Ossoff's loss blamed in part on Pelosi

Amelia

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/powe...0e7086-559b-11e7-b38e-35fd8e0c288f_story.html

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Moreover, Ossoff’s loss raises real concerns about the continued potency of Republican attacks against Democrats by tying them to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). The anti-Ossoff campaign seemed to veer from issue to issue given the week, but the one constant thread over the last four months has been linking him to Pelosi.

According to one Republican involved in the effort, the Democratic leader had a name identification of 98 percent among voters in the Georgia district, and her disapproval ratings were 35 percentage points higher than her approval numbers.

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What good is there to be had with Pelosi's continuing presence as Democratic minority leader?

For the health of the nation and of her party, she could have graciously stepped aside to let young leadership take root. But no, she had to hang on to the mantle of leadership in spite of being at the helm for a cascade of embarrassing party losses. So now she continues to be a drag on the Democratic brand.
 
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Ian Jeffrey

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What good is there to be had with Pelosi's continuing presence as Democratic minority leader?
None. She should have stepped aside years ago.

For the health of the nation and of her party, she could have graciously stepped aside to let young leadership take root. But no, she had to hang on to the mantle of leadership in spite of being at the helm for a cascade of embarrassing party losses. So now she continues to be a drag on the Democratic brand.
Agreed.
 
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The liberals defended her tooth and nail though.

They were and are afraid to admit what a train wreck she is.

Personally I hope she stays in there forever.

:)
 
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Amelia

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so Nancy Pelosi should step aside because Republican's in a Republican district don't like her?

The Democratic hope is that enough people will hate Trump that they, the Democrats, will be able to beat the odds and win the Senate in spite of having to defend 25 seats or win the House in spite of a very red map and gerrymandering.

But it's going to be hard for them to flip those seats if they keep choosing leaders who are as hated as Trump is. That neutralizes the impact of Trump's unpopularity.

Also, just as important, it's going to be an uphill climb for them if they don't strengthen their bench by giving opportunities to a new generation of leaders.
 
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The Democratic hope is that enough people will hate Trump that they, the Democrats, will be able to beat the odds and win the Senate in spite of having to defend 25 seats or win the House in spite of a very red map and gerrymandering.

But it's going to be hard for them to flip those seats if they keep choosing leaders who are as hated as Trump is. That neutralizes the impact of Trump's unpopularity.

Also, just as important, it's going to be an uphill climb for them if they don't strengthen their bench by giving opportunities to a new generation of leaders.
 
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The Democratic hope is that enough people will hate Trump that they, the Democrats, will be able to beat the odds and win the Senate in spite of having to defend 25 seats or win the House in spite of a very red map and gerrymandering.

But it's going to be hard for them to flip those seats if they keep choosing leaders who are as hated as Trump is. That neutralizes the impact of Trump's unpopularity.

Also, just as important, it's going to be an uphill climb for them if they don't strengthen their bench by giving opportunities to a new generation of leaders.
Starting to figure out who the Democratic Party is are we?
 
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The Democratic hope is that enough people will hate Trump that they, the Democrats, will be able to beat the odds and win the Senate in spite of having to defend 25 seats or win the House in spite of a very red map and gerrymandering.

But it's going to be hard for them to flip those seats if they keep choosing leaders who are as hated as Trump is. That neutralizes the impact of Trump's unpopularity.

Also, just as important, it's going to be an uphill climb for them if they don't strengthen their bench by giving opportunities to a new generation of leaders.


Neither one of the candidates in this race ran on national politics. They both avoided mentioning Trump. Your own articles says that voters made their choices based on the two candidates running. Not national politics. Just because some self-serving Republican , in a Republican district, think Pelosi is responsible for Ossoff losing doesn't make it so.
 
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