- Democrats' ability to just win: It's foolhardy to say Democrats are suddenly doomed when they keep overperforming Hillary Clinton in these special elections.
There is very little evidence that the campaigns helped many people decide who to vote for.
"It's time for change, and personally I think it's time for a new generation of leadership in the party", U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Salem) told reporters on Capitol Hill yesterday, though he stopped short of explicitly calling for Pelosi's ouster. He emphasized that the group "was a diverse group from an ideological, geographic and ethnic standpoint".
Entrenched career politician Nancy Pelosi is finally feeling the heat from an unlikely place - her own Party. Several won re-election previously despite having more Democratic voters than Republicans in their districts. Democrats have to pick up 24 House seats to get back into power.
Supporters react as election results for Republican candidate for Georgia's 6th Congressional District seat Karen Handel are shown on a television during an election-night.
Worse yet, many of these voices are so militantly left-wing that they exhibit utter contempt for God-fearing, hard-working, patriotic Americans in flyover country. Ossoff became the only viable Democrat when he committed a six-figure share of his inheritance to bankrolling his campaign.
Frustrated Democrats pondered the party's future and questioned its campaign messaging on Wednesday after a demoralizing defeat in a Georgia congressional race widely seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump's young administration. People have strong feelings about Trump, one way or the other, and many of them channeled those feelings into advocacy for Ossoff or Handel.
Joe Cunningham, a Democrat running for Congress in a bid to unseat Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., tweeted a promise not to vote for Pelosi for leadership if he wins his race - just hours after announcing his bid.
I thrive on competition; and I welcome the discussion. "I thrive on competition". 'I personally think that time is now'. "Are you serious?" she answered with a laugh.
Pelosi said she didn't want to hear Republicans "all of a sudden be sanctimonious" as if they had "never seen such a thing before". Instead of praying for dry weather, they might want to take a hard look at some of the factors within their control that are turning voters off in ostensibly competitive races like these.
There is no challenge to Pelosi's leadership, and none is going to happen at this point, said numerous Democrats. "Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost". They've captured a couple of state legislative specials, as well as sort of picking up San Antonio mayor (the incumbent in that nonpartisan race was not a Republican but did to some extent run as one, and her victorious challenger more or less ran as a Democrat).
And Pelosi's fundraising prowess? That's third behind Congressional Republicans (25 percent) and Congressional Democrats (45 percent).
Her victory Tuesday over Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District means Republicans held all four of their seats that were up for grabs in special elections this spring. Barack Obama managing 46 percent of the vote here in 2008. Thus did Democrats sharply cut the Republicans' 2016 margins in Kansas and Montana districts earlier this year.
"Then there's also the numerous times Pelosi has praised former neoconservative and Wall Street shill President George W. Bush - she even wished for him to be back in the White House".
In a letter to her colleagues on Wednesday about the special elections, Pelosi maintained an upbeat tone. "They don't stand for the same values that we stand for, and that's disappointing", she added, vowing, "This is not the end".
"The president is obviously happy with both of the wins", Trump spokeswoman Lindsay Walters said.