It really is only about the money, at this point. That’s Nancy Pelosi’s entire argument.
In a private call with her restive — and shrinking — flock — Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pointed to her fundraising prowess as a reason to keep her post — while some of her top allies blamed President Barack Obama for the party’s woes.
Pelosi hopes to continue leading the caucus although many members are privately discussing when there will be a change in senior leadership ranks.
“I know where the money is,” the California Democrat said, according to sources on the call. “I know where to get it.”
That’s not something that you say when you’re serious about getting the majority back. That’s what you say when you’re comfortable with the idea of being in a permanent minority for a while, because your districts are safe and will stay that way with a little cash. Whether her fellow Democratic Members of Congress (who are, indeed, largely safe) agree will be… interesting. Probably they will, though. After all, they’re doing all right. Only the weak lost their seats.
For a given value of ‘weak.’