June 20, 2017 was the date that would change the course of human history. A date the world would never forget. A date where enlightened human beings would finally overcome the obstacles of the past and build a utopia for not just us, but for all life on earth. A date where ordinary citizens of the United States would resist, break their chains and rise up, free themselves from the darkness of their captivity, elect the divine one and take the world to the promised land! June 20, 2017 was the date grassroots voters would loudly cry
“GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH!”
Of course, I’m talking about the GA06 special election runoff where choosing Jon Ossoff would lead to this utopia and choosing Karen Handel would lead to a continued hell of despair. The election was a referendum on Trump, the devil himself and whether or not GA06 wanted to continue living in hell. At least according to Democrats and the mainstream media. A win for Ossof would be a repudiation of the devil, a win for Handel would be a devastating loss for the Democrats given all their hyperbole. In a repeat of the 2016 Presidential election, Nate Silver predicted an Ossoff win and the New York Times even brought out it’s election-meter thingamablob so people could track the Ossoff win in real time, which should have given PTSD flashbacks to Clinton supporters.
And again, of course, the Democrats lost the election. I have so many thoughts on this. First and foremost is a rhetorical question – are Democrats tired of losing yet? This isn’t the first local election to occur in the Trump presidency, there have been three others, and every one of them has supposedly been a referendum on Trump and supposedly a bellwether for 2018 and 2020.
And the Democratic candidate has lost all of them. Let that sink in.
I don’t have my own answer for my first question. At some point the Democrats are going to have to look in the mirror and realize their message of “we’re not Trump” isn’t working. I would have thought this would have happened after Clinton lost the Presidential election, but I was very wrong.
Second is another rhetorical question – are Democrats really that oblivious to the fact that their hyperbole surrounding these small local elections is a turn off to voters everywhere? My own answer to that question is a resounding “yes” because it’s obvious that Democrats still. don’t. get. it. I hadn’t seen this much hyperbole surrounding a cause since we all died of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming a decade ago. And this was just a simple local election between two douchenozzles!
Third, and this is the biggest one in my mind, is why the fuck would the Democratic party spend so much money on a local election that they were probably going to lose? It’s the most money spent on a house race in history and most places are reporting a figure of 27 to 30 million was spent on the Ossoff side. It doesn’t necessarily pass the smell test and raises the possibility that some sort of quasi-money laundering scheme is going on. Would that money not have been better going to a charity, feeding the homeless, school lunches, or whatever else? Certainly all the Democratic “consultants” benefited greatly from this influx of money from Martha’s Vineyard, Beverly Hills and Silicon Valley, as they did from the 1.4 billion Hillary Clinton spent on her epic failure of an election.
Fourth, this shit show nonsense had to have been a drag on living in that congressional district. Last year’s presidential election was bad enough – I was royally pissed off by receiving a single robocall on my home phone after 9:00pm after I got my kids to bed one night asking me to vote for Clinton in a state that a blind person could have seen would go Clinton. How bad was it for this GA06 election? Let’s take a look at Will Collier’s statement on the subject, a guy who lives in the district:
If you lived in the 6th, you were bombarded by fliers, signs, ads, door-knockers, and most of all, phone calls. At least once a day (and usually more than once), the phone would ring from an out-of-state area code.
First it was robocalls, then the last couple of weeks, call centers. They weren’t targeted. They were calling everybody, every day. And they wouldn’t take “Go to Hell” for an answer—trust me on this one.
One big factor that was missed by the national press: the sheer annoyance of the race. Not only did this special and the runoff extend the godawful 2016 election for another 8 months in a district where neither major nominee was remotely popular, the ridiculous amount of money that poured into the Ossoff campaign from out of state resulted in wall-to-wall ads.
You could not turn on the radio or TV without hearing/seeing a campaign commercial, and Ossoff’s fans seemed determined to cover every square inch of Georgia with “Jon Ossoff” signs. The state will probably have to dig a new landfill to get rid of them.
