Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was in rare form on Thursday as she sang her own praises and claimed that she was a “master legislator.”
Sadly, for Pelosi, not everyone is as enamored with her as she is with herself.
On CNN, Ohio Democrat Tim Ryan (D-OH) could be heard arguing that Democrats should forget about the Russia stuff, and rebrand their “toxic” image. He also argued that Nancy Pelosi was more toxic than Donald Trump in many parts of the country.
“I don’t think people in the Beltway are realizing just how toxic the Democratic Party brand is in so many parts of the country,” Ryan told CNN’s Don Lemon during an interview on Wednesday night. Later when Lemon asked if Ryan thought that Nancy Pelosi was more “toxic” than Donald Trump, Ryan responded “honestly.” “The honest answer is in some areas of the country — yes, she is… I think that in certain areas, like in some of these special election districts, it doesn’t benefit our candidates to be tied to her. ”
Seriously, she’ll tell anyone who asks that she thinks she’s wonderful.
After being told that some of her colleagues believe that Pelosi’s time has “come and gone,” the California Democrat said that only she would decided when the time had come to move on.
“We’re paving a way for a new generation of leadership, and I respect any opinion that my members have, but my decision about how long I stay is not up to them.”
When one of the gathered reporters reminded Pelosi that the Party had suffered massive losses during her tenure as their House leader, she argued that it wasn’t her fault.
“So you want me to sing my praises? Is that what you’re saying? Well, I’m a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I’m able to attract the support that I do.”
Pelosi later added that she was “worth the trouble” to keep around.
A “master legislator,” and a “strategic, politically astute leader”? It seems that a “politically astute leader” would be able to lead her party to victory, instead the GOP has a larger House majority than they’ve enjoyed in almost 100 years. If that was her strategy then she’s probably NOT worth the trouble for her party.