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“What Are You Thinking?”: Pelosi Warns 2020 Candidates They’re On The Wrong Track

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks Democrats running for president in 2020 might strike out against Trump with ultra-liberal policies that fire up the party’s progressive base, yet might not go over so well with swing voters in flyover states.

Proposals pushed by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders like Medicare for All and a wealth tax play well in liberal enclaves like her own district in San Francisco but won’t sell in the Midwestern states that sent Trump to the White House in 2016, she said. –Bloomberg

What works in San Francisco does not necessarily work in Michigan,”Pelosi said in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg. “What works in Michigan works in San Francisco — talking about workers’ rights and sharing prosperity.”

“Remember November,” she added. “You must win the Electoral College.”

And while she didn’t back any particular candidate running for office, Pelosi said Democrats should be focusing on “lower costs of prescription drugs, bigger paychecks by building infrastructure, and cleaner government.

She also worries that candidates like Warren and Sanders are going down the wrong track by trying to ‘out-left’ each other to court fellow progressives while abandoning moderate voters that the party needs to win back from Trump.

“As a left-wing San Francisco liberal I can say to these people: What are you thinking?” Pelosi said. “You can ask the left — they’re unhappy with me for not being a socialist.

Pelosi also expressed concerns that voters don’t care about the Green New Deal promoted by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, which calls for rapid, radical reductions in carbon emissions.

There’s very strong opposition on the labor side to the Green New Deal because it’s like 10 years, no more fossil fuel. Really?” said Pelosi.

The speaker’s concerns reflect those of many Democratic leaders and donors who believe that left-wing policies will alienate swing voters and lead to defeat.

Warren and Sanders are betting on a different theory — that voters who float between parties are less ideological and can be inspired to vote for candidates who represent bold new change in Washington.

Pelosi said Democrats should seek to build on President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act instead of pushing ahead with the more sweeping Medicare for All plan favored by Warren and Sanders that would create a government-run health care system and abolish private insurance. –Bloomberg

Instead, Pelosi says Democrats need to salvage Obamacare:

Protect the Affordable Care Act — I think that’s the path to health care for all Americans. Medicare For All has its complications,” she said, adding that “the Affordable Care Act is a better benefit than Medicare.”

Warren on Friday announced that her Medicare for All plan would cost $52 trillion (raising federal spending by $20.5 trillion over 10 years), and would be funded through a wave of taxes on large corporations, the wealthy, cracking down on tax evasion, an $800 billion reduction in defense spending, and putting newly legalized immigrants on the tax rolls. The Biden campaign called her plan “mathematical gymnastics” which would raise taxes on the middle class. Warren hit back, accusing Biden of “running in the wrong presidential primary.”

Democrats are not going to win by repeating Republican talking points,” Warren said while speaking in Des Moines, Iowa. “So, if Biden doesn’t like that, I’m just not sure where he’s going.”

Watch above, or read the rest of the report here.

via zerohedge

13 COMMENTS

  1. Dumbocrats an their socialist ways is not what the constitution tells us.Anyone that wants socialism is very unamerican.

  2. MAGA! VOTE RED!!! President Trump has done more good for America and the free world than the demos can possibly accomplish! The demos are true losers and they know it.
    VOTE REPUBLICAN ALL THE WAY AND HELP THE PRESIDENT CONTINUE AMERICA’S UPWARD PROGRESS.
    MAGA!!!

  3. I agree with you Allan. President Trump is a genius, there is no one that can out smart him. The Democraps will do anything to try and get him out of the WH. We have to do everything to keep him in there. See people like the Democraps don’t want anyone to get ahead in this world, that is why the are trying anything and everything to get him out. Please vote for Trump, all you conservatives
    Vote for him, every votes means we will keep America great again. Love Trump, go 2020.we are routing for you. DJ Trump.

