Say It With Me: Democrats Want to Fix Obamacare

Bruno Cirelli
Giugno 29, 2017

On Thursday, after a highly touted Democrat lost a special election in Georgia, it finally began to dawn on Democrat congressmen that maybe, just maybe, Nancy Pelosi's continuing 15-year reign as Democratic House Leader was past its expiration date and should be cut short.

But they quickly did a 180 when the Georgia race, and a less publicized House contest in SC that the Republican won by 3 percent, turned into an easy 4-point win for Handel.

Handel, the Georgia Republican who beat Democrat Jon Ossoff by 4 points, was not a particularly good candidate.

But House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry, Texas Republican, said the Pentagon will need at least $640 billion - higher than Mrs.

The notion of GOP campaigns using Pelosi's unpopularity to motivate their base - and, as a result, thanking her for helping them win elections - is a tactic that has developed over a decade and half of her being in congressional leadership. A vote for Ossoff, they were supposed to believe, was a vote for the awful Pelosi and her contemptible San Francisco values.

Budget Committee Chairwoman Diane Black, Tennessee Republican, said she sees a path to writing a 2018 spending plan but added that it will take more time.

Grijalva, who co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus, said Democrats' strategy should be focused on attacking the Republican agenda in return, "not at creating our own little soap opera here". "If just throwing a picture of Nancy Pelosi up in an ad is enough to win an election, that's unfortunate".

Monday evening's swearing-in ceremony would return Republicans to full strength in the chamber at 241 seats after four special elections to replace lawmakers who left the House to join President Donald Trump's Cabinet.

Joe can be heard Tuesday's at 7:10 a.m. on KLIN radio with Jack Mitchell.

The Sanders people have reason to distrust the national party given its actions before the Democratic Convention and what they view as a slap down of U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison by the Clinton/Obama party operatives. "All they're doing is suggesting they're going to come and fight and resist, and I don't think that's what voters want", the Wisconsin Republican told the Washington Examiner.

Pelosi should stay: 41 percent. Pelosi is 77. Democratic House Whip Steny Hoyer from Maryland is 78, while assistant Democratic leader James Clyburn turns 77 next month.

Jon Ossoff's campaign for Georgia's 6 District is at once tantalizing and haunting for Democrats preparing for next year's midterms.

"I've always had a challenge in the caucus right from the start", said Pelosi. Then there is the fact that Pelosi - whether by design or helpful accident - is surrounded by a current crop of leaders that are just as old as she is.

The inarguable factor in his loss, said Ossoff, was the gush of Republican money that came in to help Handel.

On the generic ballot test in the most recent survey, voters were split, 42 percent to 40 percent, when asked if they would vote for the Democratic or Republican candidate for Congress.

Don't know or no opinion: 30 percent.

"I'm here, and we're hearing all these other people", Pelosi said. "I don't think that there's anything changed".

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