Democrats secretly met to plan the ouster of top party leader

Mr. Ossoff deserves credit for stepping up and running for a House seat in a rock-ribbed Republican district.Trump himself weighed in over Twitter Thursday morning with digs at Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY. “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. two days ago as we did a year ago”, Rice added. They also lost in Manhattan, Hollywood and Marin County, Calif., where all the donor money they blew on Ossoff came from.There’s a contrast between the special election in Georgia’s 6th District and the three other special elections in districts with far lower percentages of college graduates (23 to 31 percent) – Kansas’s 4th District, Montana’s at-large district and South Carolina’s 5th District. Pelosi claimed that “if you’re a Republican this is not good news for you”. But most voters knew better.A fine line separates turning lemons into lemonade and relabeling vats of urine “lemonade”.Pelosi, speaking to reporters on Thursday, said she’s confident she has the support in her caucus.Her caucus does not uniformly imbibe her off-putting elixir.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 Democratic caucus for almost 15 years from minority to majority and back, raised tens of millions of dollars and has had multiple legislative successes.”This is not anything personal between me and Nancy Pelosi”, insisted Rice”.By now Pelosi should have been pulled down from her perch as the Democrat’s minority speaker of the House and replaced with someone who understands the political implications of Trump’s win and how to deal with it. It also did not help that the Democratic candidate ran an overly careful campaign and did not actually live in the district. Still, it’s wrong to put all the blame on Ms. Pelosi. “People are now coming out of the woodwork, and not being shy about their political beliefs”.Democrats once understood that parochial figures did not belong in national offices. “Do you think this is a message to the Democratic Party, nearly like the Hillary-Bernie Sanders divide, that they’re going in the wrong direction?” In her comments, Pelosi was keen to underline that in 2006, she secured a Democratic majority in the House for the first time in over a decade. Ryan unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for party leader back in November. They believed the Georgia district, more than any other, represents the formula they need to do that.On “The Five” tonight, Jesse Watters said Pelosi fundamentally doesn’t understand America or Americans. Her father and brother made their marks as mayors of Baltimore, and her well-liked brother-in-law, Ron Pelosi, whose nephew Gavin Newsom serves as lieutenant governor of California, won a seat on the San Francisco board of supervisors in the sixties and seventies. But his Republican opponent, Karen Handel, as well as a GOP-aligned super PAC and the House Republicans’ campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee, spent millions on television ads and mailers latching Ossoff to Pelosi.The minority leader won’t go down without a fight.Increasingly, Democrats concerned about Pelosi’s status as a bogeyman on the right – which Republicans have effectively used to motivate their base voters – are warning that unless Pelosi is ousted, she could cost the party its shot at winning control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections.