Published: Sun, June 25, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Michael Reagan: I guess Donald Trump was right

Michael Reagan: I guess Donald Trump was right

Pelosi, 77, who has led the Democrats since 2003, still boasts the backing of a vast majority of her liberal-heavy caucus - a dynamic she was quick to note Thursday. "The House remains in play now".

Ryan told Lemon that earlier that night, another member of Congress, clearly a Republican, had pulled him aside and said, 'Please tell me you're not going to get rid of Nancy Pelosi, please tell me she's not going to retire because that's who I run against'. 'I feel very confident in the support I have in the caucus, ' Pelosi also said.

Warnock answered, "I'll let the politicians get into the mix of how to, you know, win an election", unwilling to critique Ossoff's campaign. For his part, Ryan hasn't said that Pelosi should step down, but he does say he is very concerned about the obvious decline of the Democratic brand.

Rep. Tim Ryan, who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for minority leader previous year, told Business Insider he did not know how Democrats could take the House in 2018 if the GOP was successfully able to convince independents and Republicans that a vote for a Democratic candidate is essentially a vote for Pelosi's leadership.

Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigned for Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia's Sixth District, and even though Mr. Ossoff lost the special election, Mr. Sanders, who calls himself an independent (but morphs into a Democrat when it suits him, like when he ran for president last year) may emerge a victor.

Ryan ran for the position of House minority leader last fall but he fell short. "And usually they go after the most effective leaders". So it's time for change. Georgia was one of the most reliable Democratic states barely more than a decade or so ago, and is now ruby red with pockets of Democratic strength.

Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff had to do three things to win: mobilize and turn out Clinton voters; convince some Trump-voting Republicans either to back him or, more plausibly, stay home out of distaste for GOP nominee Karen Handel; and win about 60 percent of voters who had gone for Johnson or McMullin previous year. "People in OH don't grab me about Russian Federation at all when I'm home", Ryan said. Even in the minority, the votes she commands are often needed to pass spending bills or other must-pass legislation that House conservatives disdain, and GOP speakers have had to come to her repeatedly hat in hand.

Pelosi's most logical challenger would be Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., 55, the House Democratic Caucus chairman.

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"I'm in my 10th term and I certainly have never seen someone who is smarter in the kind of backroom maneuvering that Nancy Pelosi does", said Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.

That reality was the subtext for Pelosi's taunting remarks Thursday in which she cast her Democratic critics as hungry for attention rather than serious about ousting her. Right? They lost every one of the four recent House special elections, in Georgia, South Carolina, Kansas, and Montana.

His opponent, Karen Handel, 55, is a well known and experienced Republican politician.

"She's easy to demonize".

"I think I'm worth the trouble".

In a suburban red district, what if he appealed to Republicans who dislike the Affordable Care Act?

"What was the Democratic message?" he asked. Trump was thus disliked enough to give Ossoff a chance, but not so unpopular that "a screechingly anti-Trump campaign", as Fallon put it, would have gone over well.

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