Pelosi is between a rock and a hard place regarding another stimulus package, and whichever choice she makes, it will redound to Trump’s benefit. From Tom Luongo at tomluongo.me:
I’ve learned a few things about politics by watching my goats over the years. Herd queens have to be beaten to step aside. They won’t give up status willingly.
I saw this first hand when a vicious challenge ended with a broken horn, humiliation and blood. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is a tough old goat who is clearly making her last stand, facing the toughest fight of her political career.
Congress is at a crossroads over a stimulus package before the election. Pelosi has run out of good choices to force the Republicans into another bad deal, which is her trademark move.
Internal squabbling and strategic missteps has her charting a most dangerous path.
The House returns to session today facing an impasse over another stimulus bill which see both sides entrenched in their positions.
Just under two months until the election, however, the big question is, “Who has the leverage?”
Pelosi always fronts that she’s on top of things. She rules House Democrats with an iron fist and somehow always manages to win these confrontations.
But this time may be very different. Why?