Believe it or not the plan is to present two fresh faces to America in 2016: The septuagenarian Nancy Pelosi and the rapidly-aging, barely mobile Hillary Clinton. Yes, we’re ready for these two old farts. Democrats are staring at their greatest Congressional deficit ever and they want to keep the status quo.
Go for it.
Pelosi, true to form, has been elusive about her post-election intentions, saying she’s focused on Nov. 4 without thoughts beyond.
But Democratic lawmakers, aides and strategists predict the unusual political dynamics in the House — where the GOP’s struggles to pass major legislation has given the minority Democrats rare sway — combined with the prospect of a Hillary Clinton presidential run, will be enough to keep the 74-year-old Pelosi in Washington at least through 2016.
“I think she stays for sure, and there are two reasons,” said a former House lawmaker who worked alongside Pelosi for years.
“One is the presidential cycle. … It’s very much a symbiotic proposition: Hillary’s chances and Nancy’s longevity,” the Democrat said. “The second reason [is] … that nothing major is going to happen in the next two years without House Democratic votes, and it puts her in a position of leveraging those votes to accomplish at least some of our agenda.”
Not only are these people delusional, they may all be suffering early onset of dementia:
Asked about the Hillary Clinton factor, Moran didn’t hesitate.
“I think Nancy would love to be the first female Democratic Speaker to serve under the first female Democratic president,” he said.
Kind of sad, isn’t it?