Post #29, Bob McKnight's Subscription Commentary
"Do the Democrats relish a fight more than a victory?"
Political stupidity often has no discerning boundaries. On the Republican side, virtually every conservative I know has said that if President Donald Trump would just stop using social media to spout off and lie, his record would begin getting some respect. That may be a little farther than I would go, but it sure makes sense when you look at the stock market or a few of his successes.
Now, let's look at the other side--the Democrats. They were all but sure of re-taking the House of Representatives. There is a possibility that will not happen now. So instead of doing everything possible to achieve the "Blue Wave,' and removing any negatives...like former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, they say no, she must be part of the deal. I saw a recent national poll that had Pelosi at 28% unfavorable, about double the unpopularity of Trump.
It is not like there are not Democrats who could serve as Speaker. Congressmen Steny Hoyer (Md.), Jim Clyburn (SC.) and a list of candidates compiled recently by NBC News may be qualified.. Do the Democrats relish a fight more than a victory?