Domenica, 17 Dicembre, 2017

Hope Dems Don't Force Pelosi Out, Would Be 'Very Bad' for GOP

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Sveva Terracina | 23 Giugno, 2017, 18:33

This year, they are 0-for-4 in special elections, from Kansas to Montana to Georgia and SC. This will be a long fight.

President Donald Trump weighed in on the internal Democratic power struggle on Thursday, tweeting, "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out". It was a personal and party success achieved despite him. People are saying, you know, "Oh, the Democrats can't pull it off".

But we were able to leverage the energy that our supporters have across the country, and a majority of the Republicans in the House voted against their own budget.

And yet they came up short, as they have in every special election this year involving a Republican congressional seat. The GOP should remember this, too: Democrats won the first seven special elections after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, but the midterm elections in 2010 were disastrous for the party.

On June 1, another poll released by WSB-TV/Landmark Communications, showed that 49.1 percent of voters favored Ossoff, and 47.6 percent favored Handel. "This was a district that hadn't gone Democratic since the '70s, and the strides {Ossoff] made are more proof that there are people coming in and participating [and] making a difference".

Democrats have now lost all four opportunities to win in special elections so far this year, following earlier losses in Republican-held districts in Kansas and Montana.

She complained of the "vitriolic things that they say that resulted in calls to my home constantly, threats in front of my grandchildren - really, predicated on their comments and their paid ads".

There's no denying the election in Georgia was the hill Democrat strategists chose to die on as their referendum on President Donald Trump's agenda. Lake, the GOP consultant, predicted Handel would face a primary but she'd easily dispatch her challengers. Cox, a 47-year-old Realtor and mother of two daughters, co-founded a group this year called "Pave It Blue" focused on backing Ossoff's campaign and other red seats that could be poachable.


Notice those words: "relentlessly localized". Trump's election doesn't necessarily settle the internecine argument between the Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders wings of the Democratic party in favor of full-blown socialism, but it does at least make the case that a robust, easily identifiable policy agenda is necessary. Ayres put the matter diplomatically: "The president structured the broader environment but didn't determine the outcome of this particular race".

The truth is: President Trump's approval ratings may be low, but he's not that unpopular.

"We're still going to be on the defense in November of 2018", with Trump a likely "liability", he added.

GOP leadership in the Senate is set to drop a health care bill this week, to be voted on next week.

President Donald Trump took to social media to mock both the House Minority Leader Democrat Rep. Nancy of Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY as politically beneficial targets for Republican candidates. Pelosi's enduring role as a Republican punching bag revived debate over whether her leadership is an electoral drag on the party, or if she is simply a convenient (female) symbol for attacks on liberalism that the GOP would level with or without her.

"In Miami generally it is very hard to tie national winds to what goes on in Miami-Dade County because we're such a unique little island of diversity", said Ben Pollara, a Democratic consultant who worked on Fuhrman's campaign and will work in the election to replace Ros-Lehtinen.

Now, sure, there can be a real question about the message Ossoff delivered during the race.

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