The longer Democrats are in denial about what’s happening to their party, the better it will be for Republicans. There is no greater illustration of that than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s outlook.
Pelosi again claimed victory in the 2020 election despite the fact that her party severely underperformed, The Blaze reported. Although Democrats won the presidency, the supposed “blue wave” failed to materialize in Congress where nine house seats were flipped to Republican, and Senate will at best be a 50-50 tie pending two run-off races in Georgia.
Speaking to reporters Friday, Pelosi insisted her party majorly triumphed. The Speaker trotted out the 2018 midterm elections as a high water mark in a video clip accompanying the story. “We won 40 seats, 31 of them in Trump districts in the most gerrymandered, voter-suppressed political arena you could name,” she falsely charged.
“Imagine nearly two million more votes than Donald Trump, and people say, ‘well, the Democrats didn’t turn out,’ no, we did,” she insisted, pointed to a board comparing voter totals. “We turned out our folks. In fact, more than three million more than the Republicans did. But as I said, in the most gerrymandered, voter-suppressed political arena with President Trump on the ballot,” Pelosi again insisted about the election.
“So I congratulate them for the seats they won. I congratulate him for the turnout that he created, he got a good vote.” Pelosi continued as she pointed to Trump’s name on her board. “But I just wanted to show you how we related to these others,” she later said, apparently justifying the losses.
Prior to the election, Democrats and media pundits were predicting that Democrats would sweep to victory on the coattails of former Vice President Joe Biden’s electoral victory. The reality was much different, however. Even as Biden is the projected winner of the presidential election, the losses in Congress speak volumes about the failure of the Democratic platform.
Many in the party have blamed Pelosi and the proliferation of a far-left agenda for this year’s poor showing. Democrats got behind such radical ideas as defunding police, draconian environmental polices, and the wholesale acceptance of socialsim. Republicans were able to club them with those unpopular ideas in many more localized races.
Pelosi can try to spin the election results however she’d like, but the fact of the matter remains that the Democrats lost majorly. They were able get their empty-suit presidential candidate elected with their accomplices in the media and with the help of the coronavirus pandemic, but they still couldn’t get voters to swallow their radical agenda wholesale.