It isn’t often that you’ll see Liberty Nation giving kudos to the Democrats of Congress. However, we believe in granting credit for good ideas when it’s deserved – regardless of political affiliation. And one of the top Democrats of the House – from California, no less – finally had one.
Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA), the fifth-ranking House Democrat, told C-SPAN that it’s time for Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Steny Hoyer (D-MD), and James Clyburn (D-SC) to step down.
They Had a Good Run
The Democratic Party these days rather resembles the Ouroboros – the symbol of a snake eating its own tail …
“Our leadership does a tremendous job,” Sanchez said, “but I do think it’s time to pass the torch to a new generation of leaders, and I want to be a part of that transition. I want to see that happen.”
Well, they had a good run. While she doesn’t criticize Pelosi and pals as someone from across the aisle might, Ms. Sanchez has a point that few, if any, conservatives would argue. Her reasoning for asking these three to step down might differ from those of Republicans, but this call has the potential to be a truly bipartisan movement.
The Snake that Eats Itself
The Democratic Party these days rather resembles the Ouroboros – the symbol of a snake eating its own tail, which represents the eternal cycle of creation out of destruction. Like the Ouroboros, Democrats seem to have to devour their own in order to survive. There are other meanings, of course. Some see it as a symbol of resurrection.
But to rise again, as the Democratic Party inevitably will, they must first fall. As the old saying goes, there’s no honor amongst thieves. What we’ve seen lately from Democrats is largely showboating – doing anything within their power to steal a little limelight. And despite their so-called laser focus in the Resistance and in taking back the House, they have no qualms about turning on each other when the opportunity arises.
The Ambitious Linda Sanchez
Linda Sanchez can praise the abilities and records of current party leadership. She can talk about how they have “too many great leaders here that don’t always get the opportunities that they should, and I would like to see that change.” Ms. Sanchez can try to disguise her true motives any way she likes, but they’re right there in her statement. “I want to be a part of that transition. I want to see that happen.”
Make no mistake, Rep. Sanchez just wants her turn in the spotlight. But as it stands, we have Pelosi, Hoyer, and Clyburn at the head of House Democrats – with Sanchez not far behind them. Greed and ambition notwithstanding, her call for the top three to “pass the torch” is solid gold. We might be trading current leadership for Sanchez and the Democrats immediately above and below her, but at least we’ll be rid of the others.