Fifth, the condescension (at best) and racism and sexism (at worst) towards voters from the Democrats isn’t working. Who would have thought voters would be turned off by the labeling as racist of all white people, as sexist rapists of all men, as homophobes of all heterosexuals who share concerns with men suddenly being allowed in women’s restrooms, as racist xenophobes of all who wish for immigrants to be vetted, as black-hating pigs of all police officers, as stupid meatheads of anyone in the armed forces protecting our country, as Islamaphobes of all who dislike being blown to bits in a suicide bombing, and deniers worse than Hitler of all those who believe adaptation is the best way to deal with climate change? That’s only a few of the many broad-brush strokes the Democratic party takes with American voters. Actually, it’s somewhat surprising it didn’t work because it’s worked for Democrats for decades, but is sure as shit isn’t working now. Let’s take a look towards the end of Will Collier’s post for his opinion on the subject, he seems like he has his finger close to the pulse of voters:
I’ll add another factor that the national media wants to ignore: the post- election temper tantrums on the Left. Once again, Trump isn’t popular in this district. But you know what’s a lot less popular?
Riots. Morons in black masks with clubs. Kids who’ve never thought about paying a mortgage telling you you’re a terrible person because you wouldn’t vote for a corrupt old liar in a pantsuit. Those things are really, really unpopular. And the Left’s bratty insistence that it deserves a do-over after it lost an eminently winnable election Isn’t getting any traction in middle America.
Today’s run of the usual suspects saying Ossoff lost because he didn’t go full Bolshevik are right up the same alley. And they’ll result in similar reactions in later elections, especially those that aren’t bolstered by $30 million in now-wasted activist money that simply filled coffers of Democratic consultants and advertisers and broadcasters.
But all they really succeeded in doing was pissing off the people they needed to get votes from. Bad strategy, bad politics.
You know what he didn’t cover? Democratic women (while disallowing Republican women) marching on Washington D.C. in pink vagina hats arguing for rights they already fucking have causing several school districts to close. Democratic college campuses shutting down basic free speech and making “safe spaces” from made up things like “microagressions.” Fuck you, how’s that for a microagression? Leftist mobs causing people like Doug Adler to lose their job because they’re too fucking stupid to understand the term guerrilla tennis is not “gorilla tennis” and has been in use in tennis since 1995 when Nike and Andre Agassi popularized it via advertising. All the while Democrats being hypocritical at every single turn, like politicians and celebrities lecturing everyone on the dangers of carbon dioxide pollution, then jetsetting around the country or living it up on their yacht.
Sixth, this is all because Hillary Clinton lost the election. When are Democrats going to admit Clinton was a terrible candidate? When are they going to admit that senile Nancy Pelosi, who believes herself to be a “master legislator” yet believes the current President is Bush (No, really. No, seriously, Yes, FOR REAL!), is dragging the party down too? Apparently it’s never going to happen and it’s jaw-droppingly stupid that it’s not. Older career politician baby boomers need to GTFO if the Democrats want to be taken seriously.
Seventh, does anyone pay attention to polling anymore? Polls are so obviously fake, it’s not even funny anymore. Ossoff was up by five percentage points on average in polls the week before the election and lost by four points. For those people who can’t do basic math, like all pollsters perhaps, that’s a difference of nine percentage points. The polls suddenly becoming even the day of the election was the giveaway that the poll numbers in the runup to this election were fraudulent.
Eighth, while I haven’t seen anything about it, I can only assume Democrats believe all of these local elections after the Presidential election were also “hacked by the Russians.” This paints a disturbing picture of Russians having infiltrated every little corner of America after Putin’s puppet, Trump, took over as President. Why hasn’t the FBI, the CIA, the NSA and the Intelligence Community in general tried to put a stop to it? It’s obviously a clear and present danger to the USA that requires immediate action. Or, maybe the whole idea that the Russians hacked the election is complete and total bullshit and an insult to voter’s intelligence and always was. Perhaps repeatedly calling a legitimately elected President a traitor because your candidate was even worse wasn’t the best move?
Ninth, Democrats seem to be forgetting that they already lost this election once before in the special election on April 18 and were forgetting that the entire reason the special and runoff elections were taking place was because Tom Price left to be in the Trump administration. Democrats may need it completely spelled out for them: This GA06 election happened only because Trump was elected President.
Finally, my last thought is that all is not lost for the Democrats. These weren’t bellwether elections, that was all part of the bullshit hype. 2018 is an eternity away and Republicans are still a total train wreck now being led by a loose wrecking ball President, so another wave election could easily occur when (not if) voters get tired of the current douchenozzles. In the mean time, though, I would appreciate it if the Republicans would give the Democrats a charity win because I don’t know how much more hyperbole I can take from the Democrats and mainstream media.