Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Republican Karen Handel Wins Special Election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District (VIDEO)

I was on Twitter last night, and it was serious laugh riot after Jon Ossoff's epic defeat.

As readers might have noticed, I wasn't all that invested in this race. I think I posted maybe once on it (I can search the archives, heh). And frankly, I wasn't too worried about Republicans keeping the district. For one thing, I don't trust the polls, and as it turns out, they were wrong again. The other main thing is that Georgia's 6th congressional district is historically Republican, with Handel having something like GOP +10% automatic margin. It was over-hyped, everywhere, and this race once again reflects badly on the Democrats, national radical progressives, and the hopelessly left-wing mainstream media.

Here's the current headline at the New York Times, via Memeorandum, "Democrats Seethe After Georgia Loss: ‘Our Brand Is Worse Than Trump’."

And from Patricia Murphy, who was on the ground in Georgia yesterday, at the Daily Beast, "Jon Ossoff's $23 Million Loss Shows Dems Have No Idea How to Win in the Age of Trump."

Also, at Truth Feed, "LOL: CNN Reacts to Ossoff’s Humiliating Loss - Their Faces SAY IT ALL!", and the Daily Wire, "Everyone's Laughing Their #Ossoff at This CNN Photo."

CNN Ossoff photo IMG_5279_zps1dnjdmm5.jpg

More, from political scientist Larry Sabato:

The president's party normally loses seats in midterm elections, so the Democrats, as demoralized as they are today, can keep hope alive for some gains in 2018. Whether they can pick off enough seats to retake the majority remains to be seen, and as it's 18 months away, I imagine it doesn't do a lot of good to start handicapping individual races at this point. Let's see what happens during primary season next year. If Democrats wise up and nominate really good candidates, not carpetbaggers and far-left radicals, perhaps we'll see some real competition. But all the normal structural factors remain in play, especially partisan gerrymandering that's helped the GOP and the polarized ideological tribalism that means there's few undecided voters in districts around the country for Democrats to attract.

One thing's for sure: If the Dems don't retake the House next year, the lols are going to be a million more times better than last night, and they were pretty good, heh.

More at Memeorandum.