“Angry Democrats in Blame Game After Georgia Defeat” -NBC News

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Summary: ” “This is about much more than one race: the national environment, unprecedented grassroots energy, and impressive Democratic candidates stepping up to run deep into the battlefield leave no doubt that Democrats shall be able to take back the House next fall.” The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee quickly sought to move past the Georgia debacle by distributing a memo to staff and Democratic lawmakers officially declaring —, for the first of all time — that Chairman Rep. “We’ve been hyper-confused, for the past five years,” he said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” Ossoff presented himself as squeaky clean alternative choice with uncontroversial future plans care for cutting government spending. We could might possibly sit here on Twitter and argue about why Ossoff lost, or we could fight care for hell to defeat Trumpcare and then reconvene and discuss But Anna Galland, the executive director of MoveOn.org, said the Georgia race shows “Democrats won’t win back power merely by serving as an alternative choice to Trump and Republicans.” “In the closing weeks of the race, Ossoff and the [Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee] missed an opportunity to make Republicans’ attack on health care the key issue and instead attempted to portray Ossoff as a centrist, focusing on cutting spending and coming out in opposition to Medicare, for All,” she said. And when Democrats don’t run on bold economic ideas, Khanna added, “These elections will final end up being about what party people are from, or more trivial issues care for that.” Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) believes “the House is in play.” And foregoing Obama White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer warned Democrats to avoid, yet an additional round of self-flagellating recriminations. On her path to victory, Republican Karen Handel came back to the GOP playbook of tying Democratic candidates in purple-to-red districts to the party’s liberal wing and especially to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. After going all in, and coming up short in Georgia’s special election Tuesday, Democratic lawmakers and political operatives are venting their frustration at losing every competitive special congressional election, accordingly far this year. pic.twitter.com/iokFp9cyEr But Stacey Abrams, the minority leader of the Georgia House, and a 2018 gubernatorial candidate, said Democrats need to take a breath and focus on the long game. “We understand that we’ve to make incremental progress, that we don’t win in one fell swoop.” RELATED: Five Lessons From the Georgia Special Election Democrats also have an “authenticity” problem, he said, noting, “I think that there are a lot of people who look at the Democratic party, and aren’t sure that we aren’t also captive by special interest — and that’s not true.” Some of the toughest criticism came from the Sanders wing of the party. “In the Montana race, the one I’m almost all intimately familiar with, with a fraction of the investment that was made in Georgia 6 we likely could’ve sworn in a Democratic congressperson,” Weaver told NBC News.”

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