"We can't keep losing races and keep the same leadership in place".
Ah, it's not whether you win or lose that counts.
"We as Democrats have to come to terms with the fact that we lost again", said Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass. On abortion, where public opinion has been stable, Democrats have ditched their old attempts at moderation, undercutting the gains that secularization and the liberal turn on other culture-war issues should have naturally delivered them.
What The New York Times called "a demoralizing special-election defeat", deepened a wide divide within the Democratic Party between those who are wary of trying to sell an undisguised left-wing agenda, and those who know better.
It's about all they can do.
That did not stop Trump from weighing in on Twitter, urging voters to support Handel before the election and celebrating her victory afterward.
Kathleen Rice, one of a small group who has gone public with the message that Pelosi should go, hosted a dozen Democrats in her office Thursday for an hour-long strategy session. "I am a master legislator".
- Millions of dollars were pumped into the 6th District race in Georgia by both parties.
Republican Karen Handel, a former state official, beat Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff by 3.8 points in the wealthy, educated suburbs of Georgia's 6th district. "I would be very disappointed if she did", Trump said. Rice said. "No. That's not fair". No, that's not fair, nor is it accurate. "They're winning. So we have to address that reality".
The Georgia race was seen by many as an early referendum on Trump.
President Donald Trump's much-prophesied destruction of the Republican Party has yet to come to pass and, for now at least, appears to be mainly wishful thinking on the part of progressives.
"If we set aside the cynics and the critics, we have a chance...to do extraordinary things for our country in the years ahead", Trump said, without explaining what he meant by "set aside".
Trump seems to enjoy the focus on Pelosi, taking another jab today after tweeting about her the day before. We don't have either one of those. That drew criticism of Pelosi from fellow Democrats. The GOP's candidate, Karen Handel, was considered weak and an easy target for the heavily financed Democrats, whose ample war chest poured in from donors on the left coast, California, and other liberal bastions.
"This is not anything personal between me and Nancy Pelosi". That's why Nancy Pelosi and her allies are pouring millions into his campaign.
While Rice acknowledged the credit Pelosi has been given by her colleagues for being a great fundraiser, Rice noted that the money hasn't helped Democrats win elections.style="text-align: center;"