If there is one thing the House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would like to do right now, it is to keep a lid on impeachment talk about President Donald Trump. There is no future to it and it goes a long way towards alienating the voter base. She has not been very successful with some of her Democrats.
Unfortunately for Pelosi, identity politics is deeply embedded in their far left wing and resists all efforts to shut it up. Revenge politics seems to be the order of the day for these Democrats. Read more here.
As Written By Heather Caygle for POLITICO:
The longtime Democratic leader thinks the key to taking back the House in 2018 is avoiding the president’s distractions.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi offered a forced smile recently when asked on MSNBC about a Tom Steyer-sponsored ad that calls for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.
“That’s a great ad,” Pelosi said twice, before rushing to plug the Democrats’ Better Deal economic agenda as the TV hit wrapped up.
Pelosi played it off, but privately she was peeved. She told lawmakers at a Democratic leadership meeting soon after that she had reached out to the Democratic megadonor to tell him that his $10 million ad campaign is a distraction. (A source close to Steyer said he hasn’t spoken with Pelosi since the ad launched.)
Pelosi is eager to show her party can govern — in contrast to the chaos surrounding Trump — and she believes that a reputation as the “no drama” Democrats is key to taking back the House in 2018 and whisking her backing into the speaker’s chair.
While not an official slogan, Pelosi has discussed the strategy broadly in recent leadership and caucus meetings, urging members to avoid talk of impeachment and resist taking Trump’s bait on whatever topic is dominating his Twitter feed that day……….
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