Democrats have a problem: The months they have spent delegitimizing the election of President Donald Trump has gotten them nothing. "It's clear that tactic still works, still packs a punch, and it's part of a broader toxicity of being part of the Democratic brand regardless of where you are". Democrats had pushed the narrative that the vote was a referendum on Trump's presidency. "And when you hear Republicans talk in the gym or running around the House floor, they say, you know, 'Just keep going the way you're going because we're still using this, '" Ryan toldCNN Wednesday night, referring to the GOP's use of Pelosi as a bogeyman in its messaging. Some of my parishioners fear the pervasiveness of guns in our society, while some fear that their second amendment rights will be stripped of them and they will lose the right to protect themselves and their families.
But if that future has yet to arrive, Democrats shouldn't pretend that it has for the sake of appealing to people who hate their party's base. "We are the party that stands up for working families and the middle class, yet many of them are not voting for us". He did not run on the so-called "living wage" or on universal health care for all or even impeaching the president. Republicans-and some Democrats-are playing the blame game and their fingers are pointed at Nancy Pelosi. But the GOP still successful tied Ossoff to Pelosi.
Nevertheless, Pelosi believes President Donald Trump's unpopularity, the history of mid-term elections and Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, whose passage was the highlight of her brief speakership, present an opportunity to recoup.
"So we're asking candidates in these deep-red districts to battle the Republican Party".
Chris Murphy, a Democratic senator from CT, made some candid comments that caught my eye yesterday. Today, it controls the party. Shesaid she has told Democrats to stop focusing on Russia's meddling in the 2016 election. Under the radar, Democrats are engaged. They're not die-hard Republicans though.
But some rank-and-file House Democrats scoffed at such explanations and raised questions about Pelosi's continued leadership.
The Globe's June 21 Ground Game headline branded Tuesday's much-hyped special congressional elections a "disaster for Democrats".
They are just getting started. "You've got to have a charismatic candidate", she said, implying GeorgiaDemocratJon Ossoff did not fulfill those roles. Democrats have to pick up 24 House seats to get back into power. Instead of trying to solve the nation's problems, the Democrats seem very busy trying to drive people with whom they have disagreements from the town square. They are trying to nationalize the 2018 election season by making it about impeaching President Trump. Several won re-election previously despite having more Democratic voters than Republicans in their districts.
The main argument against Pelosi from her Democratic detractors is that more than 30 years in Washington and hundreds of millions of dollars in attack ads against her have taken their toll when it comes to public opinion. The violence generated by left-wing activists is enough to turn off swing voters.
Other members were even more blunt in their assessment of the Georgia defeat and Pelosi's culpability. Being the most expensive House election in United States history, especially for Democrats, it was more painful for them.