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  • Some House Democrats mull over how to oust Pelosi as leader

    06/24/2017 6:09:35 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 06/24/2017 | Kevin Freking
    A dozen or so House Democrats want Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to go after a dispiriting loss in a House election in Georgia. They just don't know how to make it happen. "We can't keep losing races and keep the same leadership in place. You have a baseball team that keeps losing year after year. At some point, the coach has got to go, right?" said Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., on Friday. The frustrated Democrats met in Rice's office a day earlier to discuss their options as they face long odds of knocking out the woman who has led the...
  • Pelosi confronts Dem backlash from the young and the restless (overdone Nanzi?)

    06/24/2017 4:52:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/23/17
    Nancy Pelosi’s problem inside the Democratic caucus isn’t going away – as a new generation of lawmakers starts to openly question her leadership in the wake of consecutive special election losses. The long-reigning House Democratic leader remained defiant at a press conference Thursday, saying she thrives on “competition” and touting her skills as a “master legislator” and “politically astute leader.” But inside the rank-and-file, members are getting restless and the call for Pelosi to depart is louder than ever.
  • Begala: 'Dump Pelosi' plays right into GOP's hands

    06/24/2017 1:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | June 23, 2017 | Paul Begala
    Democrats lost a special election for a congressional seat they have not held in decades, so some are calling for the head of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Huh? Dumping Pelosi, who has devoted her professional life to Democratic values, would be like throwing the captain of your ship overboard when the sharks are circling. It only draws more sharks, but leaves you leaderless. The "Dump Pelosi" movement shines a light on some of the unloveliest instincts of some Democrats: self-loathing, scapegoating and a desire for quick fixes, rather than hard work. Sure, Pelosi is unpopular, but compared to what?...

    06/24/2017 3:56:32 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 46 replies
    Current Affairs ^ | 6/22/17 | Nathan J. Robinson
    As far as I know, Rodney Stooksbury is an actual living human being. I have even spoken with someone who has spoken with someone who swears he exists. Certain people, however, are convinced that Rodney Stooksbury does not exist. This is because, even though Rodney Stooksbury was the 2016 Democratic congressional candidate in Georgia’s 6th District, nobody could ever actually seem to find a photograph of the guy. Or a campaign website. Or any campaign material. Or anyone who has actually met Rodney Stooksbury. News outlets tried to track down Stooksbury, to no avail. According to one investigation, “when reporters...
  • Pelosi defends herself against Democrats wanting new leadership: 'I am a master legislator'

    06/24/2017 12:17:43 AM PDT · by know.your.why · 35 replies
    I she NutZ?
  • Nancy Pelosi doesn’t think the Democratic party needs a change: ‘We have the arena now’

    06/23/2017 11:15:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Minority leader Nancy Pelosi thinks the Democratic Party is doing just fine despite her fellow Democrats thinking it's time for her to get the ax. The California Democrat told reporters at LOGO's Trailblazer award ceremony on Thursday night that she doesn't believe the party is in need of any radical change while half of the party remained angry and divided for throwing millions towards a Georgia House race that was met with a tragic loss. "We have the arena now, people are ready to listen and we'll have our message about the economy, but we will not walk away from...

    06/23/2017 10:43:58 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 19 replies
  • 'It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans' if Nancy Pelosi steps down, Trump says

    06/23/2017 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 25 replies ^ | 6/23/2017 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    It would be sad for Republicans if Nancy Pelosi steps down Berkeley Lovelace Jr. 2 minutes President Donald Trump said he hopes House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi does not step down from her post. In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that aired on Friday, Trump said he would like Pelosi to stay right where she is because she has an "extraordinary record against her." "It would be a very, very sad day for Republicans if she steps down. I would be very disappointed if she did," Trump said. The comment came after some Democrats on Thursday called for Pelosi...
  • 12 Democrats Meet To Plot Ousting Of Pelosi: Report

    06/23/2017 5:38:45 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 44 replies
    Democrats upset with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi after the party's loss in this week's special elections met privately Thursday to plot a way to oust her. According to Politico, a dozen Democrats attended the meeting, out of 20 members invited. "There are many more people today, even from November, who are much more vocal, who have approached us and said, ‘I'm done. We need to move forward and we need to get a new leadership team in place,'" Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., told Politico. Among the Democrats who attended the meeting, Politico reported, were Rice, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman...
  • The Perils of Pelosi

    06/23/2017 4:30:23 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 29 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 6.23.2017 | David Blackmon
    Oh, noes! Not Nancy! – San Fran Nan, defending herself from a rising movement to replace her as House Minority Leader in the wake of Tuesday’s humiliating loss in Georgia’s HD 6, held a bumbling, stumbling, mumbling press conference on Thursday. During the presser, she repeated herself constantly, flailed about for words, and finally blurted out the following: “I always, always, always quote Martin Luther King in so many ways. But in this score, he said, Dr. Mar— he said, the ballot, the ballot, the ballot, legislation, legislation, legislation, your life, your life, your life.” Trouble, Dr. King never said...
  • Democrats’ real problem is that Nancy Pelosi is their true face

    06/22/2017 10:01:14 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Furious at their loss in yet another Trump-era special election, Democrats are calling for the head of . . . House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. It’s understandable: Republican ads in Georgia painted the Democrat, Jon Ossoff, as sure to be a Pelosi pawn — a charge that has scored for the GOP in race after race over the last decade. New York’s own Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-Nassau) is far from alone in saying, “It’s time for Nancy Pelosi to go, and the entire leadership team.” And Rice backed Pelosi in last year’s leadership fight. The challenger, Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), is even...
  • Pelosi Strikes Back: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'

