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Pelosi facing party mutiny in the House

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Parmenio Sano | 25 Giugno, 2017, 12:32

Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California says in a letter to colleagues Wednesday that when President Donald Trump nominated House members to serve in his administration, he chose them from Republican districts the party knew it could win.

These Democrats might be on to something, especially in light of the way Pelosi figured into the Republican campaign in Georgia. Remember when the Democrats proclaimed that Republicans would pay heavy prices in special elections for going after Obamacare?

The lessons for Democrats are that the map is broad in 2018.

Democrats are now 0-5 in special elections against Republicans during the age of Trump. We'll be playing in all of them. Are they doing everything perfectly? No.

"We can't keep losing races and keep the same leadership in place".

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". Though Handel had barely made it to the runoff by winning just 20 percent of the vote in the first round, she easily consolidated her base when the choice came down to "R" or "D". But she at least demonstrated one way to achieve a Republican victory in an area that isn't fully supportive of Trump: "by being with him and without him at the same time".

In the aftermath, some Democrats on the left are saying the party needs to run as pure-left populists in 2018.

But at her weekly press conference, Pelosi shrugged of concerns that she was dragging down the party.

Well, both are minorities.


"As long as Leader Pelosi is perceived as the leader of the House Democratic Caucus", Vela said, "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".

With a reported combined spending total of more than $12 million, the two biggest outside backers of Handel's campaign were the Congressional Leadership Fund, which spent $6.2 million, and the National Republican Congressional Committee, which spent about $6 million.

While some House Democrats are blaming House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for their party's loss in a special congressional election this week in Georgia and are suggesting their caucus may need new leadership, Pelosi says her time isn't up.

Pelosi, 77, has led the House Democratic caucus for almost 15 years, from the minority into the majority and back again. For all the attempts to nationalize these elections and make them a referendum on President Trump, candidates matter.

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. "They don't have Clinton or Obama, so this is what they do".

Maybe Democrats should try having their people's back for once. He specifically objected to an ad that he said politicized the recent shooting of Republican Representative Stephen Scalise by saying that violent leftists were voting for Ossoff.

Democrats supportive of Pelosi have long argued that even if she stepped aside, Republicans would demonize any new leader the party elevated.

If there is any doubt as to how angry women are, look at the box office this summer and ask yourselves, why is Wonder Woman outperforming the male dominated summer blockbuster season. The American people want solutions, tangible solutions and the Democrats need to produce them.

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