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President Trump Admits He's Not Making it Easy to Get Democrats' Support

President Trump Admits He's Not Making it Easy to Get Democrats' Support”

Democratic Party divisions were on glaring display Wednesday as a special election loss in a wildly expensive Georgia House race left bitter lawmakers turning their anger on their own leaders.

"I sat in a meeting the other day, and I listened to a rationale as to how we should be happy as a caucus because we didn't lose as badly this past two days ago as we did a year ago", Rice said.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) brushed off concerns raised by some in the House Democratic Caucus that she is dragging them down in competitive races, saying her legislative and fundraising prowess make up for any downsides to being seen with her.

Hoyer said about the 2018 midterms, "I think we can win back the House, I really believe that".

"I think healthcare's gonna happen", he said, despite the attempts of "obstructionist" Democrats.

That last comment was in reference to the win on Tuesday night by former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel, a Republican, over Democrat Jon Ossoff in a special congressional election in Georgia - a disappointing setback for Democrats who had hoped for their first big electoral win of the Trump era.

Democrats lost the Georgia congressional election for lots of reasons - rookie candidate Ossoff was robotic on the stump, the district has always been red - but Donald Trump barely won it last November and the Dems pumped in $23 million to make it a referendum on his disastrous reign.

And we need to make sure that we have that message that's going to grow the economy and get people back to work. "I think our leadership owes us an explanation for what's gone on in these four elections, but also a plan for moving forward".

Manchin, however, has said he supports attempts to find common ground on repairing Obamacare.

Rep. Tim Ryan of OH, who has been a vocal critic of his party's overarching political strategy, said Democrats needed to recognize that they were "toxic" in huge parts of the country. "Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost". A Handel ad portrayed Ossoff - who ran on a decidedly moderate message - as a San Francisco-style liberal aligned with "Nancy Pelosi and outsiders who just don't share our priorities".

Democrats say Jon Ossoff's 48 percent showing in a Republican stronghold is proof that they're actually making progress toward making Georgia a genuine battleground. After that win and the win in South Carolina, Trump said his party is "5 and 0" when it comes to special elections.

"What happened on that ballfield was a bad tragedy and we need to all continue to lift up Steve and the others who were injured that day", Handel said.

"I don't think it proves anything about next year", he said.

For eight years living in the traditionally conservative area, Cox kept her mouth shut about politics until she was certain of her neighbors' leanings. In the end they were "demoralized" by another loss "and left to wonder if the intense anti-Trump passion visible in protests, marches, money and new volunteers isn't just some theatrical, symbolic, abstract thing", according to The New York Times.

Early in the speech, held at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Trump congratulated Karen Handel and Ralph Norman for winning special elections on Tuesday night. I have enormous respect for Nancy Pelosi, enormous respect, but I want to win.

"Their national narrative is so full of Trump, the Russians, impeachment, and that's not what's on voters' minds", he said. "You know they're still trying to figure where all those voters came from", he said of Democrats.

None of that suggests that Pelosi faces an immediate challenge to her leadership.

"It works only 100 percent of the time", said Todd, the GOP ad-maker.



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