Hot Air characterizes this story about the inability of younger House Democrats to rise to the top of their party’s hierarchy as “Young Dems wonder: When will it be our turn to lead the party?” The answer, of course, is “It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it is told.”
No, actually that is the answer. There are roughly forty or fifty Democratic Members of Congress who are real*; the rest are just there to pad out the caucus. If the youngsters don’t like it, well, they can have their turn when the current Democratic leadership is done with gloriously driving the party over the cliff… which will, of course, be blamed on everybody except the current Democratic leadership. Until then, it’s sit down, shut up, and follow orders. Which the younger House Democrats will, of course, do.
Just so you know: even if the new crop of Republican freshmen was collectively inclined to be as passive the folks that sent them to Washington would pitch a fit.
PS: This one bit from the Hill article is pitch perfect, really.
Others said Pelosi had won the right to lead the caucus next year through her performance as Speaker. “She’s taken us this far,” Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) said.
Yes. Yes, she has.
*At least, from the Democratic leadership’s point of view.