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

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

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks to reporters during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 22, 2017. The House Minority Leader is feeling the pressure from all sides after Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff in a special election in Georgia.

When President Trump, for example, announced US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord - a voluntary agreement that promised only to reduce the average global temperature by just 0.05°C by 2100 - Pelosi accused the president of "dishonoring" God and questioned whether his grandchildren will even be able to breathe air. You have a baseball team that keeps losing year after year.

And Rice backed Pelosi in last year's leadership fight.

The solution to these problems, Ryan maintains, lies in changing leadership and widening the party's appeal.

It's about all they can do. "I'm here to serve the caucus", he said.

That she won her race tells me that the Trump base is just as fired up as the "Resistance", and Congressional Republicans ought to pull their thumbs out of their butts and start acting like a majority party.

"It's fair to say nearly every cent has been raised through the prism of, 'we need to hold the Republican majority to prevent Nancy Pelosi from passing her far-left agenda, '" said Jesse Hunt, a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee - the House GOP's campaign arm.

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, on Thursday criticized Pelosi, saying that the Democratic brand is more toxic than Trump's, which he said has led to Democratic losses in election races, like that one in Georgia.

Confessore noted that the really winning message for Democrats in areas that they need to win in order to retake the House is a "getting things done" message, not one that read 'suck it, Trump.' After the Peach State beat down, Democrats will still need to find a trove of solid candidates and they don't have them.

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Schumer instead explained that Democrats would create their own opportunities to assist in tailoring the bill. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the Republican plan does "not yet" do enough to reduce premiums, a key GOP goal.

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The commander-in-chief then posted a third tweet , writing "Congratulations to Karen Handel on her big win in Georgia 6th". Later on Twitter, Ossoff wrote that for months the district "has been a beacon of hope for people across the country".

In closing, to paraphrase a prominent Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee who had defended President Nixon until it became impossible to do so, I have concluded that the magnificent career of Nancy Pelosi, at least at the leadership level, should be terminated involuntarily.

Phillips, a fellow at the Center for American Progress, wrote earlier this week on Democracy in Color's website that "every dollar" Ossoff "spent wooing Republicans is money flushed down the drain".

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) put it more bluntly: "Look we need to win, everything else is bulls***t".

Pelosi, 77, has led the House Democratic caucus for almost 15 years, from the minority into the majority and back again. "We haven't been talking about these direct economic issues that people are talking about", he said.

Trump seems to enjoy the focus on Pelosi, taking another jab Friday after tweeting about her the day before. "If we don't, then I think it's incumbent upon her and all of us to reassess who our leadership should be".

Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton, another outspoken critic, also attended, according to sources - and some in the group continue to point to the Iraq war veteran as a young member who could be cultivated to run.

While there were surely many reasons for Ossoff's eventual failure to flip the sixth, his loss has provided Democrats with an excuse to do some necessary soul-searching as 2018 approaches.

While there are plenty of news reports highlighting how many people are calling for the House Minority Leader to step aside, few are also reporting that California's 12th District has another option. "If elected, I will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for speaker". "We're a family. We're going to have those discussions".

"With an increasing number of districts being drawn to deliberately favor one party over another - and with fewer voters indicating an interest in crossover voting - lots of potential candidates will look at those previous results and come to a conclusion that it's too hard to mount an election campaign in a district where their party is the minority", said John McGlennon, a longtime professor of government and public policy at the College of William & Mary in Virginia who has tracked partisan competition in elections.

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