Democrats need a new plan, U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Salem) said today, in the wake of two House special-election defeats - and that plan may not include keeping Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the helm.
Democrats hold 193 seats and need to gain 24 to be in the majority. Already accusative fingers have pointed to Nancy Pelosi, not that she's not a dedicated Progressive, but because she has become the elderly face of the growingly dysfunctional Democrat Party and an albatross around the party's neck. And running simply on an anti-Trump message - like Clinton tried and failed previous year - wouldn't work for Democrats in 2018 either, no matter how mired in scandal and controversy over Russian Federation the White House may be.
The basic case they made is that the House is in play for Democrats.
And as long as they remain so angry at Trump they can't think straight, I say, "Stay angry, my friends". "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be". With the president's approval rating well underwater, the Democrats felt they had a chance of scoring an upset, and outside donors flooded Ossoff's war chest with nearly $25 million, helping to make the race the most expensive in House history.
Furious at their loss in yet another Trump-era special election, Democrats are calling for the head of.
As for the Pelosi-Hoyer leadership, they also advocated a shift to the right, in terms of the selection of candidates to challenge the Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections. In fact, anyone who does not support Democrats is considered a racist, bigot, homophobe, or misogynist.
"When asked, over 60 percent of voters preferred a congressman who would work with Paul Ryan, while only 28 percent chose Nancy Pelosi", CLF executive director Corry Bliss wrote in a memo on Wednesday morning. "It's time for some change. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do". "This was Newt Gingrich's old seat". It meant not a thing - nothing to see here, move along! Pelosi has helped engineer budget deals, an overhaul of the nation's health care law and an economic stimulus during her years as a leader. After she was re-elected Democratic leader, the Republican National Committee unfurled a banner that read "Hire Pelosi" outside its headquarters.
Trump seems to enjoy the focus on Pelosi, taking another jab Friday after tweeting about her the day before.
She continues to command a great degree of loyalty from many House Democrats, and allies dismissed the idea that her position was in any kind of jeopardy.
"We don't agonize, we organize", she concluded. "One of the big things we learned is how closely the Republicans' favorability is tied to Donald Trump", Sena said, noting that Democrat Jon Ossoff was viewed as more independent than Republican Karen Handel.
"At some point, you have to look and say, 'Where's the money coming from?'" Webb said as he left his voting precinct Tuesday in the closely watched District 6 race, which is now the costliest U.S. House race in history.
Pelosi, in response, rejected criticism by flaunting her achievements, saying, "Well, I'm a master legislator".
Special elections in the United States usually "don't mean very much", says John Cassidy in The New Yorker.