Pelosi touts Dems’ economic plans, warning midterms ‘will be decided at the kitchen table’
A top Democratic leader said Thursday’s midterm elections would be decided at the kitchen table.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cautioned against taking Democrats out of power in the November elections, saying that the midterms “will be decided at the kitchen table.”
Pelosi called on everyone in the audience to “turn off the TV and go to the kitchen table,” where Democrats will win back the House and Senate.
Speaking in Baltimore, Pelosi warned of a battle against “an ideology — a radical ideology, in the White House and the Republican Party” — and urged voters to think about the long-term impact of the president’s policies.
Pelosi also criticized Republicans for “using one person’s tax cut to help another’s pocketbook.”
The Speaker of the House is also a staunch fundraiser, so her fundraising prowess is bound to be a driving force in this year’s election.
“I’ve never seen a Congress like this,” she said. “In the past, you could use the excuse that people are so anxious to fix their health care, to fix their retirement, or to bring back the jobs that they lost. But now, all of a sudden, they want to go after their pocketbook and they want to take away our Social Security and Medicare.”
President Barack Obama has been more hesitant than Republicans in terms of campaigning in the presidential election. He has traveled to all 50 states, but has spent most of his visits in the West, where his campaign has struggled so far.
Some Republicans, including gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli, have called for Obama to be more aggressive and more confrontational with the electorate.
Still, many Republicans view the Affordable Care Act as a legislative failure and have turned against it.
“I think it was good that President Obama was in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and I think that he could have