[Ed. – Yeah, but she’s not black and/or Muslim.]
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is trying a different, but predictable, approach to ensure she’s re-elected as House Speaker once Democrats officially reclaim the House of Representatives in January.
Pelosi is now arguing that not only is she the most qualified, having served as House Speaker for four years under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, but that she should be Speaker again because she’s a woman.
Anyone could see this coming. The Left has become so mired in identity politics that simply being anything other than a white male is qualification enough for a job. Pelosi may have been there for Democrats when they made impressive gains in 2008 (mostly thanks to Obama being elected as president), but she was also there when they lost a historic number of seats to Republicans just two years later. She and Democrats may have held the House for four years, but under her leadership, they lost control to Republicans — for eight years. Even now, they will only have a slim majority.