Nancy Pelosi has led the Democrat caucus since 2003.

But her days may be numbered.

That’s because she was stabbed in the back by the last group of people she expected.

Democrats are starting to grumble that it’s time to ditch Pelosi.

Republicans won the special election in Georgia largely on the strength of linking the Democrat candidate at the hip to Pelosi.

Her San Francisco liberalism is a significant liability in large parts of the country and Democrats are worried it could stem the tide of the wave they see building in 2018.

If that happens, and Democrats fail to win back the House, Pelosi could be sacked as leader.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“If Democrats somehow fail to flip the House in November, rank-and-file members in increasing numbers say they are going to clean shop, demanding House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and other party leaders step aside.

Democrats are heavily favored to win back the House in the 2018 midterms but anything can happen in 11 months. And even if Democrats manage to win the 24 seats needed to secure the majority, there’s a growing chorus of members who want to see change at the top.

 “Win or lose we have to have the change,” said Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., an outspoken critic of Democratic leadership.

“If we lose, everyone goes,” said Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz., one of the top Democratic leaders.

The targets: Pelosi, Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Jim Clyburn of South Carolina. Pelosi has served as Democratic leader for 15 years, holding the speaker’s gavel for four of them. Steny Hoyer rose to the post of second-highest ranking Democrat in 2003. Jim Clyburn secured the No. 3 leadership spot in 2007.

Disgruntled rank-and-file members aren’t new. Pelosi has faced her fair share of challengers. Despite more members of her caucus than usual voting against her last cycle, she easily won re-election as leader. What’s new is President Trump and the entire political environment in Washington, which has many Democrats looking for more sweeping change.

“People are saying if we lose, if there’s not a majority, then we’re cleaning house — like everybody,” one House Democrat said, speaking on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution.”

In many respects, it is amazing that Pelosi has held on this long.

She presided over disastrous defeats in the 2004, 2010, 2014 and 2016 elections.

That type of track record usually sees leadership tossed out the door.

But her ability to raise massive amounts of campaign contributions has bought off enough Democrats loyalty.

However she is facing a mandate in 2018 – win or else.

We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.