Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’
Democrats have poured millions of dollars and some Hollywood glitz into today’s Georgia congressional election for the seat once held by Rep. Tom Price, who is now Trump’s HHS secretary. They made a big effort in the recent Kansas election which Republicans won. Jon Ossoff is the Democratic vcandidate, but you will have a very difficult time finding any campaign material which mentions that he is actually a Democrat, which I think should tell us something about how Democrats view their own party’s branding these days.
UPDATE: Democrats must not like their chances if they’re resorting to stealing voting machines. New question: why did it take Cobb County two days to notify the Georgia Secretary of State about the theft?
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that Ossoff can’t even vote for himself today, as he does not live in the district he wants to represent.
UPDATE: Well, the votes have been tallied and Democrat Ossoff and Republican former Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel will face off in a June 20th runoff, which favors Handel because the Republican votes won’t be distributed amongst eleven candidates. Apparently Democrats couldn’t menage to cheat enough even with some polling places suddenly extending their hours.
The dilemma for Democrats is that Kansas and Georgia were supposed to be the best targets for them and they have thus far failed. Ossoff at least recognized early on that the Democratic message wasn’t resonating and tried assiduously to avoid mentioning his party affiliation, but some of the others have already hoisted the party banner on high. As Jeremy Carl so succinctly put it, Dems couldn’t even conjure up a moral victory in Georgia.
Too bad His Oneness, who is so super-intelligent and such a student of history, couldn’t remember that the nation of Georgia gained its independence from Russia 20 years ago and was invaded by Russia only three years ago.