Consumed by Trump hatred, Democratic Party consuming itself

"With Hollywood elites and Nancy Pelosi bankrolling his campaign, it's no secret that Ossoff would rubber stamp Pelosi's failed agenda of bigger government and more spending", Corey Bliss, executive director of the GOP-friendly Congressional Leadership Fund, said just before the Georgia election.

The response from some: It better be. But nothing that happened should make Republicans feel secure about their hold on the House of Representatives. "It would be a very sad day for Republicans if she steps down". He followed that up with a Wednesday morning memo, declaring, "The House is in play".

"I think that she's a tremendous leader of our caucus, with the kind of strategic talent and experience that we really need to succeed in the minority and particularly when we don't control the House or Senate", said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

"I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly", she concluded.

Following unsuccessful attempts in recent special elections in Montana and Kansas, the Democrats were hoping to slam the Republicans on Tuesday.

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It was laughable to watch the Party of Losers come up with reasons for why they never had a chance in Georgia, or say that the margin of victory was an encouraging sign of future Republican weakness.

It's unclear what options the detractors have, given their small numbers and the overwhelming support Pelosi still enjoys within the caucus she's controlled for the last 14 years.

Her approval ratings are low, and while House Speaker Paul Ryan's are similarly weak, the idea of ousting Ryan doesn't animate Democratic voters the way defeating Pelosi proved to motivate conservatives in the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections, as well as the special election in Georgia.

And for some, they point to questions about how their leaders, and Pelosi in particular, have fallen short in crafting an economic message that can counter Trump and yield election victories. And it's especially true when, as in these examples, no one expects the incumbent party's candidate to lose. So it's time for change.

"I think you'd have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top", Vela had told Politico. Democrats need to gain 24 seats to win the majority. Ryan said they did not emerge with "any action items".

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Pelosi, for her part, addressed the controversy head on Thursday during a press conference in the Capitol, where she defended her leadership track record and practically taunted the critics calling for her removal.

A decade of Republican campaigning against Pelosi has made her the gift to Republicans that keeps on giving. The same CBS News polling this week that showed Trump's approval at a new low - 36 percent - showed congressional Democrats were even less popular - 30 percent. She can even argue, like she did on Thursday, that she was instrumental in getting the Democrats back into the House majority in 2006 after 12 years of Republican rule.

When pressed to give a name of who might fill that void, Rice said, "I look to a lot of my colleagues now".

"We don't agonize, we organize", she concluded.

The Democrats were hit by a massive blow to the party Tuesday when Democrat Jon Ossoff lost the Georgia special election to Karen Handel, despite tens of millions of donations and celebrity backing. Ossoff, he said, could have run much more forcefully against the House Republican health care bill, particularly its unpopular provisions that would undercut protections for those with pre-existing conditions.

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