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These Completely Nonpartisan Journalists Do Not Look Happy

Posted by V the K at 10:27 pm - June 20, 2017.
Filed under: 2016 Presidential Election

The CNN crew watches the results of the special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district; where a defeat of a Republican by a Democrat with limitless funding in a purplish congressional district was supposed to signal the end of Donald Trump or something.

Republicans picked up a win in South Carolina’s 5th CD as well. Both of them were won by Republican establishment types who will slavishly do the bidding of the financiers and donor class. So, forgive me for not getting too excited.

Anyway, in Donald Trump’s Handmaid’s Tale America, Republicans have just sent another woman to congress. Sorry, narrative.

It is kind of fun that wealthy Democrats blew something north of $30 million to lose this election. Probably closer to or greater than $40 million. 95% of Democrat Job “Pajama Boy” Ossoff’s funding came from outta state; mostly New York and California.

I am just pondering the irony now that people in the throes of faux outrage about “Russian meddling” in American elections… spent millions of dollars and sent volunteers down to meddle in an election in a district none of them live in. Is that irony? Or is it just hypocrisy?

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  1. Whew. I was afraid that Handel was going to jinx it, with her tacky pre-election boast.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 20, 2017 @ 10:34 pm - June 20, 2017

  2. Considering the Republicans had too many weak candidates running in the primary, considering Handel’s terrible campaigning (and being a very unremarkable candidate), considering how Ossoff outspent her at least 5-1 and probably closer to 7-1, considering the national media were gunning for him, considering the district is trending bluer, Ossoff should have run away with it. The DNC made this special election a referendum on Trump. How ’bout them peaches?

    Comment by Ignatius — June 20, 2017 @ 11:05 pm - June 20, 2017

  3. And don’t forget that Ossoff didn’t even live in the district he was running for.

    I am thinking of a Yiddish word that begins with p and ends with tz, but that might be blocked. I’ll join you in calling him a pajama boy.

    Comment by TheQuietMan — June 20, 2017 @ 11:06 pm - June 20, 2017

  4. What gets me is that the tens of millions Democrats spent (even though their party is deeeply in debt already) was all based on emotion. “If we take this election, it will make Trump sad.” I don’t even think it would have made him sad.

    Comment by V the K — June 20, 2017 @ 11:14 pm - June 20, 2017

  5. Right, but it would have been “pro-Trump Georgia district turns against him! Nation is ready for impeachment!” – so at least they would have been happy.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 20, 2017 @ 11:16 pm - June 20, 2017

  6. “I enjoy Democracy immensely.

    It is incomparably idiotic, and hence incomparably amusing.

    Does it exalt dunderheads, cowards, trimmers, frauds, cads?

    Then the pain of seeing them go up is balanced and obliterated by the joy of seeing them come down.

    Is it inordinately wasteful, extravagant, dishonest?

    Then so is every other form of government:

    all alike are enemies to laborious and virtuous men.

    Is rascality at the very heart of it?

    Well, we have borne that rascality since 1776, and continue to survive.

    In the long run, it may turn out that rascality is necessary to human government, and even to civilization itself – that civilization, at bottom, is nothing but a colossal swindle.

    I do not know.

    I report only that when the suckers are running well the spectacle is infinitely exhilarating.

    But I am, it may be, a somewhat malicious man: my sympathies, when it comes to suckers, tend to be coy.

    What I *cannot* make out is:

    How any man can believe in democracy who feels for and with them, and is pained when they are debauched and made a show of.

    How can any man be a democrat …

    … who is sincerely a democrat?!”

    — H. L. Mencken

    Comment by Cyril — June 20, 2017 @ 11:28 pm - June 20, 2017

  7. Bwahhahhahhah. **snert** [/giggle ]

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — June 20, 2017 @ 11:30 pm - June 20, 2017

  8. Greg Gutfeld rubs it in: https://youtu.be/Z6OWa1DZ3kY

    He cites a statistic that Ossof got donations from 7,000 Californians…and 800 people in his own district. (Which, again, Ossof doesn’t even live in.)

    Remember when Democrats wanted money out of politics? 🙂

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 20, 2017 @ 11:32 pm - June 20, 2017

  9. Left wingers are never hypocrites because they are perfect and know better than the rest of us. Case closed.

    Comment by davinci38 — June 21, 2017 @ 12:39 am - June 21, 2017

  10. But wait! The State-Run Media had Osoff ahead by 6 points a week ago – how could this possibly have happened?? /SARC

    Also – this is the first time that a Georgia CD (congressional district, not cross-dresser) is being represented by a woman. Where are the feminists celebrating this glass ceiling being broken? Oh, wait…

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — June 21, 2017 @ 12:48 am - June 21, 2017

  11. Something must be done in reigning in these irredeemable deplorables and clingers. Make America Hate Again. Down with Trump. Up With Social Adjustments.

    Comment by Heliotrope — June 21, 2017 @ 4:40 am - June 21, 2017

  12. POLITICO finds a way to explain the butt hurt:

    But Trump is not the only unpopular politician in the country, and Republicans once again used House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as a bogeyman in a major House race, linking Ossoff to her in TV ads, in door-to-door conversations with voters and even in the televised debates between Ossoff and Handel.

    [ Ahem: Shouldn’t that be bogeyman bogeyperson? ]

    Comment by Heliotrope — June 21, 2017 @ 5:53 am - June 21, 2017

  13. As Ted said: Bwahahahahaha.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 21, 2017 @ 5:56 am - June 21, 2017

  14. ” the republicans have just sent another woman to congress.” is that part of the ongoing republican war of women?

    Comment by salg — June 21, 2017 @ 8:28 am - June 21, 2017

  15. I mean, it couldn’t possibly be that the DMC manipulates the polls to enthuse Democrats and demoralize Republicans, could it?

    That, and they don’t understand that while the politically active might be enthused, the less active will be complacent and not show up to vote. On a related note, one of the Clinton campaign’s stated strategies was not to advertise or campaign in Wisconsin because they were convinced voters there didn’t know there was a presidential election in November; if they realized that, they’d show up and vote Trump. Hard to believe the Clinton people were that stupid but it’s true.

    Comment by Ignatius — June 21, 2017 @ 9:31 am - June 21, 2017

  16. I’m still looking at that CNN sadfeels photo and no, it isn’t old yet.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — June 22, 2017 @ 12:02 pm - June 22, 2017

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