Democrats' real problem is that Nancy Pelosi is their true face

The response from some: It better be.

That's because the Republican candidate won a special congressional election held in Georgia that Democrats hoped would signal a national repudiation of President Donald Trump. But he also defended Pelosi, arguing that Democrats have been too timid in shielding their leader in the face of years of attacks from Republicans. Unless Republican voters start to see Democrats as acceptable alternatives to their own Trump-backing party members, Democrats who hope to regain power quickly are just whistling Dixie.

"That is why I'm able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our elections, sad to say", Pelosi added, in a reference to her unparalleled fundraising hauls. "The House remains in play now".

"I think there was consensus within the room that there are other members within the caucus who feel just like we do", Vela told CNN. "But I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly". "'That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin" Chuck stay!'

That "Republican playbook" obviously is working, declared Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice of NY, who concluded in an interview Thursday that Pelosi's time in leadership is over. When Democrats are trying to win districts or states where Trump triumphed, they're simply re-running the same failed strategy that sent Clinton down to defeat.

The Democrats have done it again, forming another circular firing squad to blow their chances of winning the Georgia House Special Election in its 6th District. Trump wrote, referring to Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. And that Democratic farm team that, seven years on, could have been there to have these candidates who are state reps and state senators, it's not there. Whatever Democratic activists think, a majority of Americans do not want what they are selling. So it's time for change. Democrats, who five years ago defeated Ryan's bid for the vice presidency, did not - in any of these races - run against Ryan's control of the House, responsible for a deeply unpopular health-care bill.

It's no surprise that the Dems tanked, given the inept leadership they have in Congress, especially in the House, where Nancy Pelosi calls the shots as the minority leader. Heading into the 2018 midterm elections they will need to pick up 24 House seats to recapture a House majority next November.

"So for me, the fact that so much money came from outside the district is a red flag", Webb said.

"Nancy Pelosi was a great speaker, she was a great leader, but her time has come and gone".

The criticism toward Pelosi is not new but the recent backlash against her led some liberals to reiterate their support for the long-time party leader.

Rep. Cedric Richmond, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, who many have touted as a rising star in the party, attended the session, according to three Democrats who also attended.

When the top post among House Democrats might open up, though, Pelosi hasn't said. "We don't agonize. We organize".

On Tuesday, Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a runoff election for Georgia's sixth congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives by about 13,000 votes, roughly 53% to 47%. More than $50 million was spent on the race in Atlanta's wealthy suburbs, making it the costliest House race in history. She preferred to run a campaign by demonizing Trump and, as a result, drowned out her economic platform. And until we're transported back to that time, women like Pelosi are perceived as threats, the enemy. Losses by Republicans in any of those races would likely have hastened the retirement of incumbents in competitive districts and would have emboldened strong potential Democratic candidates to jump in. Walk up the street and ask 10 people what the Democrats stand for, you'll get 10 different answers.

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