Pelosi Slaps Obama, Says A Hillary Clinton Win Would Give House Back To Dems

In the years Barack Obama has been President, he has more of a hindrance for elected Democrats than a help. They’ve lost House twice, with historic losses in 2010 and 2014. They’ve hemorrhaged Senate seats, leading to the complete loss of the Senate in 2014. In State government

As Amy Walter notes for the Cook Political Report, Democrats lost big at all levels of government, including the states. “Today,” she writes, “about 55 percent of all state legislative seats in the country are held by Republicans. That’s the largest share of GOP state legislators since the 1920s.” What’s more, “just 11 states have an all Democratic-controlled legislature,” and Democrats hold single-party control in just seven states. By contrast, “Republicans have a legislative majority in 30 states, including the battleground states of Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina,” and single-party control in most of the South.

The GOP now is also in control of a majority of governor’s mansions in the States. So, how to read this from Nancy Pelosi?

(The Hill) Rep. Nancy Pelosi says Democrats can recapture control of the House in 2016 by riding Hillary Clinton’s coattails.

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“Yes, we can win the House,” the California Democrat said during a sit-down interview in her Capitol office.

“If she runs, she will win the nomination. And if she’s our nominee, she clearly — I mean, the campaign, the joint effort — would be one that could not only take her into office but would [pull Democrats to victory],” Pelosi said.

“There’s opportunity, all kinds of statistics now about if the Democrats have a presidential candidate who … wins by 52 percent — that’s over 20 [House] seats,” Pelosi added. “And so 53 [percent] is a victory [for House Democrats].”

In 2012, Democrats only gained back 8 seats, though, to be fair, Obama only got to 51.1% of the popular vote. And, of course, Pelosi claimed in 2010 that Dems would keep the House, and in 2012 and 2014 claimed they would retake the House. Hey, she has to say that. But, she has never said anything about riding Obama’s coattails while he’s been president, because Obama is in it for Obama. He hasn’t care much for electing other Democrats.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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