'The View' Hosts Do Not Handle Democrats' Latest Election Loss Very Well

Erika Turner
June 23, 2017

"That would be very bad for the Republican Party - and please let Cryin' (Senate Minority Leader) Chuck (Schumer) stay!" "He's just not one of us", one Republican ad concluded.

For GOP consultants, the tie-every-Democrat-to-Pelosi is a tried-and-true strategy that's been working for more than six years.

Ryan told NPR on Wednesday that the ads that Republican groups ran harnessing Pelosi's unpopularity with their GOP base voters were clearly effective.

Despite spending more than US$30 million, Mr Ossoff lost the district by a wider margin than Democrat Hillary Clinton in the presidential election. That seat was formerly held by Republican Mick Mulvaney, who is now Trump's director of the Office of Management and Budget. A super PAC backed by Ryan spent $7 million alone; the national GOP's House campaign arm added $4.5 million.

"What happened on that ballfield was a awful tragedy and we need to all continue to lift up Steve and the others who were injured that day", Handel said. Walk up the street and ask 10 people what the Democrats stand for, you'll get 10 different answers. This should be seen as good news for the Republican ticket in Virginia.

Next year elections for these congressional seats will be held again, and during that time we will continue to build support for Democratic candidates there and elsewhere.

"Obamacare is a disaster", the President said.

She also noted last week's shooting of Republican Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and said politics has become too embittered.

Democrats can console themselves by pointing out that Price won his last election by 23 percentage points.

Pelosi's most logical challenger would be Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., 55, the House Democratic Caucus chairman. But the Pelosi attacks on the House side have been consistent for years.

Others on the social media platform defended Pelosi saying that it's hard to find an adequate replacement and that this is another example of a strong woman being blamed for something that wasn't her fault.

That non-answer didn't work - so some Democrats on Wednesday were going further in distancing themselves from the former speaker.

Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass, echoed that sentiment on CNN.

Said Rep. Ed Perlmutter of Colorado: "Closing the gap is great, but it's not good enough, and we have to do better".

By fiercely contesting a congressional race in the conservative Atlanta suburbs, Democrats had hoped to make an emphatic statement about the weakness of the Republican Party under President Donald Trump.

Joe Cunningham, a Democrat who wants to challenge Republican Rep. Mark Sanford in SC next fall, announced his break with the longtime party leader.

What's more, there is already renewed pressure for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to step aside.

Pelosi allies have pushed back at the blame game, and pointed to the improvement Democrats had in other special elections in Kansas, Montana and SC as evidence that their efforts to harness the resistance against Trump was working.

RYAN: There's a reason why the Republicans are still using it.

Back in Iowa for the first time since the November elections, President Donald Trump used a campaign rally in the Hawkeye State to reaffirm his vow to supporters that he will pursue a battery of plans to force change in the federal government and Washington, D.C., as Mr. Trump said his early successes are driving his critics "crazy". Republican Karen Handel defeated Ossoff by almost four percentage points, more than twice Trump's November margin.

The president had inserted himself into the race in recent weeks, making a last-minute pitch to voters on Twitter Tuesday while casting Ossoff as a "super Liberal Democrat" who "doesn't even live in the district".

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