Close, But No Cigar

Well, they won another special election… almost. 30-year-old carpetbagging puppet Jon Ossoff garnered 48% of the vote in the Ga.-6th election yesterday. Since he did not overcome the 50% threshold to avoid a runoff election the liberals pissed away almost $9 million. Well, it’s only money. He will now face another contest on June 20, not against 11 republicans, but one — Karen Handel, former secretary of state who ran for senator and governor previously. It is likely the heavily republican district will coalesce around her, making her the heir to HHS Secretary Tom Price.

Jon Ossoff Finishes Below 50%, Georgia’s 6th District Heading to Runoff
In the end, Ossoff ended up pulling in less than 50%, with totals showing him at 48.6% after a huge dump of votes came in from Fulton County around midnight, leading to numerous outlets to project this as heading to a runoff. Republican Karen Handel was second at 19.5% and will be his opponent in a June runoff.
This has been a race that Democrats have been targeting since it opened up, as President Donald Trump won it by less than two points in November. Millions of dollars have been pumped into the Democratic campaign. Meanwhile, Trump has taken to Twitter to weigh in on the race in an effort to energize Republicans.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/breaking-jon-ossoff-finishes-below-50-georgias-6th-district-heading-to-runoff/

“Five Takeaways From the Georgia Special Election”

[CtH: This is from MSN, which was anti-Trump/pro-Hillary.  IOW, this is the best spin they could come up with.  ::snork::  My fave line: “A female Republican politician probably wasn’t his preferred choice for the runoff.”  No, really?]

1. This isn’t a win, and it isn’t a loss. It is a “to be continued.”
2. Ossoff will have a reasonable chance of winning in June.
3. This is not a great result for Republicans. Moral victories are a myth, but they can tell us things about other, similarly situated contests.
4. Ossoff did have unique advantages
5. It’s early. Perhaps most importantly, it is early. Despite protestations to the contrary, we don’t know where President Trump’s job approval will be in the fall of 2018.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/five-takeaways-from-the-georgia-special-election/ar-BBA2nf1?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

MSNBC: Democrats grumbling about how Jon Ossoff blew millions of campaign dollars on TV ads

Democrats begin to wonder: When do we win?
For all the roiling anger and energy at the grass roots, the party still fell short in Georgia and Kansas. And Democratic prospects in upcoming elections aren’t promising.

For all the anger, energy, and money swirling at the grass-roots level, Democrats didn’t manage to pick off the first two Republican-held congressional seats they contended for in the Trump era, and the prospects aren’t markedly better in the next few House races coming up: the Montana race at the end of May, and the South Carolina contest on June 20.

After that, it’ll be a further five months before the New Jersey and Virginia elections for governor, leaving some strategists and lawmakers wondering how to keep the furious rank-and-file voters engaged in fueling and funding the party’s comeback — especially given the sky-high expectations that surrounded Ossoff’s ultimately unsuccessful run at the 50-percent threshold that was necessary to win the seat outright.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/04/democrats-georgia-ossoff-237348


[CtH: Where’s Dennis Rodman?!]

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4 responses to “Close, But No Cigar

  1. Pistol Pete

    Oprah Winfrey on Vacationing with the Obamas: ‘What Happens on the Boat, Stays on the Boat’

    SO GLAD THEY’RE HAVING A GOOD TIME
    The Obamas, Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Bruce Springsteen all gathered on a 450-foot yacht off the coast of Tahiti for what appeared to be the coolest vacation ever.

    The group enjoyed lunch on Vanilla Island, made a stop at Le Taha’a Island and continued to Bora Bora.

    While she may not have been able to disclose whether the former president and first lady sipped on margaritas, or whether Hanks joined them for water skiing, she seemed relaxed on the red carpet.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/celebrity/oprah-winfrey-on-vacationing-with-the-obamas-what-happens-on-the-boat-stays-on-the-boat/ar-BBA1hg5?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=UE12DHP

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  2. Pistol Pete

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Bashes Trump at Tax March: ‘Are You Trying to Direct Us Into World War Three?’

    THE ‘HO FROM HOUSTON NEEDS TO UP HER MEDS.
    “You need to know that there was deliberation before the bomb was dropped on Syria,” she said of the airstrikes, adding, “let me be clear, heinous, violent acts against children, chemical use, uses of chemical warfare is inhuman, it is outside the bounds of United Nations international protocols of war. We don’t need to be a wimp when people do that. That is not what I’m saying but was there consultation, did you make the decision?”

    “Did you understand,” she asked Trump, “or did you understand what you did when you dropped the Mother of All Bombs in Afghanistan one week later? And are you saber rattling to talk about Korea when every President knows that there is a way to handle North Korea, are you trying to direct us into World War Three?”
    https://townhall.com/tipsheet/laurettabrown/2017/04/17/rep-sheila-jackson-lee-bashes-trump-at-tax-march-are-you-trying-to-direct-us-into-world-war-three-n2314473

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  3. Pistol Pete

    Woman Tells Dying Ex-Husband Fake Story About Trump Impeachment to Ease His Pain

    Texas resident Teresa Elliott reportedly told her ex-husband, a life-long Democrat who saw President Donald Trump as a “loathsome individual,” that Trump had been impeached just before he died.
    Michael Elliott died “peacefully,” according to an obituary in the Oregonian. Teresa Elliott told the Post that after he passed, his friend told her “that he had completely relaxed and taken his last breath, and he was gone.”
    http://freebeacon.com/politics/woman-tells-dying-ex-husband-fake-story-trump-impeachment-ease-pain/

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  4. Pistol Pete

    Amid Lawsuits to Stop Them, Virginia City Votes to Sell Off Confederate Statue

    HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF GOOD MEN FOUGHT AND DIED UNDER THAT BANNER.THE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO ERASE THE FACT THEY WERE THE SLAVEHOLDERS WHO INSTIGATED THE WAR THAT HAD TO BE FOUGHT TO UNITE US.
    At a February meeting, the progressive city council of Charlottesville, Virginia, voted to tear down two monuments erected almost 100 years ago to Confederate Generals Lee and Jackson and to erase all vestiges of the town’s Confederate heritage. Now, after lawsuits were filed to stop it, the city is looking to sell the statues off to the highest bidder.
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/18/amid-lawsuits-stop-virginia-city-votes-sell-off-confederate-statue/

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