Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: ‘Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump’


    Are the DEM calling in crisis management or are they gonna just cry foul until Nov 2018? For the amount of time they have been losing seats in all areas of demographic the DEM needs to seat back, re-read their 2016 autopsy, burn it and start fresh. Your Party is defined by “Botox” Nancy Pelosi, Elijah Cumming, Al Franken and Bernie Sanders. Toss the celebrity appeals. Toss the old playbook. Start throwing true bones to people to want to listen too you and not the constant complaining – PB/TK

    Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: ‘Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump’  – By Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin / June 21 2017

    Democrats seethed, second-guessed and sought to regroup on Wednesday after a disappointing special election defeat in Georgia, with the party’s campaign chief in the House of Representatives outlining alternative paths to taking power, and some lawmakers questioning anew the leadership and political strategy of Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic minority leader.

    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 Trump. Their candidate, Jon Ossoff, raised about $25 million, largely in small donations, and assertively courted right-of-center voters with promises of economic development and fiscal restraint.

    But as the returns came in and Mr. Ossoff remained stubbornly behind Karen Handel, a veteran local officeholder, Democratic frustrations burst into full view. Lawmakers and strategists fretted about the party’s inchoate message, and some called the race a sign that Democrats should not bet too heavily on converting red-tinged suburbs to win a majority in the House.

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