notmypresident: (Fear Trump)
I agree with those pointing out how it's well past time for the current "leaders" of the Democratic party to step down. They are ineffectual in the extreme. Nancy Pelosi as the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives hasn't accomplished squat and is incapable of taking the bold steps that will help refresh the party. As for her counterpart in the Senate, Charles Schumer? Every time he attempts to lambast Republican parties it's as if he's asleep at the wheel and addressing the local PTA. If there is no passion in its leaders, how can Democrats be expected to whip themselves into shape to combat Republicans in 2018? What's needed are leaders less versed in making G-rated, feel-good speeches that demonstrate how Democrats always "take the high road" and who are instead more interested in tearing down the Trump administration. It's not going to happen with Pelosi or Schumer or any of the many other Old Guards.

I, for one, nominate Senator Angus King, one of the only people willing to push back during his work with the Intelligence Commission. How refreshing was that???

Now for Another Hot Guy.

Date/Time: 2017-06-23 08:31 (UTC)Posted by: [personal profile] furr_a_bruin
furr_a_bruin: (Screwed by GOP)
The problem with your idea is that Sen. King ... isn't a Democrat.

Like Bernie, he's an independent who caucuses with the Democrats.

And sadly, in the Senate - leadership in the two parties is very much a "who's turn is it" sort of seniority thing rather than a pragmatic "who's best for the job at this point" selection process.

I'm not disagreeing with you - just pointing out why change in the Senate is unlikely.

I suspect someone like Maxine Waters is seen as too much of a gadfly to get a leadership post - and to be honest, I am not sure the job would be a good fit for her anyway. And we need determined, more low-key people like MY congressman, Adam Schiff - as much as we need firebrands like Auntie Maxine. ;)