White House paints Handel win as Trump triumph

Posted June 23, 2017

And they've been winning a lot.

The hosts of "The View" on Wednesday had plenty to say about the Democrats' most recent election loss in Georgia - and Joy Behar even admitted the party's anti-Donald Trump platform doesn't appear to be working. The 4-point win in the most expensive congressional race in history was a blow to Democrats, who tried to wrest control of a suburban Atlanta district that Republicans have held since the 1970s.

The National Republican Congressional Committee ran ads charging Ossoff would "represent Nancy Pelosi". Republican groups spent millions on television ads linking Ossoff to Pelosi, portraying him as a captive of the party's liberal wing despite Ossoff's efforts to present a more moderate image. There Republican Ralph Norman easily prevailed over Democrat Archie Parnell for a seat formerly held by Republican Mick Mulvaney, now Trump's budget director.

"I think, in part, we try to slice the electorate up". Walk up the street and ask 10 people what the Democrats stand for, you'll get 10 different answers.

"One of the disappointing things from the last couple of days is that that approach still has a little bit of punch to it".

"The brand is just bad", the Congressman said on CNN Wednesday night. This should be seen as good news for the Republican ticket in Virginia.

Ryan said Democrats need to get "our act together" and stop focusing entirely on Russian Federation because people are more concerned about the "real bread and butter" issues.

However, Whoopi Goldberg disagreed and said she doesn't even consider the Democrats' loss to Republicans in Georgia an actual "loss".

"I know it's easy to feel disappointed and defeated", Lujan said in a video message to Democrats.

"We put a lot of resources, a lot of fight, and close is only good in horseshoes", said Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J.

Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas told Politico that Pelosi will continue to be an albatross for Democrats if she remains. Years later, it was Pelosi, Obama and then-top Senate Democrat Harry Reid. His 2015-16 giving was well behind Pelosi past year, at $592,500. Pelosi has become a favorite target of Republicans because of her leadership role, which began in 2007 when she was elected the first female House Speaker.

But Democrats did this to themselves.

(2) Seth Moulton, a congressman from MA and former Iraq war veteran, who tweeted that the loss should be a "wake up call" for Democrats.

But others, including Moulton, said momentum is not enough.

"But this is something we certainly have to discuss, because it's clear that I think across the board in the Democratic Party, we need new leadership".

Joe Cunningham, a Democrat who wants to challenge Republican Rep. Mark Sanford in SC next fall, announced his break with the longtime party leader.

"I'm a master legislator, I am a strategic, politically astute leader, my leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do, which is essential to our election, sad to say", Pelosi said at the press conference. "Time to move forward and win again", tweeted Joe Cunningham, a Democrat who is running against Rep. Mark Sanford in SC.

RYAN: There's a reason why the Republicans are still using it. And running simply on an anti-Trump message - like Clinton tried and failed past year - wouldn't work for Democrats in 2018 either, no matter how mired in scandal and controversy over Russian Federation the White House may be.

Co-host Sunny Hostin argued the election wasn't an indictment on President Donald Trump or Democrats, saying how residents voted "made sense". Thus did Democrats sharply cut the Republicans' 2016 margins in Kansas and Montana districts earlier this year. But their reluctance left Ossoff running on a milquetoast message, allowing Republicans to drive the narrative that he would be a Pelosi lackey on Capitol Hill.