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Georgia Special Election; a Lot of Hype, But Ultimately Meaningless

Posted by V the K at 7:59 am - April 18, 2017.
Filed under: Big Government Follies

Democrats have spent over $12 Million dollars to try and flip a Republican Congressional District in Georgia. The Democrat running for this seat has joined Wendy Davis and  Sandra Fluke in the Pantheon of Democrat Heroes.(Although you really wouldn’t know he was a Democrat from the barrage of campaign ads running in the district; few of which mention his party affiliation.)

Democrats may actually flip the seat. Mainly because Republicans — who learned nothing from how Trump beat them in the primaries — have clown-carred about a dozen candidates into the race, imagining that they can winnow the race down to a runoff and beat him there. The Jeb Bush Strategery.

But so what?

The Georgia 6 special election doesn’t mean a lot in the long run. It won’t affect the make-up of the House. The seat will probably revert to red in 2018. It will make the lefties feel good for maybe a day. But the next day, Donald Trump will still be president, the House and Senate will still be under Republican control, and Neil Gorsuch will still be on the Supreme Court.

If they win, the Democrats will have spent a fortune for a high that will be over in a day. That’s the nature of addiction. It takes ever more expenditure to achieve an ever-diminishing result. Democrats are making a huge investment because winning the seat will make them feel good temporarily, but as a practical matter, means nothing.

The seat will not be a harbinger for a Democrat takeover of the House and Senate in 2018. That will happen if Republicans fail to deliver on the agenda of Border Security, Obamacare Repeal, and Tax Reform they promised … and promised… and promised… and are finding every possible excuse not to deliver.

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  1. If the DemonizingRats pull off a squeaker, it will be the second coming of the party of F.D.R., Kennedy, Clinton and the end of Trumpism and a return to sanity, peace, justice and the American Way.

    If the DemonizingRats lose by less than a 25% margin, it will be a call for the second coming of the party of F.D.R., Kennedy, Clinton and the end of Trumpism and a return to sanity, peace, justice and the American Way. It will also signal that the Russians hacked the election AGAIN!!!!!

    If the DemonizingRats lose by more than a 25% margin, it shows an incredible erosion of rock solid Repugnant strength which sends a clear signal that Georgia is turning blue.

    Comment by Heliotrope — April 18, 2017 @ 9:16 am - April 18, 2017

  2. Oh.

    An article from The Hill reveals:

    Democrat Jon Ossoff dismissed concerns on Tuesday over the fact that he doesn’t live in the Georgia congressional district in which he’s running for a House seat.

    Ossoff currently lives just outside Georgia’s 6th Congressional District with his girlfriend, while she is attending medical school.

    “I’m a mile and a half down the street to support Alicia while she finishes medical school. It’s something I’ve been very transparent about,” he said. In fact, I’m proud to be supporting her career.

    “As soon as she finishes her medical training, I’ll be 10 minutes back up the road into the district where I grew up,” he continued.

    He is only “a mile-and a half down the street” from the 6th Congressional District …..” 10 minutes back up the road….”

    Right now, living with his live-in is more important than living in his district. Right now he has a sure thing with his live-in and just a “maybe” with his district.

    Suppose he gets elected and his live-in gets an internship in Cleveland? Oh, gosh. What a dilemma! How is the boy to choose which opportunity to “snatch?” He can promise to faithfully represent the 6th Congressional District, but apparently he wants to keep his options open in the mating game. How morally relative of him. How situationally he has defined his ethic. He must be a DemonizingRat.

    Comment by Heliotrope — April 18, 2017 @ 10:15 am - April 18, 2017

  3. While local election dramas really aren’t referendums on anything in particular it’s important, after gaining power, to swat down flies that make their way into your house. I’m not the biggest fan of the GOP’s tactics in general, I continue to see many options, many candidates as a plus, while not being someone that supports term limits which limit a polity’s options. The Dems are desperate for a win & since the Right in Trump’s universe seems to be at a stall achievement-wise & everyone’s impatient I agree that over-the-top attention to this Georgia Dem twit are a good thing.

    However; I do wish Trump would pull his head out of his behind & push Repeal of Obamacare. It’s a must do.

    No one should expect Congress, in any age or decade to actually have cohesive leadership to do anything. Ryan is disappointing. He lost his mojo when he became Speaker. He overthinks every thing & pays too much attention to gathering support for agendas & bills instead of wielding power to push things through. In short, he’s fallen into the Boehner hole.

    Comment by Hanover — April 18, 2017 @ 11:14 am - April 18, 2017

  4. Keep in mind that anybody has to get over 50% to avoid a June runoff – as the sole Democrat in the race, and the candidate with the most money, he is running the best, but unless he breaks 50% he will face a single Republican and a united party in June, with more money and research behind his opponent.

    Comment by Jonathan — April 18, 2017 @ 11:44 am - April 18, 2017

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