What If Donald Trump Doesn't Sink the Republican Party?
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 24, 2017,
Jun 24, 2017, 5:21
Pelosi insists Democrats still have a shot at winning the majority in next year's midterm elections, saying, "The House remains in play now".
Keeping Pelosi, in leadership since 2003 and formerly the first female speaker of the House, would actually be a boon for the GOP, former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich told "Fox & Friends" Thursday.
Increasing pressure is growing within the Democratic party to oust Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, in the hope that a change in leadership would bolster the party's chances. "We just don't have either one of those in the present leadership". Remember, "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor?" "At some point, the coach has got to go, right?" said Rep. What's even more embarrassing for Democrats is that they spent over $30 million trying to help Ossoff win.
Rice's sentiment was echoed by other House Democrats in recent months including Reps.
It's about all they can do. "And I wish that that would happen right now". Pelosi was the focus of negative advertising casting her as a San Francisco liberal and linking her to the Democratic candidate.
"I think that in certain areas, like in some of these special election districts, it doesn't benefit our candidates to be tied to her", Ryan said. "The playbook of demonizing Pelosi doesn't really work", she told ITK.
In an interview, Ryan explained that Republicans are using Pelosi in ads to attack Democratic candidates in district races, like they did against Jon Ossoff in Georgia. Rep. Joe Crowley of NY, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said that there are 71 districts that will be more favorable for Democrats to contest than the one in Georgia.
"As long as Leader Pelosi is perceived as the leader of the House Democratic Caucus", Vela said, "Republicans are going to continue to spend millions and millions of dollars in those swing districts to convince those swing voters, those independent voters - those Republican voters who might go our way - not to vote for our Democratic candidate because of Leader Pelosi".
"We will carry those key lessons forward in order to compete in districts as Republican-leaning as Georgia, and in the dozens of districts on our battlefield that are much more competitive", Lujan said. It's not fair. It's not accurate in its attacks on our leader, but it's effective. Trump will see the results in Georgia and conclude that he still has the Democrats' number. The CBC includes roughly 40 House Democrats, many in senior leadership and committee positions, including Pelosi allies. Trump won that district handily in 2016, yet Democrat Archie Parnell came within a few points of defeating Republican Ralph Norman. And until we're transported back to that time, women like Pelosi are perceived as threats, the enemy.
Trump seems to enjoy the focus on Pelosi, taking another jab Friday after tweeting about her the day before. "I thrive on competition", she said. But he said there is no doubt that "this is one occasion when we ought to say he deserves to take a victory lap". Do Democrats have a bigger problem than their leadership? The Iraq war veteran endorsed eight veterans running for the House this week, and started a new national security task force with other young veterans within the Democratic caucus. "(Tom) Daschle was a target, Tip O'Neill was a target", Pelosi said. "We're a family. We're going to have those discussions". Nancy Pelosi's liberal agenda put America 20 trillion in debt, and Jon Ossoff is on her side. "I welcome the discussion, but I am honored by the support".