  4. Both sides of the aisle are high smoking whatever it is that makes either side think that they have a right to plunk their great big fat smelly arses down on top of entire American industries. Just come in and take over. Lock, stock & barrel. And then thoroughly muck everything all up, costing We The People bazillions of $$$’s. Making grandiose laws with big, expensive consequences if not followed as ordered. Individual mandates ring a bell? Must-buy “or else!” by a particular date. Except the gubmint’s website is broken, so ya can’t sign up. Cost over-runs by the billions. And for WHAT, I ask?!?!
    Well.. What for… For really crappy, extremely expensive policies. Far more spendy than when just covered by the employer’s group plan. More for less.
    “But mark my word. YOU CAN KEEP YOUR OWN DOCTOR.” No. Nope. Niet. No-nada-nunca, etc.
    All Obama LIES. The affordable, low cost. Ensuring
    ALL Americans will be covered.(?)LIES. All of it lies.
    Remember the auto industry likewise being strong armed. Favored dealorships owned by democrats got money and other bennies. Dealerships owned by conservatives and republicans? Forced to close. Just forced out of business. Their franchise handed to the democrat down the lane. Doubt me? Look it up. Its
    all there for the reading.
    But, I digress. My reason for pointing out these soviet style, hostile takeovers by Obama’s huge gubmint machine was a monolithic monster. He and his gang of criminal tyrants had no business going rogue on so many fronts. And, just because Obama worked extra hard at destroying capitalism does NOT mean that its ok. Or Constitutional in any way. Thank God he’s out of office (& needing prosecution). Thank Hod Killery did not get elected (divine intervention). But, that does not mean America keeps going on the same wrong track. Or just a bit lighter version of the
    crimes “Boy Wonder” pulled on America.
    How about the gubmint actually give the insurance industry back to the… insurance industry! Voila! Novel concept! Have gubmint divest itself of industries and fields it has no business running quite badly.
    All that WTP wanted was: a rule that nobody could be dumped when they get sick. A rule that pre-existing conditions could not be used against a consumer.
    A rule that rates could not be jacked upthrough the roof due to illness or injury.
    All this could be easily accomplished, and more, by simply drafting legislation requiring it.
    But, Obama’s goal was not altruistic. No, his goals were quite nefarious, and meant to cripple our economy, and massively grow the size and power of the gubmint.

  5. “What works in San Francisco does not necessarily work in Michigan,”Pelosi said in a wide-ranging interview with Bloomberg. “What works in Michigan works in San Francisco — talking about workers’ rights and sharing prosperity.”

    San Francisco has become a sty. And Michigan if you don’t take Nancy’s illegals like she did in her own district, than you are racist.

    The President is so right!

    https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/11/03/trump-i-think-nancy-pelosi-has-lost-her-mind/

    “I think, frankly, that she should go home to San Francisco. If you look at what is happening to her district, her district is going to hell. With homeless that they’re not taking care of, with needles all over the streets, with tents, with people, with sanitation, with horrible things being washed into the ocean, into the Pacific Ocean.”

    He added, “Her district has probably gone down more than any district proportionally, in the United States. And what she has done for that district— then on top of it, you’ve got fires eating away at California every year because management is so bad. The governor doesn’t know he is like a child.”

    All for their Globalist Agenda to personally enrich their wealth for themselves, their children, inlaws, etc.

    Pelosi needs to GO! Her Globalist Concerns need to go TOO!

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  6. https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/11/03/tulsi-gabbard-on-voting-for-impeachment-inquiry-americans-deserve-to-get-some-answers/

    Here’s another candidate Nancy that has no clue. Saw her Sunday. Thank you for your service but regarding what you want to do with the Democratic party, they would have to be listening and backing you.

    Regarding your vote with Nancy, Ms. Gabbard, please READ the transcript. It’s TRANSPARENT enough that the President did NOTHING wrong.

    I see your vote as you trying to get the Presidential candidate nod in 2020.

    So many clueless Dem presidential candidates, no wonder Dems, who LOVE to cheat, are playing the “impeachment scam” game to win. Bullies, cowards, and definitely UN-American.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  7. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/04/video-emerges-of-nancy-pelosi-backing-single-payer-health-care-in-1993/

    “The proposal would have provided universal health care to every American who was legally resident in the country: notably, it did not automatically cover illegal aliens, though it left that issue up to the states’ discretion.”

    Hey Nancy, what were you thinking? 1993 was a way to give the illegals health care, but using the discretion of the States. Some States felt illegals were not entitled, which they shouldn’t

    So you came up with Obamacare. Rammed it down our throats (no Republicans voted for that either) just like you are allowing Schiff to do with the impeachment scam. Ruined health care plans for many Real Americans. Many even lost there health care plans. Actually it ruined Health Care Period! All for your illegals.

    And you are not fond of Warren’s continued version. Because it’s the same thing! Pathetic.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  8. https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/11/04/behar-to-dems-dont-announce-gun-bans-wait-until-you-get-elected-then-take-them/

    Hey Nancy, better watch what your little “terrors” are saying of fake tv. Typical liberals.

    “Behar said, “They should not tell everything they’re going to do. If you are going to take people’s guns away, wait until you get elected and then take them away. Don’t tell them ahead of time.”

    lol, really “view dolt”? Try it.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

  9. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/06/watch-live-donald-trump-celebrates-federal-judicial-confirmation-milestone/

    Hey Nancy, the “indian girl” is using your type of math for her Obamacare2 deal.

    “Well, to the surprise of no one, Obamacare adds hundreds of millions to the deficit, and if that’s not scary enough, get this — Obamacare is nothing compared to MFA…”

    You both need to go, and take your so-called “common core math” with you.

    BTW, Nancy I hear you have some major problems in your district. You know all those illegals do add up.

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP! GOD BLESS THE USA!

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