Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Democrat Rep: Pelosi Is More Toxic Than Trump Democrats Try To Push Nancy Pelosi Out To Win Back House Majority
Andrew Cummings | 26 June, 2017, 02:07

And in a Twitter boast, he said, "I've helped pass and signed 38 Legislative bills, mostly with no Democratic s upport, and gotten rid of massive amounts of regulations". And I think inside the Beltway - you know, a lot of times we're screaming about Russian Federation and Trump all the time. "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be".

"Republicans blew through millions to keep a ruby-red seat and in their desperate rush to keep stop the hemorrhaging, they've returned to demonizing the party's strongest fundraiser and consensus-builder", Hammill added, according to NbC News.

Jon Ossoff, Democratic candidate for Georgia's 6th congressional district, talks to reporters during a stop at a campaign office in Chamblee, Ga.

An Animal House, all-is-well quality colored Nancy Pelosi's Thursday press-conference postmortem of her party's Tuesday defeat in Georgia.

On Tuesday evening, the latest hopes for a new Democratic rise to power was dashed in Georgia as Democratic insurgent candidate Jon Ossoff conceded defeat to Republican victor Karen Handel.

Democrats lost another race in SC that same night, and that followed previous disappointments in Montana and Kansas.

And then, in the "Morning Joe" interview, he took a whack at his own party: "The fact that we have spent so much time talking about Russian Federation has been a distraction from what should be the clear contrast between Democrats and the Trump agenda, which is on economics". They must pick up 24 seats to do so.

As unpopular as Trump gets, Republican strategists are oddly confident that he, and not Ryan, will remain the star of attack ads - giving them a shot at telling voters the choice is really between Ryan and Pelosi for speaker. The Iraq war veteran endorsed eight veterans running for the House this week, and started a new national security task force with other young veterans within the Democratic caucus.

"I think the honest answer is in some areas of the country, yes, she is", Ryan said about the toxicity of the House Minority Leader. They are dissatisfied with the Californian's leadership and the party's inability to land an electoral blow on Mr Trump.

In this June 9, 2017 House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speakson Capitol Hill in Washington.

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Could Ossoff's loss mean that Democrats may want to consider trimming some their more controversial figures if they hope to win the never-Trump crowd? We've got a lot of energy in our base, which is very exciting for a lot of us to see that on the ground, but you've got to beat the Republican and you've got to carry this very toxic Democratic brand on your back, too. It's not fair. It's not accurate in its attacks on our leader, but it's effective.

Mrs. Pelosi has been her party's leader since 2003, overseeing losses in 2004, big gains in 2006 and 2008, then watching as her party slipped into its smallest minority in almost a century. Rosen is a likely candidate for Senate against the most endangered GOP Senate incumbent, Dean Heller of Nevada.

"As long as Leader Pelosi is perceived as the leader of the House Democratic Caucus Republicans are going to continue to spend millions and millions of dollars in those swing districts to convince those swing voters, those independent voters, those Republican voters who might go our way, not to vote for our Democratic candidate because of Leader Pelosi", Vela said.

"I am a strategic politically astute leader", Pelosi said.

"I think I'm worth the trouble".

"It's time for a new generation of leadership in the party", according to Democratic Representative Seth Moulton of MA.

And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House past year, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver.

President Donald Trump is lashing out at top Democrats on Twitter.

"What's going on in the executive branch has zero impact on what my decision is here", said Webb, who described himself as a right-leaning voter who voted for Handel, even though she wasn't his first choice.

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