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Trump kicks Nancy Pelosi when she’s down

If the Democrats do this, they will start winning elections.Ossoff captured considerable attention early in the race when he tried to make the election a referendum on Trump.Some Democrats have blamed Pelosi for the party’s loss in the Georgia special election on Tuesday.Trump wrote, referring to Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Republican Karen Handel will be the next member of Congress for the 6th district, not newcomer-turned-Democratic hero Jon Ossoff. Consider this: A third of Democrats in Congress come from just three states – California, Massachusetts and NY.Trump said the victory “was very big”, adding “I think I helped a lot”. We don’t have either one of those.”I don’t like moral victories, I like victories”, Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in the House Democratic leadership elections last fall, told reporters Wednesday morning. “That still moves the needle”, said Ryan. Elections, though, come down to choices, and when the choice was between a conservative Republican and a liberal Democrat as it was in November and is likely to be in four years, the voters again picked the former over the latter. We’ll be playing in all of them. “(Tom) Daschle was a target, Tip O’Neill was a target”, Pelosi said.Wednesday, Pelosi stressed that now was the time for Democrats to come together.Pelosi says she has no plans to step down, and Democrats haven’t found any viable replacements yet. Democrats have been chafing in the minority since they were thrust there in 2010 after risky votes in favor of President Barack Obama’s initiatives including the Affordable Care Act. President Reagan carried 49 states in the 1984 presidential race, but the GOP barely made a dent in the Democrats’ House majority.The Democrats ought to attack Trump instead by offering something positive like a proposal for a single-payer or Medicare-for-all healthcare system, either of which would be cost-effective and efficient and take away the dreaded “preexisting condition” threat. “If the [marginal swing from November] holds true in a year, we sweep the House”. “Nancy Pelosi is not the only reason that Ossoff lost”. Democratic Party divisions are on stark display after a disappointing spec.”Whether she’s a leader or not is up to the caucus to decide”, Moulton said. Keep raising the concern that something needs to change within the ranks of the party’s leadership. “Time to move forward and win again”, tweeted Joe Cunningham, a Democrat who is running against Rep. Mark Sanford in SC.But Democrats have the ability to recover quickly from this.”History is on our side”, she said, noting that presidents nearly always lose House seats in their first midterm election. So, while the larger Republican vote was split multiple ways, the smaller Democratic vote essentially all went to Ossoff, putting him in first place among all the candidates.Despite the districts long Republican ties, the fact remains the district was winnable for Democrats, with Trump having won the district by only one percent.Neera Tanden, the head of the progressive think tank Center for American Progress, tweeted that Democrats needed to hit back much harder.