Pelosi Claims Republicans Attacking Her Are Really Attacking San Francisco

Caroline Beck
June 25, 2017

And after she predicted incorrectly that Democrats were poised to take back the House previous year, some of Pelosi's colleagues feel that this time around, she needs to deliver. "At some point, the coach has got to go, right?" said Rep.

The main argument against Pelosi from her Democratic detractors is that more than 30 years in Washington and hundreds of millions of dollars in attack ads against her have taken their toll when it comes to public opinion.

Just hours prior, New York Democratic Rep. Kathleen Rice told CNN that the party was in need of a change. That a win in Georgia was going to be a huge referendum on what they perceive as unhappiness with the GOP party and our president blanketing the American landscape.

Fueling their fears is Democrat Jon Ossoff's loss in a hotly contested House race in the northern Atlanta suburbs. Former Clinton campaign spokeswoman Karen Finney was among those tweeting out supportive messages of Pelosi - although it wasn't clear how many were inspired by the tweets sent around from the California Democrat's office. "I'm always open for a conversation", he said. "The longer this race was in the national spotlight, the more money it drew from the Republicans, and the more they were able to consolidate their base".

In the Georgia election, Republicans used a tactic they've been using for years, setting up the liberal Pelosi as a villain who needs to be stopped. But, Congressman Tim Ryan was far more successful than that when he challenged Pelosi last November, winning 63 votes.

"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.

My impression is that none of the Democrats (except maybe Archie Parnell in South Carolina's 5th District) had the political skills and local appeal that enabled so many Democrats to win Republican-leaning seats in the 1970s and hold them in the 1980s.

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"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. The idea that a significant portion of the GOP is watching CNN's hour-by-hour coverage of the so-called Russian Federation scandal and eagerly awaiting the opportunity to send a message to Trump about how Michael Flynn should've been more careful about disclosing his lobbying work is otherworldly. The Republicans have "young guns and this new group of new faces, which people like to see in politics", he said, a group within which the 43-year old from Youngstown, Ohio might fit himself, were he not a Democrat.

The longtime politician's sentiments came just before Trump spoke of her in an interview with "Fox & Friends" which aired on Friday.

"We as Democrats have to come to terms with the fact that we lost again", said Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass. "So, we are paving a way for a new generation of leadership".

Vela told Francis that he was trying to point out what was needed for the Democrats to win the 2018 elections.

Pelosi can tout her experience as a key mover and shaker during the passage of Obamacare in 2010.

"I'm very proud to represent San Francisco in the Congress", affirmed Pelosi. "I mean, does anybody in this room think that we're going to be discussing a single-payer?" "I'm here to serve the caucus", he said.

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