An article in the NYT talks about a Democrat “Firewall”. Speaker Pelosi (who it turns out is really running the party) sent out an e-mail to congress that they need to help those in challenged races. Here is the opener of the article
As Democrats brace for a November wave that threatens their control of the House, party leaders are preparing a brutal triage of their own members in hopes of saving enough seats to keep a slim grip on the majority.
In the next two weeks, Democratic leaders will review new polls and other data that show whether vulnerable incumbents have a path to victory. If not, the party is poised to redirect money to concentrate on trying to protect up to two dozen lawmakers who appear to be in the strongest position to fend off their challengers.
“We are going to have to win these races one by one,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, conceding that the party would ultimately cut loose members who had not gained ground.
Wow, really one by one? Here comes my favorite part. Does this mean that they are going to just wholesale jettison anyone in a losing race and let them drift in the wind. A fine way to treat the people who followed you blindly into the dark. This speaks directly to her arrogance. Now here is Pelosi in pit bull mode:
To hold the line against Republicans, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, issued an urgent plea for members in safe districts to help their endangered colleagues by contributing money. She called out to Democrats who were delinquent on paying their party dues and instructed members with no re-election worries to tap into a combined $218 million from their campaign accounts to help save their majority.
“We need to know your commitment,” Pelosi wrote to lawmakers last week in a private letter, demanding that they call her within 72 hours to explain how they plan to help.
She added, “The day after the election, we do not want to have any regrets.”
Madam Speaker you should already have regrets. You should be on the floor of the house apologizing to your party for sinking the ship. You sacrificed large swathes of your congress to wield power over the American people. Now you want people to give up their campaign money for races that may already be in the tank because of your bad planning. To paraphrase you Madam. No obstacle is to high deep or wide for WE THE PEOPLE to end your reign as Speaker of the House.
Those of us who understand the harm this congress and President have done to our personal freedom will love this next paragraph from the article:
A national campaign trumpeting Democratic accomplishments on health care, education and Wall Street regulation has given way to a race-by-race defensive strategy. Democratic incumbents are moving to aggressively define their Republican opponents and individualize races in an effort to inoculate themselves from the national mood.
Really you just figured out we were angry? Newsflash Congress! Nobody wanted what you were selling, you knew it, you did it anyway and now you think we will forget? Doubtful! The majority of people in this country will not forget by November what your session of Congress has wrought on this Country.
Now all we need to do is ensure the people we vote into office have the temerity to abolish the legislation that was wrongfully enacted during Pelosi’s tenure. If they don’t we vote them out too.
So who is the head of the DNC? Oh that’s right Tim Kaine, never heard of him! Still haven’t.