Pelosi to Reporters on Midterm Election: ‘We Need You to Be Messengers...’

By Terence P. Jeffrey | July 31, 2014 | 4:04 PM EDT

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(CNSNews.com) - When asked at a press briefing on Thursday why her party's message is "not resonating with the electorate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told a room full of reporters “we need you to be messengers.”

A reporter asked Pelosi: “So, you make this case about the skepticism that people have of this anti-government premise here. You talk about, you know, they’re riding this impeachment horse, and lawsuit horse, and all these things they are doing in the election. Why, for every political analysis that we see, and including top people in your party, don’t believe that the Democrats have a message that can get the House of Representatives back. What government shutdown--why are these things not resonating with the electorate and won’t resonate this fall?”

Pelosi responded: “Well, first of all, we need you to be messengers about what is actually going on here. But, apart from that, we have come forward with our middle-class jump start. Over the month of August, we go forward with how the jump start talks about bringing jobs home. The Republicans have tax breaks to send jobs overseas. Democrats want tax breaks to keep jobs here at home.”