Skip to comments.Georgia special election goes to runoff as GOP gets wakeup call
Posted on 04/18/2017 11:27:57 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Atlanta, Georgia (CNN)Republicans were served another reminder of President Donald Trump's unpopularity Tuesday as Democrat Jon Ossoff nearly captured a House seat in a region that for decades has been a conservative stronghold, with the Democrat ultimately falling just short of the percent needed to avoid a runoff.
CNN projects that Ossoff will miss the 50% he needed to win outright. He and the other top vote-getter -- Republican candidate Karen Handel -- will now face off on their own in June.
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And then this: "...could still have the effect of leading GOP lawmakers in competitive states and districts to seek distance from the President, making it even more difficult for Trump to advance his agenda on Capitol Hill."
Bradner, you lie by omission and then doubled down and just flat out lied.
Wake up call. Yeah right.Snicker. You guys no what happened. Do you feel good or bad??
Remember how the media howled when Rush said very early in the Obama presidency that he hoped he would fail. What the hell is CNN doing then in regards to the Trump presidency? They’re not trying to hide their hate for the president and everyday there’s a new attack in their efforts to drive the president out of office.
A couple of years ago, some journalist wrote up a cost article on House campaigns. Depending on a competitive race....you could spend as little as $100k if you were repeater or a district heavily slanted toward your party. Heavy competition? You’d need over $250,000.
In this Georgia situation, with 11 GOP guys running....I would take a guess that the bulk of this group never had more than $10,000 each. I was looking over the results and most of the GOP candidates didn’t clear more than 400 votes (probably from family, friends, and local town).
The GOP does not answer wake up calls.
Not do they do much else.
They spent a fortune and still couldn’t close the deal.
“Democrats Suffer Major Defeat Trying to Stop Trumpmentum” is the real headline.
This is CNN = This is Fake News.
The CNN clowns are crying tonight.
When Kerry joined the Obama admin, Republicans were able to win the special election for his senate seat in communist Massachusetts.
But democrats have now failed to win two special elections in a row. Trump is clearly much more popular than Obama.
CNN with their typical spin.
Alternate analysis: The obstructionist GOP Congress nearly suffered a humiliating defeat tonight and was only saved by the last minute intervention of Donald Trump. If Paul Ryan doesn't get out of the way, the GOP will go down in 2018 because they unmasked themselves as the only slightly more conservative wing of the uniparty obstucting Trump's agenda.
Aren’t you thinking of when Ted Kennedy died? That was when Scott Brown won, I think.
The liberals poured millions into Oss, and groups from as far away as Berkeley came out to work the hoods, not to mention the Hollywierd crowd crowing. The only wakeup call was, why did we have 18kazillion Republicans running?
Not to mention the stolen voting machines that contained the lists of early voters which would prevent them from voting twice.
Dems went at this hard like it was WW3 knowing there only shot was a first round knockout leveraging the eleven Repubs in the race.
It was to be propaganda victory and they will get some ply till run off when this pajama kid loses.
I wonder if the Dems will throw another $8M into this sinkhole?
CNN only tells part of the story, from my perspective there were four factors at play in this race:
1) Backlash against Mr. Trump. Not decisive in the sense CNN implies, but it motivates the Democrat base and drove the millions in outside donations. It was a factor.
2) Fragemented Republican field. The democrats coalesed around one candidate, the Rs had several candidates in a circular firing squad. That helps Ossoff at the margins.
3) Marginal Trump district. Trump underperformed Romney here, so the Republican electorate is less motivated to begin with, and more susceptible to a Dem candidate who runs to the right.
4) Appealing front man. Ossoff is young, photogenic, and talked a conservative message. He likely peeled off a fragment of marginal Republican voters. He addressed conservativeish issues and avoided the normal Democrat talking points like the plague.
And they still fell short. Thoughts?
Rush was right, they already had the stories written and edited. Fortunately they needed to run with the "Osoff lost" story.
Agreed. They either don't know or don't care that Republican voters are fed up, but mostly not with President Trump. The Republicans in the HOR were given the golden opportunity to do what they've campaigned on and voted for when it didn't count for eight years. All they had to do is vote to repeal Obamacare, as they've done so many times. Instead they come up with RyanCare which was fake repeal of Obamacare.
What a combination of attributes. The majority of HOR Republicans are a blend of treasonous and a disgusting pathetic joke.
Almost Winning=Winning, for the fake, pro-leftist MSM, and I’m fine with it!
How about: 5)The GOP obstructionist House, under the leadership of the never Trumper Paul Ryan, has unmasked itself as Democrats lite and blocked repeal of Obamacare and delayed or blocked tax reform so the GOP votes have turned away in disgust. They didn’t vote for this and the enthusiasm is gone so the Rats are rising again.
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