. Don’t say socialism ever again. We need to get back to basics.”
Wednesday, I told @Newsmax TV that "when we get back to DC, we're going to witness a Democrat civil war… it's going to be interesting to watch that party tear itself apart."
It looks like it's already happening ⬇️https://t.co/WpsKOKpiYX
— Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) November 6, 2020
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-SC, said if “we are going to run on Medicare for All, defund the police, socialized medicine, we’re not going to win…My comments on today’s private Caucus call are the same sentiments I have expressed for years and publicly reiterated earlier this year. Sloganeering, ‘Burn baby burn,’ highjacked the movement John Lewis and I helped lead in the 1960s, and slogans like ‘Defund the police’ could do the same to today’s efforts, socially and politically.”
But Pelosi wants to stay the Bolshevik course, “This has been a life-or-death fight for their very fate of our democracy. We did not win every battle but we did win the war. Every one of you knows that incumbent protection is my number one priority.”
FNC: “As of 3 p.m. on Thursday, Democrats have won 208 seats compared to Republicans’ 190. Another 37 races have yet to be called. Outstanding races are in New York, California, Pennsylvania and elsewhere. When all those votes are counted, Republicans are optimistic their numbers could swell to 208 and beyond, according to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). What’s known is that Republicans have flipped at least seven seats from blue to red and an eighth seat in Michigan that was most recently occupied by a Libertarian.”
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chair Cheri Bustos, D-IL, said, “I also want to say the thing we’re all feeling: I’m furious. Something went wrong here across the entire political world. Our polls, Senate polls, governor polls, presidential polls, Republican polls, public polls, turnout modeling, and prognosticators all pointed to one political environment – that environment never materialized. In fact, the voters who turned out look a lot more like 2016 than to what was projected.”