Skip to comments.GHOST CANDIDATES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE (More on GA-6)
Posted on 06/24/2017 3:56:32 AM PDT by jalisco555
As far as I know, Rodney Stooksbury is an actual living human being. I have even spoken with someone who has spoken with someone who swears he exists.
Certain people, however, are convinced that Rodney Stooksbury does not exist. This is because, even though Rodney Stooksbury was the 2016 Democratic congressional candidate in Georgias 6th District, nobody could ever actually seem to find a photograph of the guy. Or a campaign website. Or any campaign material. Or anyone who has actually met Rodney Stooksbury. News outlets tried to track down Stooksbury, to no avail. According to one investigation, when reporters went to his town house in Sandy Springs, no one answered the door. When they inquired with the neighbors, no one had heard of him. He apparently had run no campaign, and had raised no money. Stooksbury, if not a literal ghost, might as well have been one. In November, shortly before leaving to become Donald Trumps Secretary of Health and Human Services, Republican incumbent Tom Price was re-elected with approximately 62% of the vote. Rodney Stooksbury, whoever he was, came second. He received 38% of the vote.
This week, the special election to replace Price was held. Republican Karen Handel defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff, 52 to 48, in the most expensive House race in the history of the United States. Over $56 million was spent in total, enough to prevent nearly 17,000 children from dying of malaria. Because Ossoff had positioned himself as a centrist, running mainly on a platform of reducing government spending, a lot of heated debate is now occurring among Democrats. What does this mean for the party? Should it heed the Berniecrats and appeal to the progressive base? If throwing money at a race wont win it, what will?
(Excerpt) Read more at currentaffairs.org ...
This is a very funny and well written article.
Let us hope the Democrats do not read it.
Nancy Pelosi as party leader, forever—even after she is dead!
Then the Dems can run zombies in all the districts—who would know the difference?
Dem candidate Rodney Stooksbury doesn’t actually exist. The DNC/MSM. Fake news, fake candidates.
THIS JUST IN---NSA TRANSCRIPT----CHUCK SCHUMER ON THE PHONE w/ DNC'S TOM PEREZ:
SCHUMER: "For crissake, Perez.....Ossoff is running around Georgia talking w/ a New England accent."
PEREZ: "Elijah Cummings said Ossoff is another JFK......we had to do something."
SCHUMER: "Those cotton-pickin' black boys dont know s**t from Shinola. And this front-page picture of Ossoff ordering Boston clam chowder in a Georgia tea room. why cant Ossoff order Peach Cobbler like every decent southerner?"
PEREZ: "Chuck, I cant help it if the media did not publish Ossoff's Cuber policy."
SCHUMER: "Cuber Policy my Aunt Tilly. Ossoff loses by getting fewer votes than a candidate who doesn't even exist. And I'm gonna shrink-wrap your *** like a burrito and ship you back to Mexico COD, you mush-mouthed latino loser."
Remember about a hundred and fifty years ago when most of the folks in Georgia hated carpetbaggers with a passion? And would do nasty things to them if they got a chance?
Well, I reckon 55% of them still don’t much like them, but stopped short of the Tar, Feathers and running outta town on a rail that carpetbagger Ossoff deserved.
That is interesting. I heard some Democrat hack (could have been Pe-lousy) claiming that the Republican victory in this race was a Pyrrhic victory. (Note: I don't think she knows what "Pyrrhic victory" means--it wasn't the Republicans throwing everything they had at this race.) The reality of this loss is far worse for the Dems than the media let on--not only did they throw buckets of money at this race, but the candidate had to present himself as something he almost certainly is not in order to get as many votes as he did.
It must be a bad time to be a DemocRAT. Their voting base lives in a few urban pockets, mostly on the coasts. They cannot become more rational or start promoting policies to advance freedom, prosperity, compassion, or anything else that normal people support, because their core base won't accept it and the Republicans already promote those policies (at least to get elected). They can lie about who they are, but that strategy is losing effectiveness since they no longer own the news distribution, thanks to the internet.
Wouldn't it be nice if elections were about selecting the candidates best qualified to get specific jobs done, instead of candidates that advance or impede a socialist juggernaut agenda?
Because Ossoff had positioned himself as a centrist, running mainly on a platform of reducing government spending.......
At least Rodney Stooksbury had an address in the district even if he was never at home or answered the door. :)
“But why werent they running people long before that?”
Actually it comes down to this, and both parties do it:
If you run a credible candidate against Price that you’re convinced is going to lose anyway, then Price cannot afford to take chances - so he fires up his campaign to get out the vote. When those people vote for Price, they also vote for Trump, along with most or all of the other Republicans.
So it’s a (perfectly legal) way of suppressing the Republican vote a bit, and possibly keeping Trump from winning the state, or other Republicans on the ticket from winning close races.
As we saw in the last election, all it would have taken was a relative handful of districts in PA, WI, and MI where the Dem in Congress felt that he needed to whip up his people to vote...just for the sake of that little Dem in Congress - but quite possibly, that would have flipped those states.
Rodney’s wiki entry is short and amusing. website n/a
Don’t you read the Atlanta Journal-Constitution? Just two weeks before the election, and apparently in anticipation of his upcoming “victory” that somehow failed to materialize, they ran an article entitled, “Jon Ossoff - Meet the New Georgia Democratic Dynamo”. I hope all the Georgia Democrats are just as dynamic as Mr. Ossoff and that they continue to run as loser-dynamos.
Doesn’t it go to show that almost 48% of ALL demoncrat voters will vote AGAINST the known repubbie candidate - regardless of whatever/whoever/whyever something is running against the republican?
Great find! Thanks for posting.
EVERY Ossoff advertisement since mid-March running on white/conservative/talk radio/TV positioned him - not only NOT a democrat - which was NEVER even mentioned! - but as an anti-Washington, anti-spending, cut wasteful spending, “National Security advisor”, fiscal conservative who was going to cut taxes!
Now, the ads running on black TV, rap stations, and jazz stations and Mexican language station did the opposite loudly claiming he was the democrat “voice of the people against racism”, but the white older voters in GA-06 would never listen to those, and the local TV stations and newspapers NEVER brought up the hypocrisy and double standards!
It is hilarious, isn’t it?
If you go and look at local news media sources....they went to the house listed. No one in the neighborhood knows anyone in the house or ever seen anyone enter or exit the house. If you ask me...someone went and rented the house back three years ago and created this Stooksbury character out of thin-air.
I hate to suggest it....but it sounds pretty ‘Russian’ to me...like some KGB-plant.
I have a question. If you are the dims in GA 6 and you want to run a ghost candidate what would you have to do? I assume file papers to run and presumably have someone sign them. Now given who they ran for POTUS this is nothing for them but it might have proved awkward if by some fluke the ghost dim had won.
So basically a Potemkim candidate. :)
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