Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, said in an email, "In another survey this week, Leader Pelosi fared better among her party than Speaker Ryan did by five points". The Georgia seat went only narrowly for Trump previous year, even though it strongly backed Tom Price, who resigned to become secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
"Democrats are saying it's time for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go, arguing that losses in this year's special congressional elections show that their party needs new, younger leadership", the article accompanying the poll results states. "The millionaire-packed Democratic National Committee leadership-the lobbyists, the elected officials and the well-heeled donors-would have to be tossed out entirely, and replaced by genuine progressives, labor activists, environmentalists, representatives of various minority groups and (gasp!) socialists". "But with Donald Trump in the White House, with a Republican majority in both houses, no way".
The drastic losses suffered by House Democrats in the 2010 and 2014 elections had the seemingly contradictory effect of helping Pelosi. Why?
Gerald Ford said that in 1974 after Richard Nixon resigned the presidency during the Watergate scandal, but the comment could also apply to the recently concluded special election in the 6th Congressional District.
Which brings me to my last point, which connects with the argument I make repeatedly about the need for the Democrats to stop forfeiting battles and go straight at the Republicans for what they do. So, both the Democrats and the Republicans end up claiming this is a repeal of Obamacare when it's not. And if Hillary Clinton paid too little attention to the working class in between picking up checks from Goldman Sachs, that was hardly Nancy Pelosi's fault. "It really did matter to people that they would have a congressman that was part of this district". "Our ads in Georgia were meant to make sure our voters got out and voted and they did".
Handel, who finally found a political race she could win, was a familiar name to the district's voters and a safe choice who could consolidate the support that had gone to the other Republican candidates in the initial round of voting on April 18.
Of course, the House's budget numbers are unlikely to be agreed to in the Senate, where Democrats who object to the lower domestic spending topline can filibuster spending bills. Now, nearly all are gone or significantly weakened. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is badly damaged after a stint as the chair of the Democratic National Committee.
"One thing I learned in the marines is you're responsible for everything you do or fail to do, your platoon does or fails to do", added Moulton, according to the Guardian. Then there is the fact that Pelosi - whether by design or helpful accident - is surrounded by a current crop of leaders that are just as old as she is.
House Democrats can't do it alone.
Bookmark this piece. Every time you hear chatter about a "serious" effort to oust Pelosi, pull it up. "The CEO out. The coach would be out and there would be a new strategy put in place", Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) said. She represents a district in NY.