Georgia Special Election Ends in Disappointment for Democrats

Democrats had hoped a victory by Democrat Jon Ossoff over Republican Karen Handel would be a referendum against President Trump, and give them momentum and a winning strategy to succeed in other races.

Democratic Rep. Filemon Vela from Texas told Politico that you'd have to be an idiot to think that Democrats could win with the current Democratic leader in the House. They pick people who are in safe and tough districts for Democrats to win.

The White House was quick to paint Handel's victory as a personal triumph for Trump.

In April, Handel trailed Ossoff in the first round of voting but led all Republican candidates to qualify for a runoff.

And yet they came up short, as they have in every special election this year involving a Republican congressional seat. "And in our state and for me, marriage is between one man and one woman", Handel said. That's not a winner's mentality.

At a closed-door Democratic caucus meeting the frustration was palpable, according to people who were in the room, despite Pelosi's efforts to frame the results as evidence of incremental Democratic progress in deep red districts.

"She consistently polls very unfavorable [and] I think in this instance, it had a motivating effect for our voters on the turnout front", John Rogers, executive director of the National Republican Congressional Committee, told reporters on a post-election phone call. I am a strategic, politically astute leader.

Asked specifically about the tweet at Thursday's press conference, Pelosi laughed and alluded to Democrats' popular vote advantage in the 2016 elections. "But she certainly is one of the reasons". You're responsible for everything your platoon does or fails to do.

Just as Democrats accused Republicans of being sexist and racist for not electing Hillary Clinton last November, that seems to be the go-to excuse now. That's the most important part.

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.

Clamoring on to power like the true career politician that she is, Pelosi isn't going to go down without a fight. Nancy Pelosi's liberal agenda put America 20 trillion in debt, and Jon Ossoff is on her side. It takes enormous pressure off Republicans, as they look to craft an Obamacare replacement bill acceptable to both chambers of Congress.