This week was one of the worst on record for the Democratic Party, and it’s been entirely self-inflicted. The meltdown in Iowa, the acquittal of President Trump, and the emerging schism between the far left and the Democratic establishment are all manifesting as a result of gross miscalculations by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
The thesis going in must have rested on a misguided belief that impeachment would damage Trump and disadvantage the three senators who were challenging Joe Biden for the nomination. Then Biden would outperform his history and expectations, and the party would unify around electability in the form of the former vice president.
But “electability” is merely PC speak for “Trump hatred.” Since Trump hatred is the only issue Democrats can agree on, it must have seemed like a reasonable theme to Pelosi.