The Democratic mantra this year has been "resist", a call to the barricades that energizes their base but apparently does nothing to attract more people to the cause.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional leadership continue to take a glass-half-full mentality.
In December, Pelosi stated that she doesn't think Democratic voters actually want a new direction, but now even Democratic lawmakers are starting to disagree with her.
Democrats are despondent over Tuesday's loss in the special election for Georgia's sixth congressional district seat. Rather, Trump said, "That would be very bad for the Republican Party" if Pelosi were forced out.
Pelosi, for her part, addressed the controversy head on Thursday during a press conference in the Capitol, where she defended her leadership track record and practically taunted the critics calling for her removal. Second-in-command Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., is 78, and number three Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., is 76.
Rep. Tim Ryan (R-OH), who challenged Pelosi for the leadership previous year, said on CNN: "The brand is just bad". Tim Ryan said, "You know what?" We have to address that reality'. She indicated Thursday that those members who play within the system are the ones she expects to one day lead the party, not the representatives complaining about her leadership.
But it's her fundraising skills that are regarded as a key political asset.
The former mayor of New York City pointed out Hillary Clinton's campaign poor slogan.
Now that the excitement of post-election protests, special election campaigns and university semesters are in the rearview mirror, millennials should refocus their energy on bringing people into the political process and conversation.
"Ossoff's problem is that he didn't win the first round", Brian Fallon, senior adviser to Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC, said in an interview. She retains a devoted core of fiercely loyal supporters. Pelosi questioned, according to the Hill. Losses by Republicans in any of those races would likely have hastened the retirement of incumbents in competitive districts and would have emboldened strong potential Democratic candidates to jump in.
"Obviously people are very concerned about where we are and they want to have a conversation about where we need to be", Rep. Tim Ryan of OH told reporters about why the group got together.
But after what happened on Tuesday night in special congressional elections in Georgia and SC, I'm beginning to think the Democrats are never going to get exhausted of losing. Pelosi's PAC gave $496,000.
Everybody uses special elections to ratify whatever they thought before a single vote was counted.
Pelosi's potential successors have included former Rep. Rahm Emanuel - but he left the House to become Obama's chief of staff and later to run for mayor of Chicago.
"Whether she's a leader or not is up to the caucus to decide", Moulton said. "But her time has come and gone". "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". "So, we are paving a way for a new generation of leadership". They also lost in Manhattan, Hollywood and Marin County, Calif., where all the donor money they blew on Ossoff came from.
But Pelosi's camp signaled she is taking the grumbling seriously.
"It's a tactic. And it's self-evident", Pelosi said.
"I think in this instance it had a motivating effect for our voters on the turnout front", Rogers said Wednesday.style="text-align: center;"