Wednesday, November 30, 2016

House Leadership (Minority Party) Vote Today

For John, BLUFI think Rep Nancy Pelosi is good for Republicans.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

The article is by Reporter Mike Lillis and it was in The Hill. This is about if US House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Democrat from California's Bay Area) will remain leader of her caucus or will be replaced.

Here is the lede plus three:

House Democrats return to Washington on Tuesday grappling over the best course for the party’s future.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), facing a challenge from Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), is seen as the heavy favorite in elections on Wednesday to keep her top leadership spot, where she’s been perched for the past 14 years.

Democrats will decide on their new leader in a secret ballot vote that highlights the caucus’s restlessness and resurrects internal tensions that have simmered since Democrats lost control of the lower chamber in 2010.

While House Democrats gained at least six seats this cycle — several contests remain too close to call — that figure was a far cry from the 25 pickups Pelosi had predicted. Seeking more accountability for the dismal results, dozens of restive lawmakers successfully delayed the party’s leadership elections to this week to allow more time for reckoning. But in the eyes of Ryan and his supporters, nothing short of a change at the top will get the party back on a winning track.

There are a number of voices call for change.  Of course their is our own Massachusetts Delegation member Rep Seth Moulton who put forward the idea of delaying the election to today, and is now backing Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan for the job of Minority Leader, as is Mass Rep Stephen Lynch.

And, in an interesting OpEd in Black Voice News there is a call for including more Blacks and especially Black Women in Democratic Party leadership positions.  The argument makes sense.

Personally, I would like to see things stay just the way they are.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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