Stephen Jaffe is a Democrat from the state of California who is having the guts to do something many Democrats have been scared to do: primary House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi is a controversial figure within the Democratic Party. She is praised and loved by the mainstream media, the Democratic establishment, and the Clintonite wing of the party, but she is incredibly disliked by the progressive wing of the Democrats.
Why is Representative Pelosi so utterly disliked by left-wing Democrats? There are plenty of reasons: her lack of support for Medicare for All, her support for a hawkish foreign policy, the fact that she doesn’t oppose money in politics, and many other issues where she has stood against the working-class.
Then there’s also the numerous times Pelosi has praised former neoconservative and Wall Street shill President George W. Bush – she even wished for him to be back in the White House, yes, the same president who gave us the Iraq war, the Patriot Act, and the deregulation of Wall Street which ultimately ended up in the 2008 recession, which still hurts some Americans until this day.
We also have to remember when Nancy Pelosi said: “Democrats don’t want a new direction,” which further reassures us of the fact that she doesn’t want Democratic corruption to go away. She also stated that the Democrats are a “capitalist party” when asked by a millennial NYU student if Democrats would ever consider socialism, since polls suggest younger generations prefer socialism over capitalism and we can see that’s true with the fact that millennials overwhelmingly supported a self-proclaimed “Democratic Socialist” (even though he actually is a Social Democrat) Independent Senator from the rural state of Vermont instead of the former First Lady, U.S. Senator, and Secretary of State who was backed by all corporate media and the establishment.
With all of this, it’s clear the Democratic Party needs a change. Democrats are running further to the right every single election, which has turned them into the ultra-minority party they are right now, and Nancy Pelosi isn’t willing to push the Democratic Party in Congress to change in any way. That is why she needs to get primaried, and San Francisco’s attorney, Stephen Jaffe, is willing to primary her in the 12th Congressional District of California.
Jaffe is progressive. He supports Medicare for All, he’s against raising money from special interests, and he also proclaims himself a “hardcore Bernie supporter.” He has stated several times that Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign inspired him to run for Congress.
We need to support grassroots candidates who want to run for Congress, not just presidential candidates because, even if there’s a progressive president in the White House, he or she won’t be able to do much if there’s a corrupt Congress which won’t allow any good laws to pass.
We need to empower progressives everywhere in the country, and one way to give a big punch to the Democratic Party Establishment is by supporting and donating to Stephen Jaffe’s campaign. We need a change in Congress and with Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader, we could further see the American left get decimated in the next elections.