    06/22/2017 3:33:24 PM PDT · by Hadean · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 06/22/2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    WASHINGTON — Pushing back on criticism from fellow party members after the Democratic loss in a Georgia special election this week, Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she's "worth the trouble" as Democrats' leader in the House. "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 almost every ad attacking Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia congressional race which he lost Tuesday. "I think I'm worth the trouble, quite frankly," she concluded. "I love the fray." Democratic critics say it's time to change...
  • Pelosi Strikes Back: ‘I Think I’m Worth the Trouble’

    06/22/2017 12:39:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 49 replies ^ | 6/22/17 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    WASHINGTON — Pushing back on criticism from fellow party members after the Democratic loss in a Georgia special election this week, Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she’s “worth the trouble” as Democrats’ leader in the House. “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 almost every ad attacking Democrat Jon Ossoff in the Georgia congressional race which he lost Tuesday. “I think I’m worth the trouble, quite frankly,” she concluded. “I love the fray.”
  • House Democrats Call For Pelosi To Step Down as Minority Leader

    06/22/2017 9:44:17 AM PDT · by drewh · 64 replies
    UPI News Wire ^ | June 22, 2017 at 7:42 AM | By Ray Downs |
    Democrats are calling for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step down from her leadership role after a bruising -- and expensive -- House race loss in Georgia's 6th District. The Democratic Party boosted 30-year-old political newcomer Jon Ossoff with a campaign war chest of more than $40 million and a team of Democratic strategists to take on Republican Karen Handel in the suburban Atlanta district. Some Democrats believed that Ossoff could pull off a victory in a district that has been solidly red since 1979 due to resentment against President Donald Trump and the seat's open status after the...
  • Pelosi: I Am a ‘Target’ Because I Am a ‘Master Legislator,’ ‘Politically Astute Leader’

    06/22/2017 11:15:01 AM PDT · by johnk · 109 replies ^ | 22 Jun 2017 | by PAM KEY
    Thursday when asked about criticisms that her leadership contributed to the recent special election losses for the Democratic Party, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she was a “target” because she is “a master legislator.” Pelosi said, “We believe there’s a real opportunity. Now, it’s not a slam dunk. History is on our side, but it takes strategic, unified and disciplined — to have harmony. It doesn’t mean we have anonymity, but we have unity when it comes to that fight. Should I sing my praises? Well, I am a master legislator. I am a strategic politically astute...
  • Pelosi's party begins to turn on her after defeats, stagnation

    06/22/2017 7:54:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Cody Desperina
    Democrat Jon Ossoff finished behind Republican Karen Handel in Georgia’s special House election on Tuesday night, but the real loser could turn out to be House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. While Pelosi is in no immediate danger of losing her House perch, she’s increasingly becoming the face of a period of Democratic stagnation that’s seen a once-mighty majority systematically deteriorate during her tenure. “I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Tex., bluntly told Politico. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost,...
  • Will Nancy Pelosi Be The Next Casualty Of The Dems' Virulent Anti-Trump Fever?

    06/22/2017 4:38:56 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 6/21/2017 | Staff
    Elections: It has been amusing to watch Democrats twist themselves into pretzels trying to explain away their loss in the special election in Georgia, after spending months promising it would be a referendum on President Trump. Will the party learn anything from this costly mistake? Democrats convinced themselves that neophyte politician Jon Ossoff had a chance to win in Georgia's 6th District, which would have seriously hampered Trump's agenda, and so they dumped an unbelievable amount of money into the race — nearly enough to buy every Ossoff voter an Apple Watch. But instead of proving how unpopular Trump is,...
  • Nancy Pelosi Faces Heat From Democrats After Georgia Loss

    06/22/2017 12:47:08 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 45 replies
    www.nbcnews ^ | Jun 21 2017 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    As Democrats point fingers in the wake of Jon Ossoff's loss in a Georgia special election on Tuesday, some of them are aimed at Nancy Pelosi, the party’s longtime House leader, who appeared in almost every GOP attack ad broadcast in the most expensive House race in history.
  • Democratic House Candidate: I'm Not Voting for Pelosi

    06/21/2017 6:01:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 73 replies ^ | June 21, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is losing support left and...left.More Democrats are beginning to distance themselves from the House leader as the party continues to lose winnable elections, like Tuesday night's special election in Georgia. Despite outspending his opponent Karen Handel, Democrat Jon Ossoff suffered defeat - making it 4-0 for Republicans in special election races since Donald Trump became president.South Carolina Democratic House candidate Joe Cunningham, who is running to unseat Rep. Mark Sanford (R), has had enough. Change, he says, needs to come at the top. The Democratic Party needs new leadership now. If elected, I will not...
  • The Democrats’ persistent Pelosi problem

    06/21/2017 1:26:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 21, 2017 | By Aaron Blake
    Politico has a pretty stunning quote about House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from a fellow House Democrat, following Tuesday's big Georgia special-election loss: “I think you’d have to be an idiot to think we could win the House with Pelosi at the top,” said Rep. Filemon Vela (D-Texas), who supported Pelosi in her last leadership race. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost. But she certainly is one of the reasons.” Yikes. That's a brand of criticism you don't even generally see from any fellow Democrats — much less ones who voted for Pelosi for leader....