On Wednesday, Pelosi attempted to reassure dejected Democrats after the party spent millions of dollars in the election, only to come up short yet again.
"We'd better take a good, long, strong look in the mirror and realise that the problem is us; it's the party", OH representative Tim Ryan said Wednesday morning as he left a closed-door meeting of the Democratic Caucus in the Capitol.
Democrats celebrated the fact that they had turned a conservative stronghold into a competitive district.
According to Univision's analysis, the election "had been raised as a sort of referendum on the early months of Donald Trump in the White House", but the demise of the young Democrat showed that the recovery of the ground lost by the party against the Republicans will not be that easy.
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 and their many pals in the national media.
Last night, however, Handel beat Ossoff by 3.8 percent.
At his campaign rally in Iowa on Wednesday night, Trump mocked the Democrats' failure in Georgia.
Pelosi's allies have pointed out that numerous negative impressions that Republicans have of her are equally true of House Speaker Paul Ryan among Democratic voters. Which is relatively close considering the district has been led by a Republican for decades, but not as close as South Carolina's. A tax attorney who also at one point worked for Exxon Mobile, Parnell argued that his expertise would allow him to crack down on corporations avoiding the payment of federal taxes.
But Handel's win only buys some breathing room, as Russian Federation investigations, White House intrigue and policy disagreements on Capitol Hill continue to stall the GOP agenda in Washington.
Handel ran as much against House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her "San Francisco values" as she did against Ossoff, portraying the Democrat as culturally and politically alien to Georgia.