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

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

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

They may not admit it to pollsters, but a lot of people are pulling for the president. Early yesterday, he tweeted to his over 32 million followers that "I certainly hope the Democrats do not force Nancy P out". Republicans - including President Donald Trump - have professed their glee that she's still minority leader. But in the end Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in a race to replace the vacancy left by President Trump's Health and Human Services appointee Tom Price. I'm a strategic, politically astute leader.

Some of the Democrats' suggesting Pelosi should move on have recently argued that the Republican attack ads linking Democratic candidates to her are an effective campaign tool, and could hurt the party's chances to flip control of the House in the 2018 midterms.

Why the relentless focus on the Democratic congresswoman from San Francisco?

"What's really important is that Donald Trump has seized the narrative back, that he's doing better with the voters than Democrats think he is", he said.

"One of the disappointing things from the last couple of days is that that approach still has a little bit of punch to it". "Our brand is worse than Trump", Ryan said, adding, in an evident flash of enlightenment: "We can't just run against Trump". And we need a message. Such comments about Pelosi were highlighted by Republicans on Thursday in an attempt to illustrate a divided Democratic caucus. At that time, among several Republican candidates, Handel came away with 19.8% of the vote.

"The rationale for getting new leadership is that we're losing", Rice said.

In December, Pelosi stated that she doesn't think Democratic voters actually want a new direction, but now even Democratic lawmakers are starting to disagree with her. "If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker". The district was seen as within reach to Democrats because Trump won there last November by only 1 percentage point. She has the "overwhelming support" of her caucus, she said.

"We're paving a way for a new generation of leadership, and I respect any opinion that my members have", she said. "The Democratic Party needs new leadership now", he tweeted.

Now, in the wake of the loss in Georgia and three other House special elections where Democrats failed to pull off upset wins, those divisions are rising back up to the surface. The bottom line is the Democrats lost another winnable race and Pelosi was a factor, fair or not.

Trump was quick to celebrate the Georgia win and accused Democrats of standing in the way of a legislative agenda bogged down by infighting and investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russian Federation in last year's presidential election. People had been bad-mouthing the Republican candidate, Karen Handel, they had been insulting the Republican National Committee's competence and they had been dismissing any notion that Republicans could pull through to defeat the energized "resistance".