April 20, 2017
Well, some dickhead in a Georgia special election is being hailed as the Messiah of the failing donkey party.
He failed to win the election.
For some reason, Democrats are praising a loss as a win.
When Jon Ossoff came within a couple of percentage points of winning 50 percent of the votes — and thus winning outright — in the special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District on Tuesday, Democrats trumpeted the unexpectedly strong showing in a traditional Republican stronghold. But Republicans were also pleased that they had forced Mr. Ossoff into a June runoff against a seasoned candidate they believe their fractured party can unite behind.
This closely watched race in the suburbs north of Atlanta has been widely billed as a referendum on Donald J. Trump’s presidency, and local residents are girding themselves for a new bombardment of money and messaging as the two major parties fight for the chance to brand the Republican president as either damaged goods or a wily survivor.
Meanwhile, Mr. Trump, as divisive and catalyzing as ever, is waiting in the wings, amid speculation that he may be mulling a more personal involvement in the race that could end up stoking Republican excitement, Democratic anger — or both.
“I think we could be facing all-out war here for the next two months,” Kerwin Swint, a political science professor at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., said Wednesday.
Mr. Ossoff is a 30-year-old documentary filmmaker virtually no one had heard of until a few months ago. But he has become a sort of instant celebrity as liberals around the country sniffed weakness in a district that previously sent Newt Gingrich to Congress — but which Mr. Trump barely won in November.
Activists have filled Mr. Ossoff’s campaign chest with $8.3 million, and more is on the way: On Wednesday, Thomas E. Perez, the Democratic National Committee chairman, sent a fund-raising email encouraging party members to “go all-in and elect Jon,” and “send a big, loud message to Donald.”
Mr. Ossoff, one of 18 candidates on Tuesday’s ballot, received a little more than 48 percent of the vote. He will face the Republican Karen Handel in a June 20 runoff to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price, who is now Mr. Trump’s secretary of health and human services.
Ms. Handel, a former Georgia secretary of state, finished first among 11 Republican candidates on Tuesday night with just under 20 percent of the vote.
Honestly, this whole thing appears to me to just be a lot of media hype. I don’t think this irrelevant district somehow represents the whole of America, or is going to make any statement whatsoever either way.
What the Democrats are arguing is that Ossoff is a “fresh new face” for their party, and this will somehow represent a return to relevance of the flailing, collapsing party.
Because, you know, he’s thirty-years-old. And he’s friends with Hollywood celebrities.
Special elections today in Georgia. Vote for @JonOssoff in Georgia. He's our man.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) April 11, 2017
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 17, 2017
He’s also, of course, Jewish.
Born in Atlanta, Ossoff was raised in Northlake, an unincorporated community in Georgia’s 6th congressional district. Ossoff’s mother Heather Fenton, an Australian immigrant, co-founded NewPower PAC, an organization that works to elect women to local office across Georgia. His father, who is of Russian Jewish and Lithuanian Jewish descent, owns a specialist publishing company. Ossoff was raised Jewish.
There were 11 Republicans in this election, and if Donald Trump goes and endorses, the GOP woman will win.
They will then send this Jew out to do something else.
I dunno why he’s the great Jew hope, but clearly, that is what we are being sold here.