Friday, 18 August, 2017

Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

Craig Ferguson | 25 June, 2017, 02:17

"I feel very confident about the support that I have in my caucus", Pelosi said at a press conference in the Capitol after Republicans featured her in nearly every ad attacking Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia congressional race which he lost Tuesday. "At some point, the coach has got to go, right?" said Rep.

Fellow Democrat Tim Ryan, an Ohioan who challenged Pelosi for minority leader previous year, offered the blunt diagnosis that "the problem is us, it's the party".

"Nancy Pelosi was a great speaker", Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., said on MSNBC. "We are the party that stands up for working families and the middle class, yet many of them are not voting for us".

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

In Politico, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel advises Democrats to do what he did, as House campaign chairman, in 2006: Recruit candidates with local roots and views suited to local terrain - and with sharp political instincts, which both parties' candidates seemed to lack in the special elections.

Of the political impact of the Republican attacks: "I think I'm worth the trouble", she said.

Republicans, unsurprisingly, agree. But they hear Huey Lewis singing "Yes, it's true, I'm happy to be stuck with you" whenever they see his fellow San Franciscan.

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"I voted for myself for Black Caucus chair, and because I'm chair of the Black Caucus I won't talk about who I supported, when I supported [them] and who I would support in the future", he said.

There's also an even more basic reality: Showing that the party will dump its leader if Republicans are persistently negative enough about that leader only gives the GOP more incentive to use aggressive tactics - and puts the next Democratic leader on tepid ground from the outset. Millions were spent in Georgia with ads linking Pelosi to Jon Ossoff, who lost to Republican Karen Handel on Tuesday.

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, is among the leaders of that group. "That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' Chuck stay!"

But its characteristics on paper - namely the fact that President Donald Trump won here by less than 2 points last fall and that it's a well-educated area - will keep it competitive, one GOP aide said. They say voters in Republican-leaning districts are motivated by more than a desire to stop Pelosi and Democrats need to work on developing a message that can win them over. "It depends on what the world is like in three-and-a-half years", he told Frank Bruni of the New York Times, adding that a better performing economy will be an advantage to Trump in 2020.

"It's not personal against Leader Pelosi, it's just reality", Ryan said, adding later his belief that Pelosi's leadership "provide [s] a good, solid impediment" to taking back the majority. "So, we are paving a way for a new generation of leadership".

No one ever gets exhausted of winning, especially a rookie politician that everyone in the establishment predicted would be a loser. 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. To borrow one of the favorite quotations from one of Pelosi's least favorite late Democratic colleagues, "Beam me up, Scotty!"

"She will have to pick some issues she disagrees with the president on, going forward", the GOP aide said. "We're a family. We're going to have those discussions". "And I think the answer is obvious", Vela said.

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