USA-demokraterna: Fyrtiotalisterna kväver unga partiaktivister, fördel Trump i årets kongressval

Tragedin kunde knappast vara större: precis som i det forna Sovjet gör en grupp snart 80-åriga partikoryfeer allt för att behålla makten, även om det i det här fallet kommer att hjälpa Trumps republikaner att vinna årets kongressval.

Mike DeBonis skriver i Washigton Post: Pelosi is the star of GOP attack ads, worrying Democrats upbeat about midterms

While Democrats grow optimistic about their chances of taking control of the House in November, they are increasingly anxious that the presence of their longtime and polarizing leader, Nancy Pelosi, is making it harder for many of their candidates to compete in crucial swing districts.

Republicans, clinging to a 23-seat majority in the House, have made the House minority leader a central element of their attack ads and are portraying many of their opponents as inextricably tied to the liberal from San Francisco. At the same time, some Democrats are expressing alarm that she is standing in the way of the next generation of leaders.

The tension is exacerbated by a growing generational rift in the Democratic caucus, with younger candidates and members looking to assert themselves against a leadership team that includes Pelosi, 78, and her top lieutenant, 79-year-old Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (Md.) Among the Democratic candidates who have declined to endorse Pelosi is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic Socialist from Queens who has become a national star of the party’s left wing.

Bland a nya unga stjärnorna är Rashida Tlaib, se videon ovan, som har chansen att bli USA:s första muslimska kvinna i kongressen.

Men Nancy Pelosi kommer att sitta tills don dör, vilket kan bli många långa år till.